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“The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is that
it can be comprehended.” – Albert Einstein.
Your understanding of science begins here at DMCI. Our science programs will help you explore
the world around you and provide you with a solid foundation for your future
careers in science. Advanced Placement
(AP) classes, enriched classes, hands on labs, special projects and
competitions, and partnerships with Universities and the community provide
students with a wide range of opportunity to challenge themselves and make
their science learning at DMCI the best experience possible.
SCIENCE 10F | SCIR1F – 1 CREDIT
To develop scientifically literate students, this course is
built upon five foundations for scientific literacy. This course consists of
five clusters: skills and attitudes, reproduction, atoms and elements, nature
of electricity, and exploring the universe. This course is important for
students who may wish to consider future courses leading to a career in science
SCIENCE 20F | SCIR2F – 1 CREDIT
Science 20F is a course that is built upon five foundations
for scientific literacy. The course consists of five clusters: skills and
attitudes, dynamics of ecosystems, chemistry in action, in motion, and weather
dynamics. This course is important for students who may wish to consider future
courses leading to a career in science or technology.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM I 20S – 1 CREDIT
The first level of the course will introduce students to
basic anatomy and physiology involving the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and
integumentary systems. Students will
receive training in CPR/First Aid and be eligible for certification. Exposure to various medical professionals
and off-site visits will be an important component of the course. Lectures, lab
activities, group work, and portfolios will provide students with the necessary
skills to be successful in the program.
BIOLOGY 30S | BIOR3S – 1 CREDIT
This is a biology program with a focus on the following
clusters: biology skills and attitudes, wellness and homeostasis, digestion and
nutrition, transportation and respiration, excretion and waste management,
protection and control, and wellness and homeostatic changes. Studies will be
based on the human species. Prerequisite: Science 20F
CHEMISTRY 30S | CHER3S – 1 CREDIT
Chemistry 30S is recommended for students who wish to pursue
careers in the biological sciences, engineering, agriculture, aerospace and
medical sciences including pharmacy. Topics include: physical properties of
matter, gases and the atmosphere, chemical reactions, solutions, and organic
chemistry. Prerequisite: Science 20F and Intro. to Applied & Pre-Cal Math
CURRENT TOPICS IN THE SCIENCES 30S | CTSR3S – 1 CREDIT
This course will enable students to study particular themes
in science and technology. Space, weather, climate change and forensic
techniques will be used as we study the creation of the universe 15 billion
years ago leading to the subsequent development of life on this planet. The
course will use the application of science and technology to study the
dinosaurs, the giant mammals that took over after their demise, and the various
humanoid species that eventually gave rise to the dominance of our own species
on planet earth. We will also examine the question: What would happen if life started
over once more as it did when the dinosaurs died out?
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM II 30S – 1 CREDIT
The second level of the MPP will begin with CPR
recertification. The study of the human
body will continue with topics including the nervous system, immunology, and
dental medicine. Specialized research
projects will have students explore specific topics related to human health,
disease prevention, and treatment options.
Participation in internships with medical professionals will be an
important component of this course as will off site visits.
PHYSICS 30S | PHYR3S – 1 CREDIT
Physics 30S introduces students to the basic concepts of
physics. Unit topics include: waves and sound, kinematics, nature of light, and
fields. Emphasis is on linear relationships at this level. This course is
recommended for students considering careers in science and technology. Prerequisite:
Science 20F and Intro. to Applied & Pre-Cal Math 20S
BIOLOGY 40S | BIOR4S – 1 CREDIT
In this continuation of Biology 30S, greater emphasis is
placed on broad topics such as: classification of living things, cellular
respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, animal and plant diversity, and
genetics. Prerequisite: Biology 30S
CHEMISTRY 40S | CHER4S – 1 CREDIT
Chemistry 40S provides the students with a more challenging
aspect of chemistry topics. These include chemistry skills and attitudes,
aqueous reactions, atomic structure, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium,
acids and bases, and electrochemistry. A strong foundation in math PCMR 3S is
strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30S and Pre-Calculus Math 30S
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM III 40S– 1 CREDIT
The final level of the MPP begins with CPR
recertification. Students will be
encouraged to explore an area of medical professions of their choice and will
be further integrated into internships or mentorships in those areas. A community outreach project will be pursued
so that students can present to their peers, and will facilitate
labs/presentations to earlier levels of the MPP.
PHYSICS 40S | PHYR4S – 1 CREDIT
Physics 40S deals with the following topics: kinematics,
dynamics, momentum, projectile motion, circular motion, work and energy,
exploration of space, low earth orbit, electric and magnetic fields, electric
circuits, electromagnetic induction, and medical physics. A strong foundation
in math Pre-Calculus 30S is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Physics 30S
& Pre-Calculus Math 30S
INTERDISCIPLINARY TOPICS IN SCIENCE 12 | INSR4S – 1 CREDIT
There are 4 general learning outcomes that will be covered
in this course: Nature of Science and Technology, Science, Technology, Society and
the Environment, Scientific and Technological Skills and Attitudes, and
Essential Science Concepts.
ENRICHED & ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCIENCE COURSES
SCIENCE ENRICHED 20S | SCIE2F – 1 CREDIT
The grade 10 Advanced Science course is intended for
students who have enjoyed their previous science courses and have also achieved
academic success in those courses. The course is designed to provide a more
in-depth study of the units outlined in the regular grade 10 program with a
greater emphasis in applying quantitative analysis to the subject areas.
Students wishing to pursue studies at the advanced placement level should
consider this course.
CHEMISTRY ENRICHED 30S & 40S | CHEE3S & CHEE4S – 1
The grade 11 and 12 Chemistry courses are designed to
provide motivated students with a greater challenge and to prepare them for
enrollment in an Advanced Placement Chemistry course. Students who successfully
complete both courses will have a good understanding of the fundamentals of
atomic and molecular structure, the nature of chemical and physical change, as
well as becoming well prepared for studies at the college level. A strong
foundation in math is necessary, Intro. to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S
and Pre-Calculus Math 30S is strongly recommended.
BIOLOGY ENRICHED 30S | BIOE3S – 1 CREDIT
This course is for students who love science, have had
academic success in Grade 10 science, or enriched Grade 10 science, and are
ultimately considering taking Advanced Placement Biology in Grade 12. This course deals mainly with human biology
by taking an in-depth look at wellness and homeostasis, animal form and basic
histology, digestion and nutrition, transportation and respiration, protection
and control, and excretion and waste management. Human adaptations across the
units are related to the adaptations found in other species. This course is all
BIOLOGY ENRICHED 40S | BIOE4S – 1 CREDIT
This course is the second level of preparation for those
students who are considering post-secondary education or who wish to take
Advanced Placement Biology in Grade 12.
This course deals with a diverse selection of topics, including
molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, classification, and bioenergetics.
Students will leave this course with a solid understanding of these concepts,
making the transition to University or to AP Biology much easier.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) BIOLOGY | BIOP4S – 1 CREDIT
This course is an excellent opportunity for students to
experience university-level biology in the more relaxed setting of high school.
The course covers all of the topics seen in 30S and 40S biology, but in much
greater depth. It also covers topics such as animal and plant diversity,
ecology, and cutting edge biotechnology.
Completing the AP Biology course greatly enhances the chance of success
in first year biology for most students.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CHEMISTRY | CHEP4S – 1 CREDIT
This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general
chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. For some
students, (who receive a 4 out of 5 on the AP exam) this course enables them to
undertake, as first year students, second-year work in the chemistry sequence
at the university level, or to register for courses in other fields where
general chemistry is a pre-requisite. The course will take place over one and a
half semesters (September to May).