Year 10 Science

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1-3

Topic 1: Genetics

· Structure of DNA

· Chromosomes and genes

· Mitosis and meiosis

Task 1 –  Research Task Genetics handed out
4-5

· Co-dominant and recessive traits

· Sex-linked traits

· Pedigrees

· Mutations

· Genetic manipulation and genetic engineering

Task 1 –  Research Task Genetics due

Task 2 – Practical Genes

Task 3 – Genetics Unit Test

6-7

Topic 2: Evolution

· Natural selection

· Divergence and convergence

Task 4 – Evolution Research Task
7-10

· Fossil evidence

· Other evidence for evolution

· Artificicial section

Task 5  – Evolution Unit Test

Term 2

1-3

Topic 3: The Periodic Table

· Atomic structure

· Groups in the Perioidic table

· Non-metals

Task 6 – Research Task The Periodic Table handed out
4-6

· Ioinic compounds

· Covalent compounds

· Metals

· Nanotechnology

Task 6 – Research Task The Periodic Table due

Task 7  – The Periodic Table Unit Test

7 Revision week
8 Examination Task 8  – Semester 1 Examination
9-10

Topic 4: Chemical Reactions

· Synthesis and decomposition reactions

· Chemical equations

· Combustion reacions

Term 3

1-2

· Factors affecting reaction rate

· Catalysts

Task 9  – Practical Chemical Reactions

Task 10 – Chemical Reactions Unit Test

3-4

Topic 5 Global Systems

· Earth’s spheres

· The water cycle

· The carbon cycle

Task 11 – Global Systems and The Universe Research Task handed out
5

· Enhanced global warming

· Reducing enhanced global warming

Task 12 – Global Systems Unit Test
6-7

Topic 6: The Universe

· Earth’s place in the Milky Way

· Life cycle of stars

8-9

· The Big Bang theory

· Technology of cosmological research

Task 11 – Global Systems and The Universe Research Task due

Task 13 – The Universe Unit Test

Term 4

1-2

Topic 7: Motion and Energy

· Displacement

· Velocity and acceleration

Task 14 –  Car safety Research Task handed out
3-5

· Newton’s Three Laws

· Momentum

Task 15 – Practical Newton’s Law
6 · Work and energy conservation

Task 14 –  Car safety Research Task due

Task 16 – Motion and Energy Unit Test

7 Revision
8 Examination Task 17 – Semester 2 Examination

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 10 Syllabus for Science can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/