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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 5: Density

Today we are:  Learning about Density
I will: define density and differentiate matter based on this property
I can: define density
I can: differentiate between very dense and not dense matter
I can: calculate density, mass and volume using the formula.






1.  Let's see what we understand about density.  We will define density and look at the variables related to it.  We will do some practice work related to determining density and the Triangle of Truth.

2.  We will look at a density tower and mention how we will try to do it Friday.  I will assign groups and you will need to bring some stuff to make your own.

3.  To learn about Density some more, you can watch this video or an example of a density tower here.  You also might remember A Story of Archimedes and the Gold Crown.

5.  Make some notes.  They must (1) define density, (2) include the formula for density [Density = Mass/Volume] (3) the triangle of truth and (4) four examples of different densities.  Compare two different states as well.  For example, two solids and two liquids.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Week 9: Science 8 - Viscosity & Density

This week we are: Learning about Density
I will: Learn about Density and how to calculate values.
I can: differentiate between solute and solvent
I can: list 2 different solutions and different states for these solutions
I can: provide 2 methods to speed up the formation of a solution
I can: follow lab procedure to complete the two labs this week.


Monday
1.  Viscosity Notes and Slow as Molasses


Tuesday
1.  Sub.  Dentist Appt.
2.  Notes and questionaire on Solubility Chart. 


Wednesday
1.  Introduction to Density.

Thursday
1. HW Catch Day

Friday

1.  Flex Friday

Week 9: Math Exam and Polynomials

This week we are: Working on our understanding of numbers and their prime factors
This week we are: Looking more in depth on radicals, squares and cubes.
I will: define numbers as prime factors, LCM and GCF.
I will: review number sets and the classification of numbers
I will: Learn about Prime numbers, GCF, LCM
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM
I can: define the parts of a radical
I can: solve perfect squares and perfect cubes
I can: move back and forth between radicals and mixed radicals



Monday
1.  Review on Exponent Laws II

Tuesday
1.  Double Review!
2.  Period 1 we will review GCF, LCM and Factoring
3.  Period 2 we will review exponent laws I & II

Wednesday
1.  Exam Day

Thursday
1.   Introduction to Polynomials.


Friday
1.  Flex Friday

Week 9: Physics Exam and Introduction to Dynamics

This week we are: taking our exam and completing lessons 19-22
I willdemonstrate my understanding of kinematics
I will: learn about dynamics and free body diagrams
I candemonstrate my understanding of kinematics
I candraw 1D free body diagrams 
I candraw 2D free body diagrams 


Monday
1.  Today is exam prep.  I will go over any questions or concerns you have about the exam.


Tuesday
1.  Exam Day

Wednesday
1.  Lessons 19-21
2.  Complete the 1D HW assignment 


Thursday
1.  Go over lesson 22
2.  Complete the 2D HW assignment 

Friday

1. Flex Friday

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 3/4 Viscosity

Today we are:  Experimenting and Learning about Viscosity.
I will: demonstrate my ability follow lab procedures and experiment with viscosity.
I can: follow experimental procedure to determine the viscosity of 3 different liquids
I can: explain the difference between high and low viscous materials.
I can: show where I created this information.






1.  Let's go to the lab and determine the viscosity of motor oil.  See handout on lab activity.

2.  When you are done, make an evernote page with you data from the lab  (include the flow rate and answers to the questions.)

3.  To learn about Viscosity and Flow rate, here is a quick video showing Viscosity.

4.  This is an old B&W video.

5.  What does the saying "slow as molasses in january" really mean?

5.  Mr. I will demo this for you tomorrow.

6.  Make some notes.  They must (1) define visosity, (2) provide an example of something that is very viscous and not very viscous [including labelling] and (create an arrow diagram for viscosity vs. flow rate [one up/one down])


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week 8: Science 8 - Solutions and Solubility

This week we are: Completing our understanding of Solutions and introducing Solubility charts.
I will: complete the topic solubility curve questionnaires.
I can: differentiate between solute and solvent
I can: list 2 different solutions and different states for these solutions
I can: provide 2 methods to speed up the formation of a solution
I can: follow lab procedure to complete the two labs this week.


