Sept. 8th

Unit 1- Atoms & Elements September 8th to November 7th (tentative test date will be the 6 & 7th) 25% of total mark

  1. perform experiments, collect evidence, report findings, and demonstrate a knowledge of WHMIS standards in the laboratory
  2. investigate materials and describe them in terms of their physical properties
  3. describe changes in the properties of materials that result from some common chemical reactions
  4. use models in describing the structure and components of atoms and molecules, and explain the appropriate operational definition
  5. identify examples of common elements, and compare their characteristics and atomic structure
  6. use the periodic table as a classification system and compile data about its structure
  7. identify the elements and number of atoms, given a chemical formula
  8. provide examples of scientific knowledge that have resulted in the development of technologies
  9. provide examples of technologies that have enhanced, promoted, or made possible scientific research explain and provide examples of how society’s needs for chemistry incorporate science, technology, and environment
Atomic Theory

Unit 2 Characteristics of Electricity November 8th - January 23th (tentative test day Jan. 23th) 25% of total mark

  1. investigate, in the laboratory, and compare qualitatively, static electricity and electric current
  2. describe series and parallel circuits involving varying resistance, voltage, and current rephrase questions in a testable form and clearly define practical problems
  3. use instruments effectively and accurately for collecting data
  4. identify and suggest explanations for discrepancies in data and identify potential sources of error and determine the amount of error in measurement
  5. relate electrical energy to domestic power consumption costs
  6. determine quantitatively the efficiency of an electrical appliance that converts electrical energy to heat energy
  7. describe the transfer and conversion of energy from a generating station to the home
  8. make informed decisions and propose a course of action on science, technology, and social issues, including human and environmental needs for electricity and energy
  9. describe the flow of charge in an electrical circuit and explain the factors affecting the circuit

November 8th

November 16th

Power consumption

Transfer and conversion of energy

Review for test January 30th, 2018

UNIT 3 Reproduction 25% of total mark - February 3rd - April 13th
  1. illustrate and describe the basic processes of mitosis and meiosis
  2. identify major shifts in scientific world views
  3. compile and report data and predict values of variables by doing activities on cell populations identify questions and investigate, in the laboratory, the reproduction of plants and communicate findings
  4. distinguish between sexual and asexual reproduction in representative organisms
  5. compare sexual and asexual reproduction in terms of their advantages and disadvantages
  6. provide examples that arise at home, in an industrial setting, or in the environment that cannot be solved using scientific and technological knowledge
  7. discuss factors that may lead to changes in a cell’s genetic information
  8. select and integrate genetics information from various sources and apply criteria for evaluating evidence and sources of information
  9. provide examples of science and technology, including Canadian, that have contributed to and developed genetic knowledge
March 10th - Review Parts of the cell
Review cell parts
Cell Theory
History of the cell

Cell size
The difference in cells!

Asexual Reproduction
Types of Asexual Reproduction

Plant Reproduction
Angiosperm Reproduction

Mitosis - Introduction

Meiosis - Introduction

Advances in Science

Mutations - changes in cell's genetic information

Canadian Contributions
pages 193-199
Review sheet

Unit 4 Space 25% of total mark April 16th - June 19th
  1. describe theories on the formation of the solar system
  2. explain the need for new evidence in order to continually test existing theories about the composition and origin of our solar system and galaxies
  3. describe theories on the origin and evolution of the universe
  4. describe and classify the major components of the universe
  5. describe and explain the apparent motion of celestial bodies
  6. provide and describe examples of how Canadian research projects and careers are supported through science and technology
  7. describe the composition and characteristics of the components of the solar system
  8. explain the need for new evidence in order to continually test existing theories and identify new questions that arise
  9. describe the effects of solar phenomena on Earth
  10. propose alternative solutions to space life,develop a plan and data, and defend, with a report, your group’s position

The Beginnings