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Teachers

 

  • Mrs. Downer
  • Ms. Goruk
  • Mr. Jordan (Dept. Head)
  • Mrs. MacLeod
  • Mr. Manickam
  • Mr. Ott
  • Ms. Villalta

 

 

Contests and Extra-Curriculars:

 

The Senior Science Scholars

 

The Senior Science Scholars is a group of senior level students who offer help for other Erindale students bin grades 9-12 with their science homework. The club runs Monday to Friday every week from 2:20 to 3:14 in room 214.

 

Contests

 

Erindale offers students the opportunity to participate in numerous science contests. These include:

The McMaster Physics Contest

The University of Toronto Biology Contest

The CHEM 13 News contest

  
Courses

 

Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D)
This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop skills in the processes of scientific inquiry, and to relate science to technology, society and the environment. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to ecology and sustainability, atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds, the universe and space exploration and the principles of electricity.
Prerequisite: None

Science, Grade 9, Applied (SNC1P)
This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop practical skills in scientific investigation and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to ecology and sustainability, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, astronomy and space exploration, and static and current electricity.
Prerequisite: None

Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D)
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry, and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to tissues and organ systems, chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions, factors that influence climate and light.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Science, Grade 10, Applied (SNC2P)
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop further their practical skills in scientific investigation, and to apply their knowledge of science to real-world situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to tissues and organs, chemical reactions, climate and light and colour.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Courses for Grades 11 and 12

Biology
Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U)

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study evolutionary theory, 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: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation (SBI3C)
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 genetics. 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.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation (SBI4U)
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, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

Chemistry
Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH3U)

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: Science, Grade 10, Academic

Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation (SCH4U)
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. 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: Chemistry, Grade 11, University preparation

Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation (SCH4C)
This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationship 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 in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the chemistry in daily life and in the development of new technologies and products.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


Physics
Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U)

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, 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 inter-relationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 10, Academic

Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation (SPH4U)
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 applications of physics.
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

Physics, Grade 12, College Preparation (SPH4C)
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts as they relate to motion, mechanical, electrical, and fluid (hydraulic and pneumatic) 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: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Science
Environmental Science, Grade 11 Workplace (SVN3M)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed after secondary school. Topics include: the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; impact of the environment on human health, sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste, and the conservation energy. Students will also examine the interrelationship between science, the environment and society.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Applied or Academic.

 

Science, Earth and Space Science Grade 12 University Preparation (SES 4U)

This course develops student's understanding of the Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties and forces in the universe and the techniques used to study them. Students will also examine the materials of the Earth, its internal and surface processes and its geological history. Students will also study how these Earth forces, processes, and materials impact daily life. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics in its study of

geological and astronomical processes.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

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