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Welcome to the Orchard Park Science Institute page

Introduction

At Orchard Park we’re dedicated to providing our students with the experience and knowledge necessary to make science useful in their lives and to enable our students to improve the lives of others by learning how to discover new things.

The Ontario Curriculum outlines three goals of the science program as follows:
1. to relate science to technology, society, and the environment
2. to develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry
3. to understand the basic concepts of science
Every course in the secondary science program focuses on these three goals.

Orchard Park’s Science Institute is located on the second floor at the front of the school. Come and check us out!!!

GET  YOURSELF INTO O.P. SCIENCE  &  GET O.P. SCIENCE INTO YOURSELF!

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Name Specialty
  Mr. L. Paul (Department Head) Physics / Math
Mrs. M. Zdero
Biology
  Mrs. E. Dejeto  (Assistant Head)
Math / Physics
 Mr. D. Wardell
Chemistry
Mr. P. Lewer
Science
  Mr. M. Hutton/Mrs. C. Edgar
Science
  Mrs. I. Paul
Biology
  Mrs. V. Gray-Wraight Phys-ed / Science
 Ms. Zara Pavlovic Chemistry/Biology


If you wish to contact any member of the Science Department you may email them (see staff directory on the home page) or call the school at (905) 662-3838 .

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Course Outlines

Grade Course Code Course Name
9 SNC 1P1 Applied Science
9 SNC 1L1 Essentials of Science
9 SNC 1D1 Academic Science
10 SNC 2D1 Academic Science
10 SNC 2P1 Science, Applied
11 SBI 3U1 Biology, University
11 SBI 3C1 Biology, College
11 SCH 3U1 Chemistry, University
11 SPH 3U1 Physics, University
11 SVN 3M1 Environmental Science, Grade 11, Universit…
12 SNC 4E1 Science, Grade 12, Workplace
12 SBI 4U1 Biology, University
12 SNC 4M1 Science, Grade 12, University/College Prep…
12 SCH 4U1 Chemistry, University
12 SCH 4C1 Chemistry, College
12 SPH 4U1 Physics, University
12 SPH 4C1 Physics, College

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Grade: 9
Course Code: SNC 1P1
Course Name: Applied Science
Description:  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.

This course is a prerequisite for: SNC2P1 Grade 10 Science, Applied

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Grade: 9
Course Code: SNC1L1
Course Name: Essentials of Science
Description:

Description: This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening science-related knowledge and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and the relationship between science, society, and the environment, to prepare students for success in everyday life, in the workplace, and in the Grade 11 Science Workplace Preparation course. Students explore a range of topics, including science in daily life, properties of common materials, life-sustaining processes in simple and complex organisms, and electrical circuits. Students have the opportunity to extend mathematical and scientific process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical science activities.

This course is a prerequisite for:
SNC4E Grade 12 Science, Workplace

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Grade: 9
Course Code: SNC1D1
Course Name: Academic Science
Description:   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.

This course is a prerequisite for: SNC2D1 Grade 10 Science, Academic, SNC2P1 Grade 10 Science, Applied

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Grade: 10
Course Code: SNC2D1
Course Name: Academic Science
Description:  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.

Prerequisites:
SNC1D1 or SNC1P1

This course is a prerequisite for:
SBI3U1 Grade 11 Biology, University
SBI3C1 Grade 11 Biology, College
SCH3U1 Grade 11 Chemistry, University
SCH4C1 Grade 12 Chemistry, College
SES4U1 Grade 12 Earth And Space Science, University
SPH3U1 Grade 11 Physics, UniversitySPH4C1 Grade 12 Physics, College
SNC3M1 Grade 11 Science, University/College

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Grade: 10
Course Code: SNC2P1
Course Name: Science, Applied
Description:  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: SNC1D1 or SNC1P1

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Grade: 11
Course Code: SBI3U1
Course Name: Biology, University
Description: This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Prerequisite: SNC2D1

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Grade: 11
Course Code: SBI3C1
Course Name: Biology, College
Description: This course focuses on the processes involved in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and physiology, and environmental science. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts and skills needed for further study in the various branches of life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisites
SNC2D1 or SNC2P1

