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SNC2D Science – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE : Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE : 10 (Academic)


SNC2D online at Profectus 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. In SNC2D online, 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.

UNIT 1 :

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.

UNIT 2 :

Biology: Tissues, Organs and Systems of Living Things (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the importance of medical and other technological developments related to systems biology, and analyse their societal and ethical implications.
  • Investigate cell division, cell specialization, organs, and systems in animals and plants, using research and inquiry skills, including various laboratory techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchical organization of cells, from tissues, to organs, to systems in animals and plants.

UNIT 3 :

Chemistry: Chemical Reactions (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse a variety of safety and environmental issues associated with chemical reactions, including the ways in which chemical reactions can be applied to address environmental challenges.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, the characteristics of chemical reactions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of chemical reactions, and various ways to represent them.

UNIT 4 :

Earth And Space Science: Climate Change (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse some of the effects of climate change around the world, and assess the effectiveness of initiatives that attempt to address the issue of climate change.
  • Investigate the process of meiosis, and analyse data related to the laws of heredity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of natural and human factors, including the greenhouse effect, that influence earth’s climate and contribute to climate change.

UNIT 5 :

Physics: Lights And Geometric Optics (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of technological devices and procedures designed to make use of light, and assess their social benefits.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, the properties of light, and predict its behaviour, particularly with respect to reflection in plane and curved mirrors and refraction in converging lenses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various characteristics and properties of light, particularly with respect to reflection in mirrors and reflection and refraction in lenses.


Course Culmination (17.5hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the Science Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 30% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for Science will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.