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Grade 11-12 Physics: Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

This guide for Gr. 11-12 Physics is under construction - additional resources per specific course will be made available. For more information please talk to your LCI.

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Critical Thinking

Scientific Investigation Skills

Careers Exploration

The fields of science being studied in this strand pertain to careers such as theoretical physicist; communications, networks, and control systems professional; engineer; and metallurgist.

Contributions of Canadian Scientists

The following Canadian Scientists are among those who have made significant contributions to the fields under study in this unit:

  • Richard E. Taylor - Nobel Prize in Physics 1990
  • Leonard T. BrutonDesigned and developed electronic filters
  • Willard S. Boyle - Nobel Prize in Physics 2009 "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit - the CCD sensor"
  • Martha Salcudean -  Internationally recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics, Canada's first female head of a university engineering department
  • Harriet Brooks - Canada's first female nuclear physicist
  • Louis Slotin - "A young Canadian scientist working on the Manhattan Project gave his life to save his friends when an experiment went wrong."

Gr. 9-12: Ask Us/Demande Moi

Gr. 9-12: How do I start my research?

Gr. 9-12: How do I cite my sources?