Science 9 – Today the grade 9’s had their field trip to the Space Center. I chose for them to do three activities: cosmic courtyard, planet hunter and a movie on black holes. As anticipate, the black holes movie was the highlight. The cosmic courtyard needs a major refresher, as many of their exhibits don’t work anymore….
Physics 11 – Today my physics classes went to PlayLand for their amusement park physics field trip. It was a beauty day. A few of my students managed to get to “The Beast” quickly and avoided the big lineup for it.
One of the things I think my classes have gotten quite good at is taking some minimal instructions and using their physics knowledge, they can apply their understanding to situation with good detail. I’m curious to see what I get back from this assignment.
Here is a link to my assignment document: playland physics 2016
Science 8 – April 23
My other two science 8 classes visited the Vancouver Aquarium on the 23rd. These classes did an experimental design activity instead of the dissection. The dissection is more fun and interesting, and that’s what I will focus on next year.
Science 8 – April 20
This week I’m taking my grade 8 classes to the Vancouver Aquarium. They get to dissect a mackerel, which ties into body systems and their upcoming eye dissection. The field trip also supports our goal to practice scientific inquiries and experimental design. The students enjoyed the trip and it was worthwhile.