What’s up this Week (June 17-21)

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, step-dads, and others who fulfil the role of dad. With only 8 days left of school most of the remaining events are celebrations but there are a few final due dates that students should be aware of. Here is a list of the remaining dates for the school year:

  • June 17: Quarter Carnival Probability Analysis DUE (math)
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (7-10 science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 20: Grade 7 Math Exam
  • June 21: Breakfast Potluck and Movie!
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

Last Thursday, students were given the block to work on the analysis for their carnival game. In addition to this 50 minute work period, they also the weekend to complete the assignment. I will be collecting the completed copies on Monday. This is the final component for their Data Management and Probability mark for term two. Students who lost their copy can download a new one HERE.

Other than completing the assignment, we have completed the course content for this year. This week, we will review some of the major concept in preparation for the exam on Wednesday. We will also be playing math survivor throughout the week.

Grade 7 Science

7-10 and 7-09 are on totally different tracks this week since 7-09 missed so many classes this month. Therefore, I am going to write about each group separately.

For 7-10, Monday will be the building day for our solar powered smore cookers. Click HERE to find a link to the project. Last week, students designed their cookers and determine who would be bringing in building materials. Tuesday we will test the cookers. On Wednesday, students will be writing their final assessment on heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation).

For 7-09, on Tuesday we will be reviewing the three main methods of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) in preparation for our test. On Wednesday, students will be writing their final assessment on heat transfer.

Since Friday is the movie day, and Monday and Tuesday (am) are award ceremonies, Wednesday class looks to be the last science class for the year. I will be handing out mark breakdowns to all students on Thursday (whether or not I teach them) so that students can get an overview of where their report card grade came from. Students that have questions about their grade can always come find me Thursday or Friday at lunch or after school to sort things out before the report card are distributed on June 25.

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What’s up this Week (June 10-14)

Wow – what a weekend! Hope everyone had a chance to soak in the Sun and enjoy the outdoors. Here is a rundown of the events coming up:

  • June 10: Theoretical Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 11: Conduction in Metals Lab DUE (science)
  • June 13-14: Grade 8 Toronto Trip!
  • June 14: Relative Frequency and Experimental Probability SWYK (math)
  • June 14: Experimental Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (7-10 science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 19: Grade 7 Math Exam 
  • June 21: Fun Day (info to come)
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

This is the final week of course content – afterwards we will be reviewing all concepts in preparation for the final exam. Speaking of which this exam should NOT be a source of stress. We will be having students answer ~20 questions that cover various contents from the grade 7 curriculum. The goal is NOT to evaluate students (the exam “mark” will not be used for the report card) but to rather evaluate student retention of the content. Its will also serve as a aid to the teacher as we start to plan our order/structure for next year. For example, if we find that several students struggle on a specific content, we will build in greater time for that concept next year. STudents will also benefit by getting feedback on those topics with which they have retained and those topics with which they might want to review over the summer in preparation for grade 8.

This week, the focus will be on running simulations (in particular for our carnival games), comparing theoretical and experimental probabilities, and making prediction from probabilities. On Wednesday, students will be presenting (and playing) the carnival games. For more info on the project, check out the project outline HERE. Student groups should have their games planned, the materials required to run the game collected/built, and have types (or written) out instructions. Individually, students were responsible for determining the theoretical probability of winning their carnival game. This involved them listing all of the possible outcomes (hopefully using an organizer) and then calculating the probability as a fraction and percent. Mamy students handed this in on Friday. Those who have not should be submitting their work to me on Monday. My classroom will be open Monday at lunch for any students who needs clarification.

On Friday, students will be writing a short assessment (the last SWYK of the year!) on relative frequency/experimental probability. Also on Friday, I will be collecting student’s data from their trials and their answers to the analysis questions (please note that students will be given Thursday’s class to work on this).

Here are some online resources that students can check out at home in order to reinforce their learning:

Grade 7 Science

This week we will continue to discuss the three main methods of heat transfer: conduction, radiation and convection. Last week, students completed a lab on conduction. Although several students already submitted their report, I did give students an extra week to complete the graph and answer the analysis questions – this is due on Tuesday. Students in 7-10 will begin the planning stage for their solar powered smore cooker. Due to attendance issues with several students in 7-09, unfortunately we will not be able to complete this project as we will be trying to catch students up on the essential content.

