Category Archives: Grade 7 Science

Grade 7C Science and Tutor – Cover

Hi Grade 7

Today you are going to start working on our new topic which is about nutrition and the digestive system.  It is going to be a BrainPop day!

In tutor period

In tutor period you will begin with Nutrition.

  1. Log in to BrainPop with your account so that I can see your progress.
  2. Search for Nutrition.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. Take the quiz.  Keep trying the quiz until you get at least 8/10 or higher!
  5. Play the sortify game.

In Science period

In this period you will try and introduction to the digestive system.

  1. Log in to BrainPop with your account so that I can see your progress.
  2. Search for Digestion
  3. Watch the video
  4. Complete the activity for vocabulary on the computer.
  5. Take the quiz.  Keep trying the quiz until you get at least 8/10 or higher!
  6. Try the Build a body: Digestive system game on BrainPop.  Can get the right bits in the right places?

See you next week!

E-Learning for Snow Day!

Snow from a few years ago. Keep warm everyone!

Snow from a few years ago. Keep warm everyone!

Hi everyone!  It is a winter wonderland out there and I hope that you are all warm and cozy inside your houses.

Please check below for the work you need to do today.  I will be online during your regular class time if you want to ask me any questions.

Grade 11 Chemistry
Grade 10C Science
Grade 7C Science

Grade 11 Chemistry

There will be a test focussing on topic 6/16 but including work from all of grade 11 in two weeks time (see Veracross for details).

Standard Level

You continue to have study hall.  You should use the time wisely to begin to prepare for the upcoming test as this will be the biggest test of your abilities so far.  Make sure you begin to review the work from the beginning of the year.  Study can take the following forms:

  1. Reorganising and rewriting your notes and summaries for each topic
  2. Creating a detailed concept map for each topic
    1. Include links to other topics
    2. Include diagrams where relevant
    3. Include examples where relevant
    4. Use the syllabus to make sure you have included everything you need for the topic.  The full syllabus can be found on my blog or you can use the statements at the beginning of each chapter in your text.
  3. Discuss any concepts or points or ideas that you don’t quite understand.  You can do this by:
    1. Posting the question on google+
    2. Skyping/messaging/google hangouting etc with your peers
    3. Sending me an email
  4. Making flash cards on quizlet or on paper of definitions and diagrams that need memorising.
  5. Memorising them.
  6. Working through calculation problems already done in class or new ones from the links on Google+ community, problems in your text book, problems from trusted sites on the internet (start with those linked to Google+ community)
  7. Only after doing all this should you then go to past paper questions for practice.
Higher Level

We need to finish your experiment.  Please follow the instructions below.

  1. All reaction rates should have been calculated and entered here.  If the table isn’t big enough, make it bigger to fit in your result.
  2. Make your own copy of the spreadsheet.
  3. Use a formula on the spreadsheet to calculate the average for each mixture and put the result in the averages sheet along with the initial concentrations of the three solutions from the instructions.  (Look at the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet).
  4. Deduce the rate expression for the reaction and your value for k and post it as a comment under this google+ post.

Grade 10 C

Experiment time!

  1.  Ask your mum for a plastic supermarket shopping bag that you can destroy!
  2. Follow the instruction on the activity sheet found here or on the google classroom.
  3. Answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet.

We will be using this activity as a basis to plan an investigation next week so make sure you get it done!  🙂

Grade 7 C

In order to make sure you can write about your reasons for your hypothesis and to explain your conclusion, you need to know how the ear works.  So today, you can learn about that.  Here is what you need to do:

  1. Log in to BrainPop using your 9 dots thing.
  2. Watch the video called “hearing”
  3. There are three activities for this video.  Complete these ones:
    1. Activity
    2. Vocabulary
    3. You DO NOT need to do the graphic organiser
  4. Do the Classic quiz.  You need to repeat it until you get at least 8/10.

I will be checking that this is complete at the end of the day.  Have fun!


Grade 7C Period 4

Hello grade 7!

I know this is supposed to be tutor period but we are going to use it for Science today!  I would like you to work on the Investigating Atoms activity.  It is on the google classroom for Science.  Some of you started it before break.  AB got quite far with it so if you have any problems she can help you.

If you finish early, you can log in to BrainPop and choose some video on atoms to watch.

Have a good weekend and see you on Monday!


Cover Work for 7C – Friday Period 1

Hello grade 7C!

As you know, I’m at the Chiku Centre but that doesn’t mean you get to miss out on work.  Here is was you need to do.  I’ll be back by period 2 to check up on you! 🙂

The Periodic Table of Elements

Make sure you are logged in to BrainPop using the nine dots on the top right corner of your gmail.

  1. If you didn’t finish the activity from yesterday, using your headphones, watch the video again and finish the sheet.  (You can handwrite the rest of the answers on it).
  2. Take the classic quiz for Periodic Table of Elements video.  You need to get at least 8/10 before moving to the next step!  I will check your result!

Investigating Atoms

In this activity, you are going to use the simulation found here.  You are going to work with a partner.  you might like to have the simulation open on one computer and use your iPads to access the google doc through your google classroom app.

  1. Click on the simulation below and then click on atom.
  2. Play with the simulation.  Try dragging protons, neutrons and electrons into the atom and see what happens.

In the Google Classroom, there is an activity for you called Investigating Atoms.

  1. Open the Investigating Atoms doc on your iPad, through Google Classroom.
  2. On the simulation, make sure all three boxes under Show are ticked.
    Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.41.55 PM
  3. You are aiming to build neutral atoms that are stable.  They should look like this example for Helium.
    Build an Atom 1.1.2
  4. Complete the table on the google doc.  The first row is for Helium and I’ve filled it in for you from the picture above.
  5. Follow the rest of the instructions on the google doc.

Grade 7C – Cover work for Friday

Hello Grade 7C

Today you are going to do some Science in Tutor since you had three periods of tutor yesterday!

  1. You will finish the practice science test we started in class yesterday.
    Work together and check your answers with at least 3 other people to make sure you all agree.  See you on Monday for the test!  🙂
  2. Global Travel Task – have a go at the task below.

Make sure you understand everything ready for the test on Monday! 🙂  If you don’t, send me an email.  I’ll be online!

7C Tutor/Science

Thursday periods 7/8

Stopping Distance Investigation

  • Finish collecting your data with your lab partners.
  • Begin to write up your report.  Use the guidelines on the task sheet.

Friday periods 1/2

Stopping Distance Investigation

Continue to write up your report.  Use the guidelines on the task sheet in Google Classroom to help you!

Introductory Activities for Plants and the Biosphere

Hello Grade 7!  Here is some background work to do for our new topic.  Some of this will be familiar from grade 6.

Plants have a vital relationship with every other type of organism on Earth, because of their special ability to transform energy from the sun into chemical energy.

  1. Watch the brainpop videos on:
  • Food chains
  • Photosynthesis
  1. Complete the workbook given to you as a handout.  (There will be a stack of them on my desk).
  2. Take the quizzes for both videos and send the results to me.  You need to get at least 8/10 for both quizzes before going on to the next step!
  3. Finish writing your conclusion and evaluation for your science fair project and complete your Science Fair Planner.
  4. Only after all that is done, can you play the Food Fight game on BrainPop!