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Electricity (Grade 6)

Electricity (Grade 6)

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.

Innovation Day – Electricity Project

 

Project Checklist

 

The Scientific Method

 

Lesson 1: Building Circuits

 

 

 

Structures (Grade 7)

Structures (Grade 7)

All presentations, links, and videos from the Structures: Form and Function lessons will be posted below.

Lesson 1: Stability and Forces Presentation

 

Lesson 2: Stress on Structures and Structure Types Presentation

Lesson 3: Stability, Symmetry & Bridge Type Presentation

 

Innovation Day

Ottawa Regional Science Fair

Students who want to enter an independent project in the ORSF can find all information, links, rubrics, and registration details below.

ORSF (Ottawa Regional Science Fair Info) – April 5th

The Scientific Method

Chemistry (Grade 7)

Chemistry (Grade 7)

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.

Lesson 1: Classifying Matter

1.1 – What is Matter?

  1. Read the section 1.1, noting the definitions of Chemistry and Matter
  2. Create a Google Doc, and answer questions #2 and 3 (Save this document to your Chemistry folder)

1.2 – More About Matter (After adding to your Chemistry folder, read and answer questions #1 -4)

  1. Read the section 1.2
  2. Answer questions #1 – 4 (Save this document to your Chemistry folder)

Classifying Matter Quiz Study Sheet

Lesson 2: Pure Substances vs. Mixtures

1.4 – Pure Substances and Mixtures (Read and answer questions #1, 3, and 4)

Try this Homogenous vs. Heterogenous Quizizz to see how well you know the material so far

1.6 – Mechanical Mixtures and Solutions (Read and answer questions #1, 2, and 5)

 

Systems in Action (Grade 8)

Systems in Action (Grade 8)

All presentations, links, activities, homework, and videos from the Systems in Action unit will be posted below.

Lesson 1: Simple Machines

2.1 – Simple Machines (Answer questions #2 and 4 in your Simple Machines folder)

Lesson 2: Mechanical Advantage

2.3 – Mechanical Advantage (Read and answer questions #1-4)

Mechanical Advantage Word Problem Practice Sheet

Solutions to Mechanical Advantage Practice Sheet – link

Lesson 3: Work

2.5 – How to Calculate ‘Work’(Read and answer questions #1, 3, 4, & 5)

Lesson 4: Introducing Systems

Student Note

1.1 – Types of Systems (Complete questions #1, 2)

1.2 – System Components (Read and answer questions 2a, and 3)

Simple Machines Quiz Study Sheet

Lesson 5: Simple Machines Video Worksheet

Simple Machines video worksheet

Innovation Day

Ottawa Regional Science Fair

Students who want to enter an independent project in the ORSF can find all information, links, rubrics, and registration details below.

ORSF (Ottawa Regional Science Fair Info) – March 31st

The Scientific Method

Space (Grade 6)

Space (Grade 6)

Blog hunt link – Part 1

Blog hunt link – Part 2

 

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.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Our Solar System


The Universe is Massive!

Solar System Simulator Activity (Make a copy for yourself in your Space folder and follow the instructions)

Lesson 2: That Glorious Old Sun

That Glorious Old Sun Research Activity link

  1. Make a copy of the link above and add it to your space folder
  2. Complete the questions
  3. Create a slideshow/Canva/visual that displays your answers in a visually appealing design

Lesson 3: Space Design Challenge!

  1. Tinkercad Login Instructions
  2. Space Rover Design Challenge Rubric
  3. Tinkercad Design Reflection

The Grade 6 Rover Voting Machine! (click the link to enter your vote)

Lesson 4: The Earth’s Orbit and Seasons

Lesson 5: Phases of the Moon

  1. Complete this online worksheet on the phases of the moon and take a screenshot of the finished product. Place the screenshot here
  2. Where does the term ‘Blood Moon’ come from?

Bonus: Take this Quiz to see how well you know the phases

Lesson 6: Eclipses

Lesson 7: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, & Meteorites

Student code login details here

Lesson 8: Spring and Neap Tides

Lesson 9: Planets and our Solar System

Lesson 10: Bill Nye Space Exploration

Space Exploration Video Worksheet (Make a copy, submit to your hand-in folder)

Lesson 11: Canadians in Space

Chris Hadfield answers questions live from space! Follow Commander Hadfield on Twitter here

Fluids (Grade 8)

Fluids (Grade 8)

Our learning, links, and information on Fluids can be found here. All student homework should be saved to your Science: Fluids folder in your Google Drive.

Fluids Unit Test Student Review Sheet

Lesson 1: Introduction to Fluids

7.1 – Introduction to Fluids (read and answer questions # 1-3)

Lesson 2: Laminar and Turbulent Flow

7.2 – Characteristics of Fluids (read and answer questions #1, 3, 5ab, 6)

Laminar vs. Turbulent Flow example

Lesson 3: Viscosity

7.3 – Flow Rate and Viscosity (read and answer questions # 1,2,3, 5)

Calculating Flow Rates Worksheet (Make a copy and answer the 2 questions)

Lesson 4: Density

8.1 – Weight, Mass, and Volume (read and answer questions #2 & 3)

8.3 – Density (read and answer questions # 2 -5)

Lesson 5: Calculating Density

  1. What is Density and How to Calculate Student Note (Read for understanding)
  2. Calculating Density Worksheet #1 (Answer #1 – 3, 5 – 7)
  3. Calculating Density Worksheet # 2 (Answer #1 – 4)
  4. Comparing Densities Enrichment Questions
  5. Comparing Densities: Worksheet Answer questions A, B, and C using the Chart

SOLUTIONS

Worksheet #1 and #2 Solutions 

Density Calculation Quiz

To prepare for your quiz, go over and practice 1 – 5 (above from lesson 5).

