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Science 10 is the first high school-level science course. Successful completion of this course (≥ 50%)  will give you one science-credit towards your graduation requirements and it opens up an amazing selection of Grade 11 science courses!

There are three units in this course:

  1. Chemical Reactions
    • How do we know a chemical reaction is occuring?
    • How can we represent and communicate chemical change?
    • What influences the rate of chemical change?
  2. Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
    • How do human populations impact ecosystems?
    • What is climate and how does it affect us (and vice versa)?
    • Why is biodiversity important?
    • How do relationships between living beings affect them?
    • How do biogeochemical cycles support living beings (and vice versa)?
  3. Force and Motion in Our World
    • What does it mean if an object is traveling with uniform speed and how do we show that?
    • How can we represent change in speed (acceleration)?
    • How is motion connected to force?

The major themes of this course are to examine the significance of evolution as a key unifying theme in biology and to explore what life is and how it changes over time. Students will examine the organization of life in all kingdoms through the study of biomolecules, cellular processes, and organism function. In genetics and biotechnology, students will explore inheritance and how information is stored, transmitted and expressed at chromosomal and molecular levels.