Math and Science

Math and Science Week in Review

Week of May 24th, 2022 - May 27th, 2022

Math: 

In math, students began the week working with tables, where they determined the expression to populate the table. They practiced plotting the points they calculated onto graphs. They completed the unit on visual patterns by writing their unit final at the end of the week. Coming up next week students will begin to learn about probability and how to convert fractions, to decimals and into percentages to compare theoretical and experimental probabilities. 

 Assignments: 

Creating Visual Patterns-Varying the Constant & Coefficient - Overdue  

Pattern Task: Creating a Problem - Overdue Patterns Test  

Science:

Students learnt about primary and secondary succession and completed a cut and paste activity, as well as spent some time working with the water/carbon cycle, doing a variety of different tasks. They also learned about bioaccumulation and biomagnification and how toxins can build up quickly in an organism. Our Interactions and Ecosystems unit was finished this week with a unit test. Coming up next week students will begin the unit on plants for food and fiber.  

Assignments: 

Food Web Assignment - Overdue  Endangered Animal Pokemon Card- Overdue 

Water Cycle Ozobot Posters - Ms. Haleys Class - Due Monday, May 30


Week of May 9th, 2022 - May 13th, 2022

Math:

In math, students have been learning about visual patterns and their corresponding table of values and expressions. Students are working on solving expressions using different values for the variable n and substituting them into corresponding input and output tables. They completed a worksheet that required them to create visual patterns and solve the expressions for varying constants and varying coefficients. They have started to learn how these tables can be used in graphing to plot points and will continue with graphing next week.

Assignments:

Creating Visual Patterns-Varying the Constant

Creating Visual Patterns-Varying the Coefficient

Science:

Students researched an endangered species and learned about its adaptations and how it has survived thus far. Adaptations included physical, behavioual and physiological changes that the animal underwent in order to survive its environment, its predators (if any) and how it obtains food to live. They created an endangered animal pokemon card in class this week. Students also learned about the Carbon Cycle and how all living things are made of carbon, and release carbon into the atmosphere. It was really neat for them to see the connections between this cycle, the water cycle, photosynthesis and even alternate sources of energy! Next week we will be learning about primary and secondary succession and completing a cut and paste activity.

On Monday, all students will be participating in an online presentation/question and answer period with Ocean Wise to learn more about aquatic animals and their habitats. 

https://ocean.org/about-us/

Assignments:

Endangered Animal Pokemon Card (Ms. Haley’s class will do this next week)

Primary and Secondary Succession Cut and Paste


Week of May 2nd, 2022 - May 6th, 2022

Math

In math, students have been learning about visual patterns and their corresponding table of values and expressions. Students are working on a visual patterns assignment in class this week, focusing on what part of a linear pattern grows (coefficient) and what part stays the same (constant). The details of this assignment are posted to google classroom. Students will write a check in on these ideas next week. 

Assignments:

Visual Pattern Assignment  

Science

We explored what it means to be a species this week in science, including the basic needs of all living things and different species' physical and behavioural adaptations. We discussed how human impact has contributed to some species becoming extinct, endangered, or vulnerable. Students started their research to create an endangered animal pokemon card in class this week. They have to choose an endangered animal and explore the biome they live in, their adaptations, natural predators, what threats they experience, and what we can do (individually and/or collectively) to help. The details of this assignment are posted on google classroom.  

Assignments:

Documentary Reflection & Food Web (Past Due)

Endangered Animal Pokemon Card (Due next week)


Week of April 18 - April 22nd, 2022

Math

Students continued their work with order of operations this week, completing scavenger hunts, or “foldables”, depending on which class they are in. Between this week and next students will continue with order of operations and spend more time exploring visual patterns and how they connect to mathematical expressions, equations, and graphing. 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Order of Operations Practice

Science

This week, students have been building on their knowledge of biomes around the world and looking at energy flow through food webs and food chains. Either this week or next, classes have (or will) complete their biomes quiz. Students started their food web assignment where they will demonstrate their understanding of energy flow, trophic levels, and the importance of decomposers. Due to sharing of resources, please check google classroom for specific updates.

