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Science

 

STAFF LIST

 
Ms. M. Davidson - Department Head midavidson@wsd1.org
 
Ms. P. Lyng - Laboratory Assistant
 
Mr. M. Burdeniuk
 
Mr. J. Charrière - website
 
Ms. M. Davidson
 
Mr. A. Dyck 
 
Ms. H. Finlay 
 
Mr. J. Fredette 
 
Ms. V. Green
 
Ms. D. Labun
 
Mr. D. Lloyd - blog
 
Mr. C. Montgomery
 
Mr. J. Romu
 
Mrs. A. Smart - blog
 
Ms. S. Temesvari
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCIENCES 

 
A Science course is compulsory in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
 
 
 

Science 10F SCIR1F

 
This course is an introduction to four branches of science:
 
biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. By studying reproduction, the atom and elements, electricity and the universe, students will experience these diverse areas of science, preparing them for the Grade 10 Science program.
 
Development of laboratory skills and an understanding of the processes of science are desired outcomes of this course.
 
 
 

Science 20F SCIR2F

 
This course continues the study of biology (sustaining ecosystems), chemistry (chemical reactions), and physics (motion) and also introduces environmental science with a unit on weather dynamics. This program prepares students to make informed science course selections at the Grade 11 and 12 levels. Further
 
development of laboratory skills and an understanding of the role of science in daily life are also fostered in this course.
 
 
 

Biology 30S BIOR3S

 
Biology 30S deals with human anatomy and physiology, wellness and homeostasis. The core topics include the biochemistry of nutrition and the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and nervous systems. Using a variety
 
of practical activities, students investigate aspects of health and lifestyle related to human biology.
 
 
 

Biology 40S BIOR4S

 
The core of this course deals with genetics and heredity, evolution, biodiversity and classification. Students will learn about related societal issues and applications to daily life. Standing in BIOR3S is strongly recommended.
 
 
 

Chemistry 30S CHER3S

 
Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Applied & Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20S This course builds on the foundation of chemistry from Grade 9 and 10 Science with an emphasis on problem solving and quantitative analysis. The curriculum stresses the basic principle that the properties of
 
matter are the consequence of the structure of matter. Topics studied include: properties of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, gases and solutions.
 
 
 
 
 

Chemistry 40S CHER4S

 
Recommended prerequisites: Chemistry 30S and either Applied Math or Pre-Calculus Math Through participation in co-operative experiments and other classroom experiences, students will develop skills for the safe handling of materials, careful observation and measurement, effective problem solving and
 
precise communication. This course is designed to prepare students for further study in chemistry at the university level and to develop the attitudes and abilities that enable students to become informed decision makers who are knowledgeable about the role of chemistry in the world around them. Topics covered in the course include: atomic structure, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry and aqueous reactions.
 
 
 
 
 

Science 30S SCIR3S

 
This course provides an option for students who wish to continue in science, but who do not wish to take the traditional courses concentrating on biology, chemistry or physics. Science 30S provides students with the opportunity to study science in a more integrated manner and develop proficiency in a variety of laboratory skills. With the goal of developing scientific literacy, students participate in selecting topics studied. This course gives students a “hands on” opportunity to increase their understanding of science and technology in the real world.
 
 
 
 
 

Physics 30S PHYR3S

 
Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Applied & Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20S
 
This course will appeal to students who enjoy applying problem-solving to real world situations. Topics studied in-depth include measurement and linear motion. Wave theory will be introduced through the study of light and sound. The "eld concept is explored in electric, magnetic and gravitational contexts. At this level students will need a strong background in equation solving and trigonometry.
 
 
 
 
 

Physics 40S PHYR4S

 
Recommended prerequisite: Physics 30S and either Applied or Pre-Calculus Mathematics in this course, students complete their study of mechanics with the following topics: dynamics of circular motion, projectile motion, momentum and energy. This is followed by a detailed analysis of electricity and magnetism and an introduction to modern physics, through topics applicable to medical physics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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