Homework Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
May 18, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students went of field trip to MUN chemistry department. We all enjoyed the hands-on lab activities and the impressive demos. Students represented themselves beautifully and earned positive comments from our hosts.
You do me proud!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students had a study period due to my absence escorting another class on a field trip.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Reproduction in angiosperm plants, Carnet Sc9.2 p.13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did a 'Qui suis-je' group reading activity to identify the main characteristics of cell organelles, Carnet Sc8.4 p.7-8.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.1 (Carnet Sc8.4 p.1 to 8) on Wednesday May 23.
May 17, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Sexual reproduction and genetic diversity, Carnet Sc9.2 p.11.
Internal and external fertilization, p.12.
Homework: Review unit so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Sexual reproduction and genetic diversity, Carnet Sc9.2 p.11.
Homework: Review unit so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Sexual reproduction and genetic diversity, Booklet ScE9.2 p.13.
Homework: Review unit so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Properties of minerals, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.4.
Homework: review unit so far.
May 14, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Today, students started new unit with an exploration activity on rocks and minerals. They have been given a new carnet. All science unit tests have also been returned. Marks should be in powerschool.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students discussed and took notes up to page 7 in carnet Sc. 8.4.
Permission slip also given to be signed and returned with money ASAP.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students reviewed for tomorrows quiz! Study tonight!
May 10, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote test Sc7.3 Substances and Mixtures.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked in small groups on a reading and sorting activity to learn the features of organelles of plant and animal cells.
Note that useful Quizlets for exploring cells and organelles are available through my website, or by pasting the following link in a browser:
https://quizlet.com/Nathalie_Brunet/folders/sc84-cellules-tissus-organes-sytemes-et-organisme/sets

Reminder: Science Assessment Dates for my grade 8 classes
Wednesday May 23: Quiz Sc8.4.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc8.4 (complete Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 20: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: review Carnet Sc8.4 so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students used Quizlet Live to familiarize themselves with the definitions and the cell cycle and mitosis for the Quiz on Tuesday. Students can access these quizlets from home through my website, or by pasting the following link in a browser:
https://quizlet.com/Nathalie_Brunet/folders/sc92-eng-reproduction/sets

Reminder: Science Assessment Dates
Tuesday May 15: Quiz ScE9.2.1 (p.1-8 in Booklet ScE9.2)
Wednesday May 6: Test ScE9.2 (complete Booklet ScE9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students in small groups had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the use of a microscope.

Reminder: Science Assessment Dates for my grade 8 classes
Wednesday May 23: Quiz Sc8.4.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc8.4 (complete Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 20: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review Carnet Sc8.4 so far.
May 9, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Animal and plant cells, Carnet Sc8.4 p.6-7.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Wednesday May 23: Quiz Sc8.4.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc8.4 (complete Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 20: Final Exam (4 units)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Review for Quiz Sc9.2.1 using Quizlet Live.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Tuesday May 15: Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc9.2 (complete Carnet Sc9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Review for Quiz Sc9.2.1 using Quizlet Live.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Tuesday May 15: Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc9.2 (complete Carnet Sc9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Unit tests have been corrected and marks are on PowerSchool. Students had the opportunity to look at their paper and ask questions.
Finished notes on characteristics of living things Carnet Sc8.4 p.5, parts of a microscope p.4.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Wednesday May 23: Quiz Sc8.4.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 6: Test Sc8.4 (complete Carnet Sc8.4)
Wednesday June 20: Final Exam (4 units)
May 8, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished notes on mitosis, Carnet Sc9.2 p.9 and definitions 1-17. I handed out a review sheet for Quiz Sc9.2.1 and students started their review.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Tuesday May 15: Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2)
Wednesday May 6: Test Sc9.2 (complete Carnet Sc9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished notes on mitosis, Carnet Sc9.2 p.9 and definitions 1-17. I handed out a review sheet for Quiz Sc9.2.1 and students started their review.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Tuesday May 15: Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2)
Wednesday May 6: Test Sc9.2 (complete Carnet Sc9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students in small group finished their comic strip representing the steps of mitosis.

Assessment dates for Science for the rest of the year have been set:
Tuesday May 15: Quiz ScE9.2.1 (p.1-8 in Booklet ScE9.2)
Wednesday May 6: Test ScE9.2 (complete Booklet ScE9.2)
Thursday June 21: Final Exam (4 units)

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc7.3 on Thursday May 10.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
May 7, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students in small group finished their comic strip representing the steps of mitosis.
Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2) is announced for next Tuesday. May 15.
Homework: review notes in Carnet Sc9.2 so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students in small group finished their comic strip representing the steps of mitosis.
Quiz Sc9.2.1 (p.1-9 in Carnet Sc9.2) is announced for next Tuesday. May 15.
Homework: review notes in Carnet Sc9.2 so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The cell cycle and introduction to mitosis.
Quiz ScE9.2.1 (p.1-8 in Booklet ScE9.2) is announced for next Tuesday. May 15.
Homework: review notes in Booklet Sc9.2 so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Characteristics of living things Carnet Sc8.4 p.5.
Parts of a microscope p.4
Students in small groups had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with using a microscope.
Homework: Review notes in Carnet Sc8.4 so far.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Introduction to the characteristics of living things, Carnet Sc8.4 p.5.
May 4, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The cell cycle and introduction to mitosis.
Homework: Review Carnet up to now. Finish Google Classroom activity on Introduction to genetics if not done already.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Characteristics of living things, Carnet Sc8.4 p.4.
Homework: Review today's notes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The cell cycle and introduction to mitosis.
Homework: Review Carnet up to now. Finish Google Classroom activity on Introduction to genetics if not done already.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Notes on DNA and genetic information, and mutations, Booklet ScE9.2 p.4-5.
Homework: Review Booklet up to now.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Notes on filtration (Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.7) evaporation (p.8) and distillation (p.9-11).
This completes all notes for the unit test, which is now scheduled for Thursday May 10.
Homework: review and study for test.
May 2, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Notes on mutations and mutagens.
Homework: Finish the Google Classroom project on Introduction to Genetics for Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Science period cancelled in favour of Midsummers' Night Dream performance.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Notes on mutations and mutagens.
Homework: Finish the Google Classroom project on Introduction to Genetics for Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Introduction to Unit 4: organism, organ systems, organs, tissues and cells.
I handed out Carnet Sc8.4, and we watched part of a Bill Nye video on cells.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc8.2: Optics.
May 1, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Science class cancelled for rehearsal of English play.
Note Unit Test will be postponed to Thursday May 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc8.2: Optics.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on a Google Classroom assignment.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students played Quizlet Live activities as review for Test Sc8.2 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
April 30, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a Quizlet Live review activity in preparation for tomorrow's Unit Test.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students went to the computer lab and worked on a Google Classroom assignment introduction to genetics.
Homework: Review unit up to this point.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students went to the computer lab and worked on a Google Classroom assignment introduction to genetics.
Homework: Review unit up to this point.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.2: Optics on Wednesday.
Homewor: STUDY!!!!
April 27, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
BBC documentary 'Mutations - Science of Survival'. Students completed a listening sheet and passed in their work.
Homework: review notes so far in the unit.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
BBC documentary 'Mutations - Science of Survival'. Students completed a listening sheet and passed in their work.
Homework: review notes so far in the unit.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We watched the first part of the BBC documentary 'Mutations - Science of Survival'. Students started completing questions on p.5 in Booklet ScE9.2 as they listened. The second part of the period was taken by the WE Walk for Water around Kenny's Pond.
Homework: review notes so far in the unit.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students did a filtration activity, Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.6-7.
Homework: continue review in preparation for Unit Test Sc7.3 Substances and Mixtures on Friday May 4.
April 26, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.2. We completed p.5-6: relationship between cell, nucleus, chromosomes, genes, DNA, nitrogen bases A,T,C,G. Relationship between genes and traits.
Definitions 1-6 on p.2.
Homework: review today's notes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.2. We completed p.5-6: relationship between cell, nucleus, chromosomes, genes, DNA, nitrogen bases A,T,C,G. Relationship between genes and traits.
Definitions 1-6 on p.2.
We went outside for a few minutes at the end of the class to observe organisms in which cells were undergoing rapid division. (Ok, we looked at growing grasses, crocus flowers, and seagulls.)
Homework: review today's notes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out Booklet ScE9.2. We completed p.3: relationship between cell, nucleus, chromosomes, genes, DNA, nitrogen bases A,T,C,G. Relationship between genes and traits.
We went outside for a few minutes at the end of the class to observe organisms in which cells were undergoing rapid division. (Ok, we looked at growing grasses, crocus flowers, and seagulls. Mostly seagulls.)
Homework: review today's notes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for test sc8.2 Optics on Tuesday May 1.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished the last of the notes in Carnet Sc8.2.3.
Unit Test Sc8.2: Optics on Wednesday May 2.
Homework: Work on review booklet and STUDY!!!!
April 25, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(227)
Introduction to Sc9.2 Reproduction. Students completed a listening activity based on a Bill Nye video on Genes, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished the last of the notes in Carnet Sc8.2.3. I handed out a review booklet for unit test Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Introduction to Sc9.2 Reproduction. Students completed a listening activity based on a Bill Nye video on Genes, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Science period canceled due to evacuation of school building.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Science period canceled due to evacuation of school building.
April 24, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review for unit test Sc7.3 Substances and Mixtures, which is on Friday May 4th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students completed a lab activity observing refraction through concave and convex lenses.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.2 Optics Wednesday May 2.
Homework: Review unit so far in preparation for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Test ScE9.3 Electricity has been corrected and students had a chance to review it and ask questions. Unit Tests are kept in my care after this. Marks are posted on PowerSchool. If yoy have further questions please contact me!
The new unit on Reproduction was introduced with a Bill Nye video and listening sheet.
April 23, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students had one last period to finish the Google Classroom activities on Electricity.
Students who were finished had the opportunity to explore a website as an introduction to genetics.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students did an activity classifying examples of separating mixtures.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.3 Substances and Mixtures Friday May 4.
Homework: Review unit so far in preparation for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students had one last period to finish the Google Classroom activities on Electricity.
Students who were finished had the opportunity to explore a website as an introduction to genetics.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students finished a lab activity observing refraction through concave and convex lenses.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.2 Optics Tuesday May 1.
Homework: Review unit so far in preparation for test.

Extra help on ray diagrams will be offered after school this Thursday April 26 starting at 2:15 in room 124.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
How the wave theory of light explains refraction, Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.5.
Reminder: Unit test Sc8.2 Optics Wednesday May 2.
Homework: review unit so far in preparation for test.

Extra help on ray diagrams will be offered after school this Thursday April 26 starting at 2:15 in room 124.
April 20, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.3 and introduced examples of separation of mixtures. Students did an exploration activity where they observed various mixtures and brainstormed ways to separate them, p.3.4. We started notes on different separation methods on p.5.
Unit Test Sc7.3 Substances and Mixtures is announced for Friday May 4.
Homework: begin rereading unit so far in preparation for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
How the wave theory of light explains refraction, Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.5.
Students in small group started an activity using ray boxes to explore refraction by concave and concave lenses.
Reminder: Unit test Sc8.2 Optics Tuesday May 1.
Homework: review unit so far in preparation for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Test Sc9.3 Electricity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students finished a lab activity using a ray box to measure the angles of incidence and refraction when a ray of light goes from air to water, then out of the water into the air. .
Unit Test Sc8.2 is announced for Wednesday May 2.
Homework: begin rereading unit so far in preparation for test.
April 19, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students finished a lab activity using a ray box to measure the angles of incidence and refraction when a ray of light goes from air to water, then out of the water into the air. We completed the conclusions from the activity on p.4 of Carnet Sc8.2.3.
Unit Test Sc8.2 is announced for Tuesday May 1.
Homework: begin rereading unit so far in preparation for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.3 on Refraction and we completed p.2. Students started a lab activity using a ray box to measure the angles of incidence and refraction when a ray of light goes from air to water, then out of the water into the air.
Homework: Please review today's notes/reading/chapter.
April 18, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students continued work on Google Classroom assignments on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students continued work on Google Classroom assignments on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students continued work on Google Classroom assignments on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test ScE9.3 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.3.2.
April 17, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on a Google Classroom assignment on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on a Google Classroom assignment on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on a Google Classroom assignment on electricity in Newfoundland.
Homework: Continue review and study for Unit Test ScE9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.3 on Refraction and we completed p.2. Students started a lab activity using a ray box to measure the angles of incidence and refraction when a ray of light goes from air to water, then out of the water into the air.
Homework: Please review today's notes/reading/chapter.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.2.
April 16, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity this Thursday, April 19.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity this Thursday, April 19.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for Unit Test ScE9.3 Electricity this Friday, April 20.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc7.3.2 Solutions this Wednesday, April 18.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
April 13, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Study for Science Quiz on Tuesday! Carnet
Sc7.3.2!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(118)
Study for Science Quiz on Tuesday! Carnet
Sc8.3.2!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Study for Electricity Unit Test! (3 Booklets) Students given review booklet today. Test Date Changed to Next Friday!
April 12, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity. The test is postponed to Thursday April 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students finished their graphing activity p.13-14. We discussed the effect of temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide on water, and went outside to demonstrate. The demonstration was conclusive: the gas escapes more quickly from warm than from cold soda water. Also, my clothes were not waterproof enough.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity. The test is postponed to Thursday April 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Monday, April 16.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday, April 17.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
April 11, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We continued work on ray diagrams involving curved mirrors.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.2 Monday April 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on graphing activity p.13-14. Finish for homework.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 Wednesday April 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Generation of electricity, Booklet ScE9.3.3 p.11.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Ray diagrams with curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.13.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.2 Tuesday April 17.
April 10, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Ray diagrams with curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.13. Students were asked to practice with examples p.16-17.
Clarification: Quiz Sc8.2.2 is Monday April 16 as announced in class, not Tuesday as I erroneously posted on this webpage.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Electricity production and impact on environment, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.10-12.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity on Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Electricity production and impact on environment, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.10-12.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity on Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
The path of light rays reflected by curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.10 and 12.
Clarification: Quiz Sc8.2.2 is Tuesday April 17 as announced in class, not Monday as I erroneously posted on this webpage.
April 9, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I showed a demonstration of a generator and a PhET simulation explaining how it works, then used an animation and a short video to explain the functioning of a hydroelectric power station. We started talking about environmental impact. Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.10
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 next Tuesday, April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I showed a demonstration of a generator and a PhET simulation explaining how it works, then used an animation and a short video to explain the functioning of a hydroelectric power station. We started talking about environmental impact. Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.10
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 next Tuesday, April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Calculating energy based on power and time, Booklet ScE9.3.3 p.6-7. Calculating power bill, p.8.
Reminder: Unit test ScE9.3 Electricity, Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students completed part 2 of the lab to observe the effect of the temperature of water on the solubility of salt, then passed in their work.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 will be next week on Wednesday April 18.
March 29, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed a lab activity comparing the efficiency of incandescent vs compact fluorescent vs LED light bulbs.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed a lab activity comparing the efficiency of incandescent vs compact fluorescent vs LED light bulbs.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students completed a lab activity comparing the efficiency of incandescent vs compact fluorescent vs LED light bulbs.
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.3 Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed a previously started lab activity to observe the reflection of light rays on a concave and a convex mirror.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc8.2.2 will be Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students completed a previously started lab activity to observe the reflection of light rays on a concave and a convex mirror.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.2 Monday April 16.
March 28, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Calculating energy based on power and time, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-7. Calculating power bill, p.8.
Reminder: Unit test Sc9.3 Electricity, Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
The path of light rays reflected by curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.10 and 12.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 will be Monday April 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Calculating energy based on power and time, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-7. Calculating power bill, p.8.
Reminder: Unit test Sc9.3 Electricity, Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Calculating energy based on power and time, Booklet ScE9.3.3 p.6-7..
Unit test ScE9.3 Electricity is announced for Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students completed part 1 of a lab to observe the effect of the temperature of water on the solubility of salt. Part 2 will be completed after the Easter holiday.
March 27, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Saturated and unsaturated solutions, Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.12.
Tomorrow students will start a lab to observe the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 will be after Easter on Wednesday April 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students in small groups started a lab activity to observe the reflection of light rays on a concave and a convex mirror.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Calculations involving energy, power, and voltage, Booklet ScE9.3.3 p.3-5.
Homework: finish if not done in class.
March 26, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Calculations involving energy, power, and voltage, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.3-5.
Homework: finish if not done in class.
Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity (3 carnets) will be Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Concentrated vs dilute solutions, Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.8
Calculating concentration in g/L p.9-11.
Homework: finish calculations p.10-11 if not done in class.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 Solutions will be Wednesday April 18 (will be announced in class next science period).
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Calculations involving energy, power, and voltage, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.3-5.
Homework: finish if not done in class.
Unit Test Sc9.3 Electricity (3 carnets) will be Tuesday April 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to observe the reflection of light rays on a concave and a convex mirror.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did an exploration activity observing images reflected in curved mirrors (concave and convex) and noting their observations.
No homework assigned.
March 21, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Quiz Sc9.3.2 has been corrected and the marks are entered in PowerSchool. Students had the opportunity to review the quiz and ask questions if necessary.
Today we introduced the last chapter of the Electricity unit with a listening activity based on a Bill Nye video, which students passed in at the end of the period. I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Quiz Sc9.3.2 has been corrected and the marks are entered in PowerSchool. Students had the opportunity to review the quiz and ask questions if necessary.
Today we introduced the last chapter of the Electricity unit with a listening activity based on a Bill Nye video, which students passed in at the end of the period. I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Quiz ScE9.3.2 has been corrected and the marks are entered in PowerSchool. Students had the opportunity to review the quiz and ask questions if necessary.
Today we introduced the last chapter of the Electricity unit with a listening activity based on a Bill Nye video, which students passed in at the end of the period. I handed out Booklet ScE9.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We finished notes on soluble/insoluble substances in Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.6-7. Students were asked to complete definitions 1-5 on p.2
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
March 20, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote quiz ScE9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed and passed in an 'Exit Ticket' showing their ability to complete a ray diagram for reflection in a plane mirror.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students completed and passed in an 'Exit Ticket' showing their ability to complete a ray diagram for reflection in a plane mirror.
No homework assigned.
March 19, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's Quiz Sc9.3.2.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We continued work on ray diagrams for plane mirrors.
Students who were out for full band practice or otherwise absent are asked to make sure they understand how to draw these diagrams - come see me for help if necessary.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's Quiz Sc9.3.2.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's Quiz ScE9.3.2.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students completed the examples of solution/solute/solvent Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.4-5.
Introduction to soluble/insoluble, p.6.
No homework assigned.
March 16, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We finished science project presentations. I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.2 and we completed p.3 on solvent/solute/solution.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Introduction to ray diagrams for plane mirrors, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed the last notes in Booklet ScE9.3.2, p.17 on series and parallel circuits, and p.21-22 on transmission of electricity and household circuits.
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.3.2 on Tuesday March 21.
March 14, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
science fair project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Introduction to ray diagrams for plane mirrors, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Circuit problems Booklet ScE9.3.2 p.18-20. Students who were finished took a booklet of additional problems for extra practice and enrichment.
Quiz ScE9.3.2 is announced for Tuesday March 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students finished yesterday's lab using a ray box to demonstrate the formation of images in a plane mirror and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
March 13, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab using a ray box to demonstrate the formation of images in a plane mirror, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on circuit problems, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.18-20, then additional problems that were passed out separately.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 Tuesday March 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on circuit problems, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.18-20, then additional problems that were passed out separately.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 Tuesday March 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students started a lab using a ray box to demonstrate the formation of images in a plane mirror. We will finish next period.
March 9, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Voltage and current in series and parallel circuits, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.15-16.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Voltage and current in series and parallel circuits, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.15-16.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Voltage and current in series and parallel circuits, Booklet ScE9.3.2 p.15-16.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Law of reflection, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We continued to explore reflection in plane mirror using a ray box activity.
No homework assigned.
March 7, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.3.1.
Tomorrow we start Science Fair Project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Quiz Sc8.2.1 has been corrected and returned to students.
We did as exploration activity introducing informally the laws of reflection, then I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.2 and we completed the brief notes on the activity at the top of p.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students went to the computer lab to use the PhET DC Circuit simulation, and completed the lab on p.12-13 in Booklet ScE9.3.2.
Finish for homework if necessary.
March 6, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Calculations involving Ohm's Law, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.9-11.
Finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students went to the computer lab to use the PhET DC Circuit simulation, and completed the lab on p.12-13 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students watched Bill Nye episodes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
March 5, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1, which is postponed to Wednesday.
Science Project presentations will begin on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.1.
After all students finished the quiz, we did as exploration activity introducing informally the law of reflection.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Calculations involving Ohm's Law, Booklet ScE9.3.2 p.9-11.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
March 2, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Calculations involving Ohm's Law, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.9-11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Science period cancelled for Spirit Week activity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Science period cancelled for Spirit Week activity.
As a result, Quiz Sc8.2.1 is postponed from Monday to Tuesday, in order to allow students a review period before the Quiz.
March 1, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Resistance Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.6-8.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Resistance Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.6-8.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Resistance Booklet ScE9.3.2 p.6-8.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Pure substances and mixtures according to particle theory, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.8-9.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.1 Tuesday March 6.
February 28, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the circuit diagrams p.5 in Carnet Sc9.3.2 and introduced series vs parallel circuits in the process.
I gave a brief introduction to resistance and students started reading the information on p.6-7 and answering the Questions p.7-8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the circuit diagrams p.5 in Carnet Sc9.3.2 and introduced series vs parallel circuits in the process.
I gave a brief introduction to resistance and students started reading the information on p.6-7 and answering the Questions p.7-8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We corrected the circuit diagrams p.5 in Boolket ScE9.3.2 and introduced series vs parallel circuits in the process.
Students worked on similar problems on p.23-24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Electromagnetic spectrum Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.8-9.
Quiz Sc8.2.1 has been moved to Monday February 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Electromagnetic spectrum p.8-9.
Students started completing the definitions on p.2.
Quiz Sc8.2.1 Monday February 5.
February 23, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.2. We started on circuit diagrams, p.3-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We finished alloys (Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.6) and compared the transparency of homogeneous and heterogeneous liquid and gases.
Reminders:
Quiz Sc7.3.1 Tuesday March 6
Science Project in-class presentations Wednesday March 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.2. We started on circuit diagrams, p.3-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Quiz Sc8.2.1 announced for next Friday, March 2.
We reviewed the properties of light, then compared the particle and wave models of light (Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.7-8)
Students watched a Bill Nye episode and identified examples of reflection and refraction.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did an activity in the lab observing and classifying photos showing examples of the properties of light, then watched a Bill Nye episode and identified examples of reflection and refraction. Students passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Advance warning: Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be on Monday March 5.
February 22, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Solutions et alliages, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.5-6.
The Science Fair project deadline is being adjusted to allow us time to complete Carnet Sc7.3.1 and the quiz before we pause for Science Fair project presentations.
The new deadlines are:
Quiz Sc7.3.1: Tuesday March 6
Science Fair project in-class presentations begin Wednesday March 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished the notes on properties of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.6, then students did an activity in the lab observing and classifying photos showing examples of the properties of light. Students passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Quiz ScE9.3.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Test Sc8.3 has been corrected and students have seen their mark and had the opportunity to ask questions. Please check PowerSchool to see!
We finished the notes on properties of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.6.

No homework assigned.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Remember to bring $3.00 for Hypnotist show next Friday, if not already paid!
February 21, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Properties of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.4-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.1 Static and Current Electricity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.1 Static and Current Electricity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Properties of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.4-6.
No homework assigned.
February 20, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz ScE9.3.1 on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Homogeneous vs heterogeneous mixtures, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.4.
Test Sc7.2 has been corrected and students have seen their mark. Please check PowerSchool to see!
No homework assigned.
February 15, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Study for upcoming Quiz! Enjoy the long weekend :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Study for upcoming Quiz! Enjoy the long weekend :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Study for upcoming Quiz! Enjoy the long weekend :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
New booklets given out today. Discussed early optics discoveries and theories.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
New booklets given out today. Discussed early optics discoveries and theories.
February 14, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review for next Wednesday's quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Optics exploration activity on properties of light. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review for next Wednesday's quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for next Thursday's quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students were give a new carnet today to start unit 3/ We grouped mixtures and pure substances. We discussed what made vinegar and orange juice mixtures. Page 3 in the booklet Sc7.3.1 should be complete. No homework assigned.
February 13, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Test Sc7.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Optics Graffiti Exploration activity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Today we finished off the notes in ScE9.3.1. Reminder of Quiz next Thursday.
Bring booklets to next class so we can work on review!
February 12, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Today we discussed differences between current and voltage and the different components of a circuit. Students should now have pages 14 and 15 complete in carnet Sc9.3.1. Reminder of the Quiz next Wednesday. Homework: Finish definitions in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Today students had a chance to review and ask any questions before the test. The unit test Sc7.2 is tomorrow!! Make sure you study tonight!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Today we discussed differences between current and voltage and the different components of a circuit. Students should now have pages 14 and 15 complete in carnet Sc9.3.1. Reminder of the Quiz next Wednesday. Homework: Finish definitions in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote test Sc8.3. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote test Sc8.3. No homework assigned.
February 9, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review for test Sc7.2 on Tuesday. I also checked their plans for the Science Fair projects. Students who did not have the plan completed should bring it in class on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for test Sc8.3 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued notes on current and voltage, Booklet ScE9.3.1 p.10-12.
Quiz ScE9.3.1 is announced for Wednesday February 22.
Homework: finish definitions 1-12 on p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review for test Sc8.3 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
February 8, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc8.3 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the case study on static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.9-10. Basic components of a circuits p.12, potential energy and electric potential energy p.13.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Wednesday February 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the case study on static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.9-10. Basic components of a circuits p.12, potential energy and electric potential energy p.13.
Homework: definitions 1-13 on p.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Wednesday February 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did a lab activity on pneumatic systems.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.3 Fluids Monday February 12.
February 7, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed a Case Study applying their understanding of electrostatics to a fictional situation.
Quiz Sc9.3.1 is announced for Wednesday February 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed a Case Study applying their understanding of electrostatics.
Quiz Sc9.3.1 is announced for Wednesday February 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went over the answers to the case study on electrostatics.
We did a pass-the-electrons group activity to simulate how electrons flow through a conductor by jumping from one atom to another.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to compare the absorption of heat radiation by different coloured surfaces, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Test Sc7.2 on Tuesday Feb 13.
February 6, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did a lab activity in small groups applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer when various pairs of objects are charged by friction. Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.7-8.
At the end of the period students passed in an individual 'Exit Ticket' demonstrating their understanding of the lab.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did a lab activity in small groups applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer when various pairs of objects are charged by friction. Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.7-8.
At the end of the period students passed in an individual 'Exit Ticket' demonstrating their understanding of the lab.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students completed and passed in an individual 'Exit Ticket' demonstrating their understanding of the electrostatics lab completed yesterday. Then they completed a Case Study applying their understanding of electrostatics to a fictional situation.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.3 on Monday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished notes on the interactions between gas pressure, temperature, and volume in Carnet Sc8.3.3, then students worked on revision in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.3 on Monday February 12.
February 5, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We did a group activity to simulate the movement of electrons through a conductor. Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.11
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab activity on pneumatic systems and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.3 Fluids Monday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We did a group activity to simulate the movement of electrons through a conductor. Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.11
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did a lab activity applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer when various pairs of objects are charged by friction.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Heat conductors and insulators, Carnet Sc7.2.3 p.6-7. Students did an observation activity classifying various objects in everyday use as heat conductors or insulators.
Reminder: Unit test Sc7.2 Tuesday February 13
February 2, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Science Unit Test announced for Feb. 13th.
Further discussed of heat transfer: conduction, radiation and convection. Students started taking notes on convection currents in their booklets.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Reminder of upcoming Unit Test Feb. 12th.
Students should have up to the first question on page 7 in their booklets filled in.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students took notes in their new work booklet SCE9.3.1
February 1, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed notes on static electricity Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We did a number of demos about heat transfer by conduction and convection.
Unit Test Sc7.2 (3 booklets) is announced for Tuesday January 13.

Science Fair Projects
A reminder that any student who has not talked with me about their science fair project should do so as soon as possible.
Next deadline: experimental plan should be completed February 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students have an opportunity to complete a Science Fair project for extra credit.
I explained the requirements and the process and handed out project guides to interested students. Project topics have to be discussed with a science teacher and need to be approved before experimental work begins.
We continued notes on static electricity Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Gases: pressure, volume, and temperature.
We completed the notes in Carnet Sc8.3.3 (7-8) and the definitions p.1.
I handed out a review booklet for unit Sc8.3 and students had some time to begin their work.
Unit Test Sc8.3 Monday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Calculations involving pressure, force, and surface area, Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.3.
Introduction to Pascal's principle.
Unit Test Sc8.3 Fluids (3 carnets) will be Monday February 12.
January 31, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students had one last period with the chromebooks to research their science fair projects and discuss their ideas with me.

Deadline: all projects should be discussed with me by tomorrow, Feb 1.

Then students should start completing their experimental plan, either through Google Classroom or on paper using the project guide: p.3-4 for an experimental project, or p.5-6 for a model.
Due around Feb 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Pascal's Principle, Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.4
Hydraulic and pneumatic technology, p.5.

Unit Test on Fluids (3 carnets) will be Monday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students have an opportunity to complete a Science Fair project for extra credit. I explained the requirements and the process and handed out project guides to interested students. Project topics have to be discussed with a science teacher and need to be approved before experimental work begins. The school science fair will be Thursday March 15.

Then we did a series of demonstrations of static electricity, and used a PhET simulations to explain the build up of electrostatic charges in terms of electron transfer:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/balloons-and-static-electricity/latest/balloons-and-static-electricity_en.html

We used another simulation to explain what happens in an electric shock:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/john-travoltage/latest/john-travoltage_en.html
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students have an opportunity to complete a Science Fair project for extra credit. I explained the requirements and the process and handed out project guides to interested students. Project topics have to be discussed with a science teacher and need to be approved before experimental work begins. The school science fair will be Thursday March 15.
Then I introduced pressure with a number of examples and handed out Carnet Sc8.3.3. We completed the notes on p.2.
No homework assigned.
January 30, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.3: Pressure calculations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Introduction to Electricity. I did a number of demonstrations of static electricity and used a PhET simulation to explain the transfer of electrons.
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/balloons-and-static-electricity/latest/balloons-and-static-electricity_fr.html
We used another simulation to demonstrate an electric discharge:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/john-travoltage/latest/john-travoltage_fr.html
We completed about half of p.4 in the Carnet, then had fun with the van der Graaff generator.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students have an opportunity to complete a Science Fair project for extra credit.
I explained the requirements and the process and handed out project guides to interested students. Project topics have to be discussed with a science teacher and need to be approved before experimental work begins.

Introduction to Electricity. I did a number of demonstrations of static electricity and used a PhET simulation to explain the transfer of electrons.
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/balloons-and-static-electricity/latest/balloons-and-static-electricity_fr.html
We used another simulation to demonstrate an electric discharge:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/john-travoltage/latest/john-travoltage_fr.html
We completed a few questions on p.4 in Carnet Sc9.3.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.2.
January 29, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Chemistry unit test today
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Chemistry unit test today
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Chemistry unit test today
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students were given new carnet Sc7.2.3 . We went over heat transfer and filled in most of the table on page 2. No homework assigned.
January 26, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test ScE9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students have an opportunity to complete a Science Fair project for extra credit.
I explained the requirements and the process and handed out project guides to interested students. Project topics have to be discussed with a science teacher and need to be approved before experimental work begins.
Then I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.3. I introduced pressure with a number of examples, then students completed p.2.
No homework assigned.
January 25, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test ScE9.1 on Monday.
Homework: Keep working and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students used chromebooks to research ideas for their science fair projects, and I discussed their project ideas individually.
Reminder: Project Ideas must be entered on the Google Classroom form and discussed with me by Thursday Feb 1.
January 24, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Yesterday's quiz was returned to students.
I handed out the instructions booklet for the Science Fair project, and answered students questions.
Project timeline:
Feb 1: Submit project idea through form on Google Classroom *FIRM deadline
Feb 9: Experimental Plan *(softer deadline)
Feb 23: Complete experimental work *(softer deadline)
March 1: In-class presentation *FIRM deadline
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished the last two pages in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Students completed the definitions on p.2 and started work on the revision.
Quiz Sc8.3.2 has been changed to Tuesday January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to observe, describe, and classify various examples of chemical and physical changes, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.1 Monday January 29.
January 23, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to observe, describe, and classify various examples of chemical and physical changes, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.2.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to observe, describe, and classify various examples of chemical and physical changes, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.2 which is on Thurday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished mass and weight, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.14, then completed p.15 and part of p.16 on Buoyancy.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 on Friday.
January 22, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on revision for Quiz Sc7.2.2 tomorrow.
Homework: finish revision sheet and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to design 'boats' out of aluminium foil that could hold the greatest amount of sand.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 this Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed the notes in Booklet ScE9.1.3 on distinguishing chemical from physical change, p.12-13.
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Forces and the difference between mass and weight, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.12-13.
Quiz Sc8.3.2 this Friday, January 26.
January 19, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished the last two pages in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Students completed the definitions on p.2 and started work on the revision.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 Thursday January 25.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I had anticipated doing a lab today but was not able to have the materials prepared in time. Students worked on revision for the unit test instead, and we will do the lab next science period.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I had anticipated doing a lab today but was not able to have the materials prepared in time. Students worked on revision for the unit test instead, and we will do the lab next science period.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(206)
Density and particle theory, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.10-11.
Announcing: Quiz Sc8.3.2 Friday January 26.
January 18, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished the notes on physical vs chemical change, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.12-13.
Reminder Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished the notes on physical vs chemical change, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.12-13.
Reminder Unit Test Sc9.1 Monday January 29.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Physical vs chemical change, Booklet ScE9.1.3 p.10-11.
Reminder: Test ScE9.1 on Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I returned to students their work on the heating curve of rubbing alcohol, then students finished their lab reports on the heating curve of water and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.2 Tuesday January 23.
January 17, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Physical vs chemical change, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.10-11.
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 on Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Physical vs chemical change, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.10-11.
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 on Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished the lab activity on molecular models and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.1 Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished mass and weight, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.14, then completed p.15 on Buoyancy. Homework: complete questions on p.16.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 Thursday January 25.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students finished the lab activity started yesterday, measuring the mass and dimensions and calculating the density of various objects in the lab.
No homework assigned.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc8.3.2 will be next week, Friday January 26.
January 16, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students finished the lab activity on molecular models and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Unit Test Sc9.1 is announced for Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Difference between mass and weight, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.12-13.
Quiz Sc8.3.2 is announced for Thursday January 25.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students finished the lab activity on molecular models and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Unit Test Sc9.1 is announced for Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students in small groups started an activity using molecular models to explore the valence of common non-metals and the shape of some simple molecules. The activity will be completed next period.
Unit Test ScE9.1 is announced for Monday January 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students in small groups did a lab activity to measure the heating curve of water.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 is announced for Tuesday January 23.
January 15, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on Case study on the heating curve of rubbing alcohol. Students submitted this at the end of class. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Corrected and went over homework. Discussed error in experimental calculations. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued with naming of covalent and ionic compounds. Students should have up to page 9 in their work booklet completed. No homework assigned.
January 12, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students in small groups started an activity using molecular models to explore the valence of common non-metals and the shape of some simple molecules. The activity will be completed next period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Changes of state and particle theory, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.9. Temperature and changes of state p.10. Next period we will do a lab activity where students will heat a mixture of ice and water to the boiling point, and measure temperature against time through the process.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students in small groups started an activity using molecular models to explore the valence of common non-metals and the shape of some simple molecules. The activity will be completed next period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Density and particle theory, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.10-11; introducing forces and buoyancy, p.12.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Calculations involving density, volume, and mass; Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.6-9.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
January 11, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We completed completed notes on kinetic energy and the particle theory, and on changes of state (Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.7-8), then students had the opportunity to finish the pyramid project on the states of matter if they did not complete it before Christmas.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students finished the lab activity started yesterday, measuring the mass and dimensions and calculating the density of various objects in the lab.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(206)
Naming ionic compounds, Booklet ScE9.1.3 p.5-6, and start of naming covalent compounds, p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Density calculations p.4-5 in Carnet Sc8.3.2, and starting calculations of volume and mass on p.6-7.
No homework assigned.
January 10, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We corrected the calculations on p.6-9 assigned yesterday, and students started doing a lab activity in small groups to measure the mass and dimensions and calculate the density of various objects in the lab.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Naming ionic and covalent compounds, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.5-9.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Naming ionic and covalent compounds, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.5-9.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I returned several corrected labs and the quiz on Viscosity that students wrote before the holiday. Marks are on PowerSchool.
I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.2 on Density. We completed the chart on the bottom of p.3 on mass, volume, and density, then examined the table of densities of various substances on p.4. Tomorrow we start density calculations!
No homework assigned.
January 9, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I returned quiz Sc9.1.2; marks are on PowerSchool.
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3 on the differences between ionic and covalent compounds.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I returned quiz Sc9.1.2; marks are on PowerSchool.
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3 on the differences between ionic and covalent compounds.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I returned quiz ScE9.1.2; marks are on PowerSchool.
We completed p.3-4 in Booklet ScE9.1.3 on the differences between ionic and covalent compounds.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We listed many examples of aqueous vs non-aqueous liquids, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.3, then completed p.6 on particle theory.
No homework assigned.
January 8, 2018
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.3: Compounds.
We discussed the example of compounds on the cover page, as an introduction to compounds, molecular composition and formulas, and the difference between covalent and ionic compounds. We completed the bottom of p.2 about the difference between an element, a compound, and a mixture; and the top of p.3 to interpret the composition of a molecule based on its formula.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.3: Compounds.
We discussed the example of compounds on the cover page, as an introduction to compounds, molecular composition and formulas, and the difference between covalent and ionic compounds. We completed the bottom of p.2 about the difference between an element, a compound, and a mixture; and the top of p.3 to interpret the composition of a molecule based on its formula.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.3: Compounds.
We discussed the example of compounds on the cover page, as an introduction to compounds, molecular composition and formulas, and the difference between covalent and ionic compounds. We completed the bottom of p.2 about the difference between an element, a compound, and a mixture; and the top of p.3 to interpret the composition of a molecule based on its formula.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I reviewed the introduction to density and its calculation that we did before Christmas, and corrected the density calculations on p.5. Students worked on the calculations of volume on p.6 and mass on p.7 then the extra practice exercises on p.8-9.
Homework: finish p.6 to 9 at home if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students in small group did a lab activity to explore the concepts of mass, volume, and density; then passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
December 21, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on a Projet-pliage showing the macroscopic and the particle description of solids, liquids, and gases. They passed in their work at the end of the period. Students who did not quite finish will have the opportunity to complete their work after the holiday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students in small groups made and explored two non-newtonian fluids, gak and ooblek. We discussed how the viscosity of these fluids increases with pressure.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Quiz ScE9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
December 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students performed their scenes in the play 'Des troubles au pole nord', then I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.2 and we completed notes on p.3-4 on solids/liquids/gases and particle theory.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I returned students' lab from yesterday, then handed out Carnet Sc8.3.2 on Density. We filled out the notes on the bottom of p.3 comparing mass, volume, and density, then I showed the table of densities on p.4 and taught the formula for calculating density. We completed the sample problems on p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.1.
No homework assigned.
December 19, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students in small groups practiced their scene and prepared their props for the Christmas & Science play 'Des troubles au pole nord: Le bandit de la temperature'.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students in small group did a lab activity to explore the concepts of mass, volume, and density; then passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for Quiz ScE9.1.2 on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students returned briefly to their lab groups to finish their answers to yesterday's lab on temperature and viscosity, then worked in partners on review for Quiz Sc8.3.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
December 18, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students reviewed in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Wednesday. I also collected posters for the Element Superhero/Supervillain project. Students whose project I have not received have been notified. Pass'em in on Wednesday!
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students reviewed in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Wednesday. I also collected posters for the Element Superhero/Supervillain project. Students whose project I have not received have been notified. Pass'em in on Wednesday!
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked in small groups to complete a lab on the effect of temperature on viscosity of a fluid, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Tomorrow students will have a period to work on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
December 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
As a partial review for Quiz Sc9.1.2, students completed an extra practice sheet on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams and watched the video 'Atoms and Their Electrons'.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 has been postponed to Wednesday Dec 20 to allow more time for review.
Homework: Review and STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
As a partial review for Quiz Sc9.1.2, students completed an extra practice sheet on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams and watched the video 'Atoms and Their Electrons'.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 has been postponed to Wednesday Dec 20 to allow more time for review.
Homework: Review and STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
As a partial review for Quiz ScE9.1.2, students completed an extra practice sheet on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams and started work on the review questions at the end of the Booklet.
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.1.2 on Thursday Dec 21.
Homework: Review and STUDY!
December 14, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on their Element Superhero/Supervillain project, due Monday.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 is also on Monday. Tomorrow in class will be a review period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on their Element Superhero/Supervillain project, due Monday.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 is also on Monday. Tomorrow in class will be a review period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished Bohr-Rutherford diagrams Booklet ScE9.1.2 p.13-15. Students are asked to work on their definitions for the Booklet, p.2. Tomorrow will be a review period in preparation for Quiz ScE9.1.2. Note the Quiz is postponed to Thursday December 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished the notes on particle theory and viscosity, Carnet Sc8.3.1 p.8-10.
We have two periods left before the quiz, one for review and one for a lab on the effect of temperature on viscosity.
Reminder Quiz Sc8.3.1 is Wednesday Dec 20.
December 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished the notes on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.13-14. Students were asked to complete the questions on p.15.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 will be on Monday Dec 18.
Tomorrow students will have a period to work on the Superhero Element project (can be passed in on Monday)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab activity in small groups to compare the viscosity of warm vs cold liquids, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Quiz sc8.3.1 Monday Dec 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the notes on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.13-14. Students were asked to complete the questions on p.15.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 will be on Monday Dec 18.
Tomorrow students will have a period to work on the Superhero Element project (can be passed in on Monday)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I showed how to draw Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, Booklet ScE9.1.2 p.13-15. Students are asked to complete the examples p.14-15.
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.1.2 Tuesday Dec 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 on Friday.
Then they put up some extra decorations in my classroom for me! :)
Homework: STUDY!!!!
December 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We observed an oven thermometer based on a bimetallic strip and an old-fashioned mercury-in-class clinical thermometer. This sparked a long conversation about the hazards of mercury in the environment and the bio-concentration of toxins in the food chain, considering in particular the implications for Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls.
We completed notes on the bimetallic strip thermometer and thermostats on p.14 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 will be on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I returned to students the lab on the viscosity of household fluids that they completed yesterday. We completed the notes on p.6 in Carnet Sc8.3.1 to summarize the learnings from that experiment. We reviewed the basics of particle theory from grade 7, p.7 and the top of p.8 in the Carnet.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.1 next Wednesday December 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished notes on halogens (column 17) and noble gases (column 18) on p.9-10 in Booklet ScE9.1.2. Students were asked to complete the chart on p.11 summarizing the four families in columns 1,2,17, and 18 of the periodic tables, and the definitions on p.2
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.1.2 next Tuesday, December 19.
December 11, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the definitions in Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.2 and the summary chart on chemical families on p.11 before starting Bohr-Rutherford models on p.12-13.
The due date for the Element Superhero project is changed to Monday Dec 18. We will have one more period of class time to work on it in school, which will be Thursday.
Reminder: quiz Sc9.1.2 Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We corrected the questions on p.10-11 in Carnet Sc7.2.1 comparing the Celsius, Kelvin, and Fahrenheit scales, then completed the notes on the lab thermometer on p.12 and students had a chance to observe and use a thermometer in small groups.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is rescheduled from Wednesday to Friday Dec 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the definitions in Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.2 and the summary chart on chemical families on p.11 before starting Bohr-Rutherford models on p.12-13.
The due date for the Element Superhero project is changed to Monday Dec 18. We will have one more period of class time to work on it in school, which will be Thursday.
Reminder: quiz Sc9.1.2 Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished the notes on viscosity and particle theory, Carnet Sc8.3.1 p.9-10. Students started working on their revision.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.1 Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students returned to their lab groups to finish the lab report from yesterday's activity. To assist, I reviewed with the class the identification of variables in an experiment. Students passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.1 Wednesday December 20.
December 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We completed and corrected the definitions on p.1; then notes on the thermal expansion of solids p.5; and the notes on bimetallic strips p.13. Students were asked to start review questions 1-6 on p.15-16
Reminder Quiz Sc7.2.1 will be on Wednesday Dec 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed the notes consolidating the learnings from yesterday's lab on measuring the viscosity of fluids (p.6 in Carnet Sc8.2.1). We reviewed the principles of particle theory (p.7-8) and started discussing fluid flow and viscosity in terms of the particle theory (p.8-9)
Quiz Sc8.2.1 is announced for Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued with notes on families of the periodic table, Booklet ScE9.1.2 p.7-9: the differences between metals, non-metals, and metalloids; alkali metals; alkaline earth metals; and transition metals.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 is announced for Tuesday December 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did a lab activity in small groups to compare the viscosity of several everyday fluids.
No homework assigned.
December 7, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Test Sc8.1 has been corrected and the marks are on PowerSchool. Students had an opportunity to examine their test and ask questions as needed. Then they returned to their lab groups to finish the lab report from yesterday's activity. To assist, I reviewed with the class the identification of variables in an experiment. Students passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students started a project on an element of the periodic table, in their Google Classroom account. Today was the science fact-finding part of the assignment. Next science period which will be Monday, students will do the creative part, inventing a 'superhero' or 'supervillain' character based on their element.
The project may be passed in at the end of the period on Monday, or continued at home if the students wished and passed in on Wednesday Dec 13.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 the following Monday, Dec 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students started a project on an element of the periodic table, in their Google Classroom account. Today was the science fact-finding part of the assignment. Next science period which will be Monday, students will do the creative part, inventing a 'superhero' or 'supervillain' character based on their element.
The project may be passed in at the end of the period on Monday, or continued at home if the students wished and passed in on Wednesday Dec 13.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 the following Monday, Dec 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We continued notes on the importance of viscosity for several fluids used in everyday life, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.5, and quickly introduced flow rate as a indirect way to measure a fluid's viscosity. Next science period (tomorrow) we will do a lab measuring the flow rate of a number of common fluids.
Test Sc8.1 has been corrected and the marks are on PowerSchool. Students had an opportunity to examine their test.
December 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished taking notes on halogens and inert gases (p.9-10 in Carnet Sc9.1.2) then students were asked to complete the table on p.11 and definitions 1-14 on p.2.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 is announced for Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished taking notes on transition metals, halogens, and inert gases (p.9-10 in Carnet Sc9.1.2) then students were asked to complete the table on p.11 and definitions 1-14 on p.2.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 is announced for Monday December 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on completing the table on p.4 with the symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and numbers of protons, electrons, and neutrons in some common elements.
We reviewed Mendeleev's development of the periodic table (p.5-6) then the position of metals, non-metals, and metalloids in the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We did a series of demonstrations involving thermal expansion and contraction: a glass gizmo involving expansion of gas and a siphon effect; Galileo's thermometer; the thermal expansion of metals using a ball-and-ring apparatus; and a bimetallic strip.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is announced for next Wednesday, December 13.
December 5, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We compared the different properties of metals, metalloids, and non-metals (p.7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2), then started an overview of selected families of the periodic table (p.7-9): the alkali metals (column 1), the alkali-earth metals (column 2), and the transition metals (columns 3-12).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We compared the different properties of metals, metalloids, and non-metals (p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2), then started an overview of selected families of the periodic table (p.7-9): the alkali metals (column 1), and the alkali-earth metals (column 2).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We discussed elements and symbols, atomic number, and atomic mass (Booklet ScE9.1.2, p.3). Students started to complete the table on p.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab activity in small groups to compare the viscosity of several everyday fluids.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We did an exploratory activity ot introduce fluids and viscosity. I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.1 and student swere asked to complete p.4 following the activity, then definitions on p.3
No homework assigned.
December 4, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed and corrected the table on p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2 giving practice in using the periodic table to identify the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons of an element. I introduced families of elements on the periodic table, starting with the distinction between metals and non-metals on p.6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We reviewed students' answers to p.4 in Carnet Sc8.3.1, which was the introduction to fluids and viscosity. I introduced measuring the flow rate of substances as an indirect way to compare viscosities. Next period students will do this as a lab activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed the table on p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2 giving practice in using the periodic table to identify the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons of an element. Then they returned to their lab groups to finish writing the answers to yesterday's lab on physical and chemical properties of metals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished the lab activity that was started last week to observe some physical and chemical properties of common metals, then passed in their results at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We completed the notes on p.7 in Carnet Sc7.2.1, giving another description of the procedure for standardizing a thermometer in degree celsius, then we discussed the Fahrenheit and Kelvin scales. Students were asked to read p.8-9 then answer the questions on p.10-11.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
November 30, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the answers to the section on Mendeleev and the periodic table (Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5-6), then discussed elements and symbols, atomic number, and atomic mass (p.3). Students were asked to complete the table on p.4, then returned to their lab groups to finish writing the answers to yesterday's lab on physical and chemical properties of metals. I returned corrected Quiz Sc9.1.1 to students.
Homework: finish the table p.4 if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We completed the notes on the liquid thermoscope in Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.4; then discussed how such a thermoscope could be calibrated in order to measure actual degrees. I showed a 'Eureka' video describing Celsius's development of the centigrade temperature scale, and we completed the notes on the process on p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
I returned corrected Quiz Sc9.1.1 to students. We corrected the answers to the section on Mendeleev and the periodic table (Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5-6), then started discussing elements and symbols, atomic number, and atomic mass (p.3). Students were asked to complete the first three column in the table on p.4.
Homework: finish the table p.4 if not done in class.
November 29, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Driven by students' questions, we explored both the infinitely small (from living organisms to cells to molecules to atoms to subatomic particles, to quarks and down to strings) and the infinitely large (from planets to the solar system to stars to galaxies to clusters to the Universe), using the Scale of the Universe website. We came back to the behaviour of molecules in solids vs liquids vs gases, using the PhET simulation, which led to an exploration of absolute 0. Then on a quest to understand whether molecules are living or non-living (biotic or abiotic) we first established the caracteristics of living things (consuming food, breathing, reacting to the environment, reproducing) and noted that individual cells do have these characteristics but that molecules do not; therefore molecules are not living.

