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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Scott ONeill

Food Science 12

 

Teacher: Scott O’Neill

September 2017

 

Food science 12 is an academic course designed to heighten students’ awareness and understanding of the relationships among science, technology, and food.  The course will build on prior knowledge of science concepts in various areas.  It will include a laboratory component where work will be required in both the science and food labs.  The course objectives will be:

 
  • to investigate the constituents of food and the physical and chemical properties of the constituents

  • to investigate the deteriorative factors that affect foods along with food preservation

  • to investigate the production of commodities with emphasis on quality retention and production techniques

  • to look at food ingredients, labels, and packaging as well as food product development and design

 
 

There are four main units in this course:

 

Food Constituents (25%)

Preservation Factors (25%)

 Food Packaging (25%)
Food Quality and Commodities (25%)
 
 

Resources needed:

 

There will be lots of handouts in this class.  It is expected that students have a binder with loose leaf, pen or pencil, and eraser.  Please come to class prepared and have your materials ready at the beginning of class.

 
 

Evaluation and Assessment:

 

This course follows the Atlantic Canada Science Curriculum for Food Science 12 and will be assessed based on curriculum outcomes outlined in the course curriculum guide.  A variety of assessment tools will be used to gauge the success and abilities of the students.  Student success will be evaluated using reflections, investigations, assignments, quizzes, tests, and labs.  A final exam will be written in this course.

 

The following are a breakdown of course percentages (subject to change).  Any changes will be updated online.

 

Quizzes - 10%

Tests - 50%

Assignments -  30%

Food labs/investiagtions - 10%

 

The student's final grade will be composed of 70% for class work and 30% for the final exam.

 

Class Expectations:

 

1. All of the school rules and the student code of conduct must be followed.

 

2. Regular ttendance is essential to student's sucess.  Attend all classes (on time!) and use class time wisely.  If you are sick or miss time, make arrangements to call a classmate (or speak with them the next day of school) and get your missed work. It is your responsibility to get what you have missed. Check the homework site to find information on classwork.

 

3.  Please observe due dates for assignments.  Points will be deducted for late assignments.  Missing assignments will be marked as a zero grade until handed in.

 

4.  You will be given prior notice of tests, but students are expected to be reviewing material on a regular basis.  Avoid missing tests and assignments. No make up tests/assigments will be given due to unexcused absences. If you do legitimately need to miss a test, a valid excuse must be given.  A skipped test/assigmnet will result in a zero grade.

 

5.  No hats, phones, headphones or food in the classroom.  Cell phones may be used for research purposes only (when permitted).  Water is allowed in class.

 

6.  A positive attitude is of great importance!  Work hard in class and treat everyone with respect.

 
 

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.  You can reach me through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a msg at the school.

 

 

 

Oceans 11

 

Teacher:  Scott O’Neill

September 2017        

 

Course Description:

Oceans 11 offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of global and local oceanography and current ocean related issues.  Using the ocean as a theme, this course satisfies the second science requirement for graduation.  

 

This course will give students the opportunity to become diverse learners by providing an opportunity to explore, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate and understand the inter-relationship amongst science, technology, society and the environment.

 

Oceans 11 consists of four modules or sections:  

 

  • Module 1:  Structure and Motion of the Ocean

  • Module 2:  The Marine Biome

  • Module 3:  Coastal Zones

  • Module 4:  Fisheries and Aquaculture

 

Students absent from class, for any reason are still held responsible for the work missed during that time.  Regular, on time attendance is essential to student’s success.  

 

It is important to note that as a school policy, there will be no make-up tests or assignments due to unexcused absences.  Students who miss assessment practices due to an unexcused absence will be given a mark of zero.

 

Student Assessments:

 

Assignments

Projects

Tests

Portfolio

Articles and Video Responses

Final Exam

 

Evaluation:  Students will be evaluated on the following for their final mark (subject to change)

 

Video Responses - 10%

Portfolio - 15%

Assignments - 15%

Tests - 30%

Exam - 30%

 

Class Expectations:

 

1. All of the school rules and the student code of conduct must be followed.

 

2. Attendance is very important.  Attend all classes (on time!) and use class time wisely.  If you are sick or miss time, make arrangements to call a classmate (or speak with them the next day of school) and get your missed work. It is your responsibility to get what you have missed. Check the homework site to find information on classwork.

 

3.  Please observe due dates for assignments.  Points will be deducted for late assignments.  Missing assignments will be marked as a zero grade until handed in.

 

4.  You will be given prior notice of tests, but students are expected to be reviewing material on a regular basis.  Avoid missing tests. If you do legitimately need to miss a test, a valid excuse must be given.  A skipped test will result in a zero grade.

 

5.  No hats, phones, headphones or food in the classroom.  Cell phones may be used for research purposes only (when permitted).  Water is allowed in class.

 

6.  A positive attitude is of great importance!  Work hard in class and treat everyone with respect.

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Sydney Academy at 562-5464 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..