Science

Department Head: Mrs. Natalie Norbraten, Mr. Ian Collins

The Science Department at South Carleton offers courses in general science, biology, chemistry and physics. General science courses in grade 9 and 10 are offered at the applied and academic levels.

Senior science courses are offered at the college and university levels. In addition, a continuation of the multidisciplinary curriculum in science is offered as a senior course at either the college or university level. The department uses a wide range of presentation and evaluation techniques, to suit all types of learning styles. Our aim is to promote three goals:

  • an understanding of basic science concepts
  • development of skills strategies and habits required for science inquiry
  • to relate science to the environment, society, and new technologies

Undergraduate awards are offered for the top mark in each science course. Graduate awards and bursaries are also offered.

The department encourages students to write physics and chemistry contests offered by the University of Waterloo - the Sir Isaac Newton contest for physics and the Avogadro contest for chemistry. These contests are written in May of each year. Other enrichment opportunities include the Ottawa Science Innovation Challenge and the Sanofi Biogenius Competition.

Field trips are a component of some courses. For example the senior biology students are invited on a marine biology trip to the Huntsman Marine Centre in St. Andrew's, New Brunswick for one week in late September. 

Science Pathways

For a detailed description of individual courses, please refer to the OCDSB Course Guide or view the course outline below.

Course Outlines

 Grade 9  SNC1D  SNC1P
 Grade 10  SNC2D  SNC2P
 Grade 11  SBI3C  SBI3U  SCH3U  SPH3U
 Grade 12  SBI4U  SCH4C  SCH4U  SPH4U

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