Lesson 6: Buoyancy and Displacement

Archimedes and The Ups and Downs of Buoyancy – link

8.5 – Buoyancy (Read to learn more about buoyancy, displacement, density, and how ships carry cargo)

Answer questions #1-4

Density Lab link (refer to lab report rubric for help on writing your conclusion)

Lab Report Rubric link

Lesson 7: Fluids Under Pressure

9.1 – Putting the Squeeze on Fluids (Read and answer questions #1-4)

Lesson 8: Fluids in Real Life

9.5 – Pressure, Volume, and Temperature (Read and answer questions #1 and 4)

9.7 – The Value of Valves (Read and answer questions #1-3)

Fluids Textbook Sample Solutions (click here to check your answers)

#Global Maker Day 2023

#Global Maker Day 2023

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. 

The challenges are listed below.

Check out globalmakerday.com for more information!

 

Flight (Grade 6)

Flight (Grade 6)

All presentations, links, activities, homework, and videos from the Flight unit will be posted below.

Lesson 1: Properties of Air 

  1. Watch the video above
  2. Make a copy of the Properties of Air document, add it to your Flight folder, and answer the 6 questions

Lesson 2: Lift vs. Gravity

  1. Make a copy of the Properties of Air Web and add it to your Flight folder notes
  2. Read the following and answer questions #1 and 3

Lesson 3: Air in Motion – Part 1

  1. Read and follow the procedures below.
  2. Answer questions 1 and 2 at the end under the communicate section.

Air in Motion – Part 2

  1. Read and follow the procedures below.
  2. Answer questions 1 and 3 at the end under the communicate section.

Lesson 4: Take Off

Paper Airplane Airport Challenge Questions

Lesson 5: The Four Forces of Flight

  1. Read The Four Forces link (Remember that we use Weight and Gravity interchangeably)
  2. The Four Forces student questions assignment (Make a copy, add to your Flight folder, and complete the assignment)
  3. If finished, play around with this flight simulator to further your understanding of the four forces of flight (must have flash enabled)

Lesson 6: Adaptations of Flight

Lesson 8: Build Your Own Rocket

Rocket Design Template

60 second Video Analysis Flipgrid

End of Unit Review (Make a copy and add it to your Flight folder)

Solutions to the review (Check your answers with these ones and make any necessary adjustments)

Create a Plan to Study – link

Extras

Choose a Wow in World podcast to listen to

Practice your coding skills using these fun challenges from code.org

Ecosystems (Grade 7)

Ecosystems (Grade 7)

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

  1. List the biotic and abiotic factors in this handout (make a copy for yourself and save it to your ecosystems folder)
  2. Download a copy of this 4.1 ‘What is an Ecosystem?‘ text to your ecosystems folder
  3. Read the information and answer questions 2, 3, and 4 at the end of the text

Lesson 2: Ecosystem Unit Vocabulary

  1. Ecosystems Vocabulary Student Sheet (To be filled in using the 4.1 & 4.4 note)
  2. Ecosystems Vocabulary Student Sheet – Solutions
  3. Vocabulary worksheet
  4. Vocabulary of Ecosystems Worksheet – Solutions

Lesson 3: Interactions among Living Things

  1. Read the 4.4 Interactions among Living Things note
  2. Note the terms competition, predator, prey, and mutualism and add them to your vocabulary student sheet
  3. Choose a date for the upcoming vocabulary quiz.

Lesson 4: Biospheres

  1. Making a Biosphere Recipe
  2. Making a Biosphere Rubric

Lesson 5: Food Chains and Food Webs

  1. Read the ‘Food Chains and Food Webs‘ text
  2. Create a doc called ‘Food Chains and Food Webs’ in your ecosystems folder and answer questions #1 – 5 from the text

 

3. Watch the video above

4. Make a copy of the Food Webs video worksheet, fill it out, and submit it to your hand-in folder

Lesson 6: Carbon and Water Cycles

  1. Download a copy of this ‘Matter Cycles‘ text to your ecosystems folder
  2. Answer questions #2, 4, & 5 from the text
  3. Read the Carbon Cycle and Water Cycle Handout

Lesson 7: Roles of Organisms in an Ecosystem

  1. Read the Roles of Organisms in an Ecosystem note
  2. Answer questions #1, 2, & 3 from the text
  3. Note the terms photosynthesis, producers, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, scavenger, omnivore, detrivore, decomposer and add them to your vocabulary student sheet

Lesson 8: Energy Flow

  1. Read the Energy Flow in an Ecosystem note
  2. Answer questions 1, 4, and 5 in your Ecosystems folder
  3. Complete the Cycling of Matter labeling handout.

Lesson 9: Primary and Secondary Succession

  1. Read the Succession note
  2. Answer questions 1, and 2 in your Ecosystems folder
  3. Succession Video Assignment – link

Lesson 10: CoSpaces Project

  1. Introductory Activity and Tutorial
  2. CoSpaces Rubric and Assignment
  3. Coding Cheat Sheet

Introductory Videos

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