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ICS3U INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

ICS3U online introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. In ICS3U online, students will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.

UNIT ONE

Computer Systems

Essential Question: How do the different components of a computer interact to enable the programming of computer software?

  • In this unit, students will learn about different types of computer hardware and how computer software interacts with that hardware.

UNIT TWO

Solving Problems Using Math Algorithms

Essential Question: How do we create mathematical algorithms to solve problems with a computer programming language?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how to solve simple problems by collecting, manipulating, and outputting data using a computer programming language.

UNIT THREE

Solving Problems Using Control Structures

Essential Question: How do we get software to change the flow of control in an algorithm?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to use selection structures to make programs make decisions, and repetition structures to make programs execute code multiple times.

UNIT FOUR

Solving Problems Using List Structures

Essential Question: How can we efficiently store and manipulate large amounts of data within computer software?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to use lists and arrays to store, organize, process, and output large amounts of data.

UNIT FIVE

Solving Problems Using Modular Programming

Essential Question: How do we take complex computer science problems and break them down into small manageable tasks?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to use top-down problem-solving methods and write functions in a computer programming language.

UNIT SIX

Trends in Computer Science

Essential Question: What types of careers and emerging technologies exist in the field of computer science?

  • In this unit, students will learn about computer programming related careers, be introduced to the field of artificial intelligence, and examine the environmental impact of computer technology.

CULMINATING PROJECT

15% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of ICS3U online. This project will challenge students to use all the concepts they have learned throughout this course and is worth 15% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

15% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of ICS3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

IDC3O INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: ATHLETICS – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 10 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC3O course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC3O courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC3O – Athletics and IDC3O – Data Literacy will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC3O course.

IDC3O online will provide students with an understanding of how to make connections among diverse subjects and disciplines. Students will leave the course with a deep understanding of research and inquiry as it applies to athletics in the past, present, and future. IDC3O online is meant to be highly applicable to the student’s current life as an athlete, and as such, contains assignments and projects that encourage them to apply the information in a personal and relevant context. Students will study athletics in terms of physiology, history, training strategies, and careers.

UNIT ONE

The Athlete's Body

Essential Question: How are anatomy, nutrition, and sports injuries related to the wellness and balance of an athlete?

  • In this unit, students will examine the complicated and sophisticated human body so that they can understand the basics of how the body works. Students will become capable of targeting their training in order to gain a strong, healthy, active body which athletes require to compete.

UNIT TWO

History Of Athletics

Essential Question: What is the history of an Athlete and the Olympic Games?

  • In this unit, students will focus on the History of Athletics. Each lesson will explore a different part of history as it relates to how athletics, the athlete and sport have developed over time.

UNIT THREE

Effective Training

Essential Question: How is Training different from Exercise? How are sports enhanced with Technology?

  • In this unit, students will focus on effective training strategies and methods. Each lesson will explore the various elements to consider when creating a training plan. Students will also consider a variety of training methods that could change and enhance training methods.

UNIT FOUR

Careers in Athletics

Essential Question: How are Employment, Coaching, and Leadership related to Athletics?

  • In this unit, students will focus on some of the career opportunities that exist within athletics. Each lesson will explore the various options that exist for athletes to continue in athletics.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of IDC3O online. This project will be divided into 3 parts, each worth 10% for a total of 30% of the final grade.

IDC3O INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: DATA LITERACY – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC3O) courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC3O course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC3O courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC3O – Athletics and IDC3O – Data Literacy will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each IDC3O course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC3O course.

IDC3O – Data Literacy will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyze the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analyzing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.

UNIT ONE

Computational Thinking

Essential Question: Why is learning Computational Thinking skills essential for future careers?

  • In this unit, students will discover the purpose of understanding Flowcharts and how they are the foundation pieces for preparing to program. Students will be challenged with several assignments and are expected to use information found on reliable sources on the Internet to complete all assignments.

UNIT TWO

Learning Python

Essential Question: How useful is learning Python in my career as a student?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to program using Python. By installing a free Editor they will practice and test their programs prior to submitting. This will be a challenging unit with a heavy emphasis placed on self-guided learning using provided Ninja Links for extended learning.

