Mrs. Greig's Science Classes

What did we learn today?

   Oct 25

Science 8 Day 2

Please check out our Team in Office 365.
This is where the learning will be happening during this very different time.
All of you should be entered as part of our Science 8 team. If not, please email me
We should be up and running with some lessons next week? Hopeful!

Happy Spring Break!

Friday March 13th
Practice with parts of the eye
Rods and cones, near and far vision, corrective lenses

Wednesday March 11th
I can see clearly now the light is bent
Introduction to the parts of the eye
Diagram and vocabulary

Monday March 9th
Assessment on using and creating diagrams through learning about light as a wave and light as a particle.

Thursday March 5th
Summary of light: wave model and colour, particle model and mirrors and lenses
Write comments for report cards
Summative next class?

Tuesday March 3rd
Experiment with curved lenses
Drawing diagrams of the refraction of light through curved lenses
Practice worksheet

Friday Feb 28th
Refraction of light through a plexiglass block: activity and diagram
Practice worksheet on the refraction of light

Wednesday Feb 26th
How does light behave when it hits curved mirrors?
Concave and convex mirrors: experiment with light rays and draw diagrams to explain observations
Summary of mirrors: complete a table

MondayFeb 24th
Review law of reflection (handout assignment)
Extra handout to be completed for homework and answers checked in the showcase

Thursday Feb 20th
Experiment to determine the law of reflection for a plane mirror
associated vocabulary terms for rays and angles
Hand in assignment and electromagnetic spectrum if not already done so

Tuesday Feb 18th
Introduction to: They do it all with mirrors and lenses
The ray (particle) model of light helps us explain:
What happens when light hits an object?
Transparent, translucent, and opaque materials
How shadows are formed
Please try to bring a straight edge and a protractor to class from now on

Wednesday Feb 12th
Disease cards returned
Subtractive colours of pigment
Polarizing sunglasses and how they work
Summary of the wave model of light and how it helps us to understand colour
Electromagnetic spectrum
Assignment: complete the diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum indicating how we use the various wavelengths of energy in our everyday lives

Monday Feb 10th
Colours we see
Additive colours of light

Thursday Feb 6th
Light prints of the elements

Course planning sign up this class

Tuesday Feb 4th
Rainbows, spectroscopes and light prints
Activity: colour and wavelength
Activity: using light prints to identify elements present
Don’t forget to bring a completed, signed course planning sheet we will be visiting the computer lab next week

Friday Jan 31st
Types of waves: transform, compression
We will cover the topics below on Tuesday
Rainbows, spectroscopes and light prints
Activity: colour and wavelength
Activity: using light prints to identify elements present
Don’t forget to bring a completed, signed course planning sheet we will be visiting the computer lab next week

Wednesday Jan 29th
Introduction to light: “Why does my lab coat appear white”
Learning Intentions sheet
Light as a wave: discussion of the properties of waves
2nd half of class to the library to print disease cards

Monday Jan 27th
Meet in library (learning commons) to work on disease card
Goal is to have it printed by end of class, as well as a paper copy and works cited
Self assessment sheet distributed
Before you hand in your assignment check to make sure that you have all of the components: colour card, paper copy, works cited, brief sheet, and self assessment sheet
No more class time to work on your disease card

Thursday Jan 23rd
Meet in library (learning commons)
Begin working on building your disease card
Goal is to have it printed by end of class on Monday, as well as a paper copy and works cited

Tuesday Jan 22nd
Ms Birsan (counsellor) and course selection for grade 9
Select bacterium or virus for disease card project
Thinking like a scientist: superbugs
Reading article together as a class
Discuss First peoples’ use of medicinal plants
Meet in library next class

No class Friday: Professional Day

Wednesday Jan 15th


Monday Jan 13th
How are pathogens transmitted? Activity: Pass it on
Discuss disease card project, make selection of invader for homework. sign up to begin next week
Continue with worksheet from last day

Thursday Jan 9th
Play: The immune system in action
View Crash Course # 45 and 46
Start activity: White Blood Cells to the Rescue, identifying the players in our immune system

Happy New Year!
Tuesday Jan 7th
Introduction to body systems, specifically the immune system
Handouts: matching vocabulary and body diagrams
Video on the immune system

Happy Winter Break? See you in 2020.