Students are asked to bring in a shoe box for an upcoming science project. 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Please bring in shoe boxes for next week

Food Web Assignment - class dependant (please check google classroom for due date)


Week of April 4th - April 8th, 2022

Math

Students were introduced to central angles, creating circle graphs based on various topics surveyed in each of their classrooms. They reviewed the circle geometry unit and completed their unit final quiz for circle geometry this week. Coming up next week we will begin our unit on patterns.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Circle Art - Past Due

Constructing Circles Assignment -  Past Due

Science

This week, for our Interactions and Ecosystems unit the students completed their Canadian animal ecosystem project. Over the next few weeks we will be working on biomes of the world projects, where the students are researching the five biomes, aquatic, desert, tundra, grasslands and forests. As well as food web projects. To share resources students will be working on these projects at different times, depending which class they are in. 

Please save shoe boxes as the students will need one for our end of unit project.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Canadian Animal Ecosystem Project - Past Due

Biomes of the World Research Project

Food Web


Week of March 28th, 2022 - April 1st, 2022

Math

Students continued the exploration of circles this week. They worked on their circle art assignment and those who did not use the ozobots before the break were given the opportunity to observe circular mathematical ratios this week. They completed various activities to determine/calculate the radius, diameter, circumference and area of circles of various sizes. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Circle Art - Past Due

Constructing Circles Assignment

Circumference & Area Assignment (Riddle) 

Unit Final Quiz - Tuesday, April 5

Science

Students began a new unit this week, Interactions and Ecosystems. They reviewed previous knowledge of ecosystems, focusing on the interactions between living and non-living things. They worked on an assignment, choosing a Canadian Animal to draw, including its habitat, listing the living and non-living things their chosen animal interacts with.  

ASSIGNMENTS:

Canadian Animal Ecosystem Project


Week of March 14th, 2022 - March 18th, 2022

Math

Students spent the week completing various activities to explore and understand circles! We looked at the relationship between radius and diameter. Monday was Pi Day and students had the opportunity to understand where this special mathematical ratio comes from through creating circular art as well as exploring the ozobots. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Circle Art

Science

Students completed their cumulative building challenge and presented them in class this week. After the break, students will be starting a new unit called Interactions & Ecosystems. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Summative Building Challenge

(Paper roller coaster or other structure that students chose)


Week of March 7th, 2022 - March 11th, 2022

Math

This week, students completed their unit test on Fractions and reviewed concepts from the test. They were then introduced to circle geometry, going through terminology, such as, circle, radius, diameter, and circumference. Students then practiced their circle drawing skills using their geometry compasses. Students are encouraged to bring their geometry kit to class if they have one.

Science

This week, students completed their presentations on the Titanic’s structural failure. If they have not submitted their assignment, please do so. Everyone began working on their summative building challenge, where they have been applying their structural knowledge to build a successful structure. They will be presenting their structures next week. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Titanic Project - Overdue 


Week of February 28th - March 4, 2022

Math

This week, students practiced how to add and subtract fractions with uncommon denominators and explored some applications of fractions. Students are writing the unit test at the end of this week or early next week, depending on the group. Next week, students will be exploring circle geometry in class. Students are encouraged to bring their geometry kit to class if they have one.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Fractions Unit Test: March 3rd-March 7th (class dependant)

Next Unit: Circle Geometry

Science

The students are working through the first of two projects whereby they researched the Titanic’s structural failure and prepared a presentation using their choice of media. Next week, students will be participating in a summative building challenge where they will have to apply what they have learned to build a successful paper roller coaster. Students are asked to bring in a piece of foam or cardboard next week to act as the base of their roller coaster. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Titanic Research Assignment - due March 4th 

*Please bring in cardboard or foam for the base of your roller coaster next week*


Week of February 22nd - February 25th, 2022

Science Club: Starting Tuesdays & Wednesdays at lunch in room 217 with Ms. Clarke & Ms. Smart. Can you build a ball run out of just paper and tape? How long can you make it take the ball to go through the ball run? You could win a prize for your school! More information here!

