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Science

Brandon Academy High School Science
 
IB Course Offerings for 11th and 12th Graders
 
Biology 
Diploma Programme (SL & HL)
 

"Through studying a science subject students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, the emphasis on a practical approach. In addition, through the overarching theme of the “Nature of Science” this knowledge and skills will be put into the context of way science and scientists work in the 21st Century and the ethical debates and limitations of creative scientific endeavour.

The sciences are taught practically. Students have opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings. The investigations may be laboratory based or they may make use of simulations and data bases. Students develop the skills to work independently on their own design, but also collegiately, including collaboration with schools in different regions, to mirror the way in which scientific research is conducted in the wider community." www.ibo.org

 
 

Pre IB Course Offerings 9th and 10 Graders

Chemistry (Honors)

The subject matter for this class focuses on topics in Chemistry. Topics covered include Reactions – chemical bonds, chemical radioactivity and nuclear reactions and applications of chemistry – solutions, acids, bases and salts, organic compound and new materials through chemistry. As chemistry is an applied math/science course, there will be a math component included in this course as well. Students will be presented knowledge about the subject matter, take notes, study for quizzes and tests, complete projects, and engage in laboratory work for all topics covered. Scientific writing in the form of applied science essays and lab reports will be a strong focus in this course. Students will strengthen their laboratory skills as they engage in frequent subject related lab work. They also will build their writing skills through formal lab report writing as students learn to apply the scientific method to topics covered.

 

Biology (Honors)

The subject matter for this course focuses topics in Biology. Topics covered include invertebrates, vertebrates, ecology, and genetics. Students will be presented knowledge about the subject matter, take notes, study for quizzes and tests, complete projects, and engage in laboratory work for all topics covered. Scientific writing in the form of applied science essays and lab reports will be a strong focus in this course. Students will strengthen their laboratory skills as they engage in frequent subject related lab work. They also will build their writing skills through formal lab report writing as students learn to apply the scientific method to topics covered. 

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