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Grade 6 – Space

Grade 6 – Space

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 1b: That Glorious Old Sun

That Glorious Old Sun Research Activity link (Make a copy and add it to your space folder before beginning)

Hannukia li yesh חנוכיה לי יש

Hannukia li yesh חנוכיה לי יש

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.

Sizing Guidelines

  • 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.

Important Info

Tinkercad login instructions link


Grade 8 – Fluids

Grade 8 – Fluids

All of 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.

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)

#GlobalMakerDay @theojcs 2022

#GlobalMakerDay @theojcs 2022

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 Global maker 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. 

The challenges are listed below.

Check out for more information!


Grade 6 – Flight

Grade 6 – Flight

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

Air in Motion – Part 2

Lesson 4: Take Off

Paper Airplane Airport Challenge Questions

Lesson 5: The Four Forces of Flight

  1. The Four Forces link (Remember that we use Weight and Gravity interchangeably)
  2. The Four Forces student questions assignment
  3. 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 7: Video Worksheet

  1. Watch the video above
  2. Make a copy of the Flight video worksheet, add it to your Flight folder, and fill in the answers

Lesson 8: Build Your Own Rocket

Rocket Design Template

60 second Video Analysis Flipgrid

End of Unit Review

Flight Review – Notes and Blog Hunt! (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


Choose a Wow in World podcast to listen to

Practice your coding skills using these fun challenges from

Grade 8 – Cells

Grade 8 – Cells

Lesson 1: Cell Theory

4.2 Postulates of the Cell Theory (Read and answer questions 1 -3: Due Thursday September 8)

Lesson 2: Plant and Animal Cells

  1. 4.5 Plant and Animal Cells (Read and answer question 4 at the end of the text)
  2. Organelle chart example (From question 4 above)
  3. Plant vs. Animal Cell Labelling Sheet 1 (Make a copy and save it to your Cells folder)

Lesson 3: The Compound Microscope

4.3 – The Compound Microscope (Read and answer questions 2-5 at the end of the text)

2. Microscope Labelling Diagram (Make a copy and fill in the blanks)

3. Microscope Labelling Diagram Solutions

Lesson 4: Advances in Microscopy

  1. 4.8 – Advances in Microscopy (Read and answer questions 2 – 6)
  2. Add Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and Lysosomes to your cell organelle and function study sheet (lesson 2).
  3. Animal vs Plant Cell Labelling Sheet # 2 (Organelle Functions and Labelling Quiz – Tues. Oct. 4)
  4. Solutions to Labelling Sheet # 2
  5. Organelle Functions (Full set)

Lesson 5: Comparing Plant & Animal Cells Lab

  1. Lab Rubric (Go over and read before reading instructions)
  2. Cells Lab Instructions Page 1
  3. Cells Lab Instructions Page 2
  4. Lab sheet for students (make a copy for yourself)
  5. Microscope Cell Drawing Template

Lesson 6: Selectively Permeable Membranes

5.1 – The Cell Membrane (Answer questions #1-3 and add to your Cells folder)

Lesson 7: Diffusion and Osmosis

5.2 – Diffusion (Answer questions #2, 4, 5 and add to your Cells folder)

5.3 – Osmosis and Turgor Pressure (Answer questions #2 & 3 and add it to your Cells folder)

Here is a presentation on Osmosis and Turgor Pressure that may help your understanding of concepts.

I realized that the screen went black on the last slide of the screencast. Here is the slide on Turgor Pressure to go along with the audio.

Lesson 8: Cell Wars – Defending against invaders

Cell Wars Student Note link (Make a copy, add it to your Cells folder and answer questions #1-3)

Lesson 9: Cell Systems

The Levels of Organization

Lesson 10: Unicellular Organisms


Unicellular Organisms Defined:

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 microorganisms or 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:
    • Bacteria
    • Protists
    • Some Fungi

Multicellular Organisms Defined: 

A tissue, organ or organism that 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.

Unit Review

Cells Unit Study Sheet

Student Note Study Package (Make a copy for yourself to modify/print out)

Create a Plan to Study – link

Grade 7 – Ecosystems

Grade 7 – Ecosystems

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 (Due Monday, September 12)

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

Upcoming Vocabulary Quiz – Thursday, September 29th

Lesson 4: Biospheres

  1. Making a Biosphere Recipe (Rough draft due: Thursday, September 29th)
  2. Making a Biosphere Rubric
  3. Helpful mason jar build resource link

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

Download a copy of this ‘Matter Cycles‘ text to your ecosystems folder

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. 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

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
  4. Succession student note (helpful summary)

Lesson 10: CoSpaces Project

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

Introductory Videos

Using Paths

Grade 7: Structures

Grade 7: Structures

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

Lesson 4: Bridge Building Design Challenge!

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