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Science 10 with Mr.

Course Outline 2016 - 2017 Semester I
Unit A consists of an in-depth study of the concepts of motion introduced in Science 10, extending the
concepts of Velocity and Acceleration to include Vectors. Students then proceed to master the concepts in
Units B and C by applying their knowledge to Forces, Circular Motion and Gravitation, using satellite
motion to show the interaction between these concepts. Unit D looks at Energy types, Conservation of
Energy as well as Waves.

Pearson, Science 10 (Replacement Cost $120.00)

iDevice, Binder, paper, graph paper, pen, pencil and data sheet
Scientific calculator and ruler

(It is expected that all of the above be brought to class each day.)
***Graphing calculators must be cleared before and after exams
If it is possible to accelerate the pace of this course in order to increase review time we will do so.

Approximate Unit Value

(% of Final Grade)

Orientation and Required Skills
Unit A: Energy and Matter in a
Chemical Change (Chemistry)
Unit B: Energy Flow in
Technological Systems (Physics)
Unit C: Cycling of Matter in Living
Organisms (Biology)
Unit D: Energy Flow in Global
Systems (Environmental Science)
Final Exam

Relevant Text


3 - 122


123 - 238


239 338


339 - 439


All of the above

Students are responsible for all material covered in class and in the text book (Exceptions in the text will be noted).

Student Assessment


- Unit Exams & Quizzes 60%

- Assignments/Labs & Reports 30 %

Final Exam
Each report card mark is a cumulative mark from the beginning of the semester.

Daniel Standring High School Science Department

School Schedule/Course Outline Semester I 2016-2017
Course: Science 10
Sept 6 9
Mon - No School
Sept 1 Classes Begin
Days 1 4
Sept 12 16
Days 5 9
Sept 19 23
Days 10 14
Sept 26 29
Friday - Sept 25 PD Day #3 No School
Days 15 18
Oct 3 - 7
Days 19 23
Oct 11 14
Mon - Oct 10 Thanksgiving Day No School
Days 24 27
Oct 17 20
Friday Oct 21 PD Day #4 No School
Days 28 31
Oct 24 28
Days 32 36

Topics Taught
Math Review
History of the Atomic Model

WHMIS - storage, handling and disposal

Ionic and covalent bonds

Names and formulae

Properties of compounds (Solubility)

(How structure relates to properties)

Examples from home and industry (Combustion, decomposition, etc)

Reaction types
Evidence for chemical changes ( Endothermic and exothermic)

Dec 19 22
Days 69 72

Translate words to equations and vice versa

Predict products and reactants
The mole
Describe the mole ratio and conservation of mass
Technologies for energy conversions (Change in motion)
Motion (Uniform and non-uniform) (Distance and displacement) (scalar and vectors)
(Distance vs. time graph) (Velocity, speed calculations
v = d/ t)
(Velocity vs. time graph)
a = v/ t)
Work and energy (Force described) (Potential energy & Gravitaional P E = mgh)
W = FD)
Work done equals energy converted
Kinetic energy (Ek = 1/2 mV2 ) Energy conversions (Energy before = Energy after)
SI units- Joule, watt, etc.
Graph of force vs. distance (Area under curve)
Energy conversions and thermodynamics (First and second Laws of
Useful energy (Energy loss during conversions) (Efficiency) (Calculations)
Fuels (Cost, sustainability, environment, etc.)
(Benefits to efficiency)
Development of microscopy and understanding the cell
History of cell theory Microscope technology
Cell research on a molecular level
Structures and functions within the cell (Scale, staining, mounting, etc.)
Structure and functions of cell organelles
Passive vs. active transport (Osmosis) (Concentration gradients)
Use models to describe cell functions
Needs of cells Identify cell organelles and their functions
Compare and contrast plant and animal cells
Knowledge and applications of semipermeable membranes
Size limits of cells (Surface area to volume) (Rate of diffusion)
Reasons for Multicellularity Specialization and interdependence (Tissues to systems)
Exchanging gases in plants Phototropism and gravitropism
Specialized cells in plants (Types of cells in leaves) (Xylem and phloem)
Understand transport systems in plants (Turgor pressure) (Adhesion and cohesion)
Solar energy source converted to beneficial forms in the biosphere
Climate changes (Effects and monitoring) Sun is the source of all energy on earth
Heat budget
Three parts of the biosphere
Greenhouse effect
Global transfer of solar energy Convection and Coreolis effect (Wind) (Ocean currents)
Factors affecting energy absorbsion Specific heat capacities of matter
Simple heat calculations (Q = Hfus n) (Q = m ct)
Biomes as systems
Effects of climate changes
Compare characteristics of different biomes (Including climate differences)

Dec 23 Jan 6

Christmas Holidays

Jan 9 13
Days 73 77

Environmental factors affecting climate

Human effect on climate
Evidence of past climate changes Use of science and technology to understand climate
Limits of understanding
Monitoring human effects on the biosphere and climate

Jan 16 19
Friday Jan 20 PD Day #6 No School
Days 78 81
Jan. 23 27

Unit D Exam Jan 15 Day 81

Oct 31 Nov 4
Days 37 41
Nov 7 10
Fri - Nov 11 Remembrance Day No School
Days 42 45
Nov 15 18
Mon - Nov 14 Day in Lieu of PTI No School
Days 46 49
Nov 21 24
Friday Nov 25 PD Day #5 No School
Days 50 53
Nov 28 Dec 2
Days 54 58
Dec 5 - 9
Days 59 63
Dec 12 16
Days 64 68

Jan 25 28
Feb 1st Second semester begins
Friday - Feb 3 Faith Day No School

Review Week

Exam Week

Jan ? (?day) Science 10 final