Posted in August 2012

Tripping the light fantastic.

Image source Friday August 31st. Wow, what a time I have had working with the year 7 and 9 students. These past two weeks have just flown by. Both classes have been learning about light and using light boxes the students have been discovering how the light spectrum influences the way we see light. The … Continue reading

Year 7 – Maths. This weeks review-1

Friday 31st In today’s class we will: 1. Maths Mate answers. 2. Complete ‘Rectangles: constant perimeter or area’ 3. Worksheet. 4. Mathletics 5. Summary of this weeks work. – Send me an email, teachingfantasticscience(at)gmail.com and post on YOUR blog: – a summery of this weeks work (my blog can help here) – include 1 thing you … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Report and Sound Check Australia

Friday 31st Learning intentions: To discover some of the activities we participate in can affect our hearing. Success criteria: You will be able to describe some environmental factors which can affect our hearing. Today’s tasks: 1. Sound Check Australia. In this activity you will be participating in a survey about your hearing. It includes a short … Continue reading

Year 7 Maths – Area and perimeter explained

Monday 3rd Learning intention: To learn the difference between area and perimeter. To understand how these measurements are used outside the classroom and to be able to calculate the area and perimeter of polygons. Success criteria: You will be able to describe the difference between area and perimeter and provide examples. You will be able … Continue reading

Year 7 Maths – Perimeter and Area

Image source Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th Learning intentions: You will learn the difference between perimeter and area and you will learn how these are calculated. Success criteria: You will understand the difference between perimeter and area and be able to explain how these are calculated. Links to VELS: In Measurement, chance and data, students … Continue reading

Year 7 – Report writing

Image source Learning intention: To become familiar with writing scientific reports. Success criteria: You will have produced a report which includes an appropriate hypothesis, a clear aim, a complete list of materials, clear method instructions, well presented and described results, a discussion which shows a good analysis of the results and a clear and precise … Continue reading

Year 9 Science – Extra Sensory Perception

  Image source Tuesday 28th Learning intentions: To understand that human senses are limited to only part of the sound range and electromagnetic spectrum. You will discover that animals have different sensory perceptions than humans and that a human’s senses can be enhanced with a range of tools and equipment. Success criteria: You will demonstrate … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Investigating insulators

  Image source Monday 27th. Learning Intention: To consolidate the process of conducting experiments and producing written reports. Success criteria: You will be able to describe the processes involved in producing a scientific report. Links to VELS: Students use a range of tools to explain and interpret observations. They learn to present data in appropriate … Continue reading

Year 7 Maths – Angles in Polygons

Monday 27th Learning intentions: You will learn how to calculate the value of the angles in a polygons. Success criteria: You will be able to describe the process of finding the values of the angles within a polygon. Links to VELS: Measurement, Chance and Data. Students learn important common measures relating to angle. Polygons in … Continue reading