Science

Science 8

Science 8 provides opportunities to explore and develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Students are introduced to the scientific method and are encouraged to design labs and to analyze data. Students are also encouraged to expand their attributes into relevant topics in everyday life and reflect on questions of "why" and "how". Units covered in this course included basic cell biology, microorganisms, basic chemistry, properties of light and plate tectonics.

 

Science 9

Science 9 continues to give opportunities to explore and develop scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Students will further develop their skills in using the scientific methd to design labs and to analyze data. Units covered in this course include cell biology, reproduction, chemistry, matter cycles and electricity.

 

Science 10

Science 10 continues to provide opportunities to explore and develop scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It is an intensee course that covers units in chemistry, genetics, motion, energy transformation and Earth Science.  Students will work on designing labs and analyzing data in most of the units. Our goal is to develop a holistic student who gains scientific knowledge through the process of inquiring, thinking, and communicating.

 

Biology 11

Biology 11 is an introductory course designed to give students an appreciation for the living world. It addresses a representative sample of organisms and introduces students to a variety of biological skills and scientific processes. It is also expected that the course will contribute to developing scientific attitudes and critical thinking abilities. Students in Biology 11 will investigate: • scientific methods and principles • microbiology • botany • zoology • ecology Laboratory work investigation and classification of organisms, and includes microscopy, dissection of various specimens. A final exam worth 20% of the final grade will be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in Science 10

 

Biology 11 Honours

Grade Biology 11 Honours is a class designed to allow students to accelerate and enrich their learning of the Biology 11 curriculum, creating opportunities to investigate additional Biology concepts, lab applications, bioethics and biology related extracurricular activities. This course is highly recommended for students intending on pursuing education in the fields of science at the post secondary level, as it will develop skills of critical thinking, application of knowledge, problem solving and intellectual challenge. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "A" grade minimum in Science 10 

 

Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 is an introductory course designed to lay a solid foundation for future studies in higher levels of chemistry. This course emphasizes the proper use and care of laboratory equipment, observation of experimental chemical reactions, and analysis of data and verification of scientific principles. Considerable time will also be spent on problem solving. The major topic areas are: • the nature of matter • mole concept • chemical reactions • atomic theory • solution chemistry • organic chemistry An exam worth 20% of the final grade to be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in Science 10, Math 10 

 

Earth Science 11

Earth Science 11 is a survey course designed to provide insight into the major branches of Earth and space science and how each branch relates to everyday life. Emphasis will be placed on the tools and activities of current Earth and space scientists. The major topic areas include : - Astronomy - Rocks and Minerals - Geological Time - Internal Earth Processes and the Plate Tectonic Theory - Surface Processes and the Hydrosphere This academic course satisfies the Grade 11 Science requirements for both graduation and university entrance into a non-science program. A final exam will be worth 20% of the final grade.

 

Physics 11

Physics 11 is a survey course intended to provide insight into the scope, nature, relevance and limitations of physics. Physics 11 is intended to prepare students to better understand the everyday world around them. Topics covered include: • kinematics • dynamics • energy • special relativity • nuclear fission and fusion An exam worth 20% of the final grade to be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in Science 10, Math 10 

 

Science And Technology 11

Science and Technology 11 explores the relationships between science, technology and our environment. The main focus of this course is to facilitate a learning process whereby science and technology can be interesting, informative and relevant to one’s surroundings. Course topics range from: space, global pollution and global warming, technology and health issues, forensics, transportation, and food production, processing and presentation.

 

Biology 12

Biology 12 focuses on human biology, allowing students to develop an interest in and an understanding of science by looking at themselves and seeing how the diverse body systems are integrated. The following topics are included: Biochemistry • cell compounds and biological molecules Cell Biology • cell organelles • DNA replication • protein synthesis • enzymes and metabolism Body Systems • digestive system • respiratory system • circulatory system • nervous system • urinary system • reproductive system An exam worth 20% of the final grade to be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in Biology 11; recommended that CH 11 taken before or concurrently with BI 12 

 

Biopsychology 12

Please be aware that Biopsychology 12 does NOT qualify as a science credit for graduation requirements.

Biopsychology 12 is intended for students who are interested in the fields of Neurobiology and Psychology. Students will have the opportunity to investigate many topics such as:
• neurobiology and physiology
• abnormal psychology
• brain damage, diseases and disorders
• learning and memory

 

Chemistry 12

This course is a detailed study of chemical concepts which will enable a student to gain a more useful perspective of chemistry and its relationship to industrial and environmental processes. The major topic areas are: • rates of chemical reactions • reaction equilibrium • solubility equilibrium • acid-base equilibrium • electrochemistry An exam worth 20% of the final grade to be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in CH 11, Math 11 

 

Physics 12

Physics 12 expands on topics covered in Physics 11 and challenges the student with a more rigorous mathematical method. Students enrolled in this course will be sufficiently prepared for further study in physics course work. Topics include: • vector kinematics • vector dynamics • work, energy, and power • vector momentum and impulse • static equilibrium • circular motion and gravitation • electrostatics • electric circuits • electromagnetism A final exam worth 20% of the final grade will be written. Recommended Preparation: Suggested "C+" grade minimum in PH 11, Principles of Math 11