SNC 2P1

GRADE 10 SCIENCE (APPLIED)


WELCOME to GRADE 10 APPLIED SCIENCE!

Course Description

This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and apply their knowledge of science in real - world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigations. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cell and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

What do we do?

Relating Science to Society, Technology and the Environment
Grade 10 science will focus on big ideas that are meaningful and relevant to student's daily lives.  Much of the learning will happen within the context of scientific issues. Students will apply theoretical concepts to practical applications that may include field work, computer simulations, investigations, case studies and debates.  Every effort will be made to link what is done in class to the broader community so that students can make their own decisions about issues related to science.

Conducting Scientific Inquiry
Scientific investigation skills are an integral part of any science program so that students can extend their understanding of science.  Scientific investigation (inquiry and research) involves creativity, divergent thinking and collaboration.  Students will have multiple opportunities to initiate, plan, perform, record, analyse, interpret and communicate scientific knowledge.  These areas will be revisited throughout the course so that students can practice and refine their inquiry and research skills.

Understanding Basic Concepts
Students will acquire conceptual knowledge so they can understand the role of science and technology in their daily lives.  

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