They probably think they side-tracked me. They just inflicted upon themselves about half the outcomes of the entire Intermediate Science curriculum in one swell foop. Who's the Boss exactly?
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc8.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I returned Quiz ScE9.1.1.
Students did a lab activity to observe some physical and chemical properties of common metals, then passed in their results at the end of the period.
There wasn't quite enough time to finish so we will continue next science period (Monday)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc8.1.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Please remember to bring donations for our Adopt-a-Senior holiday project. If we bring an average of $3 per person we will have enough to buy some much-needed gifts for a senior who has no family nearby to support them.
November 28, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We did an exploratory activity ot introduce fluids and viscosity. I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.1 and student swere asked to complete p.4 following the activity.
Homework: Unit Test Sc8.1 is tomorrow. STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did a lab activity to observe some physical and chemical properties of common metals, then passed in their results at the end of the period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did a lab activity to observe some physical and chemical properties of common metals, then passed in their results at the end of the period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I answered students' questions on the review in preparation for Test Sc8.1 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
November 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.1.
As they finished their Quiz I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.2 and students were asked to read p.5 on Mendeleev and the periodic table and answer questions 1-4. Once everybody was finished the quiz, I went over the passage with the class to make sure everyone understood.
Homework : finish the questions at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.1.
As they finished their Quiz I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.2 and students were asked to read p.5 on Mendeleev and the periodic table and answer questions 1-4. Once everybody was finished the quiz, I went over the passage with the class to make sure everyone understood.
Homework : finish the questions at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Quiz ScE9.1.1.
As they finished their Quiz I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.2 and students were asked to read p.5 on Mendeleev and the periodic table and answer questions 1-4. Once everybody was finished the quiz, I went over the passage with the class to make sure everyone understood, and showed a Youtube video to reinforce the material.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I showed a youtube video showing the contraction of gases when balloons were cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature, then did a demonstration to show the thermal expansion of water. Students' questions regarding the expansion of water upon freezing led to an online simulation on the PhET website showing molecules in solids, liquids, and gases (https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/states-of-matter-basics/latest/states-of-matter-basics_fr.html), and then further questions on 'what *are* molecules, anyway?' led us to start exploring the infinitely small through the 'Scale of the Universe' website (http://htwins.net/scale2/).
We hardly copied any notes, but some pretty serious learning taking place! :)
November 24, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for Quiz ScE9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc8.1 on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review for Unit Test Sc8.1 on Wednesday.
Homework: finish review for homework for Tuesday. We will go over the answer in class during Science period on that day.
Also: STUDY!!!!
November 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished the notes on the atom p.16-18 in Carnet Sc9.1.1 and students started work on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc8.1 on Wednesday Nov 29.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished the notes on the atom p.16-18 in Carnet Sc9.1.1 and students started work on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the notes on the atom p.16-17 in Booklet ScE9.1.1 and students started work on revision in preparation for Quiz ScE9.1.1 on Monday.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I demonstrated a gas thermoscope and we completed the notes on p.2, 3, and the top of p.4 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
November 22, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Tests Sc7.1 are corrected, students had a chance to look at their results and ask questions as needed.
Students did an activity in small groups thinking about the temperature of different situations. I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.1 and students recorded the result of their activity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Oceans and climate, Carnet Sc8.1.3 p.4-5.
Unit Test Sc8.1 is announced for next Wednesday November 29.
Students received the review sheet today and had the opportunity to begin their review work.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed the notes on p.15-16 on the history of the atomic theory, and the drawing of the atom on p.17.
I handed out copies of notes to students who receive that as an accommodation. All students can access the same document from my website on this page: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-in-english---grade-9/sce9-1-che
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.1.1 on Monday.
November 21, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
History of atomic theory, p.15-16 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday November 27
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Test Sc7.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
History of atomic theory, p.15-16 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Monday November 27
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed the notes p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.1.3, then students worked on review for Test Sc8.1, which is on Wednesday November 29.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.1.3 and we completed the definitions on p.1, the notes on ocean ecosystems on p.2-3, and we started the notes on the effects of the ocean on St.John's climate on p.4.
Reminder: Unit test Sc8.1 next Wednesday November 29.
November 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We corrected review questions in preparation for the unit test tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Oceans and climate, Carnet Sc8.1.3 p.4-5.
Unit Test Sc8.1 is announced for next Wednesday November 29.
Students received the review sheet today and had the opportunity to begin their review work.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We corrected the definitions 4-13 and p.10-11 in Booklet ScE9.1.1.
I introduced the history of the atomic theory with an activity where an amount of water was divided repeatedly in two.
Quiz ScE9.1.1 is announced for next Monday November 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students completed the listening activity on Ocean Deep as an introduction to marine ecosystems.
Unit Test Sc8.1 is announced for next Wednesday November 29.
No other homework announced.
November 17, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(206)
I returned students' corrected Quiz Sc8.1.2 along with other completed work. We finished the notes on ocean ecosystems in carnet Sc8.1.3 p.3.
Test Sc8.1 is announced for Wednesday November 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, then discussed the history of the atomic theory.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the definitions 4-15 and p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Students were asked to read the history of the atomic theory on p.13-14, then complete the chart at the bottom of the page on p.15.
Homework: finish for homework if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I returned students corrected Quiz Sc8.1.2. Students started an activity in small groups gathering data from a simulated multidisciplinary, multi-university undersea expedition (aka watching the episode Ocean Deep in the series Planet Earth).
November 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on definitions 4-15 then completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected definitions 4-15 then students worked on p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on definitions 4-13 then completed p.10-11 in Booklet ScE9.1.1.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc7.1 which is on Tuesday Nov 21.
Homework: continue review questions at home and STUDY!!!!
I encouraged students to pay particular attention to the case study of the forest ecosystem on p.8 of the Carnet Sc7.1.3.
November 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed the notes on on Properties of Substances, p.9-10 of Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework: complete questions 5 and 6 on p.10 and definitions 4-15 at the start of the booklet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed the notes on on Properties of Substances, p.9-10 of Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework: complete questions 5 and 6 on p.10 and definitions 4-15 at the start of the booklet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed the notes on on Properties of Substances, p.8-9 of Booklet ScE9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed an activity in small groups gathering data from a simulated multidisciplinary, multi-university undersea expedition (aka watching the episode Ocean Deep in the series Planet Earth). Analysis and publication of the research will take place next period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.1.2.
November 14, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did an exploration activity observing the properties of materials commonly used to make bowls, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.1.3. We completed p.1-2 on abiotic factors in ocean ecosystems.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did an exploration activity observing the properties of materials commonly used to make bowls, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did an exploration activity observing the properties of materials commonly used to make bowls, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students did a small group activity exploring different human activities and their effect on the ecosytem.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.1 will be next Tuesday, November 21.
November 9, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on their foldable project on Succession.
The Ecosystems Unit Test Sc7.1 covering THREE booklets will be on Tuesday November 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We corrected selected questions in the revision and went over the graph on p.16 in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Wednesday, which is our next science period.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished with the WHMIS system, p.4-6 in Booklet ScE9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
November 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished with the WHMIS system, p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.1.3 and we discussed primary and secondary succession on p.2-3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished with the WHMIS system, p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Field trip to the Fluvarium
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.1.2 which is next Wednesday Nov 15.
Homework: continue review.
November 7, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science period cancelled due to Remembrance Day Assembly.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students passed in their Universe foldable project. I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.1, and we started with a discussion of the WHMIS system, p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students did an activity in small groups simulating the mapping of the ocean floor. They completed their graph and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Wednesday November 15.
November 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.1.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students passed in their Universe foldable project. I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.1, and we started with a discussion of the WHMIS system, p.3-4.
Homework: finish the questions on p.4-6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students passed in their Universe foldable project. I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.1, and we started with a discussion of the WHMIS system, p.3-4.
Homework: finish the questions on p.4-6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
The date for Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been definitively set for next Wednesday November 15. I apologize for earlier confusion when I posted an earlier date on this page but forgot to announce the date in class.
We finished the notes in Carnet Sc8.1.2 on pages 13-14.
Homework: Students should complete the definitions on p.2-3 of the Carnet
November 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Test Sc9.4: Space.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Test Sc9.4: Space.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Test ScE9.4: Space.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We continued our notes on tides, then shoreline features and erosion (Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.10-12), and started discussing the origin of water on Earth.
No homework assigned.
November 1, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 tomorrow.
Homeword: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished the notes on p.14-15 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 then students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 tomorrow.
Homeword: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 tomorrow.
Homeword: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 on Tuesday November 1.
Homeword: finish at least p.2, 11, and 12, and STUDY!!!!
October 31, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked in small groups on an activity on Food Webs, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Field Trip to the Fluvarium.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for the Space Unit Test on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
October 30, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 on Thursday
Homework: continue review sheet and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We continued the notes on food chains and food webs on p.10-11 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, then students started a foodweb activity in small groups.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students started a review foldable project on the universe / galazies / stars / solar system / planet, as part of their review for Test Sc9.4 on Thursday. The Review Foldable will be passed in at the start of the test on Thursday.
Homework: continue foldable and review sheet, and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on definitions and started the review questions in Carnet Sc8.1.2, in preparation for the Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday Nov 6.
Homework: finish the definitions if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We continued notes on waves, tsunamis, and tides in Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.9-10.
No homework assigned.
October 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
I gave students a few minutes to complete the conclusion to their lab on the effect of salt on bean germination
(which had been cut short by the pancake breakfast last week); then we went over the answers to the questions on yesterday's graph; then we discussed nutrients and the nutrient cycle, Carnet Sc7.1.2 p.9.
No homework assigned.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc7.1.2 Friday November 3 (will be announced in class on Monday)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did an activity in small groups simulating the mapping of the ocean floor. They completed their graph and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday November 6.
Also reminder: Fluvarium field trip on November 8, please return signed permission sheet and $8. To download permission sheet, cut-and-paste following URL in browser:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oqVwZl_vFWbjFrem1BT3FEeEE
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students completed a lab activity to simulate the formation of meteorite impact craters and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We went over the questions on yesterday's graph, then we discussed upwelling (p.9 in Carnet Sc8.1.2) and started on waves (p.10)
No homework assigned.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc8.1.2 Wednesday November 8 (will be announced in class on Monday)
Also reminder: Fluvarium field trip on November 8, please return signed permission sheet and $8. To download permission sheet, cut-and-paste following URL in browser:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0oqVwZl_vFWNElxWlZLME02S1U
October 26, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed p.13 on the origin of water on Earth, and the top of p.14 on ocean basins.
Quiz Sc8.1.2 is announced for Monday November 6.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed a lab activity to simulate the formation of meteorite impact craters and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed a lab activity to simulate the formation of meteorite impact craters and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Our class's trip to the Fluvarium is announced for next week, Tuesday October 31. Students have a permission to bring home, cost is $8, we go rain or shine.
Students noted their learnings for yesterday's lab on p.6. Then we discussed the graph on p.7 showing the change of temperature with depth in the ocean, and students plotted their own graph on p.8, and did the three questions on the top of p.9.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
October 25, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 which is next Thursday November 2.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.4 which is next Thursday November 2.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished notes on the Universe, it's origin and future on p.15 in Booklet ScE9-4.2, and we went outside - this time I was successful in aligning the telescope to view the image of the sun, including a clearly visible sunspot!
We returned to the classroom and students worked on the definitions on p.2-3 of the Booklet. I handed out the review sheet in preparation for Test ScE9.4, which is next Thursday November 2.
Homework: finish the definitions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students completed a graph showing the population cycles of hares and lynxes, and answered some questions. The graph was graded in class and returned to the students.
Homework: finish the questions if not done in class.
October 24, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished the note in Carnet Sc9.4.2, and I handed out the review sheet.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished the notes in Carnet Sc9.4.2 and I assigned the definitions on p.2-3 to be completed for homework.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We wrote notes on Booklet ScE9.4.2 on stars and galaxies, then we went outside to attempt to view sunspots using the newtonian telescope. (I had no luck setting it up!).
Reminder: Unit Test ScE9.4 on Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished waves, tides, and shoreline erosion in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on lab Sc8.1.2 on salinity and density of water, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
October 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The birth, life and death of stars, Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.12-13.
Homework: Definitions 7-19
Unit Test Sc9.4 announced for Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Upwelling, Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.9; waves p.10.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We had a wide-ranging conversation about the the birth and life of stars and the solar system, the origin of the universe and theories about the eventual end of the universe.
Unit Test Sc9.4 announced for Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We had a wide-ranging conversation about the the birth and life of stars and the solar system, the origin of the universe and theories about the eventual end of the universe.
Unit Test Sc9.4 announced for Thursday November 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the ecosystems, p.6-7; photosynthesis, p.8; herbivore/carnivore/ omnivore p.9.
No homework assigned.
October 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Pancake Breakfast and finished up Salty Seeds lab. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Pancake Breakfast and Bill Nye. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Space Exploration Videos and Discussion. No homework assigned.
October 18, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We finished discussing several examples of identifying variables in a science experiment, then students completed an exit ticket and passed it in at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students noted their learnings for yesterday's lab on p.6. Then we discussed the graph on p.7 showing the change of temperature with depth in the ocean, and students plotted their own graph on p.8, and did the three questions on the top of p.9.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished copying the notes from yesterday's activity in their booklet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I returned students' quiz from last week and went over some of the answers.
We finished the notes on ocean currents on p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
October 17, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed and submitted Lab Sc8.1.1 on salinity and density. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed pg 7 , 8 and 9 in carnet Sc 9.4.2. Must complete for homework if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed pg 7 , 8 and 9 in carnet Sc 9.4.2. Must complete for homework if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students were given new carnet. We worked on and discussed les courants marins in carnet Sc8.1.2. No homework assigned.
October 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did a reading activity using the textbook and a set of 'Who Am I' cards to familiarize themselves with some facts on various bodies of the solar system. They started transcribing the information in Carnet Sc9.4.2 on p.8-10.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did a reading activity using the textbook and a set of 'Who Am I' cards to familiarize themselves with some facts on various bodies of the solar system. They started transcribing the information in Carnet Sc9.4.2 on p.8-10.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did a reading activity using the textbook and a set of 'Who Am I' cards to familiarize themselves with some facts on various bodies of the solar system. They started transcribing the information in Booklet ScE9.4.2 on p.8-10.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students inspected their seeds from the activity on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds, and added extra moisture as needed.
We then moved to a discussion of identifying independent, dependent and control variables in a scientific experiment.
No homework assigned.
October 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the work on the sun, p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, then discussed the difference between terrestrial and jovian planet. Students completed the chart on p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the work on the sun, p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, then discussed the difference between terrestrial and jovian planet. Students completed the chart on p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We corrected the work on the sun, p.4-6 in Booklet ScE9.4.2, then discussed the difference between terrestrial and jovian planet. Students completed the chart on p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed the notes on depth currents caused by differences in salinity and temperature, Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.4-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We are starting the next section on oceans. Students did a group listening activity based on the Bill Nye video 'Oceanography' and passed in their group answer sheet.
No homework assigned.
October 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked in small groups to complete notes on the sun on p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, using a printed information resource.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed notes on ocean currents on p.4 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked in small groups to complete notes on the sun on p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, using a printed information resource.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked in small groups to complete notes on the sun on p.4-6 in Booklet ScE9.4.2, using the textbook
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We corrected yesterday's activity on the three types of symbiosis, then students in small group started a lab to determine the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
No homework assigned.
October 11, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
The class took part in a school grounds clean up activity, as a practical application interactions in the ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We are starting the next section on the sun and the solar system. Students did a group listening activity based on the Bill Nye video 'The Sun' and passed in their group answer sheet.
No homework assigned.
October 10, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We are starting the next section on the sun and the solar system. Students did a group listening activity based on the Bill Nye video 'The Sun' and passed in their group answer sheet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We discussed the three types of symbiosis (mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism) and completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2. Then students completed an application activity to identify examples of each type, and completed the table p.4-5 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We are starting the next section on the sun and the solar system. Students did a group listening activity based on the Bill Nye video 'The Sun' and passed in their group answer sheet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We are starting the next section on oceans. Students did a group listening activity based on the Bill Nye video 'Oceanography' and passed in their group answer sheet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We discussed the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
October 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science class cancelled because of Thanksgiving Assembly.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We finished the notes on watersheds and talked about climate change.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.1 is on Wednesday Oct 11.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
October 5, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.4.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.4.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 which is on Wednesday October 11.
October 4, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students watched a portion The Martian as an introduction to our next chapter on the solar system.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.4.1 tomorrow Thursday. Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students watched a portion The Martian as an introduction to our next chapter on the solar system.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.4.1 tomorrow Thursday. Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz ScE9.4.1 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Class away to the Brother Brennan Centre.
October 3, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the revision sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc9.4.1 on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed the role of astronomical observation and measurement technologies on the development of our knowledge of the solar system, and we completed p.12 in Carnet Sc9.4.1. Students started working on the revision sheet in preparation for the quiz on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We discussed the role of astronomical observation and measurement technologies on the development of our knowledge of the solar system, and we completed p.10 in Booklet ScE9.4.1. Students started working on the revision sheet in preparation for the quiz on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We corrected definitions 1-8 in Carnet Sc8.1.1.
Students completed the chart on p.7 on the differences between fresh water and sea water using their textbook.
We started discussing watersheds and completed the notes on the top of p.8.
Homework: Quiz Sc8.1.1 is announced for next Wednesday, October 11.
October 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Quiz Sc9.4.1 has been postponed to Thursday Oct 5.
Students worked on revision, and I showed a video dramatizing the historic development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
Homework: STUDY!!!!

Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We talked about climate change and completed notes on p. 13 in Carnet Sc8.1.1, then we went outside for our Terry Fox walk - which is also totally curriculum-related because practicing non-motorized modes of transportation is an important form of action to reduce carbon emissions. I am ALL about the curriculum.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.1 is this Friday, October 6. STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Quiz Sc9.4.1 has been postponed to Thursday Oct 5.
We completed and discussed the definitions on p.2, and I showed a video dramatizing the historic development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out a review sheet in preparation for Quiz ScE9.4.1, which is this Friday October 6.
We completed and discussed the definitions on p.2, and I showed a video dramatizing the historic development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Reminder Quiz Sc7.1.1 is this Thursday.
I showed some of the lab safety videos that students created at the start of the year.
I handed out Carnet Sc7.1.2 and we started discussing interactions between organisms in an ecosystem.
The secret mysteries of plant sexual reproduction were revealed. Students tell me they are now scarred for life. My work is done.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
September 29, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Our planned clean-up of school grounds had to be postponed because of rain.
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc7.1.1, which is on Friday Oct 6, instead.
Homework: study for quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We completed notes on the water cycle on p.6-7 of Carnet Sc8.1.1, then students completed the notes of 'Water on Earth' on p.5 using their textbook. Finally definitions 1-8 were assigned to practice the recently learned vocab.
Homework: finish the definitions if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished their small-group reading activity and started the notes on the various astronomers on p.6-9 in Booklet ScE9.4.1.
Quiz ScE9.4.1 is announced for next Friday, October 6.
No other homework assigned.
September 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Quiz Sc7.1.1 is announced for Friday October 6.
We corrected the homework on p.5 on abiotic factors, then completed p.6 on range of tolerance.
Homework - finish the example of why there are no giraffes in Middle Cove.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I checked the students' drawing of the water cycle on p.3, which had been assigned for homework. We completed further notes on teh water cycle on p.6, then students completed p.5 using the textbook as a resource.
Homework: complete definitions 1-8 on p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We talked about the historical development of the heliocentric model, and students started a reading activity to complete their notes on the subject.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We went over the different aspects of water quality on p.10-11 in Carnet Sc8.1.1, and students were asked to use this information to complete some brief study notes on p.12.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
September 26, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We discussed the factors that affect water quality (Carnet Sc8.1.1, p.10-12) and students completed the notes on p.12.
We briefly talked about the water cycle, and students used a drawing to represent their understanding of the water cycle on p.3.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We talked about the historical development of the heliocentric model, and students started a reading activity in small groups to complete their notes on the subject.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students finished their small-group reading activity and completed the notes on the various astronomers on p.8-11 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
Homework: finish the notes if not done in class. Notes are available from my website at https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee/sc9-4-l-espace
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.1.1 and students used the information on p.10-11 about water quality to interpret the results of our observations and analyses on Kenny's Pond.
Students wrote their conclusions to the lab and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
September 25, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We talked about the historical development of the heliocentric model, and students started a reading activity to complete their notes on the subject.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We googled the major constellations, and completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
We did a whole-class movement activity to demonstrate the movement of bodies in the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We googled the major constellations, and completed p.6-7 in Booklet ScE9.4.1.
We did a whole-class movement activity to demonstrate the movement of bodies in the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students completed p.3 on the major ecosystems in Newfoundland and Labrador, and started p.5 on the distinctive abiotic factors in each.
Homework: finish at home.
I also handed out the permission forms for the Brother Brennan Centre.
September 21, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc9.4.1 on the movements of celestial bodies. We talked about what creates the seasons and why we see different stars in the night sky at different times of the year. We did a whole class movement activity to demonstrate the movement of bodies in the solar system.
Homework: google the names of the constellations on p.7 and name the constellations on that page.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We went over the different aspects of water quality on p.10-11 in Carnet Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed the French vocab on p.3-4, then the notes on p.6 describing the movements of bodies in the solar system. We talked about what creates the seasons and why we see different stars in hte night sky at different times of the year.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed notes on p.4 in Booklet ScE9.4.1 on the movement of bodies in the solar system. We talked about what creates the seasons and why we see different stars in the night sky at different times of the year.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked in small groups to make their poster of the school yard ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
September 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked in small groups to share their observations of the schoolyard ecosystem and complete their report booklets, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students observed the water sample we brought back from Kenny's Pond for biotic indicators, and measured its pH and phosphate level.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out the first science booklet, ScE9.4.1 (Our Understanding of the Universe).
Comparison of geocentric vs heliocentric model, p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned.
September 19, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Comparison of geocentric vs heliocentric model, p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
Students worked in small groups on the French vocab on p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We went out in the school yard to make observations on the ecosystem and collect plant samples.
No Homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Comparison of geocentric vs heliocentric model, p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
Students worked in small groups on the French vocab on p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.1.1 and students used the information on p.10-11 about water quality to interpret the results of our observations and analyses on Kenny's Pond.
Students wrote their conclusions to the lab and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Water Quality Assessment of Kenny's Pond: part One. We went to Kenny's Pond to do make observations and measurements and collect samples.
No homework assigned.
September 18, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students did a classifying activity in small group exploring the difference between biotic and abiotic factors. I handed out Carnet Sc7.1.1 and students completed the definitions on p.2, then the notes on p.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students observed the water sample we brought back from Kenny's Pond for biotic indicators, and measured its pH and phosphate level.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went outside and used the Sky Map app on ipads to locate the position of the planets in the sky, and we talked about how our sense perceptions of the sun, earth, and moon are different from the models of the solar system.
Students completed an exit ticket to reflect on what they already know about space, and what questions they might have about it.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students watched part of a Planet Earth video called Freshwater on the water cycled and completed listening sheets as they watched.
No homework assigned.
September 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Water Quality Assessment of Kenny's Pond: part One. We went to Kenny's Pond to do make observations and measurements and collect samples.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We explored the website 'Scale of the Universe' (http://htwins.net/scale2/). Then we went outside and used the school's Newtonian telescope to to project an image of the sun allowing us to see sunspots.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went outside to use the school's Newtonian telescope to to project an image of the sun allowing us to see sunspots, and we used the Sky Map app on ipads to locate the position of the planets in the sky.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
September 14, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.4.1 on Space.
We explored the website 'Scale of the Universe' (http://htwins.net/scale2/)
Students did a Know/Want-to-Know activity in small groups to activate their existing knowledge of space.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We went outside and used the Sky Map app on ipads to locate the position of the planets in the sky, and we talked about how our sense perceptions of the sun, earth, and moon are different from the models of the solar system.
Students did a Know/Want-to-Know activity in small groups to activate their existing knowledge of space.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students finished their videos on lab safety, and then complete the last page of the lab safety booklet and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
September 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(227)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished and passed in their booklets on lab safety. Next period they will work in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Students finished and passed in their booklets on lab safety. Next period they will work in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
September 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students finished and passed in their booklets on lab safety. Next period they will work in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students finished and passed in their booklets on lab safety. Next period they will work in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on booklets on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on a booklet on Lab Safety.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
Students worked in small groups to make videos on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
September 11, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We finished pp.3-5 in the booklet on lab safety. Next period students will work in small groups to make a video on lab material and lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
We talked about lab safety equipment and students completed p.1-2 of a small booklet on lab safety.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Welcome to our science class!
Today I led a conversation about respect to help set the climate for our work together this year.
No homework assigned.
September 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Welcome back!
Today I led a conversation about respect to help set the climate for our work together this year.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(215)
We talked about lab safety equipment and students completed p.1-2 of a small booklet on lab safety.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Welcome back!
Today I led a conversation about respect to help set the climate for our work together this year.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students received a copy of the 'Network Access User Agreement', which needs to be signed by students and parents in order for students to have access to the school computer network.
Students completed the 'How Am I Smart' self inventory.
We had a fire drill.
We started correcting the lab safety booklet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(224)
Welcome back!
Today I led a conversation about respect to help set the climate for our work together this year.
No homework assigned.
June 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students worked independently on Carnet Sc7.4.2, with the help of the 'Carnet d'informations'. We will have one more period for students to work in class on completing the pages 1-4, which includes directions for completing a 'projet-pliage'. Any student who has not reached that point by the end of that period will need to finish at home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed the description of the process of mitosis, and filled in the notes on p.9 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed notes on organic systems, organs, tissues, and cells.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We completed our description of the stages of mitosis, then went outside for the last few minutes of class to observe the process of mitosis in action in plant growth.
Totally all about the curriculum. Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with wanting to get out in the sunshine of a rare spring day. I am ALL about the curriculum.
June 1, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked in small groups to sketch the process of mitosis in the form of a comic strip with the aid of a youtube animation video.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked in small groups to explore the organic systems of the human body using the textbook as a resource and a card-sorting activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the notes on mutations and mutagens on p.5 of booklet ScE9.2, then students worked in small groups to sketch the process of mitosis, in the form of a comic strip with the aid of a youtube animation video.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.4.1, then I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.2. Many students had time after the quiz to begin working independently on this Carnet with the help of a 'Carnet d'informations', which is available in the classroom as well as from my website.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.4.1, then I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.2. Many students had time after the quiz to begin working independently on this Carnet with the help of a 'Carnet d'informations', which is available in the classroom as well as from my website.
No homework assigned.
May 31, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Mutations and Mutagens, Booklet ScE9.4 p.5, with the aid of a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7doHcq1YfE&t=2435s
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished notes on mutations (Carnet Sc9.2 p.7) then went on to the cell cycle of growth and reproduction, with the aid of several youtube videos.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.4.1 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.4.1 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
May 30, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We finished notes on mutations (Carnet Sc9.2 p.7) then went on to the cell cycle of growth and reproduction, with the aid of several youtube videos, in particular:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlN7K1-9QB0
Students worked in small group to sketch the process using a comic strip.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Introducing cells and body systems. We compared how single-cell organisms address their needs for survival in the environment, while cells that are part of the human body do not have a direct access to the environment. So we discussed how the body's systems cooperate to address the needs of all cells. Carnet Sc8.4 p.11.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out booklet ScE9.2 on Reproduction. We discussed traits and heredity, and DNA, chromosomes, and genes. (p.3-4)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Quiz Sc7.4.1 is postponed to Thursday.
We reviewed the learnings on p.12 from the activity on classifying rocks that we recently completed, then students worked in small groups to assemble a representation of the rock cycle.
Homework: Review for the Quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Quiz Sc7.4.1 is postponed to Thursday.
We reviewed the definitions on p.2 and the learnings on p.12 from the activity on classifying rocks that we recently completed, then students worked in small groups to assemble a representation of the rock cycle.
Homework: Review for the Quiz.
May 29, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Mutations and Mutagens, Sc9.4 p.7, with the aid of a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7doHcq1YfE&t=2435s
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Mutations and Mutagens, Sc9.4 p.7, with the aid of a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7doHcq1YfE&t=2435s
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students made clay models of cells with their organelles.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Test Sc9.3 (Electricity)
May 26, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students used microscopes to observe and sketch onion cells, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students finished the lab on classifying igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and passed in their work.
Homework: finish review at home, except for question on Rock Cycle.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Test ScE9.3 on Electricity was delayed to Monday. Students had a period to study in class.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students finished the lab on classifying igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Q&A on genes, chromosomes, and genetic variants such as Down's syndrome.
We completed p.5 in Carnet Sc9.2.
May 25, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Carnet Sc9.2 (Reproduction) was handed out. Students discussed traits, genes, chromosomes, and DNA and completed notes on p.6 and definitions 1-6 on p.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Carnet Sc9.2 (Reproduction) was handed out. Students discussed traits, genes, chromosomes, and DNA and completed notes on p.6 and definitions 1-6 on p.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students worked on a lab activity to classify various rock samples as igneous or sedimentary.
No homework assigned.
May 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished our discussion of the environmental impact of hydroelectric projects, then students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.3 (Electricity)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Plant and animal cells and their organelles (Carnet Sc8.4 p.6 and definitions p.2)
Homework: finish definitions if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test ScE9.3 (Electricity) on Friday.
Homework: REVIEW and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.10-11.
Homework: definitions p.2.
Quiz Sc7.4.1 is announced for Wednesday May 31.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Metamorphic rocks, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.11.
We corrected the definitions on p.2, and students started work on the revision p.14-15
Quiz Sc7.4.1 is announced for Wednesday May 31.
May 18, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We finished discussing modes of producing electricity, and their environmental impacts.
I removed a few questions from the last part of the review sheet, as they related to topics we did not cover this year.
Reminder: Test Sc9.3 (Electricity) on Wednesday May 24.
Homework: REVIEW and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Characteristics of life and introduction to cell theory. Carnet Sc8.4 p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I reviewed calculations on Energy based on power and time, (ScE9.3.3 p.6-7), then discussed how generators produce electricity, and hydroelectric power stations and their environmental impacts.
The review booklet for Test Sc9.3 was handed out.
Reminder Test Sc9.3 is on Wednesday May 24.
Homework: REVIEW and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote conclusions to the lab on identifying minerals, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.7, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
No science class - assembly.
May 17, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Cost of electricity (Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.8); how a generator and a hydroelectric power plant work. (p.10)
The review booklet for Test Sc9.3 was handed out.
Reminder Test Sc9.3 is on Wednesday May 24.
Homework: REVIEW and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Cost of electricity (Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.8); how a generator and a hydroelectric power plant work. (p.10)
The review booklet for Test Sc9.3 was handed out.
Reminder Test Sc9.3 is on Wednesday May 24.
Homework: REVIEW and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Carnet Sc8.4 was handed out. We did the introduction to the microscope on p.3, then students in small groups had the opportunity to use microscopes to examine prepared slides.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We reviewed the power calculations involving current and voltage, then discussed how power bills are calculated based on kWh used (p.8), and then energy calculations based on power and time (p.6)
May 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote Test Sc8.2 (Optics).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students had more time to work on lab activity to observe and identify various minerals based on their properties.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed Booklet ScE9.3.3, and discussed work plan from now to the end of the year (14 science periods left)
We will have 3 periods to work on this final booklet in the Electricity unit and one period for review before the Unit Test, which is set for next Friday May 26. The rest of our time will be on the Reproduction unit; the final reproduction unit test will be given as the science 'exam' on Friday June 16.
We worked on Power calculations involving current and voltage, p.3-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote conclusions to the lab on identifying minerals, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.7, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Calculations involving energy, power, and time, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-7.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
May 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Calculations involving energy, power, and time, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-7.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.3. We discussed energy and power (p.3), and the calculation of electrical power based on current and voltage(p.4-5). Students are asked to complete the practice calculations on p.4-5, finish for homework if necessary.
This is a short Carnet. The unit test is already announced for Wednesday May 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did a lab activity to observe and identify various minerals based on their properties.
No homework assigned.
May 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did a lab activity to observe and identify various minerals based on their properties.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.3. We discussed energy and power (p.3), and the calculation of electrical power based on current and voltage(p.4-5). Students are asked to complete the practice calculations on p.4-5, finish for homework if necessary.
This is a short Carnet. The unit test is already announced for Wednesday May 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.2 (optics) on Tuesday May 16.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
May 9, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We corrected the last circuit problems in Carnet Sc9.3.2, getting ready for the quiz which will be on Friday afternoon.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did an activity with rayboxes exploring refraction by lenses.
Reminder: Test Sc8.2 next Tuesday May 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review questions in preparation for Quiz ScE9.3.2 on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We continued our introduction to rocks and minerals and completed p.3 and the top of p.4 in Carnet Sc7.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.1 and students did an activity in small groups to introduce observations of rocks and minerals. We completed notes on the top of p.3.
No homework assigned.
May 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We corrected the circuit problems on p.22 then students worked on p.23-25.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Friday May 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the circuit problems on p.22 then students worked on p.23-25.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Thursday May 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
How the wave theory of light explains refraction, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.5
Test Sc8.2 (Optics) is announced for Tuesday May 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I went over some of the problems on p.19 and 20, and students were asked to complete the remaining ones.
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.3.2 on Thursday May 11.
May 5, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab activity to explore incident and refracted angles when light goes from air to water and vice versa.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote Test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed the notes on p.16 and started circuit problems on p.18-19.
Quiz ScE9.3.2 is announced for next Thursday May 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote Test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the circuit problems on p.18-20 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: complete definitions on p.2 and circuit problems on p.22.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Friday May 12.
May 4, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I went over how to do the problems involving circuit diagrams and Ohm's law on p.20, then students worked on the problems on p.22-25.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Thursday May 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We completed the chart comparing current and voltage on p.16, then students worked on the problems p.18-20.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Thursday May 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.1, and we introduced rocks and minerals with a Bill Nye movie and an exploration activity in small groups find different ways of classifying samples of rocks and minerals.
Reminder. Test Sc7.3 is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
May 3, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Review for Test Sc7.3 which is on Friday.
Homework STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Circuit problems p.19-20 and 22-25.
Quiz Sc9.3.2 is announced for next Thursday May 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.3 on Refraction and Lenses. We completed the introduction to refraction on p.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the learnings from the PhET simulation on voltage and current in series and parallel circuits in Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.14-16.
Quiz Sc9.3.2 is announced for next Friday May 12.
May 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I explained the circuit problems on p.18, students were asked to complete the examples on p.19-20.
Homework: finish at home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.2.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I went over the results of the computer simulation activity on p.14-15 and started on the questions p.16.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc7.3 on Friday.
Homework: complete review questions for correcting in class tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We corrected review questions and students had time to study in preparation for unit test Sc7.3 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
May 1, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went to the computer lab so students could use the PhET simulation of electrical circuits to explore how voltage and current vary in series vs parallel circuits, p.13-14 in Booklet ScE9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went over the learnings from the PhET simulation on voltage and current in series and parallel circuits in Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.14-16. Students completed the practice exercises on p.17.
Homework: finish p.17 at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We finished p.10-11 in Carnet Sc7.3.3, on various distillation equipments, and then students worked on revision in preparation for the unit test on Friday, May 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We corrected the definitions and p.12 in Carnet Sc7.3.3, then students worked on the review booklet, in preparation for unit test Sc7.3 on Friday.
Homework: Finish review booklet for tomorrow.
April 28, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went to the computer lab so students could use the PhET simulation of electrical circuits to explore how voltage and current vary in series vs parallel circuits, p.13-14 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We discussed how electricity is transmitted from the power station to homes, and household electrical circuits.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We finished p.11 in Carnet Sc7.3.3, on various distillation equipments, and then students worked on revision in preparation for the unit test next Friday, May 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
We drew the conclusions from the filtration activity complete previously, then completed observations on the evaporation of a solution that we had laid out for the purpose before the Easter vacation, Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.8.
I demonstrated a lab distillation apparatus.
Reminder: Unit test Sc7.3 next Friday, May 5.
April 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We completed notes on household electrical circuits p.21 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went to the computer lab so students could use the PhET simulation of electrical circuits to explore how voltage and current vary in series vs parallel circuits, p.13-14 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Practice with ray diagrams for curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2.
Homework: finish revision and definitions in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday May 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went over the results of the activity completed yesterday using the PhET simulation of electrical circuit, p.11-12 in Booklet ScE9.3.2. Introduction to series and parallel circuits.
Students were asked to complete definitions 1-10 on p.2.
April 26, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Continuing with ray diagrams for curved mirrors, and describing the properties of the image. Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.11-12.
Reminder Quiz Sc8.2.2 Tuesday May 2.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Demonstration of distillation, p.9-10 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Reminder Unit Test Sc7.3 Friday May 5.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good time during the break.
We went to the computer lab to use a circuit simulation app and complete p. 11-12 in Booklet ScE9.3.2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did a lab activity to compare the filtration of a heterogeneous (water + sand) and homogeneous (water + Kool-Aid) mixture.
Unit Test Sc7.3 in announced for Friday May 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students completed the calculation and questions from the lab on Ohm's Law that we did yesterday.
I introduced series and parallel circuits.
No homework assigned.
April 25, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed notes on household electrical circuits p.21 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students completed a lab on Ohm's law using simple circuit components.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We drew the conclusions from the filtration activity complete previously, then completed observations on the evaporation of a solution that we had laid out for the purpose before the Easter vacation, Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.8.
Unit test Sc7.3, covering all three booklets, has been set for next Friday May 5.
April 24, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good time during the break.
We did an overview of separation methods, then students did an activity to identify examples of these methods in everyday life.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good time during the break.
Students completed the calculation and questions from the lab on Ohm's Law that we did before Easter.
I introduced series and parallel circuits. Students completed definitions 1-10 on p.2 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good time during the break.
Ray diagrams for curved mirrors. We did the examples on p.13 in Carnet Sc8.2.2 then students were asked to use the examples on p.16-17 for practice.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 is announced for next Tuesday, May 2nd.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good time during the break.
We reviewed Ohm's Law, then went to the computer lab to use a circuit simulation app and complete p. 11-12 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
April 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We redid the lab on Ohm's Law using slightly different equipment which allowed for a more straightforward procedure, allowing students to attain much better comprehension of the outcomes. Students passed in their completed work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Happy Easter!
April 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did extra practice with Ohm's law calculations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went to the computer lab to use a circuit simulation app and complete p. 11-12 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We did an overview of separation methods, then students did an activity to identify examples these methods in everyday life.
No homework assigned.
April 11, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We corrected the questions on Resistance in Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.5-7, then did Ohm's law p.8.
Homework: finish practice problems p.8 and the top of p.9 for next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed the last example of image formation in a plane mirror using the 'truc de la normale', Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.6, then did an activity in small groups to explore the patterns of rays reflected by curved mirrors.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Science class cancelled due to RNC presentation in the gym.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.3 on the separation of mixtures. Students completed an observation activity to explore ways of separate mixtures of common substances, p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
April 10, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Resistance, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.5-7. Homework: Students should finish the questions on p.6-7 at home if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the questions on Resistance in Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.5-7, then did Ohm's law p.8.
Homework: finish practice problems p.8 and the top of p.9 for next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Ray diagrams for plane mirrors p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We started a lab on Ohm's law using simple electric components.
No homework assigned.
April 7, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did an exploration activity with curved mirrors, and completed p.8-10 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Ohm's Law, p.8 and top of p.9 in Booklet ScE9.3.2
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students completed the questions on p.13 and 15 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 next Wednesday, April 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Carnet Sc9.3.2 was handed out. Students completed p.3-4 on circuit symbols and diagrams.
No homework assigned.
April 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Resistance, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.5-7. Finish questions for homework if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.1.
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Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
April 5, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We discussed the solubility of gases in water and did an outdoor demonstration to compare the effect temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide in water. We completed p.16 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 is announced for next Wednesday April 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.2. We completed p.3-4 on circuit symbols and diagrams.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab activity in small groups using ray boxes to show the formation of an image in a plane mirror.
I corrected their work in class.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students worked individually on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Thursday (tomorrow).
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
April 4, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.1, then, as time allowed, finished writing their answers to the questions on the 'pop can race' activity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Refresher on using a protractor.
Laws of reflection, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.4.
Students measured the incident and reflected angles from their activity on reflection last week.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We reviewed the symbols from circuit diagrams which were introduced on Friday, then went on to resistance, Booklet ScE9.3.2 p.5-7. Students were asked to read the information in the booklet and answer comprehension questions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We reviewed results from the experiment on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt. Students were asked to complete a graph on the solubility curve of three different substances.
Homework: finish the graph if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
The quiz originally scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to Friday because of yesterday's school's closure.
We discussed the solubility of gases in water and did an outdoor demonstration to compare the effect temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide in water. We completed p.16 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Next science period on Thursday students will work on review.
Homework: definitions p.2, and start studying for the quiz on Friday.
March 31, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We did a couple of demos to help clarify the difference between current and voltage, based on analogies with water flow and marble run toys. Then students started working on the definitions and revision questions in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 next Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.2 on Reflection and Mirrors.
Students did a hands-on activity in small groups using a ray box and small mirrors to explore the laws of reflection.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out Booklet ScE9.3.2. We completed p.3-4 on circuit symbols and diagrams.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students completed their graphs from yesterday and I graded them directly in the classroom, then we completed the questions on p.13 and 15 of Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 is assigned for next Thursday April 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did part 2 of the lab to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water. They completed the questions on the lab sheet and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
March 30, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Potential energy, electric potential energy, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.13. How electric batteries work, p.14, and difference between current and voltage p.15.
Quiz Sc9.3.1 will be on Thursday April 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I answered students' questions on the review material in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday. We did a hands-on lab activity to apply the principles of electrostatics to race pop-cans across the floor.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We did a hands-on group activity to introduce reflection and mirrors.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did a hands-on lab activity to apply the principles of electrostatics to race pop-cans across the floor. Students passed in their work at the end of the period.
March 29, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.2.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(220)
We noted the conclusions of yesterday's lab on the solubility of salt in warm and cold water (Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.12), the students worked on a graph of solubility vs temperature for three different substances, p.13-14.
Homework - finish graph if not done in class, it will be graded tomorrow!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote quiz ScE9.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did part 1 of a lab to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water. We will do part 2 next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We reflected on yesterday's 'pass the pencils' activity as an analogy for electric current '(Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.11) and talked about the components of a simple electric circuit (p.12)
Quiz Sc9.3.1 will be next Thursday April 6.
March 28, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday.
Homework: finish revision and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We reviews the answers to the case study on Electrostatics (Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.9-10), then did a group activity to simulate the movement of electrons through a conducting metal.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did part 2 of the lab to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water. They completed the questions on the lab sheet and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
March 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We corrected the concentration calculations in Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.9-10, and discussed saturated and non-saturated solutions (p.11). Next science period students will do a lab to measure the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt, so we went over the procedure for the experiment.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished Carnet Sc9.3.1 with the structure and functionning of commercial batteries, and the difference between current and voltage. (p.14-15)
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday April 3.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We are working quickly to make up for lost time. We reviewed pages 4-8 on electrostatics in Carnet Sc9.3.1, and students were asked to complete the case study on p.9-10 for homework.
March 24, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Potential energy, and electric potential energy (voltage) Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.13. Simple explanation of electrochemical cells p.14.
Quiz Ac9.3.1 has been announced for Friday March 31, but I realized later that we don't have science that day, so it will be Monday April 3rd instead.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Electromagnetic spectrum - Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.9.
Students worked on teh definitions on p.2 then the review questions in preparation for the quiz which will be on Wednesday March 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz ScE9.3.1 next week on Wednesday March 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Concentrated/dilute solutions, Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.8, and calculating concentration p.9-11.
Homework: finish sample calculations Q.1-5 p.10-11 if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did part 1 of a lab to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water. We will do part 2 next science class.
March 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We reviewed many aspects of the current chapter through a couple of Bill Nye episodes:
- the difference between voltage and current
- the movement of electrons through electric circuits
- the structure of commercial batteries
- the laws of electrostatics
- electric discharges.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Electric current - by analogy with our pass-the-electrons activity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.11, and electric circuits p.12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
afternoon classes cancelled due to parent-teacher interviews.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
afternoon classes cancelled due to parent-teacher interviews.
March 22, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We are just about done with Science Project presentations. YYAAAAYYYYYY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Theories of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.7, and properties of a wave and the electromagnetic spectrum p.8.
The Quiz has been postponed to Wednesday March 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Difference between electric current and voltage, Booklet ScE9.3.1 p.13-14.
Students started working on the definitions on p.2, and the revision p.15-16 in preparation for Quiz ScE9.3.1 which is on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We corrected the concentration calculations in Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.9-10, and discussed saturated and non-saturated solutions (p.11). Next science period students will do a lab to measure the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt, so we went over the procedure for the experiment.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1 which was delayed from Monday afternoon because of the weather closure.
March 21, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Science projects
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We reviews the answers to the case study on Electrostatics (Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.9-10) and applications of electrostatics (p.8), then did a group activity to simulate the movement of electrons through a conducting metal.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did an activity to identify examples of the properties of light, then we started discussing the particle and the wave theory of light.
No homework assigned - advance warning: Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be announced next class for Monday March 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We discussed potential energy and voltage, and talked about how a battery produces electricity, Booklet ScE9.3.1 p.12-13.
Reminder: Quiz ScE9.3.1 has been announced for next Wednesday March 29.
March 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Properties of light, carnet Sc8.2.1, p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
Advance warning - Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be announced in class tomorrow, for Monday March 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Concentrated/dilute solutions, Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.8, and calculating concentration p.9-11.
Homework: finish sample calculations Q.1-5 p.10-11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed notes on electric current using the pass-the-pencils activity as an analogy (p.10) and the components of an electric circuit p.11.
Quiz ScE9.3.1 is announced for next Wednesday, March 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
School closed for the afternoon due to weather.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
School closed for the afternoon due to weather.
March 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc7.3.2 on soluble/insoluble.

Homework: STUDY for quiz on Monday!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did a hands-on activity with electrostatics to identify the charge (positive and negative) and the direction of electron transfer on various objects.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a hands-on activity to explore the properties of light.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Science period cancelled because of Science Fair.
March 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Carnet Sc9.3.1 introduction to electrostatics - p.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.1 Properties of Light.
We completed the introduction p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the case study on p.8-9 in Booklet ScE9.3.1, then did a group activity using a circle of students and pencils to simulate the flow of electrons in an electric current.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did a quiz-quiz-trade activity to review concepts before Quiz Sc7.3.1 which is on Monday.
Then I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.2 and we completed p.3-5 on solutions/solute/solvent.
Homework: STUDY for quiz!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc7.3.2 on soluble/insoluble.
Students did a quiz-quiz-trade activity to review concepts before Quiz Sc7.3.1 which is on Friday.
Homework: STUDY for quiz!!!!!
March 14, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued the notes on static electricity, Booklet ScE9.3.1 p.4-5. Students started working on the case study p.8-9.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We finished Science Project presentations.
Students were also given an opportunity to register for the MDJH Science fair if they wish. The Science Fair is this Thursday, March 16, 1:00-5:00.
Any student who was absent and wishes to register can do so through Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We corrected the definitions p.2 and review questions p.14-16 in Carnet Sc7.3.1 in preparation for the quiz on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Quiz Sc7.3.1 is changed to Friday.
We started Carnet Sc7.3.2 with a discussion of solution/solute/solvent on p.3-5.
Homework STUDY for quiz!!!!!
March 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Science Project presentations.
Students were also given an opportunity to register for the MDJH Science fair if they wish. The Science Fair is this Thursday, March 16, 1:00-5:00.
Any student who was absent and wishes to register can do so through Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science Project presentations.
Students were also given an opportunity to register for the MDJH Science fair if they wish. The Science Fair is this Thursday, March 16, 1:00-5:00.
Any student who was absent and wishes to register can do so through Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did a hands-on activity with electrostatics to identify the charge (positive and negative) and the direction of electron transfer on various objects.
Reminder: Science Fair (for students who did that type of project) is on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We corrected the definitions on p.2 and most of the review at the end of the booklet in preparation for the Quiz on Wednesday.
Students were also given an opportunity to register for the MDJH Science fair if they wish. The Science Fair is this Thursday, March 16, 1:00-5:00.
Any student who was absent and wishes to register can do so through Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Science Project presentations.
Students were also given an opportunity to register for the MDJH Science fair if they wish. The Science Fair is this Thursday, March 16, 1:00-5:00.
Any student who was absent and wishes to register can do so through Google Classroom.
March 10, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Science Project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Science Project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science Project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
School closed for PD for the afternoon.
March 9, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We reviewed the material introduced last class on pure substances and mixtures in relation to the particle theory of matter. Students completed the definitions on p.2 and started working on revision in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
The quiz for this booklet has been set for next Wednesday, March 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued on the formation of electrostatic charges and electrostatic forces of attraction and repulsion, Booklet ScE9.3.1 p.3-4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
science period cancelled - Hypnotist show for Spirit Week.
Art
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
science period cancelled - Hypnotist show for Spirit Week.
March 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
With a substitute teacher, students had an introduction to electrostatics through demonstrations and an on-line simulation.
We will resume Science Project presentation on my return.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
With a substitute teacher, students had an introduction to electrostatics through demonstrations and an on-line simulation.
We will resume Science Project presentation on my return.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
With a substitute teacher, students discussed mixtures and pure substances in relation to the particle theory, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.9-12.
March 7, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students worked on definitions p.2 and revision questions in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
With a substitute teacher, students watched a Bill Nye on the properties of light.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
With a substitute teacher, students watched a Bill Nye on electricity.
March 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Science Fair project in-class presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote test Sc8.3: Fluids.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out the new booklet, ScE9.3.1 on Static and Current Electricity.
We played with balloons and other electrostatically charged objects and discussed electron transfer. We started completing p.3 in the booklet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We completed notes on mixtures and particle theory, p.8-11 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We completed more science project presentations and discussed mixtures and particle theory, completing p.8 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No new homework assigned.
March 3, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
MDJH Science Fair registration, for students who wish to take part (5% bonus added to science project mark) is through Google Classroom this year. Registration deadline: Monday March 13.
The fair is on Thursday March 16, 1:00-5:00 pm. Families are welcome to visit!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote test Sc9.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Science project presentations.
MDJH Science Fair registration, for students who wish to take part (5% bonus added to science project mark) is through Google Classroom this year. Registration deadline: Monday March 13.
The fair is on Thursday March 16, 1:00-5:00 pm. Families are welcome to visit!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Science project presentations.
MDJH Science Fair registration, for students who wish to take part (5% bonus added to science project mark) is through Google Classroom this year. Registration deadline: Monday March 13.
The fair is on Thursday March 16, 1:00-5:00 pm. Families are welcome to visit!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Science project presentations.
MDJH Science Fair registration, for students who wish to take part (5% bonus added to science project mark) is through Google Classroom this year. Registration deadline: Monday March 13.
The fair is on Thursday March 16, 1:00-5:00 pm. Families are welcome to visit!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
MDJH Science Fair registration, for students who wish to take part (5% bonus added to science project mark) is through Google Classroom this year. Registration deadline: Monday March 13.
The fair is on Thursday March 16, 1:00-5:00 pm. Families are welcome to visit!
March 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We started science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for test Sc9.1: Chemistry which is tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Science project presentations.
March 1, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry
Tomorrow we will begin science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry
Tomorrow we will begin science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review for test Sc8.3: Fluids which is on Monday.
Tomorrow we will begin science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review for test Sc9.1: Chemistry which is on Friday.
February 28, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished Carnet Sc8.3.3.
Unit test Sc8.3: Fluids is changed to Monday March 6.
Tomorrow we will work on review for the test. Science project presentations will begin on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students started review for test ScE9.1: Chemistry, which is on Friday.
I collected science projects form those students who have completed them. Other students should pass them in as soon as possible.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Q&A review for test Sc9.1 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 is tomorrow.
STUDY!!!!!
February 27, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Review and Q&A in preparation for unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry on Wednesday.
Science project presentations will begin the following science period, which will be Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Q&A and study in preparation for unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry on Wednesday.
Science project presentations will begin the following science period, which will be Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We started science fair project presentations!!!!
February 24, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did a lab observing and classifying different homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, including observing the Tyndall effect.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc9.1 Chemistry, which is on Wednesday.
Science fair presentations begin next week, next science period following the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc8.3 Fluids, which is on Thursday.
Science fair presentations begin next week, next science period following the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students did a lab observing and classifying chemical and physical changes.
Reminders: Unit Test Sc9.1 Chemistry on Wednesday March 1
Science fair presentations begin next week, next science period following the test.
February 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did a lab observing and classifying chemical and physical changes.
Reminders: Unit Test Sc9.1 Chemistry on Wednesday March 1
Science fair presentations begin next week, next science period following the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Effect of pressure on fluids in closed containers: Pascal's principle. Students used a simple apparatus to explore the use of air as a fluid to transfer a force through a system of two interconnected pistons.
Unit Test Sc8.3 Fluids will be next Thursday March 2.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations due next week, Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did a lab observing and classifying chemical and physical changes.
Reminders: Unit Test Sc9.1 Chemistry on Wednesday March 1.
Science Projects due Tuesday February 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Clear/cloudy/opaque mixtures - heterogeneous or homogeneous, and the Tyndall effect, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.7-8.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did a lab observing and classifying different homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, including observing the Tyndall effect.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
February 22, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed notes on physical and chemical changes.
Unit Test ScE9.1 Chemistry is announced for next Friday March 3.
Science Fair reminder: final due date next week - we don't have science on Monday, so all projects should be submitted by Tuesday Feb 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed notes on physical and chemical changes.
Unit Test Sc9.1 Chemistry is announced for next Wednesday March 1.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, but the start will be delayed until after the Unit Test in order to allow time for review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Carnet Sc7.3.1: alloys and other solutions (p.5-6) and liquid and gas mixtures that are clear, cloudy or opaque (p.7).
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Clear/cloudy/opaque mixtures - heterogeneous or homogeneous, and the Tyndall effect, Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.7-8.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
February 21, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We finished Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.12-13 on chemical vs physical changes. Unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry (3 carnets) is set for next Wednesday March 1.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Tuesday Feb 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.3: La pression.
We completed p.2-3 on pressure calculations.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Tuesday Feb 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed p.10-11 in Booklet ScE9.1.3 on chemical vs physical changes.
Unit test Sc9.1: Chemistry (3 carnets) is set for next Wednesday March 1.
Science Fair reminder: final due date next week - we don't have science on Monday, so all projects should be submitted by Tuesday Feb 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.6-7 on homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week, Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.4.
Science Fair reminder: in-class presentations begin next week. We do not have science on Monday, so students should be ready for Tuesday Feb 28.
February 17, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed buoyancy in Carnet Sc8.3.2, p.16-17.
The quiz originally scheduled for today was delayed to Monday due to weather school closures.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.4.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished and passed in the lab activity using molecular models.
Science project reminder: students doing a science fair project should aim to complete their experimental work by February 20, to allow time to prepare their display board and presentation in time for final deadline of February 27. Students completing Common Place Book should complete the Choice Section in time to pass for February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Many corrected assignments have been returned to the students. Students worked on p.5 in Carnet sc7.3.1 using the textbooks.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
I introduced the difference between physical and chemical changes. Students then inflicted no end of extra science knowledge upon themselves by means of a spirited Q&A session, consolidating and sometimes going far beyond outcomes of the intermediate science curriculum as well as demonstrating their scientific curiosity and critical thinking. Bummer when that happens. (Did I ever mention how much I love my job?)
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
February 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Chemical and physical changes - Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.10-11
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students did an activity using molecular models.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students worked on questions on p.5 of Carnet Sc7.3.1
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
February 15, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
SNOW DAY!!!!
February 14, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
SNOW DAY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
SNOW DAY!!!!
February 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students did an activity using molecular models.
Science project reminder: students doing a science fair project should aim to complete their experimental work by February 20, to allow time to prepare their display board and presentation in time for final deadline of February 27. Students completing Common Place Book should complete the Choice Section in time to pass for February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did an activity using molecular models.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did an activity classifying cards representing different materials, to explore the difference a pure substance and a mixture.
I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.1 (Substances and Mixtures) and students completed p.3.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did an activity classifying cards representing different materials, to explore the difference a pure substance and a mixture.
I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.1 (Substances and Mixtures) and students completed p.3.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
February 8, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Force diagrams; Mass and Weight (Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.12-13.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We went over review questions in preparation for Unit test Sc7.2 (Heat on Friday).
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Ionic and Covalent bonding (Booklet ScE9.1.2 p.4). Naming binary compounds (p.5-6).
Science project reminder: students doing a science fair project should aim to complete their experimental work by February 20, to allow time to prepare their display board and presentation in time for final deadline of February 27. Students completing Common Place Book should complete the Choice Section in time to pass for February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students completed an experiment to measure the absorption of radiation by different coloured surfaces.
Reminder: Test Sc7.2 (Heat) will be on Friday. Students have received a review sheet last week, and had a period to start working on it.
Homework: Review and study for test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Difference between ionic and covalent compounds, and bonding. Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.3-4. Students completed and passed in an exit ticket before leaving class, so I can check for understanding.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20, and final deadline is in-class presentations to begin on February 27.
February 7, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We continued on ionic and covalent compounds (p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3), then started looking at examples of naming binary ionic compounds (p.5).
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Interpreting chemical formulas, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.3. Difference between ionic and covalent compounds, p.3-4.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students completed an experiment to measure the absorption of radiation by different coloured surfaces.
Reminder: Test Sc7.2 (Heat) will be on Friday. Students have received a review sheet last week, and had a period to start working on it. Complete for homework if necessary, we will go over it in class tomorrow.
Homework: Review and study for test.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
February 3, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Interpreting chemical formulas, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.3, difference between ionic and covalent compounds, p.3-4.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Forces, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.12.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Interpreting chemical formulas, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.3, difference between ionic and covalent compounds, p.3-4.
Science Fair reminder: Students doing the Common Place Book project should have passed in the first two sections (the terms and pictures, and the questions to answer) and complete the Choice Section in time to pass for February 27.
Students doing a Science Fair project should complete their experimental work by February 20, then prepare their display board and presentation for February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Science class was covered by M. West, due to my absence on a field trip. Students used Quizlet Live to practice their definition in preparation for science quiz next Friday, Feb 10.
Science Fair Reminder:Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
February 2, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.3 on Compounds and Molecules.
We examined the examples of compounds illustrated on the cover, as an introduction to the composition of molecules, chemical formulas, and the difference between ionic and molecular compounds.
We completed the chart at the bottom of p.2, on the difference between an element, a compound, and a mixture, then student completed an 'exit ticket' asking them to give more examples in each category.
Science Fair reminder: Students doing the Common Place Book project should have the first two sections completed by tomorrow (the terms and pictures, and the questions to answer). Students doing a Science Fair project should have their experimental plan completed.
Next deadline: students doing a science fair project should aim to complete their experimental work by February 20, to allow time to prepare their display board and presentation in time for final deadline of February 27. Students completing Common Place Book should complete the Choice Section in time to pass for February 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.3 on Compounds and Molecules.
We examined the examples of compounds illustrated on the cover, as an introduction to the composition of molecules, chemical formulas, and the difference between ionic and molecular compounds. We completed the chart at the bottom of p.2, on the difference between an element, a compound, and a mixture.
Science Fair Reminder: Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Heat insulators and conductors, Carnet Sc7.1.3 p.6-7.

