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Science

Science 9

  • general science which further develops areas of biology, chemistry, and physics
  • units include topics related to human development and reproduction; chemical processes which relate to atoms and elements; study of electricity and the exploration of our universe.

 Science 10

  • covers various topics within the disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology
  • topics include: the diversity, change and the stability of ecosystems; chemical process related to elements, compounds, chemical reactions as well as acids and bases; the study of motion with how it relates to distance, speed and acceleration; and weather dynamics – the processes that cause weather and the forecasting of weather.
  • Students will also investigate career paths related to the various disciplines and sub-disciplines of science

Environmental Science 20

  • Science 10 is a prerequisite

The new environmental science course being offered teaches students how to systematically examine the impacts that any action has on both the local and global environment. Students will learn geological, biological, chemical, and geographical techniques for analyzing the contents of the environment. They will learn to evaluate how changes to an environment will result in changes to the contents in that environment. This process is often referred to as an environmental impact assessment. These kinds of assessments are used in almost all industries at some point, and as a result this kind of course leads to many lucrative careers. To practice this, students will take real measurements of the environment, and evaluate real environmental impacts. This will require field trips and some outdoor time.

Health Science 20

  • Science 10 is a prerequisite

Do you want to learn about your own health to be able to make informed personal and career choices? Health Science might be the right course for you.

This course will challenge you to look at the health science field from holistic and analytical perspectives to provide a basis for making personal health choices. You will examine the range of philosophies that guide health care and consider ethical decision within those contexts. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems, including the role of nutrition and metabolism. You will examine diagnostic tools and procedures and how they are used to inform treatment. You will investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan.

Physical Science 20

  • Science 10 is a prerequisite

Do you wonder how chemistry and physics help industry, agriculture, and pure science research move forward? Physical Science will allow you to investigate scientific concepts in a hands-on, lab-based manner.

This course combines chemistry and physics in an integrated manner to investigate concepts related to heating and cooling, the foundations of chemistry, including the mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of waves. An overarching theme is the study of the enterprise of public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help you better understand various physical science related career paths. An inquiry project will guide your independent investigations of physical science phenomena.

Computer Science 20

  • Science 10 is a prerequisite
  • study major themes dealing with computers including current hardware and good programming ethics
  • discusses ethics of computer use in today’s world
  • introduces creating programs for the computer in QBasic and Visual Basic.Net

Computer Science 30

  • Computer Science 20 is a  prerequisite
  • three major themes include current hardware, current issues involving computers and good programming techniques
  • uses Visual Basic for programming language
  • major research project dealing with controversial issues faced when working with computers in society today

Biology 30

  • Science 10 is a prerequisite
  • covers basic cell physiology, plant and animal physiology, reproduction, heredity and evolution
  • topics are studied in light of biblical principles in order to illustrate the correlation between Bible truth and biological science

Chemistry 30

  • Physical Science 20 is a prerequisite
  • emphasizes the understanding and application of chemical concepts in a problem solving manner
  • topics include energy of reactions, rates of reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and chemical bonding
  • gives glory to God while studying the intricacy of nature

Physics 30 

  • Physical Science 20 is a prerequisite. * Pre-Calculus 20 can also be used as a prerequisite in consultation with the Guidance Counselor.
  • In this course, students investigate concepts related to modern physics such as quantum mechanics, relativity, and nuclear physics. Students will analyze motion and the forces that cause motion from the perspective on Newtonian mechanics. Using the conservation laws of momentum and energy, students will analyze and predict the results of interactions between objects. Lastly, students will explore gravitational, electric and magnetic fields and their interactions. Student inquiry will guide independent investigations of physics-related phenomena. This course offers the opportunity for students to also see how theological thought in the church on issues such as free will, the soul and God have been influenced by scientific thought.