Science 6

Welcome Science 6 to my blog!

Flight Unit

Pioneer Women pilots: LINK

Others:

George Frederick “Buzz” Beurling: LINK

Roland Groome: LINK

Henry Wallace McLeod: LINK

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How to become a pilot (in Canada): LINK

High Flight Poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.: LINK

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
 Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
 of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
 You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
 High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
 I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
 My eager craft through footless halls of air….

 Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
 I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
 Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
 And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
 The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
 – Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Fingerprinting: LINK

Heat WebQuest

Introduction

Today you will develop your understanding further on the three types of heat transfer: radiation, conduction, and convection. But how are these processes personally relevant to you? Where does heat transfer occur in your daily environment? Is there anything that you can do to improve or reduce the amount of heat transfer that occurs around you?

This WebQuest will help you find answers to the above questions. It will connect what you have learned about heat transfer with your everyday life, specifically your home environment. Let’s get started!

Part 1

Working in groups of 2, visit the following websites and each of you should then answer Part 1 of your worksheet questions (you’ll have to carefully type in the website’s address to get there!). Both you and your partner can read the information together on each web page. Do not go to other pages within the sites. Read only the information contained on these two pages:

  1. http://www.clavius.org/heatxfer.html
  2. http://www.lowes.com/cd_Understand+Heat+Transfer+and+Insulation_974680410_

After you have completed the worksheet questions, readings, answer the questions that follow in Part 2.

Part 2

Now that you are very familiar with the three types of heat transfer, let’s see how you can apply this knowledge to your everyday life.

The following link is an interactive home that allows you to visit various rooms in a typical house. Click on each room to learn what you can do to cut energy costs. Your task is to visit this site and, with your partner, make a list of TEN things that you can do to increase the energy efficiency in your own home. Make this list applicable to your personal life. Think about the things you use every day. Think about your household chores. How can you have a positive impact on improving the energy efficiency of your home?

Go to:

http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/cool_change/tool/atHome.html

Interactions Within Ecosystems

1. <VIDEO link>: Volcano! Surtsey and Haemay

A fascinating extract from the ITV documentary “Savage Earth” first broadcast in the 1990s. Surtsey was the island born from an underwater volcanic eruption off the south coast of Iceland in 1963. Haemay was the small town on the Westmann islands, south of Iceland, which was awoken one night in 1973 to find its volcano had burst into life. The townsfolk fought the advancing lava with high pressure hoses and managed to turn it away from their harbour.

Fascinating shots of the eruption.

2. <VIDEO link>: Seventh Generation pt

A documentary about the role of young people in protecting the land and the culture of Red Lake Nation

Water & Carbon Cycle Games!

1. Water Cycle Game

2. Carbon Cycle Game

Food Chains Games!

1. Chain Reaction

2. Food Puzzle Chain

3. Food Chains

4. Complete the Food Chain

Mixtures & Solutions WebQuest!!

Go to this LINK and…:

1. Write down the Vocabulary and definitions in your notes then go back to the main page

2. Go to the games and play the Flashcards, Matching and Word Search then go back to the main page

3. Play the Review Games then go back to the main page

4. Try the Quiz and then you are done! Write down your percentage score and try to get your highest mark possible!




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