Mrs. Greig's Science Classes

What did we learn today?

   Oct 25

Science 8 Day 1

Friday Nov 15th
Finish “How to use a microscope”
Start pond water summative
Written microscope summative next week

Wednesday Nov 13th
Continue with the ideas from last day.
Hopefully start pond water summative
Written summative next week

Thursday Nov 7th
How to use the microscope
Topics to be covered: resolving power/resolution, total magnification, how to focus, object vs image, field of view, and depth of field.
We will be working on these ideas for the next few classes.
Written summative on these are parts of the microscope week after next

Tuesday Nov 5th
Some blocks will be attending and assembly
New unit “Making things bigger”
Types of microscopes and Parts of the microscope: Handout to label
Use pages 12-13 and 499 of your textbook to help you

Friday Nov 1st
Summative: graphing and paragraphs

Wednesday Oct 30th
Summative: vocabulary and classifying

Monday Oct 28th
Review of stations activities: submit worksheets for assessment
Practice vocabulary worksheet: check for the answers poster outside of the classroom
Poster assessments returned
Summative on Wednesday (vocabulary and classifying) and Friday (graphing and paragraphs)

Wednesday Oct 23rd
Stations Activity practicing with science skills: Day 2
All activity sheets to be completed for Monday (to be handed in for assessment)

Monday Oct 21st
Stations Activity practicing with science skills: Day 1

Thursday Oct 17th
Observation vs Inference revisited
Hypothesis vs Prediction
Making models: graphing
Preparation for stations next class
Works Cited due on Friday

Tuesday Oct 15th
Characteristics of a scientist (What personal qualities make a good scientist?)
Scientific Inquiry/Scientific Method
2 types of observations: qualitative and quantitative
Manipulated and responding variables
Observations vs Inferences

Thursday Oct 10th
Welcome back from camp!
Please make sure that all outstanding assignments are completed.
Works Cited is due by next Friday
Completed “fill in the blanks” about the divisions of science
Shared posters on twigs of science

Tuesday Oct 8th
At camp Jubilee

Friday Oct 4th
All classes to meet in the regular classroom today (A105)
1-1 we will go over safety quizzes and outstanding assignments then head to the library to complete our assignment
1-2 and 1-3 we will be participating the the ELEV8 activities today
All classes: goal was to have poster printed before the weekend.
Camp next week.

Wednesday Oct 2nd
Last class in the library. Goal today is to create and print your poster and works cited.
You can access your work at home but will most likely need to come to the school library to print your poster.
We have set out goal due date for Friday Oct 4th

Monday Sept 30th
Meet in the library
“Twig” has been selected
Goal for today is to complete your research and put it into a work document.
Remember to keep track of all of your sources as you will be asked to submit a works cited as part of this project.
You can meet me in A105 during tutorial time to write you safety quiz.

Thursday Sept 26th
Meet in the library
Tour and start of project
Goal today is to pick your “twig” of science
You can start your research. Use the assignment brief sheet to make sure that you are finding the key ideas needed for your poster.
Some of you may want to meet in A105 during tutorial time to write your safety quiz.

Tuesday Sept 24th
1-1 Safety quiz
1-2,1-3 Safety quiz back
Branches/twigs of science discussion
Assignment: poster of twig of science to be done on the computers and colour printer at school
We will meet in the library (Learning Commons) on Thursday to have an orientation to the library, log on to our computers, and begin our project.

Wednesday Sept 18th
1-1 Safety symbols
All: Symbols on products and safety data sheets
1-1 Safety Quiz on Tuesday (next time we have class)
1-2,1-3 Safety Quiz today
All: Please read, share and return your signed safety agreement

Monday Sept. 16th
1-1 completed safety worksheet and used Learning Intentions sheet to self assess
1-2 and 1-3 same as above plus household, textbook and WHMIS safety symbols
Practice worksheet on WHMIS symbols to be completed for next class
If we feel we are ready we may be writing our safety quiz on Wednesday during the second half of the class.

Thursday Sept 12th
Go through Safety Activity sheet together so that all questions are answered correctly
This sheet is where most the questions on the safety quiz are taken from so it might be a good idea to spend some time reviewing this
Use your Learning Intentions sheet to track your progress
You will be expected to score 26 or higher on a 30 multiple choice question quiz
If you score below 26 you will need to re-write the quiz until you have achieved this score
The Safety Activity sheet will be submitted for completion marks the day of the quiz
Answer keys are posted outside of classroom as well

Tuesday Sept 10th
A multitude of strengths: Find someone who….. activity
Learning Intentions sheet for Safety
Begin safety unit, start safety activity worksheet and finding safety equipment in the classroom
Try to do as much of the worksheet as you can before next class

Fri Sept 6th
Collect signed course outline forms
Interpret learning/demonstrating strengths and areas for support
Create file cards and learning profile

Wed. Sept. 4th
Discuss Science 8 goal for the year
Hand out course outline, take home and get signed
Take multiple intelligence survey
Distribute textbooks