Science

Test Criteria

Periods
Groups (Families)
properties of metals, non-metals
metalloids
compounds
how to find number of protons, electrons, & neutrons of an element
mass/volume/density
&
terminology/definitions reviewed in class

 

• How to use the periodic table to find the number of protons, electrons and neutrons of an element: Click here

• Test yourself here to figure out the number of protons, electrons and neutrons of an element.

 

PeriodicTableProjectCriteria2

Panel

A Sample Panel

Royal Society of Chemistry

ChemForKids Info on Elements (only#1-36)

http://chemicalelements.com/index.html

Dear Division 1

Please check below to see that you are signed up for 4 or 5 elements. On a piece of paper, write your name, the element numbers and element names that you have been assigned.

Hand the paper back to me, so I know that you are aware of your assignments. For those who have 5 elements rather than 4, please speak with me about modifying your work load.

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IMG_7240New York Times Video on Gravitational Waves

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The Carbon Cycle and Our Most Important Environmental Challenge

This activity is to familiarize ourselves with the carbon cycle, and global warming (also known as the greenhouse effect).  A good strategy would be to take notes by watching these videos, and thus avoid the tendency of copying and pasting from online sources. By using our own words to interpret information, we can help ourselves to truly understand what we are studying. Click here for criteria:
The Carbon Cycle Criteria

A simple explanation of the carbon cycle:

A fast talking guy who explains both the water cycle and the carbon cycle in a cool way:

How fossil fuels were formed:

How fossil fuels were formed:

Global warming explained

 

 

SpiritBear

Spirit Bear Pic by Elsen Poulsen, obtained through CreativeCommons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Thinking Topics:

Rayyan
Why should we protect the GBF? What would be the benefits and the losses if we did not?

Ida
How does our habitat affect the way we live?

Rina
What can threaten a habitat?

Kaylee
Why should we care about habitats?

Alex R
What are some differences in how animals adapt to their environments?

Max
What are the adaptations that a sea urchin makes to survive in the GBF?

Lazar
What would happen if the humpback whale became extinct?

Nykesha
How does an animal’s habitat affect its survival?

Portia
How can human behaviour affect deer?

Aban
What causes conflict between humans and animal survival e.g. otter

Emily
What is the relationship between the gyrfalcon and its environment?

Will
What can threaten the sea urchin habitat in the GBF, and how can this be prevented?

Alex M
Are wolves responsible for the decline in GBF deer populations? Would a cull help?

Greg
How can we help the auk to avoid extinction?

Neo
How can humans help the survival of salmon in the GBF?

Kyle
How does the health of the Pacific Ocean affect the health of the humpback whale?

Ben
Why should we care about the GBF and the creatures, such as the murrelet, which inhabit it?

Lincoln
What would happen if the otter disappeared from the GBR environment?

Brianna
Are wolves responsible for threatening deer populations?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GreatBearRainforest Essential Questions

Sample Questions

EssentialQHabitat

EssentialQEndangered

EssentialQ’sAdaptation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria Sheet for Ecosystem Inquiry: Ecosystem Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested work sequence for Ecosystem Inquiry:

  1. Take notes on your organism, organized by topic with headings.
  2. Create a table of contents for your book, placing headings in logical order
  3. Record your information sources in the bibliography template from the blog. (If you click on the template, open in Pages app.)
  4. Create your ecosystem flow chart
  5. Use as many helpful visuals as possible, including captions to explain relevance
  6. Use hyperlinks to incorporate video and links to other sites
  7. Add your own voice recordings to explain ideas.
  8. Begin thinking of a critical thinking question. We will work on this together.

 

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