Life Sciences Grade 10 Latest Lesson Plans for all Terms for CAPS Curriculum (Syllabus) South Africa: A National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) is a single, comprehensive, and concise policy document introduced by the Department of Basic Education for all the subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R – 12.  CAPS gives detailed guidance for teachers on what they should teach and how to assess.

On this page you will find Life Sciences Grade 10 Lesson Plans for all Terms for Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, and Term 4.

Available Lesson Plans for all Terms Life Sciences Grade 10

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Note to Students: To best understand the Life Sciences, you will need to practise questions associated with:

Scientific knowledge and understanding

Knowing and understanding scientific knowledge
This aim is achieved through: 

  • access information from a variety of sources
  • select key ideas
  • recall facts
  • describe concepts, processes, phenomena, mechanisms, principles, theories, laws and models in the Life Sciences.

Science process skills (scientific investigations)

Understanding, comprehending, making connections between ideas and concepts to make meaning of Life Sciences:

In the process of making meaning and achieving understanding you must:

  • build a conceptual framework of science ideas
  • organise or reorganise knowledge to derive new meaning
  • write summaries
  • develop flow charts, diagrams and mind maps
  • recognise patterns and trends.

Applying knowledge of Life Sciences in new and unfamiliar contexts

You must be able to:

  • apply knowledge to new and unfamiliar contexts
  • use information in a new way.

Analysing, evaluating and synthesising scientific knowledge, concepts
and ideas.

In the process of learning science you must be able to:

  • analyse information/data
  •  recognise relationships between existing knowledge and new ideal
  • critically evaluate scientific information
  •  identify assumptions
  •  categorise information.

Common verbs used in Life Sciences Grade 10 assessment questions or

Here are words and expressions that you may come across in formal assessment tasks are listed below – make sure that you know their meaning too so that you know what is expected of you:

  • categorise – group or organise according to similarities or differences; use criteria
  • differentiate – use differences to qualify categories
  • give an example of – requires a concise answer with little or no supporting argument
  • implement – use
  • label – identify on a diagram or drawing
  • make a generalisation – provide an overview statement that explains a trend or represents an overall comment
  • name – identify
  • rearrange – reorganise according to certain criteria in a logical way
  • solve – determine or find
  • use knowledge – make use of given information to work out a result, predict an outcome, or explain an observation
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