Science

Through the study of the sciences, students will become more aware of the physical world as God’s unique creation and of their role as stewards of his creation. The study of science helps students to learn to be reflective, critical and creative thinkers who understand the theories of science and can apply them to the world around them. It also seeks to help them become discerning believers who make appropriate decisions in light of Biblical values for the good of their fellow human beings. Through the study of the techniques of science, particularly experimentation, students will learn to be collaborative contributors to an interdependent team, respecting the rights, responsibilities, and contributions of others.

Course Title Course Details Grade
Science - SNC 1D/P 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. Overall through this course, students will become more aware of the physical world as created reality and their role as stewards of God’s creation . Prerequisite: None 9
Science - SNC 2D/P 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. In this course students develop a deeper understanding of God as Creator as He reveals Himself to us through creation. They come to see that He is a God of order, patterns, relationships, and that He is worthy of praise. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied 10
Biology - SBI 3U 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. Students will learn that there is a diversity of understandings about creation, especially as they are informed by science, and that they are all a response to creation, but shaped by different worldviews. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic 11
Biology - SBI 3C 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. In this course, students will see how amazing God’s creation is, by exploring the intricate details of what He has made . Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 11
Biology - SBI 4U This course provides students with the opportunity for indepth study of the concepts and the 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. In Biology SBI 4U, emphasis is placed upon the interrelationship between structure and function, providing clear evidence that God designed creation in wisdom. One of the prime ways to know God is through his works, the creation. Christians are called to serve God, to serve others, and to serve creation as part of our loving service to God. Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH 3U is strongly recommended) 12
Chemistry - SCH 3U 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. The inter-relatedness of law structures in creation as they apply to Chemistry will be a recurring theme that will be explored throughout the course. There is also a theme of stewardship which will focus on our role as caretakers of God’s good creation . Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic 11
Chemistry - SCH 4U 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. The inter-relatedness of law structures in creation as they apply to Chemistry will be a recurring theme that will be explored throughout the course. There is also a theme of stewardship which will focus on our role as caretakers of God’s good creation . Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation 12
Chemistry - SCH 4C 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. The inter-relatedness of law structures in creation as they apply to Chemistry will be a recurring theme that will be explored throughout the course. There is also a theme of stewardship which will focus on our role as caretakers of God’s good creation . Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 12
Physics - SPH 3U 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 36 technological applications of physics on society and the environment. This course helps the student to discover God and His wonderful creation in the many laws of physical science that God has built into His creation. Prerequisite: Science, Grade10, Academic 11
Physics - SPH 4U 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 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. This course helps the student to discover God and His wonderful creation in the many laws of physics that God has built into His creation. Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation 12
Physics - SPH 4C 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. This course helps the student to discover God and His wonderful creation in the many laws of physical science that God has built into His creation and which they can apply. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 12