- Students enter grade 11 science courses after having successfully
completed studies in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space
science as individual strands in grade 9 and 10 science courses. The
Nelson Education grade 11 series in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
engages students in learning activities that will extend their knowledge
and further develop the skills and attitudes they need in preparation
for postsecondary studies.
- The three grade 11 programs present their respective subjects not
only as intellectual pursuits but also as rich and exciting activity-based
enterprises operating within a social context. Activities accommodate
multiple intelligences and are designed to suit a variety of learning
styles. Students work individually and cooperatively on a rich assortment
of closed-ended and open-ended activities and have ample opportunities
to practise new learning. Safety is emphasized in all activities.
- Meaningful connections are made among science, technology, society
and the environment (STSE) in all three programs. The STSE focus serves
to unify the series. Whenever possible, concepts are introduced in
relation to real-world problems and issues. Varied situations are
provided in all three resources for students to practise and improve
their skills of inquiry, critical thinking, research, and decision-making.
They confront issues related to human values and deal with situations
that further develop "habits of mind" that promote environmental
stewardship and sustainable development.
- Opportunities to incorporate the use of information technologies
for collecting, organizing, and presenting information are provided
in the activities of each program.