The unit test date is changed to Friday February 10.

Science Fair Reminder: Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Heat insulators and conductors, Carnet Sc7.1.3 p.6-7.

The unit test date is changed to Friday February 10.

Science Fair Reminder: Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20
February 1, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
In my absence for a PD workshop, students watched a Bill Nye on Chemical Reactions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
In my absence for a PD workshop, students watched a Bill Nye on Buoyancy.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote Quiz ScE9.1.2 on Elements.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
In my absence for a PD workshop, students worked on review for Test Sc7.2 on Heat and Temperature.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
In my absence for a PD workshop, students worked on review for Test Sc7.2 on Heat and Temperature.
January 31, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
Experimental plans for Science Fair projects will be checked later. The next deadline after that will be experimental work to be completed by February 20.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We corrected some of the extra practice problems involving density, volume and mass, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.8-9, then discussed density in terms of particle theory (p.10-11).
Science Fair reminder: experimental *plans* should be completed by now, experimental *work* should be in progress to be completed by February 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did some review in preparation for the science quiz tomorrow.
Homework for tonight: STUDY!!!!!
January 30, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I checked students' progress with science fair projects. Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
Students worked on extra practice problems involving density, volume and mass, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.8-9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
I checked students' progress with science fair projects. Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
We completed convection and radiation on the chart on p.2, Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Unit Test Sc7.2 (3 carnets) is set for Wednesday February 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Science period cancelled; students listened to a drug awareness presentation with Const. Rogers.
Science Quiz ScE9.1.2 is still set for Wednesday. Students were encouraged to bring their booklets home to study.
Science Fair reminder: in order to allow students time to focus studying for the Quiz, the Science Project deadline is postponed to Friday. Students doing the Common Place Book project should have the first two sections completed by then (the terms and pictures, and the questions to answer). Students doing a Science Fair project should have their experimental plan completed.
Homework for tonight and tomorrow: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
I checked students' progress with science fair projects. Experimental plans should be complete by now; next deadline: Experimental work should be completed by Monday February 20.
We corrected the examples of conduction, convection and radiation on p.3-4, Carnet Sc7.2.3, and discussed the examples of convection on p.5.
Students received a review booklet in preparation for the Unit Test Sc7.2 (3 carnets) which is set for Wednesday February 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
Experimental plans for Science Fair projects will be checked next science period (tomorrow morning). The next deadline after that will be experimental work to be completed by February 20.
No new homework assigned.
January 26, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
I demonstrated convection in liquids and gases and we completed the chart on p.2, Carnet Sc7.2.3; students completed the examples on p.3-4.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went over the review questions in preparation for the Quiz on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Calculating volume from mass and density (p.6 in Carnet Sc8.3.2); calculating mass from volume and density (p.7).
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the review questions in preparation for the Quiz on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 25, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
I added to the discussion of Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, following up on Ms Coley's notes from yesterday.
Students worked on definitions, then on review questions.
The quiz has been changed from tomorrow to Monday... Actually make that Tuesday as this group does not have science on Monday.
Homework: Do review questions and STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.3.2 on Density
Density calculation p.4-5.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I added to the discussion of Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, following up on Ms Coley's notes from yesterday.
Students worked on definitions, then on review questions.
Homework: Do review questions and STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.3 on Heat Transfer. We completed definitions 1-5, then I showed a demonstration of conduction and we completed the notes on conduction on p.2.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.3 on Heat Transfer. We completed definitions 1-5, then I showed a demonstration of conduction and we completed the notes on conduction on p.2.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We did not have science class today, but I asked Mme Quann to pass on the word for me that tomorrow's science quiz is changed to Monday. Students should complete the review questions for homework so that we will be able to go over them in class tomorrow.
January 23, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students completed the definitions on p.2 and we watched a video on Atoms and Their Electrons as part of review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Thursday.
Homework: Do review questions and STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.1.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Introduction to Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, p.11-13.
The Quiz date is changed to Wednesday February 1.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.2.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.2.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 20, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Bohr-Rutherford diagrams - how the valence electrons of atoms influence their reactivity, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.12-14.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 is announced for next Thursday, January 26.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.11-13.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 is announced for next Thursday, January 26.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a hands-on exploration activity to clarify the concepts of mass, volume, and density.
Reminder Quiz Sc8.3.1 is Monday, Jan 23. A description of the quiz has been given in class.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the descriptions of element families of the periodic table, with the halogens and inert gases, Booklet ScE9.1.2 p.9-10.
The chapter quiz has been announced for January 30.

Science Project Reminder: All students should report their topic by next Monday, January 23. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30. Students completing a Common Place Book project need to complete the first half (the Compulsory section, consisting of 25 terms and definitions, and some questions to answer) by the same date.
January 19, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students reviewed for Quiz Sc8.1.1 which is on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students reviewed for Quiz Sc7.2.2 which is on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went to the computer lab so students could work on their Science Project.
Reminder: All students should report their topic by next Monday, January 23. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students reviewed for Quiz Sc7.2.2 which is on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, p.11-13.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 18, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Families of the periodic tables, Carnet Sc9.1.2, p.7-10.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Families of the periodic tables, Carnet Sc9.1.2, p.7-10.
No new homework assigned.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students completed the graph and conclusion for yesterday's lab on the heating curve of water, and passed in their work.
Quiz reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.2 Monday January 23.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 17, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students completed the graph and conclusion for yesterday's lab on the heating curve of water, and passed in their work.
Quiz reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.2 Monday January 23.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We corrected the questions on Mendeleev, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5-6. Then did metals, non-metals, and metalloids (p.6-7) and started on families of elements, with the alkali metals (p.7-8)
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Quiz Sc8.3.1 is announced for Monday January 23.
Students did a lab on the effect of temperature on viscosity, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We completed the table on metals, non-metals, and metalloids (Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.7), and started on families of elements with alkali metals, alkaline earths, and transition metals (p.7-9)
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 16, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Morning class cancelled due to weather.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went through the scientific process of designing and performing an experiment, using flight tests of paper planes as an example.
Science Fair reminder: All students should report their topic by next Monday, January 23. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Student did a lab to measure the heating curve of water as it is heated from a mixture of snow and water, up to its boiling point.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Student did a lab to measure the heating curve of water as it is heated from a mixture of snow and water, up to its boiling point.
Science Fair reminder: All students should have reported their idea by now. Next deadline: Experimental plan due January 30.
January 13, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Chemical families: alkali metals, alkali earth metals, and transition metals, p.7-10 in Booklet ScE9.1.2.
And we still had time to play Element Bingo!
No new homework assigned.
Reminder: Science Fair project experiment idea (if you are choosing this option) to be submitted by Monday Jan 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Mendeleev and the periodic table, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5.6.
Reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Changes of state and particle theory, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.8-9.
Homework: complete definitions on p.2.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 is announced for Monday January 23.
Also reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Changes of state and particle theory, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.8-9.
Homework: complete definitions on p.2.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 is announced for Monday January 23.
Also reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
January 12, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Mendeleev and the periodic table, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5.6. Homework: complete table on top of p.7, comparing metals, non-metals and metalloids.
Reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
No science class, students gone to The Rooms for a Social Studies field trip.
Reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Mendeleev and the periodic table, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.5.6. Homework: complete table on top of p.7, comparing metals, non-metals and metalloids.
Reminder: Science Fair project experiment idea (if you are choosing this option) to be submitted by Monday Jan 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Particle theory and kinetic energy, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.6-7.
Reminder: Science Fair project topic to be submitted by Monday Jan 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
This was our second and last class at the computer lab for students to start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. Students who have not yet found their idea and discussed it with me will need to see me outside of class time. They have until Monday, January 16, for this.
January 11, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students finished p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2, which we started last week before pausing to start on the science projects. Then we played element Bingo, to help students familiarize themselves with the periodic table.
No new homework assigned, reminder to submit science fair topic by Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
This was our second and last class at the computer lab for students to start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. Students who have not yet found their idea and discussed it with me will need to see me outside of class time. They have until Monday, January 16, for this.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
This was our second and last class at the computer lab for students to start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. Students who have not yet found their idea and discussed it with me will need to see me outside of class time. They have until Monday, January 16, for this.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went to the computer lab so students could start their Science Projects. We will have one more class period for this, next week on Thursday.
If you are choosing the Common Place Book option, you should continue working on the assignment using the textbooks handed out today, either on the Google Classroom document or on paper. The Compulsory section is due January 30, and the Choice sections on February 27.
If you are choosing the 'Science Fair' option, you should talk to me about your idea if you have not done so already, by next Monday January 23.
January 10, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We went to the computer lab so students could start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. We will have one more class period for this,tomorrow Wednesday. After that point, students will need to see me outside of class time to discuss their project ideas. They have until Monday, January 16, to do so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
This was our second and last class at the computer lab for students to start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. Students who have not yet found their idea and discussed it with me will need to see me outside of class time. They have until Monday, January 16, for this.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I had planned that we would go to the computer lab so students could get a start on their Science Projects, but the internet was down, so we stayed in the classroom and did p.5 and the top of p.6 in Booklet ScE9.1.2, on Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic table.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We went to the computer lab so students could start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. We will have one more class period for this, on Thursday. After that point, students will need to see me outside of class time to discuss their project ideas. They have until Monday, January 16, to do so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
This was our second and last class at the computer lab for students to start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. Students who have not yet found their idea and discussed it with me will need to see me outside of class time. They have until Monday, January 16, for this.
January 9, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went to the computer lab so students could start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. We will have one more class period for this, on Wednesday. After that point, students will need to see me outside of class time to discuss their project ideas. They have until Monday, January 16, to do so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went to the computer lab so students could start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. We will have one more class period for this,tomorrow Tuesday. After that point, students will need to see me outside of class time to discuss their project ideas. They have until Monday, January 16, to do so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We went to the computer lab so students could start researching ideas for their science fair projects, and discuss them with me. We will have one more class period for this,tomorrow Tuesday. After that point, students will need to see me outside of class time to discuss their project ideas. They have until Monday, January 16, to do so.
January 6, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Particle theory and kinetic energy, Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Next week we go to the computer lab for two periods so students can search for science fair project ideas.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The Science Project was explained and assigned. I handed out the Project Guide which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
The Science Project was explained and assigned. I handed out the Project Guide which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The Science Project was explained and assigned. I handed out the Project Guide which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.
January 5, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The number of protons, electrons and neutrons in the atoms of a particular element. Students completed the table on p.4 of Booklet Sc9.1.2. Then we played a game of Element Bingo.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Relating viscosity to particle theory, p.8-10 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
We made 'Gak' by reaction between white glue and a borax solution, which was totally curriculum-related. Honest.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The Science Project was explained and assigned.
Students have the option of either a Science Fair project (either a model or an experiment), or a Common Place Book project. I handed out guides for both types of projects, which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines for Science Fair projects
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.

Deadlines for Common Place Books
Compulsory Sections (A. terms&definitions with diagrams, and B. questions from textbook): due Monday March 30.
Choice Sections (select 2 out of 4 options): Due Monday Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The Science Project was explained and assigned. I handed out the Project Guide which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
The Science Project was explained and assigned. I handed out the Project Guide which can also be found on my website by pasting the following link in your browser: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-fair-projects

We will have two periods in the computer lab next week for students to get started; after this the project is to be completed at home.

Deadlines
Project Idea discussed with teacher and entered in Google Classroom: by Monday Jan 16
Project Plan sheets completed (can also be completed on line): By Monday Jan 30
Experiment or model completed at home: By Monday Feb 20
In-class presentation, using tri-fold display board and/or slide presentation: Monday Feb 27.
School Science Fair in gym (optional, 5% bonus): Thursday March 16.
January 4, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The number of protons, electrons and neutrons in the atoms of a particular element. Students completed the table on p.4 of Booklet ScE9.1.2. Then we started a game of Element Bingo.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.2 and we completed p.3 about elements, symbols, atomic number and mass number. Students worked on the table on p.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students completed a pyramid foldable project on solids, liquids, and gases, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students completed a pyramid foldable project on solids, liquids, and gases, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
January 3, 2017
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
I handed out Carnet Sc9.1.2 and we completed p.3 about elements, symbols, atomic number and mass number. Students were asked to complete the table on p.4, and finish for homework as necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
We reviewed particle theory, then did an activity with 'ooblek', a mixture of cornstarch and water whose viscosity depends on pressure. Totally curriculum-based. Totally.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
I handed out Booklet ScE9.1.2 and we completed p.3 about elements, symbols, atomic number and mass number. Students were asked to complete the first three columns in the table on p.4 as practice.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.2 and we completed p.3-4 on solids, liquids and gases.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Welcome back and happy new year 2017 to everyone.
I handed out Carnet Sc7.2.2 and we completed p.3-4 on solids, liquids and gases.
No homework assigned.
December 19, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Introduction to the periodic table - we watched a few TED-Ed videos.
I returned corrected labs and quizzes to students.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Introduction to the periodic table - we watched a few TED-Ed videos.
I returned corrected labs and quizzes to students.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students performed the playlet. A great time was had by all!
December 16, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students performed the playlet. A great time was had by all!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students did a lab about the effect of viscosity on the rate of flow of various Christmas fluids.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did not have science today, but Mrs Kinsella was kind enough to offer her Math period on Monday so students can write the Science Quiz that we missed due to weather yesterday. So homework: STUDY!!!!!
December 14, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did review in preparation for quiz ScE9.1.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We did review in preparation for quiz ScE9.1.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1, then read the text for a playlet about temperature and Christmas, which we will do in class tomorrow as a pre-Christmas activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1, then read the text for a playlet about temperature and Christmas, which we will do in class tomorrow as a pre-Christmas activity.
No homework assigned.
December 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. In the event of a snow day tomorrow, the quiz will be rescheduled to the next science period, Friday Dec 16.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's quiz.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We used the period to plan our Secret Santa and Christmas party for the last day of classes before Christmas.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students had the opportunity to complete their answers to the questions on the lab we completed last week.
The Quiz has been postponed by a day to Thursday Dec 15.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
December 7, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 on Wednesday Dec 14.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We did a lab on observing the physical and chemical properties of several metals. Students were a joy to work with: attentive, engaged, and safety conscious. Thank you! :)
No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz on Booklet Sc9.1.1 next Thursday December 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Applications of viscosity in daily life - Carnet Sc8.3.1 p.4. Measuring viscosity p.5. Students completed the definitions on p.2 and started work on the french vocabulary on p.3.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We did a lab on observing the physical and chemical properties of several metals. Students were a joy to work with: attentive, engaged, and safety conscious. Thank you! :)
No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz on Booklet Sc9.1.1 next Tuesday December 13.
December 6, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed the table at the bottom of p.16 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, then corrected the definitions at the beginning of the booklet. Then students started work on the crossword puzzle that is part of the revision.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.1 next Thursday December 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We have a new seating plan. The unit test on Water Systems is not corrected yet. Students received the booklet for the next unit on Fluid. We did an introductory activity to introduce fluids and viscosity and watched part of a Bill Nye on Fluids.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did a lab on observing the physical and chemical properties of several metals. Students were a joy to work with: attentive, engaged, and safety conscious. Thank you! :)
No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz on Booklet ScE9.1.1 next Wednesday December 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We explored bimetallic strips and their use in thermometers and thermostats, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.13-14.
No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 next Wednesday December 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We explored bimetallic strips and their use in thermometers and thermostats, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.13.
No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 next Wednesday December 14.
December 5, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished the notes on the structure of the atom, Booklet ScE9.1.1 p.15-16.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.1 is set for next Wednesday, Dec 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went over the answers to the table on the evolution of atomic theory p.15-16 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, and completed the notes on the structure of the atom p.17-18.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.1 next Thursday Dec 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Lab thermometer Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.12
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 next Wednesday Dec 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Lab thermometer Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.12
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 next Wednesday Dec 14.
December 1, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the answers on p.15-16 summarizing the development of the atomic theory.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc9.1.1 announced for Tuesday December 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We explained the answers on p.11 in Booklet Sc9.1.1, distinguishing chemical and physical, and qualitative and quantitative properties.
Introducing the historical development of atomic theory - we discussed it and saw a video.
Students asked to read p.13-14 and use the information to complete the table on p.15-16.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Advance notice: Quiz Sc9.1.1 announced for Thursday December 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students continued with revision in preparation for tomorrow's test.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
I went over the history of the atomic history on p.11-12 in Booklet ScE9.1.1, and students were asked to use the information to complete the table on p.13-14.
November 30, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.1 on Friday
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Comparing the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales: reading p.8-9 in Carnet Sc7.2.1, answering questions on p.10. Finish at home if not done in class.
Also complete the paragraph at the bottom of p.7 for homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We explained the answers on p.9 in Booklet ScE9.1.1, distinguishing chemical and physical, and qualitative and quantitative properties.
Introducing the historical development of atomic theory - we discussed it and saw a video.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Comparing the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales: reading p.8-9 in Carnet Sc7.2.1, answering questions on p.10. Finish at home if not done in class.
Also complete the paragraph at the bottom of p.7 for homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We explained the answers on p.9 in Booklet ScE9.1.1, distinguishing chemical and physical, and qualitative and quantitative properties.
Introducing the historical development of atomic theory - we discussed it and saw a video.
Homework: Students asked to read p.13-14 and use the information to complete the table on p.15-16.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Several reminders today!
1. Gift or money for our adopt-a-senior Christmas project.
2. Orders (or donations) for the Jumping Bean fundraiser for the school's technology fund.
3. Signed consent form if you would like for your child to participate in study on vision.
November 29, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The difference between a qualitative and a quantitative property, Carnet Sc9.1.1 p.10. Students completed the examples on p.11 and definitions 1-16 at the start of the booklet.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The difference between a qualitative and a quantitative property, Carnet Sc9.1.1 p.10. Students completed the examples on p.11 and definitions 1-16 at the start of the booklet.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
How to calibrate a thermometer, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Several reminders today!
1. Gift or money for our adopt-a-senior Christmas project.
2. Orders (or donations) for the Jumping Bean fundraiser for the school's technology fund.
3. Signed consent form if you would like for your child to participate in study on vision.
4. Tomorrow is the last day for ordering school clothing!
November 28, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
How to calibrate a thermometer, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Corrrected labs were returned to students. We went over answers to the questions on WHMIS on p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, and discussed the difference between chemical and physical properties, p.7-9.
Homework: complete the tables on wood, sugar and air on p.9-10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc8.1 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Corrrected labs were returned to students. We went over answers to the questions on WHMIS on p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, and discussed the difference between chemical and physical properties, p.7-9.
Homework: complete the tables on wood, sugar and air on p.9-10.
November 25, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
WHMIS system, Carnet Sc9.1.1 p.3-5. Homework: Finish questions p.5 if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished Carnet Sc8.1.3 with p.5-6 on wind and climate.
Test Sc8.1 is definitely set for Friday December 2. A review booklet will be given in class on Monday.
Homework: finish defintions on p.1.
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Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Physical vs chemical properties, and quantitative vs qualitative.
Students asked to complete the table of practice examples on p.7 and definitions 1-13 on p.1-2.
Homework: finish at home if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Thermal expansion and contraction in liquids and solids, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.4-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Thermal expansion and contraction in liquids and solids, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.4-5.
No homework assigned.
November 24, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Physical and chemical properties - p.7-8 in booklet ScE9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students did an activity in the lab to describe the properties of common materials such as glass, stainless steel and plastic, and reflect on how these properties affect the uses of bowls made from these materials.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Science period was cancelled for a presentation on French for the Future.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Science period was shortened due to a presentation on French for the Future.
We did a demo on the conductivity of different metals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We didn't have science today, but advance warning: Science test Sc8.1 will be next Friday, Dec 2.
November 23, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The Space test has been corrected and marks are posted in PowerSchool.
Lab Safety: WHMIS, p.3-5.
Homework: complete the questions on p.5 at home if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We reviewed the answers to the activity on ocean ecosystems, p.3-4 in Carnet Sc8.1.3. How the ocean affects the weather and climate in St.John's (p.5).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The Space test has been corrected and marks are posted in PowerSchool.
Booklet ScE9.1.1 was handed out. Lab Safety: WHMIS, p.3-5.

Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
The Ecosystem unit test has been corrected and marks are posted on PowerSchool.
Carnet Sc7.2.1 on Temperature has been handed out. We completed the four reference temperatures in the spaces at the bottom of p.2, then observed a gas thermoscope in action and completed p.3 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
The Ecosystem unit test has been corrected and marks are posted on PowerSchool.
Carnet Sc7.2.1 on Temperature has been handed out. We completed the four reference temperatures in the spaces at the bottom of p.2, then observed a gas thermoscope in action and started completing p.3 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
November 21, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Introduction to Heat & Temperature: students did an activity in small groups to familiarize themselves with a range of temperatures in different situations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Carnet Sc8.1.3 was handed out. Students watched part of the video Ocean Deep in the Planet Earth series, to explore the ecosystem of the bottom of the ocean and the effect of abiotic factors such as light, pressure and temperature.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Introduction to Chemistry.
Students did an activity in the lab to describe the properties of common materials such as glass, stainless steel and plastic, and reflect on how these properties affect the uses of bowls made from these materials.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Introduction to Heat & Temperature: students did an activity in small groups to familiarize themselves with a range of temperatures in different situations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Introduction to Chemistry.
Students did an activity in the lab to describe the properties of common materials such as glass, stainless steel and plastic, and reflect on how these properties affect the uses of bowls made from these materials.
No homework assigned.
November 15, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on a review activity on planets in preparation for tomorrow's test.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on a review activity on planets in preparation for tomorrow's test.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did the case study on p.8 of Carnet Sc7.1.3 as practice for a similar question that will be part of the unit test on Thursday.
Homework: work on the rest of the review questions, p.5-7 in Carnet sc7.1.3. And STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did the case study on p.8 of Carnet Sc7.1.3 as practice for a similar question that will be part of the unit test on Friday.
Homework: work on the rest of the review questions, p.5-7 in Carnet sc7.1.3. And STUDY!!!!
November 14, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went to the computer lab and students had the opportunity to register for the Google Classroom group for this science class, and to use online Quizlets to practice the definitions in preparation for the upcoming unit test.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Ocean basins and plate tectonics, Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.15-16.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 is Thursday.
Homework finish definitions on p.2, and STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students worked on review in preparation for the unit test on Space which is on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did an activity in small group to reflect on the effect of human activity on ecosystems.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.1 on Ecosystems will be on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did an activity in small group to reflect on the effect of human activity on ecosystems.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.1 on Ecosystems will be on Thursday.
November 10, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc9.4 (Space). The test has been pushed to Tuesday to make a little extra time for review.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc9.4 (Space). The test has been pushed to Wednesday to make a little extra time for review.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
The origin of Earth and water, Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.14.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 will be on Thursday Nov 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The life cycle of planets, and galaxies (Booklet ScE9.4 p.13), and the origin and end of the universe (p.14)
The review sheet for the test has been passed out.
Reminder: Test on Wednesday Nov 16.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
November 9, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We finished waves, tsunamis and tides, p.10-11. (note that we will not complete p.12).
Homework: complete definitions 8-14.
Reminder Quiz sc8.1.2 will be Thursday Nov 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students worked on their Projet-pliage.
Homework: finish at home. Project due Monday Nov 14.
Also reminder that unit test will be friday Nov 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Science period cancelled due to Remembrance Day assembly, at which students were very respectful and I was very proud to be with them.
Because of the delay in covering the science materials, MOnday's Unit test has been postponed to Wednesday November 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students worked on their Projet-pliage.
Homework: finish at home. Project due Monday Nov 14.
Also a correction: the unit test Sc7.1 will be on Thursday Nov 17, not Wednesday as previously posted here.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We talked about the Big Bang as the origin of our Universe, and theories of its end, Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.14.
REminder test on Monday Nov 14.
November 8, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We talked about the Big Bang as the origin of our Universe, and theories of its end, Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.14.
REminder test on Tuesday Nov 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
As yesterday's lesson was cut short by picture retakes, we finished teh life cycle of stars and the types of galaxies, p.12-13 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Reminder test on Monday Nov 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students received Carnet Sc7.1.3, which is very short - notice is given right away that the final Unit Test covering all three Carnets will be on Friday Nov 18. The Revision for the test is already included in the latest Carnet.
We completed p.1-3 on succession in ecosystems. The 'Projet- pliage' described on the bottom of p.3 was described; students will have one period on Wednesday to begin in class and will finish at home if necessary.
November 7, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students received Carnet Sc7.1.3, which is very short - notice is given right away that the final Unit Test covering all three Carnets will be on Wednesday Nov 16. The Revision for the test is already included in the latest Carnet.
We completed p.1-3 on succession in ecosystems. The 'Projet- pliage' described on the bottom of p.3 was described; students will have one period on Wednesday to begin in class and will finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Life cycle of stars Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.12-13.
Test Sc9.4 will be next Tuesday November 15. The Review materials were handed out, and are also available on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Life cycle of stars Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.12-13.
Test Sc9.4 will be next Monday November 14. The Review materials were handed out, and are also available on my website.
November 4, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Due to my absence from school on a field trip with another group, Ms Doyle covered my class and they watched some videos related to space exploration.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Due to my absence from school on a field trip with another group, Ms Kinsella covered my class and they watched a Bill Nye video on technologies related to ocean exploration.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Due to my absence from school on a field trip with another group, Mr Sharpe covered my class and they watched some videos related to space exploration.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Due to my absence from school to the Brother Brennan centre, Ms Penney covered my class and they did posters representing ecosystems of their choice.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Due to my absence from school to the Brother Brennan centre, Ms Penney covered my class and they did posters representing ecosystems of their choice.
No homework assigned.
No homework assigned.
November 3, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
In my absence, Mr Gillard took the class to the computer lab and they had the opportunity to register for the Google Classroom group for this science class, and to use online Quizlets to practice the definitions in preparation for the upcoming unit test.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Due to my absence from school, Mr Mackey took the group for some extra gym time.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Due to my absence from school for the Brother Brennan trip, Ms Kinsella took the group and they watched Bill Nye videos.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Due to my absence from school for the Brother Brennan trip, Ms Kinsella took the group and they watched Bill Nye videos.
No homework assigned.
November 1, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the answers to the activity completed yesterday on the various parts of the solar system.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students completed a lab activity in small group to measure the effect of meteorite size and speed on the size of the impact crater formed. (Using a pan of flour as a model of the Earth's crust...)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed their write up on yesterday's lab on the effect of salinity on water density, then we completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students were given the opportunity to complete their answers to yesterday's lab activity. The Science test for this unit, covering both the previous booklet and the current one, is announced for Monday November 14, two weeks from now.
October 31, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students completed a lab on the effect of salinity on water density and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students finished their Case Study of an ecosystem and passed in their work, then worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which is on Wednesday.
Homework: Study!!!
Students who are going to the Brother Brennan Centre: pass in your permission slip and your money, if you have not done so already.
There are still spaces left for the trip, so other students who wish to go have received a permission form today. Please review and, if you wish for your child to go, sign and return as soon as possible. If you need assistance with the cost, or have any questions, please get in touch with me at nathaliebrunet@nlesd.ca
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students completed a lab activity in small group to measure the effect of meteorite size and speed on the size of the impact crater formed. (Using a pan of flour as a model of the Earth's crust...)
Heads up: The Science test for this unit, covering both the previous booklet and the current one, will be on Monday November 14, two weeks from now - will be announced in class tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which is on Wednesday.
Homework: Study!!!
Students who are going to the Brother Brennan Centre: pass in your permission slip and your money, if you have not done so already.
There are still spaces left for the trip, so other students who wish to go have received a permission form today. Please review and, if you wish for your child to go, sign and return as soon as possible. If you need assistance with the cost, or have any questions, please get in touch with me at nathaliebrunet@nlesd.ca
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students finished the reading activity with 'fact cards' on the parts of the solar system, which they had started last week.
Homework: if you have not copied all the answers in your Carnet, you should to my website, find the completed version of Carnet Sc9.4.2 and complete the answers in your own copy.
Reminder: Unit test Sc9.4 (two booklets only) will be on Monday November 14 - not announced in class yet but will be shortly.
October 28, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Space exploration technology - youtube videos.
The unit test on Space, Sc9.4, was announced for Tuesday November 8; on second thought I will change that to Thursday Nov 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Space exploration technology - youtube videos.
The unit test on Space, Sc9.4, was announced for Tuesday November 8; on second thought I will change that to Tuesday Nov 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Walk-to-Breakfast around Kenny's pond.
Heads up: The unit test on Space, Sc9.4, will be announced next class for Thursday Nov 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Walk-to-Breakfast around Kenny's pond.
Heads up: The unit test on Space, Sc9.4, will be announced next class for Monday Nov 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students in small groups completed a Case Study of an ecosystem, including a food web and analysis of the impact of a human activity in the ecosystem.
Homework: reminder that Quiz Sc7.1.2 will be on Wednesday Nov 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students in small groups completed a Case Study of an ecosystem, including a food web and analysis of the impact of a human activity in the ecosystem.
Homework: reminder that Quiz Sc7.1.2 will be on Wednesday Nov 2.
October 27, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students in small groups completed a Case Study of an ecosystem, including a food web and analysis of the impact of a human activity in the ecosystem. They passed in their work at the end of the period.
Homework: reminder that Quiz Sc7.1.2 will be on Wednesday Nov 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went over the answers to the activity completed yesterday on the various parts of the solar system.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Field trip to the Fluvarium.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students finished a reading activity in small groups using 'fact cards' to familiarize themselves with the planets and other parts of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
October 26, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students finished a reading activity in small groups using 'fact cards' to familiarize themselves with the planets and other parts of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed notes on marine currents (Carnet Sc8.1.2 p.5), then discussed how the temperature varies with depth in the ocean(p.7). Students were asked to complete graph on p.8.
Homework: finish graph at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went over the answers to the activity completed yesterday on the various parts of the solar system.
We introduced a section on technology related to space exploration by answering the vital question 'How do you use the bathroom in space?'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1wwzwvfsC0&list=PL982B2E34E42BE7DC&index=26
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students observed the results of the lab on the effect of salt on the germination of seeds, wrote their conclusions, and passed in their work.
Quiz Sc7.1.2 is announced for next week, Wednesday November 2.

Visit to the Brother Brennan Centre for some students: the school has some space available on a bus going to the Brother Brennan centre next week, Thurs/Fri November 3-4. I am giving priority to students in my two grade 7 classes (7-4 and 7-5) who have not already gone to the centre. (If any spaces remain, we may be able to take a few extra students.) The remaining students from both homerooms will be combined together during our absence and follow the schedule for 7-4. Students have received permission slips. If you need an extra copy, it can be downloaded from:
http://www.brotherbrennancentre.ca/pdf/BrotherBrennanFormsforAllParents2016.pdf

If you would like to know more about the Brother Brennan centre, you can watch the following short video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aRhF0Dl-y0

Finally, we need an extra adult to chaperone the students on this trip. If you have the time and would like to come with us - it's a fabulous experience! Please note that regulations require that chaperones have a police check in place. If you can help us out, please contact me at nathaliebrunet@nlesd.ca

Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students observed the results of the lab on the effect of salt on the germination of seeds, wrote their conclusions, and passed in their work.
Quiz Sc7.1.2 is announced for next week, Wednesday November 2.

Visit to the Brother Brennan Centre for some students: the school has some space available on a bus going to the Brother Brennan centre next week, Thurs/Fri November 3-4. I am giving priority to students in my two grade 7 classes (7-4 and 7-5) who have not already gone to the centre. (If any spaces remain, we may be able to take a few extra students.) The remaining students from both homerooms will be combined together during our absence and follow the schedule for 7-4. Students have received permission slips. If you need an extra copy, it can be downloaded from:
http://www.brotherbrennancentre.ca/pdf/BrotherBrennanFormsforAllParents2016.pdf

If you would like to know more about the Brother Brennan centre, you can watch the following short video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aRhF0Dl-y0

Finally, we need an extra adult to chaperone the students on this trip. If you have the time and would like to come with us - it's a fabulous experience! Please note that regulations require that chaperones have a police check in place. If you can help us out, please contact me at nathaliebrunet@nlesd.ca
October 25, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students finished a reading activity in small groups using 'fact cards' to familiarize themselves with the planets and other parts of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We discussed the differences between terrestrial and jovian planets and completed notes p.7 in Booklet Sc9.4.2.
Students started a reading activity in small groups using 'fact cards' to familiarize themselves with the planets and other parts of the solar system.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We went over the answers to yesterday's practice activity on identifying variables in a scientific experiment, and then students did one more example individually, and passed it in for assessment.
Students started an activity in small groups to construct a food web based on information cards provided.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We went over the answers to yesterday's practice activity on identifying variables in a scientific experiment, and then students did one more example individually, and passed it in for assessment.
We talked about food web and constructed an example, Carnet Sc7.1.2 p.11.
Quiz Sc7.1.2 is announced for next week, Wednesday November 2.
October 24, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went over the answers to p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, and introduced the difference between terrestrial and jovian planets.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students asked about Muskrat Falls, so I took some time to explain how hydroelectric stations generate electricity, and their environmental impacts.
We went over the content introduced in the Bill Nye video we watched last period, and started taking notes on marine currents on p.4 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We discussed the differences between terrestrial and jovian planets and completed notes p.7 in Booklet Sc9E.4.2.
Students started a reading activity in small groups using 'fact cards' to familiarize themselves with the planets and other parts of the solar system.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students did some preliminary observations of their seeds from last week's experiment, then we discussed the identification of variables in a science experiment. Students worked on a worksheet with several examples.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students did some preliminary observations of their seeds from last week's experiment, then we discussed the identification of variables in a science experiment. Students worked on a worksheet with several examples.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
October 20, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out. Students explored and answered some essential questions on oceans and marine current with a Bill Nye video and a jigsaw activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students in small groups did the first part of an experiment to observe the effect of salt on the germination of a variety of bean and grain seeds.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We went outside for class activity to create a scale model of the solar system showing accurately the relationship between the size of the sun & planets, and the distance between them.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students in small groups did the first part of an experiment to observe the effect of salt on the germination of a variety of bean and grain seeds.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We went outside for class activity to create a scale model of the solar system showing accurately the relationship between the size of the sun & planets, and the distance between them.
No homework assigned.
October 19, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went outside for class activity to create a scale model of the solar system showing accurately the relationship between the size of the sun & planets, and the distance between them.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out. Students used an information sheet to complete questions on the Sun, p.4-6 in the carnet.
Homework: finish at home if necessary. The information sheet is available in both text and audio version on my web page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee/sc9-4-l-espace
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We did not have a science period today, but this is a heads-up that we will be going to the Fluvarium on the afternoon of October 27, rain or shine. The permission slips will be handed out tomorrow, or are available if you copy-paste the following link into your browser:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0oqVwZl_vFWS0p5MThqSVZrZ3c/view?usp=sharing
October 18, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We went over the answers to the questions on the Sun on p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 and watched a short video on a scale model of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
The quizzes are now graded and the marks are uploaded on PowerSchool.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Last segment of The Martian movie.
October 17, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students worked on page 4,5 and 6 in carnet 9.4.2 . This is to be completed for homework if not finished in class.
Reminder that `Le soliel et nous`guide is available on Mme Brunet`s website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Quiz tomorrow!
Finish review on page 16 & 17in carnet Sc8.1.1 and study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Corrected pages 4-6 in booklet ScE9.4.2.
Definitions 1-8 should now be complete.
Watched Bill Nye: The Sun. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
No homework assigned.
October 13, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The Martian part 2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The Martian part 3 (final).
We discussed some of the science information on Mars that was highlighted in the movie.
Tomorrow we begin the next booklet, ScE9.4.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Roles of organisms in a community: producers, consumers, and decomposers, Carnet Sc7.1.2 p.6-7.
Homework: complete examples on table p.6.
October 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The Martian
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
The Martian
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Groups finished their videos on the water cycle.
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The Martian
No homework assigned.
October 11, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students worked in small groups on their board for their iMovie on the Water Cycle.
Groups have the opportunities to continue their work on this project during lunchtime all week.
No work assigned to be done home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Quiz Sc7.1.1 has been returned,and Carnet Sc7.1.2 has been handed out.
Interactions between organisms - predator/prey, and the three types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism. Students did a an application activity to identify several examples of each type.
Finish the question at the end at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued watching The Martian, pausing to discuss the science and the science fiction in the story.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Carnet Sc7.1.2 was handed out. Students completed notes on the three types of symbiosis (p.3 and definitions 1-4 on p.2).
Roles in an ecosystem: producers, consumers, and decomposer (p.6-7).
Homework: finish table on p.6 at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.4.1 which was delayed from last week due to the Thanksgiving assembly.
Then we started watching The Martian movie, where we will pause along the way to discuss the science and the science fiction in the story.
October 6, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Interactions between organisms - predator/prey, and the three types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism. Students did a an application activity and had it corrected or passed in before leaving the class.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We continued watching The Martian, pausing to discuss the science and the science fiction in the story.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Thanksgiving Assembly.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The science quiz scheduled for this period had to be delayed because the Thanksgiving assembly went overtime and didn't leave enough time in the period. We took the telescope outside to observe sunspots instead.
No new homework assigned, just keep studying for the quiz!
October 5, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.4.1. We started watching the movie The Martian as an introduction to the science of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students started work on their iMovie of the water cycle.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.4.1. We started watching the movie The Martian as an introduction to the science of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
We did an activity on the interactions between biotic and abiotic elements of an ecosystem, then discussed the sexual reproduction in plants in order to explain the interaction between the biotic factors plants and bees.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We did an activity on the interactions between biotic and abiotic elements of an ecosystem, then discussed the sexual reproduction in plants in order to explain the interaction between the biotic factors plants and bees.
No homework assigned.
September 30, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Les technologies d'observation astronomique, Carnet Sc9.4.1 p.12.
Revision sheet was handed out for Quiz Sc9.4.1 which is scheduled for Thursday Oct 6. Students will have some time in class on Monday to work on this review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Les technologies d'observation astronomique, Carnet Sc9.4.1 p.12.
Revision sheet was handed out for Quiz Sc9.4.1 which is postponed to Wednesday Oct 5. Students will have some time in class on Tuesday to work on this review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Les bassins versants, carnet Sc8.1.1 p.8-9, and definitions p.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Astronomy observation technologies.
Revision sheet was handed out for Quiz Sc9.4.1 which is on Wednesday Oct 5. Students will have some time in class on Monday to work on this review.
September 29, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We discussed Water Quality, Carnet Sc8.1.1 p.10-11, then students were given an opportunity to make corrections to their conclusions on the lab results they had passed in yesterday.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Niche of an organism - Carnet Sc7.1.1 p.8. Then students had an opportunity to work on their review for Quiz Sc7.1.1 which will be on Monday.
Homework: study for quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students completed the 'Who Am I?' reading activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe, corrected the answers to their question cards, then wrote up the notes in their booklet.

The Quiz on this booklet is announced for Wednesday October 5.

Extra copies of the booklet, both a blank and a completed version, are available from my website.
You can cut-and-paste the link below in you browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-in-english---grade-9/sce9-4-space
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Individual, population, community, and ecosystem: Carnet Sc7.1.1 p.7.
Students also completed the definitions on p.2 of the Carnet.
The quiz is changed to Tuesday October 4.
Homework: Study for quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Students completed the 'Who Am I?' reading activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe, corrected the answers to their question cards, then wrote up the notes in their booklet.

The Quiz on this booklet is announced for Wednesday October 5.

Extra copies of the booklet, both a blank and a completed version, are available from my website.
September 28, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students finished the reading activity started yesterday and copied the answers in their notes.
Quiz Sc9.4.1 is set for Tuesday October 4.
Homework: finish definitions on p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Students in small groups completed a reading activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
Quiz Sc9.4.1 is set for Thursday October 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Carnet Sc7.1.1: individual, population, community, ecosystem.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 in announced for Monday October 3. The chapter outline is on the first page of the Carnet, and there is a review guide on p.9-10.
If you would like to download a copy of either a blank or completed Carnet, please visit my webpage at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
September 27, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Range of tolerance of an organism for various abiotic factors - or why are there no giraffes in Middle Cove? p.6 in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 in announced for Monday October 3. The chapter outline is on the first page of the Carnet, and there is a review guide on p.9-10.
If you would like to download a copy of either a blank or completed Carnet, please visit my webpage at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students in small groups completed a reading activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Students interpreted their results from the study of the water quality at Kenny's Pond, and wrote their conclusions. Some students passed in their work at the end of the period, others took it home to complete for homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We watched a video on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe, while students in small groups filled out a listening sheet on the main ideas of each of the major scientists along the way.
No homework assigned.
September 26, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Constellations and asterism, carnet Sc9.4.1 p.7.
Then we watched a video on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe, while students in small groups filled out a listening sheet on the main ideas of each of the major scientists along the way.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Student election for Class Representative was held. Then we did some analyses of the water sample we brought back from Kenny's pond last week - we measured the phosphate level, the pH, and students in small groups examined the water for small insects and other invertabrates.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students in small groups completed a reading activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students in small groups completed a poster on the schoolyard ecosystem, using the plant samples they collected last week as well as drawings of other elements of the ecosystem.
They had their final opportunity to complete their individual observation booklets, and passed it in.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students in small groups completed a poster on the schoolyard ecosystem, using the plant samples they collected last week as well as drawings of other elements of the ecosystem.
They had their final opportunity to complete their individual observation booklets, and passed it in.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
I need to make a special request for adult volunteers to help chaperone the trip to the Brother Brennan centre. At the moment we do not have a sufficient number of adults to supervise the number of children coming. If you are available and able to assist us in offering this opportunity to students, please email me at nathaliebrunet@nlesd.ca. It's a wonderful experience for all involved!
(Please note that as per school board policy, all volunteers would be required to have a police check. These can requested from the RNC, and there is no charge when the request is for volunteering purposes).
Also, students need to bring signed permission and money to me as soon as possible.
If you need another copy of the permission sheet, you can download it from the following page (you'll need to copy-paste into your browser window).
http://www.brotherbrennancentre.ca/pdf/BrotherBrennanFormsforAllParents2016.pdf
September 23, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We watched a video on the historical development of the heliocentric model of the universe, while students in small groups filled out a listening sheet on the main ideas of each of the major scientists along the way.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Movement of the main bodies in the solar system - p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.4.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
p.3-4 in Carnet Sc7.1.1 on the four main ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Then students continued work in their individual booklet of observations of the schoolyard ecosystem.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students shared information in small groups in order to complete their record of observations of the schoolyard ecosystems, following our outdoor observations from yesterday.
No homework assigned.
September 22, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We completed p.6-7 in booklet Sc9.4.1, talking about the movement of celestial bodies in the solar system, and about constellations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We walked over to Kenny's pond to make observations and collect samples to study the quality of the pond environment.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the time remaining to draw their present understanding of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We went outside to make observations and collect samples to study schoolyard ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students shared information in small groups in order to complete their record of observations of the schoolyard ecosystems, following our outdoor observations from last week.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Homeroom 8-6 will be going to the Brother Brennan centre on October 3 and 4. Parents who were able to attend Curriculum Night yesterday have already received information and permission sheets. Other students will receive their sheets tomorrow. Please sign and return by Monday if possible! :)
September 21, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We worked on French vocab relevant to this chapter, on p.3-4 of Carnet Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned. -
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
We completed p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.1 describing the difference between the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe, then moved back to p.3, reviewing French vocab relevant to this chapter.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
We completed p.7 in Carnet Sc8.1.1, discussing how the flow of water and wind through the water cycle cause global dispersal of air and water pollution, then summarizing the differences between fresh and sea water.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We completed p.4-5 in booklet ScE9.4.1, talking about the movement of celestial bodies in the solar system, and about constellations.
Homework: continue to study for lab safety quiz tomorrow.
September 20, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Water on Earth. Students completed p.5 in Carnet Sc8.1.1 using class copies of the textbook.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
We discussed how abiotic factors vary in different ecosystems, and the range of tolerance of different organism for various factors. Students completed p. 5-6 in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The safety quiz is delayed to Thursday. Students who need it received copies of the notes to study from.
We did an a class movement activity to demonstrate the movement of the planets in the solar system, then Students received their booklets for the new chapter. We completed p.3 comparing the geocentric (earth-centered) and heliocentric (sun-centered) models of the universe.
Homework: continue studying for the lab safety quiz on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-4(215)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the time remaining to draw the biotic and abiotic elements of a Newfoundland ecosystem of their choice.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
We did an a class movement activity to demonstrate the movement of the planets in the solar system, then Students received their booklets for the new chapter. We completed p.5 comparing the geocentric (earth-centered) and heliocentric (sun-centered) models of the universe.
No homework assigned.
September 19, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the time remaining to draw their present understanding of the solar system, as a pre-instructional activity before the Space unit we are now beginning.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
I used a website called 'Scale of the Universe' to introduce the vastness of the solar system, the stars, the galaxies, and the universe.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(205)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the time remaining to draw the biotic and abiotic elements of a Newfoundland ecosystem of their choice.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-6(124)
Welcome to the homework page for homeroom 8-6.
Homework should be posted here by subject teachers as it is assigned.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you at our Curriculum Night this Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
June 7, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Genetic diversity and sexual reproduction. Internal vs external fertilization. Carnet Sc9.2 p.11-12.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students continued work on the projet-pliage representing the terms from p.1-2 in Carnet Sc7.4.2.
Homework: finish at home if necessary - there will be no more class time to finish!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students completed an activity in small groups to familiarize themselves about systems of the human body and their main organs, and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc8.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students continued work in partners to complete Carnet Sc7.4.2, using the Carnet d'information.
No homework assigned.
May 30, 2016
Religion
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Introduction to mitosis. Students did an activity in small groups to represent the flow of mitosis through a series of sketches, based on several video representations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did an activity in small groups to construct a representation of the rock cycle, and also worked on the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.4.1.
I handed out a review sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc7.4.1 which si scheduled for Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students completed their sketches from last week's microscope activity on onion cells, then worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.4.1 scheduled for Wednesday.
May 27, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
No science work - most of the class was busy helping to decorate teh gym for the School Leaving Ceremony.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.2. We discussed the structure of the Earth, then students completed p.3 in the Carnet with the help of a reference booklet which I make available in the classroom. (If students need to refer to this booklet at home, you can access it at the link below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0oqVwZl_vFWRDFFNTQ3RmFmY3M/view
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a lab to observe onion cells under a microscope, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.4.1 on Wednesday June 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We finished metamorphic rocks (p.10 in Carnet Sc7.4.1)
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.4.1 on Friday June 3.
May 26, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We went outside to do an activity on the effect of exercise on respiration and heart rate. Students completed and passed in their write-up.
No new homework assigned. Remember Quiz Sc8.4.1 scheduled for Monday May 30. STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We finished cell organelles and students completed the definitions on p.2.
Quiz Sc8.4.1, which covers p.2 and 4-9 is announced for Wednesday June 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Sedimentary rocks, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.9 and top of p.10. Students also asked so many questions that they inflicted upon themselves advance knowledge about the structure of the Earth and the nature of the scientific evidence for it. Since they really wanted to know, I allowed them to 'derail' me from today's lesson and answered all their questions - this very topic is the first one in the next Carnet, so they are now ahead of that game!
Anyway, Quiz Sc7.4.1 has been announced for Friday June 3. No other homework has been assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc9.2.1 which is on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
May 24, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We talked about genes, DNA replication, and mutations. Carnet Sc9.2, bottom of p.6 and top of p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.4.1 on Monday May 30.
Homework: Complete review questions 1-12 and start study.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected review in preparation for Quiz sc7.4.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Asexual Reproduction, Carnet Sc9.2 p.10.
Quiz Sc9.2.1 is announced for Monday May 30. Review sheet will be handed out tomorrow.
May 13, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Continuing introduction to cells and chromosomes: Carnet Sc9.2 p.5-7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Metamorphic rocks, p.10 and 13 in Carnet Sc7.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did an activity in small groups to learn the function of parts of a cell, Carnet Sc8.4 p.7-8.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.1 and we did an activity to explore the difference between a rock and a mineral.
No homework assigned.
May 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We talked about generators and hydroelectric power plants, p.12 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.
I handed out the review booklet in preparation for Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Homework: start reviewing and studying!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Parts of a plant cell: Carnet Sc8.4 p.6, and definitions 1-10 p.2.
Homework: finish definitions p.2 at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity to observe and classify rocks as igneous of sedimentary., Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.11-12.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.2 on Reproduction.
We started discussing the transmission of traits from parents to children.
No homework assigned.
May 11, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Comparing the heat lost by incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, and calculating efficiency, Carnet Sc9.3 p.9,11.
Homework: finish sample problems p.9.
Test Sc9.3 is announced for next Thursday, May 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote test Sc8.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote test Sc9.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Igneous and sedimentary rocks, Carnet Sc7.4.1 p.8-9.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Characteristics of living things. Carnet Sc8.4.1, p.5.
No homework assigned.
May 10, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We went over calculations involving the cost of using an electric appliance for a given period of time, and students completed and passed in a sample problem for evaluation. We discussed the laws of conservation of matter and energy.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.2 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote test Sc7.3.
No homework assigned.
May 9, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc9.3 on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Calculating energy in kWh from E=Pt, then calculating power bill from kWh.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc7.3 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.4, and taught how to use a microscope. Students worked in small groups to gain practice.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.2.
Due to PCAP test which this class will write tomorrow morning, the test is delayed to Wednesday.
Homework: continue to work on review booklet.
May 4, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We had a lively class discussion on various modes of electricity generation and their impacts on the environment.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.3 on next Wednesday May 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a small-group lab activity to identify samples of minerals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
I went over some of the answers to the review sheet in preparation for unit Test Sc8.2 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We observed the result of the evaporation of various mixtures that were set out last week, then discussed distillation as a means of recovering the solvent from a solution.
Reminder: Test Sc7.3 announced for Tuesday May 10.
May 3, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
I handed out Carnet Sc9.3.3 and we discussed energy, work and power (p.3). Students were asked to complete the calculations involving power, current and voltage on p.4-5.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.2 on Friday.
Homework: continue review booklet, STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We continued properties of minerals: trace, hardness, cleavage/fracture.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Generation of electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.12-14.
Reminder Test Sc9.3 on Wednesday May 11.
May 2, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We continued to discuss refraction and the formation of images by lenses, Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.7.
Test Sc8.2 has been announced for Tuesday May 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed the efficiency of electrical appliances, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.9-10.
I showed how a simple 'generator' made from a coil of electrical wire and a magnet can produce an electrical current.
I corrected the date for Test Sc9.3 which will be on Wednesday May 11, not this Thursday as previously posted.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.4.1 on rocks and minerals. We discussed the difference between the two terms, and started on common properties of minerals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.2: Optique.
Homework: continue review.
April 29, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We went over the circuit problems in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Monday. (yes, finally!)
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We reviewed the results of the activity on angles of incidence and refraction (Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.4). completed notes on how the wave theory of light explains refraction (p.5), and started an exploration activity on lenses (p.6-7)
Advance warning: Test Sc8.2: L'optique will be on Tuesday May 10 (Will be announced in class next period).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We finished the activity on filtration of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures (Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.6-7) then talked about evaporation as a way to separate a homogeneous solution. We set out some solutions in petri dishes to evaporate over the weekend.
Test Sc7.3 has been announced for Tuesday May 10.
April 28, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed energy conversions and the law of conservation of energy, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.8. Students in small groups did an activity to compare the amount of energy wasted as heat by two different types of lightbulb (p.11).
The Unit Test Sc9.3: Electricity (3 Carnet) has been announced for next Thursday May 5
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science period cancelled because of Speak-Off.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We reviewed methods of separating a mixture, then students started a lab using filtration.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed the human eye and eyeglasses (Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.9) and other technologies involving lenses.
I handed out the review in preparation for the unit test, which has been announced for Thursday May 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a hands-on activity to measure angles of incidence and refraction.
No homework assigned.
April 27, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Period cancelled due to weather.
The English Speak-Off has been re-scheduled to tomorrow ... and guess what, it will fall during this group's science period AGAIN!!! So the review of circuit problems will be delayed to Friday, which means that the Quiz will be delayed AGAIN, to Monday May 2nd. Aaaaaargh!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc7.3 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
I handed out Carnet Sc8.2.3: Refraction and Lenses.
We looked at several examples of refraction and watched a few youtube clips explaining what causes it, then completed p.2 in the Carnet. I demonstrated how to do an activity to measure the angles of incidence and refration using a raybox, that the students will complete next period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
I handed out Carnet Sc7.3.3: Separating Mixtures.
We completed p.5 describing several separation methods.
No homework assigned.
April 26, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We reviewed the activity on refraction that we did last period, and drew conclusions relating the angles of incidence/refraction and the density of the substances involved (Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.3-4). We discusses how the wave model of light explains refraction (p.5).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.2 (finally!).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We completed calculations of the cost of electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.7-8.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Further delay for Quiz Sc9.3.2! Science class will be cancelled tomorrow due to English Speak-Off. So we will correct the circuit problems on Thursday and the quiz will be pushed off to Friday. I promise it will happen this time, honest!!!!
Homework: attempt all circuit problems.
April 25, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Calculating Energy from power and time, Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-7.
Homework finish examples 1-4 if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
we finished notes on distillation Carnet Sc7.3.3 p.9-11.
Homework: complete questions p.12 and definitions p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Quiz Sc8.2.2 which was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but delayed because of the Snow Day WILL TAKE PLACE next science period - tomorrow Tuesday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We completed notes p.2 on refraction, then students worked in small groups on a hands-on activity using rayboxes to measure angles of incidence and refraction as light goes from air to water, and vice-versa.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Quiz Sc7.3.2 delayed to tomorrow because of interruptions caused by weather, and my absence from school last week.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
By popular request, I have agreed to delay Quiz Sc9.3.2 which was scheduled for Wednesday in order to go over the problems on p.22-25. Students should attempt all problems as homework, and I will go over the answers in class Wednesday. The quiz will be on Thursday.
April 21, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Quiz Sc8.3.2, which was missed because of weather-related interruptions, is rescheduled to Tuesday April 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Quiz Sc9.3.2 is postponed to next week, Wednesday Apr 27, due to weather-related interruptions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Unit test Sc7.3 is scheduled for next Friday, April 29.
April 15, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
I showed how to do ray diagrams for curved mirrors. Students should practice using the examples on p.16-17.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We completed notes on saturated and unsaturated solutions p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2, and the top of p.18 on the solubility of gases in water. We went outside to do a very serious scientific demonstration of the effect of temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide in water.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 has been announced for Monday April 25.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
April 14, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We went over answers to circuit problems, p.19,20,21,23,24,25,26 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Quiz tomorrow Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity on filtering homogeneous and heterogeneous mixture, p.6-7 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students completed definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.2.2, then the examples of uses of plane/concave/convex mirrors on p.9, then started on the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Tuesday April 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
I explained how to identify variables on a science experiment, then students returned to their lab groups to complete the lab report for yesterday's lab on the effect of water temperature on the solubility of salt. Students passed in their work at the end fo the period.
No homework assigned.
April 13, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We went over answers to the questions on p.14-16 in Carnet Sc9.3.2, about circuits and series and parallel.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Ray diagrams for curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.13. Students started practicing p.16-17.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 is announced for Tuesday April 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out, we completed p.5 on methods of separating mixtures.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students continued work on circuit problems, p.19,20,21,23,24,25,26 in Carnet Sc9.3.2. The Quiz is postponed to Friday to allow students more time to work on the problems and allow us to go over the answers tomorrow.
April 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We returned to the library computers for students to finish using the PhET simulation to complete p. 14-17 in their Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: continue at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
The Quiz has been announced for Wednesday April 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on circuit problem p.18, 19. 20, 22, 23 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We completed p.11-12-13 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
April 11, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We went to use the computers in the library so students could use the PhET simulation to construct circuits and explore the differences between series and parallel circuits.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 tomorrow.
We also went outside to do a demonstration of the effect of temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide. Ok, that's a thinly-veiled curriculum-based excuse for spraying copious amounts of fizzy water on a fine spring day. But it's all science, I swear.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We reviewed the students observations of images in plane, convex, and concave mirrors, then moved to an activity using a raybox to determine the focal point of a concave and convex mirror.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did the lab portion of an experiment to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water.
No homework assigned.
March 24, 2016
March 23, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
The effect of resistance on a circuit - produces of heat, reduces current. Ohm's law. Carnet Sc9.3.2, p.8, practice calculations top of p.9, more practice p.10.
Homework not assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students finished and passed in their lab on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Ray diagrams for reflection in a plane mirror, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
March 22, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students continued working on the Ohm's law lab.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Carnet Sc9.3.2 was handed out. We went over the symbols for components of electrical circuits, and how to draw simple circuit diagrams, p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Science period cancelled due to parent-teacher interviews.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science period cancelled due to parent-teacher interviews.
March 21, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students did a hands-on activity in small groups using the laws of electrostatics to roll a pop can across the floor, racing against other groups.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students started a lab activity in small groups to investigate the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt. The activity will continue next science period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on a lab using ray boxes and protractors to construct a ray diagram showing how the formation of an image in a plane mirror results from the Law of Reflection.
No homework assigned.
March 18, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students finished their ray diagams from yesterday's lab on reflection using ray boxes.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Bill Nye 'Light Optics'
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We heard a couple more project presentations, then corrected the revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
I went over the functionning of incandescent lightbulbs, after which students pushed on with more questions about alternate gases that might be used in the bulb, uses of liquid helium and the current world shortage of helium, and the superconductor magnets in MRI instruments.