Math:

We had some fun on “Twos”day, February 22, 2022, looking at relationships between 2’s. Then, we learned how to add and subtraction fractions using egg carton models as well as using number lines. Students will continue to work with fraction operations and relationships next week. The fractions unit exam will be late next week covering the following topics: understanding fractional parts, ordering and comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions with like and unlike denominators. There will also be an application question on fraction operations (addition and subtraction only). 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Addition & Subtraction Assignment 

Fractions Unit Test: March 3rd, 2022

Science

This week, students began the first of two major projects. First, students were introduced to a research project on the Titanic and how this notorious structure failure has changed safety protocols around the world. This project will continue into next week. Then, students will be participating in a summative building challenge where they will have to apply what they have learned to build a successful paper roller coaster. Students are asked to bring in a piece of foam or cardboard next week to act as the base of their roller coaster. 

 ASSIGNMENTS:

Titanic Questions

*Please bring in cardboard or foam for the base of your roller coaster next week*


Week of February 7th - February 11th, 2022

Please have your student check Powerschool to ensure they are caught up on all assignments. If they have incomplete or missing assignments, all information can be found on Google Classroom.

Math

In math this week, students continued to deepen their understanding of equivalent fractions as well as how to order and compare fractions, especially on a number line. We discussed A & W’s third pound burger from the 1980s and why it was not successful despite being a bigger burger than the quarter pounder for the same price!  Students completed a check in on fractional ideas this week. Next week, we will have some fun on “Twos”day, February 22, 2022, looking at 2’s. We will also begin to explore addition and subtraction of fractions. Stay tuned!

ASSIGNMENTS:

Math Check In - Tuesday, February 15th

Science

Students prepared for their mid-unit exam this week using their study journal and wrote the test on Wednesday, February 16th. In the upcoming weeks, students will be exploring two major projects. First, a research project on the Titanic and how this notorious structure failure has changed safety protocols around the world. Then, students will be participating in a cumulative building challenge where they will have to use their knowledge of everything they have learned about structures and forces to create a successful paper roller coaster. Students are asked to bring in a piece of foam or cardboard next week to act as the base of their roller coaster. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Structures & Forces Mid-Unit Exam - February 16th

*Please bring in cardboard or foam for the base of your roller coaster next week*


Week of February 7th - February 11th, 2022

Math:

This week, students have been learning about equivalent fractions and using an egg carton model with “regrouping” to help support their understanding. Students have also been working on how to compare and order fractions on a number line using their understanding of equivalent fractions. Next week, students will build on this knowledge to add and subtraction different types of fractions (proper,improper, mixed).  Students will write a check in next week on fraction equivalence and how to properly place fractional numbers on a number line.

ASSIGNMENTS

Equivalent Fractions with Egg Cartons

Science:

Students had the opportunity this week to apply their understanding of internal forces in a “Strongest Shape” lab. Using paper models of a rectangular prism, triangular prism, and cylinder, students tested each prism to see which shape could hold the greatest load. We also started learning about mass and weight this week and applying our knowledge through the use of spring scales and triple beam balances. On Wednesday, students will have a mid unit exam next week on the four topics we have learned up to this point. Please see google classroom for the notes and study guides. 

ASSIGNMENTS

Strong Shape Lab

Structures & Forces Mid-Unit Exam - Wednesday, February 16th 


Week of January 31st - February 4th, 2022

Math:

This week, students learned about what a fraction is and how to represent them. Ask your student what the name of the line is between the numerator and the denominator! We explored how equal parts mean equal in area and that this does not mean the parts have to be congruent. Students used paper folding techniques and manipulatives to help build a concrete understanding of fractions. Students started an activity called “Yack in the Box” which they will continue next week that will support them with understanding how to represent fractions as well as fraction equivalence. 

ASSIGNMENTS

Yack in the Box - Due next week (TBD)

Science:

In science this week, we have been finishing up Bridge Labs & Brochures from previous weeks. These tasks are now past due. We explored a current event where a bridge had collapsed in the US last week and learned about the different external and internal forces that were acting on the bridge which may have led to the structure's failure.

