Science Course Outlines

Science Course Outlines

SBI3U Grade 11 Biology – University Preparation

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.

SBI4U Grade 12 Biology – University Preparation

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.

BLG10A - Anatomy and Physiology (George Brown College)

A systematic approach to the complexity of the human body. This course is designed to investigate and understand the system of the human body and how they integrate with each other in the human organism. The fundamental theme of the course is how the body achieves homeostasis. The systems covered consist of two parts: Part I - Organization, support. movement, regulation and integration of the body. Part II- Maintenance of the body and continuity.

MGY377H1 Microbiology I Bacteria (University of Toronto)

This course is designed to give students with no prior experience in microbiology a fundamental understanding of the central concepts in the field with a focus on bacteria. Microbes are the most abundant life form on the planet. They represent both a potent medical threat as well as our best avenue to solving many of the most pressing challenges including sustainable energy production, bioremediation, and production of recombinant pharmaceuticals. A solid understanding of fundamental microbiology is an excellent foundation for future studies in biomedical research, environmental and industrial engineering.

SCH3U Grade 11 Chemistry – University Preparation

This course enable 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.

SCH4U Grade 12 Chemistry - University Preparation

This course focuses primarily on the concepts and theories that provide the framework for modern chemistry. In this course students will study the behaviour of organic compounds, their molecular structures and properties, the rates and energy changes in chemical reactions, equilibrium and electrochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

SC/CHEM 1500 4.0 Introduction to Chemistry (York University)

The purpose of the course is to provide students with background chemistry knowledge. Topics include: -review of measurements, significant figures, metric system -elements and compounds, states of matter -atoms, isotopes, ions and electrons, the periodic table -the concept of mole and oxidation state -molecular and ionic compounds, chemical formulas -organic compounds, nomenclature, functional groups -chemical equations and reaction stoichiometry -solutions, molarity, acids and bases, the pH scale -neutralization, precipitation and oxidation-reduction reactions.

SPH3U Grade 11 Physics – University Preparation

This course develops student’s understanding of the basics 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 investigations 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.

SPH4U Grade 12 Physics – University Preparation

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.

SNC1D Science 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.

SNC2D Science 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 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.