# Sandbox:Vantage Science Coordinated Syllabus

# Vantage Science Coordinated Syllabus

This page can be used to outline the topics to be covered each week across the program. The topics only need to be top-level and fairly broad so that cross-cutting themes can be identified.

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## Term One

Week | Phys 107 | Math 100'** | Chem 121 | LLED 200 | SCIE 113 |
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1 | Kinematics | Module 1, Limits, continuity and derivatives. (Population dynamics and the Ricker model.) | Periodic Trends (ionization energy etc) | Doing Science by Using the Language of Science | N/A |

2 | Vectors and 2D Kinematics | Module 1, Limits, continuity and derivatives. (Population dynamics and the Ricker model.) | Lattice energy and structure | Speaking and Writing Science in English | |

3 | Forces | Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. | s-Block Reactivity | Definitions in Science: The Case of Kinematics | |

4 | Dynamics | Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. | Structure Representation (Lewis Structures) | Organizing Known and New Ideas in Sentences | |

5 | Newton's 3rd Law | Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. | Molecular Shape and Properties | Organizing Known and New Ideas in Sentences | |

6 | Circular Motion | Module 3, Implicit differentiation. (Equipotential lines.) | p-Block Reactivity | Representing Science Knowledge: The Case of Periodic Trends | |

7 | Momentum | Module 4, Logarithmic and exponential functions. (Radiocarbon dating.) | p-Block Reactivity | Varying Degrees of Abstraction in Data Commentaries | |

8 | Mechanical Energy | Module 5, Curve sketching. (Morse potential.) | Wave/Particle Duality | Organizing and Representing Science Knowledge: Review | |

9 | Work | Module 5, Curve sketching. (Morse potential.) | Atomic Orbitals | Mid-term; Preview Science as Social Activity | |

10 | Applications of Newton | Module 6, Optimization and related rates. (Plateau's problem.) | Spectroscopy & Electron Arrangement in Atoms | Interpersonal Stance in Science: The Case of Mathematics | |

11 | Elasticity and Oscillations | Module 6, Optimization and related rates. (Plateau's problem.) | Bonding- Valence Bond theory | Explicit and Implicit Evaluation in Science Writing | |

12 | Thermodynamics | Module 7, Differential equations. (Waves and springs.) | Bonding-Molecular Orbital theory | Graduated Evaluation in Science Writing | |

13 | Ideal Gas Law | Metallic Bonding | Presentations of Student Writing Portfolios |

'** From Fok - " inside each module the topics are interchangeable in terms of order. The first two modules of each term have to be the first two, but other than that I'm fairly flexible in terms of module order too. I've also included below (in parentheses) cross-cutting topics that I'm hoping to use to motive some of the modules. I'm happy to expand on these if you'd like. Please note that all of my cross-cutting topics are from science rather than math, but that some are from biology. I'd like to dip into chemistry a little more, but I'll need Anka's help with that. "

## Term Two

Week | Phys 108 | Math 101'** | Chem | LLED 201 | SCIE 113 |
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1 | Electric Charge and Force | Module 1, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Probability distributions.) | N/A | The Language of Behavioral Research in Science | Introduction to the First Year Seminars in Science |

2 | Electric Field | Module 1, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (Probability distributions.) | The Organization of the Research Proposal | Aspects of the Nature of Science | |

3 | Electric Flux, Gauss' Law | Module 2, Techniques of integration. | The Language of Survey Methods | Scientific Method | |

4 | Electric Potential and Energy | Module 2, Techniques of integration. | Options for Information Density in Methods | Science as a Way of Knowing, In Class Essay (low stakes, 7%) | |

5 | Potential, Field, Capacitance | Module 3, Calculating areas and volumes. (The Lorenz curve and biodiversity.) | Research Paper Introductions: The CARS Model | Basics of Argumentation, Identifying Claims and Evidence | |

6 | Current and Resistance | Module 3, Calculating areas and volumes. (The Lorenz curve and biodiversity.) | Claiming Centrality in Introductions | Evaluating Scientific Evidence, Literature Sources | |

7 | DC Circuits | Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) | Writing Literature Reviews | Evaluating Scientific Claims, In Class Essay (14% final mark) | |

8 | Magnetic Field | Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) | Scientific Models, Different Types of Scientific Evidence | ||

9 | Electromagnetic Induction | Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) | Case Scenarios: Identify Evidence | ||

10 | Electromagnetic Fields and Waves | Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) | Scientific Community, Applied/Basic Research | ||

11 | AC Circuits | Module 5, Systems of differential equations. (Predator-prey interactions.) | In Class Essay (17% final mark) | ||

12 | Relativity | Module 5, Systems of differential equations. (Predator-prey interactions.) | Science and Society | ||

13 | Modern Physics | Course Summary (Concept Maps), Final Project (25% final mark) |

## Term Three

Week | Phys | Math | Chem 123 | LLED | SCIE 113 | EOSC 110/111 | CPSC 110 |
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1 | N/A | N/A | Systems & State Functions | N/A | N/A | Topic 1 | Topic 1 |

2 | Gases & Phase Equilibria | ||||||

3 | 1st Law Of Thermo & Enthalpy | ||||||

4 | 2nd Law of Thermo & Entropy | ||||||

5 | 3rd Law & Spontaneous Reactions | ||||||

6 | Equilibrium | ||||||

7 | Electrochemistry & Kinetics | ||||||

8 | Hydrocarbons nomenclature & properties | ||||||

9 | Conformational Analysis | ||||||

10 | Alkenes & Stereochemistry I | ||||||

11 | Stereochemistry II | ||||||

12 | SN2 Reactions | ||||||

13 | SN1 Reactions |