Here are some online resources that students can use to help reinforce their learning at home:

I will be away supervising the grade 8 Toronto trip on Thursday and Friday of this week. Saying that, it will be business as usual as we work towards the completion of our year.

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What’s up this Week (June 3-7)

Welcome to the final month of the 2018-2019 school year! A reminder that this Friday is a PD Day. Here is a list of the remaining test/assignment dates as well as important school events coming up (general events = black; science = green; math = blue):

  • June 6: Outcomes and Theoretical Probability SWYK (math)
  • June 7: PD Day (no classes)
  • June 10: Theoretical Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 11: Conduction in Metals Lab DUE (science)
  • June 13-14: Grade 8 Toronto Trip!
  • June 14: Relative Frequency and Experimental Probability SWYK (math)
  • June 17: Experimental Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (7-10 science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 19: Grade 7 Math Exam 
  • June 21: Fun Day (info to come)
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

It may be a short week but we are packing a lot in! We will be continuing our discussions around possible outcomes and theoretical probability but this time to those experiments involving multiple events. Students will be completing the first part of their Quarter Carnival project as well as writing a SWYK on Thursday. Here are some online resources that complement the learning from class:

In science, we have moved to our final topic: Methods of Heat Transfer (conduction, radiation and convection). Students should be familiar with these terms from previous grades and may be able to connect their learning to past science units in energy and electricity. This week, our focus will be on conduction. On Tuesday we will be looking more closely into one certain materials conduct heat (and electricity) better than others and on Wednesday, students will be completing their final lab. The conduction lab will be due the following week. For more information on this topic, students are encouraged to review the following resources at home:

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What up this Week (May 27-31)

Last week of May – what?!?!

I have tried to include all of the remaining test/assignment dates as well as school events in the list below… some may change due to other events popping up or if we decide to explore one topic in more depth… but should give you an idea of what is coming up in the remaining weeks of school (I made the science ones green and the math ones blue, the black ones are school events):

  • May 27: Heat vs Temperature Lab DUE (science)
  • May 29: Heat and Temperature and the Particle Theory QUIZ (7-10 science)
  • May 29: Team Building Activities and BBQ (Grade 7 students – PM)
  • May 31: Heat and Temperature and the Particle Theory QUIZ (7-09 science)
  • June 6: Outcomes and Theoretical Probability SWYK (math)
  • June 7: PD Day (no classes)
  • June 10: Theoretical Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 11: Conduction in Metals Lab DUE (science)
  • June 13-14: Grade 8 Toronto Trip!
  • June 14: Relative Frequency and Experimental Probability SWYK (math)
  • June 17: Experimental Analysis of Carnival Game DUE (math)
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (7-10 science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 21: Fun Day (info to come)
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

First a reminder that there are only two more reassessment dates this year: May 29 and June 5. I handed back all past assessments last week so that students can review and prepare for reassessments if needed.

This week we are starting our final topic in math: Probability. We will be investigate simple independent events at first as we review concepts from previous years. Discussions surrounding the difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities as well as the probability continuum will be at the forefront. Although nothing we discuss this week will be new concepts, the ways that students calculate the probabilities and how they move between fraction, decimal and percent might be an extension of their learning from grade 6. Here are some online resources that students can check out at home to get their mind wrapped around this week’s concepts:

Grade 7 Science

The focus this week is on expansion and contraction of matter due to the presence (or removal) of thermal energy, or heat. I will be bringing in some liquid nitrogen on Tuesday so that we perform some experiments related to expansion and contraction (and to make ice cream of course!).

Last week, we learned the difference between temperature and heat as well as how a thermometer works and some benchmark temperatures. Also, this week, students will be writing a mid-unit test on the following topics: temperature vs heat, changes of state, benchmark temperatures for the Celsius scale, how particles configuration changes with heat, and expansion and contraction of matter. Here is a list of online links that students are encouraged to check out in preparation for the test. Students in 7-10 will write the test on Wednesday and students in 7-09 will write the test on Friday.

