Year 7 - 8 Blog
This is where you will find out what we have been doing in the Year 7 -8 class.
Science, Math, Design and PSHE
Science 7 and 8 Central Focus: Energy comes in various forms and can be transferred.
Lines of Inquiry: Renewable and non-renewable resources transfer energy (Function), Clean energy is affordable and capable of solving world problems (Perspective). Water, Wind and Solar are clean energy sources (Form)
Update: There will be a test on Friday November 10th. Students will be reviewing their notes this week on Energy.
Math 7 and 8
Central Focus; Algebraic equations help us write formulas to address patterns in the world.
Line of Inquiry: unknowns can be expressed as an expression (Form), Equations in algebra help us find the unknown (Connection), Formulas are written to identify patterns (Causation).
Students finished the unit and will review their tests this week. We will then start a unit on Measuring Angles.
Design 7 and 8
Central Focus: Science and design can be integrated to create clean energy models.
Lines of Inquiry: Models help us apply knowledge of clean energy (Function), Creating models allow us to solve problems, personally and globally(Reflection), Design allows experimentation, creativity and critical thinking to emerge (Responsibility)
The student models were exciting to see evolve as students gained a better understanding of what clean energy is and how it can be applied in our world today.
PSHE 7 and 8
Central Focus- Skills can be applied to many different sports.
Lines of Inquiry: Movement skills can be applied to Touch Rugby(Connection), tactics change when new sports are introduced(Change), Cardio vascular systems can be developed through endurance activities (Function)
Students this week will be practicing their soccer skills for next Monday's games.