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

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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!

ABOUT ME

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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T4 Lab. Refraction and Lenses.

Today we are:  Completing a lab activity with lenses.
I will: Learn how images are influenced by lenses and their location.
I can: determine how the movement of a lens will affect the image produced.




1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's go into the lab and play with lenses!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Quiz Day!

Today we need to complete the Topic 1-3 Quiz.

1.  Login to Moodle and complete the quiz,  Topic 1-3 Quiz.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T1-3 Review U1T4 Introduction

Today we are:  Review for our quiz on Tuesday
I will: Review topic 1-3 and begin to learn about topic 4
I can: explain opaque, transparent and translucent
I can: explain chemiluminescent, bioluminescent, phosphorescent, incandescent and florescent.
I can: identify the angle of incident and reflection
I can: identify the incident and reflected ray
I can: identify the angle of refraction and refracted ray.
I can: determine how a light ray will bend as it refracts.




1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's review again

3. When done, we will look at lenses and light and how light behaves.

4.  I will have some time to review and study for my quiz tomorrow.

4.  For those who are behind.  Here are the links.

questionnaire 1 introduction

questionnaire 2 light sources


reflection (moodle)










Friday, January 24, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T1 to T3 Review

Today we are:  Review for our quiz on Monday
I will: Review topic 1-3
I can: explain opaque, transparent and translucent
I can: explain chemiluminescent, bioluminescent, phosphorescent, incandescent and florescent.
I can: identify the angle of incident and reflection
I can: identify the incident and reflected ray
I can: identify the angle of refraction and refracted ray.
I can: determine how a light ray will bend as it refracts.


1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's review today!

3. When done, I will catchup on missing assignments

4.  For those who are behind.  Here are the links.

questionnaire 1 introduction

questionnaire 2 light sources


reflection (moodle)









Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T3 Refraction 2

Today we are:  Review the concept of Refraction
I will: learn about how refraction changes the path that light travels.
I will show you I understand:
I can: draw the path that light travels when it refracts
I can: identify the angle of refaction and refracted ray.


1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Refraction by reviewing on the whiteboard.

3. When done, I will complete the new questionnaire.  Refraction Practice 2

4.  For those who are behind.  Here are the links.

questionnaire 1 introduction

questionnaire 1 light sources


reflection (moodle)








Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T3.Refraction lab

Today we are:  Review the concept of Refraction
I will: learn about how refraction changes the path that light travels.
I will show you I understand:
I can: draw the path that light travels when it refracts
I can: identify the angle of refaction and refracted ray.


1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Refraction by going into the lab and doing a lab activity

3. When done, I will complete the new questionnaire.  Refraction Practice 1

Heat & Temperature Practice

Here are some vocabulary practice links

flash cards

scramble

word list


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T3.Refraction 1

Today we are:  Introducing the concept of Refraction
I will: learn about how refraction is different from reflection
I will show you I understand:
I can: idenify the difference between reflection and refraction.
I can: identify the angle of refaction and refracted ray.


1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Refraction by going into the lab and with whiteboard in the class

3. When done, I will complete the new questionnaire.  Refraction Practice 1


Monday, January 20, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T2 Reflection Review

Today we are:  Reviewing reflection to gain a better understanding.
I will: use review reflection on the board.
I will show you I understand:
I can: idenify the angle of reflection
I can: calculate the value of the angle


1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Reflection by reviewing on the board and with whiteboards.

3. When done, I will complete the new questionnaire.  Reflection Practice 3

4. If you finish this, start learning about refraction here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:T2.Reflection Lab

Today we are:  Using reflection to shoot our target.
I will: use a laser and reflection to shoot my target
I will show you I understand:
I can: adjust my mirror to hit another mirror or target
I can: defeat my opponents


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Reflection by going into the lab and doing the laser activity

3. Let's head back to class and review

4. When done, I will complete the new questionnaire.  Reflection Practice 2

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

U1.T2.Reflection

Today we are:  Learning about how reflection works.
I will: watch a laser demo and a video clip

I will show you I understand:
I can: label a reflection diagram.
I can: determine the important angles on the diagram


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Let's look at Reflection in the Textbook.

3. Let's head to the lab and see reflection in action!

4. When done, watch the first half of this video.  Stop when they get to Refraction and complete the activity on Moodle.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

U1.T1.Review and Assess

Today we are:  Reviewing Opaque, Translucent and Transparent as well as the different sources of light
We will: practice what we learned and look at examples of different light sources.