UNIT THREE

Working with Data Files

Essential Question: How are critical global decisions made by people who manipulate data?

  • In this unit, the ideas and concepts about the new and upcoming field of Data Literacy (DL) are explored and investigated. Students are provided with opportunities to use real data files to their programming skills. An understanding of why this is an important field of study in many disciplines should become clear in this unit.

UNIT FOUR

Data in a Global Society

Essential Question: What are we doing with Data in the world today?

  • In this unit, learning is further extended to a global level and discoveries are made as to how this impacts a global society. There are many global incidents that allow students to expand on their knowledge of how these concepts could influence day to day operations of major economic and social forces in our world.

UNIT FIVE

Data and Careers

Essential Question: How can we stay on top of all the changes in today's careers?

  • In this unit, students discover why the saying, “My job did not exist five years ago!”, will be a reality in their world once they start researching careers. This unit should motivate students to critically consider the range of options they will have for careers in the next 5 years and how lucky they are having such a range of options.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of IDC3O Data Literacy online. This project will be worth a total of 30% of the final grade.

IDC3O INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: DATA

LITERACY – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC3O) courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC3O course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC3O courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC3O – Athletics and IDC3O – Data Literacy will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each IDC3O course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC3O course.

IDC3O – Data Literacy will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyze the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analyzing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.

UNIT ONE

Computational Thinking

Essential Question: Why is learning Computational Thinking skills essential for future careers?

  • In this unit, students will discover the purpose of understanding Flowcharts and how they are the foundation pieces for preparing to program. Students will be challenged with several assignments and are expected to use information found on reliable sources on the Internet to complete all assignments.

UNIT TWO

Learning Python

Essential Question: How useful is learning Python in my career as a student?

  • In this unit, students will learn how to program using Python. By installing a free Editor they will practice and test their programs prior to submitting. This will be a challenging unit with a heavy emphasis placed on self-guided learning using provided Ninja Links for extended learning.

UNIT THREE

Working with Data Files

Essential Question: How are critical global decisions made by people who manipulate data?

  • In this unit, the ideas and concepts about the new and upcoming field of Data Literacy (DL) are explored and investigated. Students are provided with opportunities to use real data files to their programming skills. An understanding of why this is an important field of study in many disciplines should become clear in this unit.

UNIT FOUR

Data in a Global Society

Essential Question: What are we doing with Data in the world today?

  • In this unit, learning is further extended to a global level and discoveries are made as to how this impacts a global society. There are many global incidents that allow students to expand on their knowledge of how these concepts could influence day to day operations of major economic and social forces in our world.

UNIT FIVE

Data and Careers

Essential Question: How can we stay on top of all the changes in today's careers?

  • In this unit, students discover why the saying, “My job did not exist five years ago!”, will be a reality in their world once they start researching careers. This unit should motivate students to critically consider the range of options they will have for careers in the next 5 years and how lucky they are having such a range of options.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of IDC3O Data Literacy online. This project will be worth a total of 30% of the final grade.

MCR3U FUNCTIONS – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

MCR3U online introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions, and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. In MCR3U online, students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

UNIT ONE

Algebraic Tools

Essential Question: How can we decide when certain problem-solving strategies should be used over others?

  • In this unit, students will begin with a few review lessons to activate previous understanding of basic algebraic tools. They will then develop new algebraic skills that build off of these previous understandings.

UNIT TWO

Introduction to Functions

Essential Question: How can observed patterns be used to make predictions about unknown quantities?

 

  • In this unit, students will build on the algebraic skills they developed in the previous unit. Students will learn concepts such as domain and range, transformations of basic functions, and inverse functions. Most of these concepts are considered foundational skills that will be developed further throughout this course. This unit will also introduce new notation that uses the concept of the function.

UNIT THREE

Exponential Functions

Essential Question: What are the implications of using models to make predictions? Is it possible to have a model that is entirely accurate?

  • In this unit, students will identify specific characteristics of exponential functions that can be observed both graphically and in their equations and apply familiar transformations to the graphs of exponential functions. Students will solve exponential equations using algebraic strategies and exponent laws. Students will also analyze and solve real-world scenarios and problems using exponential functions.

