Year 10 Science

10SCI
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.

Pathway

Year 11 Science, Year 11 Science, Year 11 Sports Science

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
Total Credits

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