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Science


Grade 9 :

This course examines the atoms that make up all matter on Earth, how electricity has been harnessed to operate machinery, how our body tissues grow and regenerate, and exploration of the stars and planets of our galaxy.

There are four units: Reproduction, Atoms and Elements. The Nature of Electricity and Exploring the Universe.

There are lessons, learning activities, assignments and some hands on experiments.  As well as an inquiry/research  project  as part of the assessment for the course.

Grade 10:

Students deepen their understanding of science concepts in the following units: 

Dynamics of Ecosystems
Chemistry in Action
In Motion (the Physics of Objects in Motion)
Weather Dynamics

These units will be done with a variety of presentation methods; hands on lab experiments and demonstrations as well as workbooks and formal testing. Students will develop skills for independent learning and play an active role in achieving their full science potential. In addition, they make links between science and daily life, and learn to appreciate both the power and limitations of science as a way of understanding their world.

 

Grade 11 Biology:
This course examines the key concepts associated with the structure and function of cells, and applies these concepts to the human body.  The course has sections on biochemistry, homeostasis and cell structure, then follows with each of the human body systems.  Emphasis is on developing scientific literacy and critical thinking skills.

Grade 12 Biology: 
This is a difficult course. Those who have successfully completed it have well developed study skills and need to keep up with daily assignments.   It is a content based curriculum which requires a lot of organization, review  and studying of new material.

The two themes are biodiversity and genetics.  The student s will have opportunities to demonstrate their acquired learning skills, attitude and abilities to connect what they’ve learned with the real-world through an inquiry project.

Click here to access the Biology Textbook online.

Click here for additional resources, quizzes and activities.

 
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