Science 11 offers the opportunity to explore fundamental science skills and knowledge through both current and incredible applications to the real world. Understand how the universe came to be, as it emerged from an inhospitable fiery ball of lava to the reliable earth we know today. Discover the chemical reactions that propel trees to emit their waste products into crucial compounds we need for our daily existence to the chemistry that contributes to climate change and how those small reactions contribute to worldwide impacts. You’ll learn how a “simple” double-helix shape with the same basic building blocks can give rise to all of the characteristics of an individual human being. Martin likes teaching science because it equips us with tools to investigate the world around us. Furthermore, Science 10 is filled with variety and is the starting point for piquing interest in more specific branches of science like biology or physics. Take this course for a fascinating and challenging journey in science, that covers (and goes beyond) the new BC curriculum.
Your Teacher – Martin Derige
Martin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that “Aha! Eureka!” moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm
What are the dates?
Term 1: September 8th – January 29th
What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 17
What credits can be earned?