When we were done exploring those questions, we started a lab to measure the effect of resistance on the voltage and current of a small electrical circuit consisting of AA cells and a small lightlbulb. Students explored the use of a multimeter to perform the necessary measurements on this circuit. We will continue this lab on Monday.
March 17, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
I clarified the idea of energy conversion to explain how resistance can transform electrical energy into other forms, such as heat and light. Students were kind enough to help me out with some preparations with science fair and report cards
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Les calculs de concentration, Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.11-13.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on a lab using ray boxes and protractors to construct a ray diagram showing how the Law of Reflection applied to a plane mirror results in the formation of an image.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Science fair.
March 16, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote in-class assignment on case studies.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Bill Nye on 'Light Optics' and 'Light and Colour'
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Ohm calculations (Carnet Sc9.3.2, p.9)
I introduced resistance, students were asked ot read the information p.5-6 and answer the questions p.6-7)
March 15, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students completed and (mostly) passed in their review sheet from Carnet Sc9.3.1.
They will write the case studies assignment tomorrow.
Homework: finish review questions if not done in class and pass in tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed the law of reflection p.4 in Carnet Sc8.2.2, and discussed how the reflection of light rays on a mirror leads to the formation of images.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did a hands-on exploration using a ray box and mirror to discover the law of reflection.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.3.2 was handed out. We defined: solution, solvant, solute, soluble and insoluble. (p.3-7).
Homework: complete practice examples p.8.
March 14, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students worked on review sheet at the end of Carnet Sc9.3.1. The review work will be collected and graded. When students have completed it, they will do an in-class, open-book assignment consisting of two case studies, in lieu of a quiz for this carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a hands-on activity with a mirror to explore reflection in small groups, then followed up with an activity to demonstrate the geometry of reflection using a ray-box.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We finished a couple more Ecosystem project presentations, then students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1.
Homework: finish review if not done in class.
March 11, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Locker clean-up.
Carnet Sc9.3.2 on Current electricity handed out.
Completed p.3-4 on Circuit symbols and how to draw diagrams .
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Reviewed electric current p.10 in Carnet Sc9.3.1
Elements of a circuit p.11. Introducing potential energy p.12.
No homework assigned.
Advance notice: We are nearing the end of the carnet and it's time for a quiz, but I have not announced it in class yet, and with Easter coming up that does not leave time for much advance warning for studying. So instead of a quiz students will complete the review questions in class and then an open-book case-study assignment (no studying needed) next week.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Ecosystem project in-class presentations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Two more science fair project presentations.
Students worked in small groups on a hands-on activity exploring reflection in a plane mirror.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.2.1, then we did an exploration activity on reflection in a plane mirror.
No homework assigned.
March 10, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We finished Science Fair project presentations. Yay!!!!
Students reminded to bring their science binder and Carnet Sc9.3.1 to class next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We went over the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Ecosystems project presentations.
March 9, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Last Science Fair project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We finished the notes on p.9, Carnet Sc8.2.1, about the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Students completed the definitions p.2, and started work on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We continued with the particle description of various homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures (Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.10-11). Students worked on the definitions p.2.
Note Quiz Sc7.3.1 has been set for Monday in two weeks March 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Bill Nye day, while I finish revising Carnet Sc9.3.2 which will be handed out, in its New-and-Improved form, next science period.
March 8, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students did a hands-on activity to race pop cans across the classroom floor using electrostatics forces, then completed and passed in a question sheet to demonstrate their understanding of how the laws of electrostatics were applied in this activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Quiz Sc7.3.1 was announced for Monday, March 14. We completed the last of the notes in the Carnet, and students started work on revision questions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We took notes on the Tyndall effect and how the particle theory explains the difference between a pure substance and a mixture, and between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures. Carnet Sc7.3.1, p.8-9.
Reminder: Ecosystem Project presentations due in two days, Thursday March 10.
March 7, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Project in-class presentations were completed today.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.1 (Static and current electricity).
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Please note:
Quiz Sc8.2.1 was announced on Friday for next Friday, March 11.
My apology for not posting it until now.
March 4, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-8(123)
Eletromagnetic spectrum, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.8.
Quiz Sc8.2.1 is announced for next Friday, March 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We finished in-class presentations of Science Fair projects.
Students did some review work in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Science Project in-class presentations.
Reminder that Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be next week, though the date has been adjusted to Tuesday March 8 instead of Monday (Which I forgot to announce in class today but will send an e-mail to parents and students through PowerSchool).
No new homework assigned.
March 3, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science Project in-class presentations are now completed. We will now return to previously-scheduled curriculum programning!
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did a lab activity to observe various liquids and classify them as either homogeneous or heterogeneous mixtures based on their degree of transparency and the Tyndall effect.
Homework:
Complete definitions p.2 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
Continue working on Ecosystems project, in-class presentations start next Thursday March 10.
March 2, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Science Project in-class presentations.
Reminder that Quiz Sc9.3.1 will be on Monday March 7.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Alloys (p.6 in Carnet Sc7.3.1). The difference between transparent, cloudy, and opaque substances; and how this relates to whether a mixture is homogeneous or heterogeneous (p.7). Demonstration of the Tyndall effect.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Science Project in-class presentations.
Reminder that Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be next week, though the date has been adjusted to Tuesday March 8 instead of Monday (will be announced in class next period).
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
March 1, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We reviewed the difference between a pure substance and a mixture, and talked about the two kinds of mixtures: homogeneous (solutions) and heterogeneous (or mechanical) mixtures. Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.5.
No new homework assigned.
A reminder that the Ecosystem Project is to be completed at home from now on, and is due March 10. If you need help to access your Google Classroom account, please see the librarian Mrs Power during a lunch time or after school to
February 29, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Science Project in-class presentations.
Reminder that Quiz Sc8.2.1 will be on Monday March 7.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science Project in-class presentations.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We went to the tech lab to continue work on the Ecosystem Science Project.
Students who have forgotten how to access their Google Classroom account are reminded to go to the library at lunch time or after school and ask Mrs Power for assistance. All students are reminded to write down their username and password in a secure place for future access.
Reminder that completed project will be due March 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Science Project in-class presentations.
Reminder that Quiz Sc9.3.1 will be on Monday March 7.
No new homework assigned.
February 24, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
The three laws of electrostatics (Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.6); applications of electrostatics and the difference between static electricity and current (p.7); the difference between current and voltage (p.13).
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
No science class - students attended S.T.R.I.V.E. presentation by the RNC.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We reviewed the learnings from the pass-the-pencil activity we did last class to represent the movement of electrons in a conductor and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc9.3.1. Measuring electric current and the parts of a circuit (p.11); potential energy and electric potential energy (p.12).
The date of quiz Sc9.3.1 has been set to Monday March 7, following the science fair project presentations which start this Monday, Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity to observe various liquids and classify them as either homogeneous or heterogeneous mixtures based on their degree of transparency and the Tyndall effect.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
No science class - students attended S.T.R.I.V.E. presentation by the RNC.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
February 23, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Static electricity andthe van der Graaf generator. The dieffference between electric conductors and insulators.Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.3.1, then continued with clear liquids and gases (which are either pure substances or homogeneous mixtures) vs cloudy/opaque ones, which are heterogeneous. We demonstrated the Tyndall effect. (p.7-8)
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We continued to discuss examples of the properties of light, and then started on the two models of the nature of light (particular and wave models). Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.7.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project, in-class presentations start on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We went to the Library and students received Google Classroom accounts, which will allow them to complete portions of the Ecosystem project collaboratively online.
Students can log into their account at
https://classroom.google.com
Note that the project requirements have been revised somewhat in view of this technology now available to us. The revised assignment description is posted in Google Classroom. Deadline: project presentations begin in class on Thursday March 10.
February 22, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students did a lab activity in small groups applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the sign of the charge on various objects and the direction of teh electron transfer that occured when the objects were charged by friction.
No new homework assigned. Science project presentations begin on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students did a lab activity in small groups applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the sign of the charge on various objects and the direction of teh electron transfer that occured when the objects were charged by friction.
No new homework assigned. Science project presentations begin on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students had a chance to look over their Unit Test Sc7.2 (Heat). Marks will be uploaded to PowerSchool when the system is operational again.
Carnet Sc7.3.1, on Pure Substances and Mixtures, was handed out. Students did classifying activities in small groups to explore the difference between a pure substance and a mixture (p.4 in the Carnet), and between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
No new homework assigned. Reminder and advance notice on the Ecosystems project: tomorrow we will go to the Library and students will receive Google Classroom accounts, which will allow them to complete portions of this project collaboratively online. More details to follow! :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed the electromagnetic spectrum. Students used the textbook (!) to find information on the uses and hazards of waves from the various portions of the spectrum (p.8-9 in Carnet Sc8.3.1)
No new homework assigned. Science project presentations begin on Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We continued to discuss the properties of light. Students started an activity to classify various examples of the properties, which will be continued next class.
No new homework assigned. Science project presentations begin on Monday Feb 29.
February 18, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed the particle and the wave models of light, and the basic properties of a wave, Carnet Sc8.2.1 p.7-8.
Unit Test Sc8.3 has been corrected and we went over the answers in class. Marks are posted (and now corrected) in PowerSchool. Completed tests are being kept in the school, not sent home with students.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We introduced the properties of light, p.4-5 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
Unit Test Sc8.3 has been corrected and students had the opportunity to look over their paper. Marks are posted in PowerSchool. Completed tests are being kept in the school, not sent home with students.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Science Project on Ecosystem has been assigned. This project is to be done at home, individually or in partners of the students' choice. Due date Thursday March 10. Completed projects are eligible to present in the MDJH Science fair which will be on Thursday March 17, 1:30 to about 5:30. The project guide, a sample project on a prairie ecosystem, and a link to a website that can help students with pronunciation of French words have all been posted on my website at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-7e-annee

Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We explored some basic concepts of current electricity using a Marble Works toy to illustrate current and voltage, and a whole-group pass-the-electron activity to illustrate the movement of electron through a circuit.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
February 17, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We continued with static electricity: we watched a video showing how a van der graaf generator worked, did some hands-on experimentation, reviewed the three laws of electrostatics, and talked about applications of electrostatics. Carnet sc9.3.1 p.6 and top of p.7.
Class: 9-5(227) We continued our discussion of static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked in small groups to complete activities on alloys (Carnet Sc7.3.1 p.6) and to classify examples of clear/cloudy/opaque gases and liquids (top of p.7).
Homework: complete definitions on p.2 of the Carnet. Class: 9-5(227) We continued our discussion of static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We continued to discuss the properties of light. Students did a an activity to identify which property of light was demonstrated in various pictures around the room.
Class: 9-5(227) We continued our discussion of static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote unit test Sc7.2.
February 16, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
grade level assembly in the cafeteria. I used the time before we were called to conference briefly with individual students and pairs about their science projects. If you have not completed p.3-4 or p.5-6 as appropriate in the project guide, you should do so as soon as possible and show it to me. Next deadlines: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We introduced the 6 properties of light, p.3-4 in Carnet Sc8.2.1. No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We continued our discussion of heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures, p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No new homework assigned. I conferenced briefly with individual students and pairs about their science projects. If you have not completed p.3-4 or p.5-6 as appropriate in the project guide, you should do so as soon as possible and show it to me. Next deadlines: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We continued our discussion of static electricity, Carnet Sc9.3.1 p.4-5.
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
February 15, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Carnet Sc9.3.1 (Electricity - static and current) was handed out. We did some exploratory demos to introduce static electricity and started filling out page 4 in the carnet.
Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote Test Sc8.3 (Fluids).
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Carnet Sc9.3.1 (Electricity - static and current) was handed out. We did some exploratory demos to introduce static electricity and started filling out page 4 in the carnet.
Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote Test Sc8.3 (Fluids).
No new homework assigned. Next deadlines for Science Fair project: experimental work should be completed by next week, in-class presentations begin Monday Feb 29.
February 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote test Sc9.1 (Chemistry).
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Test Sc7.2 has been corrected; students saw their mark and we went over the test in class. Marks are posted in PowerSchool.
I showed a exemplar of a completed Science Fair project guide p.3-4 to help students see how they can complete their planning sheet for their own project. Students should finish their own sheet at home if they have not already done so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
I answered students questions regarding their review work in preparation for Test Sc8.3 (Fluids) which will be on Monday.
We continued work in Carnet Sc8.2.1 (Light), p.3-4.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project; the experimental plan (p.3-4 in the project guide) should be completed by now but some students still need to finish it. Next deadline: the experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked on Review in preparation for Test Sc7.2 on next Wednesday Feb 17.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
February 10, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
students did a lab observing and classifying examples of chemical and physical changes.
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote Test Sc7.2.
No new homework assigned! Continue working on Science Fair Project.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on Revision for Test Sc8.3 (Fluids). Meanwhile I circulated and discussed their experimental plan for their science project.
Homework: Continue studying for Test Sc8.3 on Monday.
Continue work on science fair project. Students who have not completed their experimental plan should bring it in tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We finished our discussion of thermal conductors and insulators. Students started work on revision in preparation for Test Sc7.2 (a Unit Test covering all three booklets of the unit) which will be on Wednesday Feb 17.
February 8, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students started a lab activity exploring chemical and physical changes.
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 on Thursday Feb 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc7.2 on Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We started Carnet Sc8.2.1 on Optics (p.3 and top of p.4)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed examples of convection currents, Carnet Sc7.2.3 p.6, and thermal insulators and conductors, p.7 and 9-10.
Test Sc7.2 has been announced for Wednesday Feb 17.
February 5, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We finished p.12-13 in Carnet Sc9.1.3. Students received the revision booklets in preparation for Test Sc9.1 on Friday Feb 12.
Homework: start studying!
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We finished p.7-8 in Carnet Sc8.3.3 on the relationships between temperature, pressure, and volume of a gas.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.3 (3 carnets) on Monday Feb 15.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab to observed the absorption of radiant heat by different-coloured surfaces, completed their graph, and passed in their work.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.2 (Heat) on Wednesday Feb 10.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
The lab that was planned for today had to be postponed because the materials were already in use by another teacher. We watched a Bill Nye on chemical reactions, as a review in for Unit test Sc9.1 which is on Thursday FEb 11.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
February 4, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We discussed the difference between a physical change and a chemical reaction (Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.10-11). Students will do a lab to put this in practice very soon!
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit test Sc8.3 (Fluids) on Monday Feb 15.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Tuesday Feb 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit test Sc9.1 (Chemistry) on Thursday Feb 11.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test Sc7.2 (Heat) on Wednesday Feb 10.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project - students should report their topic to me by tomorrow Friday Feb 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed Pascal's principle and hydraulic and pneumatic technology (p.4-5) in Carnet Sc8.3.3. Students also received a review booklet in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.3 (3 carnets) on Monday Feb 15.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
February 3, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students continued to practice identifying and naming ionic and covalent compounds.
Reminder Unit Test Sc9.1 next Friday Feb 12.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We went to the library ot use the computers to research ideas for science fair projects. Many students have reported their ideas to me already; if you have not, the deadline is Friday Feb 5.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.2 (Heat) on Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed the relationships between a gas's pressure, temperature, and volume, Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.7-8.
Students started work on the review for Unit Test Sc8.3. Note the test has been rescheduled to Monday Feb 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We continued to discuss heat transfers by conduction, convection, and radiation. (Carnet Sc7.2.3 p.4-5) and the difference between a head conductor and an insulator (p.7)
Note: Unit Test Sc7.2 (3 carnets) will be announced in class tomorrow and will take place next Friday Feb 12.
February 2, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We showed examples of chemical and physical changes and discussed the observation clues that suggest a processes may be a chemical one; Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.12.
Homework: complete practice chart on p.13.
Unit Test Sc9.1 (3 carnets) has been set for next Thursday Feb 11.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We went over homework - naming rules for ionic compounds, then discussed the naming of covalent compounds; Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.7-9.
Homework: complete practice examples on pp.8-9.
Reminder Unit Test Sc9.1 next Friday Feb 12.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Wednesday Feb 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
I gave demonstrations of conduction and convection, and we completed the notes on p.3 of Carnet Sc7.2.3 on the three mode of heat transfer.
Homework: classify the various examples of heat tranfer on p.4-5.
Note: Unit Test Sc7.2 (3 carnets) will be announced in class tomorrow and will take place next Friday Feb 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We continued our discussion of pressure and pressure calculations (p.3-4 in Carnet Sc8.3.3) and introduced Pascal's principle (p.5).
Unit Test Sc8.3 (3 carnets) has been set for next Monday Feb 15.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed Pascal's principle and hydraulic and pneumatic technology (p.4-5) in Carnet Sc8.3.3.
Note: Unit Test Sc8.3 (3 carnets) which was set for Friday Feb 12 will be POSTPONED to Monday Feb 15 instead, due to the math recovery asessment which will take place on Thhursday and Friday.
Also continue to work on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Experimental plan (p.3-4 or 5-6 in project guide) due Tuesday Feb 9.
February 1, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We explained the difference between ionic and covalent bonding (p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3) and learned the rules for naming ionic compounds, p.5-6.
Homework: finish the practice examples on p.6.
Progress on Science Fair project: students should have reported their topic to me by now. Next deadline: complete experimental planning (Project Guide p.3-4 for an experiment, or p.5-6 for a model) due Wednesday Feb 10.
Also - advance notice of Unit Test Sc9.1: Chemistry (3 carnets): Friday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed thermal insulator and conductors. Students completed an observation activity with various examples of thermal conductors and insulators used in everyday life.
No new homework assigned. A reminder that Unit Test Sc7.2: Heat will be next Wednesday February 10.
Also note progress on Science Fair project: we will have a second period at the computers on Wednesday for students to search for a topic. Students should discuss their chosen topic with me either at that time, or afterwards by this Friday Feb 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We continued our discussion of pressure, Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.2-3.
Unit Test Sc8.3: Fluids has been announced for next Friday February 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We finished watching the episode of Bill Nye and discussed heat transmission by conduction, convection and radiation.
No homework assigned.
January 29, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students completed and passed in their graphs from yesterday's lab on the density of a liquid. Carnet Sc8.3.3 was handed out and we started discussing pressure (p.2).
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project idea ASAP if not already done, and to work on the Plan (p.3-4 or 5-6) due Friday February 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We went to the library to access the computers so students could continue to research science project ideas. Many students have found their idea and discussed it with me already; if not, deadline is Monday Feb 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.2.
Then we watched a Bill Nye episode to introduce the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed the difference between a physical change and a chemical reaction (p.10-11 in Carnet Sc9.1.3)
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic ASAP if you haven't already. Next science project deadline: planning sheet (p.3-4 OR p.5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
January 28, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We practiced naming covalent compounds (p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.1.3).
Finish for homework if needed, otherwise no new homework assigned. No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic ASAP if you haven't already. Next deadline: planning sheet (p.3-4 OR p.5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed our discussion of the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation (p.2-5 in Carnet Sc7.2.3)
The unit test Sc7.2 for Heat (includes three Carnets) will be in two weeks, on Wednesday Feb 10. Meanwhile students should continue to think about science fair topics; we will have one more science period on Wednesday Feb 3 at the computers for students to continue researching topics, and they should select and tell me their choice by Friday Feb 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did a lab activity to measure the density of a fluid. The graphs and conclusion will be finished in class next science period, so no new homework is assigned.
Reminder to tell me your science project topic tomorrow if you have not already done so.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did an independent graphing activity then worked on review in preparation for the Quiz tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
January 27, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We discussed how to interpret a chemical formula and the difference between an ionic and a covalent compound, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.2-4.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by Monday Feb 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We went to the computer lab so students could research ideas for their science project.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by Friday Jan 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out, and we started discussing the three modes of heat transmission: conduction, convection radion (p.2).
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by friday Feb 5. We will have one more period at the computers for students to research ideas on Feb 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed the difference between ionic and covalent bonding, and the naming of ionic compounds, Carnet Sc9.1.3 p.4-6.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic ASAP if you haven't already. Next science project deadline: planning sheet (p.3-4 OR p.5-6 in project guide) due Monday Feb 8.
January 26, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students completed and handed in the lab on molecular models started last week. Carnet Sc9.1.3 was handed out, and we filled out the bottom of p.2 on the difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by Monday Feb 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students completed the lab on density of fluids started last period, then Carnet Sc8.3.3 was handed out and started discussing pressure (p.2)
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by Monday Feb 1 - we will have one more period at the computers for students to research ideas on Friday Feb 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3 on interpreting chemical formula and the difference between ionic and covalent compounds.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic ASAP!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students received their corrected lab on the heating curve of water, which they completed last week. They completed a similar graph as an individual assignment. Then we watched a Bill Nye episode on heat transfer, which is the topic of the next chapter in this unit.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by friday Feb 5. We will have one more period at the computers for students to research ideas on Feb 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.2.
No new homework assigned. Reminder to tell me your science project topic by Friday Jan 29.
January 25, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students went to the computers to research ideas for science fair projects. This was our second and last period for this purpose, students must continue this research from home. A reminder that they should select their topic and conference with me by Monday Feb 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
The Science Fair project is launched! Students received the guide booklet last week and today we spent a first period at the tech lab so students could research project ideas and conference with me. We will have a second period at the computers next week, Wed Feb 3, for students to continue their research.
Please note the following timeline:
by Feb 5: Select idea, conference with me, complete p.2
Feb 12: complete either p.3-4 (experiment) or p.5-6 (model)
Feb 23: complete experimental work
Mar 1: bring display board and present in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a lab to measure the density of a fluid. We will have a few minutes in class next period for students to finish their graphs and conclusion.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students completed the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.2.2. We did a class movement activity to represent the movement of molecules in a solid, liquid and gas as the temperature changes, then completed p.11 in the Carnet.
Homework: complete the revision p.14-15 in preparation for QuizSc7.2.2 which is scheduled for Friday.
January 22, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students went to the computers to research ideas for science fair projects. This was our second and last period for this purpose, students must continue this research from home. A reminder that they should select their topic and conference with me by Tuesday Jan 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
The Science Fair project is launched! Students received the guide booklet and we spent a first period at the tech lab so students could research project ideas and conference with me.
Please note the following timeline
by Feb 1: Select idea, conference with me, complete p.2
Feb 10: complete either p.3-4 (experiment) or p.5-6 (model)
Feb 22: complete experimental work
Mar 1: bring display board and present in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed the heating curve of water and methanol, p.12-13 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 is announced for Friday Jan 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.3.2 which is on Tuesday Jan 26.
Homework:STUDY!!!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.2.
No homework assigned.
January 20, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.3.2 which is on Friday.
Homework: complete review questions and STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did the experimental part of a lab activity to measure the changes in temperature when a mix of snow and water is heated to boiling. They will graph the data next science period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students finished and passed in the activity on molecular models that was started last week. Carnet Sc9.1.3 was handed out, and we started discussing the difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures (p.2).
No new homework assigned. Continue researching ideas for science fair projects (idea due Jan 26)
January 18, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
The Science Fair project is launched! Students received the guide booklet and we spent a first period at the library so students could research project ideas and conference with me.
Please note the following timeline
by Jan 27: Select idea, conference with me, complete p.2
Feb 8: complete either p.3-4 (experiment) or p.5-6 (model)
Feb 22: complete experimental work
Feb 29: bring display board and present in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.2.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
The Science Fair project is launched! Students received the guide booklet and we spent a first period at the library so students could research project ideas and conference with me.
Please note the following timeline
by Jan 26: Select idea, conference with me, complete p.2
Feb 8: complete either p.3-4 (experiment) or p.5-6 (model)
Feb 22: complete experimental work
Feb 29: bring display board and present in class.
January 15, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Revision for Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc7.2.2 on Monday.
Foldable pyramid projects which were done just before Christmas were corrected; a few students have theirs at home and need to finish them and bring them back for marking.
Most important homework: STUDY for quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We introduced buoyancy, Carnet Sc8.3.2 bottom of p.14, then returned to the discussion of forces on p.12.
Quiz Sc8.3.2 has been announced for Friday Jan 22.
January 13, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students did a hands-on activity using molecular models.
No new homework assigned. Reminder that Quiz Sc9.1.2 is this Friday Jan 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We finished the video 'Atoms and their Electrons', then completed the last page in Carnet Sc9.1.2. p.13.
A review sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 has been handed out; a reminder that Quiz is on Monday Jan 18.
Homework: finish definitions on p.2 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We did a movement activity to represent the movement of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases at various temperatures.
We discussed kinetic energy and changes of state, and completed p.9-10 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Half-period, due to early weather-related school closure. We discussed forces, students did various movement activities in the classroom to illustrate various types of forces, and we completed the top of p.12 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Half-period, due to early weather-related school closure. We discussed forces, students did various movement activities in the classroom to illustrate various types of forces, and we completed the top of p.12 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
No homework assigned.
January 12, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We completed the discussion of the Bohr-Rutherford model of alkali metals and halogens which explains their reactivity, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.12. We started watching a video on Atoms and their Electrons.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 scheduled for Monday Jan 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity to measure how the temperature of water changes as a slush of snow and water is heated up to, eventually, the boiling point.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed the difference between mass and weight, and students did a hands-on activity using balances and forcemeters to measure the mass and the weight of different objects in the classroom.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Particle theory, Carnet Sc7.2.2, p.7.
No homework assigned.
January 11, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
The difference between mass and weight. Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.13-14.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We corrected homework (Carnet Sc8.3.2, density calculations p.8-9), then discussed density in relation to particle theory (p.10-11)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Particles in solids, liquids and gases, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.5.
Students finished their pyramid foldable project and passed it in.
Homework: finish foldable at home and pass it in next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Review for Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
January 8, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 which is set for Friday January 15.
Homework: continue review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the heating curve of water, showing plateaux at the melting point and the boiling point, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.10-11. As an extension activity, students completed some questions on the heating curve of methanol, p.12. Next science period, students will do a lab where they actually measure and graph the heating curve of water.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 is set for Monday January 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We related density to particle theory, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.10-11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1.
January 7, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We worked on Bohr-Rutherford diagrams, and used them to explain the reactivity of inert gases and alkali metals, Carnet Sc9.1.2 p.11-12.
Most students have passed in their foldable booklet on the periodic table. Pass it in tomorrow if you have not already.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students continued practice problems on density, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.8-9, then did a hands-on activity to measure the volume and mass of rectangular objects and calculate their density.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed kinetic energy, changes of state, and the behaviour of molecules during changes of state. Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.7-9.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We finished the last page in Carnet Sc9.1.2, then saw a video called Atoms and their Electrons that summarizes what we have learned in this chapter.
http://tune.pk/video/3428672/atoms-and-their-electrons
Quiz Sc9.1.2 has been set for Friday January 15.
January 6, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students handed in their foldable projects on the periodic table (some students still need to finish it at home), then we started discussing the arrangement of electrons in different energy levels of the atom.
Homework: finish foldable project if not already passed in. No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed calculations involving mass, volume, and density on pp.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
Homework: do extra practice problems on pp.8-9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Bohr-Rutherford models of the atom. Carnet Sc9.1.2 pp.10-12.
Homework: students who were away at Band should copy notes from a classmate. Otherwise, no homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Particle theory, Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We completed calculations involving mass, volume, and density on pp.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
Homework: finish problems on p.7 if not finished in class.
January 5, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We finished discussing metals/metalloids/non-metals.
Students started work on a foldable project on the Periodic Table.
Homework: finish foldable (except for p.8) and pass in next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.2.2 was handed out, and we completed p.3-4 on solids, liquids, and gases and the particle theory.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Carnet Sc8.3.2 was handed out, and we continued introducing the concepts of volume, mass and density in reference to the exploration activity the students completed last class.(p.3-4 in the Carnet).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 on Friday.
Homework: finish review questions and STUDY!!!!!
January 4, 2016
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We stated discussing Bohr-Rutherford models of atoms of elements from the first and second period of the periodic table. (p.10 in Carnet Sc9.1.2)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We started discussing element families of the periodic table (p.6-8 in Carnet Sc9.1.2)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students were reminded of the agreement we made before Christmas holiday regarding Quiz Sc7.2.1. This quiz will be on Friday. Today we introduced Carnet Sc7.2.2; tomorrow we will work on review in preparation for the quiz.
Homework: begin reviewing Carnet Sc7.2.1 at home, and work on review booklet handed out separately before Christmas.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We reviewed the concepts of mass, volume, and density introduced before Christmas, then introduced density calculations.
Students also received corrected Quiz Sc8.3.1 and a couple of corrected lab assignments.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a hands-on activity to explore the concepts of mass, volume, and density of various objects.
No homework assigned.
December 18, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students continued work on their element project. Some group have completed the their work and passed it in. We will have one more period on Monday afternoon.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students started work on a foldable project representing solids, liquids and gases.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1. The quiz itself has been postponed to after Christmas, and will now be on Friday Jan 8.
Merry Christmas!
December 17, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(109A)
We discussed Mendeleiev's discovery of the periodic table (Carnet Sc9.1.2, p.5-6) and started a survey of the selected families of elements.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did a lab activity to explore the difference between mass, volume, and density of various objects.
No new homework assigned. Remember Quiz Sc8.3.1 will be tomorrow - STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.2.1, then did a drawing activity to activate their knowledge of solids, liquids, and gases.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We went to the computer lab to start a research-an-element project. The activity will be completed and passed in during science period tomorrow morning.
No work assigned for home.
December 16, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Determining the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in atoms of each element, given information in a periodic table.
Homework: complete the examples on p.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 which will be Monday.
Homework: Study!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We finished our overview of element families in the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 which will be Friday.
Homework: Study!!!!!
December 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students finished writing answers to the lab activity on physical and chemical properties of common metals, and passed in their work.
We started our introduction to elements and the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed p.10 in Carnet Sc8.3.1, and students started review for Quiz Sc8.3.1. The quiz has been changed to Monday Dec 21.
Homework: work on review sheet (p.11-12 in Carnet) and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We finished the last of Carnet Sc7.2.1, with a demonstration of an oven thermometer and a thermostat using bimetallic strips, and students started a review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1. The Quiz has been changed from tomorrow to Thursday.
Homework: work on review sheet and STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We corrected the homework (bottom of p.13 in Carnet Sc7.2.1) then students explored the structure and use of a liquid-in-glass lab thermometer (p.14), and I demonstrated how a bimetallic strip curves when heated (p.15).
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Thanks to all students for doing such a great job of decorating the classroom today!
Also a reminder: the donations for our Adopt-a-Senior christmas gift project are needed! The woman we are sponsoring has requested simple gifts: a medium-sized, short-sleeve t-shirt, colouring books and crayons. Please remember!
December 14, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We corrected yesterday`s homework, briefly reviewed Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic table, and started an overview of some of the element families of the periodic table. Carnet Sc9.1.2, p.4-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students worked on a lab observing chemical and physical properties of some common metals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed and compared the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales. We read p.10-11 in Carnet sc7.2.1, completed the answers on p.12, and discussed the diagram on top of p.13. Homework: answer the questions on the bottom of p.13.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 will be next Monday 21 December.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did an experiment to observe the effect of temperature on viscosity, and passed in their work at the end of the period. No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did an experiment to observe the effect of temperature on viscosity, and passed in their work at the end of the period. No new homework assigned. Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Wednesday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Classroom Christmas decorating party room 124 at lunchtime tomorrow!
December 9, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We introduced elements and the periodic table: element symbols, atomic number, atomic mass, and how to determine the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in an element given a periodic table - p.3 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: Complete the table on p.4 for next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We reviewed the lab thermometers, and demonstrated a bimetallic strip, Carnet Sc7.2.1 p.12-13.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is set for Wednesday Dec 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We finished Carnet Sc8.3.1, p.9-10.
The Quiz has been set for Wednesday Dec 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
I demonstrated the expansion of liquids in a thermoscope, and the expansion of solids using a ball-and-ring apparatus. We completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Please remember to bring donations for the Green Apple Alliance gift tree, and also gifts for our Adopt-a-Senior project.
Also for our own Christmas celebrations, we picked names for a Secret Santa exchange. Students who choose to participate are asked to bring a small gift (under $5) for the classmate whose name they drew.
December 8, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.3.1, consolidating the conclusions from our recent lab activity, and then reviewed the particle theory from grade 7 (p.7-8) in preparation for applying this knowledge to viscosity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We went over the homework (p.10-11) in Carnet Sc7.2.1) then introduced the lab thermometer (p.12)
No homework assigned, but students who had band during the period should be careful to catch up on notes before the next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students finished analyzing their observations from our recent lab on chemical and physical properties of metals, and passed in their work. I handed out the new Carnet Sc9.1.2, and we saw a video on Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
December 7, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We did review in preparation for tomorrow`s Quiz
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students finished analyzing their results from the lab we did last period, and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed thermal expansion of solids, and scales for measuring temperature (celsius, kelvin, and fahrenheit).
Homework: complete p. 10-11 in Carnet Sc7.2.1 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students finished analyzing their results from the lab we did last period, and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
December 3, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students did a lab on the chemical and physical properties of various metals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
WE finished our discussion of atomic theory and Carnet Sc9.1.1 is now completed (omitting p.11).
Homework: Definitions and review. Quiz Sc9.1.1 is scheduled for Tuesday, and will remain on that date even if school tomorrow is cancelled because of weather.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We demonstrated a gas thermoscope and completed p.2, the bottome of p.4, and p.5 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students did an experiment to measure the flow rates of various fluids as an indirect measurement of their viscosity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did an experiment to measure the flow rates of various fluids as an indirect measurement of their viscosity.
No homework assigned.
December 2, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We discussed the historical development of atomic theory, p.14-15 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Quiz Sc9.1.1 is announced for Tuesday Dec 8.
Homework: complete the 4 points of Dalton's theory of the atom on the bottom of p.14 (first column only)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed our demonstration of a liquid thermoscope, and discussed how to calibrate a thermometer (p.4 and 6 in Carnet Sc7.2.1)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.3.1 and discussed the viscosity of fluids used in everyday life (p.5)
Homework: french vocab terms on p.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students did an activity in small groups to compare the temperatures of various situations. Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out and students wrote their answers to the activity on p.4.
No homework assigned.
December 1, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We continued to discuss examples of fluids in daily life, and how their viscosity is important to their use. (p.5 in Carnet Sc8.3.1)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Carnet Sc8.3.1 on Fluids was handed out. We did an activity to introduce various fluids of differing viscosity used in daily life, and completed p.4 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
The class executed a science experiment they had designed and prepared the materials for, to Jello's physical property of reaction to impact. We concluded that Jello does not shatter but splats upon impact. Any rumor that unicorn puke might have been left on the pavement by our activities is just that, a rumor.
Students started work on the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc9.1.1 in preparation for the quiz which will be on Monday.
Homework: finish definitions.
November 30, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We went over the history of the development of atomic theory p.14-15.
The chapter Quiz in announced for Monday Dec 7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the 4 temperatures students are expected to retain in this unit (bottoom of p.2 in Carnet Sc7.2.1) and looked at a gas thermoscope (p.3).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Carnet Sc8.3.1 on Fluids and Viscosity was handed out. We did an introductory class activity to introduce the concept of viscosity and completed p.4 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote the first portion of Test Sc7.1 (Ecosystems).
November 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We did more examples of physical and chemical properties of substances.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote Test Sc8.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a small group sorting activity to familiarize themselves with the temperatures of a range of different situations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We continued to discuss the structure of the atom. Students were asked to finish p.14-15 which were started last period. Homework - finish if not done in class!
November 23, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students got their mark for test Sc9.4 (Space).
Students worked in small group on an exploration activity to describe properties of various substances used to make bowls.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the review in preparation for test Sc7.1 (Ecosystems) on Wednesday. Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed Carnet Sc8.1.3, discussing the formation of wind by convection currents, and the weather phenomena el Nino and la Nina.
Students should work on revision booklet handed out on Friday in preparation for Test Sc8.1 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students received booklet Sc7.1.3, which also contains the revision for the Unit Test Sc7.1 which covers all three booklets. We discussed primary and secondary succession and completed p.1-3 in the Carnet. (p.4 will be omitted).
Homework: complete the definitions in the revision.
The Test is postponed from Wednesday to Monday November 30.
November 19, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students finished the lab activity on the observables properties of substances used to make bowls.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We did a review activity in small groups on food chains/webs, then students worked on their revision in preparation for Test Sc7.1 which is on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed the information students collected from the movie yesterday, and the effect of the ocean on climate. Carnet Sc8.1.3 p.2-4.
Reminder: Unit test is next Friday November 27. Students will receive a review booklet tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked in small groups on a Case Study of a pond ecosystem and foodweb. We will continue it tomorrow.
Reminder: the final test for this unit will be next Wednesday, November 25.
November 18, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We corrected homework on the system SIMDUT (WHMIS), then discussed some of the French vocab for this booklet and physical and chemical properties of substances. (p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.1.1)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Carnet sc8.1.3 was handed out. It is a very short one, and the final unit test will follow shortly - the date has been set to next Friday November 27.
We discussed the deep ocean ecosystem and saw part of an episode from the Planet Earth series on Ocean Deep. Students wrote notes from the movie on p.2-3 of their Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed foldable projects on Succession.
Homework: finish at home if not passed in already.
Reminder: Unit Test will be Wednesday November 25.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We corrected homework on the system SIMDUT (WHMIS), then discussed physical and chemical properties of substances. Students started work on an exploratory activity observing properties of various materials used to make bowls.
No homework assigned.
November 16, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students wrote test Sc9.4
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out and we discussed succession, completing p.2-3 in the Carnet.
This carnet is very short, and the final Sc7.1 unit test, covered all three booklets has been set for next Wednesday November 25. The Review in preparation for the test is included in the Carnet which students received today.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.1.2.
Those who finished early completed an drawing activity that allowed me to assess their prior knowledge of the deep ocean ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked in my absence as I was accompanying another class to the Fluvarium. They completed then corrected the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.1.2, then worked on Revision questions 1-8 at the end of the Carnet.
There will not be a Quiz for this Carnet; instead, students will be assessed in small group on in-class Case Study activity that ties together all the outcomes from this chapter.
The final Unit test for Ecosystems (will cover a total of three booklets) will take place next Wednesday November 25. A set of review questions will be given out later this week.
November 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote Test Sc9.4 on Space.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-6(109A)
We went over review questions in preparation for Test Sc9.4 which is on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed nutrient cycles (p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2) and food chains/webs (p.10).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
In my absence (due to a field trip to the Fluvarium with another class) students watched a Blue Planet episode on Freshwaters addressing curriculum outcomes on the water cycle.
A reminder of Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Tuesday. Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Field trip to the Fluvarium.
Students were perfect angels!
A reminder of Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday. Homework: STUDY!!!!!
November 12, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for test sc9.4 on Monday. We will go over the review questions tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.2, then did a drawing activity to introduce the topic of succession which will be discussed tomorrow.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked on review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Fluvarium field trip!
November 10, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Tuesday November 17.
Students completed the graph on p.5 of the review booklet first, so that I could review it and offer feedback.
Homework: work on the rest of teh review sheet!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We corrected the definitions from booklet Sc8.1.2. Students received a review booklet in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Monday November 16.
Homework: Students MUST complete first the graph and questions on p.5 of the review booklet, as this is a graph with a bit of a different twist and I will make sure they get some feedback on it on Friday before the quiz.
Student then go on with other review questions.
Also: we will go to the Fluvarium on Friday afternoon. Students have received permission slips. Please bring signed slips and money to science class on Thursday if possible.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We completed p.8 on photosynthesis in Carnet Sc7.1.2 and started the three types of consumers (herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores) on the top of p.9.
No homework assigned.
Also: we will go to the Fluvarium on Thursday afternoon. Students have received permission slips only today - I apologize for the late hour due to a miscommunication. Please bring signed slips and money to science class on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc9.4 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
November 9, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students worked on review in preparation for the test on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for the quiz Sc7.1.2 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students went to the Fluvarium for an activity on Water Quality.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2 on mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
November 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We continued our discussion of galaxies, the expansion of the universe and the Big Bang (p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.4.2)
A review sheet was handed out in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.4.
Homework: finish definitions for next science period.
Please note: the test has been announced for Friday November 13, but due to multiple recent interruptions, the test will be be postponed to Monday November 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed the formation of the earth, the origin of water on the planet, and the formation of ocean basins (Carnet Sc8.1.2, p.14-15)
Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been announced for Monday November 16. A review sheet will be given on Monday.
Homework: complete the definitions on p.1-2 for next science period.
Also please note that we will have a field trip to the Fluvarium on Friday November 13. A permission sheet will be given next week.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students continued working on their foldable of the universe. An 'extension' review sheet was handed out. Note that because of various interruptions in the coming week, we will only have one more period before the Unit Test on Friday November 13. Therefore the review sheet needs to be completed by next science period, Monday November 9, so that we can correct it in class and I can answer any remaining questions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed nutrient cycles (p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2) and food webs (p.11). Students worked on a small group activity to construct foodwebs from cards representing various organisms of an ecosystem.
Also a field trip to the Fluvarium has been announced for Monday November 16, and a permission slip has been handed out.
Quiz Sc7.1.2 has been announced for Thursday November 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed the formation of the earth, the origin of water on the planet, and the formation of ocean basins (Carnet Sc8.1.2, p.14-16)
Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been announced for Tuesday November 17. A review sheet will be given on Monday.
Also please note that we will have a field trip to the Fluvarium on Monday November 9. A permission sheet was given out yesterday, students can bring it and the money on Monday and pass it in before departure.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We did not have a science period today, but please note that we will be going for a field trip to the Fluvarium on Thursday November 12. Students will received a permission slip on Monday.
November 4, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Most students were out for Take-Your-Child-to-Work day. Remaining students received the review sheet and worked on it in preparation for Test Sc9.4 which has been rescheduled for Friday November 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the Case Study activity on the pond ecosystem that students completed in my absence on Monday. Then we discussed food chains and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Science period cancelled - students were working with Ms Mills in preparation for the Remebrance Day Assembly on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed the design and the identification of variables in a scientific experiments.
No homework assigned.
November 3, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students were given review for the upcoming Test on Nov. 13th.
We worked on a projet pliage and they have been collected
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We completed p 10 and 11 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Students should beging to review for the upcoming Unit test on November 13th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote Lab Safety Quiz.
We corrected page 6 and 7 in carnet Sc7.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Today we discussed Erosion and the origin of water on the Earth.
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 118
Today we further discussed the tides and how Erosion affects the shape of the land.
No homework assigned.
November 2, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students went to Avalon Mall Cineplex to see a showing of The Martian. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students started a discussion on the parts of a wave and how high tides and low tides are affected by the moons gravitational pull. pg 10 in carnet Sc8.1.2 should now be complete.
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 118
Today we reviewed for TOMORROW`s Lab Safety Quiz. Students should review for this quiz which will take no longer than 20 minutes.
Students were also given carnet Sc7.1.2 and we started working on page 6.
October 29, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We completed notes on stars, p.10-11 in Carnet Sc9.4.2. We did some extra research on the internet to answer students' questions - some of these guys know more about astronomy than I do, so we followed their leads and their questions to look for more information on the life span of our sun, on neutron stars, and neutrinos.
The Unit Test has been moved to Friday November 13.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We reviewed the notes from yesterday on consumers, producers, and decomposers, and on photosynthesis. We went on to discuss the different kinds of consumers: herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and started discussing nutrients and nutrient cycles.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students completed the graph on p.8 (which was to have been completed for homework last week, but mysteriously wasn't by most students), then we discussed ocean upwellings (p.9).
We started our discussion of waves (p.10)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We started a quick overview of lab safety.
Homework: definitions 1-11 on p.2 of the lab safety handout for next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We did not have a science class today, but I forgot to post here that the Unit Test on Space (2 Carnets only) has been changed to Friday November 13.
October 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students finished the 'Qui suis-je?' activity on the solar system on p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Homework: finish copying the answers in the Carnet if not quite done in class. Answers are available on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students did a lab on the effect of salinity on the density of water.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students finished the 'Qui suis-je?' activity on the solar system on p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Homework: finish copying the answers in the Carnet if not quite done in class. Answers are available on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We finished our discussion of sexual reproduction in plants and seed dispersal. Students completed an activity to identify different examples of symbiotic relationships.
Students worked on the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Homework: finish working on definitions as needed.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We did a demonstration showing teh effect of salinity on the density of water. There was a lockdown drill and a secure school drill. Students will have the opportunity to do the salinity activity as a lab next science period.
No homework assigned.
October 26, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students worked on an activity to familiarize themselves with various components of the solar system.
No homeowork assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet sc7.1.2 was handed out. We introduced the various kinds of symbiotic relationships: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. We also discussed sexual reproduction in plants.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed some more the relationships between salinity and density, and temperature and density. Students completed the graph of temperature vs depth on p.8 of Carnet Sc8.1.2, and the questions 1-3 on p.9
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students collected the results and wrote their conclusion to the lab on the effect of salt on the sprouting of peas.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 was returned.
No homework assigned.
October 22, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We finished notes on the Sun, Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.5-6, and completed definitions 1-8 on p.2.
Long-range forecast of the Unit Test on Space (2 Carnets only) has been given: the test will be on Thursday November 5.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We finished examples of identification of variables in a science experiment, and students completed and passed in an 'exit ticket'.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 on ocean currents. Homework: do the French vocab on p.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
October 21, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed density of seawater, and the effect of temperature and salinity on density. We completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
Homework: complete graph on p.8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out, and then we returned to an activity based on a Bill Nye video to introduce the new chapter on Oceans.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.1 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We went outside and attempted to use the school telescope to project an image of the sun, in order to view sunspots. Unfortunately, the sky was too cloudy, this being Newfoundland and all. We returned inside and students completed p.5-6 on the sun in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
No homework assigned.
Note that the unit test for this chapter has been set for Thursday November 5.
October 20, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out.
We talked about the sun and completed p.4 in the Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We continued to discuss the identification of variables in a science experiment, with a new worksheet and examples.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We discussed ocean currents and completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homeowork assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We discussed biotic-biotic and biotic-abiotic interactions, with a new worksheet and a series of examples.
Reminder that Quiz Sc7.1.1 will be on Thursday. No other homework assigned.
October 19, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We continued our discussion of the sun and completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Quiz Sc8.1.1 was returned to students, and we went over a question that caused some difficulty.
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out, and we continued the introduction to this chapter with the Bill Nye episode on Oceanography.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked in their lab groups to observe the results of the Salty Seeds lab that was started last week. They completed the table of results and the conclusion and handed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students finished their essay and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
October 16, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out.
We started discussing the sun, and went outside to use the school's newtonian telescope to observe sunspots.
We completed the parts of the sun on the diagram p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
We started watching a Bill Nye video on Oceanography as an introduction to the next chapter.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students started to write their end-of-chapter essay on the historical development of the heliocentric model.
No homework assigned. Students will complete the essay in class next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students are writing Quiz Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
October 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students finished work on their end-of-chapter essay on the historical development of theories on the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students started an experiment to observe the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds, and we started discussing variables in a science experiment.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We corrected the revision questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 which will be tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-10(224)
We completed p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.1 on the difference between an individual, a population, a community, and an ecosystem. Students did some oral practice naming elements in an ecosystem and classifying them as biotic and abiotic.
Homework: p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.1
Quiz sc7.1.1 has been assigned for next thursday October 22.
October 14, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed the development of technologies related to astronomy and how they influenced the development of our understanding of the solar system.
The end-of-chapter in-class will start tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Students started their end-of-chapter essay.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We briefly discussed ice ages, and students worked on their revision in preparation for the quiz on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students completed the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.1.1, and we discussed global warming.
Homework: complete revision (except for the question on global warming).
October 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We discussed how sky-viewing technologies affected the development of astronomy, and I explained the in-class, open-book writing assignment that will be the evluation for this chapter instead of a quiz. Students will start this assignment tomorrow.
Homework: complete definitions 10-16 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the niche of an organism with several examples. Quiz Sc7.1.1 will be on Friday October 16.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed les bassins hydrographiques p.8-9 in Carnet Sc8.1.1.
Quiz Sc8.1.1, which was announced in class last week, has been announced for this Friday, October 16.
Homework: complete definitions p.2.
October 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We went outside to make observations and collect plant samples from the schoolyeard ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed the water cycle and completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students did a reading activity on the historical development of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe, and started taking notes in their Carnet.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We completed the notes on p.7, and discussed the historical development of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the univers.
No homework assigned.
October 2, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We continued to explore and apply the concepts of biotic and abiotic and completed p.4 in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We completed p.5 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We completed p.5, 6, and the top of p.7 in Carnet Sc8.1.1, on the water cycle.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed various abiotic factors and their interactions with organisms in an ecosystem, and introduced the idea of range of tolerance. Carnet Sc7.1.1, p.5-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
The vocabulary on p.3-4 of Carnet Sc8.1.1 was introduced.
No homework assigned.
October 1, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Carnet Sc8.1.1 - Students completed questions 1-5 on p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We discussed and took notes on the various aspects of water quality, Carnet Sc8.1.1, p.10-12.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We continued notes on the movements of bodies of the solar system, p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students saw their results on the lab safety quiz, though they were not able to keep their quiz paper to bring home because not all students have written it yet. Results have been posted on the PowerSchool system for parents to view.
We explored the meaning of biotic and abiotic factors through a small group classification activity. students received the first booklet of the new unit, Carnet Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
September 30, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote their conclusions to the lab on the water quality of Kenny's pond, and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked in groups to make posters illustrating the ecosystem of the MDJH school yard.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We completed notes on the apparent and real movement of celestial bodies, Carnet Sc9.4.1 p.3.4 and 6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We completed notes on the apparent and real movement of celestial bodies, Carnet Sc9.4.1 p.5-6
No homework assigned.
September 29, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We discussed the history of the development of scientific theories on the nature of the universe and the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students continued the work on their booklets on the school yard ecosystem. Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We continued our discussion of water quality, and completed notes on p.12 of Carnet Sc8.1.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We pooled the class's observations on the ecosystem of Kenny's pond from our activity last week, and we tested the pH and the phosphates of the water sample that we brought back. Next period, students will interpret the results of these tests to draw conclusions regarding the health of the ecosystem and the quality of the water.
No homework assigned.
September 28, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students wrote the quiz on lab safety.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed a booklet reporting their observations of the schoolyard ecosystem, and placed their plant samples under press to prepare them for use in a poster.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students worked in small groups to interpret the results and write conclusions from the observations of Kenny's Pond.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
We continued our discussion of the solar system and introduced the difference between the ancient geocentric, and the modern heliocentric models of the universe. Students had many questions!
September 25, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We took advantage of the great weather to do the observation part of our study of the schoolyard ecosystem, and cleaned up some litter while we were at it!
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We used a web-based app called The Scale of the Universe to explore both the infinitely small (subatomic particles) and the infinitely large (the Universe).
We also discussed the process of science, how scientists came to understand and agree on the existence of molecules in spite of the fact that nobody had ever seen one.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We continued to discuss the quality of the environment and the water at Kenny's pond, by pooling the class's observations from our visit earlier this week, and measuring the pH and the phosphate content of the water.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We used a web-based app called The Scale of the Universe to explore both the infinitely small (subatomic particles) and the infinitely large (the Universe).
No homework assigned.
September 22, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We did not have a science class today but here is a reminder that tonight is the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night! All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
The corrected lab safety quizzes were returned to students.
In view of the glorious sunny weather, I decided to postpone my previously-planned lesson in favour an outdoor lab activity - we went out to Kenny's Pond to make field observations in Part I of a lab on the water quality and health of the pond's ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Also: Tonight is the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night! All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
The corrected lab safety quizzes were returned to students.
In view of the glorious sunny weather, I decided to postpone my previously-planned lesson in favour an outdoor lab activity - we went out to Kenny's Pond to make field observations in Part I of a lab on the water quality and health of the pond's ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
Also: Tonight is the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night! All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
Carnet Sc9.4.1 was handed out. The new unit, on Astronomy, was introduced by a discussion of the lunar eclipse which is upcoming on Sunday night. For more information visit the site:
http://earthsky.org/?p=51212
Also: Tonight is the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night! All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
We did not have a science class today but here is a reminder that tonight is the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night! All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
September 21, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students worked in small groups on a worksheet on identifying variables.
Also: Please note that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We introduced four principal ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador (p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.1), completed the notes on p.4 regarding the difference between biotic and abiotic factors, and students applied this knowledge by classifying different elements of ecosystems.
No homework assigned.
Also: Please note that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
We did not have a science period today, but I would like to let all students know that that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students completed a 'billet de sortie' on identifying variables. Carnet Sc9.4.1 was handed out.
No homework assigned.
Also: Please note that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolates.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(221)
We corrected part of the worksheet on identifying variables that students completed in small groups last week, then students completed 'billet de sortie' allowing me to monitor their individual understanding.
No homework assigned.
Also: Please note that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We did not have a science period today, but I would like to let all students know that that tomorrow evening (weather permitting) will be the third annual MDJH Sky Gazing night. All science students are invited to drop by, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30, to look at the moon through the school's telescope, use apps on the school's ipad to help identify stars and constellations, and share some hot chocolate.
September 18, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-5(227)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the rest of the period to complete a graphing review exercize.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the rest of the period to make lab safety posters.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the rest of the period to make lab safety posters.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(222)
Students wrote lab safety quiz, then used the rest of the period to complete a graphing review exercize.
September 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Homeroom 7-9 has been selected to come with me to the Brother Brennan Centre for environmental education on Septembre 23/24 next week (an overnight stay) Students have received information letters and permission sheets. You can find out more about the Brother Brennan Centre at
http://www.brotherbrennancentre.ca/
If your child has lost their letter and permission sheet, you can download it from
http://www.brotherbrennancentre.ca/pdf/ParentLetterAndMedical.pdf
September 11, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
I met the students for the first time and gave a general orientation to the science program, my classroom routines, and the website that is the principal resource available at home to students.
Parents are encouraged to check it out by pasting the following url in your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
June 11, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did practice graphing questions in preparation for the Science Literacy Assessment.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed the Science Literacy Assessment, and reviewed the identification of variables in a science experiment.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote test Sc9.2 on Reproduction.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did practice graphing questions in preparation for the Science Literacy Assessment.
June 10, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote Test Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
A practice booklet in preparation for the Science Literacy Assessment has been given out. We reviewed identification of variables and students in pairs did an quick activity to create an experimental title and identify the variables in that experiment. Then we went outside in the sunshine. Because science.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
A practice booklet in preparation for the Science Literacy Assessment has been given out. We reviewed identification of variables and students in pairs did an quick activity to create an experimental title and identify the variables in that experiment. Then we went outside in the sunshine. Because science.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
A practice booklet in preparation for the Science Literacy Assessment has been given out. We reviewed identification of variables. Then we went outside in the sunshine. Because science.
June 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed sexual reproduction in plants by pollination and seed formation (p.13) and completed p.15 comparing asexual and sexual reproduction.
Homework: complete definitions.
The test has been postponed from Tuesday to Thursday June 11.
Review sheet will be given out on Monday, but is also available on my website - cut and paste the following link:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2oTQPg2zya6MFQ5b0NxODBLUUk/edit
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.4 and worked on revision.
The test has been postponed from Monday to Wednesday June 10.
Homework: continue revision, and don't forget to BRING CARNET BACK TO SCHOOL on Monday for correction!!!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We corrected the definitions and students worked on revision for Test Sc9.2, which is on Tuesday June 9.
Homework: continue revision, and study!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on revision in preparation for the test on Tuesday
Homework: finish revision, and study!
June 4, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a hands-on activity making models of plant or animal cells.
Reminder: Test Sc8.4 on Tuesday June 9
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the answers to the questions on p.9-13 in Carnet Sc7.4, using youtube animations to show the movements of tectonic plates.
Homework: work on review p.19-22.
Test Sc7.4 on Monday June 8
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed answers to some of the review questions.
Homewor: Study!
Test Sc7.4 is on Tuesday June 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a hands-on activity making models of plant or animal cells.
Reminder: Test Sc8.4 on Tuesday June 9
June 3, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We complete p.11 on Sexual Reproduction in Carnet Sc9.2.
Reminder: Test Sc9.2 on Tuesday June 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We went over the answers to p.9,11,12,13 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Homework: Work on review - p.20-21 MUST be completed for tomorrow, more if you you have time.
Test Sc7.4 on Tuesday June 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on p.11,12,13 and the definitions on p.9 based on the information booklet.
These four pages MUST be finished for homework for tomorrow.
Reminder: Test Sc7.4 on Monday June 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We finished p.13 and 15 in Carnet Sc9.2.
DONE!
Homework: finish definitions at the beginning of Carnet.
Reminder: Test Sc9.2 on Tuesday June 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We finished p.9 and 11 in Carnet Sc8.4. DONE!
Homework: finish definitions on p.3 and revision for Monday June 8.
Reminder: Test Sc8.4 on Tuesday June 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
No science today, but a reminder:
Test Sc8.4 on Tuesday June 9.
June 1, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Advance warning - this class did not have science today, but I can post now the date for the final test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year: Tuesday June 9. It will be announced also in class tomorrow.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We reviewed the rock cycle based on the activity the students completed last period and completed p.8 in Carnet Sc7.4.
The remainder of the booklet is a re-run of the Science Project booklet that many students already completed earlier in the year. We are going over this material again now, as it constitutes the second part of this unit. Students used a the Information booklet and started going over p.11 in Carnet Sc7.4.
The test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year, will be Monday June 8.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed how the systems of the human body work together to provide for the needs of cells (top of p.11), cellular respiration (bottom of p.11), and the relationship between cells, tissus, organs and systems (top of p.9)
The test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year, will be Tuesday June 9.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd

Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed sexual reproduction in plants and animals, and the difference between internal and external fertilization. (P.12 in Carnet Sc9.2)
The test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year, will be Tuesday June 9.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We reviewed the rock cycle based on the activity the students completed last period and completed p.8 in Carnet Sc7.4.
The remainder of this Carnet will be completed in small working groups using an information booklet that is provided in class. Students today worked on p.11 and some started p.12.
The test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year, will be Tuesday June 9.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Advance warning - this class did not have science today, but I can post now the date for the final test for this Carnet, which will be the final unit test of the year: Tuesday June 9. It will be announced also in class tomorrow.
For a more detailed explanation of end-of-year assessment in Science, please cut-and-paste the following link into your browser:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/examen-final--pensee-scientifique-esd

May 29, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did a group activity on the rock cycle and recorded their version of the cycle on p.8 of Carnet Sc7.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed genetic diversity and how sexual reproduction creates greater genetic diversity in a species that asexual reproduction. We discussed gametes and fertilization. Carnet Sc9.2 p.11.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We went over the organic systems of the human body, and their principal organs, Carnet Sc8.4, p.10.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
We discussed various modes of asexual reproduction, p.10 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed a group activity on the organic systems of the human body and their principal organs.
No homework assigned.
May 28, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished notes on sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, and students completed a group activity on the rock cycle.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.2.1 on heredity and mitosis.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.2.1 on heredity and mitosis.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.4.1 on cells and the microscope.
May 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We reviewed the stages of mitosis and completed definitions 1-17 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed notes on igneous and sedimentary rocks (p.4-5 of Carnet Sc7.4).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Asexual reproductions (p.10 in Carnet Sc9.2).
Homework: Study for Quiz Sc9.2.1 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.4.1, and also completed p.10 in Carnet Sc8.4 on bodily systems.
No homework assigned.
May 26, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students used microscopes to observe onion cells.
Homework: study p.2,4,6, and the top of p.7 to prepare for Quiz Sc8.4.1 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students finisned the activity classifying rocks, and we started taking notes on p.3 of Carnet Sc7.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students finished the activity on classifying rocks.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students used microscopes to observe onion cells.
Homework: study p.2,4,6, and the top of p.7 to prepare for Quiz Sc8.4.1 Thursday.
May 25, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students finished the comic-strip activity on the process of mitosis.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.2.1 on Thursday May 28. Study definitions 1,2,7,8,9,10, plus pages 6 and 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did a lab activity classifying rocks.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab activity classifying rocks.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished the comic-strip activity on the process of mitosis.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.2.1 on Thursday May 28. Study definitions 1,2,7,8,9,10, plus pages 6 and 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We corrected the information gained from the 'Who am I?' activity on the parts of a cell (p.7,8 in Carnet Sc8.4). Students completed the definitions on p.2 and the differences between a plant and an animal cell on the top of p.7. Students had the opportunity to observe 3-D models of plant and animal cells and to identify the parts.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.4.1 on Thursday May 28; study pages 2.4.6 and the top of p.7.
May 22, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
The mid-chapter quiz was announced for Wednesday May 27. Students should study pages 2,4,6 and the top of p.7 in the Carnet Sc8.4.
We completed the differences between plant and animal cells on the top of p.7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on reading & sorting activity in small groups to explore the function and characteristics of the various organites of a cell.
The mid-chapter quiz was announced for Thursday May 28. Students should study pages 2,4,6 and the top of p.7 in the Carnet Sc8.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed the process of mitosis using several images and youtube videos and animations. Students started on an activity to represent the stages of mitosis by a comic-strip based on a video animation.
The mid-chapter quiz was announced for Thursday May 28. Students should study Definitions 1,2,7,8,9,10, the diagram on p.4, and the stages of mitosis on p.9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
We completed the notes on sedimentary and metamorphic rocks (p.5,6 in Carnet Sc7.4), then we went outside for the last 15 minutes of the period to observe rocks in their natural environment!
No homework assigned.
May 21, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students received Carnet Sc7.4.
The rest of the period was cancelled due to a grade-level assembly in the cafeteria, to discuss the issue of lateness, which is causing disruption to instructional time.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a reading activity to identify the main characteristics of cell organelles, and completed p.7-8 in Carnet Sc8.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on a activity to create a comic strip describing mitosis based on an animation video shown in class.
No homework assigned.
Quiz Sc9.2.1 has been set for next Thursday May2
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We completed notes from p.3,4 and the start of p.5 in Carnet Sc7.4.
No homework assigned.
May 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Carnet Sc9.2 was handed out. We discussed heredity, genes, traits and chromosome.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Rock families and erosion were introduced with a Bill Nye video, and we went outside to observe rocks in situ!
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students went with Mrs O'Brien to finish watching a movie for an English assignment.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed the characteristics of living things, and then went outside to observe them in situ. Students played tag, which confirmed that they possess the characteristics of movement and reaction to stimuli, evidence consistent with the hypothesis that they are indeed alive.
Have a great long weekend!
May 14, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Carnet Sc8.4 was handed out. Parts and use of a microscope were introduced, and students had a few minutes for a first exploration of using a microscope.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote test Sc7.3
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote test Sc7.3
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed the characteristics of living things and completed the top of page 5 in Carnet Sc8.4. In the process the mysteries of plant sexual reproductions were revealed. Students might never look at a fruit salad in quite the same way again.
No homework assigned.
May 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote test Sc9.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We corrected the review and answered questions in preparation for test Sc7.3 which is tomorrow.
Homework:STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the review and answered questions in preparation for test Sc7.3 which is tomorrow.
Homework:STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed the relationship between chromosomes, genes, and DNA as well as the history how the structure of DNA was determined by Rosalind Franklin, and Crick and Watson. We completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc9.2 and definitions 3-6.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Carnet Sc8.4 was handed out. We completed p.4 on the parts of a microscope, and then students had the opportunity for some hands-on practice.
No homework assigned.
May 12, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote test Sc8.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote test Sc8.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on review for test Sc9.3, which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We finished up to p.8 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
Students worked in class on review for test Sc7.3, which his on Thursday.
Homework: finish p.1-4 in the revision for tomorrow.
STUDY!
May 11, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the separation of mixtures by evaporation and distillation. Students received a review sheet in preparation for the test Sc7.3 on Thursday.
Homework: work on the review materials for Wednesday, so they will know where they have some difficulty and may need to ask me some questions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
I went over the review sheet in preparation for the test tomorrow and answered questions where they students asked for clarification.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Test Sc9.3 has been corrected and students saw their mark. The whole class rose to the challenge and did very very well.
Carnet Sc9.2 (Reproduction) was handed out. We started with a discussion of family resemblances and genetic traits.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did a hands-on activity comparing the efffectiveness of filtration to separate the components of a heterogneous and a homogeneous mixture.
A review booklet was distributed for Test Sc7.3, which is on Thursday.
May 8, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We introduced methods of separating mixtures (hand sorting, magnetism, flotation, filtration, evaporation, and distillation). Students did a walk-around activity to identify examples of each method.
The Unit Test has been postponed by one day to Thursday May 14 to allow for more time for review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote Test Sc9.3 (Electricity).
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on review for Test Sc8.2 (Optics). Test has been re-scheduled one last time to Tuesday May 12, mostly because because I had booked it for that date on the teachers' calendar. Students were gracious enough to accomodate my mistake (!).
Answers to the revision will be posted on my website later this evening.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on review for Test Sc9.3 (Electricity) which is on Wednesday May 13. I will go over the review questions on Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on review for Test Sc8.2 which is on Tuesday May 12.
Answers to the revision will be posted on my website later this evening.
May 7, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab activity on Filtration (p.6-7 in Carnet Sc7.3.3)
A review sheet for Test Sc7.3 was given out.
Note: Unit Test was announced for Wednesday May 13 - but will be postponed to Thursday May 14 to give us more time for review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We finished p.8 and (almost) p.9 in Carnet Sc9.3.3, which covered the law of conservation of energy and the efficiency of appliances. The rest of the booklet will not be completed, and will not be on the test. A review booklet was handed out in preparation for the test on Wednesday May 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
I answered questions from students regarding the review booklet for Test Sc9.3 which is tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We finished our discussion of refraction on p.5 of Carnet Sc8.2.3, and compared concave and concave lenses n p.6-7.
We will not cover the last pages of this Carnet. A review booklet for Test Sc8.2 (Optics) was handed out in preparation for the test on Tuesday.
We will have a period in class tomorrow to work on review. Students are asked to look through and identify any area where they would need extra help, so that they can ask me during the review time.
May 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did an activity to explore concave and convex lenses, p.6-7 in Carnet Sc8.2.3.
The Unit Test has been changed to Monday May 11.
A review sheet will be given out next period!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We went over Quiz Sc7.3.2, which was returned to students. Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out, and we completed the defintions on p.2.
Note that this is a very short chapter, and that the Unit Test Sc7.3 has been announced for Wednesday May 13
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We went over Quiz Sc7.3.2, which was returned to students. Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out.
Note that this is a very short chapter, and that the Unit Test Sc7.3 has been announced for Wednesday May 13
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We reviewed the results of the activity on the angles of incidence and refraction which we did yesterday, briefly discussed refraction in relation to the wave theory of light, and students did another brief exploration to determine which colour of light is refracted the most and deduce the relationship between wavelength and refraction.
Reminder that the final Unit test is on Tuesday May 12. A review sheet will be given out next class, and is posted online on my website at the followind url (you will have to cut-and-paste into browser)
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2oTQPg2zya6TlZrQ0wxVThTMm8/edit
May 4, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We corrected the power/voltage/current problems assigned last class. The rest of the period was taken up by a grade 9 meeting regarding the school leaving ceremony.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote quiz sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed methods of separation.
We went outside to observe the effect of temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide in soda water.
No homework assigned.
The final Carnet in this unit will be very short, and the final unit test is already scheduled for Wednesday May 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We finished discussing alternative sources of energy (solar, wind, geothermal, waves and tides)
Students completed the definitions on p.2 of the Carnet Sc9.3.3.
The review booklet was handed out.
Reminder: Unit Test Friday May 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed a lab activity to measure incident and refracted angles when water goes from air to water, and from water to air.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 was returned to students.
No homework assigned.
April 30, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We continued our discussion of refraction in relation to the wave theory of light, Carnet Sc8.3.3 p.4-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We continued discussion on power generation using various sources of energy, and their environmental impact.
Reminder : test Sc9.3 will be Friday May 8. A review sheet will be handed out next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We corrected review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 which will be on Monday.
Homework: Study!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Please remember to bring back signed permission slip concerning the viewing of teh Fifth Estate documentary 'The Sextortion of Amanda Todd', which will be shown in ELA class as part of a unit on Digital Citizenship. Permission slips are available on our school website at
https://mdjhdotinfo.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/principal-letter-on-social-media-2014-15.pdf
April 29, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Monday.
Homework: finish review, study.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Science class cancelled due to Speak-Offs. Congratulations to Katie on a great speech and performance.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on a lab activity to measure the angle of incidence and the angle of refraction when a light ray goes from air to water, and from water to air. Carnet Sc8.2.3 p.3-4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out.
This final chapter in the unit will be done very quickly to make time for Unit 4 before the end of the year. We completed p.3-5 on Energy, Work, and Power. Power calculations involving voltage and current were introduced.
Homework: finish problems 2-8 on p.4-5 if not done in class.
The final unit test date has been set for Wednesday May 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Carnet Sc8.2.3 was handed out.
This final chapter in the unit will be done very quickly to make time for Unit 4 before the end of the year. We completed p.2, and I explained the lab activty that we will do next period.
The final unit test date has been set for Tuesday May 12.
April 28, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Thursday.
Homework: Study!

Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed how generators work and how and power generating stations (hydroelectric and fossil-fuel powered).
The final Unit Test Sc9.3 will be Friday May 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.2
No homework assigned.
April 24, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished the questions about the graphing activity on p. 15-16, and worked on the questions p.17 on the solubility of different substances.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 has been set for Thursday April 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We completed the definitions on p.2 and the questions p.12 on the solubility of different substances.
Quiz Sc7.3.2 has been set for Monday May 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We went over the review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2 which is on Tuesday Apr 8.
Homework: Study!
April 21, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished our discussion of variables, and students used this knowledge to complete the variables on their solubility lab.
We completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on revision for Quiz Sc8.2.2 on Friday.
Homework: continue revision and study.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We continued to discuss the laws of conservation of mass and energy, and the conversion of energy between different forms. We did a demonstration activity to compare the amount of energy lost as heat by incandescent vs compact fluorescent bulbs. We also listened to the Muppets famous explanation of phenomenology 'Manamana'
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students finished the write-up from their Solubility lab that was done yesterday. Once they were done, they had the opportunity to make sympathy cards for Mr Tulk's family if they wished.
No homework assigned.
April 20, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students completed a lab activity to compare the solubility of salt in cold and warm water. They will finish the write-up next period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We continued problems calculating the cost of utilizing appliances for given amounts of time. Then we discussed the laws of conservation of mass and of energy.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We finished ray diagrams for curved mirrors on p.13. We completed definitions on p.2. Students worked on revision p.14-16
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 on Friday Apr 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students did a quick, informal assessment to confirm that they understand how current and voltage vary in series vs parallel circuits. They completed the definitions p.2, then continued with the problems on p.18-20, and the table on p.16.
Homework: finish at home.
The date for Quiz Sc9.3.2 has been set for Tuesday Apr 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed ray diagrams for curved mirrors (p.13)
Homework: finish practice examples on p.16.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 was set in class for Monday April 27. However I realize that I had misread my schedule and we won't have a science period on that day, so the quiz will really be on Tuesday April 28.
April 17, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on their calculations and conclusions from yesterday lab activity on temperature and solubility, then we discussed variables in a science experiment.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We finished discussion of series and parallel circuits. Students worked on problems p.15, 18-20.
Heads up - quiz coming soon, exact date will be set in class on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We corrected problems from yesterday, and discussed energy use and environmental impact.
We did calculations on the cost of electricity.
Homework: finish cost calculation problems p.7-8
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed path of light beams reflected off curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.2.2 p.10-12.
No homework assigned.
Heads up - quiz coming soon, exact date will be set in class on Monday.
April 16, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We went over the results of the PhET simulation and discussed how and why the voltage and current in various sections of series and parallel circuits vary as more bulbs are added. (Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.13-14)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab activity to compare the solubility of salt in cold and warm water.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We went over calculations involving power, voltage, and current (Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.4-5), then on to calculations of energy consumed by an appliance of a given power over a given amount of time (p.6-7).
Homework: finish problems 2-4 on p.6-7 if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We reviewed the rules describing the reflection of a beam of incident light on a curved mirror, and the difference between a real and a virtual image, for the benefit of the half of the class who was absent yesterday. The we started applying these rules to the construction of ray diagrams to show the formation of an image by a curved mirror.
Ho homework assigned.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 has been set for Friday April 24, in consultation with the class.
April 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We finished off the diagrams on p.10, filled in the rules for reflection on curved mirrors on p.12, and discussed the difference between a virtual and a real image on p.11 of Carnet Sc8.2.2.
The we went outside in the last 10 minutes to observe examples of teh behaviour of sunlight.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected a couple of examples of concentration calculations, then continued with a discussion of saturated vs non-saturated solutions.
Students practiced the use of a triple-beam balance in preparation for a lab on the effect of temperature on solubility which we will work on tomorrow.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We corrected a couple of examples of concentration calculations, then continued with a discussion of saturated vs non-saturated solutions.
Students practiced the use of a triple-beam balance in preparation for a lab on the effect of temperature on solubility which we will work on tomorrow.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed a number of examples of uses of curved mirrors, then students did a hands-on activity with ray boxes to observe the path of incident and reflected rays on curved mirrors, and measure the focal length of the mirrors.
No homework assigned.
April 14, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We went to the computer lab so students could use the PhET simulation to complete the activity on p.12-15 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: complete p.13-14 and attempt questions on p.15 if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We finished notes on dissolution and discussed why some substances are soluble and some insoluble from the point of view of particle theory (p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.2)
We did concentration calculations and the practice exercises p.6-8.
Homework: complete the table on p.6 with the examples of concentration from products found in the home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We briefly reviewed the notes from before Easter break, and students did practice examples calculating concentration (p.12-13 in Carnet Sc7.3.2) and completed definitions 1-7.
Homework: finish if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out, we discussed work, energy, and power. (p.3-4)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed a hands-on activity to explore images in concave and convex mirrors.
No homework assigned.
April 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We continued our discussion of curved mirrors with a hands-on activity. We started the notes on p.10 of Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We went over ray diagrams for reflection in plane mirrors. Students completed one example following along with step-by-step teacher instructions, then did one example on p.5 and/or p.14 of their Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
We discussed series and parallel circuits, then students started a lab activity to measure current and voltage in a simple circuit and calculate resistance using Ohm's law.
No homework assigned.
April 2, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme. Brunet et Mme. O'Leary :)
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme. Brunet et Mme. O'Leary :)
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme. Brunet et Mme. O'Leary :)
Art
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme. Brunet et Mme. O'Leary :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme Brunet. et Mme. O'Leary :)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Hoppy Easter! from Mme. Brunet et Mme. O'Leary :)
March 30, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students were given back quiz Sc9.3.1
We started Ohm`s law calculations.
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students started discussion on soluble and insoluble substances (page in carnet Sc7.3.2)
No homework assigned.
Art
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students were given review for Quiz Sc9.3.2
Homework: Come to class tomorrow with questions for Wednesday`s quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on ray diagrams in class
Homework: Finish page 5 in carnet Sc8.2.1 if not yet complete.
March 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on their reflection lab.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did page 6 in carnet Sc7.3.2 identifying the solvent and solute. They also did an oral activity to help with construction of sentences.
No homework assiged
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students were given new carnet Sc7.3.2.
We discussed what makes up a solution. ( solute and solvent)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on their reflection lab.
No homework assigned
March 26, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Continued discussion on resistance and finished questions on page 7 of carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students started new carnet Sc7.3.2 talking about solutions, solutes and solvents.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students should now have carnet Sc9.3.2 complete
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked laws of reflection and practiced using protractor.
No homework assigned
March 25, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked further on the properties of reflection.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on activities regarding the properties of light.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked in their carnet Sc9.3.1 regarding resistance.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We corrected review for tomorrow``s quiz
Homework: Study for quiz Sc7.3.1!
March 24, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on an activity on properties of reflection.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on the difference between circuits in series and in parallel
Homework: Finish Questions 1-4 on page 16 of carnet Sc9.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students were given time in class to work on review for their quiz Sc.7.3.1.
Quiz is on Thursday March 26th
Homework: Complete review - to be corrected in tomorrow`s class.
March 23, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Today Students worked on a Lab in class
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.1 is on Thursday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Today we corrected les calculs d'Ohm and started to discuss circuits in series.
Homework: None assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote their quiz Sc8.2.1
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.1
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students did an a mirror exploration activity on the properties of reflection.
No homework assigned.
March 18, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did an exploration activity today with mirrors.
Homework: Study for Quiz Sc8.2.1 (Scheduled for Monday March 23rd)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Today we corrected Review for Quiz Sc7.3.1
Homework: Study for Quiz Sc7.3.1!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.2.1
No homework assigned
March 17, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Today we corrected Review for quiz Sc9.3.1. and did an introductory activity on Resistance.
Homework: Continue to study for Quiz which is Monday March 23rd
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Today we began discussion on The Tyndall Effect and Mixtures according to the particle theory in carnet Sc7.2.2
Homework: None assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students were given the class to work on review.
Homework: Finish the review if not already done.
Quiz is Tuesday March 24th
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Began work on a Lab looking at series and parallel circuits.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Today we corrected review. If students have any further questions Mme. O`Leary will be at science help tomorrow to answer them.
Homework: Study for tomorrow`s quiz!
March 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Corrected review
Announcement: Due to restrictions beyond control quiz Sc8.2.1 scheduled for Wednesday March 18th will have to be postponed to Monday March 23rd
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Worked on Review
Homework: Finish review for quiz Sc8.2.1
Quiz is scheduled for Wednesday March 18th
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Worked on lab activity
Quiz will now take place on Monday March 23rd
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Today we finished discussing alloys in carnet Sc7.3.1
No homework assigned.
March 12, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab on the Tyndall Effect today.
Homework: Finish the 'Devoir' on page 12 and 13 of carnet Sc7.3.1 if not yet complete.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students completed revision in carnet Sc8.2.1
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on a activity in the computer lab.
No homework assigned
March 11, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Science Fair Presentations are now complete!
We began a discussion on alloys after a brief review of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
No homework assigned
REMINDER: The School Science Fair is tomorrow! For those who want to participate this means you need to stay after school for judging!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished practice calculations on ohm`s law
Homework: Finish up to page 10 in carnet Sc9.3.2 for next class.
REMINDER: The School Science Fair is tomorrow! For those who want to participate this means you need to stay after school for judging!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Today we finished carnet Sc8.2.1.
No homework assigned
Quiz will be Wednesday March 18th
REMINDER: The School Science Fair is tomorrow! For those who want to participate this means you need to stay after school for judging!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students were given review for Quiz Sc9.3.1 and should be complete for Friday`s class - come prepared with questions.
Quiz is Tuesday March 17th
REMINDER: The School Science Fair is tomorrow! For those who want to participate this means you need to stay after school for judging!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed carnet Sc8.2.1 and have started review. No homework assigned.
Quiz is changed to Wednesday March 18th
REMINDER: The School Science Fair is tomorrow! For those who want to participate this means you need to stay after school for judging!
March 10, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Today we discussed potential energy and potential difference. Their carnet Sc9.3.1 should now be complete.
Quiz is changed to Tuesday March 17th
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Today we started in on Ohm's law calculations in carnet Sc9.3.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed page 7 and 8 in carnet Sc8.2.1.
Homework: none assigned however students have been warned of an upcoming quiz next Tuesday.
March 9, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Today we went over current electricity. Students should have up to page 10 in carnet Sc9.3.1 complete.
Homework: Study for Quiz
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Today we discussed the particle theory and The Tyndall effect in mixtures.
Homework: none assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Today we discussed factors that contribute to electrical resistance, students should have up to page 6 complete in carnet Sc9.3.2.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Today we discussed the electromagnetic spectrum and completed up to page 8 in carnet Sc8.2.1
Quiz announced for Wednesday March 18th
March 6, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Today we discussed the models of light on page 7 of the carnet Sc8.3.1 and further discussed the properties of a wave.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Today we finished page 7 in carnet Sc7.3.1 on clear, cloudy and opaque substances. We then continued on to discuss the Tyndall effect.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Science Fair projects are ongoing. They should be all complete by the end of next class.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Today we finished our discussion on the properties of light and then did a matching activity.
No homework assigned.
March 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Starting to clue up Science Fair presentations in class.
Homework: Quiz announced for Friday March 13th - begin to review carnet Sc9.3.1!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Discussed alloys (les alliages) on page 6 of carnet Sc7.3.1 and did a small activity on page 7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Science Fair Presentations are now complete.
We corrected circuit diagrams from last class and did a small activity on resistance in carnet Sc9.3.1.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We finished discussing the properties of light. Page 5 and 6 in carnet Sc8.2.1 should now be complete.
No homework assigned.
March 3, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Finished up science fair presentations
Had a discussion regarding scientific theories
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Finished Science Fair Presentations
Did an activity regarding properties of light.
No homework assigned, but reminder that the school wide science fair is Thursday March 12th after school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students received new carnet Sc9.3.2, worked on page 3 and 4 on how to draw circuits.
No homework assigned, but reminder that the school wide science fair is Thursday March 12th after school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Science fair projects are ongoing.
Reminder school wide science fair is Thursday March 12th after school.
March 2, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students started their science fair presentations today, presentations will continue for the next few classes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Finished up science fair projects today.
Watched a part of Bill Nye on Properties of Light
February 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Today we finished Science presentations.
Finished up talking about homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures in carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Science Fair Presentations are ongoing.
February 25, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Science Fair Presentations are on-going.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Science Presentations are on-going.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed particle theory and heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.
Wrote on page 3 of carnet 7.3.1
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Science Fair Presentations are on-going.
No homework assigned.
February 24, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed some examples of static electricity in everyday life.
We introduced the topic of electrical current.
Homework: Reminder that Science Fair Projects were due yesterday and that presentations are now on-going!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students got back their Unit tests today. We then talked about heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures.
No homework assigned.
Reminders:
1)Science Fair Projects are due next Monday!
2) Money and Permission Slips due for Thursday's Spirit Week Activities!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We began Science Project Presentations.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.1
No homework assigned.
Reminder of Science Fair Projects and Presentations!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Science Fair Presentations
No homework assigned.
February 23, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We started science fair presentations today.
No homework assigned, for those who have not presented they should be ready to do so next class!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We started science fair presentations today.
No homework assigned, for those who have not presented they should be ready to do so next class!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We started science fair presentations today and Unit Test Sc9.1 was returned
No homework assigned, for those who have not presented they should be ready to do so next class!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students Participated in a Pep Rally Assembly for Spirit Week!
No homework!
February 19, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished carnet Sc9.3 and were given review to work on.
Homework: Bring any questions to tomorrow`s class Quiz is Tuesday February 24th!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We looked at optic technologies in their ancient and modern forms and began discussion properties of light
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on a charging insulators activity.
Homework: Finish questions on page 6 and 7 in carnet Sc9.3.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We looked at optic technologies in their ancient and modern forms and began discussion properties of light
No homework assigned
February 18, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students continued discussion on pure substances and mixtures. We then further divided mixtures into into homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures. Filled in page 3, 4 and start of page five of carnet Sc7.3.1
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students started work in Carnet Sc9.3.1. Discussing electrical discharge, and electrical charge of objects. Page 3 and 4 are now complete.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We further discussed current electricity and the elements of a circuit. We also started work on potential energy and potential difference.
Students decided on Quiz Sc9.3.1 for Tuesday February 24th
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Started work in carnet Sc8.2.1 discussing the first theories of light.
Students were given back their unit test Sc8.3 Fluids
Homework: none assigned
February 17, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Carnet Sc9.3.1, on static and current electricity, was handed out. We opened this new unit with some activities to explore static electricity.
No new homework assigned, students should continue work on Science Fair Projects (due for in-class presentation next week)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students passed in the first part of their project on the Earth's Crust.
Carnet Sc7.3.1, on Substances and Mixtures, was handed out. We opened this new unit with a sorting activity to introduce the difference between a pure substance and a mixture.
No new homework assigned, students should continue work on their oral presentation project (due for in-class presentation next week)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We did a pass-the-electron activity to explain what happens in an electrical current.
We had a class discussion to determine the date of the Quiz for this booklet, and students settled on having it this Friday, Feb 20, to get it out of the way before Spirit Week.
No new homework assigned, students should continue work on Science Fair Projects (due for in-class presentation next week).
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We reviewed students' progress with their science project, then carried on with optics. We discussed early theories of light, and how the speed of light was measured (bottom of p.3 in Carnet Sc7.2.1).
No new homework assigned, students should continue work on Science Fair Projects (due for in-class presentation next week)
February 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Carnet Sc8.2.1 was handed out. Students took part in an exploratory activity to discover the properties of light.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote test Sc7.2 (Heat)
No homework!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote test Sc7.2 (Heat)
No homework!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Carnet Sc8.2.1 was handed out. Students took part in an exploratory activity to discover the properties of light.
No homework assigned.
February 11, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote their Unit test Sc8.2 today!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote their Unit test Sc8.2 today!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote their Unit test Sc9.1 today!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students completed review for tomorrows Unit Test!
Homework: Study for unit test Sc7.2!
February 10, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students were given the period in the lab to finish their Science projects. The projects are now due tomorrow.

Homework: Study and work on review for Fridays unit test!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We corrected review for tomorrow`s unit test!
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Today students worked on a jigsaw activity exploring static electricity in everyday life.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Today we finished carnet Sc7.2.3 and worked on review for Thursdays Unit test.
Homework: Finish Review to correct for tomorrow`s class!
February 9, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did a lab on radiation. They were also given review for their unit test on Thursday. They will have time to work on this review in tomorrow's class.
Homework: Make sure to bring review to tomorrows class! Unit test Sc7.2 is on Thursday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students did a Lab activity on charging insulators by friction.
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students spent today's class in the computer lab researching pneumatic and hydraulic technologies.
Homework: Study and Review for Wednesdays Unit test!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students Reviewed for Wednesdays Unit Test.
Homework: Study and finish review if not already done!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students were given the period to work on Review for their Unit test on Wednesday.
Homework: Study and finish Review on Fluids!
February 6, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab activity on the absorption of light radiation by different surfaces. Complete at home and pass in next class if you didn't finish today.
Upcoming deadlines have been modified slightly:
On Tuesday feb 10, we will have a period in the computer lab to allow students an opportunity to complete a portion of the Science Project on the Earth's Crust. The due date for this booklet is now moved back to Wednesday Feb 11.
Review sheets for test Sc7.2 due for correction in class Thursday Feb 12.
Test Sc7.2: now postponed to Friday Feb 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students did a lab activity to identify physical and chemical changes.
Reminder: Revision sheets to be completed for correction in class tomorrow.
Test Sc9.1 (Chemistry) Wednesday Feb 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students continued discussion of static electricity, conductors and insulators.
No homework assigned.
Continue work on Science Fair project.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed Pascal's principle, and its application in hydraulic and pneumatic technologies.
Reminder Unit Test Sc8.3 Wednesday Feb 11.
February 5, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Today we completed carnet Sc9.1.3 after discussing the law of conservation of mass.
We then did a Jeopardy Review for upcoming test.
Homework: Finish written review for class on Monday, Unit Test is on February 11th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We started and finished a foldable activity on conduction, convection and radiation. Unit Review was also given to students.
Homework: Students should be reviewing carnet Sc7.2.1, Sc7.2.2 and Sc7.2.3 for next weeks Unit Test! (February 12th) Also friendly reminder of Science Project!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students received new carnet today Sc9.3.1 on Static and Current Electricity, we completed page 3 and 4.
Homework: none assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students completed carnet Sc8.2.3.
Homework: Begin review for next weeks unit test!
February 4, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students continued an activity on thermal conductors and insulators.
We also completed definitions on page 1.
Homework: Start to review for
Unit test (carnet Sc7.2.1, Sc7.2.2 and Sc7.2.3) which is on February 12th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Discussed Thermal Insulators and conductors pg 6 in carnet Sc7.2.3
Homework: Start to review for
Unit test which is on February 12th (carnet Sc7.2.1, Sc7.2.2 and Sc7.2.3)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students received new carnet Sc8.2.3.
We completed definitions on page 1 in new carnet and finished most of page 2 in the carnet
Homework: None assigned
Announced Unit Test (on all three carnets)for Wednesday February 11th
February 3, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students explored the difference between physical and chemical changes. Pages 12 & 13 in carnet Scp.1.3.
Homework: Work on Review booklet- should be finished for Monday February 8th.
Quiz is Wednesday February 11th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students went to the lab to continue working on ideas for science fair.
No homework assigned
Reminder to have idea to Mme. Brunet by tomorrow's class and of upcoming unit test on February 12th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed heat conductors and heat insulators. Page 6 and 7 in carnet Sc7.2.3 are now complete.
No homework assigned
Reminder of upcoming unit test February 12th
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We did a brief introduction to static electricity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote their Quiz Sc8.2.2
Reminder of upcoming Unit test on February 11th
January 29, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
A new carnet was given to students today. (Sc7.2.3)
We discussed 3 types of heat transfer conduction, radiation and convection. Page 2 in carnet should be completed.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 was also returned
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We corrected review sheets and students asked questions for tomorrow`s test.
Homework: Study for the unit test Sc9.1!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students were given a new carnet and began work on pressure(Sc8.2.3 pg2)
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on molecular model lab.
Test was announced for unit 1 : February 11th, 2015
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on definitions and review for their quiz on Tuesday.
Homework: Finish Review and study for Monday!
January 28, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation; p.3 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed naming covalent compounds, p.9-10 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
Homework finish extra examples on p.10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We chose to give up the time in the
computer lab since it was too warm. We stayed in class and worked on review for upcoming unit test on Friday. Definitions were also corrected in carnet Sc9.1.3
Homework: Finish revision and study for the test on Friday!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We did a lab on Buoyant Force and Density.

Homework: Study and review for quiz on Tuesday!
January 27, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Today we went to the computer lab to work on Science Fair Project ideas.
No homework assigned however reminder that your idea for Science Fair Project is due Thursday,January 29th!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Distributed and explained Carnet on the Earth`s Crust (in place of traditional science fair project)
Due dates:
Part 1 (workbook)- February 10th.
Part 2 (Presentations)- February 24th

Distributed Carnet Sc7.2.3 and began to discuss conduction.

No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Gave out Science Fair Guidelines and went to the computer lab to work on ideas.
Due dates are as follows:
Idea: Jan. 30th
Plan: Feb. 6th
Results: Feb. 20th
Presentation: Feb. 27th
The date of the school wide science fair will be March 12th after school.

No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote their Quiz Sc8.3.2
No homework assigned.
January 26, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Corrected Review for in carnet 8.3.2.
Homework: Study for tomorrows quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We watched Bill Nye and took notes on Conduction, Convection and Radiation.
Quizzes were returned and we went over common errors with corrections.
No Homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote the quiz Sc.7.2.2 that they missed on Friday due to the delayed opening.

We discussed the upcoming Science fair project. We will have class time to come up with the idea however due dates are as follows:
Idea- February 4th
Plan- February 9th
Results - February 23rd
Presentation - March 2nd
To receive a 5% bonus on the project Students may participate in the Science Fair after school on Thursday March 12th.

No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Continued work in carnet Sc.8.3.2 (page 16,17 and the beginning of page 18) started work on Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle.

Homework: Start to prepare for Quiz on Monday Feb. 2nd!
January 23, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote their Quiz Sc.7.2.2 this morning
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students participated in Lab on physical and chemical changes.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students went to the computer lab to work on ideas for their upcoming science fair project.
Reminder: Idea is due Monday January 26th
January 22, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Worked on Review Questions on pages 19 & 20 in carnet Sc8.3.2
Homework: Finish review and study for the quiz on Tuesday January 27th!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Discussed the difference between weight and mass in the carnet Sc.8.3.2, p.14-15
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Introduced Science Project. Due dates are as follows:
Idea-January 29th
Plan- February 2
Results- February 17th
In-class presentations start- February 23rd
The date of the Science Fair is Thursday March 12 after school.

Students then worked on nomenclature of ionic compounds (pg 7 in carnet Sc9.1.3).
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Reviewed for tomorrows quiz!
Homework: Study!!
January 21, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Completed the remainder of Carnet Sc7.2.2. (Definitions pg 2 and Revision page 13-16.
Homework: Finish revision and study for the quiz on Friday!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Went to the computer lab and looked for science fair project ideas.
Homework: Final idea is to be handed in Monday January 26th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Worked on 'Plastics Today' assignment
Homework: Finish letter with partner for next class. (Friday)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Completed Review in carnet Sc7.2.2
Homework: Finish Review and study for the Quiz on Friday!!
January 20, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students finished their graph and conclusion for yesterday's lab, then worked on review for Quiz Sc7.2.2, which will be this Friday, Jan 23.
Homework: continue work on review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We talked about environmental impact of plastics in the ocean, then focused on the narrower issue of plastic shopping bags.
Students will complete a writing activity on this topic next science period.
Unit Test Sc9.1 has been announced for Thursday Jan 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Launching of the Science Project!
Booklet was handed out and timeline given.
We will be spending one period in the computer lab tomorrow.
Extra help in room 125 each Wednesday during second lunch.

