Science 8 Fall Semester 2014 Course Outline and Updates
A Block: Rm 201 Mr. Oberhoffner
Science 8 is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will be relevant in their everyday lives and their future careers. In addition to introducing them to current concepts, findings, and processes in various scientific disciplines, it encourages them to:
• develop a positive attitude toward science
• examine basic concepts, principles, laws, and theories through scientific inquiry
• demonstrate respect for precision
• develop awareness of assumptions in all forms of science-related communication
• separate fundamental concepts from the less important or irrelevant
• identify supporting or refuting information and bias
EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE AT LUNCH IN ROOM 209 (in library Wednesdays at lunch)
Nov 17 – 21
***SJB Explorers Week handouts. Please complete, have parents sign, and return for next Wednesday (26th). see link: explorers week letter to parents and form
***Check out the probe we sent to land on a comet! http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/philae-comet-lander-expected-to-wake-up-again-next-spring-1.2837561
Monday: Ch 5- How to use a ray box
Lab Light. see Ch 5 ray boxes and lenses
Tuesday: continue Lab.
Thursday: Finish lab. Hand in.
Complete 5.3 in unit pack. Hand in.
Complete Ch 5 review, text p.198 #1-10, 13, 18
Friday: Hand in Ch 5 review. Ch 5 Quiz.
6.1: Human Vision- The Eye. Ppt and Unit pack.
Nov 10 – 14: Website out of order
Note: Requiz Week:
Monday: Ch 1; Thursday: Ch 2; Next Wednesday (Nov 12): Ch 3.
Chapter requizzes require the proper completion of the workbook sections of that chapter. Find the workbook sections online. See ACCESSING BC SCIENCE 8 AND BC SCIENCE 9 TEXTS AND MATERIALS ONLINE
Monday: Ch 4 review- p.164 #1, 2, 5, 6-12, 15a-c, 17, 19
Tuesday: Hand in Ch 4 review.
Ch 4 Quiz
5.1: Reflection: intro to ray model
Wednesday/Thursday: 5.1 Ppt and Unit Pack
Friday: Admin Day
Monday: Ch 3 Quiz. Finish disease assignment.
Tuesday: Disease assignment- brief presentations
Wednesday: Continue presentations
4.1 Unit Pack: Wave Model see Sc 8 Unit 2 Pack Ch 4 – 6
Thursday: 4.2: Properties of Light
Friday: 4.3: Electromagnetic Spectrum
CH 4 QUIZ TUESDAY
Note: NEXT WEEK IS REQUIZ WEEK:
Tuesday: Ch 1; Thursday: Ch 2; Friday: Ch 3.
****Chapter requizzes require the proper completion of the workbook sections of that chapter. Find the workbook sections online (see ACCESSING BC SCIENCE 8 AND BC SCIENCE 9 TEXTS AND MATERIALS ONLINE).
Monday – Wednesday: 3.1/3.2 Unit Pack. Complete Chapter review questions 1-17, p. 117. Quiz Monday.
Thursday/Friday: Pathogen/Disease Assignment. Due Tuesday. See Diseases and their Pathogens asst 2014
Tuesday: Digestion Review: A Thanksgiving Meal Analysis activity
Complete p. 81 all questions. Due Wednesday.
Wednesday: Digestion Quiz. Circulation Review: complete p. 95, #1-6, 11-15, 18.
Thursday: Circulation Quiz. Respiration Review. Complete review handout.
Monday: Respiration Quiz
Monday: Finish digestion. Start on 2.3 in unit pack
Tuesday: 2.3: Ppt and unit pack.
Interactive Animation. Video.
Ch. 2 Digestion Quiz next Wednesday, Oct. 15 😀
Next Thursday: Circulation. Monday: Respiratory System
Homework: Finish 2.3
Wednesday: Flow Chart: Pathway of Blood through through the blood vessels, lungs, and heart.
Circulatory system problems
Flow Chart: Pathway of air through Respiratory System
Respiratory System problems
Friday: Work on Ch 2 review. (Flash Card Game design)
Sept 30 – Oct 3
Ch 1 Review handout- see s8 u1 ch1 review pack
Wednesday: Ch 1 Quiz
2.1: Body Systems- major systems/levels of organization of organisms (Ppt and Unit pack)
Complete 2.1 Unit Pack
Thursday: 2.2 Digestive System. (Ppt and Unit Pack)
-Complete 2.2 Unit Pack
Check out the games from this link:
Monday: Finish Error Analysis/Conclusion. Lab due Wednesday
Tuesday: Library- identifying microorganisms
Wednesday: Labs in. 1.3 Unit Pack/Ppt- Diffusion and Osmosis
Thursday: Diffusion and Osmosis (cont’d). Ch 1 Quiz on Wednesday!
NOTE: This Tuesday: Chapter 1 Review work. See CH 1 Review: Practice Quiz
Monday: Picture Day! Set up Microscope lab. See link: Microscope Lab Be sure to have your duo-tang!
Tuesday: Lab: Procedures, Part 1
Wednesday: Lab: Procedures, Part 2
Thursday: Procedures, Part 2
Friday: Procedures, Part 3.
September 8 – 12: Bring Pond Water!
Monday: Gr. 8 Retreat
Tuesday: Gr. 8 Retreat
Wednesday: No A Block (Mass Day Schedule)
-Hand out Safety Contract science safety contract
-Return Safety Quiz (Requiz Friday)
-Hand out Unit 1 Pack Science 8 Unit 1 Pack
-1.1: Requirements of Living Things Ppt
-Homework: Complete 1.1 Unit Pack
-Safety Requiz Monday
-1.2 Unit Pack and Ppt.
-Homework: 1.1/1.2 Unit Pack due Monday.
Check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hUfBc44Mq8
Next Week: (Monday: -Set up Lab#1 s8 u1 c1.1 Microscope Lab Be sure to have a lab duo-tang!)
Monday: Labour Day
-Sign Course expectations and e-mail Permission forms
-Safety Quiz Friday– need ?80%
-Course Outline: Click here –> Science 8 Course Outline fall 2014
-Course Expectations: COURSE EXPECTATIONS
-E-mail Permission Form: Email permission form
-Hand out texts
-Review safety rules, p. xviii and p. 475
-Bring Pond Water
Try this interactive safety course: http://www.ncbionetwork.org/educational-resources/interactive-elearning-tools/lab-safety
(Safety Requiz next Thursday)
-class visit to library to establish school usernames and passwords.