The science curriculum is based around 5 major units, with a focus on inquiry learning.
Curriculum Related Resouces
Alberta Education is moving away from textbook based learning of science and towards the inquiry based learning whereby students and teachers explore a range of sources to investigate the questions and topics in science. With this, links will be posted below to most sources of information we are using in the classroom.
Resources for remainder of chemistry unit
Attached are the powerpoints and supporting documents used after the quiz.
States of Matter
Here you will find the PowerPoint used in class that accompanied our learning up to the first quiz.
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The Scientific Method
Before fully beginning the chemistry unit, it is important to know and understand the steps involved in the scientific method. Here are the PowerPoint's we used in class to assist our learning.
ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM
After Winter break, we took a deeper look at magnetism. We learned how it is related to electricity and where magnetism can be found in our world. See below PowerPoint for the concepts we have gone over. Information in this powerpoint will be on the quiz on January 16th.
To answer the question "How can we create the strongest electromagnet?", we used the following link to guide our discovery!
After our quiz, we learned more about circuits. Please see the PowerPoint below for all information we covered in class!
If you happen to have lost your lab, here is another one you can print out and complete.
Introduction to Electricity PowerPoint
As we begin to learn more and more about what electricity and batteries, it is amazing to realize how our lives are so dependent on electricity as a form of power! Included in this powerpoint is information we have been studying in class related to electricity.
Greenhouse Gas Effect
As the last portion of our Weather watch study, we investigated the Greenhouse Gas effect and the impacts scientists believe this has on global warming. See powerpoint below.
Air Pressure Powerpoint
Below you will find the powerpoint for air pressure.
Weather Watch around the World
Over the next few weeks, the focus of our Weather Watch unit will shift towards forecasting and prediction of weather trends. Each student have selected a city of particular interest to them and will be tracking the weather in this location. Here is the link we have used in class and students are therefore familiar with:
In the attached powerpoint, you will find almost all the information we have learned so far in this unit. There is extra information here that relates to the rest of the unit, so please only focus on the specific topics outlined in the study guide.
To better understand why you measured a difference in our classroom temperature depending where you were, refer to the diagrams below.
Even though we do not typically see too many clouds in Abu Dhabi, it is still important to know about how clouds form and why they are important indicators of weather conditions. Here is the powerpoint presentation we went over in class (updated on September 27th)!