Math - Surface Area
We are trucking along with surface area of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and cylinders.
On Friday by the end of the day, all 3 practice booklets will be due.
We are also starting volume of these shapes on Wednesday, so it will be in the student's best interest to not leave it until Friday.
Science - Verbal Responses
Students will be completing a verbal response that they will record and post to their Iris accounts.
Verbal responses will be recorded and posted to the student’s Iris accounts.
Requirements of Responses:
Similar structures for different functions
Look at the finch beaks from your notes booklet. Cut out and paste the food in the chart section you think the beak is most suited for.
To justify the response, you must describe (observe) the beak’s features and infer what that means about its feeding ability.
You will be graded on:
We are diving head first into calculating Surface Area of cubes, rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and cylinders this week. This will lead in to calculating volume of said shapes, which we will begin next week.
This will amount to a lot of practice work to develop efficient computation. We will end the week off with using this knowledge to solve a real world problem!
Biology is here! We will begin with an analysis on life and cells of the animal and plant variety.
This will lead to a mini project to analyze functions of the different parts of cells. Look for more info on that next week. In addition, we will be looking at current events in science where each student will choose an article that interests them and formulate a presentation which will be carried out in the last week before winter break.
Make sure these assignments are complete:
The solubility labs should be completed and I should have a hard copy.
The Pythagorean exemplar booklets (example problems from the levels work sheets) should also be handed in.
We have reviewed all we know of 2D shapes and will be practicing applying these skills to practical problems in the coming week.
This is the basis for our work with 3D shapes and their properties!
Coming up next week is the final wrap up to our chemistry unit.
There will be a practical quiz on Friday, Nov. 23rd that will encompass our last concepts: Viscosity, Density, and Buoyancy. In addition, we will be carrying out a viscosity investigation (using our "sparkling water") and a Buoyancy Challenge!
We have a major lab report due on the horizon
On Monday Nov. 12th, the solubility/temperature lab report will be due in a hard copy. In all, the kids have had 3 work periods totally over 3hrs to complete this lab. It is being typed up on a google document so if parents would like to check it out, feel free to help edit.
There is an extensive rubric to help with expectations for each section and I have a checklist that resides on the board to help with the calculation and hypothesis sections (see the picture below).
Down with Pythagorus, Go 3D shapes GO!
We are rounding out the Pythagorean Theorem unit this week and we will be beginning our geometry unit. This will begin with review of 2D objects vocabulary, area, and perimeter.
If you feel you need some more practice, check out the square rooting practice at this web page (you will need to scroll down):
These are the 5 things you should know:
A review booklet was given out today. Extra practice can be found on p. 30 of the textbook (all questions).
Looking at Solubility
Continuing on in our notes, we will be further analyzing what it means to be a homogenous solution.
Moving forward with science
We have moved on to our second set of notes having to do with solutions and concentrations. If you missed Friday, you will need to get the notes from a friend on Tuesday!
Our Chromatography lab should have been completed today during work time and handed in. For those who were absent, I have posted the lab document below. Alternatively, this can be completed for homework Tuesday and handed-in the morning Wednesday.
Math work due
People must have their "Length of the Line" booklet complete. If it is not already handed in this week, then you need to get busy and have it ready for Tuesday.
Likewise, the textbook questions assigned in the new question set should have been completed today during work time. The set is as follows:
p. 20-21 #3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14 (14 is challenging but must be attempted)
Have a very happy long weekend!
Please enjoy your family and rest time this long weekend!
If you get bored and would like to watch something cool, check this out this video:
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 (email@example.com) 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)!