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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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Monday, September 29, 2014

Great Shoreline Cleanup Form

Here is the form if you need it.,

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The great canadian shoreline cleanup is a small effort by volunteers to prevent things like this

Midway Islands

This documentary looks even more into the issue of our addiction to plastic.

Addicted to Plastic




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week 5: Math, Trigonometry & Exam Prep

This week we are: Completing Trigonometry
This week we are: Preparing for the 1st Chapter Test
I will: demonstrate my understanding of Trigonometry (Ratios/Angles/Sides)
I will: review my understanding of metric and imperial conversions
I will: review my understanding of SA & Volume
I can: calculate surface area of different geometric shapes
I can: calculate volume of different geometric shapes
I can: determine the any angle and side of a triangle
I can: determine the angle or side for for two triangle systems.



Monday
1.  Formative Assessment on Trig Ratios.
2.  Review Trig (ratios), Trig (angles)
3.  Introduce Trig (Angle/ 1 side)

Tuesday
1. Formative Assessment on Trig angles
2. Trigonometry (Angle/ 1 side) examples
3.  Assign examples 3/4 for practice

Wednesday
1.  Trigonometry review (Angle/ 1 side)
2.  (Athletics Silage Activity)

Thursday
1.   Trigonometry (multiple triangles / 2 Trig examples)
2.   Assign examples 5&6
2.   Review Activity for Chapter Exam

Friday
1.  Formative Assessment on Trig (Angle/ 1 side)
2.  Question / Flex day for exam on Tuesday.

Week 5: Science 8 - Skills quiz & Introduction of Matter & Mixture

This week we are: Reviewing States of Matter and Classification of Matter
I will: complete the topic 1 and 2 questionnaires.
I can: do metric conversion
I can: work with experimental variables
I can: construct a graph and data table
I can: describe matter based on states and classification chart.


Monday
1.  Review States of Matter and Classification of Matter
2. Discuss the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
3. Discuss expectations and preparations for the cleanup


Tuesday
1. Watch Bill Nye : Phases of Matter (Review Sci.7 & States of Matter)
2. Complete the questionnaires on States of Matter and Classification of Matter
3. Catch up on incomplete notes (as required)

Wednesday
1.  Review expectations and preparations for shoreline cleanup
2.  Assign activity for students who are not participating.
3.  (Silage Activity & Cross Country)  

Thursday
1.  Review questionnaire results for Classification of Matter
2.  Introductions of Topic 2 - Solutions (endo/exothermic demo)
2.  Lab setup for Friday.

Friday
1.  Lab Activity - distillation of a sodium acetate solution

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 1 & 2 Review

Today we are:  watching a video and completing a questionnaire
I will: review matter states
I will: complete a questionnaire on classification of matter
I can: categorize matter.






1.  Lets watch a Bill Nye on the States of Matter

2.  Now we will complete this questionnaire. on States of Matter

3.  Now complete this questionnaire on the Classification of Matter.

Week 5: Physics Quiz on Velocity & the Velocity 5

This week we are: quizzing velocity/displacement graphs, working with the 5 velocity equations.
I will: calculate or interpret values from a velocity or displacement/time graphs.
I will: do velocity calculations using 5 different equations
I will: learn about gravity and it's relation to velocity and displacement
I cancalculate velocity using the 5 formulas
I canrelate the motion of an object based on its velocity or displacement time graph
I can: explain gravity as a uniform acceleration regardless of velocity
I can: explain the historical understanding of gravity.


Monday
1.  Lesson 11:  The Derived equations (5)
2.  Derived HW questions


Tuesday
1. Quiz on Velocity/Displacment Graphs
2. Introduce Lesson 12: Gravity

Wednesday
1.  Formative Assessment on the Derived Equations
2.  Lesson 12.  Gravity cont.

Thursday
1.  HW on Gravity (gone off-site)

Friday

1.  Review Gravity
2.  Lesson 13. 1D vectors (review for 2D vectors)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week 4: Physics Quiz on Velocity & the Velocity 5

This week we are:  reviewing velocity time graphs, quizzing this material and introducing the 5 velocity equations.
I will: calculate or interpret values from a velocity or displacement/time graphs.
I will: review how to do velocity calculations.
I will: learn about the derived equations for velocity
I cancalculate velocity using the basic formula
I canrelate the motion of an object based on its velocity or displacement time graph
I cancalculate velocity from a displacement time graph or acceleration from a velocity time graph
I can: understand how the 5 equations are derived from the graphs.


