4 credits

Science 10 is a continuation of the concept strands dealt with in Science 9. The material is more concept-oriented and requires some mathematical calculations and problem-solving approaches. Laboratory work and reports are further developed. The major topics include:

  • Chemistry - atomic theory, formulas, and writing and balancing chemical equations.
  • Biology - microscope, cell structure and function, reproduction, and genetics.
  • Physics - electrostatics and current electricity, and how electricity is used in the home.
  • Earth Science - radioactive dating, volcanoes, earthquakes and continental drift.
  • Each section will last approximately one quarter of the semester.
Prerequisites: 
SC 9 with strong work habits. Science 10 is a provincially examinable course.