Welcome to the Mackenzie Science Department!

The Science Office is located in room 105 in the Science hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20095

ACLs: Ms. Cheung-Seekit (Safety & Eco Schools) and Ms. Extavour (Curriculum)

Science Resources

 

Courses Offered:

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: Science, Academic

Course Code: SNC1D1

Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and to relate science to their skills in the processes of scientific investigations. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and its properties and components and the principles of electricity. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Science, Applied

Course Code: SNC1P1

Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Science, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course

Course Code: SNC1L1

Description: This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening science-related knowledge and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking and the relationship between science, society, and the environment to prepare students for success in everyday life, in the workplace and in the Science Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. Students explore a range of topics including science in daily life, properties of common materials, life-sustaining processes in simple and complex organisms, and electrical circuits. Students have the opportunity to extend mathematical and scientific process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical science activities. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: Science, Academic

Course Code: SNC2D1

Description: This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid-base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Course Title: Science, Applied

Course Code: SNC2P1

Description: This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given   opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions, factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Grade 11 Courses

Course Title: Biology, College Preparation

Course Code: SBI3C1

Description: This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 

Course Title: Biology, University Preparation

Course Code: SBI3U1

Description: This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

Course Title: Chemistry, University Preparation

Course Code: SCH3U1

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic

Course Title: Physics, University Preparation

Course Code: SPH3U1

Description: This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic. Recommended preparation: Math, Grade 10, Academic.

Grade 12 Courses

Course Title: Biology, University Preparation

Course Code: SBI4U1

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Chemistry, College Preparation

Course Code: SCH4C1

Description: This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 

Course Title: Chemistry, University Preparation

Course Code: SCH4U1

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment. Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Physics, University Preparation

Course Code: SPH4U1

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

Teachers:

Ms. Shazeeda Assim

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2005.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc. at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Science Office

Ms. Stacy Batras

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2004.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc at University of Toronto
  • PEP at D’Youville College

Office Location:  Science Office

Mr. David Bouttell

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ACL of Science Facilities

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2010.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc. at University of Guelph
  • B.Ed. at University of Ottawa

Office Location: Science Office

Ms. Nicole Cheung-Seekit

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2013

Education

  • B.Eng.Mgmt. at McMaster University
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location: Science Office

Mr. Sean Devine

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ACL of Science Facilities

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

Education

  • B.Sc in Biochemistry from Queen’s University
  • M.Sc in Medical Biophysics from U of T
  • B.Ed from OISE

Office Location: Science Office

Mr. Ron Gruszecki

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2004.

Education

  • B.A.Sc. at University of Toronto
  • M.B.A. at York University
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Science Office

Ms. Tina Idestrom

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in.

Education

  • B.P.H.E. at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Science Office

Ms. Cindy Law

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2004.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location: Science Office

Ms. Elaine Sinclair

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

 

Office Location:  Science Office

Ms. Inga Teper

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2009.

Education

  • Hon.B.Sc. at University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. at University of Toronto
  • M.B.A. at York University
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Science Office

Ms. Konstance Tsavdaris

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2015.

Office Location: Science Office