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​New Science Courses
 
Science 10
This course addresses three major themes: Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics, Chemical Reactions and Force and Motion in Our World. In the first, students examine factors that influence Earth’s climate and ecosystems, the role of feedback mechanisms within those systems and the interdependence between climate and ecosystems. Chemical Reactions builds on student understanding of atoms and elements by examining the ways in which chemicals react to form new substances and how to represent chemical reactions using models, words and equations. The third theme enables students to collect and analyze data from a variety of moving objects and to examine the role of force in causing changes to the motion of an object. Students will also investigate career paths related to the various disciplines and sub-disciplines of science.
 
Environmental Science 20 
Students will learn how to examine local and global environmental issues such as climate change, water, soil, and air quality, urbanization, bio-resource management, waste handling and disposal, land-use planning, and the impacts of agriculture and industry on the environment from scientific and Indigenous knowledge perspectives. Students will examine the role of environmental policies and ethics on decision making, and will investigate environmental science related careers. Student directed studies will lead to the development of environmental action plans.
Prerequisite: Science 10​​​
Health Science 20​
This course will challenge students to look at the health science field from holistic and analytic perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices. Students will examine the range of philosophies that guide health care and consider ethical decision within those contexts. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems, including the role of nutrition and metabolism. Lastly, students will examine diagnostic tools and procedures and how they are used to inform treatment. Students will also investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan.

Prerequisite: Science 10​​​


​Physical Science 20
This course combines chemistry and physics in an integrated manner to investigate concepts related to heating and cooling, the foundations of chemistry, including the mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of waves. An overarching theme is the study of the enterprise of public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help students better understand various physical science related career paths. Student inquiry will guide independent investigations of physical science phenomena.
Prerequisite: Science 10 ​​​​
 
Earth Science 30 
Students will examine our planet's geological origins and the geological timescale as a foundation to guide decision making with regard to the use of its mineral and energy resources, the maintenance and remediation of the environment, and response to geological hazards.  Hands-on field experiences will engage students to develop visual-spatial reasoning skills and an understanding of the role of Geographic Information Systems.  Students will also explore the historical and contemporary significance of Earth Science and related careers. 
Prerequisite: Physical Science 20 or Environmental Science 20 (once these two courses are implemented in schools - in the meantime any 20-level science will be acceptable as a prerequisite).