Today, Grade 7 enjoyed listening to our Heat presentations. During the two periods we had, we enjoyed a Grade 7 ran, silent period. During this period we worked together to assign roles and set up the presentations for our peers. It is important to take control and demonstrate our learning once in awhile. The first presentation we had this morning was: “The difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy!”
We also learned about the Particle Theory!
Next we learned about: “Conduction Convection and Radiation!”
We also learned with Jayson and Ari!
Today was lots of fun and I hope to do more presentations like this in the future!
Jessica, Grade 7
The grade 7 learners are trying a new take on anchoring their vocabulary in Science class. Instead of memorizing definitions, writing a vocab quiz, or creating a word wall. The grade 7’s were tasked with a design challenge; to create, design, and teach others the chemistry vocabulary they were learning using the application Adobe Spark.
Congratulations to Jessie, for her filtration poster that claimed top prize in the challenge.
Here is their take take on a “Chemistry Collage”
7 Students from the OJCS participated in this year’s Ottawa Regional Science Fair held at Carleton University.
With over 275 students, 225 projects, and 32 schools participating, our team brought an impressive amount of original scientific thought and innovation the the fair.
Congratulations to all students for their amazing scientific thought, and to Zoe N. on her 3rd place finish for her Monster Melter energy project.
Hello all, here is the schedule for STEAM fair 2019 beginning on Wednesday afternoon and continuing on into Thursday.
Parents are invited to come and visit on Wednesday if they like, while the official judging happens Thursday morning. See below for times and more details.
Wednesday March 6
2:25 – 3:05 Set up for grade 6, 7, and 8 students (gym)
3:15 – 4:00 Open to parents to visit grades 6, 7, and 8 projects (gym)
Thursday March 7
9:00 – 10:50 Judging of Grade 6, 7 and 8 STEAM fair Projects (by external judges)
10:50 – 11:10 Tefillah for grade 6 to 8 students
11:10 – 11:25 Snack break in regularly scheduled class with teacher for grade 6 to 8 classes
11:05 – 1:05 Grade 6 to 8 projects left up in the gym for K – 5 classes to visit with their teacher. 6 to 8 class as usual
1:45 – 2:25 Clean-up of grades 6 to 8 STEAM Fair Projects in gym
3:15 Whole School assembly to announce the grade 7 and 8 bronze, silver, and gold medalists that will represent OJCS at the Regional Science Fair.
This year’s STEAM fair will take place on Thursday March 7 in the morning. Set up of all project in the gymnasium for grades 6 – 8 will happen in the afternoon of Wednesday March 6. Below are some helpful resources to creating a successful STEAM fair project.
What is STEAM education?
The Scientific Method Videos
E-copy of tracking sheet
PDF copies of in-class presentation resources
Choosing a Topic
The Scientific Method
Writing a Bibliography
Grade 7 students building their communication, collaboration, digital media, researching, and coding skills as part of their CoSpaces Ecosystems presentations for judges.
Students coded dances, solved minecraft puzzles, and made games using scratch from www.code.org for their hour of code.