UNIT FOUR

Trigonometry

Essential Question: What are the limitations of using models to make predictions?

  • In this unit, students will be reintroduced to the familiar concepts of SOH CAH TOA, Sine law and Cosine law. Students will build on them, leading to an introduction of trigonometric functions. By the end of this unit, students will have an understanding of trigonometric functions and how they can be used to model phenomenon such as the swinging of a pendulum.

UNIT FIVE

Sequences and Series

Essential Question: How can observed patterns be summarized in order to make informed predictions?

  • In this unit, students are introduced to a new type of function: the discrete function. In this course, discrete functions will take the form of sequences and series. A sequence is a list of numbers with some discernible pattern. Think back to your early studies of mathematics. You may recall problems that would present you with a list of numbers and it was your job to determine the pattern and maybe even predict the next three terms in the sequence. This unit will involve building on students knowledge of sequences like these, but they will be modelling them using functions that allow them to predict any term in the sequence.

UNIT SIX

Financial Applications

Essential Question: Can and should mathematical problem-solving strategies be used to make real-world decisions?

  • In this unit, students will connect and apply topics of study throughout the course to the concept of finance. The question every math teacher gets at least once per lesson is “when are we ever going to use this!?” The good news is this unit contains real-life applications of most concepts from this course! This unit will apply the knowledge students obtained from the following units: Algebraic Tools, Introduction to Functions and Exponential Functions.

CULMINATING PROJECT

10% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of MCR3U online. This project will challenge students to use their knowledge of concepts learned throughout the course. This culminating project is worth 10% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

20% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of MCR3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

MCF3M FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

 

GRADE: 11 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

MCF3M online introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations, and solve problems relating to applications. In MCF3M online, students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

UNIT ONE

Introduction to Functions

Essential Question: How can observed patterns be used to make predictions about unknown quantities?

  • In this unit, students will be introduced to functions. Students will analyze the existence of functions, be introduced to function notation and students will graph various types of functions.

UNIT TWO

Quadratic Relations

Essential Question: How can models be used to make predictions in real-world scenarios?

  • In this unit, students will be investigating ways to solve quadratic equations, determine the number of solutions to a quadratic equation, and identify information about a quadratic relation by studying their various forms.

UNIT THREE

Solving Quadratic Equations

Essential Question: How can we decide when certain problem-solving strategies should be used over others?

  • In this unit, students will develop the skills necessary to analyze quadratic functions and relate their findings to real-world contexts. Quadratics are powerful relationships that can be used to understand a variety of real-world phenomena.

UNIT FOUR

Trigonometry

Essential Question: How do effective problem-solvers approach problems that involve multiple steps?

  • In this unit, students will be reintroduced to SOH CAH TOA, Sine law, and Cosine law and build on them. Students will explore angles and side lengths right angle properties as well as apply the sine and cosine law to solve various real-life applications.

UNIT FIVE

Trigonometric Functions

Essential Question: What are the implications of using models to make predictions? Is it possible to have a model that is entirely accurate?

  • In this unit, students will gain an understanding of trigonometric functions and how they can be used to model phenomenon such as the swinging of a pendulum.

UNIT SIX

Exponential Functions

Essential Question: What are the implications of using models to make predictions? Is it possible to have a model that is entirely accurate?

  • In this unit, students will build on the understanding of basic functions they developed in previous units, extending it to develop an understanding of the key characteristics of exponential functions.

UNIT SEVEN

Financial Applications

Essential Question: Can and should mathematical problem-solving strategies be used to make real-world decisions?

