Welcome to Grade 9 Science!

Extra Help

Tuesday and Thursday second half of lunch in room B413.

Course Outline
Calendar of Events
Daily Record
Assessment Chart
Grade Entries

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Calendar of Events

Daily Record

DATE

WHAT WE DID

Mar 13 Lab Book #9 HO: Physical & Chemical Changes, Lab Book #10 HO: Activity 4.3 – Observing Changes, Work on Chapter 4 Review (in google shared folder)
Mar 12 Note: 4.3 Chemical Properties, Read Pg’s 160 – 164, Practice Answer Pg 163 #1-4, Pg 165 # 1,3,7,8, Glossary Terms: Chemical property, Combustibility, Stability, Toxicity
Mar 11 Take up HO: 4.2 Physical Properties, HO: Lab Book #8 HO: Activity 4.2 Identifying Five Substances Using Properties
Mar 10 Note & HO: 4.2 Density, Read Pg’s 149 – 158, Lab Book #6 Section 4.2 Pg 157#4,5, Pg 159#6,7, Lab Book #7 Section 4.2 HO: Activity 4.2 Identifying Five Substances Using Properties, Lab Book #8 Section 4.2 Gizmo – Density Laboratory (optional – in google shared folder), Practice Answer Pg 156 #1,3,4, Pg 157 #1-3, Glossary Terms: Physical property, Viscosity, Melting point, Boiling point, Solubility, Density
Mar 9 Lab Book #5 HO: Activity 4-1 Raisin’ Underwater Artifacts (Chapter 4 Opener), HO: 4.2 Physical Properties (have to look up clarity and add ductility under clarity), Glossary Terms: Physical property, Viscosity, Melting point, Boiling point, Solubility, Need a calculator tomorrow
Mar 6 Note: 4.1 Studying Matter, Note: Observation vs Inference, Read Pg’s 139 – 148, Lab Book #4 Section 4.1 Pg 148 #6,7, Lab Book #5 HO: Activity 4-1 Raisin’ Underwater Artifacts (Chapter 4 Opener), Practice Answer Pg 144 #2,3, Glossary Terms: Matter, Pure substance, Mixture, Element, Compound
Mar 5 HO: Chemistry lab book table of contents, HO: Periodic Table, Note & HO Lab Book #1: Safety Contract, Lab Book #2 HO: Activity – Safety First, Lab Book #3 Note & HO: Activity – WHMIS & HHPS
Mar 4 Test #1 Space
Mar 3 Review for Space test
Mar 2 HO: STSE – unit/topic/name on title and name on title slide, Work on lab book, HI: Space Lab book
Feb 28 HI: Inv 8-A (turn in on google classroom, complete self-reflection on rubric and hand in at the beginning of class), Note: 9.3 Unsolved Mysteries, Read Pg’s 377 – 380, Practice: Answer Pg 379#1-3, Pg 381#2-4,6,7, Lab Book #11 Activity 9-B Modelling the Expanding Universe (Pg 384 Procedure #1-5, Analyze and Interpret #1,2, Conclude and Communicate #3), Lab Book #12 Sections 9.1 – 9.3 Gizmo: Big Bang Theory – Hubble’s Law (optional – in google shared folder) – and challenging, Glossary Terms: Dark matter, Dark energy
Feb 27 Note & HO: 9.2 The Universe, Read Pg’s 368 – 376, Practice: Answer Pg 371#1-4, Pg 376#1,3-5,7, Lab Book #10 Activity 9-A Estimating the Age of the Universe (Pg 382 & 383 Procedure #1-5, Analyze and Interpret #1, Conclude and Communicate #2, Optional: Extend Your Inquiry and Research Skills #4), Glossary Terms: Cosmology, Doppler effect, Redshift, Blueshift, Big bang, Cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation
Feb 26 Quiz – Chapter 8, HO: Image of galaxies taken by HST (only count the galaxies in the highlighted box and then put tally on google doc provided on google classroom – put HST diagram back when complete) , Lab Book #9 Section 9.1 Activity 9-3 (Section 9.1 Pg 366 Procedure #1-4, Questions #1-3)
Feb 25 Lab book check, Take up 8.3 and Ch 7 Quiz, Read Pg’s 361 – 366, HO: 9.1 Galaxies and Star Clusters, Practice: Answer Pg 366#2-4, Pg 367#5,8, Glossary Terms: Milky Way, Galaxy, Star cluster, Open cluster, Globular cluster, Local group, Supercluster, Shapes of galaxies, Chapter 8 Review (in google shared folder)