ASSIGNMENTS

Tall Tower Brochure → Past due

Golf Ball Bridge Lab → Due Wednesday, February 2 (7-1 & 7-2)


Week of January 24th - January 28th, 2022

Math: 

Students practiced modelling and solving two step equations and continued to solve application problems in class. Students wrote the patterns and equations unit exam today. Review material and notes are under the classwork section of google classroom. The next unit of study will be Fractions.   

ASSIGNMENTS 

Patterns & Equations Unit Test | Friday, January 28, 2022 

Science: 

As a continuation from last week, students are either working on how to describe structures (Tall Tower Brochure) or the Golf Ball Bridge Lab due to sharing technology and materials.  

ASSIGNMENTS 

Tallest Structure Research & Brochure Project  

Or  Golf Ball Bridge Lab


Week of January 17th - January 21st, 2022

Math: 

Students continued to explore one step equations completing various practice assignments, including a row game with partners, different levels of integer practice and work with algebra tiles. We have extensively practiced addition and subtraction inverses, as well as multiplication and division inverses. Everyone was introduced to two step equations, practicing how to solve the equations by isolating the variable. There are explanations on each class's google classrooms for those who would like to review the concepts, or for those who missed classes. The grade 7s also completed a one step algebra quiz this week.   

ASSIGNMENTS

Solving One Step Equations | Independent Check In

Science:

This week we continued with Structures & Forces. For this week and next, the three teachers are on different schedules to help with sharing technology and supplies for our activities. Some students completed a brochure describing features of their assigned tall structure, researching and getting ready to share their information with the class. The other students worked on a golf ball bridge lab, challenging students to create a structure sturdy enough to allow a golf ball to travel between two desks. Next week the students will finish their projects and rotate to the one their peers worked on this week.

ASSIGNMENTS

Tallest Structure Research & Brochure Project 

Or 

Golf Ball Bridge Lab


Week of December 13th - December 17th, 2021

Math: 

In math this week, students learned how to use algebra tiles to model equations. Then, they explored how to use the tiles to solve problems using an online interactive assignment that allows students to model the equation and use zero pairs to solve for an unknown value. 

ASSIGNMENTS 

Modelling & Solving One Step Equations Practice (Polypad) 

Science: 

This week in Science students learned about renewable and non renewable energies in our Heat & Temperature unit. Students spent the week researching and preparing a presentation on renewable energy that they shared with their classmates. Ask your student which renewable energy they researched and if that energy is being used here in Alberta! This project concludes our Heat & Temperature unit. We will explore Structures & Forces in the new year. 

ASSIGNMENTS 

Renewable Energy Research Project & Presentation due by Friday, December 17th, 2021


Week of December 6th - December 10th, 2021

Math: 

This week we continued to explore the idea of equal and not equal as we explored solve me mobiles in our ‘Make a Mobile’ task. Students started to learn about different ways to represent a variable and practiced this idea using the mobiles. We also started to explore how to model and solve one step algebra equations using tiles.

ASSIGNMENTS

Make a mobile (see google classroom)

Science: 

This week students completed their changes of state comic in class. Students had to create a character or superhero that demonstrated at least one change of state or phase change (melting, solidification, condensation, vapourization, sublimation and deposition). Then, we started to explore alternative energy sources. Students had the opportunity to play a game called ‘Save the World’ where they learned how generation works and had the opportunity to learn more about different types of power such as tidal, solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. Next week, students will be tasked with researching one of these alternative energy sources and presenting their findings to the class. 

ASSIGNMENTS

Changes of State Comic Due


Week of November 29th - December 3rd, 2021

Math: 

Can you determine the value of the square in the picture below that would balance the mobile? This week we started our patterns and relations unit and worked on expressions, equations or equalities, and inequalities. Students had fun exploring Solve Me Mobiles and figuring out the value of the shape that would balance the mobile. Using this website, students can choose to play and solve existing problems, or build their own. They brainstormed different expressions that would represent the same number (e.g. 5 + 5 = 2 X 5).

ASSIGNMENTS

Multiplication sentences for equality

Solve Me Mobile poster

Science: 

Students are learning all about matter, the states of matter and the various changes that matter can go through (melting, solidification, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition. Students will be creating a comic character and choosing its superpowers and abilities, to demonstrate their knowledge of the phases of matter and the factors that cause these changes to happen.

