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 Notes - Ecology

If you missed something in class or didn't finish, this is the place to get what you need.

June 3rd     Ecology Definitions and BN - Biodiversity  
June 6th    
  More Ecology TermsChains and Web handout.
June 7th     
Play the Food Chain GameBN - Food Webs  Classifying Components of Ecosystems.  Ecosystems and their components.  
June 8th     
 Food Web assignment  due by the end of the week (you are doing one of forest or aquatic - not both)
June 9th    
  Deer and Wolf Populations.  Complete and hand in.
June 10th    
  Endangered Species Assignment.  Be sure to pick a species that is actually endangered.
June 13th   
 Populations note and handout  BN - Populations
June 14th    Ecology Review.
June 15th    Hey Mr. Ohrling...What is on my Ecology Test?
June 16th    Ecology Test

Exam review

Chemistry     Answers

Electricity      Answers

Space           Answers

Ecology        Answers 

Exam Approximate Mark Breakdown.


 Notes - Space 

If you missed something in class or didn't finish, this is the place to get what you need.

May 16th    Space is a hostile place (note).  How Big, How Far, How Fast video.
May 17th    Read Ch 4.1 and 4.2 and complete the handout.
May 18th     From Ch 4.5 Our Solar System handout. 
May 19th  A Study of Mars
May 20th  Continue Mars study
May  24th    Scale Model of the Solar System.  Use the scale given to make a model on 3 pieces of 8 1/2 x 14 paper. Look below!
May 25th   Celestial Motion Note.  Motion of Mars and Jupiter.  Other Solar System Bodies.  BN - The Moon.
May 26th   The Sun.  Read Ch. 4.10 from the text and answer a - m using complete sentences.
Fri May 27th  BN - The Sun.  Rd Ch. 4.11.  Note on Galaxies.
Mon May 30th     The Doppler Effect, Red-Shift and the Expanding Universe.  Evidence for the Big Bang 
May 31st   Solar Nebula Theory. Video.   The Effect of Celestial Bodies on Earth.  Hey Mr. Ohrling....What is on my Space Test?
Jun 1st    Review for your Test tomorrow....Don't forget to make your "Cheat Sheet" 
Thurs Jun 2nd  Space Test     

Scale Model of the Solar System

Space Links

Space Jeopardy   

Planet Facts 

Try these Planet Info Questions 

So, How Small are We?  (youtube)

Retrograde Motion Applet

Another Retrograde Motion Animation

Nova Science Now videos.  Asteroid (12 min)      The 10th Planet (5 min) 

The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas.  Youtube video..

What is a Galaxy?

Lunar and Solar Eclipse Applets

Moving Targets - Check out this interactive site about Red-Shift

Evidence for the Big Bang  

Cool Cosmos and RedShift 

Wikipedia RedShift  

How Stuff Works Planet Videos - Space School - Pick a planet and watch a video

Origins of the Solar System - video from PBS

Solar Nebula Theory  

The Birth of the SolarSystem - video

Stephen Hawking explains the formation of the Solar System.

The Most Astounding Fact as described by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Mysterious Black Hole Activity.  HandoutWebsite link.

The Scale of the Universe - this is an awesome site that lets you zoom in to small and out to big


 Notes - Electricity

If you missed something in class or didn't finish, this is the place to get what you need.

