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Program Overview


The LSL Science Department has adopted a teaching style designed to empower students with the critical thinking skills that are an essential component to achieving scientific literacy.

Junior high science students develop the science-related knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to solve problems and make decisions, and at the same time help them become lifelong learners— maintaining their sense of wonder about the world around them. 

Senior high science students expand on the knowledge gained in junior high, while continuing to develop their skills and attitude towards science to better understand the world around them.

Program Features


Junior High

In Science, students develop knowledge and skills that help them understand and interpret the world around them. At each level of the Junior High program, students learn basic concepts from earth, physical and life sciences, and are challenged to apply what they have learned. Through their studies, students are expected to develop skills of inquiry and experimentation, skills of solving practical problems, and skills of finding and evaluating information. Student will develop skills for: inquiry, experimentation, practical problem solving, finding information and evaluating information.

Science students are introduced to geology—the kinds of materials and changes that occur on Earth’s crust and in the interior of Earth. They apply physical science concepts like heat, temperature and forces to analyze, design and build safe and stable structures and devices that reduce heat loss. Students investigate how organisms interact within ecosystems and how these systems are affected by human activities. They also consider decisions and actions for sustainability of the environment and agricultural industries.

From machines that use energy, to the transport of solutions, to the functioning of the eye, students will see first-hand how science affects their daily life, their career and their future. They will investigate the structure of living things, from the smallest cells to the more complex systems in the human body. Science 8 students will also examine the interactions among water, land and climate to better understand the distribution and health of living things, and they’ll learn to appreciate how the knowledge and skills they are applying in class have led to advances in medical and mechanical technologies.

Students will begin to unravel the significance of DNA in genetics—including its role in determining traits like hair colour—and they’ll identify the scientific and technological advancements that led to human exploration of the moon and beyond! They will be energized as they problem-solve and experiment with electricity and evaluate the benefits and impacts of energy use. Science 9 students will continue to develop as a scientist as they conduct and analyze chemical reactions and apply their understanding of chemistry to the world around them.


Senior High

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Science 10: Students are introduced to the biological, chemical, physical and Earth sciences. By studying chemical reactions, cellular and multicellular processes that occur in plants, the conservation and conversion of energy, and Earth’s climate, they discover how energy is transformed. 

Science 14: Students learn about the atom, the periodic table and the safe handling of chemicals. They investigate how energy is transferred in machines, and they examine the digestive and circulatory systems, including ways to keep these systems healthy. Students also explore how human activities influence the flow of matter and energy in the biosphere.

Students learn about the atom, the periodic table and the safe handling of chemicals. They investigate how energy is transferred in machines, and they examine the digestive and circulatory systems, including ways to keep these systems healthy. Students also explore how human activities influence the flow of matter and energy in the biosphere.

Students extend their study of the biological, chemical, physical and Earth sciences and apply their knowledge to real-life problems. They investigate Newton’s laws of motion, the properties of hydrocarbons and the chemistry of solutions. They examine evidence of how Earth’s surface, climate and life forms have changed and continue to change and cycle in response to natural and human actions.


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Teachers

Junior HighSenior High

Cheryl Pilipchuk

Nicole Schatz

Joe Vanderhelm



Zsolt Zombor
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