Category Archives: Science 8

Chapter 4 Review

  1.  Go over Chapter 4 review questions.
  2. Finish Cue Card study notes for your test next class.
  3. Ch4 Test outline:  20 multiple choice questions (bring a pencil! and a calculator is helpful!)  The written section will have 3-4 short answer questions and a calculation question.  You will be allowed to use your one cue card for the test.
  4. Do:  Work on your science fair projects!  If you need equipment, you need to let me know THIS WEEK, otherwise I may not have enough time to get it for you.
  5. Handout:  Rubric for the Science Fair – what is the criteria I will be marked on?  See copy here:  new science fair rubric 2020b

Chapter Review

  1.  Go over section 4.3 worksheets.
  2. Video:

3.  Do:  Chapter Review Questions p.164 # 1-2, 8-11, 18-19

4.  Do:  start cue card study notes for your test next week (block 8 on Wed; blocks 3 and 4 on Thursday)

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

  1.  Go over section 4.2 worksheets and hand in.
  2. Video:  What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?

3.  Demo:  Does Sunscreen work?   –UV light and tonic water.

4.  Finish reading section 4.3 and complete section 4.3 worksheets.

5.  Heads up!  Ch4 test on Wed. Dec. 11 (Block 8) and Thurs. Dec. 12 (Block 3 and 4)


Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

  1.  Go over section 4.1 worksheet answers and hand in.
  2. I will be able to explain how the energy and wavelength of a wave is related using the electromagnetic spectrum.
  3. Video:

4.  Finish section 4.2 notes and sec.4.2 worksheet pages.

5.  Start reading section 4.3 and start section 4.3 worksheet pages.

6. Start your science fair projects!  Get your equipment and get started!!

Waves and Colour

  1.  Review: Parts of a Wave
  2. Video:

3.  Finish section 4.1 notes and section 4.1 worksheet questions.

4.  Demo:  Light and Colour – I will be able to explain how we see colour and how the colours of light mix together to make primary and secondary colours of light

5.  Read section 4.2 and do the worksheet pages for section 4.2


  1.  Go over Atoms test and do corrections.  If you have an “I” standing (incomplete), book Flex time on Thursday to do your test corrections.
  2. Intro to chapter 4 (Unit 2):  I will be able to explain the parts of a wave.
  3. Simulation:  pHet Waves on a String.  See link here:
  4. Do:  worksheet for the simulation:  Wave Basics – PHET – Google Docs
  5. For enrichment:  do this worksheet for the simulation:  PropertiesofWaves-StudentActivity
  6. HW:  Read section 4.1 and make notes (I recommend column notes).
  7. Start sec 4.1 worksheets (not due next class.  priority is to do the reading first!).  See copy of the worksheets here:  Sec4.1 Worksheets

Sec 2.2 and 2.4 Test

  1.  Video for review:

2.  Today, students wrote a test for section 2.2 and 2.4

3.  HW:  Work on your science fair projects.  Some questions to think about:

Q:  What do I do next?  (ie. background research? look for equipment? shopping for supplies? etc…)

Q:  What equipment do I need?  Do I want/need to borrow equipment from the school?  If you do, then bring me a detailed list.  (Ex.  not “beaker”  but be more specific:  3  250mL beakers)

Q:  What are the steps (procedure) for my experiment?

Quarks and Leptons

  1. Activity:  How did Niels Bohr come up with his model of the atom?  Looking at spectral lines with a spectroscope.

  1. Go over part of the section 2.4 worksheet.
  2. I will be able to explain how quarks and leptons make up part of an atom.
  3. Finish reading section 2.4 and complete worksheet 2.4
  4. Next class:  assessment on sections 2.2 (Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes) and section 2.4.  You will be allowed to use your section 2.2 and 2.4 worksheets, as well as your notes for section 2.4
  5. Video:

Parts of an Atom

  1.  Video

2. Demo:  Crooke’s tube and a magnet – what did it mean?

3. Finish your notes for section 2.4 in the BC Connections text.

4.  Do:  Section 2.4 Worksheet pages 90-91 for next class.  See a copy of the worksheet here:  section 2.4 worksheet.  Questions on p.89 are for enrichment!  If you have time, you can continue with pages 92-93 on the parts of an atom.


History and Parts of the Atom

  1.  Go over chapter 7 test.
  2. I will be able to explain how the model of the atom has changed over time.
  3. Read section 2.4 in the BC Connections textbook.  Make speech bubble notes or column notes to keep track of how the atom has changed over time.  Think about who?  what did they do?  what did it mean?  what is their model of the atom?
  4. Do:  Make column notes or speech bubble notes for section 2.4, pages 152-161.  If you need extra time, you can come during Flex.