SCIENCE RULES - Find out things you need for Mr. I's Science Class

You will find all you need for your science class here. Use the Tags link to find the posting that are relevant to your class only.

BRICK Animation - Option Class for Grade 8's

Learn how to animate LEGO to makes mini-films and movies! Follow the tutorials to learn the basics of what is known as Brick Animation.

See Your Work

Post your work for all to see here if you like. Use this website to showcase to your friends and family what you can do.

OPTION DAYS - Participate in Exciting multi-day activities

Activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing and climbing are typical offerings that I provide during option days. See what's coming this year!


Learn a little more about your Teacher Mr. I the Science Guy! Find out about my hobbies and interests

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Physics 30 for Tuesday!

Hello Class, today we are looking at reflection and refraction.

1.  Have a look at the notes on Reflection here.  Only go over the first 3 pages of the notes, do not look at curved mirrors yet.

2.  Now that you have done that, have a look at the practice questions on the handout that is on the teacher desk.

3.  Work on this for part of the first class or move on to the next topic.

4.  For the second class or when they want to move on, look at the notes on Refraction here.  This is a new concept.  The math is relatively easy, just remember that then values or indexes of refraction are numbered opposite everything else.

5.  Now that you have done that, have a look at the practice questions on the second handout that is on the teacher desk.

6.  Work on these questions for the remainder of the classes.


here is an excellent simulation that looks at both reflection and refraction of light.  

here is a Veritasium video that talks about light as an EM wave, reflection and colour

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Flex Friday: March 2019

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Sub Plan links

Here is a backup set of the links for today's lessons.

The notes can be found at this link

Watch the video that the notes talk about. I have a link to the video here.
Read through the article about Gen X & Gen Y.

Then watch this video about the newest generation, the Millennials

Use the rest of class to finish the notes.

Science 8

The answer key can be found here

Complete these Kahoots on Optical devices and vision

Play the following Kahoot on the eye vs a camera

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 4 The Eye

Today we are:  Learning about the human eye
I will: learn how the eye works
I can: explain how the eye works
I can: state the kind of lens in a human eye
I can: explain some eye disorders and fixes

1.  Grab a copy of the eye vs camera assignment and then go to the next step.

2.  Lets learn some more about the eye.  Please watch these videos.

i.  The human eye
ii. 10 things you didn't know about the eye
iii. So my eyes don't work anymore.
iv.  Lasik Eye Surgery... If you DARE!

3.  Now let's learn how an eye compares to a camera.
i.  The eye compared to a camera
ii. Another comparison of the two
iii.  The eye vs the camera... who will win?

4.  Complete the assignment now using what you've learned and your notes.  Or if you want to avoid the work for just a bit longer,  how can we trick our eyes?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Science 7: Structures & Forces Exam Review

Here are the Kahoots and quizlets we did in class that you can do for review.

Kahoot - Types of structures
Kahoot - Forces & Loads

Kahoot - Materials and Connections

Quizlet Terms

Monday, January 28, 2019

Science8: Cells & Systems Exam Prep

Here are the Kahoots and Quizlets we did.

Osmosis and Diffusion

A cell is Like

Parts of  a Cell

Parts of a Microscope

Microscope Jumble!

Body Systems


Cells Parts & Microscopes

Cells & Systems Vocabulary

Here are the Key points from our Unit.

1.0 Characteristics of Living Things
They are made of cells, require energy, grow and develop, respond to their surroundings,
reproduce and have adaptations to survive
All organisms have structures which perform specific life functions
Animals have organs and different organs that work together to perform a common function
are organized into organ systems

2.0 Cells play a vital role
A Microscope is a scientific tool used to see very small structures
The cell is the basic unit of life - all organisms have at least one cell
Structures in cells are called organelles which carry out specific life functions
Organisms can be single celled or multi-celled
Substances move in and out of cells by diffusion and osmosis
All cells have a selectively permeable membrane vs permeable or impermeable
Cells organize into tissue, then tissue forms organs and organs work together to make organ systems

3.0 Healthy Human Body Systems
Digestive System, Circulatory System & Respiratory System

itallics are tested at a lower level than the first two key points