Friday Dec 20th
Check microscopes and return to storeroom
Chemists-tree Colouring

Wednesday Dec 18th
Viruses and Archea
Life cycle of a virus

Monday Dec 16th
Written cell summative

Thursday Dec 12th
Practical summative: Onion cell lab

Tuesday Dec 10th
Energy for the cell: photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Prepare for onion cell lab next class

Friday Dec 6th
Collect outstanding diagrams of the cell
Continue with diffusion
Osmosis (and reverse osmosis), hyper, hypo, and isotonic solutions and their impact on the cell

Wednesday Dec 4th
Hand in coloured and labelled diagram of the cell
Quiz on cell structures and their function
Moving materials in and out of the cell
Introduction to the cell membrane and cell wall
Process of diffusion

Monday Dec 2nd
Hand in colouring diagram next class
Oral practice for quiz next class
Eggs out of water and into corn syrup

Thursday Nov 28th
Bring your textbook
Learning Intentions sheet: The Lego of Life
Eggs out of vinegar and into distilled water
Plant and animal cell structure and function vocabulary and diagram/colouring sheet
Diagram to be handed in next class

Tuesday Nov 26th
Last class time for pond water summative
If you haven’t completed the above by the end of class you can come in during flex time. Pond water will be gone by Thursday after school.
Introduction to cells: Eggs into vinegar
Bring textbook to class next day

Friday Nov 22nd
Pond water summative
Due by Thursday of next week

Wednesday Nov 20th
Microscope summative
Continue with pond water summative

Monday Nov 18th
Return and record all assignments on record of assignments sheet
Complete the microscope topics
Start pond water summative
Microscope summative next class Wednesday Nov 20th

Thursday Nov 14th
Today’s topics: object vs image, field of view, and depth of field
Begin pond water practical summative if time
Microscope summative (written) next week Wednesday Nov 20

Tuesday Nov 12th
Continue with learning to use the microscope
Topics today: resolving power, total magnification, and how to focus
Hopefully we will be ready for our pond water next week

Wednesday Nov 6th
New unit: “Making things bigger”
Types and parts of microscope: Handout to label
Use pages 12-13 and 499 of your textbook to help you
Introduction to handling the microscope, resolving power and total magnification and how to focus

Monday Nov 4th
Summative: graphing and paragraphs

Thursday Oct 31st
Summative: vocabulary and classifying

Tuesday Oct 29th
Review of stations activities: submit worksheets for assessment
Practice vocabulary worksheet: check the answers posted outside of the classroom
Poster assessments returned
Summative on Thursday (vocabulary and classifying) and Monday (graphing and paragraphs)

Thursday Oct 24th/strong>
Stations Activity practicing with science skills: Day 2
All activity sheets to be completed for Tuesday (to be handed in for assessment)

Tuesday Oct 22nd
Stations Activity practicing with science skills: Day 1

Friday Oct 18th
Works Cited due
Observation vs Inference revisited
Hypothesis vs Prediction
Making models: graphing
Preparation for stations next class

Wednesday Oct 16th
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

Friday Oct 11th
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

Wednesday Oct 9th
At camp Jubilee

Monday Oct 7th
At camp Jubilee

Thursday Oct 3rd
Meet in the regular classroom (A105)
We will go over our safety quiz and any outstanding assignments
Head to the library to complete our assignment: poster and works cited
Goal is to hand in our poster by the end of the day on Friday

Tuesday Oct 1st
Last class in the library. Goal today is to create and print your poster and works cited.
We have set out goal due date for Friday Oct 4th

Friday Sept 27th
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.

Wednesday Sept 25th
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.

Monday Sept 23rd
Safety quiz
Introduction to divisions, branches and twigs of Science
Discuss the 4 divisions and the poster project we will be working on
Meet in the library (Learning Commons) on Wednesday to learn about PW’s library and to start the “Twig” of science project
Maybe come to class with some ideas of the twig you would like to research
Only one person in the class may for a particular twig

Thursday Sept 19th
WHMIS safety labels on products
MSDS review
Practice for safety quiz next class

Tuesday Sept 17th
Completed safety worksheet and used Learning Intentions sheet to self assess
Household, textbook and WHMIS safety symbols
Practice worksheet on WHMIS symbols to be completed for next class
We will be ready to write our safety quiz on Monday Sept 23rd

Friday Sept 13th
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

Wednesday Sept. 11th
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

Mon Sept 9th
Collect signed course outline forms
Interpret learning/demonstrating strengths and areas for support
Create file cards and learning profile

Thurs Sept. 5th
Discuss Science 8 goal for the year
Hand out course outline, take home and get signed
Distribute textbooks