Mrs. Greig's Science Classes

What did we learn today?

   Oct 25

Science 8 Day 2

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
Classifying
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