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Science 10 Course Outline

2016/2017
Teacher: Ms. Francis
Room: 202/204

E-mail: rfrancis@holycross.bc.ca
Website: hcfrancis.weebly.com

Welcome to Science 10!


The world of science is a very exciting and wondrous place to explore. In
Science 10 we will be venturing into four of the main subdivisions of
science: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. We will be
discovering science by doing laboratory experiments, conducting our
own research projects, and participating in various in-class hands-on
activities, games, and demonstrations. By the end of the course I hope
that you will gain have gained an appreciation for the processes and
application of Science and will be excited to learn more about science in
the future.
Materials
1. 3-Ring binder with lots of paper
2. Pen (multiple colours for underlining and highlighting)
3. Scientific calculator (Will let you know when we REALLY need them)
4. If you bring it, an eco-friendly water bottle with a lid, FILL IT UP
BEFORE CLASS.
*Upon request you may also need at various times:
Pencil Crayons
Glue stick
Scissors
Binder Organization
It is necessary for you to have a 3-ringed binder for Science 10. Your binder
should be organized into the following units using dividers:
1. Introduction (Safety, Science Processes)
2. Ecosystems (Ch. 1-3)
3. Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity (Ch. 4-7)
4. Motion (Ch. 8-9)
5. Energy Transfer in Natural Systems (Ch. 10-12)

**All notes, handouts, labs, and assignments should be dated and filed by
date in your binder.**

**Notes and announcements will be posted online: **

hcfrancis.weebly.com
Expectations
1. Regular attendance
- Make sure you arrive to class on time with all materials prepared
- I will not allow you to get materials from your locker.
- BE PREPARED!
2. Arrive to class on time
- I tend to close the door as soon as the bell rings. If you are late to
class, please knock and I will get to you.
- When the door is open, come in quietly in a way that does not disrupt
the class.
- Those who are chronically late will have consequences!
3. Missing Classes/Assignments
- Making up missed work: If you need to make up for a missed quiz or
assignments, you must sign up on the Make-Up Assignments
clipboard to arrange a time and day to make up for your work.
- **Deadline to make up any work: ONE WEEK after the due date,
days include the weekend. There are exceptions if you have done one
of the following:
a. The assignments have been completed during scheduled
tutorial hours (Tuesday or Thursday)
b. Prior arrangement and clarification for the absence have been
discussed with the teacher.
4. Responsible, cooperative and respectful behaviour at all times
- Irresponsible behaviour will not be tolerated at all, my rating system
is still in effect even when I am teaching.

5. Electronic Devices: Will ONLY be used for class purposes: Listening to


music during work, timing or taking pictures for labs, and in-class
activities.
a. SNAPCHAT, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, & ANY SOCIAL MEDIA are
NOT allowed. You have a lot of time to do this outside of class. If I
catch any of this during class time, you will have your phone
taken by me, and expect to collect it by the end of the day.
b. NO phones/speakers playing music at anytime during or before
class: It will be taken away by me. Again, expect it at the end of
the day or week.

6. Absences:
Regular attendance is IMPORTANT in order to be successful in this course. If
you are absent from class, you will be responsible for the work that you have
missed. I suggest you have two class buddies who can help you get the
materials. You must notify me at least 1 week prior to the absence. Specific
procedure must be taken in order to notify the teacher properly:
Upcoming Absence: If you know you will be absent for a class, you need
to sign up on the Upcoming Absence clipboard to let me know.
Other absences: For example, you got sick, emergency etc. Please notify
me or a classmate who can relay the information to me. Ask your class
buddies to help you get the materials for the that day.

General Course Information:


Homework Assignments and Quizzes:
You will be given practice work to do in class to help you understand the
material. Use your time in class well, or you will have homework.
There will also be a series of in-class assignments that will be done
individually or in groups. In-class assignments must be done and handed in
by the end of class. Quizzes will be given throughout a unit (1-3). Depending
on certain quizzes, some may be open notebook.
Tutorials

Tutorials are by appointment for now (email me ahead of time). Well


discuss a day that works for majority of the class. Tutorials are there to help
you! You can use this time to do homework or come by while waiting for the
bus. You do not necessarily have to be struggling with the content to come to
tutorial. Do not leave things to the last minute!
Evaluation
There is NO provincial exam for this course. There will however be unit
assessments which could be in the format of projects or quizzes.
Final Assessment: TBA

80%
20%

Coursework
Term Assessments

Timeline
Topics
Lab Safety
The Scientific Process
Biology:
Biomes
Ecology

Approximate time
*subject to change*
Sept

Sept
Oct
Nov

Earth Science:
Layers of the Earth
Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Dec
Jan

Chemistry:
Atoms/Models
Naming Chemical Compounds
Chemical Reactions

Jan
Feb
Mar

Physics:
Language of Motion
Velocity

April
May
4

Acceleration