SCIENCE

6, 7, 8, 10F 

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

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.

30S Biology

Prerequisite: Science 20F

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

30S Chemistry

Prerequisite: Science 20F

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

30S 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.

30S Physics

Pre-requisite: Science 20F

Co-requisite: 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 Biology

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

40S Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30S

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

40S Physics

Prerequisite: Physics 30S

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