ASSIGNMENTS

Phases of Matter Comic


Week of November 22nd - November 26th, 2021

Math: 

Students have continued to engage in intentional activities meant to support them in successfully adding and subtracting integers. Strategies have included using integer tiles, number lines and recognizing that subtracting an integer is equivalent to adding its opposite. Students in 7-1,7-2, 7-3, and 7-4 wrote their integers test on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. They have also been playing a class puzzle game called Limbo, which requires them to choose different spots for a set of 16 numbers, and then completing the equations in each row or column,  in hopes of getting the lowest score in each row or column. *Due to the teacher change, 7-5 and 7-6 worked on subtraction of integers this week and their test will be early during the week of November 29, 2021.*

ASSIGNMENTS:

Integers Test on November 24th, 2021*

Science: 

In Science, we have been working on the three methods of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) as well as expansion and contraction. We have also been teaching the students how to study, by re-reading notes, creating cue cards, and making personal connections to concepts so that they are able to remember them more easily. They also participated in a class Jeopardy game to help them prepare for the test. This Jeopardy game is available on the Google Classroom as well if you want to take the challenge with your child! 

All classes wrote the Mid Unit Test yesterday, November 25, 2021. 

Students are also learning about the scientific method through various labs and experiments. This week and next, all students will participate in a lab meant to highlight the processes of  thermal energy, pressure, and how that contributes to expansion and contraction.  Students will inflate and deflate a balloon through the use of hot and cold water. Some classes have already completed this lab and it has been very neat observing the differences!

ASSIGNMENTS:

Heat & Temperature Mid Unit Test on November 25th, 2021

Expansion and Contraction Lab and Report 


Week of November 15th - November 19th, 2021

Math: 

Students have been engaged in intentional activities meant to support them in successfully adding and subtracting integers this week and completed a check in. Students worked on a row challenge this week where each partner was given a unique integer question to solve where the answer was the same. If students did not agree on the answer, they had to work together to figure out why. Students in 7-1,7-2, 7-3, and 7-4 will write an integers test on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. We will be completing practice activities in class and students should also prepare at home as needed. Due to the teacher change, 7-5 and 7-6 will work on subtraction of integers next week and their test will be early during the week of November 29, 2021.* 

ASSIGNMENTS: Addition or Subtraction Check In (depending on the class) Integers Test on November 24th, 2021* 

Science:  

In Science, we have been working on expansion, contraction, and types of heat transfer. Students completed a sorting activity this week during class whereby they had to decide if various instances were examples of conduction, radiation, or convection. Students will be learning about the scientific method next week and completing an expansion and contraction lab in class. On Thursday, November 25th, 2021, all students will write a quiz for the Heat & Temperature unit. The test will be composed of 15 multiple choice questions and 2 short response questions. For additional information, including the list of topics and key vocabulary students should know, please see google classroom. Students were asked to bring home their study material this weekend to start preparing for this mid unit quiz.  

ASSIGNMENTS: Heat Transfer Sorting Activity Heat & Temperature Mid Unit Test on November 25th, 2021*


Week of November 8th - November 10th, 2021

Math: 

This week, students learned about addition of integers as well as different visuals to help support them in modeling this process such as integer tiles and number lines. Students wrote a check in at the end of the week on integer addition. Next, students will be exploring subtraction of integers.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Addition Check In

Science: 

Students have been learning about measuring temperature and thermometer scales this week in science. Students spent some time this week practicing their ability to synthesize the reading material on temperature. Then, completed an assignment on what they read. Ask your student about absolute zero!

ASSIGNMENTS:

Measuring Temperature Assignment


Week of November 1st - November 5th, 2021

Math:

A withdrawal of $30. A temperature increase of 5 degrees. This week, students have been learning all about Integers! We have been learning about what is and is not an integer through our post it note activity. We have been exploring the language of integers through our bingo games. We also practiced comparing integers by playing WAR! Next week, we will begin operations with integers. 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Interactive integer practice activities are ongoing during class. No formal assignment this week. 