Apr 6th    Building a Model for Electric Charge note and What is Static Electricity videohandouts.   
Apr 7th    Investigation 3.1 - Investigating Electric Charges. Report and Questions. The activity was completed and handed in .
Apr 8th    Read Ch #3.2 and complete Electricity and Matter handout.  
Apr 11th 
 Investigation 3.3 - Charging by Contact.  This was done as a class.  Video.  HSW - Static Electricity
Apr 12th   How a Van de Graff Generator Works. Try the Van de Graff.  
Apr 13th  Conductors and Insulators note. Video 'Conductors and Insulators' handout. Charging by Contact.  
Apr 14th   Hit by lightning. Human Lightning Rod   Static Electricity Assignment. It is due on Mon Apr 18th.
Apr 15th   BN Static ElectricityFinish Static Electricity Assignment.
Apr 18th  Static Electricity Review.  Be sure to complete your  Static Electricity Assignment.  It is now PAST DUE.  What is Current Electricity note. Rd. Ch 3.4.  Comparing Electricity to Water Flow handout.
Apr 19th  Static Electricity Quiz.  Parts of an Electric Circuit note.   BN - Current Electricity.
Apr 20th   Electricity Symbols handout.  Activity 3.5 - Building simple circuits was completed in class and handed in.
Apr 21st   Symbols Review.  Read Ch #3.6 Complete handout. Series and Parallel Circuits notes and drawings.. 
Apr 22nd  PD Day
Apr 25th  Electric Symbols Quiz.   Activity 3.7 - Building Series and Parallel Circuits. Completed and Hand in.
Apr 26th   Read Ch #3.8 - Measuring Voltage Drop and Current. Complete HandoutandCircuit Diagrams  
Apr 27th  PHET online circuits. Handouts  
Apr 28th   Practice Drawing Circuits for your quiz tomorrow. Circuit Construction review and summary note.
Apr 29th  Circuit drawing quiz  Calculations with circuits.  Watch This.  Practice Circuit Analysis for your quiz 
May 2nd   Ohm's Law note and worksheet (solutions)
May 3rd    Circuit analysis quiz.  Ohm's Law Practice.  Read Ch #3.13.  Complete the following handout.
May 4th     Ohm's Law Quiz. Whiteboards. How do we Conserve Electricity? Save ON Energy.  Video.   Rd. Ch 3.16, Efficiency note.    
May 5th      How we Produce Electricity.  Read the folder ,  Complete the handout.
These videos might help.    What is Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Energy Risks.  Hydroelectricity.  Fossil Fuels.       
May 6th     What Type of Electrical Energy is the Best?  Due Tuesday!
These videos might help.    What is Renewable Energy.  Wind.  Solar.  Tidal.  Geothermal.  Biomass

May 9th     Continue working on Electrical Energy assignment.
May 10th   Continue working on Electricity assignment or start getting ready for your Test 

May 11th   Hey Mr. Ohrling...What is on my Electricity Test?
May 12th   Electricity Review  
May 13th   Electricity Unit Test  

Electricity Links


Balloons and Static Electricity

John Travoltage

Charged Rod and a Pith Ball Demonstration

Static Electricity Terms that you should know

Static Electricity from S-Cool.  Great Animations and explanations of Static Laws and Pith balls.

Static Electricity Starts a Fire  

How a Van de Graff Works.

Mythbusters Build a Van de Graff.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be hit by lightning while in a car?  Watch this and find out. (from 'Top Gear')


Conductors or Insulators - The Trash Bin Game

Conductors or Insulators  

Static Electricity Powerpoint review. 

Schematic Circuit Symbols Quiz    This one has diagrams.

Parts of a Circuit that you need to know     

Series and Parallel Circuits Video - From HowStuff Works

The Brainiacs and the Electric Fence.  Hilarious video.

What is a Circuit?  A great review of Series and Parallel Circuits

Electricity Vocabulary   

Electric Charge Hangman    

Electricity Quiz    

The Ohm Zone    and   Ohm Zone Worksheet   and Equivalent Resistance

The Circuit construction kit and handouts

PHET HTML5 Circuit construction and Handouts.  

Simbucket Circuit Analysis (HTML5).  Handout.  

Comparing a DC Circuit to the Flow of Water.

Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits  

Series and Parallel Circuits Animation video. (8 min)

Ohm's Law - Worksheet - Solutions

Electrictiy Terms Review         

40 Terms to review on Static and Current Electricity  

Electricity in Ontario.  Look at this file if you don't get your assignment done in class.

How do we produce Electricity - This is your assignment for the unit



 Notes - Chemistry 

If you missed something in class or didn't finish, this is the place to get what you need.

Feb 4th      Course outline and expectations.  Parents, please sign the outline beside the website info.
Feb 5th    
 Safety in the classroom, WHMIS
Feb 8th      
Making WHIMIS work video  HHPS symbols and info.   Physical and Chemical Properties note.   Physical Properties handout. We will finish this next class.
Feb 9th      Finish Physical Properties. Make sure you answer the following 3 questions. 
Feb 10th    Safety Symbols Quiz   Physical Properties activity
Feb 11th     Properties Review. What is Chemistry note. Video - Evidence for Atoms and Molecules.
Feb 12th    Physical Properties Quiz.  Rd pages 16.  Changes of State note (see diagram below). BN - States of Matter Handout. (answers).
Feb 15th      Family Day Monday.  No School
Feb 16th      Rd pages 1617. Physical and Chemical Change Handout.      
Feb 17th      Physical and Chemical Change Activity. Use the links above to Practice. Bill Nye - Chemical Reactions  
Feb 18th     First half of class netbooks .  Read Ch 1.5 and complete the following handout.
Feb 19th     Chemical and Physical Change Quiz.  2nd half of class to Main Library for Course Selection
Feb 22nd    
 Ch 1.6 - Extreme Chemical Reactions.  Video: How Fireworks are made.
Feb 23rd     
KMT Demos - Make notes on the following Powerpoint. Rd 1.8 answer Q#1-4
Feb 24th     
Rd 1.9 and fill in the handout. Review KMT. PPT-Elements Compounds and Mixtures.
Feb 25th     CWOSSA Volleyball

