Oakville Trafalgar’s Science department is committed to using a variety of instructional strategies that provide numerous hands-on opportunities for students to meet the Ministry of Education’s overall curriculum expectations develop and refine their investigation skills, while discovering fundamental concepts through inquiry, exploration, observation, and research.

Field trips, guest lecturers, participation in physics Olympics and contests offer opportunities for students to relate knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts.

Our students use technology in fully equipped science laboratories. Vernier® Labquest probe technology and simulations, Smartboard® interactive lessons, Smart® clicker assessments, virtual lab activities, online EBSCOhost research database, Moodle® workspace with the use of online collaboration are only a sample of the instructional mediums our students are exposed to with the classroom science teacher as a facilitator. Students are motivated to learn in a meaningful way, increase their science literacy and to become lifelong learners.

Enrichment Activities

Youth Outreach-Samuel Lunefeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital. "Genetic Engineering in Action" Program
GoGreen Guest Speaker
Science Speaker Bureau York University- Meet a Scientist Guest Speaker


Chemistry Grade 12: University of Waterloo Chem 13 News Contest. Sign up in April, contest written in May
Chemistry Grade 11: University of Waterloo Avogadro Contest. Sign up in April, contest written in May

Please see a chemistry teacher for registration information

Biology Grade 12: University of Toronto National Biology Competition. Thursday April 25 2013

Please see a biology teacher for registration information

Field Trips

Grade 9 Science - Ontario Science Center/semester
Grade 11 Biology - Ontario Science Center or Royal Botanical Gardens/semester
Physics Open - Engineering Olympics - October