Course Outline Grade 10 Pre-IB Science 2DE

Course Outline
Grade 10 Pre-IB Science 2DE
Course Description:
This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and
physics; to develop practical skills in scientific investigations; and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday
situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to tissues,
organs and systems of living things, chemical reactions, climate change, and light and geometric optics.
Unit 1: Chemical Reactions
Topics to be Covered
Chemicals and Their Properties
- Properties and Changes
- Hazardous Products and Workplace Safety
- Patterns and the Period Table
- Atoms and Ions
- Ionic Compounds
- Names and Formulas for Ionic Compounds
- Polyatomic Ions
- Molecules and Covalent Bonding
Chemicals and Their Reactions
- Describing Chemical Reactions
- Conserving Mass in Chemical Reactions
- Information in Chemical Reactions
- Single and Double Displacement Reactions
- Combustion Reactions
Acids and Bases
- Properties, Names, and Formulas
- The pH Scale
- Neutralization Reactions
- Acid Precipitation
Unit 3: Light and Geometric Optics
Topics to be Covered
The Production and Reflection of Light
- What is Light
- How is Light Produced
- The Laser
- The Ray Model of Light
- The Laws of Reflection
- Images in Plane Mirrors
- Images in Curved Mirrors
The Refraction of Light
- What is Refraction
- The Index of Refraction
- Total Internal Reflection
- Phenomena Related to Refraction
Lenses and Optical Devices
- Lenses and the Formation of Images
- Images in Lenses
- The Lens Equation
- Lens Application
- The Human Eye
Unit 2: Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living
Topics to be Covered
Cells, Cell Division, and Cell Specialization
- Plant and Animal Cells
- The Importance of Cell Division
- The Cell Cycle
- Cancer
- Specialized Cells
Animal Systems
- The Hierarchy of Structure in Animals
- Stem Cells and Cell Differentiation
- The Digestive System
- The Circulatory System
- The Respiratory System
- The Musculoskeletal System
- The Nervous System
Plant Systems
- Systems in Plants
- Plant Tissue Systems
- Tissues Working Together
- Plant Growth
Unit 4: Climate Change
Topics to be Covered
Earth’s Climate System and Natural Change
- Weather and Climate
- Classifying Climate
- The Sun Powers Earth’s Climate System
- Components of Earth’s Climate System
- The Greenhouse Effect
- Energy Transfer Within a Climate System
- Long/ Short-term Changes in Climate
- Feedback Loops and Climate
- Studying Clues to Past Climates
Earth’s Climate: Out of Balance
- Evidence of a Changing Climate
- Greenhouse Gases Changing the Climate
- Canadian Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
Assessing and Responding to Climate Change
- Climate Models and Clean Energy
- Global Impacts of Climate Change
- Impacts of Climate Change on Ontario
- Taking Action to Limit Climate Change
- What Can Individuals Do
Course Outline
Grade 10 Pre-IB Science 2DE
Evaluation Structure:
During the term, tests and quizzes will be worth
approximately 45% of the overall term grade. Labs and
assignments will be worth approximately 55%
Term Weight
Summative Weight 30% (Exam 20%, Culminating Task
There will be a minimum of one test and quiz per unit. If you know ahead of time that you will be absent for a
test/quiz, it is essential that you notify me. Arrangements can then be made for you to write a make-up test.
The classroom environment is very important, as it affects the success of all students. With this is mind, there is a
need to establish a few classroom rules.
It is important that all assignments and labs are handed in on time. Any assignment or lab that is handed
in late will result in a deduction of 10%.
It is the responsibility of the student to complete all homework, catch up on all work missed during
absences, and request extra help when difficulties arise.
Regular attendance is essential to your success in this course. Parents will be contacted concerning
chronic absenteeism. If you skip a class, you will get a “0” for any tests, quizzes, or assignments done on
that day.
Students who arrive after the bell are considered late. Arrive to class on time (3 lates = 1 detention)
Be prepared for class. You will not be able to leave to go get a pencil/textbook. Open your book up to the
previous day’s note/homework.
During the lesson, do not leave your seat. Raise your hand to speak. Remain seated until you are dismissed.
The bell is not permission for you to leave.
Obey all safety rules at all times.
No electronics in class. If this becomes a problem, you will be sent to your V.P.
Be in proper uniform at all times.
Use appropriate language.
Have fun!!!
How to Succeed in Science:
Listen carefully during each lesson and take notes
Keep neat, complete, and dated notes
Use class time wisely.
Develop good study habits – review your work nightly.
Participate in class by answering and asking questions
If you need help, seek it immediately.
Don’t give up and try your hardest at all times.