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Program: Science

Course: SNC2D

Grade: 10

Level: Academic

Semester: 1, 2017-2018

Teachers’ Names: Mr. Dan Kaiser and Mr. Andrew Hamilton

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This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.

Course Documents

Units Of Study

Mr. Kaiser:

Chemistry – Chemical Reactions
Earth & Space Science – Climate Change

Mr. Hamilton:

Physics – Light and Geometric Optics
Biology – Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living Things


Note: The two science classes will receive instruction in two of the units with Mr. Kaiser, and two units with Mr. Hamilton. Around the mid-term mark, the classes will switch teachers and proceed to the other two units of study.

Resources – Mr. Hamilton

Unit 1 (Mr. Hamilton): Biology – Tissues, Organs and Systems of Living Things

Unit Class Notes HERE

Unit 2 (Mr. Hamilton): Optics

Unit Class Notes HERE

Test on Friday, November 3


Resources – Mr. Kaiser

RCHS Lab Guide – download this document and begin writing your lab right in it!

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