Monday, September 8, 2014

Science Checklist – TERM THREE           Week TWO – 2014.
When you return to science, you must have completed the following.

All work from Check list one completed!

Periodic table Facts. 5 things you learned – your favourite one is put on to card to be displayed on our walls of elements. H, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne, Na, Mg, and Al..must be completed by the time you return to science.  

Compounds and Mixtures – Make sure your notes are complete from class.
What is the difference between them?

 Experiments 1-5 (?)
Flour and water, cornflour and water, food colouring in cold vs warm water, salt into water –
Describe each experiment – what did we do?
Hypothesize – what did you think would happen?
Predict – What did you wonder?

Notes from Brainiac and Youtube clips about walking on custard. Explain what you saw and why it worked. FYI. The address for reference is – or search Brainiac – John Tickle walks on custard – or search “Can you walk on Water”

 Complete Year 7 work book pg 89 – 94, and 97. Year 8 work book pages 85 to 87.
Ensure that all work from Checklist one work book activities have also been completed.

Separating Mixtures – Filtration, evaporation, distillation, decanting, magnetizing, chromatography, centrifuging. Write into your book what each method of separating is and when you might use it.
Make sure you are familiar with methods of separation and you know when to use them.

Vocabulary – as above in point 6, AND solution, solute, solvent, soluable, insoluable,
Non-newtonian liquid, chemical change, physical change.

Remember to bring a ruler, a pencil, a rubber, pens (YOUR OWN) and your homework book. Bring your workbooks and your exercise book to take good notes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chemistry Term 3 - What a gas

Welcome to Science in Term 3 - it's going to be an explosive term (Groan). We are looking at Chemistry. We will be learning about the first 20 elements on the Periodic table. You will need to know them off by heart (challenge accepted??) but you will also need to know what they are - what they do - where you find them and so on. I think you will find this clip by Bill Nye the Science Guy helpful...Write in your book the main points you learn while viewing the clip.

Bill Nye The Science Guy - Atoms and Molecules (Full Episode)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

CSI - Activity

This is an in-class activity...but you need to be ready with the file on your device.
Do not complete it at home please.

To be able to take part in this activity, you need to do the following at home:
  1. Click on this link
  2. Then download the .zip file to your computer (this might not work on iPads)
  3. Once the file has been downloaded, you will need to extract the contents to a new folder
  4. To extract the contents, right click on the .zip file on your computer and choose the extract option
  5. Select destination folder and confirm extract
  6. Once extracted, open the folder and click on the file called: unq_crime_scene_v04.html
  7. You will then be able to take part in the investigation in class
Taken from

Thursday, June 19, 2014

DNA Games

For your homework, have some fun playing the DNA game.
Click on the link and see how you go. DNA game

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tour the Basics - follow the links to complete the tours

You will need to click on the links below to view the tour. You have learned how to take notes from these tours, so be sure to write clear, brief notes to show you understand what you are viewing.
Click on the link to take you to the right tour.
1. What is a gene?
2. What is a protein?
3. What is a chromosome?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vocabulary Game.

Use this Quizlet game to help you learn your vocabulary for Week One in science.
Try the flash cards, listen to the audio, then test yourself. Use Scatter or Race to see what you know!
Can you get 100%? Click here for the game.

Post your results on the blog comments if you dare!!