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Biodiversity (Grade 6)

Biodiversity (Grade 6)

Below are all of the presentations, videos, and assignments for our unit on Biodiversity.

Lesson 1: What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Videos

Lesson 2:  The 5 Kingdoms and Classification

Lesson 3:  Classification of Trees

Tree Identification Resources

Natural History Museum Tree Identification Key

Lesson 4:  Classifying Animals – The Invertebrates

Lesson 5:  Classifying Animals – The Vertebrates

Innovation Day 2024

Innovation Day 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Innovation Day. A day to celebrate Science here at the OJCS. Find all the schedules for presentations in the graphic below. Innovation Day outlines and rubrics for the middle school projects are also posted below.

Grade 6 Innovation Day – Electricity Project

Grade 7 Innovation Day – Animal Structures Project

Grade 8 Innovation Day – Simple Machines Project

OJCS Innovation Day:  Tues., March 19th and Wed., March 20th

Day 1

  • 2:20 – 3:00 Set up for grades 6, 7, and 8 (gym)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Open to parents and K – 5 classes to visit grades 6 to 8 projects (gym)

Day 2

  • 9:00 – 10:50 Judging in the gym of Grade 6, 7, and 8 Projects (by external judges)
  • 9:00 – 9:45 In-class presentations for K-5 (Open to parents and friends to visit K-5 projects)
  • 10:50 – 11:10 Tefillah for grades 6 to 8 students.
  • 11:10 – 11:25 Snack break in regularly scheduled class with the teacher for grades 6 to 8 followed by class as usual
  • 11:05 – 1:05 Grade 6 to 8 projects left up in the gym for K–5 classes to visit
  • 1:45 – 2:25 Clean-up of grades 6 to 8 Projects in gym
  • 3:15 Whole school assembly to announce the grade 6, 7, and 8 bronze, silver, and gold medalists.
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.

Lesson 1: Series and Parallel Circuits

Lesson 2: Building Circuits

Lesson 3: Fixing Electrical Problems

There are so many uses for electricity. But what happens when something isn’t working right? Maybe your computer speakers are not working or your refrigerator isn’t staying cold. What do people do? They often need to take their appliance in to be repaired or have a technician come to the house to repair the appliance. The technician has to figure out what is wrong and why the device is not working properly. This process is called troubleshooting. Let’s practice some troubleshooting skills to solve electrical problems.

Lesson 4: What is Static Electricity?

Lesson 5: How Do Batteries Work?

Lesson 6: Energy Conservation and Home Electricity Audit

Lesson 7: Renewable Energy

Lesson 8: Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

Energy Quiz Study Sheet

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Innovation Day – Electricity Project

Project Checklist

The Scientific Method

 

 

Could Do… (extra content)

Perseverance Mars Rover Powered by Uranium

Solar Eclipse Recap

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

#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

The Bat Box Project

The Bat Box Project

This blog post was written and documented by grade 6 students.

Introduction: For our final STEM project in science class, we decided to turn our focus on a very important creature that humans overlook far too much. The Bat. Bats pollinate and save American farmers billions of dollars a year in pest control costs by devouring insects. According to some estimates, such a service is valued from around 3.7 billion dollars to as much as 53 billion dollars per year. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. All things we used for that project. 

Did you know that in the last 20 years, the world has lost 6.5 million bats? The bat population around the world has been decreasing rapidly so in our science class, we found a way to aid scientists in saving the bats. We are creating a hanging box where bats can get away from predators and stay safe in harsh weather conditions. We call it the “ Bat Box Project”. We use the Design Thinking process when we are building because it helps us on track.

Empathize:  The empathize portion of Design Thinking is understanding the question. Many people think that bats are gross or weird, but they help our ecosystem. When someone says “Don’t go near the bat! It will give you rabies”. Bats can give you rabies but it only happens to 2% of people. Bats are actually very helpful to our world. In one night, a single bat can consume up to 3,000 insects! If bats went extinct, the number of bugs would increase by 45%. How can we solve this problem?

Define: An extensive study gives new light on the potential mechanisms causing population decreases in bats as reported internationally for the previous 200 years. There are around 1,300 species of bats on Earth including the 18 we have here in Canada, and many of them are already regarded as endangered or declining. Many stresses that bats experience will often cause their death. For example, white-nose syndrome, which is brought on by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. White-nose syndrome is to blame for a 94% decline in populations of little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) in Canada’s eastern provinces. In Canada, another major occurrence of death for bats is wind turbine collisions that are estimated to kill 47,400 bats annually in Canada. 

Ideate: If you’re looking to do your part and help bats there are many ways to get involved!

  • Learn about bats and spread the word. 
    • Help preserve the nature around you. 
    • Turn off any of the unnecessary lights that are on. 
    • Supply bats with extra shelter by creating a bat box (what our project is all about). 
  • Try not to disturb any bats
  • Be humane when it comes to removing them if needed.

For more information look “here

Prototype: The Grade Six students started the project by looking online for all the materials and finding the cost of all the materials needed to build a single bat box. Wood, Mesh, Plywood, caulk, wood finish, and insolation allows the bats to be safe from predators, and rough weather, and able to hang from the ceiling. After the price was calculated, Mr. Ray bought the materials needed and we started building the bat box.

 

Thank you for reading!

-The Grade 6 Class

 

Biodiversity – Grade 6

Biodiversity – Grade 6

Below are all of the presentations, videos, and assignments for our unit on Biodiversity.

Lesson 1: What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Videos

Lesson 2:  The 5 Kingdoms and Classification

Lesson 3:  Classification of Trees

 

Tree Identification Resources

Natural History Museum Tree Identification Key

Lesson 4:  Classifying Animals – The Invertebrates

Lesson 5:  Classifying Animals – The Vertebrates

Lesson 6:  Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Evidence Sheet – link

Lesson 7:  Biodiversity Worksheet

Biodiversity Video Worksheet – link

Grade 6 – Electricity

Grade 6 – Electricity

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.

Lesson 1: Renewable Energy

 

Lesson 2: Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

Energy Quiz Review Sheet

Lesson 3: Series vs. Parallel Circuits

Lesson 4: Building Circuits

Lesson 5: Fixing Electrical Problems

There are so many uses for electricity. But what happens when something isn’t working right? Maybe your computer speakers are not working or your refrigerator isn’t staying cold. What do people do? They often need to take their appliance in to be repaired or have a technician come to the house to repair the appliance. The technician has to figure out what is wrong and why the device is not working properly. This process is called troubleshooting. Let’s practice some troubleshooting skills to solve electrical problems.

Lesson 6: What is Static Electricity?

A form of Static Electricity is lightning… check out the video below of some amazing lightning strikes.

Lesson 7: Energy Conservation and Home Electricity Audit

Lesson 8: How Do Batteries Work?

Lesson 9: Blog Hunt!

Electricity Blog Hunt Activity

Space Shuttle Design Challenge

Space Shuttle Voting Machine link

The Scientific Method

Innovation Day – Electricity Project

 

 

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