This week, on Wednesday, the councillors from Crescent Heights High School will come in to register our students in classes in the afternoon. We have been talking to you about whether you want:
Full Year Courses
IB or AP
For additional information on the options, please visit the Crescent Heights website.
This week in science, we will be talking about the construction of the periodic table, the makeup of elements, and the laws of definite composition and conservation of mass. The notes for this unit (up to the end of the week) are roughly paraphrased below. We will have a quiz at the start of next week about topics 1-5 (the notes below).
Have time for a quick (and different video than in class) video about the periodic table? Check out the youtube video below.
We have worked through enlargements, reductions, Scale Factor, and Transformations (flips, slides, and rotations) in the last month. To finish it off, we are working on the design your own flag assignment found below. Tentatively the due date is Wednesday.
This past week, we worked on reviewing some of the concepts from our scale factor and enlargements and reductions unit. This was capped off by an assignment (that says unit exam) for the concepts. This assignment was based on past PAT questions and is due on Monday.
For class 9A, we also started on reflectional symmetry and had a textbook assignment (pages 357-359) that we were to complete. 9E will take these notes and work on this early in the week between January 15-19.
This week, we will look at rotational symmetry and order of rotation (How many times does a shape line up with itself when rotated a full 360 degrees? For each time it lines up, we increase it's order of rotation by 1. A shape that only overlaps after a full rotation is said to have no rotational symmetry (you can never have an order of rotation of 1)). We will also have a quiz on Thursday about symmetry and flips, slides, and rotations.
To start the term, we reviewed mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous) with the class. We also outlined what a chemical and physical reaction are. We will perform a demo a day to determine if we have mastered what each thing is. This will be done for 10 days and will count as a quiz.
To cap off the week, we worked on the history of the atom and atoms, compounds, and molecules. The Paper atoms, compounds, and molecules sheet is due on Monday. With the history of the atom, we are working on putting the history down in a creative way (memes, poems, tweets, texts, etc.) and will be presenting these on Tuesday.
We will also be looking at the law of conservation of mass and the periodic table in the coming days. For the law of conservation of mass, we will need pop bottle (600 mL) with the caps. Anyone that has some of these, please bring them in.
Welcome back everyone! I hope that the holiday season was awesome and that you are ready to hop back into the swing of things.
Heading into January, we will be starting our Matter and Chemical Change Unit. For the first week, that means looking at WHMIS (as a review), Particle Theory, Mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous), and some of the evolving theories of matter. In math, we will review our scale factor and similarity concepts before launching into transformations (flips, slides and rotations) and symmetry.
With the space exploration unit exam approaching, it is important to be prepared! Below are a summary (skeleton) of the unit notes and powerpoints that can be used to go through key information as well. Make sure that you ask any questions that you may have!
As we have progressed in Space Exploration, 9E had the opportunity to Hangout with 4 schools accross the United States along with Bobak Ferdowsi, an engineer that has worked on a variety of projects for NASA including the Mars Rover. We looked at a variety of topics by doing an infographic and then took notes off of these (if you missed this, make sure you get the notes off of a classmate).
This week, we will do an altitude and azimuth lab and then will look at colonizing our solar system as a way to access the majority of this unit. This project can be found below.
Note: We will be winding up Space Exploration before the winter break and will have the unit test at that time.
3. When a variable is written as a denominator, multiply both sides by that variable (this moves it to the other side as a numerator) and then solve.
We have also been testing our skills at solving equations each day in a mad minute(s) sheet. This is just to give us quick repetitions for a specific algebra skill.
***We will finish this week off by having a solving linear equations test***
Math/ Science 9 Teacher