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Textbook: Science in Action 9 Addison Wesley 2002

Required Materials:
Binder and Lined Paper
Writing Utensils
Scientific Calculator
(graphing calculator not allowed)

Units of Study:
Scientific Method …………………………………………..……Aug 31 to Sept 8

Unit A: Biological Diversity…..………....……………………….Sept 9 to Oct 5
  • Diversity among and within species contributes to survival
  • Reproductive processes and their role in species characteristics
  • Role of genetic material in passing on characteristics
  • Human impact on species survival and variation within species

Unit C: Environmental Chemistry..…………..………………....Oct 6 to Oct 28
  • Environment is made up of chemicals that support/harm living things
  • Monitoring of the quantity of chemicals in the air and water
  • Distribution of potentially harmful substances within an environment

Unit B: Matter and Chemical Change.....................................Oct 29 to Nov 26
  • Physical and chemical properties of Matter
  • Patterns in chemical reactions
  • Chemical nature of matter, periodic table
  • Naming elements, compounds and chemical reactions

Unit D: Electrical Principals and Technologies.……………….Nov 27 to Dec 18
  • Devices that convert various forms of energy into electrical energy
  • Technologies for transfer and control of electrical energy
  • Devices and systems convert energy with varying efficiency

Unit E: Space Exploration ………………………………………Jan 3 to Jan 19
  • Understanding of Earth and space depends on technology advances
  • Technologies developed for life in space
  • Optical and radio telescopes, space probes and remote sensing

Review ………………………………………………....................Jan 20 and 21
Provincial Achievement Test …………………………………… January 25th


Goals of Science for Students
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of science.
  2. Evaluate scientific evidence.
  3. Understand the processes by which scientific knowledge is developed and adapt those processes for personal use.
  4. Apply science concepts, theories and processes to the investigation of everyday problems.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of how science and technology can function responsibly in a social context.
  6. Recognize the limitations as well as the usefulness of science and technology in advancing human welfare.
  7. Demonstrate a continuing interest in science and technology.

Expectations
You are expected to:
  • Attend regularly, make up work that is missed due to absense
  • Be on time for class, and prepared with all required supplies
  • No horseplay in the lab
  • Respect EVERYONE in the class and they will respect you