Science 10

Credits: 4

Science 10 continues to build knowledge through experimentation and analysis in chemistry. Students will learn about energy transfers in many processes and how this is affecting Earth’s systems. If you ever wondered about genetic engineering then a foundation in genetics and inheritance will build that understanding. An in depth study of the universe, its beginnings and the technology used to understand its ongoing evolution will complete Science 10.

The Science 10 curriculum will explore four big ideas: 

  • Genes are the foundation for the diversity of living things. Life Science will delve into DNA structure, genes and patterns of inheritance as well as the applications and ethics of modern genetic technology.
  • Chemical processes require energy change as atoms are rearranged. Chemical reactions will be studied in depth including acid-base reactions, changes in energy and mass during reactions, and practical applications of chemical use. 
  • Energy is conserved and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.  Physics will explain transformations of potential and kinetic energy, radiation as well as First Peoples perspectives on energy.  Students will then explore the role of energy transfers in natural systems including climate change and global impacts of energy transformations from technologies.
  • The formation of the universe can be explained by the big bang theory.  Earth Science examines the components of the universe over time incorporating astronomical data and collection methods.

Students will continue to focus on further development of skills in the curricular competencies. 

Evaluation is based on (but not limited to): assignments, lab reports, project work, quizzes, tests, and a school-wide final examination.