Due Dates and Details: Assignments, Tests, Projects, etc
FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING LATE ASSIGNMENTS =
MONDAY JUNE 18 (if you submit after that I will not have time to mark it)
The Science First Peoples Project on a Species will be due June 13/15.
June 5 - TEST - Topics 4.1 to 4.4 from the new textbook (BC Science 9)
- use handouts, and text resources you utilized in class
A very interesting project - Indigenous Architects - Indigenous perspectives: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PJ73_gV4c
Write and submit a reflection (1 paragraph) on this article: "Eagles Deck Out Their Nests With Kelp" www.hakaimagazine.com/news/eagles-deck-out-their-nest-with-kelp/
A useful video on biogeochemical cycling. It's at a higher level of chemistry than you need now in grade 9, but it's well explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_sWPxQymA
DUE May 16: BC Science 9: Page 317 # 1 to 11 (there will be time in class to work on this on May 14 and 16)
DUE May 16: BC Science 9: Page 307 #1 to 12
DUE May 14: new textbook (BC Science 9) - Page 291 # 1 to 8
Climate Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4
Climate Change lawsuit - kids against the US Gov't:
Thurs May 10 - ReQuiz for the Mutations section of the Chapter 2.3 and Mutations Quiz (Part D of the Quiz)
Friday May 4 - TEST -
- Chapter 3.1 to 3.3 (Meiosis)
- Chapter 4.1 and 4.2 (human reproductive system)
- Chapter 4.4 and 4.5 (Punnett Squares, pedigree, and Atypical Meiosis)
- Explain/describe/draw the reproductive process for the Species you are studying for your First Peoples Science project
- Refer to all the handouts from this section, as the handout provide additional detail beyond the textbook.
- there will be a lot of Multiple Choice questions (so, bring a few pencils)
- know Meiosis (lots of questions on this topic)
- there will be diagrams of the flower, and the male and female human reproductive systems. Know how to label the parts of the diagrams.
- compare sexual vs asexual reproduction (advantages and disadvantages of each)
- Punnett Squares and Pedigree - check the answer keys for the worksheets (posted below) to make sure you understand these concepts
- the last page of the test has just one question, asking you to describe the reproductive process(es) of the species you chose for your project. If you can't kind find info specifically about your species, use the info for a close relative of the species.
Do - Page 78 # 1 to 17
Wed April 11 - QUIZ - Chapter 2.3 and mutations
Spring Break - Have fun!
And, continue working on your "Science First Peoples" project on a species -
March 13 - TEST - Chapter 2 (except NOT section 2.3 - we'll have a quiz on that section after Spring Break). Also, there will be an open ended question on the test in where you will talk about your project. In this question you will state the name of the species you chose, and provide information you have learned in your preliminary research on the topic.
Mitosis and Flipbook assignments are due before Spring break (refer to the handout below). Example of how to make a Flipbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29SCiHN9zCI
MARCH 2 = Last date to submit late work in time to be included in Term 2 Report Cards
FEB 27 - LIBRARY CLASS - We'll be working on the First People's Science Project. Go directly to library and meet the class there.
Feb 23 - Course Selection - Come to the classroom for attendance, then we'll go to the Gallery for the Course Selection information session
Wed Feb 7- GOAL DAY - ReQuiz - Chemistry Section.
11:00AM - ReQuiz - Chemical Equations and balancing equations
REMINDER: Always write your full name and block on assignments
Feb 1 - Science Fair Presentation Day!!! (in class)
Jan 30 - Science Fair Preparation - Be prepared to do some "practice presentations" with classmates, in preparation for Science Fair day
** Note: There will be an opportunity for an optional Chapter 7 ReTest, and Balancing Equations ReQuiz, in January, BUT the people who plan to do the ReTest must do some additional practice work to prepare. (and, there will not be a bonus question on the ReTest)
January 26 - TEST - Chapter 9 and 10 (you will learn chapter 10 in January)
Chapter 10.4 - Ohm's Law. Complete and hand in the lab (page 315 of your textbook), AND complete pages 10 and 11 of the Worksheet Booklet
Chapter 10.3 - Do the 10.3 Worksheet in the worksheet booklet, and the "cells in series and parallel" activity.
Do Chapter 10.2 "Check your understanding" questions from the textbook (page 309), and the Chapter 10.2 questions in the worksheet booklet.
