What’s up this Week (April 15-19)
In the past week or so we have had a student walkout, two feeder school visits, a snow day, play and band performances, an invention convention, sport tournaments and I was away for two days. To say we fell out of routine a little is an understatement!
Here is a list of upcoming due dates and events:
- April 15: Escher Art DUE (math)
- April 17: Rate of Dissolving Lab DUE (science)
- April 17: SWYK: Congruence and Similarity (math)
- April 19: Good Friday (no school)
- April 22: Easter Monday (no school)
- April 24: Filtering Mixtures Lab DUE (science)
- April 26: SWYK: Dilatations on the Coordinate Grid (math)
- May 3: Unit Test on Dissolving and Separating Mixtures (7-09 science)
- May 6: Unit Test on Dissolving and Separating Mixtures (7-10 science)
- May 8: CSI Procedural Write up DUE (science)
- May 14: CSI Accusation DUE (science)
Grade 7 Math
Last week, we reviewed some concepts from grade 6 including congruence and transformations. Students created tiling patterns (tessellations) in the form of artwork. This “Escher Art” is due on Monday (for students looking for the tutorials from class, they can find them HERE). This coming week, we will be starting to discuss similar shapes and will relate this concept to past number sense topics of percent and proportions. There will be a short assessment on Wednesday, which will involve both congruent and similarity.
Students looking for some additional support on these topics can check out the following:
- VIDEO: Difference between Congruent and Similar Shapes (Source: MashUp Math)
- VIDEO: Similar Figures (Source: Shmoop)
- VIDEO: Understanding Dilations (Source: Planet Nutshell)
Grade 7 Science
We have been studying solubility and factors affecting the rate of dissolving. Student lab groups designed their own experiments to test the impact of one independent variable on the rate of dissolving. Variables include: temperature, amount of solute, amount of solvnet, concentration of solvent, size of solute (sugar cube), stirring speed and container size. On Tuesday, we will be using analysing our results and the lab report will be due on Wednesday. Also, next week, we will be discussing methods to separate mechanical mixtures (include sorting, floating/settling, sifting, filtering, and magnetism).
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