Science and Citizenship 11
In Science and Citizenship 11 Blair will tackle deep questions about the nature of science itself and how society engages with it. This is a brand new science course in the B.C. curriculum for students who have had an introduction to the various branches of science in Science 10. Students will explore the history of science, the fascinating and at times concerning changes that can occur in people’s (mis)trust of science, and how when science finds an answer it also often leads to more questions. Topics explored will be: Can science improve my health? Can science improve a community’s health? Does science have ‘blind spots’? And, How can science help us curb the effects of climate change? This course will be unlike any science course a student has previously taken, and will prepare them both for life as an informed citizen and a potential future career as a scientist.
Your Educator – Blair Mclelland
Blair was born in Florida before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland as a teenager to finish high school. Throughout his schooling he showed a passion for science and mathematics and chose to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering. Once finished Blair chose to take 2 years to travel Asia, South America and Europe before returning to Edinburgh to complete his Masters in Renewable Energy. He has a keen interest in the environment and has studied additional related materials including the UN course on Climate Change. He moved to Vancouver almost 2 years ago to begin a new adventure and after volunteering at a local tutoring charity last year is now working with BrainBoost. In his spare time, he loves playing all sports, cooking, reading the paper and doing anything on the water.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
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What credits can be earned?
Science for Citizens 11