Academic Science - 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.
Prerequisite: SNC1D or SNC1P - Science Grade 9
Unit 1: Biology: Tissues, Organs & Systems of Living Things (30 hours)
In this unit you will explore the world of biology by learning about the parts and processes that allow organisms to develop, grow and survive.
Unit 2: Physics: Light & Geometric Optics (30 hours)
In this unit, we will evaluate the effectiveness of technological devices and procedures designed to make use of light, and assess their social benefits. We will also investigate the properties and characteristics of light, and predict its behaviour, particularly with respect to reflection in plane and curved mirrors and refraction in converging lenses.
Unit 3: Earth & Space Science: Climate Change (25 hours)
Unit 4: Chemistry: Chemical Reactions (28 hours)
In this unit you will explore the field of chemistry with a specific focus on chemical reactions.