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SNC2P Science – GRADE 10

PREREQUISITE : Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

GRADE : 10 (Applied)


SNC2P online at Profectus enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. In SNC2P online, students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting 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:

  • Analyse some current technologies or substances that have an impact on human tissues, organs, or systems, and evaluate their effects on human health.
  • Investigate cell division, cell specialization, and the organization of systems in animals, including humans, using various laboratory techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchical organization of cells, from tissues, to organs, to systems in animals, including humans.

UNIT 3 :

Chemistry: Chemical Reactions and Their Practical Applications (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse how chemical reactions are employed in common products and processes, and assess the safety and environmental hazards associated with them.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, the characteristics of simple chemical reactions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple chemical reactions and the language and ways to represent them.

UNIT 4 :

Earth and Space Science: Earth’s Dynamic Climate (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse effects of human activity on climate change, and effects of climate change on living things and natural systems.
  • Investigate various natural and human factors that have an impact on climate change and global warming.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various natural and human factors that contribute to climate change and global warming.

UNIT 5 :

Physics: Lights and Application of Optics (18.5hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse how properties of light and colour are applied in technology and the impact of these technologies on society.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, properties of light, and predict its behaviour in mirrors and as it passes through different media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of characteristics and properties of light, particularly with respect to reflection and refraction and the addition and subtraction of colour.


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.