Timeline:
Idea (p.2) due Mon Jan 26
Plan (either p.3-4 or p.5-6 ) due Mon Feb 2
Experimental work due Tue Feb 17
In-class presentations begin Mon Feb 23
MDJH Science Fair Thursday March 12th after school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
We discussed the difference between ionic and covalent compounds (p.4 in Carnet Sc9.1.3) and the formation of ionic compounds (p.5).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We went to the computer lab for students to research science project ideas.
No homework assigned.
January 19, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Finished working on Plateau Lab and started review for Quiz 7.2.2 which is this coming Friday, January 23rd
Homework: Continue to study and review for upcoming quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Some students completed the Quiz they missed on Friday.
The rest of the class started a new carnet Sc9.1.3
No homework assigned
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Finished Chemical reactions and compared physical and chemical changes in carnet Sc9.1.3.
Date for Unit test: Thursday January 29th.
Homework: Begin to review for upcoming test!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Launching of the Science Project!
Due dates for each part given to students as well as an instruction booklet. We will be spending two periods in the computer lab and there is extra help in room 125 each Wednesday during second lunch.
Deadlines:
Idea (p.2 in instruction booklet) due Monday Jan 26
Plan (either p.3-4 for experiment, or p.5-6 for a model) due Monday Feb 2
Experimental work due Wed Feb 18
In-class presentation begin Mon Feb 23
The Science Fair will be held Thursday March 12th after school.
January 16, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab measuring the temperature of an initial mixture of snow and water as it is heated and eventually comes to a boil.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We finished naming binary covalent compounds, and discussed what happens in a chemical reaction. We completed p.9, 10, and 12 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a lab activity on buoyancy. No homework assigned.
January 15, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed positive, negative, and neutral buoyancy, and completed p.17-18 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
Homework: finish questions p.18 if not done in class.
Advance warning: the Quiz is not announced yet, but will be Tuesday Jan 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed energy and what happens to molecules during changes of state, and completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
Homework: finish definitions on p.2.
Quiz Sc7.2.2 will be on Thursday Jan 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did a lab to measure the temperature changes as icy slush is heated to melting and eventually to boiling.
No homework - graph and conclusion will be finished in class next period.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.2 on January 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We finished discussing density in terms of particle theory (p.12) then discussed forces (p.13)
No homework assigned.
January 14, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Corrected Review Questions.
Homework: Study for the quiz on Friday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Did page 8 and 9 in carnet Sc7.2.2
Homework: Study for Quiz next Friday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Finished page 9 and 10 in carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Nomenclature of Covalent Compounds page 8 and 9 in carnet Sc9.1.3
No homework
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Practice calculations page 10 and 11 in carnet Sc8.3.2.
Homework: finish page 10 and 11 in carnet.
January 13, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We did a lab activity (table on page 12 in the carnet)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Carnet should now be complete.
Homework: Finish Review Sheet for next class. Quiz is on Friday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Discussed Kinetic Energy. Finished page 6 and page 7 in carnet.
Worked on page 2 in the carnet.
Homework: Finish Vocabulary on page 2 in the Carnet if not yet complete.
January 12, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Introduction of Particle Theory.
Worked through page 7 and part of page 9 in Carnet.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Corrected page 10 in carnet, worked on page 11 and discussed Buoyant force.
Homework: Finish page 11 in carnet if not yet complete.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Introduction of ionic compound nomenclature. Finished page 7 in Carnet.
No Homework
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Introduction of Particle Theory.
Worked through page 7 and part of page 9 in Carnet.
No homework.
January 9, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Worked on foldable for solids, liquids and gases.Most student finished in class.
Homework: Finish for next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Worked on molecular model lab.
No homework
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Worked on Density Calculations
Homework: Finish up to page 10 of density calculations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Worked on Review Sheet for upcoming quiz on Friday, January 16th.
Continue to Review and Study for the quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Worked on density calculations.
No homework
January 7, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We worked on Bohr-Rutherford models, p.13 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on a projet-pliage, a pyramid representing solids, liquids, and gases.
Homework: finish at home if necessary and pass in next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed covalent vs ionic compounds and completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We continued discussing forces and completed p.14-15 in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
No homework assigned.
January 6, 2015
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed density in terms of particle theory, and introduced the idea of forces. Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.12-13 and top of p.14.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Particles in solids, liquids and gases. Carnet Sc7.2.2, p.5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Particles in solids, liquids and gases. Carnet Sc7.2.2, p.12.
Homework: complete definitions 1-4 on p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed density of various solids, liquids, and gases, and started density calculations. Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.6-7
December 16, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students away on a field trip.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students away on a field trip.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
December 15, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on a projet-pliage on the periodic table. This project will be completed during our next science period, Wednesday, and will be passed in at the end of that period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's quiz Sc7.2.1.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 which will be Thursday.
Homework: continue review and study.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Half the class was absent due to band rehearsal, so the rest of us watched the Ice World episode of Planet Earth.
No homework assigned!
December 12, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We corrected the density calculations on p.7-9, then students did an activity in small group to measure the volume and the mass of rectangular objects and calculate their density.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed Carnet p.13 and the top of p.14 in Carnet Sc7.2.1, which completes the booklet. Students started the definitions on p.2 and should complete them for homework.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 has been assigned for Tuesday Dec 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We corrected the review for Quiz Sc8.3.1, which will be on Tuesday December 16.
December 11, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We continued discussing families of elements and completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
We will have two science periods next week which will be spent completing a foldable project on the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We had a conversation about the quiz - students unanimously prefer to have it tomorrow to get it over with before the last week of school. The worked very seriously the whole period on their review.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students observed and used lab thermometers; we completed p.12 in Carnet Sc7.2.1. Then students experimented on bimetallic strips.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is announced for Tuesday December 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We completed p.11-13 in Carnet Sc9.1.2, which finishes the booklet. We watched part of an online video on Atoms and Their Electrons:
http://tune.pk/video/3428672/atoms-and-their-electrons

The quiz will be Thursday December 18, to get it out of the way before Christmas holidays.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students did a lab on the effect of temperature on the viscosity of various fluids.
Reminder: Review questions were previously assigned for tomorrow, and Quiz Sc8.3.1 is also announced for Tuesday December 16.
December 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-5(216)
Density calculations were introduced, p.6 in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Students worked on practice exercises p. 7-9.
Homework: finish as needed.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.9-10 in Carnet Sc8.3.1, on viscosity and particle theory.
Homework: complete review questions (p.11-12) for Friday Dec 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed Mendeleiev and introduced the organization of the periodic table.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
I demonstrated an oven thermometer and a thermostat containing bimetallic strips, and we completed p.11 and the top of p.12 in Carnet Sc7.2.1. The section on thermocouples (bottom of p.12) will not be covered this year. Review questions will be worked on in class tomorrow in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1.
The date for this quiz was tentatively set earlier this week by student vote, to this Friday Dec 12. This may need to be revisited tomorrow.
December 8, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students observed and used lab thermometers, and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
Homework: definitions 1-8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students continued work on their foldable project on the families of teh periodic table.
Homework: finish at home if necessary, and pass in tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed elements and the atomic number and atomic mass of different elements. We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: complete table on p.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed particle theory in relation to viscosity of fluids. We completed p.7 and the top of p.8 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
Quiz Sc8.3.1 is announced for Tuesday December 16.
No homework assigned.
December 3, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a lab activity on temperature and viscosity.
Homework: study for Quiz Sc8.3.1 on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed notes on the liquid thermoscope on p.7, then discussed how to calibrate a thermometer and completed the notes on p.9.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales and completed p.8-9 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We reviewed the identification of variables in a science experiment, then students completed their lab reports from yesterday's experiment on the viscosity and flow rate of various fluids and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
December 2, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students started an activity to observe the physical and chemical properties of various metals.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We did a demonstration on the expansion of metal with heat, and discussed other examples from every day life. We discussed how to calibrate a thermometer, and we completed p.6 and most of p.7 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We observed a gas thermoscope and a liquid thermoscope and completed p.6 and the top of p.7 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed atomic number, atomic mass, and the number protons, neutrons, and electrons of different elements.
Students completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: finish p.4 if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed the hands-on part of a lab on viscosity and flow rate.
No homework assigned.
December 1, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 which will be on Monday Dec 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.3-5 inCarnet Sc8.3.1 and students prepared for a lab activity on viscosity and flow rate of fluids which we will do next period.
Homework: finish definitions on p.2 and the practice calculations on p.5 if not already completed in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed the thermal expansion and contraction of liquids and gases, using a digital simulation of molecular motion and some videos showing expansion and contraction of balloon with temperature changes. We completed p.5 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework assigned.
November 24, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students completed their write up of the lab on viscosity and flow rate, and reviewed the basics of particle theory on p.7 and to of p.8 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Also don't forget to bring permission slips and money to go to Brother Brennan centre on Wednesday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students passed in their foldable project on Succession in Ecosystems and worked on review questions in preparation for Test Sc7.1 which will be on Wednesday.
Homework: complete review questions for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out.
The gas thermoscope was presented and we explored ways to make the liquid move as far as possible up and down the tube.
No homework assigned.
November 20, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a lab activity to compare the viscosity of various everyday fluids.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote unit test Sc8.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We completed p.13 and definitions 17-23 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, which completes the booklet. The date of quiz Sc9.1.1 has been changed to Thursday Nov 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc7.1.
No homework assigned.
November 19, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on the Projet-pliage on succession, which is due in class next period.
Homework: finish project.
Reminder: Test Sc7.1 will be Wednesday Nov 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote test Sc8.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Review in preparation for Test sc7.1 which will be tomorrow.
November 17, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out. It's a very short one, so the final Unit Test (covering all three Carnets, Sc7.1.1, Sc7.1.2, and Sc7.1.3) has been announced up front for Wednesday Nov 28. The review questions are included at the end of today's Carnet, if anyone wants to get a head start on the studying!
We completed pp.1-3 on Succession.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed the role of laws and theories in science, and the development of the atomic theory. Students saw a 5-min excerpt from the video 'Atoms and Their Electrons'.
Homework: complete the table on p.10-11 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, using the information from p.8-9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for the Quiz Sc9.1.1 which will be on Wednesday.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for the unit test on Thursday.
Homework: complete review questions for correction in class tomorrow.
November 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Introduction to atomic structure through Bill Nye, under supervision by another teacher while I was escorting a class of grade 7's to the Fluvarium.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Fluvarium
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We finished the last bit of notes in Carnet Sc9.1.1, then completed the definitions and students worked on revision for the Quiz which will be on Wednesday Nov 19.
Homework: The revision sheet is due to be corrected in class on Tuesday Nov 18.
November 13, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
I answered students questions on the revision for Test Sc8.1, which will be next Tuesday Nov 18.
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: visit to Fluvarium tomorrow morning. Please bring money and permission slip if you have not already done so!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out and we completed notes on p.2-3 on Succession.
The Projet-pliage on the bottom of p.3 will be started in class next period.
The Unit Test Sc7.1 will be Thursday November 20. The Review for the unit is included in Carnet Sc7.1.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students worked on p.2-3 in Carnet Sc8.1.3 using the information gathered in the Ocean Deep activity started last period.
Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been returned to students.
The Unit Test will be Thursday November 20.
November 12, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1 on properties of substances.
Homework: complete definitions 1-16 for next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Natural succession in an ecosystem was introduced.
The final Carnet in this unit, Carnet Sc7.1.3 will be very short, and will only take a couple more periods to complete. The date for the Unit Test (covering all three booklets) has been set to next Thursday November 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Revision for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which will be tomorrow.
Also a brief introduction to natural succession in an ecosystem.
Homework: study for Quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We finished our discussion of the history of the atomic theory, and completed p.10-13 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Advance warning: the quiz has not been announced yet, but will be Tuesday November 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We started a group activity simulating a 'multidisciplinary research expedition' to the bottom of the ocean, using the Planet Earth video Ocean Deep.
The unit test has been announced for next Thursday November 20.
November 5, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We completed p.18 and 19 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, on pyramids of energy and nutrient cycles in an ecosystem.
Homework: The remainder of the review questions (p.20-22) was assigned to be completed in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We watched a short video clip on the history of the atomic model, then students read p.8-9 in Carnet Sc9.1.1 which provides more detailed explanation and answered the questions on p.10-11.
Homework: Students who were away for 'Take you kid to work' day should also read p.8-9, and complete the table p.10-11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed wind and climate, p.5 in Carnet Sc8.1.3, and watched part of an episode on Fresh Water in the Planet Earth series.
The Unit Test Sc8.1 will be Thursday November 13, and a review sheet for all three booklets will be provided next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished the activity on the properties of common substances used to make kitchen bowls, which was begun last period. Some students also worked to complete their foldable projects on the Universe.
Homework: students who have not yet passed in their foldable project must do so next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
November 4, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 next Thursday, Nov 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed some vocabulary relating to describing properties of substances, and students completed an exploration activity describing properties of substances used to make kitchen bowls, as an introduction to Unit Sc9.1 (Chemistry)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed qualitative and quantitative descriptions of properties, and the distinction between scientific laws and theories. We completed p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 which will be tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!
October 31, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Carnet Sc8.1.3 was handed out. Students completed p.2-3 based on the information gathered from the Ocean Deep video last class.
No homework assigned.
Advance notice: This has not been announced in class yet, but I expect the final unit test to be held on Thursday November 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a group activity to construct a food web for an ecosystem based on information provided. They passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Advance notice, not announced in class yet: the final quiz for this chapter will be Thursday November 13.
Also advance notice: the third chapter in this unit will be very short, and the final test for unit Sc7.1 (three booklets) will be Wednesday Nov 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2, which is announced for next Friday, November 7.
Also advance notice: the third chapter in this unit will be very short, and the final unit test Sc7.1 will be Thursday Nov 20.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.16 in Carnet Sc8.1.2, then students received the review sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2, which will be Wednesday Nov 5.
Review questions are due Tuesday Nov 4, along with the definitions not already completed.
Also, advance notice: the third chapter in this unit will be very short, and the final unit test Sc8.1 will be Thursday Nov 20.
October 30, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We corrected the revision sheet in preparation for the test Monday.
Homework - complete the review-foldable project for Monday, and STUDY! for test!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students worked in groups to complete an activity on food webs, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed food chains and food webs, and completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students completed the exploration activity on the properties of common substances used to makes kitchen bowls. Carnet Sc9.1.1 was handed out.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.14-15 on the origins of the Earth and of water, and on ocean basins.
Tomorrow we will complete p.16 in the booklets, then students will get the revision booklet in preparation for the quiz on Wednesday Nov 5.
October 29, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We started a group activity simulating a 'multidiscplinary research expedition' to the bottom of the ocean, using the Planet Earth video Ocean Deep.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed definitions 1-15 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 and the work was corrected in class. We started a discussion of the origins of the Earth and water.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students continued work on revision for Test Sc9.4. The projet-pliage which is described on the first page of the review sheet was demonstrated, and is to be completed. It is assigned as part of the review process, and is to be passed in at the beginning of the test.
The test has been postponed to Monday November 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed food web, and students did an activity in small groups to construct a food web with information provided about the organism of given ecosystem.
October 28, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed photosynthesis (top of p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2), classified the examples of organisms on p.10, and had an introduction to the passive and active voices in French, to distinguish 'eating' from 'being eaten' on p.11.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students wrote unit test Sc9.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We went to the Fluvarium.
October 22, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We finished p.16 in Carnet Sc8.1.2. A revision booklet in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been handed out.
Homework: complete definitions in booklet for tomorrow. There will be time in class to work on the review questions, which will be due Monday Oct 27.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Tuesday Oct 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on the graph p.7 in Carnet Sc7.1.2. Finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed producers (plants), consumers (herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores), and decomposers; and completed p.13 and the bottom of p.14 on Carnet Sc7.1.2. We completed and corrected definitions 1-15.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.12, on how the gravity of the moon causes tides, and p.13 on shoreline features in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
The quiz has been announced for Wednesday Nov 15.
October 21, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We took advantage of finally having sunny weather during a science period so we could go out and use the Astroscan telescope to look at sunspots.
We discussed galaxies and filled in the bottom of p.11 in Carnet Sc9.4.2. We talked about the expansion of the universe, and its origin (Big Bang theory), but didn't have time to write this down in notes.
No homework assigned - but be warned, Test Sc9.4 will be announced next period!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students worked on the double-line graph and the questions p.11-12 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, using data on p.38 of the textbook.
Homework: finish at home if necessary (students who needed a copy of the textbook to look up the data borrowed one to take home for the evening.)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We talked about Pluto, and why it gets sometimes included, and sometimes not, among the planets.
Homework: continue review, and complete foldable project on the universe.
Reminder that the test Sc9.4 is scheduled for Tuesday October 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We continued our discussion of waves, tsunamis and tides, and completed p.10-11 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: bring back permission slips and $8 for trip to the Fluvarium next Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We went over the result of last class's activity on examples of symbiotic relationships (mutualism, commensalism, parasitism), p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, and completed definitions 1-5. We went over the vocabulary relating to graphs on p.6. The graphing activity on p.7 was introduced, students will complete the graph next period.
No homework assigned.
October 17, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.3 on Carnet Sc7.1.2, and students did an activity on identifying examples of various symbiotic relationships (mutualism, commensalism, parasitism) on p.4-5.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We completed p.13 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 on shoreline features and p.14 on the origin of water on Earth.
Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been announced for Tuesday October 28.
Homework: complete p.14 with pictures to accompany the captions given in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students continued review and their foldable project on the Universe. Several students have completed the project and had it marked already.
Reminder: Test Sc9.4 on October 28 (date now firm).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students did an activity on identifying examples of various symbiotic relationships (mutualism, commensalism, parasitism) on p.8-9
Homework: complete definitions 4-9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Advance warning - not announced in class yet but will be next week - Unit Test Sc9.4 will be on Thursday October 30.
October 16, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Walk-to-Breakfast activities.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students worked on their foldable project and revision in preparation for Test Sc9.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did a lab activity on salinity and density of water, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We went over the information on the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students did a lab activity on salinity and density of water, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
October 15, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed the conclusions to the Salty Seeds experiment and passed in their work.
We discussed the three types of symbiotic relationships (mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism), and the all the mysteries of plant sexual reproduction have been revealed. Some children may never feel the same way about eating an apple again!
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students continued working in small groups on the 'Qui suis-je?' activity on elements of the solar system.
Homework - finish copying the answers in Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.7-9. The answer key is on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We had a presentation called 'The Everything Seed'.
The Unit Test has been tentatively set for Tuesday October 28. A review sheet was handed out, which includes a foldable project. Project due date has not been set yet, but will be Tuesday October 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students completed and passed in their graph from the ocean-floor mapping simulation started last period.
We discussed the relationship between depth and water temperature in the ocean.
Homework: complete graph p.8 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
October 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked in small groups on a 'Qui suis-je?' activity using the textbook to find some basic facts on various elements of the solar system. (p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Quiz Sc7.1.1 is corrected, and students had the opportunity to see their marks, although they could not keep their paper to bring home because some students have yet to write the quiz. We had a brief discussion of study strategies.
Students completed their observation of results in the Salty Seeds lab that was started last week.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We disussed galaxies and the origin of the universe (Big Bang) and theories of it possible end. (p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.4.2)
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed waves, tsunamis and tides. (p.11-12 in Carnet Sc8.1.2)
No homework assigned.
October 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students did an activity in small groups to simulate mapping the ocean floor, graphed their measurements, and passed in their work.
Homework: finish graph and pass in next class if not done in class. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked in small groups to do the first part of a lab activity to determine the effect of salt on the germination of beans.
No homework assigned. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed the three types of symbiosis (mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism) and completed p.7 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
In the process of discussing mutualism and the relationship between flowering plants and bees, students were introduced to the mysteries of plant sexual reproduction. They tell me they have been scarred for life with the knowledge.
No homework assigned. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Students did an activity in small groups to simulate mapping the ocean floor. No homework assigned, the graphing part of the activity will be completed next week.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Congratulations and appreciation to all the students in the class who brought in food for the Thanksgiving food drive! Know that some families in our community will have an easier time this holiday because of your generosity.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
October 9, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We corrected p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 and concluded our discussion of the sun. We discussed the difference between terrestrial and jovian planets and completed the table at the top of p.7.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.2 was handed out. We discussed the scientific experimental method and the difference between independent, dependent, and controlled variables in an experiment, and completed p.3-6, as well as definitions 1-3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed stars and completed p.10 and the top of p.11.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed thermohaline currents, and completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
October 8, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed upwelling and waves, p.9-10 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We reviewed some French vocabulary relevant to this chapter (p.3 in Carnet Sc8.1.2) and completed p.4 on ocean currents.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed the sun and students received a hand out containing the information needed to complete p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
We went outside to attempt observing sunspots using the Astroscan telescope, but were not successful due to too much light cloud cover. We'll hope for better weather condition and try again.
Homework: finish p.4-6 at home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We started a lab activity to determine the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
No homework assigned.
October 7, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Science class cancelled in favour of a storytelling event, as part of the St.John's Storytelling Festival.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.1.1 will be on Thursday. Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We discussed thermohaline currents, the effect of temperature and salinity on the density of water, and relationship between temperature and depth in the ocean, p.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.1.2. Homework: complete the graph on p.8 and the three related questions on the top of p.9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students continued filling out the notes on p.7-9 of Carnet Sc9.4.2, on the different bodies of the solar system.
Homework: finish at home if necessary, the information is on my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee/sc9-4-l-espace
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.1 - once the wasp was shooed out of the classroom!
No homework assigned.
October 6, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We corrected the review in preparation for quiz Sc7.1.1 which is tomorrow. We watched a Bill Nye on food webs to introduce the next chapter.
Homework: Study for Quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students continued their work on the solar system, completing p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Quiz Sc8.1.1 has been corrected. Students saw their marks, but could not keep their paper yet because some students who were absent still need to write theirs. Marks will be uploaded on PowerSchool later this afternoon.
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out. We discussed ocean currents and completed the notes on p.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out. The topic of the sun was introduced with a Bill Nye video.
No homework assigned.

Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Quiz Sc8.1.1 has been corrected. Students saw their marks, but could not keep their paper yet because some students who were absent still need to write theirs. Marks will be uploaded on PowerSchool later this afternoon.
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out. The topic of ocean currents was introduced with a Bill Nye video.
No homework assigned.
October 3, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.1 which will be on Thursday.
homework: finish revision questions, and study for quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students finished their in-class essay.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We discussed the discussion between planètes telluriques et planètes géantes gazeuses (Carnet Sc9.4.2 p.7) and students got started with an activity in small groups to note basic informations about various bodies of the solar system.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
October 2, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked on their in-class essay.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished p.13 in Carnet Sc7.1.1, and did some extra practice.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 has been announced for Thursday October 9.
Homework: start studying! We will work on review in class next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished their in-class essay.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Chapter Sc8.1.2 (Oceans) was introduced with a Bill Nye video.
No homework assigned.
October 1, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.1 on 'individu/population/communauté/écosystème', definitions 6-9 on p.2, and worked on the sentence practice exercise on p.13.
Advance notice: quiz Sc7.1.1 will be announced in class tomorrow, to take place next Thursday October 9
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.1, which will be on tuesday October 7.
Homework: finish revision at home. Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We corrected the review in preparation for the Quiz on Friday.
Homework: study!
September 30, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students completed their notes on the development of models of the solar system in preparation for their in-class essay which they will begin tomorrow.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We completed p.8 (individu / population / communauté / écosystème) and p.9 (niche) in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
Homework: complete definitions 6-11 on p.2.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 has been announced for Tuesday October 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed abiotic factors in different ecosystems (p.5 in Carnet Sc7.1.1) and did some oral practice.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students started work on their in-class essays.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We discussed global warming.
A review sheet was handed out in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 on Friday.
Homework: questions 2,3,6,7 on the review sheet.
September 29, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students finished their case study on water quality, and worked on a review sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday.
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.11 on ice ages and global warming in carnet Sc8.1.1.
Homework: finish definitions on p.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.1 scheduled for Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We finished p.12 on astronomical observation technologies, and discussed the in-class essay that will be in-lieu of a quiz for chapter Sc9.4.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed 'plage de tolérance' (range of tolerance) and completed p.6 and definitions 1-5 in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
No homework assigned.
September 26, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The lab activity on the schoolyard ecosystem has been corrected and students received their marks. (I am hoping to post all my marks on PowerSchool over the weekend, please be patient!).
We discussed the four major types of ecosystems in NL: forests, fresh water, arctic tundra, and ocean and shorelines. Students received a 'dictionnaire visuel' giving some basic working vocabulary for biotic and abiotic factors in each ecosystems, and starting completing p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.1 using this information.
Homework: finish as necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
Students worked in partners on a case study on water quality.
Homework: study for Quiz Sc8.1.1 on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 on the sun. Students received a booklet with further information, and used this to complete the pages in their Carnet.
No homework.
Students also received a handout permission slips for the Chris Hadfield talk on the evening of November 17. We have the opportunity to purchase tickets at a reduced group price of $25.70 for students accompanied by teachers. Please return money and signed slips to me by Wednesday, October 1st.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
We discussed abiotic factors in the four principal ecosystems of NL, and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc7.1.1.
No homework.
September 25, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.1 was handed out. We completed p.4 on biotic and abiotic factors, and p.3 on the four principal ecosystems of NL -
Homework: finish examples of organisms for each ecosystem if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out. Students completed p.5 on the structure of the sun, and then we went outside with the Astroscan telescope to observe sunspots.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We finished our discussion of climate change, and took notes on p.12 in Carnet Sc8.1.1.
Reminder:Quiz Sc8.1.1 on Wednesday Oct 1. A short review sheet will be given next period.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students completed their notes on each astronomer from the 'Qui suis-je?' activity started last period, Carnet Sc9.4.1 p.9-11.
Homework: finish notes if necessary, the necessary document is posted on my website. https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Thanks to all students who brought money for the Terry Fox walk this afternoon. We had wonderful, windy weather for the outing!
Please return completed student data sheets, and please bring non-perishable food items for our Thanksgiving Food Drive, as you are able!
September 24, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked in groups on the schoolyard ecosystem posters, and handed them in at the end of the period.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
Students worked in groups on a 'Qui suis-je?' activity on the development of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
We discussed various historic and modern technologies used in the developement of astronomy.
The date of the in-class essay that will take the place of the quiz for this chapter has been changed to Tuesday Sept 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed p.4 and the top of p.6 in Carnet Sc8.1.1, as well as definitions 1-8 on p.2.
Quiz Sc8.1.1 has been set for Friday October 3.
No homework assigned, students are encouraged to begin studying the pages already completed in the Carnet.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Three things to remember!
- bring donations to the Terry Fox run tomorrow.
- bring food donations for the Thanksgiving food drive.
- bring completed Student Profile sheets that were handed out to students yesterday.
September 23, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We finished p.6 and the top of p.7 in Carnet Sc9.4.1. We started discussing the historical development of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students finished sharing their observations from yesterday's outing in the schoolyard, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students finished writing down their notes on the historical development of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe.
The evaluation for this Carnet was discussed: instead of a Quiz, there will be an open-book assessment where students will write an in-class essay putting together their learnings from the chapter.
Students will begin this essay in class next week.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We finished the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.1.1, completed p.11 on ice ages, and started discussing climate change.
Quiz Sc8.1.1 is announced for Wednesday October 1.
September 22, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(118A)
We completed definitions 1-8 on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.1.1, and the questions on p.4 and the top of p.6.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We went outside to make observations on the schoolyard ecosystem. Students identified abiotic factors, trees, plants and animals, and recorded their observations in lab booklets.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students completed their group posters of the schoolyard ecosystem, as well as completing their individual booklets as necessary. All work was due to be passed in at the end of the period.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
Students received their corrected quizzes on lab safety.
We completed p.7 in Carnet Sc8.1.1 (les bassins hydrographiques) and p.5 (le cycle de l'eau).
Homework: students should finish labelling the diagram on p.5 with the terms in the word box at the bottom of the page.
September 19, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(222)
We completed the notes on p.6-7 of Carnet Sc9.4.1, comparing the real and apparent movement of the various celestial bodies. We started discussing the historical development of the heliocentric model.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-5(124)
Students in their lab groups completed their observation booklets from the Schoolyard Ecosystem activity started last period.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students received Carnet Sc7.1.1. We explored the difference between biotic and abiotic factors with various examples, and completed the top of p.4 in the Carnet, and definitions 1-4 on p.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(118)
Students completed a 'Qui suis-je?' activity on the contributions of various astronomers to the development of the heliocentric model. They started completing the notes on p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.1. We went outside hoping to use the school telescope to project an image of the sun and observe sunspots, but clouds moved in and we'll have to try again later.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(212)
We completed the interpretation of results collected in our study of the water quality in Kenny's Pond. Students write their conclusions and passed in their work. That was awesome work, guys, thank you so much!
No homework.
June 11, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on practice exams from previous years in preparation for final exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on practice exams from previous years in preparation for final exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students worked on practice exams from previous years in preparation for final exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students worked on practice exams from previous years in preparation for final exam.
June 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students worked on a Scientific Literacy Assessment from a past year as practice for this year's exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote test Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued work on identifying variables in a scientific experiment, in preparation for the final exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We reviewed identifying variables in a scientific experiment, in preparation for the final exam.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on a Scientific Literacy Assessment from a past year as practice for this year's exam.
June 9, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
No science class - students wrote the Demand Writing portion of the final exam in ELA.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote test Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students wrote test Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We reviewed variables in preparation for the Scientific Literacy Assessment.
No homework assigned.
June 5, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote Quiz/Test Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote Quiz/Test Sc8.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We did some review in preparation for Quiz/Test Sc9.2. By students' request, the Evaluation has been postponed to Monday to give students more time to review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote Quiz/Test Sc8.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We did some review in preparation for Quiz/Test Sc9.2. By students' request, the Evaluation has been postponed to Tuesday to give students more time to review.
June 3, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We completed notes on mitosis, p.9 in Carnet Sc9.2, and started discussing sexual and asexual reproduction (parts of p.10 and 15).
Reminder: Test on Friday June 6!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the connections between cells, tissues, organs and systems, p.9 in Carnet Sc8.4.
Homework: Definitions 1-9 (previously assigned) and Revision questions up t0 17 (Q.1-12 had been previously assigned.
Reminder: Test on Thursday June 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on revision in preparation for test on Thursday June 5.
Art
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
We corrected revision questions in preparation for test on Thursday June 5.
June 2, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity classifying igneous and sedimentary rocks.
No new homework assigned.
Reminder that final quiz Sc7.4 will be Thursday June 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Sedimentary rocks p.6 in Carnet Sc7.4, and we completed definitions 1-9 on p.2.
Homework: Revision p.15 Q.1-7.
Reminder that final quiz Sc7.4 will be Friday June 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed notes on organites and their function, p.7-8 in Carnet Sc8.4, and definitions 1-9 on p.2.
Homework: Revision questions 1-12 on p.12-13.
Reminder that final quiz Sc8.4 will be Thursday June 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
We completed notes on organites and their function, p.7-8 in Carnet Sc8.4.
Homework: Definitions 1-9 on p.2 and Revision questions 1-12 on p.12-13.
Reminder that final quiz Sc8.4 will be Thursday June 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
No science class today, but a reminder that final quiz Sc9.2 will be Friday June 6th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
No science class today, but a reminder that final quiz Sc9.2 will be Friday June 6th.
May 27, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed discussion of igneous rocks, and introduced the distinction between a rock and a mineral, p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed reproduction of flowering plants (by popular request) then carried on with parts of plant and animal cells. (p.6 in Carnet Sc8.4).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students in groups completed their representation of mitosis, then the names of the different stages were introduced.
We completed p.9 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did an activity in small groups using the textbook to identify the function of the different organites of a cell. The answers were written into p.7-8 in Carnet Sc8.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We completed notes on the cell cycle (p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2) and then had a closer look at the process of mitosis through several youtube videos.
No homework assigned.
May 26, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Introduction to mitosis through several youtube video clips.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
The structure and replication of DNA - we completed p. 5,6, and the top of p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote Test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Plant and animal cells. Carnet Sc8.4 p.6 and top of p.7.
No homework assigned.
May 23, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We discussed plant sexual reproduction and completed p.13 in Carnet Sc9.2
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the characteristics of living things and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc8.4.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.4 was handed out. We reviewed the three families of rocks with the help of a Bill Nye video.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the characteristics of living things and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc8.4.
No homework assigned.
May 22, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We introduced the three families of rocks with a Bill Nye video.
Homework: Study for test Sc7.3 on Monday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We introduced use of the microscope. Carnet Sc8.4 was handed out. We will work on this for about two weeks, then have a quiz/test on this booklet on Thursday June 5, after which we will spend the last week of class doing practice exercises for the Scientific Literacy Assessment which will be done during exam week.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We introduced use of the microscope. Carnet Sc8.4 was handed out. We will work on this for about two weeks, then have a quiz/test on this booklet on Thursday June 5, after which we will spend the last week of class doing practice exercises for the Scientific Literacy Assessment which will be done during exam week.
May 21, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote Test Sc8.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote Test Sc9.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the review in preparation for Test Sc7.3 on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote test Sc8.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2: Mutations and cell cycle.
No homework assigned.
May 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Revision for test on Friday
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Revision for test on Friday
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Continuing distillation.
Test Sc7.3 will be on Thursday May 22.
Revision will be handed out next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Revision for test on Wednesday May 21.
Homework: Attempt all revision questions for tomorrow, so that you know which questions to ask help for!
May 13, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on review in preparation for unit Test Sc9.3 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We worked on ray diagrams with curved mirrors, Carnet Sc8.3.2 p.13-14. Review for unit test Sc8.2 was handed out.
Test on Wednesday May 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on review for unit test Sc7.3, which will be Thursday May 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
Students worked on review for unit test Sc8.2, which will be Wednesday May 21.
May 9, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Introduction to ray diagrams for curved mirrors.
Unit test Sc8.2 (2 carnets only) has been set for Wednesday May 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
The generation of electricity, p.12 and 14 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Unit Test Sc9.3 has been set for Friday May 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the filtration lab from last class, p.7 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Field studies in optics: the concentration of sunlight through a convex lens, the use of a soccer ball to illustrate the particle model of light, and the observation of a rainbow in the haze surrounding the sun as an example of dispersion of light.
Unit test Sc8.2 (2 carnets only) has been set for Wednesday May 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
'Studying' for unit test Sc9.3 which is scheduled for next Friday May 16.
May 7, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued our discussion of separation methods and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a filtraton lab activity.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Generation of electricity.
Unit test is set for Friday May 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Calculations of electricity cost based on kWh and rate; and efficiency calculation.
No homework assigned.
May 6, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Methods of separating mixtures: notes on p.5 of Carnet Sc7.3.3, and students did an activity to classify different examples of separation.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Applications of curved mirrors, p.10 and top of p.11 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Generation of electricity p.12 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did a hands-on activity with ray boxes to observe the reflection of light beams on curved mirrors.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Calculating energy used by a machine over a given amount of time, in kWh, p.6 and top of p.7.
Homework: finish calculation problems if not done in class.
May 5, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We did calculations of the efficiency of electrical appliances, p.9-11 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out. We discussed work, energy, and power, and introduced power calculations involving voltage and current, p.3-5.
Homework: finish calculations on p.5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed applications of curved mirrors. We completed p.10 and half of p.11.
No homework assigned.
May 2, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did a hands-on activity exploring images in plane, concave, and convex mirrors.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Students did an observation activity exploring various ways of separating mixtures.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students did a hands-on activity exploring images in plane, concave, and convex mirrors.
No homework assigned.
May 1, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out, and students did an observation activity to explore methods of separating mixtures.
No new homework assigned - remember Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Monday: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued to work on ray diagrams for plane mirrors.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued to work on ray diagrams for plane mirrors.
No homework assigned.
April 30, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Ray diagrams with plane mirrors were introduced.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected the revision in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Ray diagrams with plane mirrors were introduced.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed problems involving calculations of the cost of electricity.
No homework assigned.
April 29, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the review in preparation for the Quiz on Thursday.
Homework: STUDY!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on definitions p.2 and review p.19-22 of Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: finish at home for tomorrow.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Energy calculations from power and time, p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students worked on a lab activity to locate the image of a point in a plane mirror using a ray box.
No homework assigned.
April 28, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed questions on p.17 and we corrected the work. We continued discussing the effect of temperature on the solubility of gasses in water.
The quiz has been set for Monday May 5.
No homework assigned - students will have a period in class tomorrow to work on review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed definitions on p.2 and worked on review questions p.14-16 in Carnet Sc7.3.2, in preparation for the Quiz on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out. We completed p.3-4 on work, energy, and power. Students completed the practice problems on p.4-5, and definitions 1-4 on p.2.
Homework - finish home if anyone didn't finish in class - but they all did anyway!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Friday.
Homework: finish review for Wednesday. STUDY!
April 17, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
The evidence is conclusive: warm soda water sprays much higher than cold, indicating that carbon dioxyde is less soluble in warm water.
Joyeuses Pâques!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed the notes p.5 and watched a Bill Nye giving an overview of the properties of light.
Joyeuses Pâques!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Joyeuses Pâques!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed a lab activity using ray boxes to locate the image of an object in a mirror.
Joyeuses Pâques!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Joyeuses Pâques!
April 16, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Quiz Sc9.3.2 has been set for Friday May 2, after Easter break.
I reviewed calculations using Ohm's Law, and students worked on revision in preparation for the quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The graph assigned for homework was checked,and the process for interpolating and extrapolating from a graph was taught.
We discussed the solubility of gases in water, and the effect of temperature on same. Then we went outside in the spring sunshine for a demonstration of this relationship, involving warm and cold 2L bottles of soda water, well-shaken not stirred, and plenty of excited shrieking, all strictly curriculum-related yes sirree!
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed p.5 in Carnet Sc8.2.2 on the Laws of Reflection. The we went outside in the spring sunshine for field observations of the properties of concave and convex mirrors and lenses, all strictly curriculum-related yes sirree!
No homework assigned.
April 15, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on circuit problems involving voltage and current.
A revision sheet was handed out; p.1 is assigned for homework.
The quiz will be after Easter; the exact date has not been announced in class yet, but will be Friday May 2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed a lab activity using a ray box to explore the reflection of light rays.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected homework (p.12) and discussed the solubility of gases.
We will have a demonstration of the effect of temperature on the solubility of carbon dioxide in soda water at our next period.
The quiz will be after Easter, on Thursday May 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed a lab activity using a ray box to explore the reflection of light rays.
No homework assigned.
April 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I finished collecting lab reports from our activity on the effect of temperature on solubility. We finished our discussion of the solubility graph on p.11, and interpolation / extrapolation from a graph. Students worked to complete p.12 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: finish if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished our discussion of the lab activity on the effect of temperature on solubility. Students started work on completing the graph on p.16 from the solubility data on p.15.
Homewor: finish graph.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.2.2 was handed out. Students did an exploratory activity using mirrors which will lead to infer the laws of reflection.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Carnet Sc8.2.2 was handed out. Students did an exploratory activity using mirrors which will lead to infer the laws of reflection.
No homework assigned.
April 11, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.2.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students finished a lab on Ohm's law and passed in their work. A worsheet with circuit problems was handed out.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did part two of a lab on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt, and passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.2.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the review sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.2 which will be on Wednesday. An extra practice sheet was handed out, and largely completed in class.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Thanks to all my students who raised approximately raised approximately a hundred dollar towards cancer care in our annual Shave for the Brave event. I quite like my shaved head! :)
April 9, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected homework and discussed solubility limits, and the effect of temperature on solubility.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students started a lab to determine the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We discussed household electrical circuits on p.16 of Carnet Sc9.3.2. Students completed the questions on that page, then worked on definitions and review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.2, which will be on Wednesday April 16.
Homework: finish definitions and review pages 1-3 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We went over the results of the computer simulation activities we completed the last two periods.
Homework: complete questions p.13.
April 8, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected homework, then discussed solubility limits and saturated/unsaturated solutions (top of p.9 in Carnet Sc7.3.2) We discussed the effect of temperature on solubility based on sample data on p.10, and students started graphing the data on p.11.
Homework: finish graph.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the electromagnetic spectrum and completed the bottom of p.9 in Carnet Sc8.3.1 and an extra page that I had forgotten to copy with the Carnet.
A revision booklet was handed out, in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 which will be on Friday.
Homework: complete revision for Thursday, and study for quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students completed the lab on parallel and series circuits.
Quiz Sc9.3.2 has been announced for next week, Wednesday April 16.
Homework: work on 'revision' booklet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Most of the period was spent watching a performance by the drama club. Students who had passed in their projet-pliage on the properties of light got it back, so they can study it for the quiz. Students worked on revision for the remainder of the period.
Homework: study for Quiz on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We returned to the computer lab to use the PhET simulation to compare current and voltage in parallel and series circuits.
Homework: finish p.11 and 12, including questions, for next science period.
April 7, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students continued the lab on series and parallel circuits.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We went to the computer lab for students to work on the PhET simulation of Ohm's law, Carnet Sc9.3.2 p.8-9.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed concentrated and dilute solutions, p.9-10 in Carnet Sc7.3.2, and concentration calculations in g/L, p.11-13.
Homework: finish problems on p.12-13 if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed notes on teh electromagnetic spectrum. Students received a review sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 which will be on Friday.
Answers to the revision are posted on my website, https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
Homework: Study!
April 4, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on a lab activity to measure voltage and current in a simple circuit, and calculate resistance.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Electromagnetic spectrum, p.9 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
No new homework assigned, reminder that foldable project on the properties of light is due Monday, and that quiz Sc8.2.1 will be Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed a discussion of the process of dissolution in terms of particle theory, and introduced calculation of concentration. Carnet Sc7.3.2 p.5-8.
Homework: finish calculations p.8 if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Particle and wave models of light, and the characteristics of a wave p.8-9 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
No new homework assigned, reminder that foldable project on the properties of light is due Tuesday, and that quiz Sc8.2.1 will be Friday.
April 3, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed soluble / insoluble substances, and concentrated/dilute solutions - p.4 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed soluble / insoluble substances, and started concentrated/dilute solutions - pp.7-9 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students did a small-group activity to classify pictures showing different instances of various properties of light. A projet-pliage on Les propriétés de la lumière was handed out - due Tuesday April 8.
Quiz Sc8.2.1 has been announced for next Friday, April 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the particle and the wave models of light, and the characteristics of a wave: crest, trough, wavelength, amplitude, frequency; p.9-10 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
Reminder: projet-pliage on Les propriétés de la lumière due Monday April 7.
Quiz Sc8.2.1 has been announced for next Friday, April 11.
April 2, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed the properties light, p.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected homework questions on resistance, p.6 in Carnet Sc9.3.2. We discussed Ohm's law, did some sample problems on p.7. Extra practice sheet (included in Carnet between pages 8 and 9)to be completed for next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.3.2 was handed out. We discussed the difference between solvent and solute, and did examples in the Carnet (pp.3-6).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did an activity in small groups to identify examples of different properties of light, and the received the booklets for a Projet-pliage on the same topic. Some time was given in class to start work on this project.
Project due Monday April 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students started a lab activity to compare current and voltage in series and parallel circuits. A second period will be available to finish the work.
No homework assigned.
March 31, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We started Carnet Sc7.3.2. We discussed solutions and the difference between the solvent and the solute. p.2-3.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected homework. A review booklet for Carnet Sc9.3.2 was handed out, students completed the table on p.2.
No further homework assigned yet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We discussed electrical resistance and worked on p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: complete questions 1-6 on p.6 for next class.
March 28, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1.
No homework assigned!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We started an overview of the properties of light, p.5 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We corrected yesterday's simulation lab on series and parallel circuits.
Students received a practice worksheet on Ohm's law calculations. Homework - finish at home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We finished the overview of the properties of light, p.6 in Carnet Sc8.2.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Carnet Sc9.3.2 was handed out. We discussed the use of resistances in electrical appliances, and introduced symbols for circuit diagrams (p.3-4 in the Carnet).
Homework: finish the practice circuit diagrams if necessary.
March 27, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We went back to the computer lab to use the PhET computer simulations of electrical circuits to investigate currant and voltage in series and parallel circuits. The activity is on p.10-13 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: finish activity and questions on p.13 for next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which will be on Monday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed properties of light, Carnet Sc8.2.1. p.5.
No homework assigned.
March 26, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for tomorrow's quiz Sc9.3.1.
(Note that yesterday's post regarding this quiz is IN ERROR: the quiz is next science period, tomorrow Thursday, NOT Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We finished our overview of the optics and optical technologies, and introduced the properties of light (Carnet Sc8.2.1, p.3-4)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which is Friday.
Homework: STUDY!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued our overview of the optics and optical technologies.(Carnet Sc8.2.1, p.3-4)
No homework.
March 25, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the definitions on p.2, and students worked on the review for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which has been delayed by one period, to Friday, due to yesterday's weather closure.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the definitions on p.2, and students worked on the review for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which has been delayed by one period, to Monday March 31, due to yesterday's weather closure.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.2.1 has been handed out. We discussed the French vocab on p.3, and started a historical overview of optics.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Carnet Sc8.2.1 has been handed out. We discussed the French vocab on p.3, and started a historical overview of optics.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We did not have science today, but several students came and inquired about the Quiz. Due to yesterday's weather closure, Quiz Sc9.3.1 is postponed by one period to Friday March 28.
March 19, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed mixtures and pure substances in terms of the particle theory, and completed p.9 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
Homework: complete examples p.10-11.
Also quiz Sc7.3.1 will be announced in class tomorrow, for next week Wednesday March 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote Test Sc8.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the work completed in the computer lab on Ohm's law.
The proper, safe use of multimeters was introduced.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote Test Sc8.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We continued our introduction to current in electric circuit, and introduced voltage, p.11-13 in Carnet Sc9.3.1.
Quiz Sc9.3.1 will be next Wednesday March 26.
Homework: complete remaining definitions on p.2 and review questions on p.14 for next class, Monday March 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We didn't have science today, but here is advance notice that Quiz Sc7.3.1 will be announced in class tomorrow, for next week Thursday March 27.
March 18, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We went to the computer lab to use a PhET simulation to complete p.8-9 in Carnet Sc9.3.2.
Homework: finish if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed mixtures and pure substances in terms of the particle theory, p.9 in Carnet Sc7.3.1. Homework: finish p.10-11 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We reviewed the pass-the-electron activity we did last week and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc9.3.1.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We corrected the review in preparation for Test Sc8.3 which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!
March 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students did a lab activity applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer. We started discussing electrical current.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed p.2-3 of Carnet Sc8.3.3.
Homework: complete definitions 1-4 and work on review questions in preparation for Test Sc8.3 on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed p.8,9 and the top of p.10 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc8.3 on Wednesday.
Homework: STUDY!
March 11, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
No science class today, but a reminder:

Don't forget Science Fair on Thursday!
Participants must be able to stay until judged in the first round, which might take until about 3:30. Students whose project is selected for the second round should then stick around (if possible!) until the winners are declared, usually by 5:00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We continued our discussion of the difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures - p.3 and top of p.4 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework.
Don't forget Science Fair on Thursday!
Participants must be able to stay until judged in the first round, which might take until about 3:30. Students whose project is selected for the second round should then stick around (if possible!) until the winners are declared, usually by 5:00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued our discussion of homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, p.5-6 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science project presentations are completed. Yay!!!!
We resumed work on Electricity, discussing electrical circuit (p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.3.2) and correcting the questions previously done on p.6.
No homework.
Don't forget Science Fair on Thursday!
Participants must be able to stay until judged in the first round, which might take until about 3:30. Students whose project is selected for the second round should then stick around (if possible!) until the winners are declared, usually by 5:00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued science project in-class presentations, and have used as much class time as we could spare for this. Any students who have not presented their project yet should make an appointment with me to present outside of class time.
Carnet Sc8.3.3 has been handed out. It's a very short Carnet and will be shortened even further to leave time to complete the two remaining units in the program. We will cover briefly the main concepts in couple of periods, and the unit test Sc8.3 (mostly based on the first two booklets) will be on Wednesday March 19.

Also don't forget Science Fair on Thursday!
Participants must be able to stay until judged in the first round, which might take until about 3:30. Students whose project is selected for the second round should then stick around (if possible!) until the winners are declared, usually by 5:00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
No science class today, but a reminder:

Don't forget Science Fair on Thursday!
Participants must be able to stay until judged in the first round, which might take until about 3:30. Students whose project is selected for the second round should then stick around (if possible!) until the winners are declared, usually by 5:00.
March 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Test Sc7.2 has been completed and returned to students.
We discussed the difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We finished the last of the science fair project presentations (yay!).
We introduced the next unit, Substances and Mixtures, with a discussion of the difference between a pure substance and a mixture.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We finished the last of the science fair project presentations (yay!)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We had two more science project presentations. (Any project not already presented will have to be done outside of class time)
We continued our work on static electricity with the three laws of electrostatics, which we will apply with a lab activity next period.
March 7, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We continued science project in-class presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued science project in-class presentations.
Advance warning (this has not been explained in class yet):
Carnet Sc8.3.3 will be handed out next period. It's a very short Carnet and will be shortened even further to leave time to complete the two remaining units in the program. We will cover briefly the main concepts in a period or two, and the unit test Sc8.3 (mostly based on the first two booklets) will be on Wednesday March 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We continued science project in-class presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued science project in-class presentations. Most students have now presented.
Carnet Sc8.3.3 has been handed out. It's a very short Carnet and will be shortened even further to leave time to complete the two remaining units in the program. We will cover briefly the main concepts in couple of periods, and the unit test Sc8.3 (mostly based on the first two booklets) will be on Wednesday March 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Science project presentations are largely complete. We started work on carnet Sc9.3.1 (static electricity) and completed p.4.
No homework.
March 6, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
(No science today, just an update as I have not posted in a while)
Students are presenting their Science Fair projects. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students are presenting their Science Fair projects. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students are presenting their Science Fair projects. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The new booklet, Carnet Sc7.3.1, was handed out. We discussed the difference between a pure substance and a mixture (p.4).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students are presenting their Science Fair projects. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
(No science today, just an update as I have not posted in a while)
Students are presenting their Science Fair prjects. No homework assigned.
February 26, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected revision in preparation for Unit Test Sc7.2 which is tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Study period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected revision in preparation for Unit Test Sc9.1 which is tomorrow.
February 25, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Thursday.
No new homework assigned. Study for Quiz.
Continue work on Science Fair project, due in class for oral presentations starting Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students did a lab activity on chemical and physical changes.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc9.1 on Thursday; review due in class for correction tomorrow.
Continue work on Science Fair project, due in class for oral presentations starting Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a lab activity on absorption of radiant heat by different coloured surfaces.
Reminder: Unit test will be Monday March 3. Review booklet will be handed out next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We corrected the revision questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.2 tomorrow.
Also reminder that Science Fair project is due in class for oral presentation starting Monday March 3.
February 24, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We finished notes on p.13 of Carnet Sc9.1.3. The review sheet was handed out, due for correcting in class on Wednesday Feb 26.
Reminder: Test Sc9.1 is Thursday.
Also reminder that the Science Fair project is due for in-class presentations on Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completes notes p.16-18 in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Review questions (p.19-20) due tomorrow.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 on Wednesday.
Also reminder that the Science Fair project is due for in-class presentations on Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected p.1-2 of the review booklet in preparation for Test on Thursday. Students continued work on review questions.
Also reminder that the Science Fair project is due for in-class presentations on Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Science class cancelled because of Spirit Week assembly.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 on Wednesday.
Also reminder that the Science Fair project is due for in-class presentations on Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Quiz Sc9.3.1 has been postponed to Thursday.
February 19, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed the graph and questions from yesterday's lab activity and passed in their work. We introduced the topic of home heating systems.
Homework: survey on home heating of students' family and friends.

Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.2 Thursday Feb 27.

Other reminder: continue work on Science Fair Project. Experimental results should be completed around Monday Feb 24. In-class presentation begin Monday March 3.
Also a reminder that I am available at lunchtime in my classroom every day except for days 1 and 4, to answer any questions on Science Projects.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed the graph and questions from the lab activity on the heating curve of water, which was completed earlier, and passed in their work.
We discussed thermal conductors and insulators (p.5-7 in Carnet Sc7.2.3).
Homework: finish p.7 at home.
Unit Test Sc7.2 has been announced for Monday March 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We finished the last page of Carnet Sc9.3.1. Students worked on review in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday Feb 25.

Reminder: continue work on Science Fair Project. Experimental results should be completed around Monday Feb 24. In-class presentation begin Monday March 3.
Also a reminder that I am available at lunchtime in my classroom every day except for days 1 and 4, to answer any questions on Science Projects.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We finished our discussion of buoyancy (p.16-18 in Carnet Sc8.3.2).
No homework assigned.

Quiz Sc8.3.2 has been set for next Wednesday Feb 26.

Reminder: continue work on Science Fair Project. Experimental results should be completed around Monday Feb 24. In-class presentation begin Monday March 3.
Also a reminder that I am available at lunchtime in my classroom every day except for days 1 and 4, to answer any questions on Science Projects.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We did not have science today, but this is advance warning that Quiz Sc8.3.2 has been set for next Wednesday Feb 26.

Also a reminder: continue work on Science Fair Project. Experimental results should be completed around Monday Feb 24. In-class presentation begin Monday March 3.
Also a reminder that I am available at lunchtime in my classroom every day except for days 1 and 4, to answer any questions on Science Projects.
February 18, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We saw examples of convection currents and completed p.4 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Unit test will be announced in class shortly - it will be Monday March 3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did an activity on the absorption of radiation by different colour surfaces.
No homework assigned - there will be time in class to complete lab graph and questions.

Reminder that Unit Test Sc7.2 will be next Thursday Feb 27.

Also continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24. Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We introduced essential components of a circuit, and discussed potential energy and voltage, as well as the difference between voltage and current. We completed p.11-12 of Carnet Sc9.3.3.

Quiz Sc9.3.1 has been set for next Tuesday Feb 25.

Also continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24. Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We discussed the difference between chemical and physical changes, and completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.

Unit Test Sc9.1 has been set for next Wednesday Feb 26.

Also continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24. Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
February 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science class was used for students to work on decorating our classroom door for the MDJH Olympics contest.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed forces and Newton's laws of motion, and introduced force diagrams in relation to buoyancy.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We extended our discussion of electrical current in rlation to the pass-the-electron activity we did last class, and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc9.3.1.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
relation to buoyancy.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on a molecular models activity.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
February 13, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science class cancelled due to Economics of Staying in School activities.
Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Science class cancelled due to Economics of Staying in School activities.
Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation - p.3 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Buoyancy was introduced with a Bill Nye video.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
February 12, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We discussed naming of covalent compounds, and started on the difference between chemical and physical changes.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued our discussion of forces, and clarified the difference between weight (le poids) and mass (la masse).
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
Students did an activity on thermal conductors and insulators.
The Unit Test Sc7.2 has been announced for Thursday Feb 27. A review booklet has been handed out.
Homework: complete questions 1-8 (p.1.2) in the review booklet for Friday.
Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued our discussion of forces, and clarified the difference between weight (le poids) and mass (la masse).
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Remember to bring decorations for our classroom door!
February 11, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We did a demo of convection currents, and discussed thermal insulators and conductors.
We completed p.3 and the top of p.4 in carnet Sc7.2.3.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.2.3 was handed out. We went over the french vocab on p.2. The topic of heat transfer was introduced through a Bill Nye video. Quiz Sc7.2.2 has been corrected and returned to students.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed density in relation to the particle theory, p.12-13 in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Forces were introduced.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Just a note for anyone who would like some help for their science project.
I will be available for extra help with this assignment in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed density in relation to the particle theory, p.12-13 in Carnet Sc8.3.2. Forces were introduced.
No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - next deadline experimental work should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
Extra help for science projects is available in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Just a note for anyone who would like some help for their science project.
I will be available for extra help with this assignment in my classroom every lunchtime except days 1 and 4.
February 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students were assigned to finish their work on the lab activity on the density of fluids. Meanwhile I checked students' progress on their Science Fair project. Their experimental plan was due to be completed last week. Many students are falling behind; experimental results should be in by Monday Feb 24.
Homework:
1. Finish lab sheet, including graphs, if you did not during class, and pass in at the start of the next science period.
2. Get cracking on Science Project.

Extra help for Science Projects:
For the next two weeks, I will be available in my classroom during lunchtime every day *except* days 1 and 4, for consultation by any student who has questions on their science fair project. Come if you need help!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
I checked students' progress on their Science Fair project. Their experimental plan was due to be completed last week. Most students are on track, though some may need a little extra help; experimental results should be in by Monday Feb 24.

Extra help for Science Projects:
For the next two weeks, I will be available in my classroom during lunchtime every day *except* days 1 and 4, for consultation by any student who has questions on their science fair project. Come if you need help!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Science class cancelled for anti-bullying presentation in gym.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students were assigned to finish their work on the lab activity on the density of fluids. Meanwhile I checked students' progress on their Science Fair project. Their experimental plan was due to be completed last week. Many students are falling behind; experimental results should be in by Monday Feb 24.
Homework:
1. Finish lab sheet, including graphs, if you did not during class, and pass in at the start of the next science period.
2. Get cracking on Science Project.

Extra help for Science Projects:
For the next two weeks, I will be available in my classroom during lunchtime every day *except* days 1 and 4, for consultation by any student who has questions on their science fair project. Come if you need help!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students did a lab activity applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the sign of the charge on an object. We did an demonstration activity called 'Pass-the-electrons' to illustrate electrical current.
No new homework assigned. Continue work on Science Fair project.
February 7, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I am baaaaaack!!! I apologize for the lack of homework postings for the last few days, I have been home with the flu.
We discussed the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation.
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
I am baaaaaack!!! I apologize for the lack of homework postings for the last few days, I have been home with the flu.
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I am baaaaaack!!! I apologize for the lack of homework postings for the last few days, I have been home with the flu.
I did a quick check of students' progress with Science Fair projects. Most students are on track, and should now begin their experimental work if they have not already. Next deadline: Results should be completed by Monday Feb 24.
We reviewed the basics of electrostatics covered by my substitute in my absence, and completed the 3 laws of electrostatics (p.whatever in Carnet Sc9.3.1)
No new homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
I am baaaaaack!!! I apologize for the lack of homework postings for the last few days, I have been home with the flu.
Students did a lab activity to measure the density of a fluid.
No homework assigned. Students should continue work on Science Fair projects.
January 31, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for the quiz on Monday.
Homework: study.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We did a lab activity to measure the heating curve of water from ice to boiling.
Reminder: REview questions due Tuesday Feb 4, Quiz will be on Wednesday Feb 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Calculations involving density were introduced. Homework: complete practice calculations on p.8-10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We reviewed the French vocab on p.2, then discussed the concepts of mass, volume and density introduced in yesterday's activity.
The formulas for calculating density, mass and volume were introduced.
No new homework assigned. Continue work on science projects.
January 29, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Quiz Sc7.2.2 announced for Monday Feb 3.
Students finished and passed in their lab sheet on the heating curve of water., then worked on review in preparation for quiz. Review questions (p.13-14 in the Carnet)due next class, Friday Jan 31.
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
We talked about changes of state in terms of the particle theory, and in term of temperature, p.11-12. Next period we will do a lab activity to measure the heating curve of water.
Quiz Sc8.2.2 is announced for Thursday Feb 6.
Homework: complete definitions on p.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students wrote test Sc9.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.3.2 was handed out. We went over the French vocab for the chapter on p.3, then student did an exploration activity to get a hands-on feel for the concepts of mass, volume, and density.
No new homework assigned.
On-going: continue working on Science Fair project. Next deadline: students should check their project idea with me by tomorrow Jan 30.
January 28, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed kinetic energy and related it to the particle theory, then talked about changes of state. We completed p.9-10 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
Homework: complete the table at the bottom of p.10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a lab activity to observe the temperature plateaus at 0 oC when ice is melting, and at 100 oC when water is boiling.
Homework: continue working on Science Fair project. Next deadline: Plan due Friday Feb 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the review in preparation for unit test Sc9.1 tomorrow.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Carnet Sc9.1.3 was handed out. We discussed the difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures, and the meaning of chemical formulas (p.3).

Homework: continue working on science fair project. Next deadline: idea due Thursday Jan 30.
January 27, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed p.8-10 in Carnet Sc7.2.2, discussing the behaviour of molecules during changes of state.

No new homework assigned. Continue working on Science Fair project - Next deadline is experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6 depending on type of project) due Friday Feb 7.

