This post will contain all of the grade 6 lessons on electricity. Students will be learning about the short and long-term impacts of electrical energy technologies in Canada on society and the environment. They will learn how circuits work by building their own series and parallel circuits and assess choices that reduce personal use of electrical energy.
All of our Pure Substances & Mixtures unit resources will be posted here and broken down into 3 sub units; Classifying matter, Solutions, and Separating Mixtures. We will also be learning about atoms and the periodic table of elements.
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.
On Tuesday, October 17th, Science classes will participate in Global Maker Day. A day dedicated to learning, sharing, and playing while completing STEM-related challenges. Challenges will allow students to practice problem-solving, be creative, and have fun learning.
Students have been asked to collect items for the OJCS Global Maker Day, on October 17th. We are looking for any cardboard boxes (think cereal boxes) toilet paper tubes, paint stir sticks, popsicle sticks, and plastic tubs (think yogurt pots, sour cream tubs – clean please!) items to help with our creativity.
This post will contain all of the grade 7 lessons on ecosystems. Students will be learning about the interactions within the environment, and identifying factors that affect the balance of an ecosystem. They will design and construct a model biosphere and use it to investigate interactions between components and how matter is cycled within the environment. Later in this section, students will describe the roles and interactions of producers within an ecosystem and distinguish between primary and secondary succession. We will begin by learning how to identify biotic and abiotic elements in ecosystems and describe the interactions between them.
Lesson 1: Biotic and Abiotic Factors
List the biotic and abiotic factors in this handout (make a copy for yourself and save it to your ecosystems folder)