Science Activities Online

2769519295_51b38627c0During this period, you’ll be using ScienceSource as a starting point for your activities.

First of all, you’ll need to go to our site and find the Science tab.  Click on “Science Source” and log in with the appropriate password.

Then, Choose Unit B for your Grade. 

You’ll find a huge amount of links that correspond to the pages from the text book.  There are also quizzes for each lesson (eg. 6.1) which you should use when studying for your Unit Test.

First, I’d like you to complete the quiz for 6.1.  See how much you remember from last week’s lessons.

Then, complete the following activites:

Grade 7:

Find the Page 165 Tab and open the “How Everyday Things Are Made” link. This will take you to a page where you’ll need to click on the orange link to the site.  There are many, many videos to watch about how products are made. Watch a few videos and then choose one product you found most interesting and create a POST on your blog explaining h0w the product is made.  If you can, create a link to the video as well.

Grade 8

Scroll down to the Page 168 tab and open the first link “How ATMs Work.”  There’s a lot of information there, including a video to watch.  Create a POST on your blog explaining how ATMs work and, if you can, include a link to the video in your post.

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Windows Movie Maker Tutorial

movieHere’s a link to an excellent site which gives you detailed instructions on how to use the different features of Windows Movie Maker.  Open this link to view it in a new tab.

Remember, you need to make sure the ima ges are timed exactly to the lyrics / verses you want.  Also, make sure you’re inserting adequate transitions and effects for your videos. Don’t overdo the transitions, but make sure you have enough and a good variety to keep your video interesting.

At the end of your video, you need to add credits. Include the name of the song, the artist as well as any other credits you want to add to your vide0 (eg. friends in the photos you’ve included, credit to the source of your other pictures, etc.)

Please keep in mind the different categories in the rubric I’ve given you: Layout / Design, Picture Elements, Graphics / Photos, Timings, Builds and Transitions and Classroom Guidlines / Work Habits.  I will be evaluating your video using this rubric, so follow it closely!

Have fun!

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Today’s Agenda – Math & Geography Activities

Today, we’ll be making good use of the computer lab. Here’s what I’d like you to accomplish in the next 100 minutes or so:


1. Geometer’s Sketchpad Activites:

a) In your G Drive, find the folder called “Geometer’s Sketchpad.” Open the file called “GR9U4TUTORIAL.”  This will give you an introductory lesson on how to use the features of Geometer’s Sketchpad.  Pay close attention to the instructions.

b) When you’re finished the tutorial, open the Word Document called “Geometer’s Sketchpad” found in the same folder.  There are detailed, step-by-step instructions on the activity you are to complete and print out.


Pair up with a student in your grade for the next activity. 

Grade 7 – You and a partner will design an island with at least 3 landforms on it (refer to what we’ve been learning this week).  Then, you’ll create a cross-section of your island.  Refer to the examples in your text of what a cross-section should look like.  You will be using bristol board and construction paper for this activity.

Write a descriptive paragraph about your island and its landform features.

Grade 8You will be completing the Case Study on EuroDisney / Disneyland Paris.  You and a partner will read the case study together and complete the activities on Page 121 of your text.

Today’s Activities

Good Afternoon!

I’m sure you were as disappointed as I was that today wasn’t a snow day. But, you’ve made it through the day and are in the last block. 

Today, there are two tasks for you to complete.  The first task is explained directly below this post.  Do that activity FIRST.

The second activity is on the E Learning site. I’ve created a new post on the course Home Page explaining what to do, as well as providing a direct link to the discussion topic. 


Count Out Three

To get you visiting other blogs, do the following activity – Count out three. three

On the September participants page, click on the blog of either a student or a class.  This is count out one. 

Now go to the blogroll of that student or class and click on a link to another person. This is count out two.

Finally when on that blog, click on the link of someone in that blogroll.  This is count out three. Now leave a comment on that person’s blog.  Hopefully this is not a blogger you have already commented on. 

Try this activity at least three times.


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