Category Archives: Science 8

Intro to Cells

  1.  Mark section 1.1 worksheets and hand in.
  2. I will be able to explain how the body is organized from cells to body systems
  3. I will be able to identify the parts and function of the cell organelles.
  4. Read section 1.2.  This section is written using an analogy, where you compare one thing to another.  They compare the parts of the cell with the Newo colony.  Think about how the parts of the cells are similar to things in your life.
  5. Do:  Cell Coloring sheets to help you identify the parts and function of the cell.  Make Column notes from the information you read.  Animal and Plant Cell Coloring pages
  6. Do:  Start section 1.2 worksheets (not due yet) – see previous day’s blog for the worksheets.
  7. Students received a term progress report of what they have covered so far.  The ch6 test is still being marked (hence the blank).  If you have an “I” (incomplete) or a blank space, you need to complete these asap.  Tues. Feb. 25 is a Goal Morning.  Come in to complete them
  8. Assessments for Term 2 are due by Thurs. Feb 27.

Ch6 Test today

  1.  Today, students in block 8 wrote the ch6 test on Vision and the Eye.
  2. Homework:  finish the worksheet pages for section 1.1.  See previous day’s blog for a copy of the worksheets if you do not have one, or email me for a copy.

More Microscope Activities

  1.  Hand back ch6 worksheets.  You will be allowed to use a small study card (half the size of the study card you used for chapter 5) for the test.  See test outline here:  Chapter 6 Test Outline
  2. Reminder:  ch6 test on Tues. Feb 18 (block 8) and Wed. Feb.19 (blocks 3 and 4).  Outline of the test:  about 25 multiple choice questions (bring a pencil!) and a few short answer questions and a diagram (what do you think the diagram will be?)
  3. I wil be able to make microscope measurments.  See handout here:  Microscope Activities 2020 and How to Use the Microscope and Microscope Measurement
  4. Do:  Insect Body Part diagram and microscope measurements.
  5. HW:  Study for ch6 test!
  6. Finish Microscope worksheet from last class.

How to use a Microscope

  1.  Mark section 6.2 worksheet pages and hand in the ch6 booklet.
  2. I will be able to identify characteristics of living things. – Class discussion
  3. I will be able to identify the parts and function of a microscope and be able to use the microscope.  See handout here:  Microscope Worksheet and fill in the worksheet.
  4. Activity:  Look at the microsope slide with the letter “e” .  What happens to the image when you move the slide to the left? right? up? down?  What happens to the image when the “e” is facing you?
  5. Video on how to use the microscope:

Finish ch5

  1.  Mark section 5.2 and 5.3 worksheets.
  2. Finish Law of Reflection Assessment.  If you need more time to finish the assessment, you can come Tuesday after school, or during Flex on Thurs and Friday next week.   After that, the assessment is finished.

Science Fair Judging today!

  1.  Today, students presented their science fair projects.
  2. Hand in to me:  science fair reports and journals.
  3. Make sure you have completed all the assignments on your progress report.  Come in after school, finish them at home, and come in during Flext time.