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Course Code: SNC2D Teachers: K. Henry, R. Scott, S. Stewart
Phone Extensions: 534/510/286
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Course Description: This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth
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.
Academic Math is recommended.
Big Ideas (overall learning outcomes for the course):
Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living Things – Cells, Animal Systems and Plant Systems
Chemical Reactions – Chemical Properties, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases
Climate Change – Earth’s Natural Climate, Earth’s Climate out of Balance, Responding to Climate Change
Light and Geometric Optics – Light production and Reflection, Refraction, Lenses and Optical Devices
Course Evaluation: Students need to complete all assigned class work (Formative) to be prepared to do their best work on
the 6-8 “fewer-richer” evaluations (Summative tasks) that will be used to determine the student’s final mark.
Formative Assessment
Informal lab activities
Class discussion of course content
Term Work
Summative Tasks (70%)
Laboratory assignments
Student self-evaluation of practice problems
Class discussion of daily homework problems
In class question and answer sessions
Final Summative (30%)
Final Exam – Written by all students
Students are responsible for providing evidence of learning within established timelines. There will be consequences for
cheating and plagiarism. Not completing work and submitting work late will also result in consequences.
*see the school website for the CDDHS assessment policy and science departmental policies at