Science

The Science Team at Henry Wise Wood believes that all students have the capacity to learn science. Through hands-on practical experiences students learn scientific content and processes. This is evidenced through competency based assessment, independent student learning, cooperative learning with peers and students posing meaningful questions about their world. It is our desire to help students develop a set of interrelated attitudes, skills and knowledge (competencies) that can be used for successful learning and living. Students are encouraged to :

  • think critically 
  • manage information 
  • innovate 
  • communicate and cooperate 
  • apply career and life skills 
  • Science teachers challenge students to step beyond their comfort zone to reach their full potential.

We offer all levels of science ensuring there is a program available where every learner can be successful. Levels include GATE, IB, regular, Science 14 and K&E (10-4) with courses available in general science, biology, chemistry and physics. We also offer a unique program in forensics and astronomy, only available here.

A variety of field trips are offered to the science students including visits to the U of C, Zoo, Science Centre, Rothney Observatory, Heritage Park and Fish Creek. Every year students have the opportunity to participate in Science Fair, the Waterloo Chemistry contests, the University of Toronto Biology competition and the SET challenge at the University of Calgary.


Science Course Sequence



The Team

    Jennifer Jones - Learning Leader (Chemistry)

Fraser Blackwell - Biology / Chemistry / Physics
Chris McMechan - Chemistry
Zandra Cerpa-Gomez - Science
Eulalia Molina Garcia - Science
Jeff Fuerstenberg - Crime & Space / Astronomy
Emily Neuheimer - Physics / Crime & Space / Astronomy
Phil Kaindl - Biology
Kevin Talbot - Biology / Science
Nikki Levson - Science
Ainslie Thompson - Biology / Science
Kevin Manias - Chemistry / ScienceAlex Watt - Physics
Stuart McKenzie - Chemistry / Biology


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