The Instructor for this course is Lisa Choquette
First Offered in 2006
Developed by Clint Binsfeld
Redeveloped by Lisa Choquette 2015
There are four core units in Science 10 which provides a background for the future senior science classes.
Unit 1 - Chemical Reactions
Chemical Reactions provides an excellent preparation for senior chemistry classes exploring types of reactions, the periodic table, chemical equations, and acid/base theory.
Unit 2 - Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics explores human impact and sustainability, earth's climate systems, biodiversity, and Biogeochemical Cycles.
Unit 3 - Force and Motion in Our World
Force and Motion in Our World explores the analysis of motion and different forces and their effects on motion. Investigating a car crash, students will put the knowledge gained in the unit to determine the cause of the crash and defend their position using scientific evidence.
Unit 4 - Career Investigation
Career Investigation takes the student through the myBlueprint program and explores science careers and many more based on their personality, motivations, knowledge, and learning styles. Creating a portfolio helps guide the student to possible careers via a variety of methods such as work force, apprenticeships, college, or university.
Course Information / Credit Recovery Units
Chemical Reactions (45 days)
Chemical Reactions and Reaction Rates
Representing Chemical Reactions
Acids and Bases
Sustainability of Ecosystems (30 days)
Exploring cultural views on sustainability
Identifying cycles, change, and stability in ecosystems
Investigating human impact on ecosystems
Motion (45 days)
Motion Part 1
Motion Part 2
Motion Part 3
Weather (20 days)
Introduction to Weather Unit
Category 1: Weather
Category 2: Weather Prediction
Category 3: Global Warming
Category 4: Weather Journal