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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)

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 8: Water Systems

Grade 8: Water Systems

All information, assignments, links, videos, and rubrics for our final unit on water can be found below.

Water molecule Simulator

Try out this ‘Build a Molecule’ online simulator (Complete the ‘single’ category)

COULD DO (Complete the ‘multiple’, and ‘playground’ categories)

Safe Drinking Water

10.2 – What is Water? , 10.3 – The Water Cycle & 10.5 – Making Water Drinkable

Water Quality

11.1 – Fresh Water and Salt Water & 11.2 Contaminants in Water

11.4 – Watersheds & 11.7 – Wastewater Treatment

Water, Weather, and Climate

12.1 – Surface Water and Climate & 12.2 – Glaciers, Polar Ice, and Global Warming

12.4 – Floods and Droughts & 12.6 – Water is Life

Water and Weather Broadcast

Grade 8: Systems in Action

Grade 8: Systems in Action

All of our Systems in Action unit resources will be posted here

Lesson 1: Simple Machines

2.1 – Simple Machines

Lesson 2: Mechanical Advantage

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

Mechanical Advantage Word Problem Practice Sheet

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

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

Simple Machines Quiz Study Sheet (Quiz date: TBD)

Lesson 5: Simple Machines Video Worksheet

Simple Machines video worksheet

Lesson 6: The Scientific Method

Lever Project Info

How to Make your Screencastify Video Tutorial

Ottawa Regional Science Fair

Students that want to enter an independent project to the virtual orsf can find all information, links, rubrics, and registration details below.

 

ORSF (Ottawa Regional Science Fair Info) – April 7th

OJCS STEAM project rubric, organizer, information, and tracking sheets

How to Write a Bibliography

Gr. 8 Fluids

Gr. 8 Fluids

*Health class Healthy Eating worksheet (Make a copy for yourself and fill out the worksheet)

Fluids Unit Test Student Review Sheet

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) Due Fri. Nov. 26

Lesson 2: Laminar and Turbulent Flow

7.2 – Characteristics of Fluids (read and answer questions #1, 3, 5 ab, 6) Due Tues. Nov. 30

Laminar vs. Tubulent Flow example

Lesson 3: Viscosity

7.3 – Flow Rate and Viscosity (read and answer question # 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) – Due Wed. Dec. 15

8.3 – Density (read and answer questions # 2 -5) – Due Thurs. Dec 16

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

Lesson 5: Calculating Density (Distance Learning Activities)

You MUST DO

  1. What is Density and How to Calculate Student Note (Read for understanding)
  2. Calculating Density Worksheet #1 (Answer #1 – 3, 5 – 7) – Due Tuesday January 11
  3. Calculating Density Worksheet # 2 (Answer #1 – 4) – Due Tuesday January 11

SOLUTIONS

Worksheet #1 and #2 Solutions 

If you are finished you SHOULD DO…

4. Comparing Densities Enrichment Questions

5. Comparing Densities: Worksheet Answer questions A, B, and C using the Chart

Density Calculation Quiz

To prepare for you quiz, go over and practice 1 – 5 (above from lesson 5). Conversion chart, density formula, and sample units will be provided on the quiz.

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)

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)

#Global Maker Day @ the OJCS

#Global Maker Day @ the OJCS

 

On Tuesday October 12th, Science classes participated in the Global Maker Day. A day dedicated to learn, share, and play while completing STEM related challenges. Challenges will provide students to practice problem solving, be creative, and have fun learning.

 

Possible events, presentations, videos and challenges are listed below.

 

Check out globalmakerday.com for more information!

 

Gr. 8 Cells

Gr. 8 Cells

Lesson 1: Cell Theory

4.2 Postulates of the Cell Theory (Read and answer questions 1 -3: Due Thursday September 23)

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 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 – Fri. Oct. 22nd)
  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 that are made of many cells. This means that 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, Paramecium on the move

The paramecium are the larger protists, amoeba are the blob-like protists, and 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)

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