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Teachers' Websites

Department Head - Mr. Jamie Thompson  http://web.dsbn.edu.on.ca/~Jamie.Thompson@dsbn.org/
Ms. A. Boles http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/elearning/
Mrs. K. Robertson http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/elearning/
Mr. F. Schilte http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/elearning/

Science


Grade 9

Academic SNC1D
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology,
chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology,
society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills
in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of
scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic
and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of
the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
Prerequisite: None

Applied SNC1P
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology,
chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to
everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related
to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical
problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure
and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the
universe; and static and current electricity.
Prerequisite: None

Essential SNC1LK
This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed Science (SNC2L) and/or Grade 11
Workplace Science (SNC3E). This course reinforces and strengthens science-related knowledge
and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking and the relationship between science, society
and the environment. Students explore a range of topics including Science in Daily Life, Properties
of Common Materials, Staying Alive: Life Sustaining Processes, and Electrical Circuits.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10

Academic SNC2D
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology,
chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between
science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities
to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct
investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the
connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a
particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and
the interaction of light and matter.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Applied SNC2P
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology,
chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science
in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical
skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into
everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical
reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Essential SNC2LK
This Grade 10 course reinforces and strengthens science-related knowledge and skills, including
scientific inquiry, critical thinking and the environmental impact of science and technology. To
prepare students for success in everyday life, the workplace and in the Science Grade 11
Workplace Preparation Course (SNC3E), students explore a range of topics including Science
in the Media, Interactions of Common Materials, Living Together: Interdependence of Organisms,
and Using Electrical Energy.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Essential

Biology

University Preparation SBI 3U1
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological
systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of
biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the
anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of
the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

College Preparation SBI 3C1
This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn
concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology,
microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their
role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of
concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences
and related fields.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


University Preparation SBI 4U1
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts
and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct
investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics,
homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of
detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various
branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

Chemistry

University Preparation SCH3U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the
study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and
quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric
chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical
skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as
the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

University Preparation SCH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the
study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and
rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will
further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate
chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information.
Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on
evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

College Preparation SCH 4C1
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the
study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical
calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will
use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific
analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology.
Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of
technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Physics

University Preparation SPH3U1
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students
will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces;
energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity
and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws
of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and
technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society
and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

University Preparation SPH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and
theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces
that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and
electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum
mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation
skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related
to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of
technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

College Preparation SPH4C1
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will
explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy
transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used
tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of
physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations.
Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and
the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied