905-835-1186 211 Elgin St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3K4

Science

Mr. Morrison  
Room:  106                               
Mr. Morrison's Web Site
Ms. Jason
Room:  104



Here at Port Colborne High School the science department strives to bring scientific investigation skills with an emphasis of hands on approaches to the students. In Physics students have made trebuchets and Rube Goldberg Machines. Students will be able to investigate the anatomy of different organisms in Biology through dissection and virtual dissection. Students also get to see the magic of chemistry where they investigate and apply knowledge in their labs viewing the interaction of various elements that make up our world. Science at Port Colborne High School is fun and exciting and the teachers in our department are passionate and knowledgeable. Also students have participated in field trips to Balls Falls for ecosystem studies, the Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium and Canada’s Wonderland. Students have also been given opportunities to be involved in the Brock Mentorship program as well as the Science Olympics.

SCIENCE COURSES
The science Department at Port Colborne High School offers nearly every course available, in all three divisions Academic Applied and Essentials. The 3 main disciplines of Biology Chemistry and Physics along with Environmental Science are offered yearly in the senior grades in University, College, and Workplace level (where appropriate). 

Grade 9
SNC 1P    Science - Applied
SNC1D     Science - Academic
SNC1LK  Science - Essentials

Grade 10
SNC 2P    Science - Applied
SNC 2D    Science - Academic
SNC2LK - Science - Essentials 

Grade 11
SBI 3C     Biology - College
SBI 3U     Biology - University
SCH 3U   Chemistry - University
SPH 3U    Physics - University
SVN3E     Environmental Science - Workplace
SVN 3M   Environmental Science - University/College
 
Grade 12
SBI 4U     Biology - University
SCH 4C   Chemistry - College
SCH 4U   Chemistry - University
SPH 4C   Physics - College
SPH 4U   Physics - University

 

 

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Science News:

Getting the university experience NOW!

Oct 18, 2013
Ryan Waines is taking part of the Brock U. mentorship program.

Ryan Waines is spending part of this semester studying at Brock University while still completeing his grade 12 year.  He's part of a team studying male body image, which is still a fairly new field in kinesiology literature. More specifically, he's applying social self preservation theory to male body image to better understand it. "Basically Social Self Preservation Theory (SSPT) states that when faced with a possible loss of social standing a series of pyschobiological (psychological/physiological) responses are elicited to help with coping/withdrawl. In my experiments, we will be taking anthropometric measurements on university males and a male confederate at the same time. The confederate will represent the male idea in order to induce feelings of shame and social-evaluative threat in the male participant." From this experience he hopes to get a new outlook on the social aspect of science to make his science education more well rounded.   He earns 2 senior level science credits for his work.

Pictured above: From left to right, Larkin Lamarche (PCHS Alumni & Current Grad student), Dr. Kim Gammage, me, Brianne Ozimok (Grad student)

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