SCIENCE

7, 8, 10F  (1.0 cr.)

The junior high science program works at attaining basic knowledge and attitudes needed to function in today’s scientific and technological world and also at developing processes to assist students in problem solving. Respect for our environment, and relating science to issues and values is stressed.

20F  (1.0 cr.)

The grade 10 course offers students topics in chemistry, physics and biology. Students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in these areas, and to identify areas of interest, which will assist in their choosing of science courses for grades 11 and 12.

BIOLOGY

30S  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisite: Science 20F

Topics studied include biochemistry and physiology – the structure and function of body systems – with emphasis on human physiology.

40S  (1.0 cr.)

Topics studied include: ecology, nucleic acid chemistry, genetics, evolution, and variety in plants and animals.

CHEMISTRY

30S  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisite: Science 20F

Topics include atomic theory, physical properties of matter, chemical reactions, gases and organic chemistry.

40S  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30S

Topics include atomic theory, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, and redox.

CURRENT TOPICS IN SCIENCE

Current Topics in Science is a unique alternative to the three classic sciences offered in high school. Instead of examining several topics within a specific discipline, Topics in Science takes an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to learning science.

 

 

PHYSICS

30S  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisite: Science 20F
Corequisite: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 30S

Topics investigated include the nature of physics, mechanics, fields, waves and radiation. An emphasis is placed on advanced problem solving and engineering.

40S  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisite: Physics 30S

Topics investigated include the nature of physics, mechanics, fields and modern physics (quantum theory).