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Grade: 11
Course Code: SCH3U1
Course Name: Chemistry, University
Description: This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

Prerequisite: SNC2D1

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Grade: 11
Course Code: SPH3U1
Course Name: Physics, University
Description: This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: SNC2D1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SNC4E
Course Name: Science, Grade 12, Workplace

This course provides students with the science-related knowledge and skills they need to help
them make informed decisions in the workplace and in their personal lives. Students will explore
a range of topics, including chemistry at home and at work; communications technology;
medical technology; gardening, horticulture, landscaping, and forestry; and alternative life sustaining
environments. Emphasis is placed on relating these topics directly to students’
experiences both in the world of work and in daily life.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed
compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

 

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Grade: 11
Course Code: SVN3M
Course Name: Environmental Science, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Description: This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Applied or Academic

Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges
Current environmental issues are complex, and may involve conflicting interests or ideas. Scientific knowledge enables people to make informed decisions about effective ways to address environmental challenges.

Human Health and the Environment
Environmental factors can have negative effects on human health. It is possible to minimize some of the negative health effects of environmental factors by making informed lifestyle choices and taking other precautions.

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
Modern agricultural and forestry practices can have positive and negative consequences for the economy, human health, and the sustainability of ecosystems, both local and global.

Reducing and Managing Waste
Well-thought-out waste management plans help to sustain ecosystems, locally and globally. By making informed choices, consumers can reduce the amount or alter the nature of the waste they produce.

Conservation of Energy
The impact of energy production and consumption on environmental sustainability depends on which resources and energy production methods are used.

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SBI4U1
Course Name: Biology, University
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in the various branches of life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: SBI3U1 and it is recommended that students have completed SCH3U1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SNC 4M1
Course Name: Science, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Description: This course enables students, including those pursuing postsecondary programs outside the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and contemporary social and environmental issues in health-related fields. Students will explore a variety of medical technologies, pathogens and disease, nutritional science, public health issues, and biotechnology. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and helps refine students’ scientific investigation skills.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or any Grade 11 university, university/college, or college preparation course in science

Medical Technologies
Medical technologies can have positive and negative effects on society, human health, the economy, and the environment. Knowledge of medical technologies, and the science behind them, can help patients better understand their diagnoses and treatment options.

Pathogens and Disease
Appropriate technologies and informed choices with respect to personal behaviour can limit the spread of pathogens and diseases. Methods used to control the spread of pathogens and diseases can have both positive and negative effects on human health.

Nutritional Science
The nutrients and other substances found in foods affect human health and well-being. An understanding of the role of nutrients and other substances found in foods enables people to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Science and Public Health Issues
An understanding of threats to public health helps individuals and societies adopt appropriate practices to protect their health and the health of others. A global approach to public health is necessary to help prevent future pandemics.

Biotechnology
Many social, ethical, and legal issues and conflicting interests have to be considered when determining the appropriate uses of biotechnology. Scientific knowledge helps individuals and society make informed decisions regarding biotechnology.

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SCH4U1
Course Name: Chemistry, University
Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical equilibrium, atomic and molecular structure, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop problem-solving and laboratory skills as they investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Prerequisite: SCH3U1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SCH4C1
Course Name: Chemistry, College
Description: This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills of 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 in the development of new technologies and products.

Prerequisites
SNC2D1 or SNC2P1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SPH4U1
Course Name: Physics, University
Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories of physics. Students will explore further the laws of dynamics and energy transformations, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields; electromagnetic radiation; and the interface between energy and matter. They will further develop inquiry skills, learning, for example, how the interpretation of experimental data can provide indirect evidence to support the development of a scientific model. Students will also consider the impact on society and the environment of technological application of physics.

Prerequisite: SPH3U1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: SPH 4C1
Course Name: Physics, College
Description: This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts as they relate to mechanical, electrical, fluid (hydraulic and pneumatic), and communications systems, as well as to the operation of commonly used tools and equipment. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted 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: SNC2D1 or SNC2P1

Updated on Tuesday, September 05, 2017.
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