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Last updated on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Welcome to the Saltfleet Science Centre!

Department Head:  Mrs. J. Harvey (jharvey@hwdsb.on.ca)

Acting Assistant Dept. Head: Mrs. C. O’Leary

Teachers:

Mr. G. Skirrow, Mr. C. Hope, Ms. H. McKenzie, Mrs. C. O’Leary, Mr. V. Brdarevic, Mrs. L. Faccio, Mr. S. Miller, Mr. I. Millar, Ms.  D. Onica.

Extra Help:  At lunch  – come to A202 science office to find your teacher

Every year, the science department runs a Physics contest – contact your physics teacher if you are interested!

Science Award (monetary) is awarded to a deserving science student at Graduation every year.  Funds are donated from the teachers and award recipient is also chosen by the teachers.  We look for someone who loves learning science, is a class leader and has experienced great success in the senior sciences.

GRADE NINE COURSES:

SNC1D1 Science, Grade 9, Academic
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
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SNC1L1 Science, Grade 9, Locally Developed
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 Science Grade 12 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.
Prerequisite: None
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SNC1P1 Science, Grade 9, Applied
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
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

GRADE TEN COURSES:

SNC2D1 Science, Grade 10, Academic
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 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: SNC1D1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SNC2P1 Science, Grade 10, Applied
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 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.
Prerequisites: SNC1D1 or SNC1P1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

GRADE ELEVEN COURSES:

SBI3C1 Biology, Grade 11, College
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 study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisites: SNC2D1 or SNC2P1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SBI3U1 Biology, Grade 11, University
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 investigations.
Prerequisite: SNC2D1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SCH3U1 Chemistry, Grade 11, University
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: SNC2D1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SPH3U1 Physics, Grade 11, University
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: SNC2D1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SVN3M1, Environmental Workplace

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.
Prerequisite: SNC2D1, SNC2P1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SVN3E1 Grade 11,Workplace
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science.
Prerequisites: SNC1P1 or SNC1D1 or SNC1L1 or SNC2L1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

GRADE TWELVE COURSES:

SBI4U1 Biology, Grade 12, University
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.
Prerequisites: SBI3U1 and it is recommended that students have completed SCH3U1.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SCH4C1 Chemistry, Grade 12, College
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
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SCH4U1 Chemistry, Grade 12, University
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
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SES4U1 Earth and Space Science, Grade 12, University
This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and superficial processes, and its geological history and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.
Prerequisite: SNC2D1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SNC4E1 Science, Grade 12, Workplace
Formerly coded as SNC3E1 – cannot take SNC4E1 if you have already taken SNC3E1.
This course provides students with fundamental science knowledge and workplace skills needed to prepare them for success beyond secondary school. Students will explore hazards in the workplace, chemicals in consumer products, disease and its prevention, electricity at home and at work, and nutritional science. Emphasis is placed on current topics in science and relevant, practical activities that develop students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills and enhance their scientific literacy.
Prerequisites: SNC2D1 or SNC2L1 or SNC2P1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SPH4C1 Physics, Grade 12, College
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.
Prerequisites: SNC2D1 or SNC2P1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SPH4U1 Physics, Grade 12, University
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 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, data relating 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: SPH3U1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

SNC 4M:   Health Science
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. .
Prerequisite: SNC3M
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

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