Science Grade 10 – 12

This page covers all grad resources for science including: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science and General Science.



Note: To find the links, usernames and passwords for HCOS subscriptions, please log in to your parent’s homepage in Encom, the school computer system; choose “Curriculum Resources” on the menu; scroll down to find the subscription of your choice and its login information.

Adaptive Curriculum

Adaptive Curriculum (Gr. 10 science only) allows for inquiry-based learning.  Watch the teaching videos, then use what you have learned. → Adaptive Curriculum website.  For a video on how to use Adaptive Curriculum, is the CBC TV and Radio site with programming that is mainly Canadian, where a student may find content that is specifically geared to the new BC curriculum for Science.   A general search can be done using the search bar at the top.  Going to the “categories” would give them the option for “Math, Science and Technology”.  The “Resources” option > Curriculum > British Columbia opens up a whole page with a menu offering all the subjects in the BC curriculum.

Search in

Students should note the “Search Related Content” boxes, as those will open up the actual programs under each subject.  Search related content

Discovery Education Streaming


The Discovery Education Streaming site has thousands of educational videos, including Canadian content, and is correlated to Provincial standards for grad students.  For information about the Discovery Education site and how to use it, go here.


The EBSCOhost research site, Explora, may be accessed through choosing “Curriculum Resources” on the parent homepage in Encom, and scrolling down to EBSCOhost.  High School students should choose EBSCOhost: Explora High School or EBSCOhost: Other Databases.



Students may also access this site by choosing “Search Other Databases” along the top of the Explora: Secondary Schools page, which will also take them to the screen above.

On the Explora Secondary Schools’ page, students may scroll down to choose from the topics and icons displayed.  They may also go to the search bar along the top of the page.


Gale CENGAGE Learning

Gale Cengage Learning is one of the world leaders in eResearch and educational publishing for libraries and schools. It includes full-text magazine, newspaper articles and articles from over 600 online databases. These include the following resources:

  • Canada in Context
  • Global Issues in Context (international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (encyclopaedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research)
  • Science in Context
  •        GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural             Resources)

The Gale CENGAGE Learning Databases offer reference materials geared to grad students, including science topics.

Log in on your parent home page in Encom, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down to find the links and password for Gale CENGAGE.


Students may set up their own account with Gale to save their research.  Choosing “Curriculum Standards”  heading will allow you to choose British Columbia learning standards for Science, and High School material.

Brief tutorials on how to use each of the sites listed above:



Here is a description of this subscription and help for browsing the site.

The search in this site is the important component.  “Search Basics – Searching for Video Content” is a link to explain the basic search, advanced search and search by standards.  Going to the “Search by Standards” at the top of the page allows you to choose British Columbia Standards, Grade of choice, and Subject.


Learn360 provides streaming video content with a great deal of Science material.  To see some of the series available in Learn360 for Science, scroll down to the bottom of this document and the grad info is in the far right-hand column:

 SAS® Curriculum Pathways

At this site you will find lessons which can be used to learn scientific concepts for Gr. 9-12.

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