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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.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 6 Colours and PODS

Today we are:  learning about how light is made up of different colours and their properties
I will: learn that white light is made up of ROYGBIV and they each have unique properties.
I can: name the colours of the rainbow
I can: explain 3 property differences between the colours




1.  We are going to review to begin class.  I have some concerns that I want to go over as well as the new pod arrangement.

2.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and tell me how this improved or enhanced your understanding of lightbulbs.

3.  We learned  about colours.  Complete the questionnaire on colour

4.  Work in your Pods and learn how this new setup will work.

5.  When done, you can study; lenses, eye parts and eye vs. camera for your quiz Monday.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 6 Colours

Today we are:  learning about how light is made up of different colours and their properties
I will: learn that white light is made up of ROYGBIV and they each have unique properties.
I can: name the colours of the rainbow
I can: explain 3 property differences between the colours




1.  Watch this please. When done, login to Moodle and tell me how this improved or enhanced your understanding of lightbulbs.

2.  We need to learn about colours.  We will go to the lab and look at some examples; prisms, spectrum glasses and redshift.  If you are interested, here is how it relates to some cool space science.

3.  In the class we will learn about rods and cones, colour blindness and absorption and reflection of light.

4.  Review understanding and Evernote sharing.  Also check about what we should have for notes.

5.  Make some notes in Evernote that describe light colours.

6.  Share your notes with Mr. I.  He will show you how to do this.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 1-5 Review

Today we are:  reviewing everything we have covered in this course
I will: see what I remember
I can: 




1.  Please complete the topic 1-4 Review First
2.  Complete the topic 5 Review

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sci.8 - Assignment List:Light ( HW )

Light and Optics                                  

questionnaire 1 introduction

questionnaire 2 light sources


reflection (moodle practice)


Notes_______________________

The Eye: Near/Farsighted
The Eye: Labelled Diagram
The Eye: Dissection (labelled)
The Eye: Eye vs. Camera diagram to compare the differences.
Telescopes, Binoculars & Microscopes; diagrams, reflection vs. refraction of light
Colours; absorb vs. reflection of light ROYGBIV
Waves; crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength, frequency









Sci.8 - Light:Topic 5 Extending Human Vision

Today we are:  reviewing the eye and beginning vision extension
I will: learn of tools used to extend human vision
I can: list 3 tools used to extend human vision




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

2.  We need to learn about some different tools to extend our vision.  We will go to the lab and look at 3 examples.

3.  Make some notes in Evernote that describe microscopes, binoculars and telescopes.  You can learn about telescopes here, or find your own source.

4.  Share your notes with Mr. I.  He will show you how to do this.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 4 The Eye & Camera Notes

Today we are:  making notes comparing the eye to a camera
I will: learn the similarities between the eye and a camera
I can: identify similar parts between these two structures
I can: identify what the parts do




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

2.  We need to compare the eye to a camera.  Watch this video to help "see" the similarities.  Did you see what I did there?  You know the who "see" thing?  I even put it in quotes to improve the joke quality.  Your probably not even reading this are you? :)

3.  Make some notes in Evernote that compares these parts; film, diaphragm, lens, focussing ring, ciliary muscles, iris and retina.  You can use the information from the video.  Your textbook which can be found here, look on page 211 or a website like this one.

4.  Complete this questionnaire.

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 4 The Eye Notes

Today we are:  making notes on the eye
I will: learn how to markup a document
I can: insert pictures I took into my notes
I can: draw on these pictures
I can: recall the 3 parts observed in the dissection.




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

2.  We need to insert the pictures we took from the lab on Friday into our notes.  Please share the pictures with your lab members.  You can email, share a google doc airdrop or any other way you know to get the pictures to each other.

3.  Insert the pictures you took into your Evernote Document that has the labelled diagram on it.

4.  Label the retina, lens and iris on each picture (you should have 3).  Use the markup tool.  I will show you how here in this video.  It will be a bit different on the ipads, so you might have to explore a bit.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 4 Eye Disection

Today we are:  Dissecting a Sheep eye
I will: see the insides of a real eye
I can: identify the lens, retina and iris in a sheep eye
I can: use a diagram of an eye to find these parts
I can: recall what the parts do




1.  Today we will go into the lab and complete the dissection.  In your groups, you will need to follow along with my instructions.

2.  Please take pictures of the 3 parts, lens, retina and iris.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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

2.  Now that we know about common eye problems, 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... Ouch?

3.  I want you to add something to the notes you made the day before.  make a new note or page and write something down about what you saw.  You need to find the following:  DIAGRAM OF THE EYE

3.  Complete this questionnaire if you didn't yesterday.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sci.8 - Light:Topic 4

Today we are:  Reviewing the Lab activity and Topic 4
I will: understand how lenses move light
I can: differentiate between converging and diverging lenses
I can: define concave and convex lenses
I can: explain near and far sightedness




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

2.  Lets go back into the lab and review the lens activity and discuss concave and convex lenses as well as converging and diverging lenses.

2.  I want you to explain the difference between near and far sightedness.  Put your information into one of the following. (evernote, google keep or google doc).  You will need to create an account and learn how to use a new program.

3.  Complete this questionnaire.

Math.10 - 1.1:Imperial Units

Today we are:  Learning how to convert between Imperial units
I will: understand how to estimate and then calculate the values
I can: estimate bigger or smaller between imperial units
I can: calculate the values of the conversions

(FA:1.1 tomorrow)


1.  Today we will learn about using a ratio/cross multiplication to convert from one unit to another.
2.  Complete the following for practice.
Practice Questions
Pg. 2-8
- Even questions