Saturday, September 24, 2016

This Week on the Island 09/26 - 09/30

Dates to Remember:

  • I will be out for a training on Thursday (09/29), I expect you to be on your absolute best behaviour, and make our guest teacher feel welcome.
  • AdV Student Exhibition Night - October 12 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • End of Term 2 - 11/04 

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Classroom News

Birdbrain readings have started, for all science classes. Remember that Birdbrain is done outside of class and is due on Fridays at 2:30. Birdbrain grades, once posted on schoolloop, are not subject to re-grades.

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  5th Science

This week we will continue our study of matter. We will talk about the three most common states of matter, and discuss their characteristics. We will talk about the particles that make up matter and the differences between elements, compounds, molecules and mixtures.

6th Science

Cell Wars is reaching its final stages. You have published your posters, and are looking to finalize your electoral campaign videos. You will do review of organelles on Thursday and present your videos on Friday. Who will win the election?

7th Science
We will continue to discuss the cell processes that provide energy to cells. Photosynthesis and cell respiration will be covered in depth through a virtual lab that will help both processes come alive. Make sure you know the organelle responsible for each process, and be ready to discuss why animals depend on plants, but plants do not depend on animals. If all goes well, we will move on to how things move into and out of cells. Lots of thinking and organization is going on in class.

7th  Engineering

You finished your EDL. It is time to put it to the test as we begin our Reverse Engineering unit.  You will decide on an item and study it in depth as you take it apart, describe and sketch all of its parts. Begin drafting your manual detailing how to put your item back together, and develop your Bill of Materials.

8th  Engineering

You finished your EDL. It is time to put it to the test as we begin our Imagine the Future unit. You will have fun exploring how technology has changed over time and read about some technological advances your children will probably think are boring and outdated. You will have a chance to commit to one technology that you can see yourself improving as you start your road towards the Exploravision competition.