Students will explore the life, physical, and space sciences, they will be involved in activities as diverse as extracting DNA to planning a space journey.
In the four Science 9 modules, students learn about:
• Life Science: Cells and Reproduction
• Physical Science: Exploring the Colours of Chemistry
• Physical Science: Take Charge! Electricity
• Space Science: A Journey Through Space
For detailed description of topics covered, see shaded boxes below.
Science 9 is designed for self-paced individual learners or can be used as a teacher’s reference. All course components use modular instruction, projects, guided practice, and assessments (both formal and informal) to engage the student.
The course is written for use with either Nelson’s BC Science Probe 9 or McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s BC Science 9 textbook. Course modules are independent of each other, so they may be taken in any order. Perfect for the savvy teacher or motivated student looking to cover what they want when they want.
Science 9 is available in print or online delivery formats and interactive multimedia components are available to students either from within the online course or through a companion CD-ROM. A helpful companion website is available with links to online resources; these are not required for the course.
The Resource Package includes the four course modules, Science Orientation Skills booklet, a Backline Master and interactive multimedia CD-ROM.
Science 9 students are encouraged to use the Science Orientation Skills (SOS) Package. This package introduces key concepts such as scientific literacy, methodology, and safety. It also outlines guidelines and examples of lab reports, research strategies and formulas. The package is available in print, on the companion CD-ROM and online formats.
- Addresses all the learning outcomes in the new BC Ministry of Education Science 9 2006 IRP
- Hands-on and engaging activities
- Interactive multimedia including animation, sound, and visual components
- Developed by BC teachers, instructional designers, and multimedia experts
- Modular design
- Science Kit
- Nelson’s BC Science Probe 9 (textbook)
- McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s BC Science 9 (textbook)
- Science 9 Media CD
- Science Orientation Skills Package
These resources can be ordered from our secure Open School BC Online Catalogue
- an order form Faxed to 250-387-1120
- by emailing our Customer Service Team
- by phoning our local Victoria number 250-356-2820
- or our toll free number 1-888-8834766
To make use of multimedia resources requires a modern computer with a
CD-ROM drive and Flash 9 Player (free to download from Adobe's website). To take an online course requires all of the above, plus an Internet connection and current web browser.
Cells and Reproduction
The Cell: Building Blocks of Information
Reintroducing the Cell
All About the Nucleus
Genes and Proteins
Dive into Cell Division
The Cell Cycle and Mitosis
Genetic Changes and Cancers
From Gametes to Zygote
Emerging Reproductive Technologies
Reproduction – Sexual and Asexual
Asexual and Sexual Reproduction: What’s the Difference?
Adaptability of Organisms
Physical Science: Exploring the Colours of Chemistry
Discovering the Atom
Development of Atomic Theory
Atoms and Molecules
Presenting - the Periodic Table!
Introducing the Periodic Table
Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids: What’s the Difference?
The Bohr Model of Atoms
Explaining the Chemical Families
Exploring Types of Chemicals
Atoms Versus Ions
The Elements: What’s in a Name?
Formulas: Ionic Compounds
Formulas: Multivalent Metals
Formulas: Compounds with Polyatomic Ions
Properties of Matter
Physical Properties of Matter
Changes in Matter
Kinetic Molecular Theory and State of Matter
Physical Science: Take Charge! Electricity
The Electric Force Field
Potential Energy and Voltage
Resistance and Circuits
Get Connected: Cells, Batteries, and Voltage
Ohm’s Law and Circuitry
Series and Parallel Circuits: Current
Series and Parallel Circuits: Voltage
Series and Parallel Circuits: Resistance
Electrical Energy Calculations
Home Energy Consumption
Space Science: A Journey Through Space
The Universe and the Solar System
Dissecting the Universe
Stars, Stars, Stars
Views of the Universe
Formation: The Universe and the Solar System
The Sun’s Energy
The Earth and the Moon
Motions of the Earth and the Moon
Motion in the Sky
Lunar and Solar Eclipses
Technology: Moving Space Exploration Forward
Measuring Distances in Space
Space Travel: What’s Holding Us Back?
Ethical Dilemmas in Space