Grade 12 Science: Integrated Science and Technology

Teacher: Jordan
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Section 1 - Foundations

1 Lesson 1 - Introduction 17:12

Introducation to Integrated Science and Technology.

2 Lesson 2 - Foundations 15:15

Focuses on the foundations and core concepts of conservation, sustainability, and integrated science and technology.

3 Lesson 2 - Review 00:00

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 2.

4 Lesson 3 - Principles of Sustainability 18:19

Basic principles of sustainability such as the four pillars and the prisoner's dilemma.

5 Lesson 3 - Review 04:25

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 3.

6 Lesson 4 - Environmental Policy 18:02

Covers general and specific aspects of environmental policy, such as causal responses and legislation.

7 Lesson 4 - Review 04:16

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 4.

8 Lesson 5 - Science & Society 14:06

A look into the role that science plays in society from a policy perspective and a human perspective.

9 Lesson 5 - Review 06:42

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 5.

10 Lesson 6 - Technology & Society 18:13

A look at the role that technology plays in society. Practical benefits, aesthetic pleasure, and unwanted byproducts are discussed.

11 Lesson 6 - Review 07:14

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 6.

12 Lesson 7 - Section 1 (Foundations) Review 14:35

Review of lessons 1 - 6.

Section 2 - Case Studies

13 Lesson 8 - Air & Waste 16:48

Discussing issues pertaining to air pollution and man-made waste.

14 Lesson 8 - Review 05:02

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 8.

15 Lesson 9 - Water 18:21

Explores the role of water in society, from planetary systems to hydro-powered electricity.

16 Lesson 9 - Review 04:57

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 9.

17 Lesson 10 - Coastal Degradation - Harbor 15:01

Examining environmental issues with harbor usage.

18 Lesson 10 - Review 00:00

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 10.

19 Lesson 11 - Coastal Degradation - Shores 15:26

Examining environmental issues with natural coastlines.

20 Lesson 11 - Review 03:46

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 11.

21 Lesson 12 - Sustainable Agriculture 18:24

Exploring various agricultural practices and technological advancements that lead to improved food output and decreased environmental degradation.

22 Lesson 12 - Review 08:55

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 12.

23 Lesson 13 - Energy (Fossil fuels) 18:27

Exploring the benefits and problems of coal, oil, and natural gas usage.

24 Lesson 13 - Review 08:33

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 13.

25 Lesson 14 - Energy (Renewable Energy) 21:59

Exploring the current usage and potential for wind, hydro, and solar power.

26 Lesson 14 - Renewable Energy (PART 2) 00:00

Part 2/2 for lesson on Renewable Energy.

27 Lesson 14 - Review 05:54

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 14.

28 Lesson 15 - Energy (Future Technologies) 17:56

A look at the possible technologies that could eliminate carbon emissions, such as wave harnessing, nuclear fusion, nuclear recycling, and hydrolysis.

29 Lesson 15 - Review 00:00

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 15.

30 Lesson 16 - Section 2 (Case Studies) Review 18:22

Review of lessons 8 - 15.

Section 3 - Scientific Methods

31 Lesson 17 - Importance of Proper Measurement Techniques 16:36

Exploring why calibration matters.

32 Lesson 17 - Review 05:04

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 17.

33 Lesson 18 - Scientific Measurement Tools 17:32

Examining physical tools that are used for scientific measurements and how they work.

34 Lesson 18 - Review 04:09

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 18.

35 Lesson 19 - Quantitative Data Analysis 16:22

How to analyze scientific data.

36 Lesson 19 - Review 03:45

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 19.

37 Lesson 20 - Data Mining 18:22

How to sort and find useful scientific data.

38 Lesson 20 - Review 00:00

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 20.

39 Lesson 21 - Statistics in Science 15:12

A brief overview of some statistical methods in science.

40 Lesson 21 - Review 03:22

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 21.

41 Lesson 22 - Importance of Fieldwork 20:37

Discussing why fieldwork is necessary and extremely useful.

42 Lesson 22 - Importance of Fieldwork (PART 2) 00:00

Part 2/2 of Fieldwork lesson

43 Lesson 22 - Review 05:45

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 22.

44 Lesson 23 - Systems Thinking 16:15

Discussing one of the most important and useful methods of solving problems in science.

45 Lesson 23 - Review 06:40

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 23.

46 Lesson 24 - Feedback Loops 18:04

Discussing positive and negative feedback loops in systems.

47 Lesson 24 - Review 04:01

Quiz and thought experiment review for lesson 24.

48 Lesson 25 - Section 3 (Scientific Methods) Review 24:30

Review of lessons 17 - 24.

49 Lesson 25 - Section 3 (Scientific Methods) Review (PART 2) 00:00

Part 2/2 of final lesson.

Course Description:

This is a challenging and exciting course that covers many scientific topics that are usually not introduced until university. The course is broken down into three sections: Section 1 - Foundations, Section 2 - Case Studies, and Section 3 - Scientific Methods. 

