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‌Biology 30 (5 credits)
A 5-credit academic course designed for students headed for a post-secondary program requiring a strong background in biological sciences. Units covered include: Systems Regulating Change in Human Organisms including the Nervous System & Endocrine System; Reproduction and Development; DNA, Chromosomes & Protein Synthesis; Mendelian Genetics; as well as changes in Populations and Communities.

Recommended prerequisite: Biology 20: 60%

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Chemistry 30 (5 credits)
A 5-credit academic course designed for students headed for a post-secondary program requiring a strong background in physical sciences. Units covered include: Thermochemical Changes; Electrochemical Changes; Organic Chemistry and Equilibrium, Acids and Bases in Chemical Change.

Recommended prerequisite: Chemistry 20: 60%

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Physics 30 (5 credits)
A 5-credit academic course designed for students headed for a post-secondary program requiring a strong background in physical sciences. Units covered include: Conservation Laws; Electric Forces and Fields; Magnetic Forces and Fields; and Nature of Matter.

Recommended prerequisite: Physics 20: 60%

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Science 30 (5 credits)
A 5-credit academic course intended for students considering post-secondary options requiring less rigorous science. It offers a good general background in chemistry, biology, and physics but in less detail than would be found in Chemistry 30, Biology 30, or Physics 30. Units covered in this course include: Living Systems Respond to Their Environment; Chemistry in the Environment; Electromagnetic Energy; and Energy and the Environment.

Recommended prerequisite: Science 20 or one of Chemistry 20, Biology 20 or Physics 20

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Biology 20 (5 credits)
Although the mandatory pre-requisite to enter this course is 50% in Science 10, students who have earned at least 60% in Science 10 will find more success in this academic life science. This course builds on the foundations laid in Science 10. Students will learn study strategies to help them engage with difficult text and vocabulary while exploring units including Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere, Ecosystems and Population Change, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration, and Human Systems.

Recommended prerequisite: 60% in Science 10

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Chemistry 20 (5 credits)
Although the mandatory pre-requisite to enter this course is 50% in Science 10, students who have earned at least 60% in Science 10 and who are concurrently enrolled in an academic math course will find more success in this academic physical science. Students in this course continue to study matter specifically as a gas, solution, acid or base. Quantitative relationships in chemical changes, specifically stoichiometry, as well as the diversity of matter and chemical bonding will be examined.

Recommended prerequisite: 60% in Science 10

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Physics 20 (5 credits)
Although the mandatory pre-requisite to enter this course is 50% in Science 10, students who have earned at least 60% in Science 10 and who are concurrently enrolled in an academic math course will find more success in this academic physical science. This course builds on the concepts of physics learned in Science 10. Units of study include Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves.

Recommended prerequisite: 60% in Science 10 and 60% in Math 20-2 or 50% in Math 20-1

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Science 20 (5 credits)
A 5 credit academic course intended for students considering post-secondary or trade related career options requiring a grade 11 level science or as a prerequisite course for Science 30. It offers a good general background in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Geology but in less detail than would be found in Chemistry 20, Biology 20, or Physics 20. Units covered in the course include: Chemical Change; Kinematics & Dynamics; The History of the Earth; and Population Ecology.

Recommended prerequisite: Science 10, Math 20-2 (recommended)

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Blended Science 10 / 20 (10 credits)
This double block, full semester course covers curriculum for both Science 10 and Science 20. Students must successfully complete the full semester to receive 10-credits: 5-credits will be awarde for Science 10 and 5-credits for Science 20. Students will be able to enter Science 30 upon successful completion of this course.

Recommended prerequisite: Grade 9 Science or Science 14 or administration approval

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Science 10 (5 credits)
This course is the prerequisite science course for all students intending to continue on to academic level science classes at the Grade 11 or Grade 12 levels. A firm foundation in junior high math is required to succeed in this course. The Program of Studies for this course includes Energy and Matter in Chemical Change, Energy Flow in Technological Systems, Cycling of Matter in Living Systems, and Energy Flow in Global Systems.

Recommended prerequisite: 50% in Grade 9 Science

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Science 24 (5 credits)
This practical course helps students unlock the scientific principles behind the natural events they see and technology they use every day. Science 24 will assist students in developing a positive scientific outlook at the world around them. Units of study include Applications of Matter and Chemical Change, Understanding Energy Transfer Technology, Disease Defense and Human Health, and Motion Change and Transportation Safety.

Recommended prerequisite: none

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