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, January 29, 2018

Science Roadtrip Pre-trip Questionnaire.

Please click the following link and answer the questions for us!  We appreciate your work.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Science8: Cells & Systems Exam Prep

Here are the Kahoots we did.

Osmosis and Diffusion

A cell is Like

Parts of  a Cell

Parts of a Microscope

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

Science 7: Heat & Temperature Exam Prep

Here are the links to all the Kahoots we did.  These are excellent reviews for the exam!

States of Matter and Energy

States of Matter and Terminology

Heat and Temperature

Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Sources of Thermal Energy

Monday, January 22, 2018

Science 8: Edible cell project

Students have an edible cell project due this week.  Here is the marking rubric and some examples from years past.

Marking Rubric

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brick Animation 07: Storyboarding

Today we are: learning how setup a story.
I will: learn how storyboard a scene to create a variety of shots.
I can: use a variety of shots to create a scene.
I can: storyboard a short clip, trailer or scene.

Alright.  Now is the time to craft your animation.  Setting up for your first scene means you need to know your shots.

1.  Watch this clip and watch how simple the filming is for the conversation between the robot and the main character.

2.  Use the storyboard sheets to script out a short scene or trailer like scene.  Here are some sample shots or these top 30!

PROJECT: Storyboard your Script.  It should include 3 scenes, each having at least 5 camera angles.

Brick Animation 06: Camera Angles

Today we are: Learning about the different camera angles.
I will: use 5 different angles to create a scene.
I can: select at least 5 different film angles
I can: take enough pictures for 5 to 10 seconds of film
I can: share the completed project with Mr. Iwaasa

Today we are learning that we need to change are camera angle.   OFTEN!

Here are some examples of typical shots.

If you want to get more complex, you can add moving camera shots.  Here are the typical examples.

1.  Pick simple scene to shoot
2.  pick 3 to 5 unique camera angles to shoot
3.  Shoot your scene, making sure you take 10 - 20 pictures per angle.
4.  Add effects and voices.
5.  Upload your movie so Mr. I can share your work.
6.  Good Luck!

PROJECT: 5 - 10 seconds of filming with 5 camera angles.

Brick Animation 04: Running and Walking

Today we are: learning how to walk and run
I will: learn how to move a lego figure so they run or walk
I can: use the correct movement to make my figure walk.
I can: use the correct movement to make my figure run.
I can: take the correct number of frames to make it smooth.

One of the first things to learn is how to move a character.  This lesson will look at walking and running.

1.  Watch these two videos first, one on walking, the other on running.

2.  Now let's try it ourselves.  Try to film a sequence of walking or running and upload it to the Stirling Lego Youtube Channel.  The info is on the board.

PROJECT: 2 scenes.  1Runnning and 1 Walking.  Length should be a min. of 5 seconds each.