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Science

Science courses offered at Lord Byng Secondary School: 

  • Science 8
  • Science 9
  • Science  10
  • Biology 11
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 11
  • Chemistry  12
  • Physics 11
  • Physics 12     
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To view the following websites, please click below:     

Ms. M. Snell​ http://msrodgersscience.comyr.com/
​Mr. G. Vine http://www​3.telus.net/byngscience/
​Mr. Y. Lo https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/ylo/​
​Mr. G. Yannakoulias https://gyannakoulias.wordpress.com/
 

Course Description  

Science 8 (MSC--08)
Grades: 8                                                                                               
 
The Science 8 course introduces the students to a variety of topics in the areas of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  The topics include: cells and human body systems; light optics and vision; fluids and fluid systems; and water systems on Earth. 
 
Science 8: Byng Arts (MSC--08BA)                               
Grades: 8                                                                                               
Prerequisite: Successful audition, above average academic standing
Corequisite: Byng Arts complement of courses
See the Byng Arts department for their program.
 
Science 9 (MSC--09)                                                      
Grades: 9                                                                                               
Prerequisite: Science 8
 
The Science 9 course covers four major units.  Earth and Space Science deals with space exploration, technology, and the earth/moon and solar systems; Physics is focused on characteristics of electricity including circuits, resistance, voltage, and current; Chemistry deals with atoms, elements, and compounds, including the Periodic table and changes in matter; and Biology involves DNA, sexual and asexual reproduction, which includes cell division and reproductive technology.
 
Science 9: Byng Arts (MSC--09BA)                               
Grades: 9                                                                                               
Prerequisite: Byng Arts 8, or successful audition and above average academic standing
Corequisite: Byng Arts complement of courses
See the Byng Arts department for their program.
 
Science 10 (MSC--10)
Grades: 10                                                                                            
Prerequisite: Science 9
Provincial exam: 20% of course
 
Science 10 is designed to familiarize students with more fundamental concepts in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Earth & Space Science.  The Biology unit involves understanding the ecological principles of living and nonliving factors that affect the sustainability of ecosystems.  In Chemistry, compounds and types of chemical reactions are studied. Radioactivity is also explored. Physics involves motion, including velocity and its relationship to time interval and acceleration. Earth and Space Science investigate plate tectonics, possible causes of climate change and its impact on natural systems. 
 
Science 10: Byng Arts (MSC--10BA)                             
Grades: 10
Prerequisite: Byng Arts 9, or successful audition and above average academic standing
Corequisite: Byng Arts complement of courses
Provincial exam: 20% of course
See the Byng Arts department for their program.
 
Biology 11 (MBI--11)
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Prerequisite: Science 10
 
This is a survey course that studies organisms within the living world.  Basic biological principles, including evolution, ecology, and taxonomy, are introduced as a framework to guide investigations involving microbiology, fungi, plants and animals.  Students taking this course are expected to do labs involving dissections.
 
Biology 12 (MBI--12)                                                    
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: C+ or better in Biology 11 and Chemistry 11 is highly recommended.
 
This is an extensive course concentrating on biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology. Almost one-third of the course will focus on the structure of macromolecules, chemical bonding, enzyme action, ultrastructure and ultraprocesses of the cell, and homeostasis. The remainder of the course deals with the different organ systems of the human body.
 
Chemistry 11 (MCH--11)                                               
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Prerequisite: Science 10
Corequisite: Mathematics 11
 
This introductory course involves the study of matter using practical exercises and chemical calculations.  Topics include laboratory safety procedures, significant figures, mole concepts, stoichiometric calculation, atomic theory, chemical bonding, solutions, and organic chemistry. It is recommended that students have a strong mathematical background and proficient skills in writing formulas and naming compounds.
 
Chemistry 12 (MCH--12)                                                               
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: 67% or higher in Chemistry 11 is recommended
 
This course requires a strong theoretical understanding as well as analytical application of the concepts being studied. It is recommended that students have a thorough understanding of Chemistry 11 curriculum, good writing and comprehension skills, as well as a strong mathematical background. This course deals with advanced topics in chemistry. The topics include solutions and solubility, rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, solubility equilibrium, acid-base chemistry and oxidation-reduction reactions including their applications. 
 
Physics 11 (MPH--11)
Grades: 11 or 12                                                                                  
Prerequisite: Science 10
Corequisite: Mathematics 11
 
This introductory Physics course deals with the motion of matter and energy using Newton's laws and Einstein's Theories. The specific topics include 1-Dimensional[MS1]  Kinematics, Dynamics, Energy, Wave Motion (with light and sound), and Special Relativity. It is recommended that students have a strong Math Background, as they will focus on problem solving and conceptual Physics. 
 
Physics 12 (MPH--12)                                                   
Grades: 12                                                                                            
Prerequisite: 67% or higher in Physics 11 recommended
 
This is an in-depth study of some of the major principles of physics. This course is designed to foster the student's understanding of mathematical physics and provide the groundwork for further academic or career training of the student. Topics include 2-Dimensional vector kinematics, mechanical energy and vector momentum, equilibrium, circular motion and gravitation, electrostatics, electrical circuitry, and electromagnetism.  It is recommended that Physics 11 be taken during the regular school year prior to taking Physics 12, in order to fully learn the necessary Physics concepts needed to be successful in Physics 12.