# Jesse

I am from New Zealand and have lived in Taiwan for the last four years.

# Plant Experiments

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# 9D MYP Physics April 23rd

1. Complete the Chapter 1 Review in the textbook (pages 22-23). 2. Work on the following assignment. It will be homework to complete it if you don’t finish it in class today. Choose an element. No two students should choose the same element. Introduce your element: who discovered it? Is it a metal / non-metal [...]

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# Light and Sight Study Guide

Test Date (9D): Thursday March 21st You should be able to: 1. State and explain that waves carry energy but not matter, and that they can be used to carry information. 2. Define amplitude, wavelength, frequency and speed, and label the first three on a diagram. 3. Identify transverse and longitudinal waves from diagrams. 4. [...]

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# Virtual Ripple Tank

This is for today’s class. Click to Run

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# Grade 10 Mock Exam Guide

This is not really a study guide, since the test includes content from the last year and a half. However, here are a few suggestions. First, here is the official IGCSE Coordinated Science Syllabus. I suggest your best resources are your own notes (?) and the textbook. Relevant chapters are all of chapter 1 (as essential [...]

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# Wave on a String

This PHET simulation may help understand how waves pass through a medium. Select: Amplitude of 50, Frequency of 10, Damping of 0 and “No end”

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# Influenza and DNA

Read the following article and answer the following questions in your notebook. 1. Describe what a “single code change” might be. What is the scientific term for this occurrence? 2. Is this one likely to be helpful, harmful or neutral? 3. Suggest a reason that the gene is currently common among Han Chinese but uncommon among [...]

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# Arriving Safely Study Guide

The test will be on Thursday 7th February. You should be able to: Calculate using large numbers, either by typing lots of zeros (before or after the decimal point) or (preferably) by using scientific notation. Use and convert to and from metric prefixes including nano, micro, milli, kilo, mega and giga.  For example, you should [...]

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# Grade 8 Inheritance and Evolution Study Guide

The date for the test has been put back. It will now be on February 5th for 8B and February 7th for 8C. Additional links which may help with test preparation: Other resources: Class Presentation: Inheritance and evolution booklet Terminology definitions These Brainpops will reinforce some of the main ideas: Brainpop – Heredity Brainpop – [...]

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# History of Life on Earth Graphic

Images are really useful for conveying information, but they can be misleading. The image above is probably the most famous image for evolution. Unfortunately it gives the impression that evolution is a simple change that has a clear direction and that applies to people and not to all life. It also does not really give [...]

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