The purpose of Science 10 is to help students become lifelong learners, and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. Questions like….”Why do we wear seat belts?” and “What does pH balanced mean?” and” Why are we concerned about rapid population increases?” will be answered in this course along with many other questions you may have. Science 10 introduces you to other high school courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science.
There are 12 outcomes in this course that cover content in the Forces and Motion Unit, the Chemical Reactions Unit, the Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics Unit and the Career Investigation Unit. The outcomes are the “big picture” ideas of the course.
I hope you love at least 1 of these units!
Force and Motion in Our World – Introduction to Physics
Explore the development of motion-related technologies and their impacts on self and society.
Investigate and represent the motion of objects that travel at a constant speed in a straight line.
Investigate and represent the motion of objects that undergo acceleration.
Explore the relationship between force and motion for objects moving in one and two dimensions.
Chemical Reactions – Introduction to Chemistry
Explore the properties of chemical reactions, including the role of energy changes, and applications of acids and bases.
Name and write formulas for common ionic and molecular chemical compounds, including acids and bases.
Represent chemical reactions and conservation of mass symbolically using models, word and skeleton equations and balanced chemical equations.
Investigate the rates of chemical reactions, including factors that affect the rate.
Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics – Introduction to Biology and Environmental Science
Assess the implications of human actions on the local and global climate and the sustainability of ecosystems.
Investigate factors that influence Earth's climate system, including the role of the natural greenhouse effect.
Examine biodiversity through the analysis of interactions among populations within communities.
Investigate the role of feedback mechanisms in biogeochemical cycles and in maintaining stability in ecosystems.
Investigate career paths related to various branches and sub-branches of science.