Week of April 3, 2017

English

The students finished working on their propaganda posters. After the break time will be spent on AFC. Students should visit the AFC site for information.

Social Studies

Gr. 8 delivered their speech for the political party project. After the break classwork will be spent on AFC. It is really important for the students to think about their research question. RefSeek is an academic search engine that they can use for research. InstaGrok is a site that can help them in exploring their topics.

Science

This week, students wrapped up their investigation on gravity and shared their CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) presentation with peers. Then they explored the concept of work through another investigation about the relationship between work and energy. After spring break, they will go into Law of Conservation of Energy – Pendulum.

Mathematics

Students worked on real life problems (ex: choosing the right taxi to take from the airport depending the rate and the distance) using y=mx+b using the Desmos graphing calculator. They also took the end of unit test on functions.

After the break, they will study statistics (calculating the mean, median, mode, and range using heights.)  Then they will learn how to interpret data from a graph/table that will help them in their AFC unit.

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