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Coordinated Science II


Grades: 10 or 11

Subject Area/Course Credit: Science, 1 credit

Prerequisite: Coordinated Science I

Coordinated Science II provides a challenging learning environment which stimulates curiosity, discovery and critical thinking. In order to make connections and develop an understanding of concepts, students’ questions are used to drive learning and identify misconceptions in each unit. 

The course is designed to be a springboard for the IB science courses.

Students will engage in various activities, including open-ended investigations which support learning habits, with a particular focus on the scientific method. Increasing students’ ability to use and interpret scientific data about the natural world is vital to improving scientific literacy. Embedded in each unit are opportunities for students to construct explanations or models using data and scientific knowledge; this helps deepen their understanding by making connections between concepts. Opportunities will be given to evaluate experimental results and consider the validity and reliability of data sets as they reflect on their work and that of others.

Assessment criteria are grouped into four strands: Knowledge and concepts, investigating practices, sense making practices and critiquing practices.

Units of Study:


  • Unit 1: Eureka! The importance of evidence in the modern world

  • Unit 2: What’s in our genes?

  • Unit 3: Particles on the move

  • Unit 4: Sparks fly!

  • Unit 5: The highs and lows of climate change