Science for Citizens 11

Science for Citizens 11 focusses on real world, practical applications of science. We live in a constantly changing world where science, technology and society interact. Through exploration of various topics, students will develop skills for analyzing these interactions in order to become citizens capable of evaluating information and making well-informed decisions. What are possible alternatives to animal testing? Why are computers necessary in today’s world? Can we cope with toxic waste? How is transportation impacting our environment? What are alternative energy sources and how feasible are they? Although many of these questions do not have simple solutions, throughout the course students will gain knowledge, skills and develop attitudes that can impact their future as decision-makers. This course fulfills the Science 11 requirement for graduation, but does not qualify as a science prerequisite for most university programs.