December 12

Science – Discrepant Events Involving Heat

Today we are observing a Science experiment online.  To do this you will start by creating your Science exit slip.  You will watch the first 30 seconds of the video below and then complete your “What I already know” and “hypothesis” sections.  Then you will watch the rest of the video before completing your “observations” and “conclusion”.

For each of the experiments students are to create an exit slip that has:

  • What I already know (or what I think) about this is…
  • My hypothesis is that…because…
  • My observations about the experiment are…
  • In conclusion:
    • revisit hypothesis
    • explain observations
    • what I learned

Still need some help explaining this one?  Watch the video below for more explanation.

 

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September 14

Introduction to Particle Theory – Notes and Essential Questions

Today we are going to get an initial run at particle theory and molecules.  We have already discussed some elements of this but today we are going to go onto Discovery Techbook to take some initial notes on molecules and how they make up our universe.  To get to Discovery Techbook you need to visit the AEMS homepage and follow the provided link to the website.  Then students will use their regular school log in information to access their “assignment”.

Students are to complete the “Essential Question” below using the notes taken from online.  They are to submit their notes along with their complete answers to the questions.

Essential Questions:

  • What are molecules made of and what are their properties?

  • How are compounds different from the elements from which they are formed?

  • How can you predict how atoms will combine to form a molecule?

  • How can ionic compounds break into pieces?

 

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September 12

Let’s Get into Discovery Science Tech Book

Your assignment is to take notes of the following page and then directly use those notes to answer the essential questions below:

https://esd.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/techbook/units/de8f2550-74de-4b49-a533-fca2b1d5dc16/concepts/fe08d77d-225a-4130-8168-1e4109e05731/lesson/sections/de7fd8d1-2aba-4251-8e6c-508172b1b711

The link above brings you to the page.  But…you will first need to go to the schools main page, follow the link to Discovery, and then log in using your regular user name and password.  Then open the link.

  • What are molecules made of and what are their properties?
  • How are compounds different from the elements from which they are formed?
  • How can you predict how atoms will combine to form a molecule?
  • How can ionic compounds break into pieces?

Note: this assignment is not yet on Edsby as we are still waiting for some setup to be done prior to accessing.

 

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June 6

Science – Fluid Compressability and Hydraulic Systems

Today we talked about how air and fluid react differently to pressure with different compressability and transfer of force.  The videos we watched below help to gain background understanding.  The handout was provided in class and can be accessed on the white shelves at the back of the classroom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlmRa-9zDF8

 

 

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May 29

Science – Mini-labs for Tuesday, May 30 – Heavy News and The Dancing Penny

For the following mini-labs students must use the same template as in our mini-labs from last week.

  • What I already know (or what I think) about this is…
  • My hypothesis is that…because…
  • My observations about the experiment are…
  • In conclusion:
    • revisit hypothesis
    • explain observations
    • what I learned

Mini-lab #1 – Heavy News

Today we will experiment with how surface area can affect air pressure on an object.  We will use newspaper, a stick, and a hammer to demonstrate.  Mr. Ewert will place the stick on the table with some of it hanging over the edge.  He will then strike the overhanging end.  Then he will repeat but after covering the table sitting portion of the stick with a large newspaper.

Download a copy of this lab here

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Watch this experiment here

Mini-lab #2 – The Dancing Penny

Today we will be talking about how gases have pressure and that it has a relationship to temperature.  Mr. Ewert will take a bottle, immerse it in cool water, empty it, wet a penny, place it on top to seal the bottle, and then wrap his hands around the bottle.  What will happen?  Why?

Watch an example of this experiment here.

 

 

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May 24

Science – Water Pressure – Discrepant Events

Today we are observing some discrepant events.  The students are to observe, discuss, identify key points, and then explain using scientific-based knowledge.

For each of the experiments students are to create an exit slip that has:

  • What I already know (or what I think) about this is…
  • My hypothesis is that…because…
  • My observations about the experiment are…
  • In conclusion:
    • revisit hypothesis
    • explain observations
    • what I learned

Students will have a total of two exit slips (one for each discrepant event shown in class).

Mr. Ewert will give access to the lesson plans for this lesson.  They will be on the shared drive. So, if you missed class or don’t quite understand some of the concepts you can visit the shared drive to see what you missed.

Discrepant Event #1 – Air pressure displacement (2 videos)

 

Discrepant Event #2 – Varying Gravity and Pressure