This is the cover work set for this week, when as you know I’ll be away with G11 on expeditions:
Tuesday Day 4
P5&6 G8 – M311
You will need to finish preparing for science fair during this class. Following your science fair exhibit plan. If your group requested materials, then the technician san will have prepared these.
(remember that if you are doing an experiment and the supervising teacher does not think your exhibit work is safe, then you will need to cut that part out of your project)
You might need to practice either a short experiment/ demonstration, speech or finish a poster. Work quietly in your pair/group as this is the last double period of class time you will have to prepare before science fair on Thursday.
Thursday Day 6
P5&6 G8 – M311
P5 – Today in this period you can practice and set up for science fair. You will not be able to move to your science fair room until P6, but you can prepare your exhibit and practice your presentation in the time available.
P6 science fair: All students will go to their assigned rooms and follow the science fair overview. If you are first on the list in a room then you present first.
P5&6 G8 – M311 (One period only as from P6 onwards it is red and white)
Today you can either take home your science fair materials (not acids/metals/equipment supplied by school) or you can dismantle and recycle/dispose of any posters/exhibits. Each group should also print and complete the science fair review sheet and hand in a copy of this to the cover teacher at the end of period 5.
Hello 8R: As you know school is cancelled today so you have some science e-learning work to do.
First, the test set for today is postponed until Thursday January 25th (your next class).
So you have some more time for review!
Today, continue to work through your review guide and analyse more of the ocean acidification sources.
Remember that the criterion D questions will test you ability to outline and analyse the causes, problems and solutions associated with ocean acidification so keep this in mind when analysing your sources.
If you can add some of your own review to the A & D review guide then that would be great, but this is optional.
I hope you can enjoy the snow and email me if you have any questions.
Today we are going to finish up the year by looking back at the work we have done and summarise the knowledge and skills you are taking forward into high school. Here is the task.
The students have started work on a project about space. They should know what to do today, but just in case:
They are mostly doing this in pairs. They can discuss the work, but this should be quiet and limited to their pair.
They have access to a task sheet and TSC on the class blog.
By the end of the class they should have:
- completed reading their prompt article
- found supporting articles of their own
- summarised their findings on the research template
If they have time, they can start preparing the research template for assessment.
They should remember to make their bibliography as they go and not leave this until the end.
For this part of the course you will use the research skills developed throughout the year to investigate an aspect of “space in the news”.
The work for this assessment will form the research and planning for science fair this year.
Your research will be assessed for criterion D.
Here is the Task sheet and TSC:
G8 criterion D task – The Earth and Beyond 2017
This work will be due at the end of the science class on Monday June 2nd. You will have all of the class time until then to work on this task.
Here are the worksheets and background reading for the circuit electricity labs we have just completed.
Longman Physics: Electrical Circuits
Lab 1 worksheet: Measuring electron flow in a simple circuit and using an analogy to explain what is happening with energy.
Lab 2 worksheet: Measuring current in series and parallel circuits.
Lab 3 worksheet. Measuring resistance and voltage in series and parallel circuits.
Criterion D task:
The main assessment for the circuits unit will be a criterion D assessment investigating the use and disposal of batteries
Use this batteries scaffold sheet to help plan your work.
The G8 Science exam will be on Thursday May 11th during Period 1 and 2 (9:10am – 10:40am) – 8H = M310
Review guide: The exam will include ideas from the acid relationships, metals and electricity units. All other questions will be based on investigative skills. These would include the following:
- Describing a research question
- Identifying and manipulating experimental variables (independent, dependent and controlled)
- Organizing data into tables with appropriate titles, labels and units.
- Constructing graphs of data again with appropriate titles, labels, units and trend lines.
- Analyzing graphs and trend lines.
- Interpret data and describe results using scientific reasoning
- Making appropriate calculations with the data
- Assessing reliability of results
Here are practice questions to help your review. We will go through these in class.
If you need to review the answers again before the test they are here.