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Y10 Science


COURSE TITLE:

Year 10 Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is the second year of a two year course at Level 5 of the new Zealand Curriculum. Students will explore the 'Nature of Science' strand of the New Zealand Curriculum by continuing to develop their science capabilities of:

1. Gathering and interpreting information.

2. Using evidence to support ideas.

3. Critiquing evidence.

4. Making meaning of scientific representations.

5. Engaging with science.

The contexts used include aspects of the 'Living World', 'Material World', 'Physical World' and 'Planet Earth & Beyond' from Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Students will complete the following units of work: 
1. Atoms & Metals
2. Human body
3. Electricity
4. Reproduction & Genetics
5. Forces
6. Acids & Bases
7. Geology (including a L1 Science Achievement Standard on 'Surface Features of the Wanaka Area')

Assessment:
Each unit of work has an assessment which may be a traditional test, assignment or investigation.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Year 10 Science provides the theoretical and practical grounding for progression to Level 1 NCEA Science.