Monday, April 19, 2010

Science Osmosis Homework

Group 1
To understand Osmosis well (before next class when we will see it 'in action') I would like you to complete the following work:

  1. Make sure you have a definition for Osmosis and your other notes are up to date. Here is a link to the powerpoint used in class.

2. Visit the gizmo on Osmosis. Log onto

3. Either using your previous logon details or using the class code: JDX4BXFHJQ log onto your class.

4. Select the Osmosis gizmo from the list.

5. Explore using the gizmo to understand osmosis and in your notes draw a before and after diagram like we did for Diffusion.

6. Complete the questions below the gizmo.

I have access to see who has completed the questions and these people will be able to participate in the lab next class.

If you have any queries or access difficulties please see me before next class.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Cell

Here is a link to the documentary we watched in class regarding the CELL.

You can watch the series and the remainder of the documentary online.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Scienc Fair Checklists

Here are the checklists for both the Notebook & Scientific Paper for the Science Fair:

Notebook (final version due this week)
  • Daily Log
  • INvestigative Question
  • Hypothesis
  • Method: Materials& Procedure
  • Sketch/photos of experiment (labelled)
  • Results table (data sheet)
  • Graph(s)
  • Conclusion - Answer your hypothesis, what improvements could you make.

Scientific Paper(check due this week, final version due next week)

  • Cover page
  • Abstract (summary of whole paper, see handout for more details)
  • Contents page
  • Investigative Question
  • Hypothesis
  • Introduction
  • Method: Materials & Procedure
  • Sketches/photos (all labelled)
  • Results: Table & graph(s)
  • Conclusion - answer to your hypothesis, what improvements could you make
  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography

(see your science fair handout for more details)

Remember, late submissions will have marks deducted. Any queries see me at lunchtime or after school.

Good Luck,

Mrs Ross

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scienc Fair Display

Your display for the Science Fair has to the best you can make it.

Here are some links to how to make a good display:

Remember the space you will have will be 2 desks.

Also you will need to present your work to the judges. This must be a natural presentation so there is no need to learn a script. You will simply talk them through your poster (the scientific method) and then display a part of your experiment to them (this is the interactive part).

Make sure they reflect all the hard work you have put into your project.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Help name the Rhino

Hi Everyone,
We have been asked to assist in the naming of a baby Rhino born at the Blair Drummond Safari park in Scotland.

The White Rhino is an extremely endangered species and so the work the safari park is doing is very important to assist in the survival of this species.

The baby white rhino (who is a girl) was born during the coldest winter in Scotland for 30 years, when there was snowfalls just like Quebec experiences. It is because of this that the safari park has asked for our assistance as they would like to name her after the wintery conditions, something you all know lots about.

Here is the link to the live webcam of the baby white rhino and her mum, Dorothy:

If you would like to see any further information on the safari park here is a link:

So far here are some of your suggestions for names:

Fleur de Lys - William Irving
Snowflake - Melissa Tanguay
Snowfie - Edward Smith

Keep them coming!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Climate Change

Here is the link to Mr Brunet's presentation about Climate Change.

If you have any questions feel free to post them here or email them to me and I will forward them on.