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									                                  SNC 1P1 COURSE INFORMATION

CORE UNITS                                     RELATED           LENGTH OF UNIT         TEST DATES
                                               READING              (DAYS)
Chemistry:                                  Chap. 1 – 4               22             Thurs. Oct. 7
Exploring Matter
Physics:                                    Chap. 9 – 12                22           Wed. Nov. 10
Electrical Applications
Biology:                                    Chap. 5 – 8                 23           Tues. Dec. 14
Reproduction-Processes and Applications
Earth & Space Science:                      Chap. 13 – 16               17           Thurs. Jan. 20
Space Exploration

TEXTBOOK: Nelson's Science 9                       BOOK REPLACEMENT COST: $75.00

COURSE CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

In order to be granted a credit you must demonstrate that you have achieved the expectations at a minimum
of Level 1 (a grade of 50% or higher) as outlined in the 1999 Ontario Curriculum Document for Grade 9
Applied Science.

“Good attendance is an essential component of this course. Students who fail to meet the Centennial Student
Attendance Policy as outlined in the Student-Parent Handbook will normally fail to achieve credit for this
course.”

MARK CALCULATION
                                                               Unit Marks            Final Grade
   Knowledge & Understanding (Unit Tests)                          40
   Knowledge & Understanding (Quizzes & Assignments)               10            70% Term Mark
   Inquiry (Lab Reports and Investigations)                        30                     +
   Making Connections (Projects)                                   20            30 % Summative Eval
                                                                                  (20%written + 10%
                                                                                      practical)

Communications will be evaluated using an integrated approach with Inquiry and Making Connections.

The Summative Mark will include a compulsory written and practical final examination.

EXTRA HELP:

Ask your teacher when they are available to meet with you when you are experiencing difficulty with the
work. Extra help involves organization on your part. Have specific questions to ask that will help you
understand the lesson or the homework.

REQUIRED DAILY MATERIALS                      3 ring binder, loose leaf lined and blank paper, graph paper,
                                              ruler, calculator, pen, pencil, text book

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT WEB SITE                   http://homer.ugdsb.on.ca/ccvisci



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COMMENTS ON HOMEWORK & GRADING

Lessons are taught assuming that all assigned work has been completed. If you come to class not having
done the required preparatory work, you will not get as much from the lesson as you should.

Formative assessment items are essentially practice. They may be self-assessed, peer-assessed or assessed
by your teacher. Formative assessment allows you to improve your learning before an actual evaluation.
They are not included in your grade calculation.

Evaluation items are included in your grade calculation. Because relatively few items are evaluated, each item
has significant mark impact.

WHAT TO DO IF?

 PROBLEM                         WHAT TO DO                                        CONSEQUENCES
 You know you will miss a test Phone the school before 9 AM to notify the          The opportunity to demonstrate
 or you have missed a test, quiz school/teacher.                                   achievement of course expectations may
 or presentation.                                                                  be lost.
                                 Be prepared to write test or quiz or make
                                 presentation first day back to school.
 You were absent when an         Contact a classmate to determine what work
 assignment or a lab was given. has been assigned.

                                 First day back discuss with your teacher what
                                 will be done.
 You failed to submit an         Submit first day back with written                According to the Centennial late
 assignment or lab on time.      explanation.                                      assignment policy.

TEACHER EMAIL ADDRESS:

catherine.nelson@ugdsb.on.ca


         MARKS BY LEVEL AND THEIR PERCENTAGE GRADE EQUIVALENT IN THE MARK
                                    CALCULATION

                      LEVEL                                PERCENTAGE EQUIVALENT

                          R                                                   40
                          1-                                                  52
                          1                                                   55
                          1+                                                  58
                          2-                                                  62
                          2                                                   65
                          2+                                                  68
                          3-                                                  72
                          3                                                   75
                          3+                                                  78
                          4-                                                  82
                          4                                                   88
                          4+                                                  95
                          4++                                                 99
Last Revised 9/2/04
Achievement Chart - Grades 9-10, Science                            (ref: 1999 Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 & 10: Science; p. 46-47)
                                            Level 1                               Level 2                          Level 3                          Level 4
                                           (50-59%)                              (60-69%)                         (70-79%)                        (80-100%)
Categories                        The student:
Knowledge / Understanding
• understanding of concepts,      • demonstrates limited under-       • demonstrates some              • demonstrates considerable      • demonstrates thorough
  principles, laws, and             standing of concepts,               understanding of concepts,       understanding of concepts,       understanding of concepts,
  theories (e.g., identifying       principles, laws, and               principles, laws, and theor-     principles, laws, and theo-      principles, and theories
  assumptions; eliminating          theories                            ies                              ries
  misconceptions; providing
  explanations)

