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SCIENCE 8
 
This course develops four main areas of understanding:
  • Life processes at the level of the cell
  • the structure and behavior of matter
  • properties and behavior of light
  • plate tectonics and processes within the Earth

Many of these concepts will be explored and tested in lab activities
 
 
SCIENCE 9
 
This course develops four main areas of understanding:
  • reproduction is a cellular process
  • the chemical nature of elements and compounds
  • electric current and electric circuits
  • cycles of matter and energy in the Earth

Many of these concepts will be explored and tested in lab activities
 
 
SCIENCE 10 (SC 10)
 
This course develops four main areas of understanding:
  • DNA, genes and chromosomes, patterns of inheritance, genetics and its applications
  • Rearrangement of atoms and energy changes during chemical reactions, chemistry of acids and bases and practical applications of chemical reactions
  • Transformation of potential and kinetic energy and the impacts these have on the environment, nuclear energy and radiation and their applications
  • Formation of the universe and how the universe is changing over time, including big bang theory and methods used in Astronomy to understand the universe
 

BIOLOGY 11 (BI 11)
 
Prerequisite: Science 10
 
Teacher recommendation: Science 10 passed with a minimum of 65%
 
This course examines three major areas of understanding:
  • characteristics of living things: structures and processes at the cellular level
  • processes in evolution
  • classification of living things into groups from microorganisms to plants to animals
 
Many of these concepts will be explored and tested in lab activities
 
 
BIOLOGY 12 (GI 12)
 
Prerequisite: Biology 11
 
Teacher recommendation: Biology 11 passed with a minimum of 65%
 
This course studies the human body, and devleops three broad areas of understanding:
  • anatomy and physiology at the cellular level
  • anatomy and physiology at the level of organ systems
  • how organ systems interact and work to keep conditions within a normal range
 
Many of these concepts will be explored and tested in lab activities
 
 
CHEMISTRY 11 (CH 11)
 
Prerequisite: Science 10 and Foundations of Math 10
 
Teacher recommendation: Both Foundations of Math 10 and Sicence 10 passed with a minimum of 65%
 
This course introduces the basic concepts of chemistry including names and formulas, types of chemical reactions, how quantities and yields are measured and calculated in chemical reactions, how to prepare and work with solutions, how the periodic table can predict the nature of elements, and an introduction to the field of organic chemistry. Basic chemistry lab skills are learned and practiced.
 
 
CHEMISTRY 12 (CH 12)
 
This course looks at how reactions actually occur and how they can be sped up or slowed down, the concept of equilibrium and how we can affect that equilibrium to increase the amount of products formed, the solubility of substances, the chemistry of acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction reactions (electrochemistry). Lab activities are performed to measure and observe the changes we expect, and to learn how to record and report results.
 
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11 (SCT 11)
 
Prerequisite: Science 10
 
This course will help students develop a better understanding of how scientific and technological knowledge can be applied to our everday lives. The four units studied are:
  • natural resources and the environment
  • personal technologies
  • transportation
  • forensics
 

EARTH SCIENCE 11
 
Prerequisite: Science 10
 
This course is an introduction to the significance of the Earth and space science (Astronomy, space technology, and origins of the universe). We will explore the geological processes of the Earth's interior and surface. These include Earth materials (rocks and minerals), Geological stime (age dating, Geological time scale, and fossil record), Plate Tectonic Theory (seismology, volcanism, and mountain building), Glaciation and Weathering (Hydrologic cycle and erosion), and Oceanography. Students will gain an appreciation of how these processes have controlled the development of our planet and the role of geology in meeting society's current and future demand for sustainable energy and mineral resources. Gaining further expertise in this field can open up future opportunities and intersting jobs for today's youth. Some jobsthat are directly related to a geology/geography degree include: Engineering Geologist, Geochemist, Geophysicist, Field Seismologist, Geoscientist, Hydrogeologist, Mudlogger, Surveyor (working with mines to find mineral deposits), and the list goes on. These jobs are for those interested in the Earth, mineral resource management/development and offer opportunities to work outside and around the world.
 
 
PHYSICS 11 (PHYS 11)
 
This course develops the understanding in these areas:
  • motion and force in one dimension
  • conservation of momentum and energy in one dimension
  • current electricity and electric circuits
  • introduction to two other topics, chosen from waves and optics, quantum mechanics, special relativity and nuclear physics
 
Many of these concepts will explored and tested in lab activities
 
The next time Physics will be offered is 2019-2020
 
 
PHYSICS 12 (PHYSICS 12)
 
This course develops the understanding in these areas:
  • motion and force in two dimensions (such as navigation and projectiles)
  • conservation of momentum and energy in two dimensions
  • static equilibrium (stability of structures)
  • Electromagnetism and its applications, for example motors and generators
 
Many of these concepts will explored and tested in lab activities
 
The next time Physics will be offered is 2019-2020