Year 10 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield

All Year 10 students will study Science as it is a compulsory core subject and is an essential base for year 11 Science.

Science is learning about how the world around and within us works. Students learn how to inquire, observe, and write in a Science context. Activities will involve: experiments, discussion, inquiry, ICT and many other hands on learning tasks.

The aim of year 10 Science is to:

  • encourage students to develop skills for investigating the living, physical, material, and technological components of their environment in scientific ways;
  • promote science as an activity that is carried out by all people as part of their everyday life;
  • provide opportunities for students to develop the skills and attitudes on which scientific
    investigation depends;
  • help students to explore issues and to make responsible and considered decisions about the use of science and technology in the environment;
  • nurture scientific talent to ensure a future scientific community;
  • develop students’ interest in and understanding of the knowledge and processes of science to form the basis of many of their future careers.

Topics covered in the year 10 course will look at the following questions.

Why do teeth rot? How do heart attacks occur? What are your feelings about genetic engineering? What is the Earth made up of? Why does Aotearoa have so many earthquakes? Learn these ideas and much much more in Science.


Year 11 Primary Industries, Year 11 Science - Crashes and Flashes, Year 11 Science - Forensic & Marine Science, Year 11 Science - Knees, Leaves and Family Trees, Year 11 Science - Life on Mars, Year 11 Science - Magnificent Microbes and Interesting Inheritance, Year 11 Science - Radical Reactions and Captivating Chemistry, Year 11 Science - Reproduction Reality and Kiwi Kai, Year 11 Science - This IS Rocket Science!

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes

Specific requirements for this class are:
2 x 1E5 or 1B5 Exercise Book or equivalent
Scientific Calculator

Recommended Prior Learning

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