Feb 26th    PD Day - No School
Feb 29th    
PPT-Elements Compounds and Mixtures.   Matter Concept Map. Try these Flashcards. Elements Compounds and Mixtures video with worksheet.
Mar 1st    
Try these Flashcards. Classifying Substances as Elements, Compounds and Mixtures. Activity
Mar 2nd    
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Quiz.  Read Ch 1.10 and 1.12.   Complete the worksheet    . Metallurgy Vid (9 min)
Mar 3rd    Metals vs. Non Metals Video.  PPT  . Activity.  Atoms the inside story. Rd Ch 1.13  and complete the handout.
Mar 4th     BN Atoms.   Atoms - inside story note from PPT30 Elements you need to know. PT. Elements Crossword and Wordsearch.
Mar 7th       
Elements and symbols links below. Standard Atomic Notation.    L&SM 1.13a 
Mar 8th      
    Your Periodic Table...with protons, neutrons and electrons.   L&SM  1.13b.
Mar 9th      
Bohr Diagram Note and Drawing of the first 20 elements. How to Draw Potassium.  Phosphorus. Check yours here.

Mar 10th    Bohr Diagrams Review.    Review and finish Bohr Diagrams
Mar 11th    
Element Symbols Quiz. Adopt an Element Assignment - Due Wed Mar 23rd  
March Break
Mar 21      Counting Atoms. Rd. Chapter 1.14NotePractice
Mar 22     Bohr Diagram Quiz.  Making Molecules. Rd. Chapter 1.15 Making Molecules note
Mar 23     
Making Molecules Activity
Mar 24     

Mar 25 - Good Friday
Mar 28     Easter Monday
Mar 29    
Making Molecules Quiz.  The Periodic Table Video.(12 min)  Read Ch 1.18 and complete the handout.
Mar 30     Use this Periodic Table to complete the handout 1.19. 
Mar 31     Literacy Test Day.
Apr  1st    Hey Mr. Ohrling...What is on my Chemistry Test? Chemistry Review - Questions and Answers.Chemistry Review
Apr 4th      Chemistry Review.
Apr 5th     Chemistry Unit Test      


Chemistry Links


WHIMIS Symbols Flashcards with pictures

WHIMIS Symbols - Interactive site with symbols

WHIMIS Video - youtube.(3 min)

Making WHIMIS work video (14 min)

Physical Properties    Use this studystack to help you learn the terms for your quiz

Chemical and Physical Change Quiz

Different Games for Chemical and Physical Change

Physical or Chemical Change Quiz 

Chemistry Comes Alive Videos.  Some Great Demos

Chemical or Physical Change.  A Flash lesson

Changes of State Quiz  

How Fireworks are Made  (youtube).

KMT Shockwave lesson

Elements, Compounds or Mixtures.  Use these flashcards with pictures to help you Identify the differences between these.

Elements, Compounds or Mixtures.  This gives you games to help you study.

Elements Compounds and Mixtures    

Elements, Mixtures and Compounds (Matching)  

Quiz yourself on the 30 Elements you need to know!

More Games for the 30 Elements you need to know

Metals vs. Non-Metals 

The disposal of Sodium. 

Brainiacs look at Alkali Metals

Quiz yourself on subatomic particles  - protons, neutrons, electrons, location, charge and mass

Nuclear.  An app for your ipod that lets you build atoms with the correct # of protons, neutrons and electrons

Build an atom.  From PHET

Building Simple Molecules - Using Combining Capacity to name and write formulas

Matter Vocabulary review        

Check out this Prezi on the Periodic Table and its arrangement     

The Best Online Periodic Table that I could find  

Atoms and Periodic Table Review       


Hangman Matter Terms                    


Classification of Matter PowerPoint    


Welcome to Matter - Tech topics does a great job explaining some of the matter concepts covered.