Monday
1.  Lesson 10
2.  Review Graphing HW
3.  Assign Acceleration HW

Tuesday
1. Review acceleration HW
2. Review for quiz

Wednesday
1.  Formative Assessment on Velocity and the Graphs
2.  Lesson 11.  Introduce the 5 derived equations

Friday
1.  Flex Friday

Week 4: Math & Trigonometry

This week we are: Quizzing SA/Volume
This week we are: Introducing Trigonometry
I will: demonstrate my understanding of SA & Volume
I can: calculate surface area of different geometric shapes
I can: calculate volume of different geometric shapes
I can: determine the angles and sides of a triangle



Monday
1.  Formative Assessement on Volume questions.
2.  Introduction of Trigonometry

Tuesday
1. Quiz Review
2. Trigonometry examples

Wednesday
1.  Quiz on SA/Volume
2.  Trigonometry examples
Thursday
1.  Formative Assessement on Trigonometry  (Flex Friday Groupings)
2.  Trigonometry examples

Friday
1.  Flex Friday

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 2 Classifying Matter

Today we are:  reviewing the 3 states of matter and learning how to classify them
I will: review properties of solid, liquid or gas.  I will review how matter can vary in shape, volume and compressibility.
I will: learn about how matter is classified.
I can: identify matter based on it's properties of shape, volume and compressibility
I can: state the classifications of matter





1.  Lets Review.  All Matter is:

2.  Lets Review.  Each state has properties related to shape, volume and compressibility.  We will do this as a class.

3.  Lets Review.  All matter can change states:

4.  Let's look at how we classify matter.


5.  Here are some helpful links.  link 1,  link 2, link 3

6.  Make some notes on matter categories like the diagram above.  Include;
       i.  a diagram 
       ii.  a short description on each; elements, compounds, homogeneous and heterogeneous.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week 3: Math & Surface Area/Volume Calculations

This week we are: Covering Surface Area and Volume
I will: calculate the surface area and volume of different geometric shapes
I can: calculate surface area of different geometric shapes
I can: calculate volume of different geometric shapes



Monday
1.  Introduction of Surface Area.

Tuesday
1. Examples of Easy and Difficult Surface Area Questions

Wednesday
1.  Review SA questions.
2.  Introduce Volume questions

Thursday
1.  Formative Assessement on SA questions.
2.  Sample practice questions for Volume.

Friday
1.  Formative Assessement on Volume questions.

Week 3: Physics Vector Lab and Velocity

This week we are: doing a vector lab, reviewing Velocity and introducing velocity time graphs
I will: calculate both the displacement and distance to different points around the school
I will: review how to do velocity calculations.
I will: learn about velocity/time graphs.
I can: differentiate between scalar and vector in a lab setting
I can: calculate velocity using the basic formula
I can: relate the motion of an object based on its velocity time graph


Monday
1.  Vector Lab

Tuesday
1. Review velocity HW
2. Hand in Lab work and HW.

Wednesday
1.  Introduce Lesson 8, velocity/time graphs
2.  Class work demonstrating formula work
3.  Discussion on Formula work expectations.
4.  Review Lab and velocity HW

Thursday
1.  Formative Assessment on velocity
2.  Review & HW for velocity/time graphs

Friday
1.  Lesson 9

Week 3: Science 8 - Skills quiz & Introduction of Matter & Mixture

This week we are: Assessing Science Skills and introducing unit 1
I will: do awesome on the basic science skills quiz
I can: do metric conversion
I can: work with experimental variables
I can: construct a graph and data table
I can: describe matter based on states and classification chart.


Monday
1.  Introductory Skills - Review


Tuesday
1. Introductory Skills - Review
2. Introduction to Matter & Mixture

Wednesday
1.  Science Skills Quiz
2.  Go over results.

Thursday
1.  Introduction to online learning assignments.
2.  Classification of Matter/States of Matter.
3.  Oobleck/Mutagen

Friday
1.  Classification of Matter.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 2 Physics Intro & Velocity

This week we are: Covering the Introductory Math and Velocity
I will: review the basic math skills as well as vectors and scalar values for distance, time and speed
I can: do math related to physics
I can: differentiate between scalar and vector
I can: calculate velocity using the basic formula


Monday
1.  Formative Assessment for Math skills
2.  Lesson 6 - Formula Manipulation
3.  Scientific Variables & Graphing - Introduction

Tuesday
1. Formative Assessment
2. Go over Monday Work
3. Lesson 7 - Introduction of Vector and Scalar quantities
4. HW for Lesson 7

Wednesday
1.  Quiz - Math Skills
2.  Go over HW on Lesson 7
3.  Introduce velocity calculations

Thursday
1.  Formative Assessment on Vector/Scalar
2.  Work velocity calculations

Friday
1.  Formative Assessment on velocity calculations


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Science 8: Introduction

Today we are: Introducing the Course
I will: learn what Physics is all about
I can: know what is expected of me.
I can: understand where physics can lead me.


1.  Meet and Greet
2. Course Outline
3. Coure Intro Letter (Collect)
4. Course Resources: Website, textbook, etc.
5. Introduction Activity booklet


Physics 20: Introduction

Today we are: Introducing the Course
I will: learn what Physics is all about
I can: know what is expected of me.
I can: understand where physics can lead me.


1. Introduction Activity
2. Course Outline
3. Coure Intro Letter
4. Course Resources: Website, Moodle, etc.
5. Meet and Greet