Advance warning: Quiz Sc7.2.2 will be announced in class tomorrow, probably for Monday Feb 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We went to the computer lab for students to continue searching for project ideas.
Idea due by Thursday Jan 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on Review Sc9.1 in preparation for unit test on Wednesday.
Review questions due tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We went to the computer lab for students to continue searching for project ideas.
Idea due by Thursday Jan 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We went to the computer lab for students to continue searching for project ideas.
Idea due by Thursday Jan 30.
January 24, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students finished work on the Letter to the Editor activity.
The unit test has been re-scheduled to Wednesday Jan 29.
Homework: Review booklet will be due in class for correction on Tuesday Jan 28.
(Note that students will have the period on Monday Jan 27 to continue work on this review).
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We went to the computer lab for students to search for ideas for science projects.
A project guide booklet was handed out to students yesterday.
Science Fair project launch!!!!!! (Yay?)
A student's guide booklet has been handed out, and is also available on my website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee

Progress deadlines are as follows:
Thursday Jan 30: Project idea due (p.2)
Thursday Feb 6: Experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6)
Monday Feb 24: Experimental results completed
Monday March 3: Final project due for in-class oral presentation.

The MDJH School Science Fair will be Thursday March 13. Participation is optional and greatly encouraged for all students(5% bonus).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued discussing particle theory and completed p.7 in Carnet Sc7.2.2. Students also completed movement and oral activities to represent the movement of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We went to the computer lab for students to search for ideas for science projects.
A project guide booklet was handed out to students yesterday.
Science Fair project launch!!!!!! (Yay?)
A student's guide booklet has been handed out, and is also available on my website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee

Progress deadlines are as follows:
Thursday Jan 30: Project idea due (p.2)
Wednesday Feb 5: Experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6)
Monday Feb 24: Experimental results completed
Monday March 3: Final project due for in-class oral presentation.

The MDJH School Science Fair will be Thursday March 13. Participation is optional and greatly encouraged for all students(5% bonus).
January 22, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We returned to the computer lab for the students to continue searching for project ideas.
Reminder: Idea due Mon Jan 27
Experimental Plan due Fri Feb 7
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
Strudent started work on a Projet-pliage on the three phases of matter (solids/liquids/gases). The project is described in Carnet Sc7.2.2 p.6, and the information necessary to complete it is on pp.4-5.
The project is due next science period, Friday Jan 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Science Fair project launch!!!!!! (Yay?)
A student's guide booklet has been handed out, and is also available on my website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee

Progress deadlines are as follows:
Thursday Jan 30: Project idea due (p.2)
Friday Feb 7: Experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6)
Monday Feb 24: Experimental results completed
Monday March 3: Final project due for in-class oral presentation.

The MDJH School Science Fair will be Thursday March 13. Participation is optional and greatly encouraged for all students(5% bonus).
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
No homework.
January 21, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.3.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued to discuss particles in solids, liquids and gases and completed p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We corrected Review Sc8.3.1 in preparation for Quiz tomorrow.
Students should bring a calculator, and are allowed to bring a French/English dictionary for the quiz.
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We started a letter-to-the-editor activity on the subject of plastic pollution in our society. The activity is to be done in class, students will have one more period to finish.
No homework.
January 20, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We went to the computer lab so students could research ideas for their science fair projects.
Reminder that they need to report their project idea to me by next Monday, Jan 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.2.2 was handed out. We completed the French vocab on p.3. We started discussed the phases of matter: solids, liquids, and gases.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We went to the library so students could research ideas for their science fair projects.
Reminder that they need to report their project idea to me by this Friday, Jan 24.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Recent lab assignments have been corrected and returned to the students. The review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 were corrected.
Students are reminded that they should bring a calculator for tomorrow's quiz, and that a French/English dictionary will also be permitted.
Homework: study!
January 17, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Science Fair project launch!!!!!! (Yay?)
A student's guide booklet has been handed out, and is also available on my website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-9e-annee

Progress deadlines are as follows:
Monday Jan 27: Project idea due (p.2)
Friday Feb 7: Experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6)
Monday Feb 24: Experimental results completed
Tuesday March 4: Final project due for in-class oral presentation.

The MDJH School Science Fair will be March 14. Participation is optional and greatly encouraged for all students(5% bonus).

(Yes. Yay!!!!)

Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science Fair project launch!!!!!! (Yay?)
A student's guide booklet has been handed out, and is also available on my website at: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/sciences-7e-annee

Progress deadlines are as follows:
Friday Jan 24: Project idea due (p.2)
Friday Feb 7: Experimental Plan (either p.3-4, or p.5-6)
Tuesday Feb 25: Experimental results completed
Monday March 3: Final project due for in-class oral presentation.

The MDJH School Science Fair will be March 14. Participation is optional and greatly encouraged for all students(5% bonus).

(Yes. Yay!!!!)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected the review sheet in preparation for the Science Quiz Sc9.1.2 on Tuesday.
Homework: STUDY!!!
January 16, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
The projet-pliages on solids, liquids and gases were collected. We completed notes on particles theory (p.5 in Carnet Sc7.2.2) and discusses kinetic energy (p.6).
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3.1 on Tuesday.
Homework: Review questions due Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We finished the notes in carnet Sc9.1.3, with the discussion of chemical vs physical changes. Students completed the definitions at the start of the Carnet, and received the a review booklet in preparation for the upcoming unit test (reminder: Tues Jan 28)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We finished the notes in Carnet Sc8.3.1 (p.7-8). We completed the definitions at the start of the booklet, and students started work on the review questions (p.9-10),in preparation for the quiz on Wednesday Jan 22.
Homework: Review questions due for Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students received a review booklet in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2 (Reminder! Tues Jan 21).
Homework: Review questions due tomorrow.
January 15, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We did some additional practice on naming compounds, then started discussing the difference between a chemical and a physical change (p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.3).
The unit test date has been set for Tuesday Jan 28.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We discussed conclusions on Bohr-Rutherford models and the reactivity of elements (p.13 in Carnet Sc9.1.2), then discussed ions and isotopes (p.9).
Quiz Sc9.1.2 has been set for Tuesday Jan 21.
Homework for tonight: complete the definitions on p.2 of the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 on Friday.
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed an activity on the effect of temperature on viscosity.
No homework assigned.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.1 on Wednesday Jan 22.
January 14, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We completed our discussion of how the Bohr-Rutherford model of the various elements relats to their reactivity.
We watched a video on this topic.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We reviewed particle theory from grade 7, and discussed how it relates to the viscosity of different fluids. We completed pp.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
Quiz Sc8.3.1 is announced for next Wednesday, Jan 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We repeated our experiment on flowerpot heaters from yesterday, incorporating measurements of temperature.
Students started work on a project, a pyramid showing the information on the states of matter (solids, liquids, gases). Do be finished at home.
The completed project is due Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students completed an activity to observe the effect of temperature on the viscosity of fluids.
No homework assigned.
Remember that Quiz Sc8.3.1 will be next Tuesday, Jan 21.
January 13, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We experimented with two models of simple flowerpot-and-candle heaters - thanks to Sam for bringing in the necessary pots!
We watched Eureka videos demonstrating the movement of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases and completed the bottom of the chart on p.12 of Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Review questions on pp.15-16 of Carnet Sc7.2.1 were checked and corrected. Students worked on pp.17-18 (due Wednesday) in preparation for the quiz on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the viscosity of fluids in relation to the particle theory, and completed p.6-8 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
Quiz Sc8.3.1 is announced for Tuesday Jan 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed the answers to lab sheet Sc8.3.1: La grande course des fluides, and passed it in.
We completed a few notes to consolidate the conclusions of the activity on p.4 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
No homework assigned.
January 10, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We consolidated the conclusions from the activity on viscosity and flow rate, bottom of p.4 in Carnet Sc8.3.1.
We reviewed the tenets of particle theory from grade 7 (p.5 and top of p.6).
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Bohr-Rutherford diagrams of elements were introduced (p.10-12 in Carnet Sc9.1.2). Homework: complete the diagrams on p.11-12, and attempt to answer the questions.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the design of an oven thermometer and a thermostat based on coiled bimetallic strips. The date of Quiz Sc7.2.1 has been announced for Friday Jan 17.
Homework: complete review questions on pp.15-16 for Monday Jan 13, and pp.17-18 for Wednesday Jan 15 in preparation for quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did an activity relating viscosity and flow rate of a fluid.
No homework.
January 9, 2014
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We talked about the power outages, and discussed alternate ways of heating a room during a blackout. I showed a youtube video of a simple heater made with candles and a couple of clay flower pots. We'd like to try the experiment in class (there is a method to my madness - it's a perfect fit for the curriculum!).
Homework: Students are asked to look at home to see if they have any clay flower pots of the right type that could be brought into school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We talked about the power outages, and discussed alternate ways of heating a room during a blackout. I showed a youtube video of a simple heater made with candles and a couple of clay flower pots. We'd like to try the experiment in class (there is a method to my madness - it's a perfect fit for the curriculum!).

Bimetallic strips were demonstrated, and a simple oven thermometer with a bimetallic coil was shown and explained.

Note : We are coming to the end of the booklet; the imminence of Quiz Sc7.2.1 was announced, though the exact date has not been set. It will be next Friday, Jan 17.

Homework: Students are asked to look at home to see if they have any clay flower pots of the right type that could be brought into school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Formation and naming of ionic compounds, p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
Homework: complete the examples on p.82 in textbook, on p.7 of Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students completed questions on lab sheet for the activity on the flow rate of various fluids that we completed before Christmas. Finish for homework if necessary - lab sheet is to be passed in for grading.
December 19, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Joyeux Noël tout le monde!
December 18, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students did a lab to compare the viscosity of various fluids.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Students passed in their projet-pliage on the periodic table.
We watched a couple of chemistry-related Bill Nye episodes.
Joyeux Noël à tout le monde!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued presentations of Ecosystems projects.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Carnet Sc8.3.1 was handed out. We did a class activity to introduce fluids and viscosity.
Tests Sc8.1 have been corrected and students saw their marks, though the papers can not be returned yet because not all students have written it.
No homework!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students did a lab activity to observe and classify chemical and physical changes.
Joyeux Noël à tout le monde!
December 17, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students prepared to perform a play on a Christmas-and-science related theme. It's all strictly curriculum-based. Honest.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Continuing presentations of ecosystems projects.
Science
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
Students worked on an activity using molecular models.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.3.1 was handed out. We did an activity to introduce the topic of fluids and viscosity.
No homework.
December 16, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students starting presenting their ecosystem projects.
Students are reminded to prepare their oral presentation in such a way that they do not need to read it off their boards - it is better to have notes in hand if they wish to refer to them as they speak.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Carnet Sc9.1.3 was handed out. We completed p.3 on the difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures, and p.4 on the difference between ionic and covalent compounds.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Students worked on the foldable project on the periodic table.
Homework: complete and pass in project next period (Wednesday).
December 12, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for tomorrow's quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We went to the computer lab to complete an activity on the periodic table, p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students observed and learned to use lab thermometers, p.13 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
Homework: finish definitions 1-8, if not done in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued review in preparation for unit test Sc8.1 which is tomorrow.
Homework: study!!!!!!!
December 11, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We discussed Mendeleiev's creation of the periodic table as we know it.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We corrected the review on Carnet Sc8.1.1 in preparation for Test Sc8.1 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the use of bimetallic strips in thermometers and thermostats.
We completed the bottom of p.11 and the first question at the top of p.12 in Carnet Sc7.2.1. The remainder of p.12 can be crossed off - will not be completed or tested!
Homework: Complete review questions (except 5 and 17) for next science class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We continued review in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.1 on Friday.
December 10, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed bimetallic strips and completed the top of p.11.
No homework.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.2.1 on Monday Dec 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.10, 11 and the top of p.12 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
We took the last 10 minutes of class for a very important science activity to observe the effect of cold temperature on atmospheric moisture. (The teacher also made observations on the effect of snow on the behaviour of pre-teenagers.)

Reminder: Ecosystems projects to be presented in class starting Monday Dec 16.
No other homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc8.1 on Friday.
Assigned work: complete review questions for next science class (tomorrow)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc8.1 on Friday.
Assigned work: complete review questions on chapter Sc8.1.1 for next science class (tomorrow)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
I visited the class during their math period this afternoon to deliver the review sheet that I was not able to distribute yesterday. Review is due in class Thursday.
Students who plan to enjoy the dance on Thursday night are advised to plan ahead their study schedule so that they will be prepared for the quiz on Friday. Yes, the quiz is on Friday! :)
December 9, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the effect of winds tradewinds on the coastal climate of different continents, and briefly described El Nino and La Nina weather. We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.1.3.
Homework : complete definitions on p.1, and the review questions on p.12 pertaining to Carnet Sc8.1.3 in preparation for unit test.
Reminder: Unit test Friday Dec 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: finish p.4 if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed temperature in terms of particle theory, and discussed the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the effect of tradewinds on the coastal climate of different continents. We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.1.3.
Homework : complete definitions on p.1, and the review questions on p.12 pertaining to Carnet Sc8.1.3 in preparation for unit test.
Reminder: Unit test Friday Dec 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed the last bits and pieces of Carnet Sc9.1.2, p.9 and 14.
A review sheet is prepared but wasn't ready quite in time for distribution before the bell. Students are encouraged to come pick it up tomorrow, as we will only have one more period (on thursday) before the chapter quiz on Friday.
December 6, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed various examples of contraction and expansion of solids.
Reminder - students should be working on Ecosystems projects!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed an activity using lab thermometers.
Homework: complete definitions 1-8.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 will be Monday December 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science class cancelled today due to assembly.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Science class cancelled today due to parent-teacher interviews.
December 4, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students took notes on the process for calibrating a thermometer (p.7 in Carnet Sc7.2.1). We discussed the celsius, fahrenheit, and kelvin temperature scales (p.8-9).
Homework: Practice question on top of p.8 and questions on bottom of p.9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Quiz Sc8.1.2 has been corrected and was returned to students.
We completed the last question on p.4 of Carnet Sc8.1.3, and started discussing how convection currents in the atmosphere cause wind (p.5).
The date of Unit Test Sc8.1 has been adjusted to next Friday, Dec 13.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We continued our discussion of Bohr-Rutherford models of atoms of various elements, and how the number of electrons in the atom's valence shell controls the element's reactivity. We completed p.11-12.
Quiz Sc9.1.2 will be next Friday, Dec 13.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed how convection currents in the atmosphere cause wind (p.5 in Carnet Sc8.1.3).
The date of Unit Test Sc8.1 has been set to next Friday, Dec 13.
No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Carnet Sc9.1.2 has been handed out. We discussed elements, their names and symbols (p.3).
No homework assigned.
December 3, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We discussed Bohr-Rutherford models of various elements, p.10 in Carnet Sc9.1.2, and completed the examples on the top of p.11.
Homework: complete the further examples on p.11-12, and attempt to answer the questions included.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.1.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed notes on the thermoscope, p.7-8 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed p.3 and most of p.4 in Carnet Sc8.1.3.
The Unit test Sc8.1 is announced, with the exact date still undecided.
December 2, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.1 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued the 'ocean expedition' activity watching Shallow Seas in the Planet Earth series.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students watched a demonstration of the thermal expansion of solids using a ball-and-ring apparatus and a propane torch. We discussed other examples of thermal expansion of solids in daily life, then students did a short group activity to write down their explanation of one of the examples discussed. Finally we discussed by what procedure might a thermometer be calibrated, and watched a 5-min cartoon video explaining this process.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc8.1.3, on abiotic factors in marine ecosystems and the adaptations of organisms.
The unit test (three Carnets) has been set for next Thursday, Dec 12.
No homework assigned.
November 29, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
A gas thermoscope was assembled and presented to the class. The students made a team project of exploring its properties. A great time was had by all, and students unwittingly inflicted a great deal of learning upon themselves while I stood back and watched. Gotcha! (Shhh... don't tell'em!)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Carnet Sc8.1.3 was handed out - and fair warning that this is a very short chapter and that the Unit test will be in about two weeks. (The review for this unit is already included in the Carnet for anyone who might wish to get ahead of the game!)
Today we started a group activity on marine ecosystems using a Planet Earth video on Shallow Seas.
November 28, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.1.3 was handed out - and fair warning that this is a very short chapter and that the Unit test will be in about two weeks. (The review for this unit is already included in the Carnet for anyone who might wish to get ahead of the game!)
Today we started a group activity on marine ecosystems using a Planet Earth video on Shallow Seas.
Homework: study for Quiz Sc8.1.2 tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We completed p.12 and the definitions in Carnet Sc9.1.1. The date of the Quiz has been adjusted to Tuesday, due to the cancellation of yesterday's class for an assembly.
Homework: continue revision.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Project Guide for the Ecosystem project has been handed out, and thoroughly discussed.
Due date: In-class oral presentations will begin Monday Dec 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on their Projet-pliage on the periodic table.
Due: Tuesday Dec 3.
November 27, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
A gas thermoscope was assembled and presented to the class. The students spontaneously made a team project of exploring its properties. A great time was had by all, and students unwittingly inflicted a great deal of learning upon themselves while I stood back and watched. Gotcha! (Shhh... don't tell'em!)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a conversation activity comparing different temperatures, then a group activity to estimate the temperatures of different situations.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the information from yesterday's online activity on the periodic tables and families of elements.
Students asked wide-ranging questions and in the process inflicted all kinds of knowledge upon themselves about atomic theory and the development of the theory of electricity, all the while thinking they were derailing me from teaching... Gotcha!
A new projet-pliage has been given and explained. Students will have the next period to get started on in during class time.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We corrected the review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2 which is Friday.
Homework: study!
November 26, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The new Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out, and we did the French vocab on p.3.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed an activity to estimate the temperatures of different situations.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We went to the computer lab to use the NRC website to complete questions on p.6-7 of Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Homework: finish if necessary, and complete definitions 1-16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Period cancelled for an assembly.
November 25, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Now that unit Sc7.1 has been completed, students have been advised that it is ok to put the three Carnets for this unit in the recycling: no, the end-of-year exam will NOT be a cumulative one that would requiring re-studying this material. However, some students may wish to do a study of an ecosystem as their big Science Project for this year instead of a science fair experiment or model. Any student who thinks they might wish to do this should keep the booklets for reference in this project.
Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out. Student did a short hands-on activity on assessing temperature from hand contact.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students worked on revision in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.2. The date for this has been adjusted to Friday Nov 29.
Homework: Complete review sheet for Wednesday Nov 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed our overview of Mendeleev and the periodic table, and students completed p.5 and the top of p.6 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed the definitions from Carnet Sc8.1.2, and corrected the revision.
Quiz on Thursday Nov 28.
Homework - study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We corrected p.10-11 in Carnet Sc9.1.1, and discussed further the structure of the atom.
The quiz has been set for Monday Dec 2.
No homework!
November 22, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We started discussion of the periodic table.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We read p.8-9 in Carnet Sc9.1.1 on the development of the atomic theory, and students completed the table on p.10-11 with the information.
Homework: complete if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed Unit Test Sc7.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.1.2.
Homework: complete all definition in Carnet Sc8.1.2, and the review sheet for Monday.
November 15, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We continued to discuss succession in ecosystems, and completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.3. The Projet-pliage at the bottom of that page was explained, and student started work on it. We will have one more period on Monday to work on it in class, then the project will be due on Tuesday.
Unit Test Sc7.1 (three Carnets) will be on Friday November 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students did a group activity on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems. The review for unit test Sc7.1 (included in Carnet Sc7.1.3) is assigned for next in-school class, Wednesday Nov 20.
A reminder that the test will be on Thursday Nov 21.
Please bring permission slips and money for field trip to Fluvarium on Monday morning, if you haven't already.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on review in preparation for Chapter Quiz Sc9.1.1 on Tuesday Nov 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students started a lab activity on the chemical and physical properties of selected metals. The homework previously assigned (properties of sugar on p.5 and air on p.6, as well as definitions 1-16 at the start of the Carnet) has not been checked or corrected, in order to make time for the lab activity. So if you have not completed it yet, it is not too late!
November 14, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked on their Projet-pliage sur la succession, due tomorrow in class.
Note field-trip to the Fluvarium - rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather! Permission slips have been handed out - if misplaced, it is fine to write out permission on any other piece of paper, or send me an e-mail.
Reminder: Unit Test Sc7.1 Thursday Nov 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Permission sheets for the Brother Brennan center have been handed out. I forgot to tell students the cost: it is a total of $60 per student ($50 for the Centre + $10 for the bus)
Students had the opportunity to finish their reports on the Salinity and Density lab we completed last period, and handed them in.
We started discussing tides.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1. An extra review sheet was handed out.
Homework: Complete questions 3 and 13 on the review sheet, and study for Quiz!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students had the opportunity to finish their reports on the Salinity and Density lab we completed last period, and handed them in.
We discussed waves and completed p.9 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We went over the vocabulary on properties of substances on p.3-4 in Carnet Sc9.1.1. We completed part of the notes on p.5-6.
Homework: complete properties of sugar on p.5 and air on p.6, as well as definitions 1-16 at the start of the Carnet.
November 13, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed p.12 and the remaining definitions in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
The chapter quiz has been set for Tuesday Nov 19.
Homework: Review questions i textbook p.34-35, Q.8-15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
The unit test Sc9.4 has been corrected and returned to students.
Students had the opportunity to finish work on completing the lab sheet 'Propriétés des substances'. The new Carnet Sc9.1.1 has been handed out, and we completed the French vocab on top of p.3.
Students are reminded to pass in their Projet-pliage 'L'univers', and the lab sheet, if necessary.
No other homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The chapter quiz Sc7.1.2 has been corrected and returned to students.
Carnet Sc7.1.3 has been handed out. Students have been advised that it is an extremely short chapter that will only take a few periods to complete. The Unit Test Sc7.1 is scheduled already to give time to plan ahead - it will be on Friday Nov 22. Carnet Sc7.1.3 already includes the full review material for this Test.
We completed pp.1-2 in the Carnet.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students completed a lab activity on salinity and density of water solutions.
No homework.
November 12, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students wrote unit test Sc9.4.
Reminder of previously assigned homework for next period to complete lab activity from last class: Les propriétés des substances.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We completed note on p.6 of Carnet Sc8.1.2 (L'effet de la profondeur sur la température) and students worked on pp.7-8, completing a graph and answering questions.
Homework : finish both pages if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed notes on p.2-3 of Carnet Sc7.1.3. Students started work on the projet-pliage described on p.3, which we will continue in class next period and will be due Friday Nov 15.
The date for the final Test of unit Sc7.1 has been set for Thursday Nov 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed a lab of salinity and density of water.
Homework - finish writing the explanations in the table of results for the lab.
Due in class next period.
November 7, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Carnet Sc7.1.2 was handed out. (Note that this is a very short chapter, and the booklet also includes the unit review. The Unit Test will be probably take place about a couple of weeks from now!)
We discussed succession in ecosystems and completed definitions 1-5.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.2.
No homework!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed waves and tsunamis, and completed p.9 and the first couple of lines on the top of p.10 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed density currents and completed the top of p.8 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework!
November 6, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
I checked homework, we reviewed the process of thermohaline circulation, and students completed the questions on p.8 of the Carnet.
No homework.
Also - announcement - this homeroom will have the opportunity to go to the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre on Nov 20/21. More information and a parent permission form will be handed out tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Introduction activity to properties of substances.
Homework for next period: study for test Sc9.4 (Tuesday Nov 12).
Homework for the *following* period: finish completing the activity sheet started today (for Wednesday Nov 13)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished review for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which will be tomorrow morning!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Science period cancelled for Remembrance Day assembly.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science period cancelled for Remembrance Day assembly.
November 4, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed a foodweb on their own, similar to the one they had done as a group activity last class.
The quiz on Carnet Sc7.1.2 has been set for Thursday Nov 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected the revision in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which is tomorrow.
Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We finished discussing the development of atomic theory. Students completed notes on pp.10-11, based on the information pp.8-9 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework - finish if necessary!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We corrected the review in preparation for Test Sc9.4. The test was scheduled for Wednesday, but as the majority of the class will be away on Take-Your-Kid-to-Work day, the test is postponed to the next science period, Tuesday 12.
October 31, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected homework (definitions 1-16 in Carnet Sc9.1.1) and discussed the difference between scientific laws and a theories (p.7).
We started talking about the development of the atomic theory.
No homework. Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students started work on the Projet-pliage : L'univers, which is part of the review work in preparation for Test Sc9.4 schedule for Wednesday November 6.
The projet-pliage will be due in class at the beginning of the test.
Note that the review questions on the remainder of the Review booklet are to be completed in time for science period on Monday. In the meantime, happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked in groups to complete the food web activity, and then passed in their individual copy of the group's work.
No homework. Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students who had completed their graph from yesterday's activity (simulation of mapping the ocean floor) passed in their work, and then did some pictures on the theme 'Hallowe'en Under the Sea' while I worked with those who needed a little help to finish their graph. A few students still need a little extra time to complete the graph, please finish at home and pass it in next period.
Otherwise, no homework. Happy Hallowe'en!
October 30, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We completed p.12 in Carnet Sc9.4.2. The test date has been finalized to Wednesday Nov 6. (I promise it is the last change!)
Homework: complete remaining review questions for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students did a group activity to simulate mapping the ocean floor by sonar.
Homework: finish graphing data from activity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We finished food webs and discussed cycling of nutrients in ecosystems. We completed the notes on the bottom of p.19 (note that we will not do p.18).
The quiz for this carnet is now set for Tuesday Nov 5.
Homework: complete review p20-23 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We went over how to graph the results from yesterday's activity. We finished our discussion of surface currents, and started discussing depth currents.
No homework.
October 29, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the food web activity and students did a second food web, in new groups and with a different ecosystem, for extra practice.
Homework: p.17 in Carnet Sc7.1.2: individual practice constructing a food web using organisms from a forest ecosystem (p.15 in Carnet).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected homework on p.11 and completed a few lines of notes on p.11-12. Students started an activity in small groups to construct a food web with organisms from a given ecosystem.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students did a group activity to simulate mapping the ocean floor with data from a 'sonar' probe.
Homework: complete graph.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Field trip to the Fluvarium. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the students were great: engaged, polite, and making all kinds of insightful questions and comments! Thanks to everyone!
October 28, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We completed definitions 1-7 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 and worked on p.5 (Les courants océaniques)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
We completed definitions 1-20 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
The review for test Sc9.4 was handed out.
Homework: Questions 2-10 are due next period (Wednesday Oct 30)
The test is postponed to Monday Nov 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed photosynthesis (p.9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2) and food chains (p.11). We also discussed the sentences in the active and passive voice to describe who eats who in an ecosystem.
Homework: complete sentences at the bottom of p.11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Trip to the Fluvarium : TOMORROW! Please bring signed permission slip and money to me tomorrow after lunch in my classroom.
We completed definitions 1-7 in Carnet Sc8.1.2 and completed p.5 (Les courants océaniques)
Homework - permission slip!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc9.1.1.
Homework: definitions p.1-16.
October 25, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed and passed in the group activity on food webs.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students watched Bill Nye movies on plant reproduction and food webs. (I was away from school attending a PD opportunity)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students watched Bill Nye movies on chemical reactions and space, supervised by another teacher as I was taking another class on a field trip.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Field trip to the Fluvarium!
Students were enthusiastic and asked insightful questions. Thanks everyone for a great outing!
No homework.
October 23, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We completed p.16 and 17 (classifying producers, consumers, and decomposers), and the top of p.18 (food chains).
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the structure of ocean basins and marine exploration technologies. Students watched a Bill Nye episode on the latter topic.
No homework - unless your Projet-pliage is not handed in yet, in which case it should be completed for next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Carnet Sc9.1.1 was handed out. Students watched a Bill Nye video introducing teh topic of atoms.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the structure of ocean basins and marine exploration technologies. Students watched a Bill Nye episode on the latter topic.
Homework - complete Projet-pliage for next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We corrected the answers from the activity on the solar system, p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
No homework.
October 22, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students wrote test Sc9.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked in my absence, supervised by Mme Quann, while I accompanied another class on a field trip to the Fluvarium. They were asked to complete p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2. Some students may have started work on the review sheet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Field trip to the Fluvarium!!!
We saw fish spawning, and it was awesome. Thanks to all students for exemplary behaviour and whole-hearted enthusiasm - I loved being out there with you!
After our return, we corrected the graphs that had been assigned for homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Projet-pliage on Les bassins océaniques.
I showed model answers on the board, and students began their own work.
Projects due next science period (tomorrow).
October 21, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students worked in small group on an activity to familiarize themselves with some basic facts about different bodies of the solar system.
The unit test for Sc9.4 (two carnets only) is announced for Thursday Oct 31 (Just to make Hallowe'en extra special!)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the origin of the Earth and water on Earth, and completed pp.3 and the top of p.4 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
I corrected the graphing exercise from last class, and we completed the questions on p.12 in Carnet Sc7.1.2. We discussed roles in an ecosystem (producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore) and the importance of photocynthesis, on p.13-14.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed the role of plate tectonics in the formation of ocean basins, and I provided models of answers for the projet-pliage, for which many students had difficulty in understanding the information provided.
Homework: pass in projet-pliage next class if you haven't already.
October 18, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We corrected definitions 1-12 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, went over the French vocab for parts of a graph, then students started work on the graph on p.11 of their Carnet.
Homework: finish graph.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected definitions 1-5 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, went over the French vocab for parts of a graph, then students started work on the graph on p.7 of their Carnet.
Homework: finish graph.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students started work on the projet-pliage on ocean bassins.
Homework: complete pliage for next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We discussed the importance of the oceans to human life, and the impact of human activity on the oceans.
No homework.
October 17, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We talked about the origin of water on Earth and the formation of ocean bassins by plate tectonics. We completed p.p.3-4 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We corrected students' work on the sun, and discussed the various planets of the solar system.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did an activity to identify examples of the various types of symbiosis on p.4-5 of Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Homework: Definitions 2-4 on the first page of the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students worked on review for test Sc9.4, which will be on Tuesday.
October 16, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed the activity on examples of mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
We planted the seeds that had germinated in the activity Salty Seeds.
Homework: finish questions at the bottom of p.9 and the definitions 1-9 at the start of Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the three types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism and completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
We planted the seeds that had germinated in the activity Salty Seeds.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We discussed the review questions, and did a quick run through an outdoor activity to demonstrate the magnitude of the distances in the solar system.
The unit test Sc9.4 has been postponed to next science period on Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Carnet Sc8.1.2 has been handed out.
We discussed the importance of the oceans to human life, and the impact of human activity on the oceans.
We saw a short video that explains the origin of water on Earth.
No homework.
October 15, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed and passed in the experiment on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed and passed in the experiment on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We corrected the definitions in Carnet Sc9.4.2 in preparation for the unit test, and students started work on the Projet-Pliage which is part of the review for this tests.
The completed project will be due at the beginning of the test, at which point it will no longer be needed as a study aid!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
The new carnet, Sc9.4.2 was handed out, as well as an information sheet on the sun. We took some notes on p.4-5. Pages 5-6 are to be completed for homework based on the information in the sheet.
October 11, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
We discussed the three types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. The mysteries of plant sexual reproductions have also been revealed, to the loud consternation of all.
Bonne Action de grâces!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students watched part of an episode from the Planet Earth series on Freshwater ecosystems, and took notes on abiotic factors and organisms.
Bonne Action de grâces!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Science period cancelled due to Thanksgiving assembly. Students nevertheless received the review sheet for unit test Sc9.4 on Space.
Bonne Action de grâces!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We finished correcting the review sheet for quiz Sc8.1.1, which is scheduled for next science class on Thursday.
Bonne Action de grâces!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
Students who were not finished their essay on the development of the heliocentric model of the universe completed that task. Other students watched Journey to the Edge of the Universe as an introduction to the next chapter.
Bonne Action de grâces!
October 10, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We are completing booklet Sc9.4.2.
A review sheet will be available tomorrow, students are asked to pick it up even though science period will be cancelled for the Thanksgiving Assembly.
The date of the test is changed to Thursday Oct 17
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students continued work on their in-class essai on the development of the heliocentric model of the universe.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students received the next Carnet, Sc7.1.2, and did the first stage in a lab experiment to determine the effect of salt on the germination of beans.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We continued review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.1.1 on Thursday Oct 17.
Homework: finish review sheet for tomorrow.
October 9, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We finished an overview of astronomers, the technology they used, and their contribution to the development of the heliocentric model of the universe. Students started work on the in-class essay that replaces a quiz as the assessment for this chapter.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We finished taking some notes on global warming. A chapter revision has been handed out.
The chapter quiz has been set for next Wednesday, Oct 17.
Homework: complete the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc8.1.1, and revision questions 1-3 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students continued with the next stage of the experiment on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
We discussed variables in a scientific experiment (independent, dependent, and controlled), and completed p.3 and 5 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework.
October 2, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students worked in groups on their poster of the schoolyard ecosystem.
Homework: Complete review of Carnet Sc7.1.1 in preparation for quiz next period (Friday). Review work will be checked for completion before the quiz begins.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
We discussed global warming.
Quiz Sc8.1.1 is announced for Wednesday October 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
We completed p.3-5 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 on The Sun.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
Students worked in group to analyze the water samples brought back from Kenny`s Pond. No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We discussed various historical technologies used for astronomical observations.
The final evaluation for this Carnet will not be a quiz, but an open-book, in-class essay. This assignment has been explained in class today, and students will begin it on Monday Oct 7. We will have one more period of instruction in the interval to finish putting all the pieces together for them.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Homeroom notices:
Please bring completed Student Data sheets back as soon as possible, as well as money and permission sheets for Sports Fest tomorrow morning!
October 1, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Students finished writing their essay for chapter Sc9.4.1.
Students also received the next booklet, Sc9.4.2, and some students, as they finished their essay, have worked on completing p.4-6 with the information in their textbook.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(117)
Students finished completing the information on the astronomers in their booklet.
The evaluation activity for this booklet, instead of a quiz, will be an open-book, in-class essay, which is described on the last page of the booklet. This task will be further described in class next period and students will begin work on it the following science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students presented orally their poster on the schoolyard ecosystem.
We completed p.10 in Carnet sc7.1.1.
Quiz Sc7.1.1 has been announced for next week, Tuesday Oct 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
We went out to Kenny's Pond to make observations on the ecosystem and collect samples for later analysis.
It was a beautiful day, and students were perfect. Thanks for a great period! :)
September 27, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Students completed their individual booklets for the Schoolyard Ecosystem activity.
Note: The quiz announced for next Wednesday will be postponed to Friday (students have not been told this yet...)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked in groups to complete the poster for the Schoolyard Ecosystem activity.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Students wrote interpretation of results for the study of the ecosystem of Kenny's pond and submitted their report.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9(221)
The anticipated outing to study the ecosystem of Kenny's pond had to be postponed because of rain. Instead, students watched a episode of the series Planet Earth on Freshwater ecosystems and took notes on the organisms and the abiotic factors represented in the film.
No homework.
May 30, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation ofr test on Tuesday June 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We finished our discussion of metamorphic rocks and students completed notes on p.9 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students completed an activity in partners on the rock cycle, as part of review in preparation for tomorrow's quiz Sc7.4.
A review sheet/study guide has also been handed out to help students prepare.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We watched a Bill Nye on the Earth's Crust.
May 29, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students did a lab activity classifying igneous and sedimentary rocks.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students received a short 'Carnet Sc7.4'. We will work in this Carnet for the remainder of this week, at the conclusion of which I will collect them and assign a mark based on evidence of class participation and completion of the definitions.
Next week we will work on preparation for the District's 'Scientific Literacy Assessment', which students will write during the exam week.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did review in preparation for test Sc8.2 which is scheduled for Monday June 3.
During the last 15 minutes of class, in the interests of scientific rigour we found it necessary to do a duplicate run of the experiment first performed on May 23 on the effect of sunlight on the energy level of teenagers. Results are consistent with those observed in the original run.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did review in preparation for unit test Sc9.2 which is scheduled for Tuesday June 4.
Homework: Review questions 1-6 due tomorrow.
May 28, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed notes on sexual reproduction p.11-13 in Carnet Sc9.2.
homework: complete definitions 1-37.
Reminder: the unit test will be on Tuesday June 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed notes on igneous and sedimentary rocks, p.7,8 and top of p.9 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We completed notes on sexual reproduction p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.2.
homework: complete definitions 1-35.
Reminder: the unit test will be on Tuesday June 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students practiced doing ray diagrams for curved mirrors.
Reminder: Unit test Sc8.2 (optics) is on Monday June 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We finished the notes on metamorphic rocks (p.10 in carnet Sc7.4).Students completed lab activity on classifying rocks.
Homework: definitions 1-19.
Reminder: test Sc7.4 will be on Friday May 31.
May 27, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Ray diagrams for curved mirrors were demonstrated.
No homework.
The date for the 'unit test' Sc8.2 has been set for Monday June 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Asexual reproduction - p.10 and top of p.11.
Reminder: 'Unit test' Sc9.2 is set for Tuesday June 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Asexual reproduction - p.10 and top of p.11.
Reminder: 'Unit test' Sc9.2 is set for Tuesday June 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We quickly took notes on igneous and sedimentary rocks (p.8,9, and top of p.10). Students did a lab activity to classify igneous and sedimentary rocks.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Carnet Sc7.4 'La croute terrestre' was handed out. There will not be a test or quiz on this material, as we only have about 4 periods to work on it before we begin practice in preparation for the ESD's final 'Scientific Literacy Assessment' which will take place during the exam week. Instead of a final quiz, I will collect the students' completed Carnets, and assess a mark based on their classroom work.
May 24, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We watched several youtube videos on genetics, then started a discussion of sexual and asexual reproduction. The mysteries of how plants have sex were elucidated.
We discussed the remaining assessments for this school year:
1. The final test for Sc9.2: La reproduction will be written during regular classes on Tuesday June 4.
2. The exam which students will write during the exam week will be the District's 'Scientific Literacy Assessment' only.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Corrected tests Sc7.3 were returned to the students, as well as the projet-pliage on methods of separating mixtures. Students who have not passed in the project were given a provisional grade of 0 on Students Achieve. Completed projects will still be accepted next week and marks will be awarded based on the completed work.

We also discussed the remaining assessments for this school year:
1. The final test for 'Sc7.4: La croute terrestre' will be written during regular classes on Friday May 31.
2. The exam which students will write during the exam week will be the District's 'Scientific Literacy Assessment' only.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We watched several youtube videos on genetics, then started a discussion of sexual and asexual reproduction. The mysteries of how plants have sex were elucidated.
We discussed the remaining assessments for this school year:
1. The final test for Sc9.2: La reproduction will be written during regular classes on Tuesday June 4.
2. The exam which students will write during the exam week will be the District's 'Scientific Literacy Assessment' only.
May 23, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on review for tomorrow's test. Answers to the review booklet are posted on my website.
The review Projet-pliage is also due tomorrow at the start of the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students wrote test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We completed notes on mitosis, p.9 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Homework Definitions 1-17 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Introduction to ray diagrams for curved mirrors.
We performed a carefully controlled scientific experiment to assess the effect of sunlight on the energy level of teenagers. Preliminary results are indicative of a strong positive correlation, but all students agreed that multiple repeat measurements are required before the experiment can be considered conclusive.
No homework.
May 22, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Mitosis was introduced through a set of youtube videos, then students worked in groups to create a comic strip that illustrates the process.
No homeowork.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did a lab activity exploring how light rays are reflected in a curved mirror.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc7.3, which is on Friday.
The review 'projet-pliage' will also be due on Friday at the start of the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We completed notes on the properties of minerals (p.5-6 in Carnet Sc7.4) then students did a lab activity to identify minerals based on their properties.
No homework.
May 21, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed notes on mitosis on p.9 of Carnet Sc9.2
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc7.3 on Thursday.

The completed review 'projet-pliage' is also to be passed in on Thursday at the start of the test.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Carnet Sc7.4 was handed out. Students did a classification activity to clarify the difference between a rock and a mineral, and we took some notes on the properties of minerals on p.4-5 of the Carnet.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed our discussion of distillation, and completed notes on p.11-12 of Carnet Sc7.3.3.
We discussed the review activity Projet-pliage (p.15 in the Carnet) Students will have the next two science periods to work in review in preparation for the test Sc7.3 on Friday.
May 16, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished our discussion of mutations and mutagens. The process of cell division was introduced. We completed p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We finished the observations on evaporation of solutions, and discussed distillation.
We completed p.9=10 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
Reminder: Test Sc7.3 next week Thursday may 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We finished our discussion of mutations and mutagens. The process of cell division was introduced. We completed p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students learned to do ray diagrams for plane mirrors, and completed the exercizes p.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students wrote test Sc7.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Advance notice: Test Sc7.3 will be announced in class tomorrow for next week, Thursday May 23.
May 15, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students completed the experiment of reflection using ray boxes.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We continued our discussion of DNA and mutations. We completed p.6 and part of p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Carnet Sc9.2 was handed out. We discussed DNA and the genetic transmission of traits from parents to children. We completed p.5 and 6 in the Carnet.
Homework: Definitions 1-6 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We corrected the review in preparation for tomorrow's test.
Also remember that the projet-pliage on methods of separation is to be passed in at the start of teh test tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected students' answer on the filtration experiment. We started an observation activity on the separation of solutions by evaporation.

The test Sc7.3 has been announced for Thursday May 23.
May 14, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote test Sc9.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked individually on review for test Sc7.3, which is on Thursday.
Due tomorrow: completed review questions.
Due Thursday, at the start of the test: Projet-pliage: Les methodes de separation.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We corrected the answers from the filtration lab students did last period.
Students completed observations on the evaporation of mixtures.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Carnet Sc9.2: La reproduction was handed out. We discussed transmission of traits from parents to children, and started to introduce the role of DNA in genetic transmission. We completed p.5 and started p.6 in the Carnet.
No homework.
May 13, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a filtration lab activity.
Finish conclusions at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students did a filtration lab activity.
Finish conclusions at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students wrote Unit Test Sc9.3
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We discussed reflection in mirrors and students started a lab activity with ray boxes.
No homework.
May 10, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We worked on review in preparation for Test Sc9.3 on Monday.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
The reflection of light was introduced. Students did two exploration activities, using mirrors and a raybox.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed methods of separating mixtures, and students did an activity to classify examples of separations from everyday life.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Unit Test Sc7.3 was announced for Thursday May 16.
Students did a quick lab activity on paper chromatography, then started work on a foldable project on methods of separation, which serves as the review activity for this Carnet.
Homework: continue work on the foldable project.
May 9, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished correcting the circuit problems in preparation for the unit test Sc9.3 on Tuesday.
Homework: study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed methods of separating mixtures and students did an activity to identify the separation method used in a variety of everyday applications.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed distillation and completed p.9-11 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
Note: Unit Test Sc7.3 (three carnets) will be announced in class tomorrow for next Thursday, May 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Some French vocab useful for this chapter was introduced, then students completed an exploration activity to observe various mixtures and brainstorm possible ways to separate them.
No homework.
May 8, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. We went over some French vocab related to this chapter, and students did an exploration activity on the separation of mixtures.
No homework
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.2.1 on the electromagnetic spectrum.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We worked on circuit problems in preparation for test Sc9.3, which is still scheduled for Tuesday May 14.
NOTE: students are reminded of the importance of completing review assignments in order to be successful on tests!!!!!!!
May 6, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students worked on their Projet-pliage - les proprietes de la lumiere.
Finish at home, due tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.3 on Friday.
Homework - continue review questions up to 10 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for test Sc9.3, which has now been rescheduled for next Tuesday (May 14) because of the English CRT exam tomorrow.
Homework - continue review pages 1-14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students did a filtration lab.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 which is tomorrow.
Homework: Study, study, study!
May 3, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students continued work on the lab on series and parallel circuits.

Reminder: Unit test (covering Sc9.3.1 and Sc9.3.2 only) on thursday May 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed methods of separating mixtures, and students completed an activity to identify methods of separating various mixtures in every day life.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We worked on review in preparation for the quiz Sc7.3.2 on Wednesday May 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We worked on review in preparation for the Test Sc9.3.2 on Friday May 10 (covering two booklets only, Sc9.3.1 and Sc9.3.2).
May 2, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed saturated and non-saturated solutions and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2. We had a demonstration of the effect of temperature on the solubility of gases, involving bottles of soda water and much spraying and squealing. All strictly for the purpose of education, yes ma'am.
A review booklet was handed out in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2, which is scheduled for Wednesday May 8.
Homework: complete definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.3.2, and Q.1-2 in the review due tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed saturated and non-saturated solutions and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2. Students completed the definitions on p.2 of the Carnet. We had a demonstration of the effect of temperature on the solubility of gases, involving bottles of soda water and much spraying and squealing. All strictly for the purpose of education, yes ma'am.
A review booklet was handed out in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2, which is scheduled for Tuesday May 7.
Homework: complete the review, due Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students completed a lab on constructing series and parallel circuits.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We had a brief overview of the properties of light, then students started work on a foldable project with this information. There will be one more period on this project (Monday morning), then the work will be completed at home as necessary and due Tuesday May 7.
May 1, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students started an electricity lab constructing series and parallel circuits to measure current and voltage. We will continue next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Carnet Sc8.2.1 was handed out, and the topic of light and optics was introduced.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed the second part of the lab on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Students did an exploration activity on methods of separating mixtures.
April 30, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We started a lab on electrical circuits.
Reminder: Test Sc9.3 (two Carnets only) will be on Friday May 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We did part 2 of the lab on temperature and the solubility of salt.
Reminder : Quiz Sc7.3.2 will be on Tuesday May 7th
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We did part 1 of the lab on temperature and the solubility of salt.
Reminder : Quiz Sc7.3.2 will be on Wednesday May 8th
April 29, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected the questions p.15 and the graph in Carnet Sc7.3.2. Students completed the questions a to e on p.17.
The quiz for Carnet Sc7.3.2 is announced for Monday May 6th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on the questions p.15 and the graph in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
The quiz for this carnet is announced for Wednesday May 8th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote test Sc8.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We did some further work on calculations with Ohm's Law. Students worked on a practice sheet, and are asked to finish the second side for homework if it was not done in class. Some students also went for extra French-in-Science practice with Mme Murphy, while others stayed with me for extra help with teh calculations.
The Unit test for Electricity has been announced. It will cover two Carnets only (Sc9.3.1 and Sc9.3.2) and will be on Friday May 10th.
April 25, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students worked on review in preparation for unit test Sc8.4, which is scheduled for Monday Apr 29.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We did some extra practice on calculations using Ohm's law. Some students did a French/science activity with Mme Murphy.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students spent a second period at the computer lab completing the activity on series and parallel circuits using the PhET simulations.
Homework: finish p.11-12-13 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Homework (p.12 in Carnet Sc7.3.2) was corrected, then we finished the notes on solubility of gases, including a demo involving bottles of soda water and shaking and splashing. Let's just say I won't be needing a shower tonight.
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 which will be on Tuesday April 30.
Homework: finish review questions for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students completed a graphing activity on p.15-16 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: finish graph and questions 6-7 on p.16 for next class (tomorrow).
April 24, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We went to the computer lab to begin a PhET simulation activity on series and parallel circuits, p.11-15 in Carnet Sc9.3.2. We will have a second period to work on this.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We corrected homework, then discussed the solubility of gases in water (p.13 in Carnet Sc7.3.2)
Chapter Quiz Sc7.3.2 is announced for Tuesday April 30.
Homework: complete p.12 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students had a second period in the computer lab to finish the PhET simulation activity on series and parallel circuits.
Homework: finish p.11-13 if not done in school.
April 23, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed concentrated vs dilute solutions (p.10 in Carnet Sc7.3.2) and introduced units of measurement of concentration (p.11).
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Calculating concentration in g/L (p.11-13 in Carnet Sc7.3.2)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
I checked student work on calculations of voltage, resistance, and current using Ohm's law. I introduced series vs parallel circuits. Students started work on an activity using a computer simulation of electric circuits.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We completed an activity on how the different organic systems of the human body interact with each other.
The Unit test (consisting of 2 carnets only) is announced for Monday April 29.
April 12, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students did a review activity in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 on Monday
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.1
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did a lab activity to observe onion cells under a microscope.
Homework: study for Quiz Sc8.4.1 on Tuesday.
April 9, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We continued review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 on Friday.
Homework: Review questions (except for #8) and definitions on p.2 due tomorrow
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We reviewed the difference between a mixture and a pure substance, and between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
We looked at molecule diagrams for various types of mixtures - finish those pages for homework if necessary.
Quiz Sc7.3.1 is announced for Monday April 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We completed the last few sections in Carnet Sc8.4.1, including correcting the definitions on p.2-3.
Homework: review questions on last page of the Carnet for Thursday.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.4.1 on Tuesday April 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday April 15.

Reminder: Grade 9 Science Help session after school on Thursday!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Reminder: Grade 9 Science Help session after school on Thursday!
April 8, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students worked on review in preparation for quiz Sc9.3.1 on Monday April 15.
Homework: complete review for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We worked on review in preparation for quiz Sc7.3.1 which will be on Friday April 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We corrected review in preparation for quiz Sc9.3.1 on Friday April 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students completed activity on the functions of cell organelles, and we watched a Bill Nye on cells.
Quiz Sc8.4.2 will be on Tuesday April 16.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
Carnet Sc7.3.2. We completed p.2-3 on solution/solvant/solute.
No homework.
March 27, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did a lab activity applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer on various objects.
No homework.

Note: There will be extra-help sessions for grade 9 science after Easter on Thursdays after school. The first session will be Thursday April 11!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students completed a lab activity observing various mixtures and classifying them as homogeneous or heterogeneous based on visual aspect and the Tyndall effect.
We corrected a few questions on the review sheet.
Reminder : Quiz Sc7.3.1 tomorrow!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed a lab activity observing various mixtures and classifying them as homogeneous or heterogeneous based on visual aspect and the Tyndall effect.
Happy Easter!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students worked on definitions (p.2) and review questions (p.12) in Carnet Sc9.3.1.
Reminder: Quiz will be after Easter, Friday April 12.
There will be extra-help sessions for grade 9 science after Easter on Thursdays after school. The first session will be Thursday April 11, the day before the quiz!
March 26, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.6 (les alliages) and p.7-8 (limpide, trouble, opaque) in Carnet Sc7.3.1
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed p. 7 (limpide, trouble, opaque) and 8 (L'effet de Tyndall) in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
Homework: p.9-10. Students should observe various substance around the house and classify as either homogeneous or hetarogeneous, giving their reasons.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We completed p.12-13 in Carnet Sc9.3.1, on potential energy and the difference between voltage and current.
The chapter quiz will be after Easter, on Friday April 12.
No homework for tonight. Tomorrow and Thursday students will work in class on review for the quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We discussed the difference between molecules and cells, and continued our exploration of the infinitely small all to way to atoms, subatomic particles, quarks and strings!
We also started discussing cell organelles in Carnet Sc8.4.1.
March 25, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students did a lab activity applying the laws of electrostatics to determine the charge and the direction of electron transfer on various objects.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We corrected the homework (p.5 in Carnet Sc8.4.1) then discussed the characteristics of life and the cell theory (p.6).
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures in relation to the particle theory. Students completed the table and the question on the bottom of p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked on review in preparation for quiz Sc7.3.1 which is on Friday.
Students who were at band are reminded to complete the work at home!
March 20, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The basic componants of a circuit (source, conductor, switch, and load) were introduced, and the concept of potential energy, and the difference between voltage and current. (p.11-12 in Carnet Sc9.3.1)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
We applied the particle theory to describe pure substances, and homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures. (p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.1)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We did a pass-the-pencils activity to demonstrate the flow of electrons in electric current. The basic componants of a circuit (source, conductor, switch, and load) were introduced. (p.10-11 in Carnet Sc9.3.1)
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Carnet Sc8.4.1 was handed out. The parts of a microscope (p.4-5) and its use were introduced. Students had the opportunity to use microscopes to view prepared slides.
Homework : complete p.5 in Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Homework was corrected.
The molecule diagrams in the booklet (unnumbered pages following p.11 in Carnet Sc7.3.1) were discussed, and students completed the questions.
Homework: Review questions (p.12-14) and definitions assigned for next Wednesday, March 27.
Chapter quiz is announced for Thursday March 28.
March 19, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote Test Sc8.3 : Fluids.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We discussed the three laws of electrostatics, applications of static electricity, and introduced the difference between static and current electricity.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed applications of static electricity and the difference between static and current electricity. We did a pass-the-pencils activity to demonstrate the flow of electrons in electric current.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed the Tyndall effect and we looked at molecule diagrams representing the difference between a pure substance, a homogeneous and a heterogeneous mixture. Homework: complete p.9-10 in Carnet Sc7.3.1 (requires students to observe various food and cleaning materials at home and classify them as either heterogeneous or homogeneous mixtures.)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We had a couple more presentations of Ecosystems projects, then we completed the French Vocab pages in Carnet Sc7.3.1.
No homework.

