Junior Science Courses
SCIENCE 9 MSC--09
Prerequisite: Science 8 or Science 8 Enriched
The grade 9 Science course builds on the principles,
skills and concepts learned from Science 8. In the life science unit, students will
learn about cell reproduction as well as reproduction in various organisms. In
the physical science unit, students will learn about the relationships between
atoms, elements, and compounds, as well as the characteristics of electricity.
In the space science unit, students will be introduced to the study of
astronomy, and learn about space exploration. Students who successfully pass Science
9 will be promoted to Science 10.
SCIENCE 9 ENRICHED MSC--09E
Prerequisite: Science 8 + Teacher recommendation
This honours course offers enrichment above and
beyond the regular curriculum and is designed to help students get ahead in the
Sciences. Enrichment may be explored
through project-based learning, field trips, contests, guest speakers, and
presentations at the discretion of the instructor. Successful candidates will require a teacher
recommendation and a good academic record.
SCIENCE 10 MSC--10
Prerequisite: Science 9
The grade 10 Science course builds on the
principles, skills, and concepts learned from Science 9. In the life science
unit, students will learn about the study of sustainability of an ecosystem.
The physical science unit will teach students about chemical reactions,
radioactivity, as well as the study of motion. In the earth science unit,
students will learn about how energy is transferred in natural systems, and
will be introduced to the theory of plate tectonics. Following the successful
completion of Science 10 AND the provincial exams, students may choose
from the various grade 11 Science courses offered at Templeton.
Grade 11 Science
Engineering 11 - See
course description in Technical Studies area on page 16.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 11 MSCT-11
Prerequisite: Science 10 Adapted or Science 10 +
This course uses model building and teamwork to
explore the technologies that surround us, both old and new. Half of the course is focused on the
construction and understanding of structures like bridges, buildings, cars, and
boats. Other topics vary but include
renewable energy, conservation, and plants.
Mathematics has been kept to a minimum and good attendance and
participation is a key to success in this course.
This introductory course
has two main components - theories of space (astrophysics) and general night
sky observation (practical astronomy).
Students will learn how to navigate the "celestial sphere"
including the study of the constellations, the moon planets, stars, clusters,
galaxies, and nebulae. Although the
class does not meet at night, a class set of powerful telescopes are available
for home use so that you can study the night sky! Optional practice sessions will be offered
when learning how to use a telescope.
The second part of the course studies current theories on how the
universe was formed, how it is changing, as well as the structure of all the
things in it - stars, galaxies, clusters, black holes and the like!
BIOLOGY 11 MBI--11
Prerequisite: Science 10 or Science 9 Enriched
This introductory biology course examines the
diversity of life. The course contains 7 major units: processes of science,
taxonomy, the theory of evolution, ecology, microbiology, botany, and zoology.
Course content will be taught using preserved and live specimens, microscope
slides, field studies, field trips, and projects. Students will also have a
chance to visit the Intertidal Marine Biology Lab at the Vancouver Aquarium in
the spring to see some of the invertebrate animals they have been studying.
Biology 11 is a course that satisfies the Grade 11-12 Graduation Program
CHEMISTRY 11 MCH--11
Prerequisite: Science 10 or Science 9 Enriched
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts
involved in the study of chemistry. Topics introduced in this course include:
skills and processes in chemistry, the nature of matter, mole concept, chemical
reactions, atomic theory, solution chemistry, and organic chemistry. It is
strongly advised that students enrolled in chemistry 11 have completed or are
concurrently taking Principles of Mathematics 10 or above. Chemistry 11 is a course that satisfies the
Grade 12 Graduation Program science requirement.
PHYSICS 11 MPH--11
Prerequisites: Science 10 and Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10,
with a grade of C+ or higher in both courses strongly recommended
Ever wondered how the universe works? This course is an introduction to the laws
that govern all motion in the universe.
Using demonstrations, experiments, and mathematics students will explore
the physical relationships and interactions between objects and their
surroundings. Engineering projects will
be included each term to highlight the application of physics to everyday
life. This highly enjoyable and hands-on
course is becoming a requirement for many post-secondary programs.
Physics 11 is a course that
satisfies the Grade 12 Graduation Program science requirement.
Grade 12 Science Courses
BIOLOGY 12 MBI--12
Prerequisites: Chemistry 11 and C+ in Biology 11 strongly
In Biology 12, students will develop a basic
understanding of biochemistry, cell biology, and human biology. In the cell
biology unit, students will learn how the chemistry of biological molecules
affects cellular processes such as protein synthesis, DNA replication, and
enzymatic reactions. In the human biology unit, students will learn in depth
some of human’s major body systems, such as the digestive, circulatory,
respiratory, nervous, urinary, and reproductive system. Towards the end of the
course, students will have the opportunity to dissect a fetal pig to review the
major body systems they have learned throughout the year. Please note: a strong
chemistry and biology background are required for success in this course.
Students who have not taken Chemistry 11 and/or Biology 11 are NOT
recommended to choose Biology 12 as a science elective.
CHEMISTRY 12 MCH--12
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus 11, Chemistry 11, Foundations
of Math 11 (completed or taken concurrently)
Chemistry 12 builds on and covers the following
topics in chemistry: reaction kinetics, dynamic equilibrium, solubility
equilibria, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and applications of redox
reactions. Laboratory work is designed to enhance the specific areas of
PHYSICS 12 MPH--12
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus 11, Physics 11 and Foundations
of Math 11, with a grade of C+ or higher in both courses strongly recommended
In the first half of this course, the fundamentals
covered in Physics 11 are expanded to include more interesting and realistic
motion using vectors. The second half of
the course gives a thorough treatment of electricity and magnetism. The application of E&M is a key feature
in modern society and there will be many demonstrations and experiments of
various topics, including: circuitry,
generators, transformers, and electromagnetism.
This course is a must-have for future engineers and physicists.
Advanced placement courses are equivalent to first
term university courses. AP courses
provide the student with several advantages:
students will receive university credit for the course work
subjects are introduced in a more supportive environment
AP courses are
considered desirable on university applications
students will have more challenging/appropriate course work
These courses are very challenging and should only
be considered by students who have taken the necessary prerequisites and have a
mature attitude toward course work. The
College Board exams are in early May.
For more information visit the website http://apcentral.collegeboard.com
The following AP courses will be offered starting in September 2013:
AP Biology (ABIO-12)
AP Chemistry (ACHE-12)
AP Physics C (APHC-12)