  • In this unit, students will connect and apply topics of study throughout the course to the concept of finance. The question every math teacher gets at least once per lesson is “when are we ever going to use this!?” The good news is this unit contains real-life applications of most concepts from this course! This unit will apply the knowledge students obtained from the following units: Algebraic Tools, Introduction to Functions and Exponential Functions.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of MCF3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

NDA3M CONTEMPORARY FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT ISSUES & PERSPECTIVES – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Grade 10 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied

GRADE: 11 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

Learning to understand and appreciate diverse cultural perspectives, and to recognize that different cultures experience different realities, is an important aspect of becoming an engaged, thoughtful citizen in our increasingly interconnected world. NDA3M online provides students with an overview of the realities facing contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit at the community, regional, and national levels, and of the global context for those experiences. Students are given opportunities to analyze diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives on issues and events related to land, community, governance, identity, culture, and global trends. Through their investigations, students learn to determine what needs to change and why. Their exploration of the factors shaping social action, and of Indigenous approaches to leadership and governance, help students appreciate the resiliency and persistence of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures and identities in contemporary life, as well as the contribution that these cultures make to contemporary Canadian society.

UNIT ONE

Political Inquiry and Skill Development

Essential Question: How can you become a critical political thinker in issues related to Indigenous peoples in Canada?

  • In this unit, students will cover the political inquiry process and concepts of political thinking when investigating contemporary issues, events, and development relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada. Students will use the skills developed in this unit for their investigations into contemporary Indigenous realities and perspectives in Canada. By the end of this unit students will be able to identify careers where knowledge of Indigenous issues and these skills may be an asset.

UNIT TWO

Cultural Identity and Cultural Continuity

Essential Question: What shaped the Indigenous identities in Canada?

  • In this unit, students learn the importance of cultural revitalization as they explore the influences of colonialism, racism, stereotyping, and cultural leadership on cultural identity and cultural continuity.

UNIT THREE

Sovereignty, Self-Governance and Community

Essential Question: What are the traditional First Nations, Métis and inuit (FNMI) governance structures and how did they change after Confederation?

  • In this unit, students will cover concepts of Indigenous identity and how this has been impacted by colonization by examining the terms used by colonial governments to categorize and classify Indigenous peoples. students will also cover the actions taken by Indigenous peoples to assert their distinct identities and revitalize their cultural traditions.

UNIT FOUR

Relationships and Regional/National Perspectives

Essential Question: What influenced the relationships between the FNMI and non-FNMI?

  • In this unit, students will develop their understanding of political, constitutional, and legal issues affecting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit relations with non-Indigenous governments across Canada.

UNIT FIVE

Local and Global Challenges

Essential Question: What are the common issues facing Indigenous Peoples locally and globally?

  • In this unit, students will situate the issues facing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities in Canada within the context of current global cultural, environmental, and social justice trends. Students will compare responses to these trends in Canada with responses in other countries, and explore strategies to raise awareness of issues of concern to Indigenous peoples around the world.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of NDA3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

PPL3O HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING EDUCATION – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

 

PPL3O online enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. In PPL3O online, students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

UNIT ONE

Fitness Plan and Nutrition

Essential Question: Why is nutrition important to those with health conditions? How do I create a fitness plan that targets my goals?

  • In this unit, students will develop personal fitness plans. Students will learn how to continue to have good nutrition while managing various health conditions. Students will also learn to identify the issues surrounding their food and understand how their food choices are impacted by these issues.

UNIT TWO

Safety and Sexual Health/Stress

Essential Question: How do I stay safe while being active? How do I stay healthy during stressful times and sexual activity?

  • In this unit, students will learn about how to perform a variety of fitness activities properly and safely. Students will also learn how important reproductive and sexual health are. Students will learn about proactive measures that they can take to ensure their reproductive and sexual health so to avoid or minimize certain health conditions. Students will also learn about a variety of stressful situations that they may encounter and what strategies there are to deal with those situations.

UNIT THREE

Movement and Risks/Substance Abuse

Essential Question: How can we explain and analyze physical literacy, and the principles and phases of movement? How do we make healthy decisions in life and with substances?

  • In this unit, students will use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy active living. Students will learn about the phases of movement and different movement principles. Students will be able to identify different types of conflict and be able to identify and apply a conflict resolution strategy based on the type of conflict that they encounter. Students will define substance abuse and communicate the impact of abusing substances on overall health and well-being. They will apply the appropriate skills to respond to a challenging situation involving substance use, addictions, and other related behaviours. Finally, students will identify the impact of addictions at a local, societal, and global level.