Feb 24 HO: 8.3 Exploring Other Stars, HO: Blank H-R Diagram, Section 8.3 Lab Book #8 Activity 8-C Building H-R Diagrams (Pg 354 Organize the Data, Analyze and Interpret #1-4, Conclude and Communicate #5,6, Optional: Extend Your Inquiry and Research Skills #7), Read Pg’s 341 – 349, Practice: Answer Pg 342#1-4, Pg 347#5-7, Pg 349#3,4, Glossary Terms: Luminosity, Absolute magnitude, Spectroscope, Spectral lines, Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram, Main sequence, White dwarf, Supernova, Neutron star, How low-mass stars evolve, How intermediate-mass stars evolve, How high-mass stars evolve, Black hole
Feb 20 Quiz – Chapter 7, Read Pg’s 333 – 340, HO: 8.2 Exploring the Sun, Section 8.2 Lab Book #7 Activity 8-B Using Spectral Analysis to Identify Star Composition (Pg 352 Procedure #1,2, Analyze and Interpret #1-5, Conclude and Communicate #6, Optional: Extend Your Inquiry and Research Skills #8), Practice: Answer Pg 336#1-4, Pg 338#5-7, Pg 340#1,4,7, Glossary Terms: Solar nebula theory, Star, Nebula, Protostar, Nuclear fusion, Photosphere, Sunspot, Solar wind, Solar flare, Importance of the Sun
Feb 19 HI: Pre-IA Part 1 – through google classroom, Data collection for Inv 8-A, HO: 8.1 Exploring Space, Practice: Answer Pg 332 #1-3, 9, Glossary Terms: Electromagnetic radiation, Refracting telescope, Reflecting telescope, Satellite
Feb 18 Note: 7.5 Other Objects in the Solar System, Lab Book #6 Activity 7-C Gravity on Other Planets (Pg 310 Hypothesis, Organize the Data, Analyze and Interpret #1,2, Optional: Extend Your Inquiry and Research Skills #4)(optional), Chapter 7 Review (in google shared folder), Read Pg’s 297 – 306
Practice: Answer Pg 301#1-3, Pg 306#1,2,4,5,7,8, HW: Complete title, question, hypothesis, variables, rough observation tables for Inv 8-A (have to have this done to collect data), Glossary Terms: Comet, Asteroid, Meteoroid, Meteor, Meteorite, Trans-Neptunian object
Feb 14 HO: 7.4 Meet Your Solar System, Read Pg’s 291 – 296, Lab Book #4 Section 7.4 HO: Activity 7.4 Properties of Planets within the Solar System, Lab Book #5 Section 7.4 Graphing Activity (optional – in google shared folder), HO: Inv 8-A Factors that Affect the Magnitude of Stars & Rubric, Practice: Answer Pg 296 #1, 4, 6, 7, Glossary Terms: Planet (include inner planets & outer planets), Solar system, Retrograde motion, Astronomical unit, Orbital radius, Geocentric model, Heliocentric model
Feb 13 Lab Book #2 Section 7.3 Gizmo: Summer and Winter, Lab Book #3 Section 7.3 Gizmo: Phases of the Moon (optional – in google shared drive)
Feb 12 HI: Practice Lab & rubric with self-reflection complete, Note & HO: 7.3 Movement of Earth and the Moon, Read Pg’s 283 – 290, Practice: Answer Pg 288#5-8, Pg 290#1-8, Glossary Terms: Tides, Phases of the moon, Lunar eclipse, Solar eclipse, Why do we have seasons?
Feb 11 HO:Lab book table of contents, HO: Star Charts (2 pieces of paper), Lab Book #1 HO: Activity 7.2.1 Using Star Charts
Feb 10 Continue working on practice lab, HW: Analysis, Conclusion, Evaluation
Feb 7 Continue with practice lab, HW: Materials (including 1/2 page labeled diagram of set-up), Procedure, Observations
Feb 6 HO: Lab report outline & rubric, HO: Sunburst and fishbone, Start practice lab: Factors that Affect the Average Speed of a Falling Object, HO: The scientific inquiry process, HW: Finish fishbone, variables, title, question, hypothesis
Feb 5 HO: Activity: Measurements & Uncertainties in Recording Data, Note & HO: Identifying Variables, HO: Pre-IA and rubric
Feb 4 Read Pg’s 271 – 276, HO: 7.1 Ancient Astronomy, Read Pg’s 277 – 282, Note: 7.2 Constellations, Practice: Answer Pg 282#1, 3 – 5, Glossary Terms: Celestial object, Astronomer, Revolution, Rotation, Constellation, Light-year, Apparent magnitude, Asterism, Pointer stars, Circumpolar, Zenith
Feb 3 HO: course outline, HO: Matching Activity: Command Terms, Google Classroom Activity – Using Command Terms, HW: Get course outline signed, complete information form on google classroom

 

Assessment Chart – From WRDSB AER Handbook

Achievement Level Grade Range
4+ 95 – 100
4 87 – 94
4- 80 – 86
3+ 77 – 79
3 73 – 76
3- 70 – 72
2+ 67 – 69
2 63 – 66
2- 60 – 62
1+ 57 – 59
1 53 – 56
1- 50 – 52
R Below 50

 

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