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Why Not You????

Watch this student special of The Dragon’s Den….this could be you, why isn’t this you????



Science In the News

This year, each student will be responsible for researching a current event!  You will work on this assignment independently and on your own time.  Yes, this is homework! Science and technology are changing at a rapid pace, it is important that we keep ourselves informed in order to be scientifically literate citizens in our communities.  Please see this handout for the assignment.


ES20 Science in the News Presentation Dates


Date Student Name (s)
September 14 Shea, Hazzard
September 21 Memphis
September 28 Blake
October 5 Oran
October 12 Cara
October 17 Paige
October 26 Makayla
November 2 Kaleb
November 13 Paige
November 30 Carson
December 7 Maddy
December 14 Pyper
December 21 Isaac
January 11 Ethan
January 18 Dylan


Career Study

This assignment is  different from any other career assignment that we have done in the past.  Please read over the assignment VERY carefully!  The intention of this project is for you to create a brochure – however, I strongly encourage each of you to create a digital brochure that can be posted to your blog!  This brochure can have a very different look and feel than traditional brochures – be creative!

Take a look at the Growing Careers site if you are stuck!  It is a great place to start.

Careers assignment due September 22!


Student Directed Study

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Student Directed Study is designed to give students a chance to study what they are interested in within the Environmental Science 20 curriculum.  Not only does this unit give the students a chance to study what they want to – but also to present their finding in a format or platform that will increase student understanding and awareness of the topic.

If you choose to write a paper for your SDS, please read below

This exemplar is an excellent source to check your formatting and to verify if you are working up to your potential. The student who submitted this paper received an exceptional mark (the student was in grade 11 when this paper was written, therefore I know you are capable of such work).
It is very important that you maintain Academic Integrity while doing research. You MUST give credit to an author when you borrow any of their work (directly or indirectly). See here for proper citing formats required by Mrs. Cooper. I take proper sourcing VERY SERIOUSLY!!! If you do not source your paper properly, I will hand it back, your SDS will sit as a NHI until re-submitted by the date decided upon. Only when your paper has been sourced properly will I mark it and change your mark on HomeLogic.

In my class, we use APA formatting.  This is a very good infographic.  Use it please!

This is the rubric for self assessment, please pay attention to this.

Due:  January 8, 2018!