I will show you I understand: by completing the topic 1 review on Moodle.


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  LETS REVIEW

  • What makes light?  What did your group find most interesting?  Did we have anything was the same as others?  What was different?
  • What do opaque, translucent and transparent mean?  Let's review these terms and actions.
  • Light can be produced by many different sources.  Let's look at some examples.

3. Yesterday you did the practice moodle quiz.  Today I want you to do the Topic 1 Review.  It is located right below "the introduction to quizzes"  Good Luck.

4.  When done, grab your textbook and look over Topic 2, starting on pg. 188

Monday, January 13, 2014

U1.T1.Let's Try again and Practice Quiz

Today we are:  Collaborating and learning how to take a Moodle Quiz
We will: Learn how to work together on one document and take a quiz

I will show you I understand: completing the document in the correct group as well as completing the moodle practice quiz


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  LETS TRY AGAIN......  I have shared a document with you.  It's a group document, with each of you listed in a group.  Open that document and complete the task outlined in it. REMEMBER.  I can track if you add or delete stuff, if you make poor choices, there will be consequences.

3.  I have shared your TODO list. Many of you didn't indicate that you had finished your work.  I will see you in tutorial if you aren't done.  Please indicate you are finished on your TODO list.

4.  You are going to take a practice moodle quiz.  The questions are just for fun, so have fun!

Friday, January 10, 2014

U1.T1.Collaboration is kinda cool!

Today we are:  Collaborating.
We will: Learn how to work together on one document

I will show you I understand: completing the document in the correct group


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  I have shared a document with you.  It's a group document, with each of you listed in a group.  Open that document and complete the task outlined. in it. REMEMBER.  I can track if you add or delete stuff, if you make poor choices, there will be consequences.

3.  I have shared your TODO list.  In your shared documents on google drive, I have your todo list.  If you complete it before the end of the day, you do not have to attend friday school.  YOU MUST indicate that you have completed everything in that document.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

U1.T1.Catchup

Today we are:  Catching up on everything.
We will: Learn how to make a bookmark and cc someone on an email.

I will show you I understand: By bookmarking moodle and emailing remind 101 to my parents.


1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Create a bookmark on your desktop or screen so you can quickly access moodle.  This will depend on if you are using the ipad mini or your own device.

3.  Find the shared document called" Remind 101.  Copy the text and then email it to your parents.  you must cc me.  I will show you this.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

U1.T1.Light Sources

Today we are:  Looking at different ways light can be produced.
We will: Learn the new vocabulary watching some you-tube videos.

I will show you I understand: By completing the questionnaire.



1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Incandescent light sources are the idea light bulbs.  Watch this video to see how it works and this video to see how it's made.

3. Chemiluminescent is light from a chemical reaction.  Watch the first 2 minutes of this video to see what is really going on in glow sticks.

4. Bioluminescent is light from a reaction in living things.  Watch this video to see how it works and here are some cool examples.

5.  Phosphorescent and Florescent are very similar.  This video compares them.  This is the hard one, so I'll help you.  Phosphorescence can use regular light to glow, but Florescence needs higher energy light or what is known as UV light.  Here is a quick video that shows a Florescent light bulb.

6.  All Done!  If you think you got it, complete the questionnaire.

Monday, January 6, 2014

U1.T1.Intro to Light and Optics

Today we are:  Looking at how we Classify various materials as transparent, opaque, or translucent, and describe the behaviour of light when it strikes different materials.
We will: Learn the new vocabulary using full body actions.

I will show you I understand: By completing the questionnaire.



1.  Watch this please.  When done, login to Moodle and make a blog posting.

2.  Learn the new vocabulary and complete this questionnaire.  or complete it below.

U1.T1.Paperless Intro

We are going to try to do this unit without paper!  Way Cool!

To start, we need to be able to access 3 sites.

1.  My website.  If you're reading this, you did it!  Congrats.  Give yourself a pat on the back.
2.  Moodle.  moodle.westwind.ab.ca "don't type www!"  Go here and login to the Science 8 class under Stirling School.   The enrol key is science8.  Now the hunt begins.  Find your profile, then Blog, then add a new entry.  Now add something!  Almost done.
3.  Google Drive.  Access your Westwind Email.  Now find your google drive section.  Create a new document and share it with mark.iwaasa@westwind.ab.ca


Congrats.  You did the intro basics.