G8 cover work – Tuesday May 23rd

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:

  1. completed reading their prompt article
  2. found supporting articles of their own
  3. 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.

G8 The Earth and Beyond – Science Fair 2017

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.

G8 circuits review

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

Batteries Task

Use this batteries scaffold sheet to help plan your work.


Grade 8 2017 middle school science exam

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.