Science – Advanced (SNC 2PD)

Prerequisites: SNC 1DO or taken the crossover course if coming from SNC 1PO

  • Biological Systems

Plants and animals, including humans, are made of specialized cells, tissues, and organs that are organized into systems.  Developments in medicine and medical technology can have social and ethical implications.

  • Chemistry

Chemicals react with each other in predictable ways.  Chemical reactions may have a negative impact on the environment, but they can also be used to address environmental challenges.

  • Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability

Earth’s climate is dynamic and is the result of interacting systems and processes. Global climate change is influenced by both natural and human factors. Climate change affects living things and natural systems in a variety of ways. People have the responsibility to assess their impact on climate change and to identify effective courses of action to maintain sustainability.

  • Physics - Optics

Light has characteristics and properties that can be manipulated with mirrors and lenses for a range of uses.  Society has benefited from the development of a range of optical devices and technologies.


Many of the concepts examined during this course provide the foundation for teaching the Earthkeepers program to the grade fives. The exploration of science concepts is further developed through Community Projects, Community Days, Environmental Field Trips, and extensive travel through diverse outdoor environments.

Knowledge and Understanding(understanding of facts, terms, theories and relationships between concepts). 25%
Inquiry (planning and performing tasks, recording and analyzing data, problem solving and using equipment and materials). 17%
Communication (communicating information and ideas with clarity by using a variety of formats, such as oral and written presentations with an emphasis on an effective use of appropriate technology). 14%
Making Connections (understanding the connections between science, technology, society and the environment; assessing the impact and proposing courses of action). 14%
Final Evaluation (for final report card only) (final exam, culminating activity) 30%
TOTAL 100%

**learning skills will also be reported on for both Midterm and Final Report Cards