Grade 10 Science

Introduction to Science


Welcome to the start of a new semester! My name is Mrs. Dyke and I want to welcome you to Grade 10 Science. This class builds on student's knowledge of Grade 9 science which gives us a lot of material to cover in a short period of time.

This course is challenging! It requires an ability to solve problems, and often deals with abstract concepts. The keys to success in this course can be summarized as follows:

· Positive attitude and constructive participation in class

· Regular attendance and catching up on missed work

· Organization: use a planner to keep track of assignments and tests

· Independent study (REVIEW), practice, practice, practice!

· Attend Extra help sessions at lunch

As an educator I believe that it is important to empower all of our students with the skills, knowledge and character necessary to succeed in the goals they have set for themselves. I am focused on strengthening our community with individuals who have character and are focused and dedicated to succeed in whatever life brings them.

Our class this year will use the environment as a focus for our study. Students will use the units of study to determine ways they can positively impact the environment and issues that relate to environmental protection. I look forward to discovering their thoughts and ideas.

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature | Conservation International (CI)

Course Description

This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry and physics; to develop further their practical skills in scientific investigation; and to apply their knowledge of science to real-world situations. Students will design and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid-base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to

  • Biology: Tissues, Organs and systems of Living organisms;
  • Chemistry: Chemical reactions ;
  • Earth and space science: Climate Change; and
  • Physics: Light and Geometric Optics
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Classdojo is a simple way for you to stay connected with what is happening in class on a daily basis. This app will allow me, as a teacher to share pictures of your student with you and give you access to their progress in the course. Including homework completion and attendance. I do still recommend that you use the parent portal for accurate attendance.

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Please feel free to contact me at the school or by email, if you have any concerns. I regularly check my emails during the day and will respond at the earliest convenience.