UNIT FOUR

Fair Play and Mental Health

Essential Question: Why is fair play important? How do I effectively analyze and design a play? What is mental health? How are addictions and suicide related to health? Why is my personal fitness important? How have I progressed in my activity over the course?

  • In this unit, students will learn about ethical and fair play standards that create a rewarding activity environment. Students will also learn about a variety of mental illnesses, their causes and manifestations so that they can understand their effects on overall health. Students will discuss how to identify a variety of addictions and understand their symptoms and causes and how addictions affect overall health. Students will learn about mental health stigma and how to decrease it in their community. Finally, students will learn about some of the warning signs for suicide and the sources of support that are available to help those in need.

CULMINATING PROJECT

15% of Final Grade

  • This project is one of the final evaluations of PPL3O online. This project will be worth 15% of the final grade.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

15% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of PPL3O online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

SBI3U BIOLOGY – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

 

SBI3U online furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. SBI3U online focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

UNIT ONE

Genetics

Essential Question: How do genetic technologies impact our society?

  • In this unit, students will explore cell theory as well as DNA structure and function. Students will make connections between meiosis and genetic diversity. Students will also explore inheritance of genetic characteristics at the most basic level. Students will further begin to predict the outcomes of genetic crosses using simple probability tables, predict the outcomes of genetic crosses involving incomplete and co-dominant traits and predict the outcomes of genetic crosses involving multiple alleles and sex-linkage.

UNIT TWO

Animals

Essential Question: How can we make better decisions about our health?

  • In this unit, students will look at the social and physiological impacts of the obesity epidemic. Emphasis will be placed on proper nutrition with micro and macro nutrients and how obesity impacts all organ systems in the body. Students will also look at the path that food and water takes as it goes through their bodies as well as the accessory organs for digestion and their functions. Students will then look at the structure and function of the organs of the respiratory and circulatory systems and how they connect to the digestive system.

UNIT THREE

Diversity

Essential Question: Why is maintaining biodiversity important to human health?

  • In this unit, students will explore classical Linnaean binomial classification to help them classify diversity of life on Earth. Students will also practice interpreting and creating dichotomous keys to separate different organisms based on their physical characteristics. Students will examine the lifeforms under the six kingdoms in regards to how they look, live and reproduce.

UNIT FOUR

Evolution

Essential Question: Are humans still evolving?

  • In this unit, students will begin to investigate how organisms and populations can change over time in response to environmental pressures. Students will examine the impact of human beings on the selection process through artificial selection. Students will explore the development of the Theory of Evolution by looking at how scientific theories are formed, and the various research that led to Darwin creating the theory. Students will investigate the mechanisms of evolution – gene flow, genetic drift, mutations, non-random mating and various types of selection.

UNIT FIVE

Plants

Essential Question: What jobs do plants do for people?

  • In this unit, students will examine the differences and similarities between various plants in regards to their structure and function. Students will learn about photosynthesis and the various plant tissues. Students will look into xylem and phloem to see how food and water are transported through a plant and how plants grow and adapt based on various environmental stimuli. This unit will also examine what plant hormones are and how they impact plant growth.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of SBI3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

SCH3U CHEMISTRY – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

SCH3U online enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. In SCH3U online, students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

UNIT ONE

Matter, Periodic Trends, and Chemical Bonding

Essential Question: How can we use the periodic table to make sense of matter?

  • In this unit, students will investigate the physical and chemical properties and naming of elements and compounds. Students will use various methods to visually represent them. A more in-depth look at the atomic model and how subatomic particles impact the overall physical and chemical properties of each element will be performed.

UNIT TWO

Chemical Reactions

Essential Question: How can we make sense of the reactions of everyday substances?

  • In this unit, students will discover how to predict products of chemical reactions. Students will apply their knowledge and perform simulated laboratory experiments with the goal of producing a specific substance. Students will apply their understanding in analyzing Green Chemistry applications in industry and everyday life.

UNIT THREE

Mole and Reaction Stoichiometry

Essential Question: How can we measure what we cannot directly quantify?

