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					                                                     SNC 2DO/E COURSE OUTLINE

Prerequisite:       SNC 1DO                      Course Description: Students will develop and focus on the following basic concepts:

Text: Nelson Perspectives 10                  Chemical arrangement of molecules and study of types of reactions
Replacement cost:      $90                    Dynamics of climate as it pertains to climate change
                                              Light and Geometric Optics
                                              Tissues, Organs and Living Systems


Assessments and Evaluation           ...       Assessments will be based on both formative and summative processes.

    Formative assessments are learning practices that            Summative assessments form the foundation for final mark allotment
    provide important feedback to student progress.              at the end of a unit, term and exam. The following breakdown of types
    Examples include: homework and quizzes.                      and weightings per assessment category are listed below



              Student Requirements/ skills                         Assessment Breakdown

      describe and demonstrate an understanding of                Category                Summative types                   % allotments
       scientific theories and models
      use investigations to develop prediction, design,           Knowledge               Tests                             30%
       analysis and communication skills                           Application             assignments                       30%
      recognize and evaluate the relationships between            Communication           projects / presentations          20%
       science to technology, society and environment              Inquiry                 lab assessments                   20%
      apply and use scientific literacy
                                                                   Term                    70%
                                                                   Exam                    30%

             Unit                                       Unit breakdown                         Summative Assessments / approximate types

           Chemistry                        periodic table and properties of elements                      nomenclature test (C)
                                             types of bonds and molecular formation                   types of reactions lab (A and I)
                                                           nomenclature                                   unit test and quizzes (K)
                                                 types of reactions and balancing

            Physics                   investigate the laws of reflection and refraction                          light poster (C)
                                                investigate colour properties                                     mirror lab (A)
                                   identify electromagnetic spectrum and types of light                         Refraction lab (I)
                                                         emissions                                unit test / summative built optic device (K)

                                              cell structure and microscope skills                    make accurate cell diagrams (C)
Tissues, Organs and Living                           cell division processes                      dissect a frog and present findings (I/A)
         Systems                             plant and animal tissues and systems                         unit test and quizzes (K)
                                                 dissecting plants and animals

                                               Energy processes and transfer                          climate change assignment (A)
       Earth and Space                Investigate sources and causes of greenhouse             project / presentation of climate change and
       / Climate Change                      gassing … natural and unnatural                           extreme climate conditions (C)
                                  Investigate global climate change and consequences                      unit test / cumulative (K)


Department Policy on Missed Assignments

If students have not provided evidence of their learning before evaluation takes place, teachers may use a zero as a placeholder in their
mark book. A zero provides teachers with an opportunity to discuss with the student and parent the student’s obligation to provide
evidence of learning and for the student to be responsible for their learning. A zero may also be used to assign value to student work
where the student has plagiarized or cheated until the student has demonstrated his or her learning.
Work that is not completed on either a negotiated or absolute deadline may not be evaluated and may result in a mark of zero. In some
cases, according to the professional judgment of the teacher, a late penalty of up to 10 per cent may be deducted from the student’s
assignment mark for work handed in up to five school days after a negotiated deadline. Students must notify the teacher of known
absences well in advance so accommodations can be made. Failure to do so will be treated in the same fashion as an unauthorized
absence. (Please refer to the student planner for full assessment policy details)




Parent Signature … return to student notes / files            Student Signature                                       Date

				
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