Science

SCIENCE 8 (SC 8)

Topics to be covered: safety, the scientific method, life processes within cells, behavior of matter, energy transfer, and the plate tectonics. Students will have the opportunity to gain science skills and explore scientific literacy by regularly completing: practical laboratory experiments and lab reports, inquiry projects, group presentations and tests. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

SCIENCE 9 (SC 9)

Topics to be covered: safety, the scientific method, cellular reproduction, electronic arrangement of atoms, electric current, and the interconnection between the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. Students will have the opportunity to gain science skills and explore scientific literacy by regularly completing: practical laboratory experiments and lab reports, inquiry projects, presentations, quizzes and tests. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

SCIENCE 10 (SC 10)

Topics to be covered: safety, the scientific method, genetics, chemical reactions, the law of conservation of energy, and the formation of the universe. Students will have the opportunity to gain science skills and explore scientific literacy by regularly completing: practical laboratory experiments and lab reports, inquiry projects, presentations, quizzes and tests. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Topics to be covered: lab safety and processes of biological research, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, microbiology (bacteria, fungi, protozoa), plant biology (algae, moss, ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms), and animal biology (sponges, jellies, worms, mollusks, echinoderms, chordates).  Students will have the opportunity to express their learning by completing practical laboratory experiments and lab reports, dissections, biological drawings, projects, presentations and tests. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 12 (BIOLOGY 12)
Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students take BI 11 and CH 11 before taking BI 12

Topics to be covered: lab safety and process of biology, cell biology - compounds, biological molecules, DNA, protein synthesis, enzymes and membranes, and human biology - covered by the systems that carry out digestion, circulation, respiration, excretion, reproduction, nervous function, and sensory reception/response. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.  

CHEMISTRY 11 (CH 11)
Prerequisite: SC 10 and MA 10

Topics covered: Laboratory Safety, Introduction to Chemistry, Properties of Substances, Introduction to the Periodic Table, Atomic Structure, the Mole Concept, Introduction to Bonding, Introduction to Inorganic Naming, Chemical Reactions, Solution Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.  Students will have the opportunity to complete practical laboratory experiments (techniques and safety), laboratory reports, worksheets and assignments.

CHEMISTRY 12 (CH 12)
Prerequisite: CH 11 and MA 11.  C+ or higher marks in both subjects are strongly recommended.

Topics covered:  Reaction Kinetics, Equilibrium, Solubility of Ionic Substances, Acids, Bases and Salts and Oxidation-Reduction.  Students will have the opportunity to complete practical laboratory experiments (techniques and safety), laboratory reports, worksheets and assignments. 

PHYSICS 11 (PH 11)
Prerequisite:  SC 10 and MA 10.  C+ or higher marks in both subjects are strongly recommended.

A large part of the course includes problem solving which demands a strong commitment and continuous effort on the part of the student. Success in Math 10 or 11 is the one good indicator of success in Physics 11. This course introduces the student to basic kinematics and dynamics (motion and the forces involved in motion). Some of the topics covered include projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, and Conservation Laws (Energy, momentum, and heat). As time permits, additional topics include wave motion, the properties of light and an overview of Special Relativity and Nuclear Energy. 

PHYSICS 12 (PH 12)
Prerequisite: PH 11.  B or higher mark is strongly recommended.

This course expands upon the material of Physics 11: Kinematics, dynamics, universal gravitation, circular motion, momentum and energy, electricity, magnetism and induction.

SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11 (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11)
Prerequisite:  none

This applied science course is designed for students who are not planning to attend a post-secondary institution.  It may be used as a compulsory science course for graduation but is not acceptable for university entrance. It will provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of the interactive nature of science and technology, through gaining knowledge of technologies as an application of science in our daily lives, in the workplace, and in global systems.  Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 11 (XYLDCE 11)

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to diversity in local ecosystems, processes and changes in local ecosystems, sustainability in local ecosystems, and the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 11 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in local ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish their ecological footprint and make a local difference by becoming environmentally responsible students/citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 11 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements.

AP CHEMISTRY 12

AP Chemistry is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering science-based programs at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well (score 4 or 5 on the exam) may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course has specific topics covered not covered by the provincial curriculum: Thermodynamics, Colligative Properties, Organic Reactions, and Molecular Orbital Bonding.  Students planning on taking AP Chemistry should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Chemistry 11 and will be taking Principles of Math 12 and Chemistry 12 concurrently. 

AP BIOLOGY 12

AP Biology is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering a sciences program at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well on the latter may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course is divided into the three general areas of "Molecules and Cells", "Heredity and Evolution", and "Organisms and Population".  The specific topics covered overlap somewhat with the provincial curriculum, but there are several topics unique to the AP Biology course.  Students planning on taking AP Biology should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Biology 12, Chemistry 11, and Principles of Math 11, or be taking them concurrently.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 12
Prerequisite:  Environmental Science 11

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to global water systems, global warming, climate change, land use, sustainability, and global environmental changes. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 12 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in global ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish our ecological footprint and make a difference by becoming environmentally responsible global citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 12 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements

PHYSICS 11 (PH 11)
Prerequisite:  SC 10 and MA 10.  C+ or higher marks in both subjects are strongly recommended.