Science: 

We started our new unit on Heat & Temperature this week! Students learned about thermal energy, needs and wants, sustainability, and efficiency through small group discussion as they rotated through our science stations. Students also had an opportunity to learn about thermal energy use globally and how that impacts different groups of people. Finally, students explored thermal energy use in their homes, and how these needs and wants contribute to our high standard of living as well as our need for efficiency. 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Thermal Energy Around the World (In Class Assignment) 

Thermal Energy in my Home* (Ongoing into into next week)


Week of October 25th - October 29th, 2021

Math:

In math this week, students completed a final challenge using the pumpkin time bomb data where they had to calculate the mean, median, mode, and range of the data. Students also had to identify any possible outliers and justify their inclusion/exclusion when calculating measures of central tendency. We started a new concept this week and explored what is and is not an integer. We looked at some very specific examples on post it notes and sorted them into categories of “example” and “non example” through class discussion. Next week, students will be building on their understanding of integers by comparing and ordering integers.

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Outlier Assessment

Science: 

In science this week, students completed their first test on Planet Earth. Any student who was absent for this test should speak with their teacher and agree on a time to make up this test. During the remainder of the week, students had the opportunity to learn about geological time and what we are able to learn from fossil and rock evidence about our Earth’s history. Next week, we will begin a new unit on heat and temperature! 


Week of October 18th - October 22nd, 2021

Math: 

Students culminated their unit on Central Tendency and Data Collection and Analysis with group pumpkin explosions today! Students were put in groups and given a pumpkin and a pile of elastics, with the goal of putting enough elastics on the pumpkin to squeeze it tight enough so that the top popped off. Measurements of height, circumference and thickness were recorded, as well as the number of elastics used and the time it took. Both classes will spend the next few days studying this data and making comparisons to determine what factors affected the time and number of elastics needed. We will also be examining outliers further and their effects on the data.

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Outliers Worksheet

Pumpkin Explosion Data Calculations/Comparisons

The Pumpkin Explosion!

The Pumpkin Explosion!

Science: 

Students spent the majority of the week finishing up their Dynamic Earth and Effects of Volcanic Ash assignments, as it was determined they needed extra time to ensure all pieces of the assignment were complete. We also learned about how the Earth and its continents looked 250 million years ago and completed the Pangaea puzzle. We will be reviewing the chapter on Planet Earth and there will be a test on Monday covering Minerals and their Properties, Types of Rocks, The Rock Cycle, Effects of Volcanic Ash, Plate Tectonics and Pangaea. All topic info is on the Google Classroom and students were told to take home their notes to study. We will take a period on Friday to study and do a “Kahoot” (online group quiz)  for review.

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Science Test on Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021


Week of October 12th - October 15th, 2021

Math: 

This week students have continued to learn about measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode and range). In addition, they have started to explore the impact of outliers in data sets.  They flew paper airplanes and used the distance data to calculate measures of central tendency in class.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Airplane Data

Science: 

In science, students have been exploring two main tasks between last week and this week.* The first task had students exploring our dynamic earth and learning how different plate movements are responsible for the creation of various landforms on Earth. The second task invited students to delve into the impact that volcanoes can have on humans as well as the local and global environments. Students will have their first science test next week on Planet Earth. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Dynamic Earth Assignment*

Current Event | Impact of Volcanic Ash*


Week of October 4th - October 8th, 2021

Math: 

It’s all about the data! This week, students have been learning about measures of central tendency and how to use them to analyze a data set. We have created our own data sets in class this week through dice, paper airplane competitions, and weather to explore the mean, median, mode, and range. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Dice Activity

Airplane Data

Science: 

In science, students are exploring two main tasks between this week and next week.* The first task has students exploring our dynamic earth and learning how different plate movements are responsible for the creation of various landforms on Earth. The second task invites students to delve into the impact that volcanoes can have on humans as well as the local and global environments.

Students will have their first test in science in the next week on Planet Earth - students are encouraged to check google classroom for updates if they are absent. The test will cover all of the material since the start of the school year. In addition to the classroom material, students also have access to class notes, assignments, powerpoints, etc. under the classwork section of their google classroom. Topics include the layers of the earth, minerals, rocks, and the dynamic earth (plate tectonics and their formations, continental drift, etc.)

