10SCI

Year 10 Science

Course Description

Science is about learning about how the world around and within us works. Students will learn how to inquire, observe, and write in a science context so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role. They will also view the world through both a science and mātauranga Māori lens. Activities will involve: experiments, discussion, inquiry and many other hands-on learning tasks.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Students are encouraged to develop these science capabilities:
    • Gather and interpret data.
    • Use evidence to support ideas.
    • Critique evidence.
    • Interpret representations such as models, graphs, charts and written text.
    • Engage with science in real life contexts.
  • How our organs work together and what can go wrong with them. How characteristics can be passed down from parents to offspring.


  • The role of forces and energy. Transformations in everyday life, and the link between electricity and magnetism.


  • The effect of climate change on the planet and what we can do to reduce this. Why NZ has earthquakes and volcanoes.


  • How matter is made up of atoms and how scientists classify chemicals into different groups.
  • Engage with science in real life contexts.



Resources Required

2 x 1E5 or 1B5 Exercise Book or equivalent