Monday
1.  Demo Day
2.  Demo burnless fire.  Discuss the relationship between concentrations and physical properties.
3.  Demo exploding paint can.  Discuss the relationship between reaction rates and concentrations.


Tuesday
1.  Introduction of Solubility Chart/Table with reference to our Sodium Acetate Lab.
2.  Practice on reading data off solubility chart.
3.  Complete the solubility curve questionnaire.


Wednesday
1.  Lab activity.  Mixing Milk.
2.  Complete mixing milk activity.

Thursday
1. Introduction of Viscosity

Friday

1.  HW Catch Day.

Week 8: Physics Projectile Motion and Exam Prep

This week we are: completing lessons 17&18 and preparing for our unit exam
I will: calculate unknown values for horizontal projectile motion
I willcalculate unknown values for 2D projectile motion
I will: prepare for my unit exam
I cancalculate horizontal projectile questions involving acceleration in one plane with a uniform velocity.
I cancalculate 1D components from a 2D projectile question and evaluate involving acceleration in one plane with a uniform velocity
I can: demonstrate my knowledge of all material for the unit 1 exam


Monday
1.  Provide an example of horizontal projectile motion.
2.  Work on the horizontal projectile motion questions.
3.  Pringle Canon Experiment Pt.I


Tuesday
1.  Talk about pringle canon lab.
2.  Go over horizontal projectile motion, check for questions and provide key.
3.  Lesson 18.  Angled projectile motion
4.  Work on angled projectile motion questions.

Wednesday
1.  Formative assessment on horizontal projectile motion.
2.  Go over any issues or concerns.
     2nd Class
3.  Handout Extra Practice for projectile motion.
4.  Work on questions in student gathering area, work with students who need remediation.


Thursday
1.  Formative Assessment on angled projectile motion
2.  Unit Exam Review
3. Pringle Canon Experiment Pt.II (too busy in tutorial)

Friday

1. Unit Exam Review
2. Pringle Canon Data Analysis (NA)
3. Student Form./Sum. Reports

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Sci8 - Matter: Topic 2 Solubility Charts

Today we are:  learning how to read a solubility chart
I will: complete the solubility questionnaire
I will: learn the terms unsaturated, saturated, supersaturated
I will:  identify these terms on a solubility chart
I can: identify unsaturated, saturated, supersaturated on a solubility chart
I can: use the labels on the chart to answer solubility questions






1.  Lets see if we can understand how to read this chart and define unsaturated, saturated and supersaturated.


Watch these videos Please or at least the first one.  If you think you understand it, then complete the questionnaire.

1.  Solubility Curves
2.  A good review before the discussion on Solubility Curves
3.  This is much longer, but provides several good examples

2.  Complete the questionnaire.

Week 7: Science 8 - Solutions and Solubility

This week we are: Completing our understanding of Solutions and introducing Solubility charts.
I will: complete the topic solutions questionnaires.
I can: differentiate between solute and solvent
I can: list 2 different solutions and different states for these solutions
I can: provide 2 methods to speed up the formation of a solution
I can: follow lab procedure to complete the two labs this week.


Monday
1.  Turkey... Yum!

Tuesday
1. Review what we did last week.  We had lots of people gone for student council, sports. etc.
     (Supersaturated Solution Lab Activity)
2. Talk to those who haven't done the quiz.  Today or tomorrow during Tutorial.
3.  Lab Demo on Solutions; Solute, Solvent, method 1 to speed up mixture.
4.  Time to complete notes or start, for those who were absent.  


Wednesday
1.  Lab activity.  Hot and Cold Lab. Method 2 to speed up mixture
2.  Add images to lab activity.