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What’s up this Week (May 20-24)

I saw these posts on twitter recently and think they are a good reflection of students, parents and teachers in May. We are all trying our best but are feeling the drain. The final push is on, lots of things going on, and we are trying to keep up the same effort and quality as we were producing in September. I so appreciate the efforts that everyone is continuing to put forth. I am so proud of the work that my students are doing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am hoping that everyone has a wonderful, relaxing long weekend and that we can all recharge our batteries for the last month of school.

Here are some upcoming dates:

  • May 14-16: 7/8 Quebec City Trip
  • May 14: CSI Procedure DUE (in workspace) – science
  • May 15: CSI Analysis and Accusation DUE (in workspace) – science
  • May 16: Stop Motion Videos DUE (by end of class) – math
  • May 17: PD Day (no classes)
  • May 20: Victoria Day (holiday)
  • May 22: Closing Liturgies (period 2)
  • May 24: SWYK: Making Predictions from Linear Relationships – math
  • May 28: Heat vs Temperature Lab DUE (science)
  • May 29: Heat and Temperature and the Particle Theory QUIZ (science)
  • June 7: PD Day (no classes)
  • June 11: Conduction in Metals Lab DUE (science)
  • June 13-14: Grade 8 Toronto Trip!
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 21: Fun Day (info to come)
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

We are into our final week of the linear relations unit. This week, some teams will need to finish off their Stop Motion Projects (especially 7-09 who lost time due to the lockdown practice last Thursday). Our final topic is making predictions from linear relations. This is essentially a review of the past material and we will just be taking our learning further through investigations. STudents will write a short SWYK on this topic next Friday (May 24). Here are some online resources that students can check out to reinforce their learning at home:

Grade 7 Science

The focus this week is the difference between the sensations of hot and cold, the temperature of an object, and the heat contained in an object. This can sometimes be confusing to students as the terms are used interchangeably. Essentially, heat is a FORM of energy while temperature is a MEASURE of the energy. Click HERE to view a great resource explaining the difference. We will be exploring these topics and completing a short investigation on Wednesday. Here are some additional resources for students to check out at home in order to prepare for the upcoming topics:

In both math and science, parents can expect students to bring home a duotang of past assessments. A reminder to math students that there are only 3 more Wednesday’s with which they can attempt reassessments on past topics.

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What’s up this Week (May 13-17)

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that your child spoils you. Thank you for all that you do to support your child getting to school on time in the morning, completing their work with quality, being polite and respectful and helping them manage the challenges of adolescence.

Thanks to everyone who placed bids on the bird feeders. In total we raised $312 for the Wild Bird Centre. Those who had the winning bid for the feeders will be receiving an email with more information on payment and pick up in the coming week.

It was great chatting with parents at last Thursday’s open house. I know that the rainy weather scared away some people so appreciate the families who were able to come and see some of the “going ons” at Trinity.

With a PD day and Victoria Day, we have some shortened weeks coming up. Here is a list of the upcoming events and deadlines:

  • May 14-16: 7/8 Quebec City Trip
  • May 14: CSI Procedure DUE (in workspace) – science
  • May 15: CSI Analysis and Accusation DUE (in workspace) – science
  • May 16: Stop Motion Videos DUE (by end of class) – math
  • May 17: PD Day (no classes)
  • May 20: Victoria Day (holiday)
  • May 22: Closing Liturgies (period 2)
  • May 24: SWYK: Making Predictions from Linear Relationships – math
  • May 28: Heat vs Temperature Lab DUE (science)
  • May 29: Heat and Temperature and the Particle Theory QUIZ (science)
  • June 7: PD Day (no classes)
  • June 11: Conduction in Metals Lab DUE (science)
  • June 18: Testing Solar Cookers! (science)
  • June 19: Heat Transfer QUIZ (science)
  • June 24: Athletic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Academic Awards Ceremony (am)
  • June 25: Term Two Report Cards Distributed
  • June 26: Last Day of Classes

Academics

Grade 7 Math

We are right into the middle of our linear relations unit. This week, student groups will be working on an in-class project (good news = no homework, important = attendance). Each group will be analysing one rate scenario. They will have to create stop motion video which shows the scenario and how the scenario can be represented in various forms (table, graph, picture, equation). The rationale for this project is for students to be explicit in their explanations of how each form is related to one another. Students must submit their completed video at the end of Thursday’s class. I will be booking out some iPads from the learning commons to assist students in this project but students are invited to bring their own device for the filming and editing portions. For more info on this project, check out the assignment outline HERE.