ASSIGNMENTS:

Dynamic Earth Assignment*

Current Event | Impact of Volcanic Ash*


Week of September 27th - October 1st, 2021

Math: 

Students completed a math check in at the start of the week and final post assessment today. The post assessment asked students to demonstrate their learning about the Cartesian Plane and how to plot and identify points on the grid. Any student who was absent for this test will have to make it up with their teacher next week. We also spent some time working on mystery pictures where students were given points to create a picture on the plane. They then had opportunities to create their own mystery pictures and set of instructions for others to solve. 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Cartesian Plane check in

Cartesian plane post assessment

Science: 

Students had a very exciting week learning about the three types of rocks and the Rock Cycle, which culminated into completing our very first lab! Excitement could be felt as we explored each process. First, we shaved crayons down into sediments, molded and pressed them together to create sedimentary rock. Then, we heated them on hot plates to melt them down and let them gradually cool into metamorphic rock. Finally, we melted them down to ‘magma’, and poured them into cold water to create very cool igneous rock creations! 

ASSIGNMENTS: 

Rock Cycle Lab Report


Week of September 20th - 23th, 2021

Math: 

Students are engaged in learning all about the Cartesian Coordinate system. As part of this, they are practicing plotting and identifying points through a variety of activities. ‘You sunk my battleship’ will be heard throughout the classroom on any given day.  Students are also learning how to create a design on the Cartesian plane given coordinates and connecting instructions.

DUE DATES: 

Cartesian plane practice, September 22nd, 2021

Science: 

We are continuing to learn about Planet Earth.  We are examining minerals and rocks.  The students have completed a mighty mineral assignment where they had to create a mineral cartoon. We are moving into the rock cycle and students will be completing their first lab early next week. The lab will help students understand the processes involved in the rock cycle. 

DUE DATES: 

Mighty Mineral Character, September 23rd, 2021


Week of September 13th - 17th, 2021

Math:

This week, the students explored ‘Mondrian Art’ during math and were tasked to find the best possible score for different sized grids. Students continued to expand upon their numeracy and estimation skills through various math talks in the classroom. We also began learning about the Cartesian plane.

DUE DATES:

Figures About Me, September 10th, 2021

Mondrian Puzzle, September 17th, 2021

Science:

In science, students have been learning about Planet Earth. This week’s focus was on minerals and the mineral identification properties such as lustre, colour, streak, and hardness. We also looked at some special properties of mineral identification such as effervescence and fluorescence. Students explored the properties of mineral identification and Moh’s hardness scale by researching and exploring mineral samples as they completed their ‘Mighty Mineral Cartoon’ assignment.

DUE DATES:

Layers of Earth, September 10th, 2021

Mighty Mineral Cartoon, September 17th, 2021


Week of September 7th - 10th, 2021

Math:

In math this week, Grade 7 students participated in a "Figure Me Out" math activity where they had to create math equations whose answers represented them. Students were able to create equations that challenged their thinking and represented their math ability and understanding of different kinds of numbers. Students also had the opportunity to participate in math discussion and share their strategies with others. Next week, we will be exploring the Cartesian plane. 

Science:

We started off our first Science unit, Planet Earth, by learning the definition of Geology, and exploring the layers of the Earth. Students took notes and were then asked to complete a poster describing each of the layers, with a detailed picture of the Earth, coloured and labelled. This assignment will be their first formative assessment and will be visible on powerschool next week. Next week, students will be learning about rocks and minerals.

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Today was the last official day of classes. What a school year it has been! We are so proud of every student for their many achievements this school year. Have an amazing summer! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/lVgAnYBd8z

RT @EcoleWoodman: It sounds like the end of the year! https://t.co/XcZ3pyz9vN

RT @SunnysideCBE: The last day of school is not complete without a Sunnyside circle and a cheer for students and staff who are leaving. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Sdw1yFFtt0

RT @elboyacbe: Special memories created at Sports Day! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/WOGwhZFaPn

Congratulations! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Ddg19l0uhZ

RT @SchoolSunalta: Thank you to our CBE Grounds crew for planting 2 new Maple Birch grade 6 legacy trees #WeAreCbE https://t.co/IcIp81wtTC