This post will contain all of the grade 6 lessons on space. Students will be learning about the components of the solar system, including the Sun, Earth, and other planets, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. They will learn to connect the force of gravity concepts previously taught in our flight unit to the relationships found between celestial objects in space. Later in this section, students will investigate various technologies that are used in space exploration with a focus on Canada’s contribution to our understanding of space. We will begin by learning about stars, specifically, our most important and closest star.
As part of our cross-curricular learning and technology piece of the Science & Technology portion of our class, students will be 3D modelling a Hanukkiah in a class-wide STEAM competition. Students are challenged to build candle holder parts of the Hannukah lamp using the online software program, Tinkercad. Each design will creatively incorporate a Jewish hero theme.
All of our class competition information and Tinkercad links will be housed here.
Your candle holder should be 10cm (100mm) tall with a diameter of 2.5cm (25mm).
Choose a Theme for your Design
Your candle holder design should reflect the theme and can be further explained in your artist’s statement.
There are multiple ways that Jewish individuals have impacted our world. Pick one Jew/group of Jews who demonstrated/demonstrates pride in their Jewish identity and has/have made one of the greatest contributions to our universe. Design your candle holder to reflect this person or group of people. Your artist’s statement should explain your choice and how you think the chosen individual’s/group’s identity as a Jew impacted their contribution to this world.
On Thursday October 20th, Science classes will participate in Global Maker Day. A day dedicated to learning, sharing, and playing while completing STEM-related challenges. Challenges will provide students to practice problem-solving, be creative, and have fun learning.
Students have been asked to collect items for the OJCS Globalmaker day, October 20th. We are looking for any cardboard boxes (think cereal boxes) toilet paper tubes, paint stir sticks, popsicle sticks, and plastic tubs (think yoghurt pots, sour cream tubs – clean please!) items to help with our creativity.
Unicellular organisms are composed of a single cell, unlike multicellular organisms which are made of many cells. This means they each live and carry out all of their life processes as one single cell. Most unicellular organisms are microscopic;
Also called microorganismsor microbes since they are only visible under a microscope.
The single cell is responsible for feeding, digestion, excretion and reproduction.
Some microorganisms make us sick, but without the others we could not survive.
The following are examples of unicellular organisms:
Multicellular Organisms Defined:
A tissue, organ or organismthat is made up of many cells is said to be multicellular. Animals, plants, and fungi are multicellular organisms and often, there is specialization of different cells for various functions. In contrast, unicellular, or single-celled organisms are much smaller in size and less complex as they are composed of just one cell that senses its environment, gathers nutrients and reproduces asexually. The following are examples of multicellular organisms: human beings, organs and tissues, plants, animals, birds and insects.
~Generally speaking, we can say that unicellular and multicellular organisms are alike in that they exhibit all the functions of life, such as metabolism and reproduction, they contain DNA and RNA, they can exhibit a wide range of lifestyles, and they are essential to almost every ecosystem that we currently know of.
Amoeba, Euglena, and Paramecium on the move
The paramecium are the larger protists, the amoeba are the blob-like protists, and the euglena are the smaller unicellular organisms.
Here are some helpful tips as you expand your web literacy, research, and digital citizenship skills. Feel free to download a copy and add it to your Science folder to refer back to it when needed. The review Sheet is found below.