Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

Going to Agribition - 2014!

Going to Agribition! 

Next week, we will be going to the Canadian Western Agribition.  Here is the website!  Please look around the website and answer the following questions.

Agribition Website Exploration Assignment 

1.  When does the Canadian Western Agribition take place? 

2.  Click on the Ranch Horse Catalogue and write three sentences about two of the horses in it. 

3.  List three sponsors of the Agribition listed here.

4.  List and write down the information for three family events at Agribition.

5.  Who are three singers performing at Agribition in the evenings?  Write a sentence about each singer. 

6. What are five rodeo events that will be a part of the Agribition rodeo?

If you are finished the Agribition questions, take some time to look at these websites about farm animals.  We will see many of these at Agribition on November 25th.

Farm Animals

An Online Book about Farm Animals

All About Farm Animals 

For Agribition, please remember the following:
- Bring a warm jacket
- Wear older shoes
- Bring lunch and some water
- You may also bring some money to buy lunch or a treat (e.g. popcorn, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream)
- Stay with your group leader (teacher); Agribition is VERY large and we must stay with our groups at all times.
- Animals always go first.  They are much bigger than you so wait for them to go first.
- The bus will be ready to go at 9:00 am so please meet in Mrs. Thorson's room at 8:30 am.
 - Have fun!

Mrs. Thorson 

Canadian Western Agribition

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Human Cloning Websites

Here are some websites about human cloning to help you write your report:

What is cloning?

Pros and Cons of Cloning

Disadvantages of Cloning

Assisted Human Production and the Law

To Clone or Not to Clone: The Ethical Question

You will need to reference your sources so you can let your teacher know where you found your information.  

Please use bibme.org to create your bibliography of sources.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Element PowerPoint Presentation

Good afternoon!

Today, you are going to create a PowerPoint slide on a chemical element and we will be presenting these in class on Wednesday, December 11th. You will have today and tomorrow to work on this assignment.

You can choose which element you would like to present on but each student must do a different element to share with the class. The assignment is as follows:

EAL Science
Let’s Get to Know the Elements

The entire universe is made up of elements. The elements have been put into groups and placed on the periodic table. We will get to know many of the elements this semester based on this assignment. You must use one PowerPoint slide to show the information you have found. You will be given research time (one day) to find the information required. Everyone in the class will be doing a separate element:

The following information must be on the sheet:
1. element name and symbol
2. atomic number and atomic mass
3. electron configuration
4. at least 4 uses of the element in the world
5. boiling point/melting point/density
6. a picture of the element in its natural state
7. two pictures (or examples) of objects that the material is in
8. year of discovery and who discovered it
9. where and how the element is found in its natural state

Due Date: This assignment is due Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.

Presentation: At that time, you will give a short two minute presentation on the element. In your presentation you should tell us something interesting about the element and how it is used in the world. Your interesting fact does not need to be included on the PowerPoint slide.

Assessment: This assignment is out of 20 marks. (3 marks for presentation, 10 marks for having the above information on the assignment, 2 marks for references and 5 marks for grammar/spelling).

The following website is a good place to start!
Periodic Table of the Elements

Here is an example of what your slide should look like

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Biology Games

If you're finished your presentation, you may play games on the following websites in class today:

Animal Adaptations Game

Arctic Animals Quiz

Mission Adaptation Game


If you somehow manage to finish doing all your work and have looked at all these websites, here are lots more you can explore at school or home.

Animal Adaptations Websites

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Biomes Webquest

Good afternoon!

Welcome to my EAL Science blog.
I will be posting assignments, links to activities, and all kinds of
information here to help you with your EAL
Science class this semester.

Today, we are going to begin working on something called a Webquest.  A Webquest is a way to learn more about a subject using different websites and computer programs.  For this project, we are going to be doing the following activities:

Friday, October 11th - Introduction to the Biomes Webquest and "Biomes of the World" Map Assignment 
Due: Tuesday, October 15th

Here is another Biomes Map to help you with your assignment.

Tuesday, October 15th Biome Web Research: We are going to research the Deciduous Forest together as a class using the links given on the website.  We will include information in our report including the biome description, climate, plants, animals and adaptations made by living things in the biome.  Biome Research Form
Due: Tuesday, October 15th (This is an in-class assignment that we will do together but you are still required to complete the work and hand it in on the day of class.)

Wednesday, October 16th - Biome Web Research: Students will be put into teams of 2 or 3 to complete the research on one of the following biomes: Taiga, Desert, Rainforest, Grasslands, Arctic Tundra.  You will do this together with a partner but each student will use their own computer and complete their own research forms.
Due: Thursday, October 17th

Thursday, October 17th - Biome Scrapbook Assignment and Class Presentation: Students will use their biome research form to create scrapbook pages.  The scrapbook must include a title page, description/climate page, animal pages, and plant pages.  We will create a rubric together as a class and discuss what is important when representing, presenting, and listening to information. You will be presenting these scrapbook pages to the class the following week.  We will decide upon the date later.
Due: Monday, October 21st

For each of these classes, we will be meeting in the Library Computer Lab.  Please go straight to the library and you may log in to a computer as soon as you arrive to help save some time.

Let's work hard and have lots of fun learning about biomes together.  If you have questions at home, you can e-mail me at trudy.thorson@rbe.sk.ca and I will try to help if I can!

Mrs. Thorson

Additional Information:
Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and Longitude: Map Practice Activity

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Making Virtual Molecules!

Last week, we made molecules using marshmallows and toothpicks.  Today, you are going to make virtual molecules. 

Make the molecules using the atoms provided and draw pictures of each on the worksheet you are given.

Here's the website: Build a Molecule

It will take a couple minutes for the program to load.  Make sure that you are using FireFox when using this program.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Mrs. Thorson