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- Locally Developed and Workplace Preparation
- Applied and College Preparation
- Academic and University Preparation
Physics – SPH3U - 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 trans- formations; 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.
Science – SNC4M - 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.
Biology – SBI4U - 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.
Chemistry – SCH4U- 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.
Earth and Space – SES4U - 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 surficial 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.
Physics – SPH4U - 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.
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(click on the arrow to the right to see the short write-up about Dr. Larissa):
Ms. Turner's Grade 11 University Biology class is very excited to welcome Dr. Larissa Barelli ‘virtually’ to their classroom on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021!
Dr. Barelli is a post doctorate student from Brock University who has a PhD in Biotechnology and has previously done extensive research on symbiotic relationships between fungi and plants. Her team’s discoveries led to advances in agricultural practices, potentially reducing the use of chemical pesticides by instead relying on the work naturally done by Metarhizium fungus to kill bugs and transfer nitrogen to plants.
Currently, Dr. Barelli is studying COVID-19 and how our cells respond to infection, as well as possible therapies to treat the virus. The research team has recently received a grant of $200,000 from The Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI) to purchase equipment that will aid in their work.
In Grade 11 Biology, students learn about viruses, including their different morphologies, how they infect cells, and how they impact the body. It is clear that these concepts are very relevant and important due to the events in our current world. Hearing from Dr. Barelli about the research she is doing will allow students the opportunity to see their learning applied in the real world; it is a great chance to connect with the greater community and bring Biology to life!
If you would like to learn more about the work Dr. Barelli and her team at Brock University are doing, please read the article at the following link:
Brock awarded $200,000 for equipment to research cell biology of COVID-19 infection (click on the link to see the article)