Perfect squares, and run of the mill squares, and right angle triangles, oh MY!
The 108s (don't worry 102s, we'll get there) have started a booklet working on our skills of finding the side length of a non-perfect square using a method that we have developed a guide on.
The journal entry of the guide to "Method 1" and "Method 2" for finding the side length of a square with an area that is not a perfect square.
The kiddos have been informed that if they are not finished by tomorrow, it is in their power to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining an estimated date of completion. A reasonable estimate would be Monday.
The Particle Model of Matter Theory
In class, we have developed a dichotomous key to assist in the classification of substances as pure substances or mixtures (and their sub-categories). Within their table groups, students have been assigned a substance that they are to classify using the dichotomous key.
1. Names of group members on the sheet
2. The recorder is in charge of writing down the ideas of the group
3. Clearly state what substance your group was assigned and what classification of matter was chosen.
4. Provide evidence to support your choice through lesson definitions, personal observations, and anecdotal evidence.
5. You are NOT ALLOWED to use first person language. I.e. No "I think," "We think," "My thoughts," etc. Science does not care what you think, it cares what you can support with evidence! We are practicing scientific/academic writing styles to kick the habit of first person language.
Mix & Flow of Matter
Check out this website to see a comparison of sizes throughout the universe?
You will have to enable adobe for it to work. As a size comparison, are there more things larger than us or smaller than us?
Be prepared to present your redesigned zoo enclosure on Tuesday, Sept. 18!
Math Question Set
p. 8-10 of the math text
Standard questions: 5, 8, 9, 14
Challenging questions: 17, 19, 20
We will continue work on these questions on Tuesday
Monday Field Study: Telus Spark
We are heading on a walking field study to Telus Spark on Monday, Sept. 17 (All day)!
Have these math questions done for Monday:
p. 324-325 . #8, 9, and 12
As a follow-up to our eye dissection today, here is a virtual eye dissection activity:
Also give this game a try:
This website can help you apply what you have learned about lenses and mirrors:
Check out the modules labelled:
1. Binocular articlehttps://www.britannica.com/technology/binocular
2. History of the microscopehttp://www.visioneng.com/resources/history-of-the-microscope
3. Death of the computer optical drivehttps://www.lifewire.com/death-of-the-computer-optical-drive-832403
4. Development of projectors http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors-evolution.htm
5. Digital camera
6. Telescopes https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/telescope_feature_912.html
7. Eyeglasses https://www.zennioptical.com/blog/history-eyeglasses/
Calaway Permission Forms
Calaway permission forms need to be returned to school tomorrow. It is important as the field study is occurring this Friday, May 25th. It is a full day field study even though it is on Friday and therefore the kids will need to be picked up after school.
Division Math Question Sets
We are rounding the bend in fractions and will be beginning percent, rate, and ratio next week.
p. 133 #6, 10, 11, 13-15
p. 139-140 #12, 14, 16, 18
p. 145-146 #12, 13, 14, 15
Math Question Sets
For Tuesday, the following question sets on multiplying fractons should be completed:
p. 108-109 # 5, 6, 10, 15-17, 19, 20
p. 113-114 # 8, 11-16
p. 118-120 # 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15
In addition, the intro fraction worksheets should be completed previous to completion of these question sets.
We are in full swing of the systems project. The due date is May 31st. Students should have their functional models built and be ready to present.
Light and Optics Videos
To help clarify different sources of visible light we encounter most often, the following videos can help supplement your understanding:
Phosphorescence (In contrast to chemiluminescence)
Bioluminescence (This is a documentary; long but very interesting. Explanation of fireflies bioluminescent abilities at 22:00)
Recent Science Quiz for Cells & Systems
Get ready! Next week you will be getting back your Cells & Systems Quiz for your review.
Math Questions Sets for Integers
By Monday you should have the following question sets completed:
p. 68-69 # 5-20
p. 73-75 # 3-21
On Monday, your understanding of these types of questions will be checked and we will be moving on to some practice on division of integers and BEDMAS questions.
Planning a Trip Using Integers
Today we began an activity using integers to budget and plan a trip to a place of your choosing. Here is the situation:
You are 22 years old and have saved some money to go on a 2 week trip that is completely paid for by yourself. You may travel by yourself or with others and can be to any city (or multiple cities) in the world, but it must be an international trip (outside of Canada). You will need to consider any area you will need to spend money as a negative integer. The money you start with is the positive integer. The following are some questions you will need to consider:
Field Study on Wednesday
Wednesday April 25, one of the Grade 8 field studies is heading out.
Students not attending: We will still be running and delivering valuable curriculum at the school, so it is a regular school day for those not attending.
Attending Students: For those students going, make sure to take a look at your packing list and bring the necessary items (cough*extra socks*cough). Feel free to drop off packs on the Tuesday night if bringing your things is a no go for the bus in the morning.
We will be returning on Friday April 27 after regular school hours, so students will need to be picked up, packs and all.