A large part of the course includes problem solving which demands a strong commitment and continuous effort on the part of the student. Success in Math 10 or 11 is the one good indicator of success in Physics 11. This course introduces the student to basic kinematics and dynamics (motion and the forces involved in motion). Some of the topics covered include projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, and Conservation Laws (Energy, momentum, and heat). As time permits, additional topics include wave motion, the properties of light and an overview of Special Relativity and Nuclear Energy. 

PHYSICS 12 (PH 12)
Prerequisite: PH 11.  B or higher mark is strongly recommended.

This course expands upon the material of Physics 11: Kinematics, dynamics, universal gravitation, circular motion, momentum and energy, electricity, magnetism and induction.

SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11 (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11)
Prerequisite:  none

This applied science course is designed for students who are not planning to attend a post-secondary institution.  It may be used as a compulsory science course for graduation but is not acceptable for university entrance. It will provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of the interactive nature of science and technology, through gaining knowledge of technologies as an application of science in our daily lives, in the workplace, and in global systems.  Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 11 (XYLDCE 11)

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to diversity in local ecosystems, processes and changes in local ecosystems, sustainability in local ecosystems, and the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 11 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in local ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish their ecological footprint and make a local difference by becoming environmentally responsible students/citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 11 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements.

AP CHEMISTRY 12

AP Chemistry is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering science-based programs at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well (score 4 or 5 on the exam) may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course has specific topics covered not covered by the provincial curriculum: Thermodynamics, Colligative Properties, Organic Reactions, and Molecular Orbital Bonding.  Students planning on taking AP Chemistry should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Chemistry 11 and will be taking Principles of Math 12 and Chemistry 12 concurrently. 

AP BIOLOGY 12

AP Biology is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering a sciences program at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well on the latter may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course is divided into the three general areas of "Molecules and Cells", "Heredity and Evolution", and "Organisms and Population".  The specific topics covered overlap somewhat with the provincial curriculum, but there are several topics unique to the AP Biology course.  Students planning on taking AP Biology should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Biology 12, Chemistry 11, and Principles of Math 11, or be taking them concurrently.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 12
Prerequisite:  Environmental Science 11

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to global water systems, global warming, climate change, land use, sustainability, and global environmental changes. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 12 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in global ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish our ecological footprint and make a difference by becoming environmentally responsible global citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 12 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements

PHYSICS 11 (PH 11)
Prerequisite:  SC 10 and MA 10.  C+ or higher marks in both subjects are strongly recommended.

A large part of the course includes problem solving which demands a strong commitment and continuous effort on the part of the student. Success in Math 10 or 11 is the one good indicator of success in Physics 11. This course introduces the student to basic kinematics and dynamics (motion and the forces involved in motion). Some of the topics covered include projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, and Conservation Laws (Energy, momentum, and heat). As time permits, additional topics include wave motion, the properties of light and an overview of Special Relativity and Nuclear Energy. 

PHYSICS 12 (PH 12)
Prerequisite: PH 11.  B or higher mark is strongly recommended.

This course expands upon the material of Physics 11: Kinematics, dynamics, universal gravitation, circular motion, momentum and energy, electricity, magnetism and induction.

SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11 (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11)
Prerequisite:  none

This applied science course is designed for students who are not planning to attend a post-secondary institution.  It may be used as a compulsory science course for graduation but is not acceptable for university entrance. It will provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of the interactive nature of science and technology, through gaining knowledge of technologies as an application of science in our daily lives, in the workplace, and in global systems.  Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 11 (XYLDCE 11)

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to diversity in local ecosystems, processes and changes in local ecosystems, sustainability in local ecosystems, and the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 11 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in local ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish their ecological footprint and make a local difference by becoming environmentally responsible students/citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 11 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements.

AP CHEMISTRY 12

AP Chemistry is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering science-based programs at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well (score 4 or 5 on the exam) may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course has specific topics covered not covered by the provincial curriculum: Thermodynamics, Colligative Properties, Organic Reactions, and Molecular Orbital Bonding.  Students planning on taking AP Chemistry should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Chemistry 11 and will be taking Principles of Math 12 and Chemistry 12 concurrently. 

AP BIOLOGY 12

AP Biology is an intensive course designed for students planning on entering a sciences program at a University/College.  It is delivered at a level equivalent to that of a first-year university course.  At the end of the course, students should write the Advanced Placement exam.  Those who do well on the latter may apply for course credits at most Canadian and American universities.  The course is divided into the three general areas of "Molecules and Cells", "Heredity and Evolution", and "Organisms and Population".  The specific topics covered overlap somewhat with the provincial curriculum, but there are several topics unique to the AP Biology course.  Students planning on taking AP Biology should be highly motivated and have received at least a B in Biology 12, Chemistry 11, and Principles of Math 11, or be taking them concurrently.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 12
Prerequisite:  Environmental Science 11

This applied science course provides students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to understand the practices and issues related to global water systems, global warming, climate change, land use, sustainability, and global environmental changes. The ultimate goal of Environmental Science 12 is to learn how humans interact with our environment in global ecosystems. A secondary goal is to support students to find viable ways to diminish our ecological footprint and make a difference by becoming environmentally responsible global citizens. Students will be assessed based on the new core and curricular competencies.

Note: This Environmental Science 12 course is worth four science credits to satisfy basic Graduation Elective Requirements