Thursday
1.  Lab Activity.  Making Solutions and Crystals. (Postponed till Monday)
2.  Complete the lab activity sheet and notes 
(10 student are gone to volleyball)

Friday

1.  Introduction of Solubility Chart/Table with reference to our Sodium Acetate Lab.
2.  Practice on reading data off solubility chart.
3.  Setup Lab Activity for Monday

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 7: Physics Vector Addition 2D and Projectile Motion

This week we are: completing lessons 17&18 and preparing for our unit exam
I willcombine complex 2D vectors into a single vector
I will: calculate unknown values for horizontal projectile motion
I willcalculate unknown values for 2D projectile motion
I cancomplete complex 2D vector problems
I cancalculate horizontal projectile questions involving acceleration in one plane with a uniform velocity.
I cancalculate 1D components from a 2D projectile question and evaluate involving acceleration in one plane with a uniform velocity



Monday
1.  Turkey Day


Tuesday
1.  Formative Assessment on 2D vectors.
2.  Review and issues or confusions on 2D vectors.
3.  Check for completed HW over thanksgiving.  Pringles.

Wednesday
1.  Review Activity for 2D vectors
     2nd Class
2.  Lesson 17.  Horizontal Projectile Motion.  Playground and Camera.
3.  HW on Projectile Motion.


Thursday
1.  Physics quiz on 2D Vectors.
2.  See Sub Plans

Friday

1.  Lab Activity:  Projectile Motion.
2.  Quick Discussion on Lab Activity parts
3.  Construction of Pringles Canons.
4.  If time permitting, introduction discussion on 2D projectile motion.

Week 7: Math, Radicals, Square and Cubes

This week we are: Working on our understanding of numbers and their prime factors
This week we are: Looking more in depth on radicals, squares and cubes.
I will: define numbers as prime factors, LCM and GCF.
I will: review number sets and the classification of numbers
I will: Learn about Prime numbers, GCF, LCM
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM
I can: define the parts of a radical
I can: solve perfect squares and perfect cubes
I can: move back and forth between radicals and mixed radicals



Monday
1.  Turkey Day!

Tuesday
4. HW: Lesson 2 Ex.4&5 (any two each) / Lesson 3 Examples 2-4 (at least 2 or 3 each)

Wednesday
1.  Formative Assessment on LCM & GCF
2.  Formative Assessment on squares and cubes
3.  Lesson on the Introduction of Radicals (did not get to this yesterday)
4. HW:  Lesson 4 Examples 1-6 (at least half the examples.  for odd numbers, do more than half)

Thursday
1.   Review how to work with Radicals with yesterdays Lesson on the Introduction of Radicals 
2.   HW:  Lesson 4 Examples 1-6 (complete all questions)


Friday
1.  Formative assessment on Radicals tomorrow.

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 2 Solutions Questionnaire

Today we are:  demonstrating our knowledge on solutions
I will: complete the solutions questionnaire
I will: complete my hot & cold lab.
I will:  look at my crystals from the lab.
I can: define solute and solvent
I can: complete the solutions questionnaire.






1.  Lets go to the lab and start the crystal lab activity.

2..  Lets watch some videos about a cool solid solution.

- this explains how they make it.
- watch it in action.
- where will we see it next?

3.  Let's now talk about the solution as a class.

4.  Complete the questionnaire.

5,  Catch up on your hot & cold lab.  Make sure to share it back with me.  Did you complete your solutions notes?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sci8 - Matter: Quiz 1

Today we are:  Writing our first quiz on Matter
I will: demonstrate my understanding of matter.

I can: classify matter based on its states
I can: classify matter based on its composition.






1.  Complete your quiz.  It is located here.

2.  When you are done, we will  head to the lab to finish our experiment

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sci8 - Matter: Topic 2 Solutions

Today we are:  learning about solutions
I will: learn the terminology for solutions
I will: provide examples of different solutions.
I can: define solute and solvent
I can: provide examples of solutions in 2 different states
I can: provide at least one way to speed up the making of a solution.






