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Biology SBI4UI
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.
COURSE NOTE: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have also taken SCH3UI due to the high degree of Chemistry content within this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SBI3UI - Biology
Chemistry SCH4UI
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SCH3UI - Chemistry
Earth and Space Science (University Dual Credit) SES4UI
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.
COURSE NOTE: DUAL CREDIT COURSE - Students may earn a University of Waterloo science transfer credit. Please check with Science teachers or Guidance for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DP - Science (Enriched) or SNC2DI - Science (Academic)
Physics SPH4UI
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SPH3UI - Physics
Chemistry SCH4CI
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.
COURSE NOTE: It is highly recommended that students complete their grade 11 mathematics before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI - Science (Academic) or SNC2PI - Science (Applied) or SNC2DP - Science (Enriched) or SNC2PX - ESL ONLY - Science
Physics SPH4CI
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.
COURSE NOTE: It is highly recommended that students complete their grade 11 mathematics before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI - Science (Academic) or SNC2PI - Science (Applied) or SNC2DP - Science (Enriched) or SNC2PX - ESL ONLY - Science
Science (Workplace) SNC4EI
This course provides students with fundamental science knowledge and workplace skills needed to prepare them for success beyond secondary school. Students will explore hazards in the workplace, chemicals in consumer products, disease and its prevention, electricity at home and at work, and nutritional science. Emphasis is placed on current topics in science and relevant, practical activities that develop students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills and enhance their scientific literacy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Grade 10 Science, Applied, or a Grade 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science