Grade 7 Science

Last week we finished up the CSI lab periods and it is time for students to hand in their paperwork! Each students was the “lead detective” on one piece of evidence. As lead detective they are also responsible for submitted a detailed procedure (including pictures) of the tests they completed on their given piece of evidence. These procedures were originally due last Wednesday but I have extended the deadline until next Tuesday.

Also due this week (on Wednesday), is the analysis and accusation for the CSI project. 7-09 already had a class period last Friday to work on this and 7-10 will have a chance during class on Monday. This part of the project involves answering questions pertaining to the project and then submitted an accusation as to which suspect committed the crime. I have included a document called “How to Get a Level 4 on Analysis” that students can find in their student workspace.

On TUesday and Wednesday of this week, we will be starting our final unit: Heat. This unit is closely tied to the one we just finished as we will be continuing to discuss the Particle Theory. The learning goals this week include explaining how heating and cooling are important in everyday natural and artificial processes and explaining the difference between temperature and heat. Students are encouraged to check out the following links at some point this week in order to reinforce the learning in class:

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What’s up this Week (May 6-10)

This week is Bird Feeder Auction and Education Week! Lots of things going on! I’m hoping to see everyone at this Thursday’s open house. There will be 4 food trucks (Angry Dragonz, Rico Peru, Big D’s Dog House and Poutine Emporium and The Merry Dairy) ready to serve up some yummy supper and then you are invited to check out all of the different exhibits in the school. The open house will run from 4:30-6:30 pm. We understand that the times for the Open House may not work for all families so therefore instead of just having the Bird Feeder Auction at the Open House we will be doing an online version throughout the week. The auction will open on Monday at noon and close on Friday at noon. The highest bid on each bird feeder will win the feeder. All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Wild Bird Sanctuary.

Here are some other important events and class deadlines that are coming up:

  • May 6: Bird Feeder Auction starts (at noon)
  • May 6: Unit Test on Dissolving and Separating Mixtures (7-10 science)
  • May 9: Catholic Education Week Open House (4:30-6:30)
  • May 10: Bird Feeder Auction ends (at noon)
  • May 10: SWYK: Different Representations of Patterns (math)
  • May 10: CSI Procedural Write up DUE (7-09 science)
  • May 13: CSI Procedural Write up DUE (7-10 science)
  • May 14: CSI Accusation DUE (science)
  • May 14: 7/8 Quebec City Trip
  • May 17: PD Day (no classes)
  • May 20: Victoria Day (holiday)

Academics

Grade 7 Math

Now that we know how to classifying and write the recursive rule for patterns, we will investigating how we can represent linear relationships in different forms (as a sequence, t-table, graph, picture, etc…) as well as learning how to create an algebraic equation (general pattern rule) for the sequence. The next two week are foundational for these important concepts. Students are encouraged to check out some of the following resources to help reinforce their learning at home:

Grade 7 Science

7-10 will be writing their test on Solubility and Methods of Separation on Monday. Then for both classes, Tuesday and Wednesday will be our final two lab days for the CSI project. Student groups should be completing their final pieces of evidence (the tablet) on Tuesday and then can use Wednesday to complete any unfinished experiments and complete their procedural write ups. For those who don’t know, each student will be the “lead detective” on one piece of evidence. The lead detective is responsible for coordinating the tests for that specific piece of evidence, taking pictures of the steps involved and writing up the procedure and results section (in workspace). On Friday (7-09) and next Monday (7-10), the procedural writeup should be done so that students can use the results to formulate their accusation.