March 6, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We worked on review for the test tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students practiced presenting their science projects with each other in preparation for formal presentations starting Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Science project presentations.
February 28, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Science project presentations
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We had some further discussions of expectations for the Ecosystems project.
The due date for in-class oral presentation of the project has been changed to Monday March 11. On the original due date, Wednesday March 6, students should bring their written work for the project. We will work on French speaking skills and pronunciation in preparation for the oral presentations.
Meanwhile, the Unit Test Sc7.2 (Heat) is still scheduled for Monday March 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Science project presentations.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
I am sorry that I have still not had the opportunity to find the class to give them the review booklet in preparation for Test Sc7.2 (Heat).
The test date is now changed to Thursday March 7. We will have three science periods before that next week, which we will spend French vocab and review for this test.
Meanwhile the Ecosystem project which was going to be be due that same week, March 6, will now be delayed to the following week. The new deadline for the project is now Tuesday March 12.
February 26, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Welcome back to school after snow days and PD day! Students wrote test Sc9.1 which was originally scheduled for Thursday. Students who were writing Pascal competition will write science test next period (tomorrow).
Science Fair project presentations which were scheduled to begin today will begin tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Welcome back to school after snow days and PD day! Students wrote test Sc7.2 which was originally scheduled for Friday.
In-class presentation of Invention projects which were scheduled to begin today will be postponed slightly. Tomorrow I will go over the requirements for presentation, which I had intended to discuss last week. A new deadline for presentations will be set in discussion with the class at that time.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Welcome back to school after snow days and PD day! Science class was cancelled for a special presentation. Due to other Spirit Week activities, we will not have another science class until Monday. Advance warning: the Unit test on Heat (3 booklets) will be next Wednesday, March 6th. I will find ask Mme Quann to hand out the review sheet to the students tomorrow. We will have in-class review on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the test.
The Ecosystem project presentations which were scheduled to begin on Wednesday will be postponed to Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Welcome back to school after snow days and PD day! Science class was cancelled for a special presentation.
Science test which was scheduled for Friday will be written tomorrow.
Science Fair project presentations which were scheduled to begin today will begin on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Welcome back to school after snow days and PD day!
There is no change in scheduled deadlines. Science test Sc7.2 is still to be written on Monday March 4, and the Ecosystem project presentations will begin on Wednesday March 6.
February 19, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed a lab on chemical and physical changes.
Reminders: Test Sc9.1 on this Thursday, Feb 21.
Science project presentations begin Tuesday Feb 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We worked on French vocab related to heat conductors and insulators.
Unit Test Sc7.2 is announced for Monday March 4.
Reminder that the Ecosystem project is due Wednesday March 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students worked on review for Test Sc9.1 which is on this Friday, Feb 22.
Reminder: Science project presentations begin Tuesday Feb 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked on review for Test Sc7.2, which is on this Friday, Feb 22.
Reminder: Invention project Science presentations begin Tuesday Feb 26.
February 18, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Review for tomorrow's quiz Sc8.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Review for unit test Sc9.1 which will be on Friday Feb 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Science class cancelled for presentation from Gonzaga for course selection for next year.
Note Unit Test Sc9.1 is still scheduled for Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students did a lab on absorption of heat radiation by different colours.
Reminder : Unit Test Sc7.2 is Friday Feb 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students did a lab on absorption of heat radiation by different colours.
Complete graph and conclusion at home if necessary.
February 15, 2013
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students completed an observation lab on thermal conductors and insulators, p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.2.3 on convection currents, then students started an observation lab on thermal conductors and insulators, p.4-5 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.3.2, which is on Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Science period was cancelled due to Junior Achievers program. However a review sheet in preparation for unit test Sc9.1, which is on Thursday Feb 21, was handed out for students who may wish to work on review during the weekend. (Aren't I nice!)
February 14, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
The Big Science Project on Ecosystems has been handed out and explained. The project guide and a model project are available on my website, at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home

Project due for in-class presentation starting Wednesday March 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
The Big Science Project on Ecosystems has been handed out and explained. The Big Science Project on Ecosystems has been handed out and explained. The project guide and a model project are available on my website, at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home

Project due for in-class presentation starting Wednesday March 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
A review sheet in preparation for Test Sc9.1 has been handed out.
Questions 24-34 relating to the latest chapter are assigned to be completed for Monday Feb 18.
Questions 1-23 due Tuesday FEb 19.
Reminder: test is on Friday Feb 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students completed (more or less!) the graphing and questions from yesterday's lab activity, in-between Valentine's day celebratory giggles. We have an understanding that we will catch up on the work tomorrow!
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.2 Tuesday Feb 19.
February 13, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We did a lab on identifying chemical and physical changes.
Unit Test Sc9.1 : Chemistry is announced for Friday February 22.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did a lab on the density of fluids.
Reminder : Quiz Sc8.3.2 on Tuesday Feb 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We finished the Bill Nye we started yesterday, and we discussed conduction, convection, and radiation in terms of the particle theory. We completed p.2 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students completed their graph on the classes combined result on the survey of home heating systems, then started work on review for Unit Test Sc7.2, which is scheduled for Friday Feb 22.
February 12, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We continued the discussion of chemical vs physical changes, and completed p.12 and most of p.13 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
Reminder: Unit test Sc9.1 Thursday Feb 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We did a number of demos on heat conduction, and discussed the difference between thermal conductors and insulators. We completed p.3 and the top of p.4 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed home heating systems and completed p.6,9, and 10 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
Homework: complete the definitions p.1 and the Sondage on home heating p.7.
Unit Test Sc7.2: La chaleur: Friday February 22.
Reminder: Students should also be working on building and testing their invention! Experimental work should be completed by Feb 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.2.3 was handed out. We discussed the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation, and we partially completed p.2 in the Carnet.
February 11, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed conduction, convection and radiation and completed p.2 in Carnet Sc7.2.3.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
We completed the section on buoyancy (la flottabilite), and watched a Bill Nye on this concept.
Quiz Sc8.3.2 has been set for Tuesday Feb 19.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed the lab on molecular models, then started to discuss the difference between a physical and a chemical change. We completed p.11 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
The unit test Sc9.1 has been set for Thursday Feb 21.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Advance warning: Unit test Sc9.1 (all three carnet's) will be announced next period for Friday Feb 22.
February 6, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished the work on naming covalent compounds, p.9-10 in Carnet Sc9.1.3.
We discussed science fair projects - the Plan was due today. Many students need to complete work on this part of the project. Students are asked to bring completed plans to class on Friday for peer editing.
Next deadline: experimental work should be completed by Feb 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed the three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation. We completed p.2 in Carnet Sc7.2.3. Students should complete definitions p.2-5 on p.1.
Reminder: Invention project deadline: Students should be working at home to build, test, and if possible improve their prototype. This experimental work should be completed by Feb 18.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We worked on review for Quiz Sc7.2.2, which will take place on Monday Feb 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students did some peer reviewing on science fair projects.
Next deadline: Experimental work should be completed and results collected by Feb 18.
In class presentations will begin Feb 27.
February 4, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students' progress on their science fair project was checked. Students who did not have their work available today should complete it for next class, when we will do some peer reviewing in class.
Next deadline: Experimental work should be completed and results collected by Feb 18.
In class presentations will begin Feb 26.
We started a lab activity using molecular models.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did some peer reviewing on science fair projects.
Next deadline: Experimental work should be completed and results collected by Feb 18.
In class presentations will begin Feb 27.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed a lab activity measuring temperature changes when ice is melted and the water brought to a boil.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students' progress on their invention project was checked. Students who did not have their work available today should complete it for next class.
Students should now begin to built, test, and hopefully improve their invention.
Next deadline: Experimental work should be completed and results collected by Feb 18.
In class presentations will begin Feb 27.
February 1, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed molecules and the difference between them and ionic solids. We completed p.8 and the start of p.9 in the Carnet.
Homework: finish the last 4 examples in the table on p.9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students finished completing the lab report for the heating curve of water, and started review for Quiz Sc7.2.2, which has been set for Thursday Feb 7.
Homework: Complete review questions p.13-14 for Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked on their invention projects. Reminder: the Plan (p.2-6) is due Monday Feb 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed what happens to molecules during changes of state (p.11), and the heating curve of water (p.12)
January 29, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students discussed their science project plans with me.
We corrected homework (density/volume/mass calculations), and students did a short activity to measure the density of a rectangular solid.
No homework, other than to continue work on Science project. Experimental plan (pages either 3-4 or 5-6 in the booklet) due Monday Feb 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Formation of an ionic solid (p.5 in Carnet Sc9.1.3).
We reviewed naming of binary ionic solid.
Some students still need to talk to me about their science project.
No homework, other than to continue work on Science project. Experimental plan (pages either 3-4 or 5-6 in the booklet) due Monday Feb 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Student worked in computer lab researching science fair projects. They need to find an idea and talk to me about it on or before Friday Feb 1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked on a practice example in preparation for their Invention project.
The Plan for their project (p.2-6 in the project guide) is due Monday Feb 4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed p.11 in Carnet Sc7.2.2 on what happens to molecules during changes of states, and discussed p.12 on temperature during changes of states.
No homework.
January 22, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students completed their Projet-pliage as described on p.6 of Carnet Sc7.2.2. We started completing the table on p.7.
Homework: a few students need to finish their projet-pliage at home and hand it in next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed their Projet-pliage as described on p.6 of Carnet Sc7.2.2. We started completing the table on p.7.
Homework: a few students need to finish their projet-pliage at home and hand it in next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We continued density calculations in Carnet Sc8.3.2.
Homework: complete practice exercises Q.1-5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.2 (finally!) even though Science period was cancelled due to weather-related school closure. Thanks to Mme Stacey for making this possible!!! :)
Have a happy snow afternoon!
January 18, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-6(224)
We calculated the density of balls of different materials and sizes in order to compare them. We completed p.6 in Carnet Sc8.3.2, and students were asked to solve three problems from the textbook for practice. Finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students had a second period in the computer lab to research possible science fair ideas.
Please note Science Project deadlines:
Initial Idea (p.2 in project guide) due Jan 24.
Experimental Plan (p.3-4 or 5-6) due Feb 4.
Experimental Work - Results to be collected by Feb 18.
In-class presentations begin Feb 26.
School Science Fair (participation optional, 5% bonus): March 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Science Fair Project guide was handed out.
Please note Science Project deadlines:
Initial Idea (p.2 in project guide) due Feb 1.
Experimental Plan (p.3-4 or 5-6) due Feb 4.
Experimental Work - Results to be collected by Feb 18.
In-class presentations begin Feb 26.
School Science Fair (participation optional, 5% bonus): March 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students did an experiment to measure the changes in temperature as a snow/water mixture is heated up the boiling point.
Students were attentive and worked safely in the lab - THANK YOU to everyone for being so respectful of your own and others's safety!
Homework: finish the graph if necessary!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Quiz Sc7.2.1 has been corrected; students had the opportunity to review it and corrected answers were discussed. A Bill Nye video on Phases of Matter was shown.
No homework.
January 16, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed p.3-4 in Carnet Sc7.2.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students wrote Quiz Sc9.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We continued our discussion of density. Students learned our to use triple-beam balances. We are in process of comparing balls of various sizes and materials to determine the most and the least dense ones. We figured out the next thing we need to do is calculate the volume.
Homework: Find the formula for calculating the volume of a sphere
January 15, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We corrected the review for Quiz Sc9.1.2, which is tomorrow!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Carnet Sc8.3.2 was handed out and students did a exploration activity comparing the mass, volume, and density of various pairs of objects.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out. We discussed solids, liquids, and gases, and completed p.3 in the Carnet. We started watching Eureka videos describing the movement of particles in each state of matter.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Quiz Sc7.2.2 has been set for Wednesday Jan 23.
We completed p.7 and the rest of the definitions on p.2 of the carnet.
January 14, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We continued review in preparation for Quiz Sc9.1.2, which is now re-scheduled for Friday Jan 18. Some students worked with Mme Murphy on a text-book based activity, others stayed with me to review Bohr-Rutherford diagrams.
Review sheet must be completed by next class, Thursday Jan 17.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Carnet Sc7.2.2 was handed out. We discussed particles in solids, liquids, and gasses.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We reviewed the behaviour of particles in solids, liquids, and gasses, and introduced kinetic energy (p.6). Students completed p.5 on the five points of particle theory with the help of the textbook in class, and p.6.
Homework: finish at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1.
January 10, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Review sheet was handed out. Will be corrected on Monday, quiz changed to Thursday.
The review sheet is posted on my website, as well as a completed version of the booklet which has all the information you need to complete the review - so even if you didn't bring your science binder home you can still complete the review - no excuses!
Enjoy your snow day!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.2.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Review sheet was handed out. Will be corrected on Tuesday, quiz changed to Wednesday.
The review sheet is posted on my website, as well as a completed version of the booklet which has all the information you need to complete the review - so even if you didn't bring your science binder home you can still complete the review - no excuses!
Enjoy your snow day!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
If school is cancelled tomorrow for weather, the science quiz Sc7.2.1 will be postponed to Monday.
January 9, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We finished Bohr-Rutherford diagrams and how they are used to explain the reactivity of families of elements on p.11-14 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Next period a review will be handed out.
Reminder: The quiz is currently scheduled for Tuesday Jan 15. If this date is revised due to weather delays, I will post that information here!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished Bohr-Rutherford diagrams and how they are used to explain the reactivity of families of elements on p.11-13 in Carnet Sc9.1.2.
Next period a review will be handed out.
Reminder: The quiz is currently scheduled for Monday Jan 14. If this date is revised due to weather delays, I will post that information here!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Carnet Sc7.2.2 was handed out. We completed definitions 1-4 and page 3.
We watched a Bill Nye.
Students who have not handed in the pyramid foldable project started before Christmas as asked to complete it at home and hand it in next period. Otherwise no homework!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Review for Quiz Sc7.1.2 which is tomorrow. An extra sheet with french vocab review activity was handed out and should also be studied for the quiz.
January 7, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Review questions 1-8 were checked and corrected. Homework - finish remainder of review for tomorrow.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected the definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.2.1. Students worked on review questions. Homework: finish review for next science class (Wednesday)
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Bohr-Rutherford diagrams (p.10-11).
Homework: Complete diagrams on p.11.
Reminder: Quiz Sc9.1.2 is Tuesday January 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Review for quiz Sc8.3.1 was corrected. Quiz is Wednesday.
January 4, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Les isotopes (p.9 in Carnet Sc9.1.2)
Quiz Sc9.2.1 is announced for Tuesday January 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Quiz Sc8.3.1 is announced for Wednesday Jan 9. Students worked on definitions on p.2 and review question p.9-10 in Carnet Sc8.3.1 - due next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc7.2.1.
Reminder: Quiz is scheduled for Friday Jan 11.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We corrected definitions and review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc7.2.1 which is next science class, Tuesday Jan 8.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Complete definitions 1-16 for next science period! (Tuesday Jan 8).
January 3, 2013
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Les isotopes (p.9 in Carnet Sc9.1.2)
Quiz Sc9.2.1 is announced for Monday January 14.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed the notes on 'Le thermomètre de four' and 'le thermostat) on p.13-14 in Carnet Sc7.2.1. Students worked on the definitions p.2 and the review questions at the end of the Carnet.
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is announced for Thursday Jan 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is announced for Tuesday Jan 8.
Students worked on the definitions p.2 and the review questions at the end of the Carnet. All definitions and review questions up to 9 must be completed for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We completed the notes on 'Le thermomètre de four' and 'le thermostat) on p.13-14 in Carnet Sc7.2.1. Students worked on the definitions p.2 .
Quiz Sc7.2.1 is announced for Friday Jan 11.
December 14, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
The quiz Sc9.1.1 was returned. We corrected work previously completed in the Carnet Sc9.1.2 on p.4 and 6-7.
Homework: read text and complete questions and answers on Mendeleiev and the periodic table on p.5-6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students completed and passed in labsheet from yesterday's lab on the flow rate of several fluids. We started discussing viscosity in relation to the particle theory, and enjoyed a demonstration of friction by Will and Martin!
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students used lab thermometers to measure several temperatures. We discussed bimetallic strips (les bilames) and their use in oven thermometers. We completed p.12 and most of p.13 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
As we are now finishing this chapter, we discussed options for scheduling the quiz. The class chose (perhaps not surprisingly!) not to have the quiz before Christmas. The quiz will be held on Tuesday Jan 8, which will be our third science class in the new year. The first two periods will be a review of the chapter - no, I do not expect anyone to study during Christmas holiday!!!
Today we discussed the use of bimetallic strips in oven thermometers and thermostats. Other ways of measuring temperatures were briefly described. We completed p.11-12 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
Homework:
1. Students who were gone to band practice should copy notes from p.11-12 from a classmate.
2. All students should complete definitions on p.2 of the Carnet.
December 12, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We compared the celsius, farenheit, and kelvin temperature scales, and completed p.8-9 in Carnet Sc7.2.1
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the process of calibrating a thermometer and completed p.9 and teh top of p.10 in carnet Sc7.2.1.
We started an activity with lab thermometers.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students did a lab activity to compare the viscosity of several fluids.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed Mendeleiev the periodic table,and corrected work from p.5-7 in the Carnet Sc9.1.2.
No homework.
December 11, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We did an internet activity in the computer lab. Students should complete p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2. The link to the NRC website where the information is found is on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed p.9 and the top of p.10 in Carnet Sc7.2.1, then looked at the parts of a thermometer on p.12.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We did an internet activity using the ipads. Students should complete p.6-7 in Carnet Sc9.1.2. The link to the NRC website where the information is found is on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We reviewed the particle theory and completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.3.1. Students started answering questions 1-4 on p.6-7. Finish for homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We compared the celsius, farenheit, and kelvin temperature scales, and completed p.8-9 in Carnet Sc7.2.1
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Extra announcement: Classroom decorating party tomorrow at lunchtime in room 125 for interested students!
December 10, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Stucents received the new Carnet, Sc8.2.1: La viscosite. Did an activity to introduce viscosity, and completed p.3-4. No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students received the new Carnet Sc9.1.2: Les elements. Completed p.3-4.
Homework: finish p.4 if not already finished.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students completed p.4 on the elements, and then worked on p.5-6 on the Mendeleiev and the periodic table. Complete for homework if not finished.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students completed p.7 and the top of p.8 on how to calibrate a thermometer. They watched a Bill Nye video on heat.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students viewed a video and discussed how to calibrate a thermometer, and took some personal notes. As the lesson was given by a substitute while I took part in a professional development day, and no French-speaking substitute was available, the discussion and notes were in English - we will work on the French next class!
No homework.
December 6, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Thermal expansion of solids. We completed notes on the top of p.8 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, then students did a lab activity.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Thermal expansion of solids. We completed notes on p.7 and the top of p.8 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, then students did a lab activity.
No homework.
November 29, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We watched a couple of Bill Nye episodes as part of our review for the Test Sc8.1 on Wednesday Dec 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1, which is on Wednesday Dec 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1, which is tomorrow!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Les thermoscopes à gaz et à liquide, p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.2.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students received Carnet Sc7.2.1.
Some basic french vocab which will be important in the unit was reviewed/introduced (carnet p.3)
No homework.
November 28, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1, which is on Friday.
A completed version of the Carnet is posted on my website for students who may have missed notes.
Homework: complete questions 1-8 on review sheet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Carnet Sc7.2.1 was handed out. We completed the activity Bouillant ou glacé? on p.3.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
We did the oral activity on p.4 of Carnet Sc7.2.1 and the activity 'Bouillant ou glacé?' on p.5.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We worked on review for Quiz Sc9.1.1, which is on Wednesday Dec 5.
A completed version of the Carnet is posted on my website for students who may have missed notes.
Homework: complete questions 1-8 on review sheet.
November 26, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Development of atomic theory - Carnet Sc9.1.1 p.10-11.
No homework - Advance warning: chapter quiz Sc9.1.1 will be announced in class tomorrow and scheduled for Wednesday Dec 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students startd reading p.5-7 in Carnet Sc8.1.3 and completing work on those pages. Not assigned to be completed for homework.
The Unit Test Sc8.1 has been scheduled for Wednesday Dec 5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Test Sc7.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Test Sc7.1.
November 23, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed p.12 and definitions 17-23 on p.2 of Carnet Sc9.1.1.
The chapter quiz has been set to next Friday, Nov 30.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We finished a little review in preparation for the Unit Test on Tuesday, and watched a couple of Bill Nye videos that reinforced some major themes of the Unit (food web, and oceam ecosystems).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Class cancelled due to T.A. Loeffler presentation.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Class cancelled due to T.A. Loeffler presentation.
November 22, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Review for test on Tuesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Review for test on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We finished activity on impacts of human activities on oceans.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Continued work on French in Science - formulating questions.
No homework.
November 21, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Lab on chemical and physical properties of metals. No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Review for test on Tuesday. We corrected questions 1-6. Finish review questions for next class (tomorrow).
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Lab on chemical and physical properties of metals. No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We finished the activity on marine ecosystems, and started an activity on human impact on the oceans.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We finished correcting the review in preparation for the test on Monday.
November 20, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We finished watching the Ocean Deep video. Students started work on p.3-4 of Carnet Sc8.1.3.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Class separated in two groups to work on Frenc-in-science in collaboration with Mme Murphy. We worked on comprehension of the text on p.8-9 of the Carnet Sc9.1.1, and formulation of questions.

No homework assigned today, but note that definitions 4-16, and question 3 on p.5-6 of the Carnet were assigned the previous period, and will be checked tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Structure of the atom. We completed p.10-11 in the Carnet.
Homework: complete the first column in the table on p.12 of the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Homework (review questions 1-8) was checked and corrected.
Homework: finish review questions (9-20).
Note: Pass in foldable project La succession if not done already!!!!!!!!!!!
Reminder: unit test Monday Nov 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students worked on review for the unit test (Tuesday Nov 27).
Complete review questions 1-6 for next class (tomorrow).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Reminder : Unit test Monday November 26.
Review questions to be completed for correction in class Thursday Nov 22.
November 16, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the impact of human activities on ecosystems. Students showed a great deal of interest, knowledge, and caring about the environment. Great class guys!
The unit test has been rescheduled to Monday November 26th. We will be doing review next week. In the meanwhile, no homework over the weekend!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed the impact of human activities on ecosystems. Students showed a great deal of interest, knowledge, and caring about the environment. Great class guys!
The unit test has been rescheduled to Tuesday November 27th. We will be doing review next week. In the meanwhile, no homework over the weekend!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Science class cancelled due to career fair.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Carnet Sc8.1.3 was handed out. We watched part of a Planet Earth episode on Ocean Deep as part of an activity on marine ecosystems.
No homework!
November 13, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out, and we completed p.2-3 on natural succession.
This final chapter in the unit is very short, and will take only 3 periods to complete. Then we will review the full unit and have the final Unit test -n the date is already announced for Friday Nov 23.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Quiz Sc7.1.2
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Review for quiz Sc8.1.2, which will be on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Carnet Sc9.1.1 was handed out. We completed p.4-5 on the properties of substances.
Homework: complete Q.3 on p.4-5, and definitions 4-16 at the start of the carnet.
November 9, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Introduction to properties of substances - activité d'observations.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
quiz Sc7.1.2.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Test Sc9.4.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Homework was checked and corrected.
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc8.1.2, which is on Thursday Nov 15.
Homework: finish review.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Quiz Sc7.1.2.
No homework.
November 8, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Le littoral - Carnet p.12-14.
We did not have enough time for students to finish recording information on p.13-14. Finish at home.
The Quiz has been postponed to Thursday Nov 15 to allow students a little more time to complete work and study.
Due next class (tomorrow) : finish p.13-14, the questions on p.8 (concerning the graph on p.7), and the definitions at the beginning of the Carnet.
Due Tuesday Nov 13: Review sheet (was handed out today)
Thursday Nov 15: Quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Test postponed again, as majority of students were away for Take-your-kid-to-work day.
Test will be tomorrow Friday Nov 9, period 3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We watched a couple of Bill Nye videos as an introduction to the Chemistry unit.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Carnet Sc7.1.3 was handed out. We completed the notes on ecological succession p.2-3.
Study for quiz tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected the review questions in preparation for the quiz tomorrow.
Homework: study!
November 6, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We reviewed how to do a foodweb, then students returned to the lab tables to finish the foodweb activity started last period.
The time to complete the revision on p.13 of Carnet Sc7.1.2 has been extended to tomorrow.
Tomorrow's quiz has been postponed to next science class, Tuesday Nov 13.
Note: there will be extra help in preparation for this quiz on Thursday after school in my classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed the definitions in Carnet Sc7.1.2, then students worked on the revision questions on p.13 of Carnet Sc7.1.2
Homework: finish p.13 for tomorrow.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.1.2 on Friday.
Note: there will be extra help in preparation for this quiz on Thursday after school in my classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We corrected review questions in preparation for Test Sc9.4.
The test which was scheduled for tomorrow has to be postponed due to the Remembrance Day assembly. It will now take place at our next science period, which is Thursday morning.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Tides, p.10-11 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No assigned homework.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 on Tuesday Nov 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Quiz Sc7.1.2 has been postponed to Friday.
Note: there will be extra help in preparation for this quiz on Thursday after school in my classroom.
November 5, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students worked on review in preparation for the unit test on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Waves and tsunamis
Carnet p.9-10.
No homework.
Reminder: Quiz Sc8.1.2 Tuesday Nov 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 on Wednesday.
Homework: review questions on p.13 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.2 on Wednesday.
November 1, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
How to draw a food web (p.12)
No homework.
Reminder Quiz Friday Nov 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
How to draw a food web (p.12)
No homework.
Reminder Quiz Wednesday Nov 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We finished the activity on mapping the sea bottom.
Upwellings (les remontees d'eau) p.9
No homework.
Reminder Quiz Tuesday Nov 13
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Working on French reading, and formulating and answering questions on the text.
Reminder: The projet-pliage and the review questions are due at the *end* of the period on Friday Nov 2.
Test Sc9.4 Wednesday November 7.
October 31, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We corrected the definitions and started work on a 'projet-pliage' which is part of the review for the test.
The projet-pliage and the review questions are due at the *end* of the period on Friday Nov 2.
Reminder: test Sc9.4 Wednesday November 7.
Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We completed p.11 on Food Chains.
The definitions 1-14 do *NOT* need to be finished for homework. Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
We reviewed the material on the 'decalage vers le rouge', which was a little confusing to the students, then started work on a 'projet-pliage' which is part of the review for the test.
The projet-pliage and the review questions are due Tuesday Nov 6.
Reminder: test Sc9.4 Wednesday November 7.
Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students completed a lab on the effect of salinity on the density of water.
The quiz for this carnet is announced (well in advance!) for Tuesday November 13.
No homework.
Happy Hallowe'en!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students worked in groups on a case study of an ecosystem. We didn't have time to finish, so this activity will be continued next science class.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.1.1 Wednesday Nov 7.
No homework.
Happy Hallowe'en!
October 30, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Technologies for ocean exploration - we watched a Bill Nye and did a simulation activity to map the bottom of an 'ocean' represented by a cardboard box.
No homework.
Correction to previously posted information: Chapter Quiz Sc8.1.2 will be Tuesday Nov 13.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Reading comprehension activity, followed by an exercise to review how to formulate and answer questions in French. Class separated in two groups, one working with me and one with Miss Murphy.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We finished the notes on the Universe (p.12). A review sheet for the unit was handed out. It will be due this Friday, Nov 2.
Homework for tomorrow: complete definitions p.2-3 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed energy pyramids and nutrient cycles, and completed p.18 and 19 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Homework: finish the definitions p.2 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed producers, consumers, and decomposers, and completed p.8-9 in the Carnet. Students completed p.10 as an application.
Homework: finish p.10 if not finished in class.
October 25, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Homework was checked (p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2). We completed and corrected definitions 1-18 in the carnet, then completed the table of comparison between the 'Planetes telluriques' and 'Planetes geantes gazeuses'.
Unit Test Sc9.4 is announced for Wednesday Nov 7 (two booklets only in this unit).
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Class cancelled for Healthy Commotion activities.
Note: Chapter quiz Sc8.1.2 has not been announced in class yet, but you might as well know that it has been set for Wednesday Nov 7! (Will be announced in class tomorrow)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students were separated in two groups. Those who needed extra help with completing the graph on p.7 of Carnet Sc7.1.2 stayed with me and we completed the graph together.
Other students did an activity on composing food chains.
Reminder: the quiz for this booklet will be in two weeks, Wednesday Nov 7.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)

Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Class cancelled for Healthy Commotion activities.
Reminder: Chapter quiz Sc8.1.2 has been set for Wednesday Nov 7!
October 24, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed the activity Qui suis-je, and completed p.7-9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2.
Any student who did not finish transcribing the information in their carnet must finish at home using the file on my website.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4E4llhqCGPFMGU4YzY0NTEtZjUzMS00YWZhLThmZWEtNzczOTlkNzJlZTg4/edit?hl=en_US

We also had a class discussion on the immensity of the universe, and the possibility that there might be life on other planets.

The Unit Test Sc9.4 (two booklets only) is announced for Wednesday Nov 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We corrected the activity on examples of symbiosis, p.4-5 in the Carnet.

We discussed graphing and the parts of a graph (p.6). Students started a graph on p.7, and should complete it for homework.

Note: the quiz for this booklet will be in two weeks, Friday Nov 9.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed food chains and food webs.
No homework.

Note: the quiz for this booklet will be in two weeks, Wednesday Nov. 7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students finished writing up the lab on the effect of salt on germination of bean seeds and passed it in.
We completed definitions 1-4 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
We discussed graphing and the parts of a graph (p.6). Students started a graph on p.7, and should complete it for homework.

Note: the quiz for this booklet will be in two weeks, Wednesday Nov 7.
October 23, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We finished writing the conclusion to the lab on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds. Students did an activity to identify examples of various types of symbiosis (mutualisme, commensalisme, parasitisme).
No homework.
(Advance notice: The Quiz for this Carnet has not been announced in class yet, but I have just been doing some advance planning and expect it for Friday Nov 9.)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students made their observations in the lab on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds, and we worked together on writing up the results.
No homework.
(Advance notice: The Quiz for this Carnet has not been announced in class yet, but I have just been doing some advance planning and expect it for Wednesday Nov 7.)
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We discussed ocean currents and completed p.5-6 in Carnet Sc8.1.2.
No homework (except that students who were gone to Choir need to catch up on the notes!)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
The class was divided in two groups to work on aspects of French language in this unit, some with myself and some with Mme Murphy.
No homework.
October 22, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students finished the activity Qui suis-je? on the elements of the solar system and completed p.7 to 9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 with the information.
Homework: finish at home if necessary, using the information on my website. (you can cut-and-paste the following url into your browser:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4E4llhqCGPFMGU4YzY0NTEtZjUzMS00YWZhLThmZWEtNzczOTlkNzJlZTg4/edit?hl=en_US
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We recorded the results of the activity on the effect of salt on the germination of bean seeds.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students finished the activity Qui suis-je? on the elements of the solar system and completed p.7 to 9 in Carnet Sc9.4.2 with the information.
Homework: finish at home if necessary, using the information on my website. (you can cut-and-paste the following url into your browser:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4E4llhqCGPFMGU4YzY0NTEtZjUzMS00YWZhLThmZWEtNzczOTlkNzJlZTg4/edit?hl=en_US
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We discussed the formation and the structure of ocean bassins.
Assignment: use the information given in class to complete the Projet-pliage on p.4 of Carnet Sc8.1.2 for this Friday October 26.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
I checked and corrected the graphing homework assignment.
We completed p.15 in Carnet Sc7.1.2, and started discussing the flow of energy in a food chain, from the sun to the producers to the consumers.
No homework.
October 19, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Carnet Sc8.1.2 was handed out. We discussed the formation of the solar system and the earth in order to explain the origins of water on Earth. Students started work on p.3 in the carnet, which is to be finished for homework using the information on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
The class was divided in two groups to work on aspects of French language in this unit, some with myself and some with Mme Murphy.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed the differences between 'les planètes telluriques' and 'les planètes géantes gazeuses', and started a 'Qui suis-je' activity to find informations on various celestial bodies of the solar system.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students continued work on the graph and questions p.11-12 in Carnet Sc7.1.2. Both pages to be finished for homework if necessary.
Then we completed p.13-14 on the roles of organisms in an ecosystem (producteur, consommateur, décomposeur).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2 on the three types of symbiotic relationships (mutualisme, commensalisme, parasitisme). We also discussed the reproduction of flowering plants.
No homework.
October 18, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We completed p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, then went outside to get a look at the sun using the Astroscan telescope. We saw sun spots!!!!!!!
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed graphing and the names of the part of a graph (p.10 in Carnet Sc7.1.2). Students completed a graph on the annual populations of hares and lynx over a period of time. (p.11)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Field Trip to the Fluvarium.
A few students have not paid - please bring money ($7) next science period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Class supervised by Mme Vaughan in my absence, as I was escorting a different class on a Fluvarium field trip. Students worked on an activity on the solar system.
No homework.
October 17, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We discussed the three types of symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism, and completed the activity on p.4-5 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
Reminder: Field trip to Fluvarium Thursday. Bring money and permission slips tomorrow if not already done.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
Quizzes Sc7.1.1 were returned to students, along with other sundry pieces of classroom work. Students did Day 2 of the lab on the effect of salinity on the germination of bean seeds. We just started discussing symbiotic relationships (p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2)
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Mme Marshall covered class in my absence, as I was escorting a different group of students on a field trip. Students completed p.4-6 in Carnet Sc9.4.2, then watched a Bill Nye on Space Exploration.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Field trip to Fluvarium. Students did a wonderful job of representing the school: they were engaged, curious, and insightful. Thanks guys, I had a great time with you!
October 16, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out. We discussed the sun's importance to life on Earth, and the nuclear reactions that occur in the sum. We completed (mostly) p.4 in the Carnet.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.1.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Quizzes Sc7.1.1 were returned to students, along with other sundry pieces of classroom work. Students did Day 2 of the lab on the effect of salinity on the germination of bean seeds. We just started discussing symbiotic relationships (p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.2)
Reminder: Field trip to Fluvarium Thursday. Bring money and permission slips tomorrow if not already done.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We reviewed symbiotic relationships (mutualisme, commensalisme, parasitisme) and completed p.7-9 in Carnet Sc7.1.2. Definitions 4 to 9 on p.2 of the Carnet to be finished for homework.
October 15, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Carnet Sc9.4.2 was handed out. We discussed the sun's role in maintaining life on Earth, and the nuclear reactions that take place inside the sun. We completed p.4 in the Carnet.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Carnet sc7.1.2 was handed out. We did the first stage of an experiment on the effect of salinity of the germination of beans.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We did the last part of the experiment on the effect of salinity on the germination of radishes. We discussed reproduction of flowering plants. Students asked many questions!
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Carnet sc7.1.2 was handed out. We did the first stage of an experiment on the effect of salinity of the germination of beans.
No homework.
Reminder: bring money and permission slip for the Fluvarium field trip.
October 12, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students wrote quiz Sc7.1.1.
Field trip to Fluvarium will be next Thursday October 18, rain or shine. Students have permission slips, please return signed to me. Cost: $7.00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We corrected review Sc8.1.1.
Reminder: Quiz Tuesday October 16.
Field trip to Fluvarium will be Wednesday October 17, rain or shine. Please note I made a mistake on the permission slip, trip is actually Oct 17, not 18.
Cost: $7.00.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Introduction to The Sun. We watched a Bill Nye on the sun, and went outside to use the Astroscan telescope to see an image of the sun.
No homework.
October 11, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students finished their essay.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
Fluvarium field trip.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students finished their essay
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Lab analysis of water sample from Kenny's pond.
Reminder: Review for Quiz due tomorrow.
Quiz Tuesday Oct 16.
Field trip to Fluvarium will be Wednesday October 17 (rain or shine). Permission sheets will be given out tomorrow in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We discussed identifying the independent, dependent, and controlled variables in a science experiment, and completed p.3-5 in Carnet Sc7.1.2.
No homework.
October 10, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
Students brainstormed some notes on global warming based on their recall of movies shown by the substitute in my absence.
We went to Kenny's sample to collect observations and samples to analyse for water quality.
The quiz for Carnet Sc8.1.1 is announced for Tuesday October 16. A review sheet was handed out, and is due for Friday October 12.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Students started writing their in-class open book essay. They will continue next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
Students started writing their in-class open book essay. They will continue next period.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students received the first portion of Carnet Sc7.1.2. We did the first part of the lab Les graines salees, and started to discuss variables.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We completed definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.1.1. We worked on a review sheet called Revision du francais dans le carnet Sc7.1.1 (a couple of examples to be finished for homework).
The Quiz Sc7.1.1 is on Friday.
October 9, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8(118)
We discussed the in-class open-book essay assignment that will take the place of a quiz for this chapter. It will begin tomorrow. Students are encouraged to carefully complete their carnet and are also allowed to bring in one extra page of hand-written notes, in order to have all the information necessary to write the essay.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.1.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We reviewed the elements that students will be expected to use on the Quiz on Friday. There is a sheet of francais review questions to be finished for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We discussed the in-class open-book essay assignment that will take the place of a quiz for this chapter. It will begin tomorrow. Students are encouraged to carefully complete their carnet and are also allowed to bring in one extra page of hand-written notes, in order to have all the information necessary to write the essay.
September 28, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We watched a Planet Earth video on freshwater ecosystems.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We continued the activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
We completed notes on constellations on p.8 of Carnet Sc9.4.1 and started an activity on the historical development of the heliocentric model.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
We corrected definitions on p.2 of Carnet Sc7.1.1, discussed the niche of an organism in its ecosystem, and started work on review in preparation for Quiz Sc7.1.1 (already announced for Tuesday Oct 9).
Homework: Finish review on p.10-11.
Also permission slips and $7.00 for field trip to Fluvarium.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
A booklet of French vocab relating to important ecosystems of NL was handed out, and we discussed and practiced French pronunciation.
No homework.
September 27, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We discussed constellations (Carnet p.8), and started an activity on the astronomers who developed the heliocentric model of the solar system (to be continued...)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-1(208)
Quiz on Carnet Sc7.1.1 announced for Tuesday Oct 9. Also trip to Fluvarium on Thursday Oct 4.
We returned to discussing range of tolerance (Carnet p.6) and then did the difference between an individual organism, a population, a community, and a ecosystem (p.8)
Homework: finish p.8 if necessary, and complete definitions 5-10 on p.2.
September 26, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
Students completed their booklets on the schoolyard ecosystem, and passed them in. We did a little conversation practice.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We went to the computer lab for an internet activity to find pictures of various organisms found in ecosystems.
The booklets on the schoolyard ecosystems are to be completed at home if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
We finished p.6 and 7 in Carnet Sc9.4.1.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
A searching conversation on ways to reduce carbon emissions and global warming erupted spontaneously. Students brainstormed many promising ideas.
Then we went on with the regularly scheduled programming and covered the lesson on Les bassins hydrographiques.
September 25, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7(118A)
We finished correcting p.4, discussed the differences between fresh water and sea water on p.5, and sources of fresh water on p.6. No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7(219)
We did the internet activity described on p.7 in Carnet Sc7.1.1. No homework, except for students who missed class due to band and are asked to complete assignment at home.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Students finished and passed their individual observation booklet for the schoolyard ecosystem lab.
September 24, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9(212)
We worked on describing the movements of celestial bodies, both from a heliocentric perspective and as seen from the Earth. The focus was on accurate use of the French language to describe these movements. Students should complete columns 1 and 2 on p.6-7 of Carnet Sc9.4.1 (homework)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8(218)
We discussed proper use of masculine and feminine articles in French, and students completed the practice exercise on p.6 of Carnet Sc7.1.1.
Then students returned to their lab groups to complete the lab booklet 'Un ecosysteme de la cour d'ecole de MDJH'
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-6(125)
Homework (p.3 in Carnet Sc7.1.1) was checked. Then we went to the computer lab where students worked on the internet activity described on p.7 of Carnet Sc7.1.1.
May 31, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Homework (definitions 9-31) was corrected.
We discussed the differences between mitosis and meiosis (p.13 in Carnet Sc9.2) and sexual reproduction, comparing internal and external fertilization. (p.14)

Test Sc9.2 has been rescheduled to Wednesday June 6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students worked on revision for Test Sc7.4, scheduled for Monday June 4th.
Answers to the review sheet will be posted tomorrow on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students worked on revision for Test Sc7.4, scheduled for Tuesday June 5th.
Answers to the review sheet will be posted tomorrow on my website.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We discussed interactions between the body's various systems, and then watched the Scripps Spelling Bee!
May 29, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Meiosis was introduced, and we completed p.12 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Homework: Definitions 9-31 for tomorrow.
The Unit test on Carnet Sc9.2 will be Monday June 4.

For more information on Science Exams, see
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Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Single- and multi-cell organisms were discussed. We discussed tissues, organs, and organ systems, completing p.3 in the second half of Carnet Sc8.2
Homework: Definitions on p.2-3, in the first half of Carnet Sc8.2.
The Unit test on Carnet Sc8.2 will be Tuesday June 5.

For more information on Science Exams, see
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Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
The theory of plate tectonics was introduced, and we completed p.16 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Homework: Definitions 17-29 in the Carnet.
The Unit test on Carnet Sc7.4 will be Monday June 4.

For more information on Science Exams, see
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Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We corrected Definitions 9-28.
Meiosis was introduced, and we completed p.12 in Carnet Sc9.2.
The Unit test on Carnet Sc9.2 will be Tuesday June 5.

For more information on Science Exams, see
sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
The theory of plate tectonics was introduced, and we completed p.16 in Carnet Sc7.4.

The Unit test on Carnet Sc7.4 will be Monday June 4.

For more information on Science Exams, see
sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
The theory of plate tectonics was introduced, and we completed p.16 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Homework: Definitions 17-29 in the Carnet.
The Unit test on Carnet Sc7.4 will be Monday June 4.

For more information on Science Exams, see
sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
May 24, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We discussed asexual reproduction and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc9.2
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We corrected the homework (definitions 1-15) and students did an activity on the rock cycle, completing page 14 in Carnet Sc7.4
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students did an activity on the rock cycle and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.4.
Homework: Definitions 1-16 for next class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We discussed asexual reproduction and completed p.10 in Carnet Sc9.2
May 17, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students view video clips on mitosis and did a representation activity on the process.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Students received Carnet Sc8.4 on Cells, Tissus, Organs, and Systems.
The microscope was introduced and students had their first opportunity to use the microscope. We completed p.4-5 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Rock families were introduced. We discussed igneous rocks and completed p.8 and the top of p.9 in the Carnet Sc7.4.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Students view video clips on mitosis and did a representation activity on the process.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students did a lab activity on observing the properties of minerals.
May 16, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students received Carnet Sc7.4. We discussed minerals and completed p.5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We finished our discussion of genes and traits, and discussed mutations and mutagens. We completed p.6 and the top of p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We completed notes on properties of minerals (p.5-6 in Carnet Sc7.4) and students did an activity to observe the properties of selected minerals.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Rock families were introduced, and we completed the notes on igneous rocks on p.8 and the top of p.9. Students were asked to complete the table on top of p.9 in class and finish at home if necessary.
May 15, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
The cell cycle and mitosis were introduced. We completed p.7 in Carnet Sc9.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Students wrote test Sc8.2: L'optique.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We finished introducing the properties of minerals and completed p.6 in Carnet Sc7.4. Students did the activity with mineral samples on p.7 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students wrote test Sc7.3: Substances et melanges.
May 14, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Students received booklet Sc9.2: La reproduction, which will be our last booklet of the year!!!
We completed pp.5,6 and the top of p.7.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students received booklet Sc7.4: La croute terrestre, which will be our last booklet of the year!!!
We completed pp.4-5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students received booklet Sc7.4: La croute terrestre, which will be our last booklet of the year!!!
We completed pp.4-5.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students received booklet Sc9.2: La reproduction, which will be our last booklet of the year!!!
We completed pp.5,6.
May 8, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We reviewed yesterday lab work on refraction in water, and did an exploration activity on concave and convex lenses.
Reminder: unit test Sc8.2 : L'optique Tuesday May 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We finished our discussion of distillation, and started review in for Test Sc7.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We worked on revision in preparation for Test Sc9.3 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
We finished our discussion of distillation, and started review in for Test Sc7.3 on Tuesday May 15.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Reminder: test Sc7.3 on Thursday!
May 3, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We discussed the environmental impacts of hydroelectricity and power plants that use fossil fuels. We completed p.15-16 in Carnet Sc9.3.3 - the remaining pages will not be completed and will not be on the Unit Test.
Homework: start work on the review, bottom of p.20 in the Carnet.
Reminder: Unit Test on Wednesday May 9th.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We discussed various methods of separating mixtures and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
The Unit Test Sc7.3 (Mixtures and Solutions, all three Carnet's) is set for Thursday May 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We discussed various methods of separating mixtures and completed p.5 in Carnet Sc7.3.3.
The Unit Test Sc7.3 (Mixtures and Solutions, all three Carnet's) is set for Thursday May 10.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Many students were at the rehearsal for the Showcase presentation. The lesson planned for today, on the generation of electricity, was postponed to next science so more students will be able to attend. Students who were in class had the period to work on review for the Unit Test Sc9.3, which is set for Thursday May 10.
April 30, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Most students were taking part in Band rehearsal in preparation for this week's concert. Quiz Sc8.2.2 postponed to tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We discussed generation of electricity and corrected p.13 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Students did an exploration activity on the separation of mixtures, and completed p.3-4 in the new Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Students did an exploration activity on the separation of mixtures, and completed p.3-4 in the new Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Carnet Sc7.3.3 was handed out. Students did an exploration activity on the separation of mixtures, and completed p.3-4 in the new Carnet.
April 27, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We discussed the Laws of Conservation of Mass and of Energy, and completed p.9 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.

Homework: Read p.314-317 in the textbook and complete the questions 'Verifie ta lecture' on top of p.318. Then look at sample calculations on p.318 and do the 'Exercices pratiques' on the same page.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2, which is on Monday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Homework (calculations on p.318) was corrected.
Small 'project' on conserving electricity (top of p.12) due Wednesday May 2.
Students worked on p.13 in Carnet Sc9.3.3. Finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.2.
April 26, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Homework (p.1-2 of the revision for the Quiz) was checked and corrected. Students worked on the rest of the review sheet.
The quiz is tomorrow. Any student who would like to check their answer to the review sheet can find it on my website, at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Homework (Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-8) was checked and corrected.
We discussed careers related to electricity (Carnet p.9)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Many students were gone to Rotary Festival. Students who were in class worked on review for tomorrow's quiz. Students who were away received the review sheet later in the day. Any student who would like to check their answer to the review sheet can find it on my website, at
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students wrote Quiz Sc7.3.2.
April 25, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We discussed the Laws of Consvertation of Mass and of Energy, and completed p.9 in Carnet Sc9.3.3.

Homework: Read p.314-317 in the textbook and complete the questions 'Verifie ta lecture' on top of p.318. Then look at sample calculations on p.318-319 and do the 'Exercices pratiques' on the same pages.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Homework was checked and corrected.
Students worked on a revision activity in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.2 (scheduled for Monday).
Homework: finish revision for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 110A
Students worked on a revision sheet in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.2 (scheduled for tomorrow).
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
We discussed solubility of gasses and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: Revision p.1-2 for tomorrow.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Friday.
April 24, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Homework (Carnet Sc9.3.3 p.6-8) was checked and corrected.
We discussed careers related to electricity (Carnet p.9)
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We discussed solubility of gasses and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Thursday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We discussed solubility of gasses and completed p.14 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Homework: Definitions on p.2.
Reminder: Quiz Sc7.3.2 on Friday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Calculations on p.4-5 of Carnet Sc9.3.3 were reviewed. We discussed calculations of electrical energy used, and how the electricity bill is calculated.
Homework: complete calculations on p.6-8 of Carnet Sc9.3.3.
April 20, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out. Electrical energy and power were introduced. We completed p.3-5 in the Carnet.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students completed part 2 of the lab on the effect of temperature on solubility.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students completed part 2 of the lab on the effect of temperature on solubility.
Students worked on a graph based on the data table p.268 in the textbook. If necessary, graph is to be completed for homework - a photocopy of the data has been handed out in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We continued work on the ray diagrams for curved mirrors.
April 19, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Ray diagrams for curved mirrors were introduced.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Carnet Sc9.3.3 was handed out. Electrical energy and power were introduced. We completed p.3-5 in the Carnet - the calculation problems on p.4-5 are to be completed for homework if not finished in class.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students started an experiment on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students started an experiment on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students fisnished the experiment on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water.
April 18, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We corrected most of the revision sheet in preparation for the quiz on Monday. Answers to the revision can also be found on my website. (https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home)
Students are reminded that this was the last period allotted to this chapter and that on Friday we begin the next chapter.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Students did a lab activity on curved mirrors, and were asked to complete p.11 in Carnet Sc8.2.2.
Finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Homework was checked and corrected. the difference between a saturated and non-saturated solution was discussed. We completed the top of p.9 in Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
Students wrote quiz Sc9.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Students started an experiment on the effect of temperature on the solubility of salt in water.
April 17, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Homework was checked and corrected. We did an extra activity on converting mL's to liters.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students continued work on revision for quiz Sc9.3.2, which will be on Monday. Revision will corrected in class tomorrow.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Concentration calculations in g/L were introduced. Students worked on the practice examples on p.7-8 of Carnet Sc7.3.2 - finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Homework was checked and corrected. We did an extra activity on converting mL's to liters. We discussed saturated and non-saturated solutions.
No homework.
April 16, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
We went over the revision for Quiz Sc9.3.2 on Wednesday.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We briefly went over ray diagrams, which were taught in the last week before Easter. Students who were away during that week are encouraged to make use of materials available on my website (https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home) in order to catch up. There will also be an extra-help class after school on Wednesday for anyone who would like assistance with ray diagrams for plane mirrors. Starting on the day after, on Thursday, we will be working on ray diagrams for curved mirrors, which are more complicated, so it will be helpful if all students make sure they are familiar with the simpler ray diagrams before that day.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Concentration calculations in g/L were introduced. Students worked on the practice examples on p.7-8 of Carnet Sc7.3.2 - finish for homework if necessary.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Concentration calculations in g/L were introduced. Students started on the practice examples on p.7-8 of Carnet Sc7.3.2 - finish for homework.
April 3, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Science class cancelled for Career Fair.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We discussed what happens to molecules when a crystal of sugar dissolves in water, and why some substances are soluble while others are not, in terms of molecular forces. Students completed p.5 in the carnet.

Then we started discussion of concentration with a HOMEWORK assignment: students should find 5 products around the home where the concentration of an active ingredient is listed on the label; then complete the table on p.6 of Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We discussed what happens to molecules when a crystal of sugar dissolves in water, and why some substances are soluble while others are not, in terms of molecular forces. Students completed p.5 in the carnet.

Then we started discussion of concentration with a HOMEWORK assignment: students should find 5 products around the home where the concentration of an active ingredient is listed on the label; then complete the table on p.6 of Carnet Sc7.3.2.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Extra practice on doing ray diagrams for plane mirrors. No homework.
April 2, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
Homework was checked and corrected.
We started ray diagrams with plane mirrors. Students should complete the practice examples a), b) and c) on pages 6-7 of Carnet Sc8.2.2 (don't do example d), which has not been explained yet).
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
The chapter quiz Sc9.3.2 is announced for after Easter, Wednesday April 18.

Students worked on the 'Revision' pages at the end of booklet Sc9.3.2.
The circuit problems in these pages are not really a 'revision' so much as a new type of problem to solve. Similar problems are an important part of the quiz, so all students should take them seriously, and ask for help as needed when class time is given for working on these problems!

Students who are absent are encouraged to seriously attempt all problems, and ask for help as needed on their return to school.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We reviewed 'Solvant, solute, solution' (p.2-3), 'soluble/insoluble' (p.4) and 'Concentre/dilue (p.4) in Carnet Sc7.3.2 which had been taught by the substitute teacher in my absence.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We reviewed 'Solvant, solute, solution' (p.2-3), 'soluble/insoluble' (p.4) and 'Concentre/dilue (p.4) in Carnet Sc7.3.2 which had been taught by the substitute teacher in my absence.
Homework: complete definitions 1-6.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-7
We reviewed 'Solvant, solute, solution' (p.2-3), 'soluble/insoluble' (p.4) and 'Concentre/dilue (p.4) in Carnet Sc7.3.2 which had been taught by the substitute teacher in my absence.
No homework.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We did not have a science period today; tomorrow's science period will be affected by Career Fair, and Wednesday's class by ELA Speak-Offs.

Students are advised that chapter quiz Sc9.3.2 will occur soon after Easter; the currently announced date of Wednesday April 18 will be adjusted but serious, concentrated work on the 'Revision' pages at the end of booklet Sc9.3.2 will be necessary and expected!
The circuit problems in these pages are not really a 'revision' so much as a new type of problem to solve. Similar problems are an important part of the quiz, so all students should take them seriously, and ask for help as needed when class time is given for working on these problems!

Students who are absent are encouraged to seriously attempt all problems, and ask for help as needed on their return to school.
March 27, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-8
homework (p.16 in Carnet Sc9.3.2) was checked though not corrected.
We started a lab on series and parallel circuits.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students wrote quiz Sc7.3.1.
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
Students were reminded of homework (p.16 in Carnet Sc9.3.2) though it was not checked today (second chance everyone!)
We started a lab on series and parallel circuits.
March 23, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We returned to teh computer lab for the second and last period to complete pages 11-15 in Carnet Sc9.3.2, using the PhET simulation.
Homework: Finish at home if necessary. Be sure to indicate all currents and voltages on diagrams, and answer all questions!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
We did review activities in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which will be Tuesday.

Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-9
We did review activities in preparation for Quiz Sc7.3.1 which will be Tuesday.

Homework: Study!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We did a ray box activity on reflection.
No homework!
March 21, 2012
Science
Assigned to Class: 9-9
We reviewed the first part of the simulation activity on circuits that was begun yesterday (p.11 in Carnet Sc9.3.2), and watched a Bill Nye video on Electricity.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-7
We corrected p.6 and the definitions in Carnet Sc8.2.1, in preparation for the chapter quiz tomorrow.
We started the next chapter with an exploration activity on mirrors and reflection. The next Carnet, Sc8.2.2, was handed out.
Homework: study for quiz.
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-8
Students worked on the Revision (Carnet Sc7.3.2, p.12-14) in preparation for the Chapter Quiz on Tuesday, March 27.</