January 16 - Science Fair written report DRAFT is due. The term "Draft" means your in-progress work. Submit your written report to whatever level of "completeness" you have achieved by Jan 16. Typically, people share drafts of their work with colleagues for suggestions and feedback, and then make more revisions before submitting the final, complete report. Drafts are expected to be "works in progress" (i.e. not yet complete), BUT, if your draft is at an almost-compete stage, the feedback and advice that readers can provide you will be much more useful. If your draft is thin, the readers won't have much to respond to.
Simple Circuit Activity - completed in class on Jan 8:
To hand in before Winter Break:
- Page 275 and 277 "Try This" activities
- page 280 "Try This" activity (do this as a "thought experiment" - write why you think would happen, and why those results would occur
- page 292/3 Activity 9A (there will be more in-class time on Dec 19 and 21 to complete the activity)
- page 294/5 Activity 9B (there will be more in-class time on Dec 19 and 21 to complete the activity)
Dec 11 - Quiz - Chemical reactions and balancing equations (everyone will write this quiz).
- then, there will be an Optional ReQuiz - Chapter 8.1 to 8.3
Chemical families and groups on the Periodic Table: Chapter 8.4.
On the blank Periodic Table handed out in class, choose a colour for each family or group mentioned in 8.4, and colour that section of the periodic table. Also, label the family/group, and list the main properties.
Dec 5 - Hand in Chemical Reactions Lab (both sides of the page) and Pages 1 and 2 of the Worksheet on 6 types of chemical reaction
Fri Dec 1 - QUIZ - Chapter 8.1 to 8.3 - identifying and naming compounds
Nov 20 - TEST - chapter 7
- NOTE: The Test will include questions about your Alchemist/Chemist and Element Project (you will be asked to summarize key ideas about the topics you studied for your project)
REMINDER: Your First Science Fair Journal check is now PAST DUE - Submit to MsB in class, or by e-mail.
Star Spectra activity worksheet is due (past due ..) - submit in class
Nov 8 - QUIZ - Atomic Structure and Bohr Model (protons, neutrons, electrons, and electron shells). Questions will be like those on the Bohr Model worksheet
Nov 6 - Chemist/Alchemist and Element Project due
Fri Oct 27 - Quiz - Chapter 5.4 - Kinetic Molecular theory
Chapter 6.2 - Page 192 # 1 to 15
Friday Oct 13 - TEST - Chapter 5.1 to 5.3
NOTE: The review worksheet and answer key posted below includes all sections in Chapter 5, but, your test on Oct 13 includes only 5.1 to 5.3 (5.4 will be on a future test). So, try the 5.1 to 5.3 review section, but ignore 5.4 for now. I'll distribute paper copies of the review worksheet in class on Wed.
Element project -
- on or before Oct 11 - tell Ms. Bernabei your topic choices (1 Alchemist or Chemist, and 1 element)
- Nov 6 - final due date
Library Periods to work on Science Fair ideas:
- Sept 28 and Oct 2
Documents and Links
Science First Peoples - Useful Documents and Links
First Voices Website - look for the name of your species in First Nations languages:t www.firstvoices.com/en/index-canada-west
Links to useful videos:
Sacred Relationship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuVWksDJmA
Two sciences – Dr Suzanne Bayley and len benson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDMcLi9IIqY
Trees communicate with each other: https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_other
Mysteries of Ancient clam gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIGn4yd15_I
Cease Wyss – The Indigenous Plant Diva https://vimeo.com/115933550
Tea of life – Ray Salopree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu2D1akq318
Science Fair Links
BC Science Fair
Science Fair Due Dates -
- Jan 16 - rough draft
- Jan 30 - in-class practice presentations
- Feb 1 - Project Due! In class Science Fair Judging
- Feb 21 - School Science Fair for finalists
Useful Chemistry Links
Interactive Periodic Table
Interactive Periodic Table with info on how the elements are used: http://elements.wlonk.com/ElementsTable.htm
Interactive Periodic Table with videos and experiments with each element: http://www.periodicvideos.com/
Royal Society of Chemistry - History of the Periodic table, including roots in Alchemy: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/history
Interesting video (documentary) on the origins of Chemistry (alchemy) http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/science-in-a-golden-age/2015/10/chemistry-search-philosopher-stone-151020111249230.html
Elements Formed in Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neMEo8ZrwuI
Origin of elements: