Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School

Year 10 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Miller.

Recommended Prior Learning

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All Year 10 students work in specialised science laboratories meeting learning experiences that are grouped into units. The units put new science concepts into contexts familiar to most students. Possible contexts include:

Te Taiao (The natural world) will cover te ngahere (the forest), ecology, plant reproduction and uses and mātai aronuku (geology and landforms) in NZ and around the Hutt Valley and Wellington.

Te Tinana (The body) covering the digestive system, food chemistry and healthy eating, the circulatory system and genetics.

Energy and Renewables. This will cover electricity and magnetism, energy and then acid, base and metal chemistry. Carbon and climate change will be part of this topic. 

 Students will enjoy experimenting with chemicals, collecting data in investigations and dissecting. Students are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to class in order to access web based information and activities.  

Learning Areas:



Year 11 Science

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Biochemist, Phlebotomist, Mechanical Engineer, Carpenter, Farm Assistant, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Technical Writer, Dairy Farmer, Crop Farmer/Manager, Curator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Ranger, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Gardener, Geophysicist, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursery Grower/Worker, Optometrist, Secondary School Teacher, Intelligence Officer, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Dairy Herd Manager, Dairy Farm Manager, Sharemilker, Viticulturist

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