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Summer Prep

Summer Prep

Grade 6 into 7 Prep. Links and Resources

 

ECOSYSTEMS

Biotic vs. Abiotic Factors

Build your own Self Contained Biosphere student video

Food Webs

Ecosystems and Biomes link and video 

Ecosystems Terminology and Organization

 

CHEMISTRY

Lab Rubric

Matter and the Particle Theory

The Periodic Table of Elements

Some Key Concepts About Elements and their Atoms

    • Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
    • Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
    • Electrons surround the nucleus.
    • Protons have a positive charge.
    • Electrons have a negative charge.
    • The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
    • Neutrons have no charge.
    • Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.

 


Build an Atom Simulator

 

HEAT

What is Heat?

Thermal Expansion Video

Heat Transfer – Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

Radiant Energy

States of Matter and the Changes of State

 

STRUCTURES

Structure Types

 

Grade 7 into 8 Prep Links and Resources

 

CELLS

Plant Cell Organelles

Cell Structures

Compound Microscope Parts

Preparing Slides

Diffusion and Osmosis

 

FLUIDS

Properties of Fluids: Viscosity

Properties of Fluids: Density

What is Density and How to Calculate Student Note

Density Explained

Calculating Density and Buoyancy Online Simulator

Archimedes Gold Crown Problem – Solved using Density

Fluids Under Pressure: Hydraulics vs. Pneumatics video

 

SYSTEMS IN ACTION

6 Types of Simple Machines

Net Forces Explanation

Levers – Class 1, Class 2, Class 3

Calculating Mechanical Advantage

Gears

Pulleys and Mechanical Advantage

 

ELECTRICITY

What is Static Electricity?

Components of Electric Circuit

How Solar Energy is Transformed into Electricity

Series vs Parallel Circuits

Build Your Own Circuit Simulator

 

Grade 8 into 9 Prep Links and Resources

 

CHEMISTRY

Properties of Matter (Physical properties vs Chemical properties)


Changes in Matter (Physical changes vs. Chemical changes)

Elements and Reading the Periodic Table

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

Some Key Concepts About Elements and their Atoms

      • Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
      • Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
      • Electrons surround the nucleus.
      • Protons have a positive charge.
      • Electrons have a negative charge.
      • The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
      • Neutrons have no charge.
      • Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.

 

Build an Atom Simulator

How to Draw Bohr Rutherford Diagrams

Covalent vs. Ionic bonding

 

BIOLOGY

Food Chains and Food Webs

Biogeochemical Cycles

BIODIVERSITY

 

ELECTRICITY

Static Electricity

Charging and Object by Induction

Build a Circuit Simulator

Series and Parallel Circuits

 

SPACE

The Milky Way

Outer Space

The Solar System

The Moon

Moon Phases

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteoroids, Meteorites


Gr. 7 Structures

Gr. 7 Structures

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

Stability and Forces Presentation

Stress on Structures and Structure Types Presentation

Stability, Symmetry & Bridge Type Presentation

 

Gr. 7 Heat

Gr. 7 Heat

Find all presentations, videos, screencasts, handouts, and assignments below!

MUST DO

Lesson 1: Introduction to Heat

PDF of Intro to Heat Slides Presentation

Estimating Temperatures Handout 

Lesson 2 : Thermometers PDF (3 HW questions located on last slide)

Lesson 3: Heat, Temperature and the Particle Theory

Thermal Expansion Video

PDF copy of presentation

 

Bill Nye: Heat worksheet link (make a copy and share with Mr. Ray)

Lesson 4: Conduction

PDF of presentation

Lesson 5: Convection

Lesson 6: Radiation

Lesson 7: States of Matter

SHOULD DO

Heat Transfer Quiz

States of Matter Quiz

Learn how to code, tell stories, and make games using Scratch

  1. Getting started tutorial
  2. Animate your Name activity and walkthrough
  3. Use the Animate your Name Code Cards PDF to help you through the activity
  4. Share your project with Mr. Ray, your friends/family, post to your blog!

Friday June 12 Lesson: Imagine A World in Scratch Coding Document (link)

COULD DO

Ear Saver .stl file for use in TinkerCAD or Blender

Practice your coding skills with code.org Minecraft or Dance party activities

Gr. 6 Biodiversity

Gr. 6 Biodiversity

Below are all of the presentations, videos, and assignments for our unit on Biodiversity. Scroll down to the bottom to find the COULD DO section.

MUST DO

Lesson 1: What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Videos

 

Lesson 2:  The 5 Kingdoms and Classification

Here is a copy of the presentation used in the screencast above.

Lesson 3:  Classification of Trees

PDF of Classifying Trees Slides Presentation

Tree Identification Resources

Natural History Museum Tree Identification Key

Lesson 4: At Home Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt Presentation (links below)

Scavenger Hunt Bingo Card link 

Scavenger Hunt Evidence Sheet

Lesson 5: Classifying Animals – Invertebrates

PDF of Invertebrates Presentation

Lesson 6: Vertebrates

PDF of Vertebrates Presentation

Lesson 7: Variety of biodiversity within species, communities, ecosystems importance to survival and resilience. Intro to CoSpaces online software tutorial/account creation.

Lesson 8: Intro to CoSpaces Activity link

Lesson 9: CoSpaces Biodiversity VR Assignment link

CoSpaces Navigation Shortcuts PDF

Biodiversity VR checklist and reflection link

Check out one student project and screencast here.

COULD DO

Bill Nye Video: Biodiversity

Bill Nye Video: Biodiversity Handout

Ear Saver .stl file for use in TinkerCAD file

Practice your coding skills with code.org Minecraft or Dance party activities

Learn how to code, tell stories, and make games using Scratch

  1. Getting started tutorial
  2. Animate your Name activity and walkthrough
  3. Use the Animate your Name Code Cards PDF to help you through the activity
  4. Share your project with Mr. Ray, your friends/family, post to your blog!

 

Gr. 8 Fluids

Gr. 8 Fluids

Below is all of the information from classes on are current fluids unit. This includes slides presentations, docs, videos, and assignments on viscosity, buoyancy, density, and pressure.

 

Introduction to Fluids

Viscosity

Buoyancy

Using Density to solve the Archimedes Gold Crown Problem

Density

What is Density and How to Calculate Student Note

Calculating Density and Buoyancy Simulator

Density Problems and Table of Common Densities

Density Problems link

Density Chart link

Fluids Under Pressure

Hydraulics vs. Pneumatics video

SHOULD DO

Density Enrichment Questions link

COULD DO

Ear Saver .stl file for use in TinkerCAD or Blender

Code a game with animals using Scratch

Practice your coding skills with code.org Minecraft or Dance party activities

 

Gr. 7 Periodic Table of Elements

Gr. 7 Periodic Table of Elements

Below are the resources we went over in class when learning about the periodic table. Play around with the simulator at the bottom of the post if you want to learn more!

Some Key Concepts About Elements and their Atoms

  • Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
  • Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
  • Electrons surround the nucleus.
  • Protons have a positive charge.
  • Electrons have a negative charge.
  • The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
  • Neutrons have no charge.
  • Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.

How to Read a Box on the Periodic Table of Elements (google doc link)

 

Build an Atom Simulator

Build an Atom Simulator student assignment (Due Wed. May 6th)

Gr. 6: Aerodynamics

Gr. 6: Aerodynamics

Here is the presentation on Aerodynamics, or air in motion, and Bernoulli’s Principle. Below is the video from the presentation on Bernoulli’s Principle and low air pressure experiments.

 

Ms. G’s shared documents

Extra Space videos

Star Wars – Code.org link

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