General Science

Click here for the descriptions and flow chart for all of the science courses at SACHS.

All science students will be charged a $5.00 fee for personal protective equipment (P.P.E) that must be worn for labs involving chemicals.

Science students will be expected to develop an understanding of:

the key concepts and principles of science that transcend the discipline boundariesthe processes by which scientific knowledge is developedthe interdependent relationships of science, technology and society

GENERAL SCIENCE COURSES

Science 10/10 Pre IB - This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Matter and Energy in Chemical Change
  2. Energy Flow in Technological Systems
  3. Matter and Energy in Living Systems
  4. Flow in Global Systems

Science 14 - This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Investigation of Properties of Matter (nature of science emphasis)
  2. Understanding Energy Transfer Technologies (science and technology emphasis)
  3. Investigating Matter and Energy In Living Systems (science and technology emphasis)
  4. Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment Health (social and environmental emphasis)

Science 24 - This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Applications of Matter and Chemical Change (science and technology emphasis)
  2. Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems (science and technology emphasis)
  3. Disease Defense and Human Health (social and environmental emphasis)
  4. Motion, Change, and Transportation Safety

Science 30 - This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Living systems Respond to Their Environment
  2. Chemistry and the Environment
  3. Electromagnetic Energy
  4. Energy and the Environment

Biology

All science students will be charged a $5.00 fee for personal protective equipment (P.P.E) that must be worn for labs involving chemicals.
Science students will be expected to develop an understanding of:

  • the key concepts and principles of science that transcend the discipline boundaries
  • the processes by which scientific knowledge is developed
  • the interdependent relationships of science, technology and society

BIOLOGY COURSES

Biology 25 IB - Topics include classification, evolution, plant science, photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Biology 20 - This course consists of four areas of study:

  1. Matter and Energy Exchange in the Biosphere
  2. Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
  3. Ecosystems and Population Change
  4. Human Systems

Biology 20 IB - This course consists of two areas of study:

  1. Human systems
  2. Ecology

Biology 30/30 IB - This course consists of four areas of study:

  1. Nervous System and Endocrine System
  2. Reproduction and Development
  3. Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  4. Population and Community Dynamics

Chemistry

All science students will be charged a $5.00 fee for personal protective equipment (P.P.E) that must be worn for labs involving chemicals.
Science students will be expected to develop an understanding of:

  • the key concepts and principles of science that transcend the discipline boundaries
  • the processes by which scientific knowledge is developed
  • the interdependent relationships of science, technology and society

CHEMISTRY COURSES

Chemistry 20 - This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases
  2. Matter as Gases
  3. Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes
  4. The Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding

Chemistry 20 IB - This course covers the four units of study required for regular Chemistry 20

  1. Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases
  2. Matter as Gases
  3. Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes
  4. The Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding

As well some additional topics are covered: Chemical Kinetics, Periodic Trends, and Enviornmental Chemistry

Chemistry 30/30 IB - This course consists of three units of study:

  1. Thermochemical Changes
  2.  Electrochemical Changes
  3. Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems
  4. Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds

Physics

All Physics students will be charged a $15.00 fee for the SNAP workbook.
Science students will be expected to develop an understanding of:

  • the key concepts and principles of science that transcend the discipline boundaries
  • the processes by which scientific knowledge is developed
  • the interdependent relationships of science, technology and society

PHYSICS COURSES

Physics 20
This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Kinematics and Dynamics
  2. Circular Motion and Gravitation
  3. Mechanical Waves and simple harmonic motion
  4. Work and Energy.

Physics 30
This course consists of four units of study:

  1. Momentum and Impulse
  2. Forces and Fields
  3. Electromagnetic Radiation
  4. Atomic Physics

Science Option Courses

Forensic Science 25 (3 credits)
Forensic science is the study and use of basic scientific concepts and technologies related to solving crime in society. Through the study of forensic science techniques, learners are given the opportunity to explore and further understand how basic scientific concepts apply specifically to the solving of crimes.

Psychology (3 credits)
Learn about what makes us tick and what influences our actions and responses. This 3-credit course develops the skills and understandings of effective living in our complex world. Students will focus on the scientific approach to understanding human behaviour so that they may appreciate more fully the reasons that underlie their own acts and the actions of those around them.