Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lab Report Reminders

Since buses were cancelled today, I thought I would post a reminder about what lab reports are (and were) due:

1. Lab #1: Classifying Matter Lab - Tropical Fruit - Due date Monday, January 16, 2017

2. Lab #2: Sorting Mechanical Mixtures / Oil Spill (grade 7 only) - Due Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3. Lab #2: Penny Boats / Density (grade 8 only) - Due Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Some students still have to hand in lab #1 - please see the late assignment policy posted on the main page. All labs will be returned by Friday, January 20, 2017 to be put in student portfolios.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Classifying Matter: Tropical Fruit Lab due Monday, January 16

Today students in our class completed a lab on investigating some different ways scientists can classify matter. For example, we compared the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations and used the data to develop classification systems for tropical fruit. Students weighed, measured, and described the fruit based on various characteristics and attributes. Here is a sample of the materials the students worked with:
From clockwise from left: Kumquat, pomelo, dragon fruit, fig, golden berry and guava.