Year 10 Science

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr M. Tamanam

In Year 10 Science, students are introduced to scientific and experimental techniques as they learn about all aspects of Science. Students will be involved in a range of activities from studying local wildlife to exploring the building blocks of the universe. As well as preparing students for future study of Science, students will also gain a greater understanding of the world they live in. There is always something to inspire and challenge the budding scientist. In Term 4, the students start Level 1 Science and complete their first Level 1 Science Internal Assessment.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Basic Science skills and Branches of Sciences.
Living World : Ecology and adaption with varieties of examples.
Genetics: DNA structure, Cell division and Mendel laws
Formative test: 4 credits.
Project: Pest in NZ

Term 2
Material Wold: Chemical and Physical properties of different groups of substances eg: Acid and Base, Energy, Fuel and Metals

Formative test: 4 credits
Research : Carbon cycle, coal, choose any element or lab, chemicals.

Term 3
Physical world: Physical Inquiry and Physical concepts: Physical phenomenon found in simple everyday situations involving Mass, weight ,movement, Force , Air resistance and Energy:
Formative test: 4 credits
EOTC: Motat trip

Research: properties of Heat and Insulation in NZ

Term 4
NCEA Level:1 : Biology 1.1 A: internal 4 Credits:

Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context with direction. Exercise and Fitness: walking, jogging and springing.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90944 v4
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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