Section 1 focuses on an introduction to integrated science & technology (ISAT) with an emphasis on big picture ideas. Section 2 focuses on case studies of environmental issues that make use of ISAT to come up with solutions. Section 3 focuses on the methodology and specific technologies used in the field of ISAT. 

This course is taught by an experienced classroom and field studies teacher with a master's degree in Integrated Science and Technology and a second master of science degree in sustainable environmental resources management. Drawing on academic knowledge and field experience, these lessons offer a deep yet accessible probe into the growing field of integrated science & technology.

Course Goals:

With knowledge and clarity delivered from teaching and conducting integrated science methods, this course will not only improve student literacy in key scientific areas, it will help foster a broader understanding of environmental issues in the real world. The successful student will be able to understand key concepts that are more advanced than traditional high school science subjects. Upon completion of this course students will be able to understand the dynamic problems and possible solutions associated with energy usage, agricultural practices, pollution causes & mitigation, environmental conservation practices, and environmental policies. Students will come away with a better understanding of how science impacts daily life and the importance of proper measurement, data collection, configuration, and analysis.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for 12th grade students with at least moderate scientific literacy skills. This course may also be beneficial for any sufficiently interested 11th grade students that have a good understanding of applied science concepts.

Course Requirements:

The student will complete 25 full lessons, each with two components consisting of a regular lesson and a review lesson, except for Section Review lessons which will not contain a second video as they are a review in themselves. Successful completion of a quiz after each lesson is needed in order to move on to the next course. There are also a number of "Thought Experiment" assignments in which the student is required to use critical and creative thinking skills to explore possible answers to each question that is posed. There are no objectively correct answers for these assignments as they take into consideration the student's own views and thoughts, but possible answers and guidance is provided in each review lesson. Quizzes will also be reviewed in the second component of each lesson.

Course Includes:

  • Over 8 hours of video lessons and review video lessons!
  • 25 lessons
  • 25 Quizzes
  • Over 50 diagram sheets, infographics, crosswords, PDF documents, and thought experiment assignments
  • Additional parent resources: course outline, suggested further readings, PDF readings, and answer keys for each quiz and crossword puzzle


Course Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Foundations
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Environmental Policy
  • Science & Society
  • Technology & Society
  • Air & Waste
  • Water
  • Coastal Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Energy (fossil fuels, renewables, and future technologies)
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Measurement Tools
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Data Mining, Statistics
  • Fieldwork
  • Systems Thinking
  • Feedback Loops


  • Teacher: Jordan
  • Areas of expertise: Environmental science; Conservation; Ecology; Geography; Cosmology
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, Geography | Master of Science, Integrated Science and Technology | Master of Science, Sustainable Environmental Resources Management
  • Interests: Nature, tropical rainforests, theoretical and particle physics, surfing, sports, music, different cultures
  • Skills: Fieldwork in remote areas; experiential education in remote areas; wilderness survival; relate very well to students; former elite athlete
  • Associations: International Institute for Sustainable Development; Ecology Project International; Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development
  • Issues I care about: Progressive conservation; sustainable development; environmental literacy; scientific literacy; quality education; healthy living; fitness; nutrition;

Science and geography educator, conservation scientist, adventurer - these are the things that I focus my time and energy on. I have spent several years living in the rainforests and coasts of Central and South America, educating students with hands-on, experiential methods. On top of teaching, I was in tropical forests and coral reefs doing field work, collecting data, monitoring, and working with conservation initiatives. I have taught students from 9th grade all the way up to seniors in university. My experience living, working, and studying in 6 countries helps to give a unique perspective on the science and geography lessons I teach, and students can benefit from first hand knowledge which is sometimes lacking in traditional classrooms. Educating is my passion and I believe it is imperative for youth to have the scientific literacy that is necessary to go forward in life. It is my mission to help get them there.

Grade 12 Science - Integrated Science and Technology - COURSE OUTLINE

Overview and description of all lessons offered in the course.

Suggested Further Readings

These readings are optional, though they would help round out an overall understanding of the course and may foster further interest in the field. Attached is the full list of suggested texts; one is a preview and the others are full readings. These texts are extremely infomative and incredibly interesting; they are of much use for general knowledge of the current state of the world as they are for the course.

Thought Experiment Guidelines

In several lessons of the Integrated Science and Technology course there are short thought experiments which require notihng more than thinking. These experiments are assignments and are mandatory to complete, but there is no grades or points given for completion. Instead, the goal of these assignments is to expose students to creative and critical thinking as they freely go over possibilities in their mind on how they would approach the issues covered. 

Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle

Lesson 18 (Scientific Measurement Devices) covers several different types of scientific measurement devices and tools. A crossword puzzle was assigned to match the devices with the corresponding units of measurement. The answer key is contained here in this section.

Grade 12 Science - Integrated Science and Technology - ANSWER SHEET FOR QUIZZES

Answer key for quizzes following all lessons in ISAT.

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