Monday, April 29, 2013

Math 7 - Ch 7 Labs

Here are the virtual labs for some of the topics covered in Chapter 7.  Have fun!

Probability Games

Skill Tester

Click on "Probability" and/or "Statistics"

Spinners, dice, coins, and more

Rock Cycle Game

Today we played a game to learn all about the rock cycle.  The kids traveled between seven stations:   clouds, mountain, river, ocean, volcano  earth's interior, and soil.  At each station they would roll the dice and be told where to travel through the rock cycle and diagram their journey as a rock.  It included factors such as erosion, tectonic plate movement and subduction, pressure, magma, and more!  (I just like to say MAGMA like Dr. Evil!!).  

See our rock cycle candy demonstration here.  MMMMMM!!

I got my idea here

Lesson plan printable available here

The large posters and my other rock cycle activities available here

Friday, April 26, 2013

Crazy hair day

I just had to share my hair today!  I'm a bit of a nature nut so having a bird's nest hairdo seemed appropriate!

Rock Cycle

We learnt about rocks and the rock cycle this week and even had a great demonstration using candy. Let's face it, candy always makes school better (as long as there is gym class after to help burn it off!)

See HERE to listen to the rock cycle song to "Life is a Highway".  The kids had fun singing along.

Check out our ROCK CYCLE GAME!

Teachers see here for more rock cycle activities, links, and printables

See the video here

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


We had a great time learning about mineral identification by testing various minerals hardness, steak, luster, and colour and comparing it to a chart to figure out each one. 

Click here to learn about synthetic diamonds - something one of the kids asked about.

Click here to see a film about it

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bridge Building

We had a great time with the bridge building contest where the kids were given straws, tape, an paper clips and had to make a bridge that a gold ball could roll down.  Some ideas worked really well and we learnt a lot from those that didn't.

Proof Josh let Renee wear his hat during class!!  OH NO!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Describe beauty

Dove has done it again!!  I love this video so much and hope it inspires you to all love yourself and stop being so critical of your own beauty.  I need to learn this lesson too! 

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Your friends are beautiful!

Click HERE and enter the contest!!  I think this is a great idea and we should all do it.

You can enter through Facebook.

But I think you can enter here without Facebook

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ecosystem in a bottle

I just thought this was amazing and had to share it!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Destroying Marshmallows

We did a lab this week where you draw a grid on a marshmallow and then apply the forces we learnt about in class:  compression, tension, shearing, flexion and torsion.  Then we record how the grid changes.  After we were done we all had a clean marshmallow to enjoy.  See more here

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bridge Architecture

I have found some great resources and games to help learn about the architecture of bridges.  Enjoy!

For Android (Google Play)

Online Bridge Architect

Online BridgeGame