• knowledge of facts and          • demonstrates limited              • demonstrates some              • demonstrates considerable      • demonstrates thorough
  terms                             knowledge of facts and              knowledge of facts and           knowledge of facts and           knowledge of facts and
                                    terms                               terms                            terms                            terms

• transfer of concepts to new     • infrequently transfers simple     • sometimes transfers simple     • usually transfers simple and   • routinely transfers complex
  contexts                          concepts to new contexts            concepts to new contexts         some complex concepts to         concepts to new contexts
                                                                                                         new contexts

• understanding of relation-      • demonstrates limited under-       • demonstrates some under-       • demonstrates considerable      • demonstrates thorough and
  ships between concepts            standing of relationships           standing of relationships        understanding of relation-       insightful understanding of
                                    between concepts                    between concepts                 ships between concepts           relationships between
                                                                                                                                          concepts
Inquiry
• application of the skills and   • applies few of the skills and     • applies some of the skills     • applies most of the skills     • applies all or almost all of
  strategies of scientific          strategies of scientific            and strategies of scientific     and strategies of scientific     the skills and strategies of
  inquiry (e.g., initiating and     inquiry                             inquiry                          inquiry                          scientific inquiry
  planning, performing and
  recording, analyzing and
  interpreting, problem
  solving)

• application of technical        • applies technical skills and      • applies technical skills and   • applies technical skills and   • applies technical skills and
  skills and procedures (e.g.,      procedures with limited             procedures with moderate         procedures with consider-        procedures with a high
  microscopes)                      competence                          competence                       able competence                  degree of competence

• use of tools, equipment,        • uses tools, equipment, and        • uses tools, equipment, and     • uses tools, equipment, and     • demonstrates and promotes
  and materials                     materials safely and                materials safely and             materials safely and             the safe and correct use of
                                    correctly only with supervi-        correctly with some              correctly                        tools, equipment, and
                                    sion                                supervision                                                       materials
Communication
• communication of                • communicates information          • communicates information       • communicates information       • communicates information
  information and ideas             and ideas with limited              and ideas with moderate          and ideas with considerable      and ideas with a high
                                    clarity and precision               clarity and precision            clarity and precision            degree of clarity and preci-
                                                                                                                                          sion

• use of scientific               • uses scientific terminology,      • uses scientific technology,    • uses scientific terminology,   • uses scientific terminology,
  terminology, symbols,             symbols, conventions, and           symbols, conventions, and        symbols, conventions, and        symbols, conventions, and
  conventions, and standard         SI units with limited               SI units with some accuracy      SI units with considerable       SI units with a high degree
  (SI) units                        accuracy .and effectiveness         and effectiveness                accuracy and effectiveness       of accuracy and
                                                                                                                                          effectiveness

• communication for different     • communicates with a limited       • communicates with some         • communicates with a clear      • communicates with a strong
  audiences and purposes            sense of audience and               sense of audience and            sense of audience and            sense of audience and
                                    purpose                             purpose                          purpose                          purpose

• use of various forms of         • demonstrates limited com-         • demonstrates moderate          • demonstrates considerable      • demonstrates extensive
  communication (e.g.,              mand of the various forms .         command of the various           command of the various           command of the various
  reports, essays)                                                      forms                            forms                            forms

• use of information technol-     • uses technology with              • uses technology with           • uses appropriate               • uses appropriate
  ogy for scientific purposes       limited appropriateness and         moderate appropriateness         technology with                  technology with a high
  (e.g., specialized databases)     effectiveness                       and effectiveness                considerable effectiveness       degree of effectiveness
Making Connections
• understanding connections       • shows limited understand-         • shows some understanding       • shows considerable under-      • shows thorough under-
  among science,                    ing of connections in               of connections in familiar       standing of connections in       standing of connections in
  technology, society, and          familiar contexts                   contexts                         familiar and some unfamiliar     familiar and unfamiliar
  the environment                                                                                        contexts                         contexts

• analysis of social and          • analyses social and               • analyses social and            • analyses social and            • analyses complex social
  economic issues involving         economic issues with                economic issues with             economic issues with             and economic issues with a
  science and technology            limited effectiveness               moderate effectiveness           considerable effectiveness       high degree of effectiveness

• assessment of impacts of        • assesses environmental            • assesses environmental         • assesses environmental         • assesses environmental
  science and technology on         impacts with limited effec-         impacts with moderate effec-     impacts with considerable        impacts with a high degree
  the environment                   tiveness                            tiveness                         effectiveness                    of effectiveness

• proposing courses of prac-      • extends analyses of familiar      • extends analyses of familiar   • extends analyses of familiar   • extends analyses of familiar
  tical action in relation to       problems into courses of            problems into courses of         problems into courses of         and unfamiliar problems
  science and technology            practical action with limited       practical action with            practical action with con-       into courses of practical
  based problems                    effectiveness                       moderate effectiveness           siderable effectiveness          action with a high degree
                                                                                                                                          of effectiveness




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