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What’s up this Week (April 29-May 3)

So despite the snow, it is May this coming week! Education is just around the corner (which means the bird feeder auction and open house). In math, we are jumping into a new strand and in science we are launching our CSI project. Lots of things going on including the following important dates:

  • May 3: Unit Test on Dissolving and Separating Mixtures (7-09 science)
  • May 3: Check In: Describing and Extending Patterns (math)
  • May 6: Bird Feeder Auction starts!
  • May 6: Unit Test on Dissolving and Separating Mixtures (7-10 science)
  • May 8: CSI Procedural Write up DUE (science)
  • May 9: Catholic Education Week Open House (4:30-6:30)
  • May 10: Bird Feeder Auction ends!
  • May 14: CSI Accusation DUE (science)
  • May 14: 7/8 Quebec City Trip
  • May 17: PD Day (no classes)
  • May 20: Victoria Day (holiday)

Academics

Grade 7 Math

Since we finished up our Geometry strand on Friday, we will be starting our unit on Linear Relationships (aka My favourite unit of the year). We will be discussing patterns and rates and how we can represent them in different ways. Groups will be working on a stop motion video project, we will throw some Barbie dolls over the railing of the stairwell, and program some robots. This week will be reviewing patterns and number sequences, extending patterns, and writing recursive pattern rules. We will also be classifying patterns as increasing or decreasing and linear or nonlinear. Students looking for some additional resources can check out the following:

Grade 7 Science

A crime has been committed. My Yoda stuffy has gone missing. Four clues have been left at the scene of the crime: a ransom note with fingerprints, the pen markings on the ransom note, a crushed pill, and a spilled mechanical mixture. Student detective groups have to develop procedures to test each of the pieces of evidence and compare their results to the suspect dossier in order to determine the one who did the crime. Students will be given four lab days and one paperwork day. Students can refer to the workspace throughout the process for more details.

Also, on Friday (for 7-09) and next Monday (for 7-10), students will be writing their test on the second half of the Pure Substances and Mixtures unit. More information can be found HERE.

Finally, a reminder to all students who have missing assignments that they need to hand them in before the end of the day this Wednesday. After this point, they will receive a zero. Student are advised to check their school email to see if they received a message regarding missing assignments. This post has more details on how to make up the missed work.

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Happy Easter and WUTW (April 23-26)

Happy Easter everyone! Hoping you were able to get out and enjoy the amazing weather Sunday and Monday. We have another four-day school week coming up along with some important dates and events:

  • April 22: Easter Monday (no school)
  • 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 8: Catholic Education Week Open House (4:30-6:30)
  • May 14: CSI Accusation DUE (science)
  • May 14: 7/8 Quebec City Trip
  • May 17: PD Day (no classes)
  • May 20: Victoria Day (holiday)

Academics

Grade 7 Math

This week will be our final week of Geometry for the year. We will be continuing to discuss similar shapes and scale factors but this time will be using the coordinate grid to perform and describe dilatations. TUesday to Thursday will be spent practicing various enlargements and reductions of shapes based on specific scale factors a from a centre of dilatation either on the shape, on the origin, or from another point on the grid. On Friday, students will be writing a short (one page, two question) assessment to prove that they have mastered the concept.

Here are some online resources that students could check out at home in preparation:

Grade 7 Science

On Tuesday, we will be discussing the final topic in our Pure Substances and Mixtures unit: methods of separating solutions. The test for the second half of the unit will not be until May 3 but we will be taking some time on Wednesday to review the concepts. I will also be writing a blog post which outlines the test topics and some review material that can be used. Then starting on Friday (Monday for 7-10), students will be complete the CSI project – more info to come!

Also, students were made aware last week that they may be missing certain assignment. I will be discussing these missing tasks with the student first and will be giving an opportunity for some of the assignments to be completed over the next week. I would much rather students actually have to complete the assignments/lab as opposed to just accepting a “zero” for the missed work. I will be notifying parents of the missed assignments at some point this week.

Cool Opportunity = Paris Exchange 2020

Would you like your 13-18 year old son or daughter to travel the world and be immersed in the French language and culture?  Would you also like for them to do this affordably? If so, the Holy Trinity C.H.S. – Lycée Sainte Croix de Neuilly (Paris) EXCHANGE TRIP may be the trip of a lifetime!  Pending approval of the OCSB, selected students will be invited to participate in a cultural and educational exchange with the Lycée Sainte Croix de Neuilly, Paris, France.  This exchange will be open to students in all levels of French who will be in Grades 8-12 in the 2019-2020 school year. Holy Trinity families participating in the exchange program will host a French student in February 2020 and, in return, Trinity students will live with their French exchange partners in the month of March/April 2020. During the exchange, students will attend a variety of activities organized by the schools as well as the individual families. Please see Madame Pivato in Room 304 for more information.

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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)

Academics

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:

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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