1.  Let review from the last questionnaire on Classification of Matter.

2..  Lets watch some videos to explain solutions

- this one will quickly explain what a solution is.
- this one is more in depth
- this one talks about suspensions, colloids and solutions
- this one is long, very in depth, but GOOD!


2.  Let's now talk about solutions as a class.


3.  Now we need to make some new notes on Solutions.
     They must define solute and solvent.
     They must have 2 examples and different states of matter (a solid solution, a gaseous solution, etc.)
     They must explain 2 ways to speed up the making of a solution.


3.  Now we will review for the lab tomorrow.

Week 6: Science 8 - Great Canadian Shore Cleanup and Solutions

This week we are: Completing the Shoreline Cleanup and learning about solutions
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.  Off to the St. Mary's Reservoir!  Let's make a difference.

Tuesday
1. Review what we did on Monday and reflect on our efforts and results.
2.  Lab Activity:  Supersaturated solution of Sodium Acetate. Tranfer and Boil
3.  Review:  Prep for quiz.  Whiteboards and Powerpoint.

Wednesday
1.  Making notes on Solutions and the components of solutions
2.  Continue to this Page
3.  Lab Activity:  Supersaturated solution of Sodium Acetate.  Cont. Boil.

Thursday
1.  Quiz on States of Matter and Classification of Matter

Friday


1.PLC

Week 6: Math, Trig Exam & New Unit, Numbers and Exponents

This week we are: Completing the 1st Chapter Test
This week we are: Introducing the next unit on Numbers and Exponents
I will: be assessed on my understanding of Chapter 1
I will: review number sets and the classification of numbers
I will: Learn about Prime numbers, GCF, LCM
I can: do awesome on my Chapter test!
I can: explain the differences between, real, whole, irrational, rationa, interger and natural numbers
I can: define prime numbers
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM


Monday
1.  Review and study period for Math exam tomorrow.
2.  Learning log meetings with students.

Tuesday
1. Chapter Exam.

Wednesday
1.  Go over Chapter Exam
2.  Lesson 1 for Chapter 2.  Watch video on Number sets.
3.  Review the value of numbers and number lines.
4.  Assign HW (Example 4)

Thursday
1.   Go over HW.
3.  GCF (divide by/factor tree) LCM (Factor Tree )
4.  Here are the video lessons on the HW
5.   Assign HW for Thanksgiving (examples 1-3)

Friday
1.  PLC

Week 6: Physics Vector Addition 1D/2D and Relative Motion

This week we are: completing lessons 13-16 and expanding our vector work into 2D vectors and component calculations
I will: draw both 1D and 2D vector diagrams following the 3 rules
I will: calculate vector components and combine vector components
I will: combine complex 2D vectors into a single vector
I candraw 1D and 2D vector diagrams and use the information for calculations.
I cancalculate resultant vectors from 1D or 2D components
I can: provide resultant vectors based on different points of reference.



Monday
1.  Lesson 13 & 14
2.  Go over the notes and provide examples for both 1D and 2D vectors
3.  Introduce both Cartesian and Navigator directions.
4.  Describe common errors associated with these calculations.
5.  Assign practice work and allow students to work on these problems.


Tuesday
1. Lesson 15 Go over a hard example of 2D vector addition
2. Provide students with the 4 worksheet differentiated questions.
3. Assign practice work and allow students to work on these problems.
(Gr. 12 Students gone today.)

Wednesday
1.  Check for questions from Mondays HW and classwork.
2.  Let students work on 4 worksheet set.
3.  Learning Log reviews today.
4.  Formative Assessment on Lessons 13&14.
5.  Lesson 16.  Relative Motion

Thursday
1.  Check for questions from Wednesdays HW and classwork.
2.  Introduce Lesson 17.  Projectile Motion.
3.  Assign practice work and allow students to work on these problems.

Friday

1.  PLC