Course Outline

Grade 10 Science

     This course enables students to understand basic concepts in chemistry, biology, earth and space science, and physics; to develope skills in the process of scientific inquiry; and to relate science to technology, society and the environment. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.

Grade 10 Applied
Ecosystems and Human Activity
Chemical Reactions and Applications
Motion and its Applications
Weather Systems

Assessment of Student Achievement

     Student achievement is based on meeting the overall and specific expectations of the course. The expectations cover the following four areas of student learning:
  1. Knowledge and Understanding
  2. Inquiry and Problem Solving
  3. Communications
  4. Connections
     A daily out of class component is to be completed to ensure basic concepts and applications are understood. Summative testing will occur in each section. Final success in this program will be the result of accumulated daily successes in each area. An emphasis will be placed on skills and safe practices in the laboratory.

Report 1 - ancedotal

Reports - (mid-semester and end of semester)

Marks based on the following chart

Areas of Student Learning Knowledge/Understanding Inquiry/Problem Solving Communications/Connections Final
Sample Activities Quiz,Tests,Reports Labs,Reseach Notebooks,Reports,Research Project,Exam
Final Mark %
30 %
30 %
20/20 %

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