  • In this unit, students will learn that chemistry deals with quantities of matter, measured in units of the gram or the litre or the “chemist’s dozen” – the mole. Stoichiometry is the chemist’s method of calculating quantities of matter needed for chemical reactions. Students will design and perform several simulated labs, each increasing in complexity leading up to a culminating activity in which they will design a lab to produce a specific amount of product.

UNIT FOUR

Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

Essential Question: How do hot air balloons work?

  • In this unit, students will study gases to see how a theory of submicroscopic molecules can be used to explain macroscopic experimental observations. This understanding will be built through analysis of lab demonstrations and individual problem-solving tasks. Stoichiometry problems use the concept of the mole to compare quantities of substances in chemical equations – such quantities may include volumes of gases at various conditions of temperature and pressure. Through calculations and research, students will be able to explain the safety concerns involved with compressed gases and analyze applications related to atmospheric chemistry.

UNIT FIVE

Solutions, Solubility, Acids and Bases

Essential Question: What are we drinking?

  • In this unit, students will gain the knowledge base to explain why water is such a good solvent. Water is one of the most remarkable chemical substances. One of its most important properties is its ability to dissolve other substances to form aqueous solutions. Calculating the exact concentrations of solutions such as acids and bases is of critical importance to many healthcare professionals. Students will develop the skills to determine the concentration of a solution and its potential effect on the environment or the human body.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of SCH3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

SPH3U PHYSICS – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

SPH3U online develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In SPH3U online, students will also analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

UNIT ONE

Kinematics

Essential Question: How can we represent motion and predict the future trajectory of objects with equations?

  • In this unit, students will begin a detailed analysis of motion and will learn to apply models developed by physicists for understanding different types of motion. Students will also learn about adding vector quantities and position vs. time graphs. Students will examine speed and velocity, velocity vs. time graphs, acceleration and acceleration vs. time graphs. Students will also learn about the equations for uniform acceleration as well as acceleration due to gravity and projectile motion.

UNIT TWO

Forces

Essential Question: What causes motion?

  • In this unit, students will learn about the types of forces and Newton’s three laws. Students will explore the concepts of tension and friction.

UNIT THREE

Energy

Essential Question: Is there an energy crisis in the world today? How can we compare various forms of energy production?

  • In this unit, students will learn about energy and work and how their definitions in regards to physics are different than the common way they are used. Students will learn about the different types of energy, energy transformation and energy conservation. Students will examine power and efficiency and briefly learn about E=mc²

UNIT FOUR

Thermodynamics and Nuclear Energy

Essential Question: Media influences our perception of energy production, how can we become more informed citizens to exercise future voting rights in a more informed way?

  • In this unit, students will explore thermal energy and how it is related to temperature. Students will examine heat capacity and the laws of thermodynamics. Students will gain an understanding of changes of state as well as electricity generation. Students will examine different nuclear isotopes, the characteristics of alpha and beta particles and gamma rays, and be introduced to radioactive decay. Students will also examine Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion.

UNIT FIVE

Waves and Sound

Essential Question: Waves are a transfer of energy, how can we use our knowledge to design spaces, infrastructures and future technology which maximize the way waves interact in space?

  • In this unit, students will investigate the properties of mechanical waves and sound. Students will explore what affects these waves and what happens when they meet. Students will examine standing waves and how musical instruments apply wave theory. Students will also examine wave theory in nature.

UNIT SIX

Electricity and Magnetism

Essential Question: In the battle of DC vs. AC, how would the future be shaped with recent technological advances when it comes to electrical grid systems?

  • In this unit, students will analyze the efficiency and the environmental impact of ocean electrical energy production and propose ways to improve the sustainability of electrical energy production. Students will examine how electricity moves through a circuit, Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law. Students will investigate the magnetic fields produced by an electrical current as well as the properties of magnetic fields in permanent magnets. Students will learn about electromagnets, electromagnetic induction and alternating current. Students will investigate Lenz’s law in relation to electricity and magnetism.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of SPH3U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.

SVN3M ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Applied or Academic

GRADE: 11 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

SVN3M online provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. In SVN3M online, students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

UNIT ONE

Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

Essential Question: How can I manipulate my lifestyle to positively impact the environment?

