GRADE 10 SCIENCE:
Final Exam information: Period 2 Grade 10 Pre-IB Students
DATE of EXAM: Friday, June 24
TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 am (2 hours)
IN-CLASS EXAM REVIEW PERIODS:
Monday, June 20
Wednesday, June 22
TYPES OF QUESTIONS ON EXAM:
The exam will be a good balance of various question types:
• multiple choice (18 questions)
• drawing / interpreting ray diagrams graphs
• calculations (such as refraction, convex lens equation, magnification equation, molar mass and limiting reagent questions)
• short answer (in which you answer with a sentence or two, fill in some coefficients to balance a chemical equation, or perhaps with an accompanying sketch to clarify your explanation)
• extended response (this MAY be on climate change; confirmation to follow) write about)
MARKS VALUE OF EXAM:
-The exam is worth a full 20% of your final mark.   (science fair is worth the other 10%, so overal culminating mark is 30%)
-The exam is out of 110 marks This is about twice the length of a normal unit test. However, the challenge is that the exam covers all material covered in the 110 hours of the course, with the topics all mixed together.
INFORMATION PROVIDED ON EXAM:
-all optics equations and molar mass equation
-Periodic Table showing oxidation numbers of elements & atomic masses (you may bring in your own Periodic Table; the one you used in class.
-tables showing oxidation numbers of polyatomic ions
DETAILS OF SPECIFIC UNITS ON EXAM
As a rule of thumb, any concept on your final exam will have already appeared on one of the unit tests.
By far, your best studying option would be to review your unit test on cells.   Everything on the final exam on this unit also appeared on your test.
Topics covered on exam include refraction (n = c/v) and Snell's Law Equation and convex lenses. (both drawing Ray Diagrams and calculations using magnification equation / convex lens equation)
CHEMISTRY: -some chemical nomenclature -writing chemical formulas -balancing chemical equations -factors affecting the rates of reactions -pH scale
*** ALSO I can guarantee there will be some calculation questions on molar masses and on limiting reagents problems exactly like the problems done in class. These types of questions do not appear in the grade 10 text.
The nature of the climate change coverage will be decided later, depending on what is covered in class. I'll give you some hints on this later. (overall climate change is worth about 20% of final exam)