Science – Grade 10

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

  1. Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analyzing, and interpreting, and communicating)
  2. Identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including Canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.

Biology: Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living Things

  1. Evaluate the importance of medical and other technological developments related to systems biology and analyze their societal and ethical implications.
  2. Investigate cell division, cell specialization, organs, and systems in animals and plants, using research and inquiry skills, including various laboratory techniques.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchical organization of cells, from tissues, to organs, to systems in animals and plants.

Chemistry: Chemical Reactions

  1. Analyse a variety of safety and environmental issues associated with chemical reactions, including the ways in which chemical reactions can be applied to address environmental challenges.
  2. Investigate, through inquiry, the characteristics of chemical reactions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of chemical reactions, and various ways to represent them.

Earth and Space Science: Climate Change

  1. Analyse some of the effects of climate change around the world and assess the effectiveness of initiatives that attempt to address the issue of climate change.
  2. Investigate various natural and human factors that influence Earth’s climate and climate change.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of natural and human factors, including the greenhouse effect, that influence Earth’s climate and contribute to climate change.

Physics: Light and Geometric Optics

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of technological devices and procedures designed to make use of light and assess their social benefits.
  2. Investigate, through inquiry, the properties of light, and predict its behaviour, particularly with respect to reflection in plane and curved mirrors and refraction in converging lenses.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of various characteristics and properties of light, particularly with respect to reflection in mirrors and reflection and refraction in lenses.

Course Details

Course Code SNC2D
Course Type Academic
Format Online School Course
Prerequisite SNC1D
Tuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department Science
Course Title Science
Grade Grade 10
Credit Value 1.0

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Physics: Light and Geometric Optics 27 hours
2 Chemistry: Chemical Reactions 27 hours
3 Earth and Space Science: Climate Change 27 hours
4 Biology: Tissues, Organs and Systems of Living Things 27 hours
  Final Examination (A proctored two-hour exam worth 30% of the student’s final mark administered at the end of the course.) 2 hours
  Total 110 hours

Course Details

Course Code SNC1D
Course Type Academic
Format Online School Course
Prerequisite None
Tuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department Science
Course Title Science
Grade Grade 9
Credit Value 1.0

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Scientific investigation skills and career exploration

By the end of this course, students will:

  • demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analyzing, and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including Canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.

Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts.
  • Investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and explain how they affect the sustainability of these ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecosystems, particularly in terms of ecological balance and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Chemistry: Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Assess social, environmental, and economic impacts of the use of common elements and compounds, with reference to their physical and chemical properties.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, the physical and chemical properties of common elements and compounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of common elements and compounds, and of the organization of elements in the periodic table.

Earth and Space Science: The Study of the Universe

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Assess some of the costs, hazards, and benefits of space exploration and the contributions of Canadians to space research and technology.
  • Investigate the characteristics and properties of a variety of celestial objects visible from Earth in the night sky.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major scientific theories about the structure, formation, and evolution of the universe and its components and of the evidence that supports these theories.

Physics: The Characteristics of Electricity

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Assess some of the costs and benefits associated with the production of electrical energy from renewable and nonrenewable sources and analyze how electrical efficiencies and savings can be achieved, through both the design of technological devices and practices in the home.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, various aspects of electricity, including the properties of static and current electricity, and the quantitative
  • Relationships between potential difference, current, and resistance in electrical circuits.
    demonstrate an understanding of the principles of static and current electricity.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Physics: The Characteristics of Electricity 28 hours
2 Chemistry: Atoms, Elements, and Compounds 28 hours
3 Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems 26 hours
4 Earth and Space Science: The Study of the Universe 26 hours
5 Scientific investigation skills and career exploration (to be assessed and evaluated throughout the course)
Final Examination 2 hours
Total 110 hours
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