  • In this unit, students will analyze social and economic issues related to environmental change and how society influences the scientific, environmental endeavours. Students will also investigate a range of perspectives that have contributed to scientific, environmental knowledge and procedures that are applied to address environmental problems. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary environmental challenges and how they can learn about them.

UNIT TWO

Human Health and the Environment

Essential Question: How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

  • In this unit, students will analyze governmental and non-governmental initiatives that are intended to reduce the environmental factors on human health. They will also explore environmental factors that affect human health and demonstrate an understanding of various environmental factors that can affect human health, and how these factors can be reduced.

UNIT THREE

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Essential Question: Why is sustainable agriculture most beneficial to the environment?

  • In this unit, students will evaluate the impact of agricultural and forestry practices on human health, the economy and the environment. They will investigate conditions that are necessary for plant growth (soil components for various species and environmentally sustainable methods to promote growth). Students will learn about the conditions for plant growth, to promote growth, that are environmentally sustainable.

UNIT FOUR

Reducing and Managing Waste

Essential Question: How can I effectively alter my waste practices to reduce and manage waste?

  • In this unit, students will analyze the economic, political and environmental consideration that affect waste management strategies. They will investigate the effectiveness of waste management practices and gain an understanding of the types of waste and strategies for its management.

UNIT FIVE

Conservation of Energy

Essential Question: What impact do I have on local energy conservation? national energy conservation? global energy conservation?

  • In this unit, students will assess the impact on society and the environment of the use of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, propose a plan to reduce energy consumption, investigate various methods of conserving energy and improving energy efficiency. Students will also gain an understanding of energy production, consumption and conservation.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam

30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of SVN3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. 

TGI3M INTERACTIVE NEW MEDIA & ANIMATION – GRADE 11

 

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: WISS Online

TGI3M online examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and/or graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

 

TGI3M online emphasizes interactive media and in this case will focus on animation history, concepts, and development. Students will develop specific skills in 2D animation using Adobe Flash CC. Students will explore the many roles you can play in the development of animated shorts and in the culminating performance task will produce a full animated short film. TGI3M online will prepare students for participation in any school, district or provincial Skills Canada competition in 2D animation.

UNIT ONE

What is Animation?

Essential Question: How is traditional animation relevant in today's’ computer-aided arts?

  • In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the key concepts in 2D animation. Students will be covering the history of animation, flipbooks and Nickelodeons, claymation and paper puppets, traditional animation, digital animation and common concepts used in 2D animation production.

UNIT TWO

Character Design

Essential Question: What makes a character appealing?

  • In this unit, students will develop an Animated Character. This character will be the one students use in their final culminating animated film. Students should read through each of the sections carefully and view all the links to get a better idea of who their character is going to be and what characteristics they want he/she/it to have.

UNIT THREE

Telling a Visual Story

Essential Question: What are the important qualities of a good story?

  • In this unit, students will develop an understanding of visual storytelling. As students will learn, the real key to any animation is a story. Understanding how to use shot types, camera angles and movements to enhance the storytelling is key to making students a great animator.

UNIT FOUR

Learning Adobe Flash CC

Essential Question: What makes a short film engaging?

  • In this unit, students will develop their skills in the use of Adobe Animate or Flash. Adobe software has been one of the industry leaders in the development of 2D animation and because it’s linked to other related applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator, it is the logical choice to learn on the road to becoming an animator.

  • Essential Question: What makes a short film engaging?

  • In this unit, students will develop their skills in the use of Adobe Animate or Flash. Adobe software has been one of the industry leaders in the development of 2D animation and because it’s linked to other related applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator, it is the logical choice to learn on the road to becoming an animator.

UNIT FIVE

Careers in Animation

Essential Question: Why are there so many different career paths open to those with animation skills?

  • In this unit, students will develop an understanding of the different roles they can play in the field of animation. In addition, it will allow students to investigate post-secondary options that would lead them to a successful career. As well, it will allow students to show their media presentation capabilities through a selected medium.

CULMINATING PROJECT

30% of Final Grade

  • This project is the final evaluation of TGI3M online. This project will challenge students to use the knowledge and skills gained throughout this course and is worth 30% of the final grade.

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