English and Social Studies
Students have been given all of this week again to research the Causes and Home Country Outlook section of the Advocating for Change topics they were assigned. The note cards are due Friday, April 29 at 9 pm. They need to make a Cause and Effect brain frame for Causes and a Telling brain frame for Home Country Outlook. Next week, they will research the Tried Solutions of their problems. Note cards and Showing Relationship brain frame are due next Friday, May 6 at 9 pm. Below are samples of the brain frame.
This week, students took their test on Work, Power, and Energy. They have also learned how to set up different pulley systems and design their own investigation. Next week, they will talk about the last performance task on simple machines and mechanical advantage: Rescue Mission Machine. They will build machines (e.g. lever, wheel and axle) that will lift and carry materials over “flat land”; machines (e.g. pulley, ramp) that will lift materials to the top of a “mountain”; machines that will move materials across/through “water”; and machines that will move supplies down to the village.
Gr. 8 worked on the water slide performance task. Next week students are required to bring their Math textbook, calculator, and ruler for the last unit on Statistics and Probability.