Welcome to Grade 9 Science!


Course
Title/Topic
File(s)
Author(s)
Grade 9 Applied (SNC1P)
Pre-lab for Investigation 5.6 (p.188 of Nelson's Science Connections 9)
-includes safety (equipment, MSDS), bkg knowledge, etc.

Ambrozic
Grade 9 Academic (SNC1D)
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Chemistry: Atoms, Elements and Compounds
-includes a sample unit outline and sixlesson plans
-provides examples of learning stations and a choice board
-incorporates an adaptation of the "Steps to Inquiry" from SmartScience
(www.smarterscience.ca)
How to Use Steps to Inquiry can be found at
http://dpcdsb-science-writing.wikispaces.com/Lessons+Created+2010
external image msword.png Title Page (SNC1D - Chemistry).doc
external image msword.png FINAL - SNC1D - Chemistry.doc
external image pdf.png Title Page (SNC1D - Chemistry).pdf
external image pdf.png FINAL - SNC1D - Chemistry.pdf
Note: for Lesson 3, consider having all students try each station and they can reflect on which station helped them learn best.
Cristina Colaiacovo
(Gonzaga)
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Physics: The Characteristics of Electricity
-includes a sample unit outline and five lesson plans
-provides an example of a RAFT
-incorporates the "Steps to Inquiry" from SmartScience
(www.smarterscience.ca)
How to Use Steps to Inquiry can be found at
http://dpcdsb-science-writing.wikispaces.com/Lessons+Created+2010
external image msword.png Title Page (SNC1D - Physics).doc
external image msword.png Final - SNC1D - Electricity.doc
external image pdf.png Title Page (SNC1D - Physics).pdf
external image pdf.png Final - SNC1D - Electricity.pdf
Melaine Logan
(Joan of Arc)

How does your Garden Grow?
-using inquiry to investigate and explain
various environmental contaminants and how
they affect the environment
-also includes a proposed unit plan and suggested
days to introduce, plan, and conduct student-directed
inquiries
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external image msword.png Lesson Plan - How Does Your Garden Grow (SNC1D).doc
Notes: you may want to consider the following
  • start germinating the seeds prior to the start of the lab so that they are little seedlings by the start of the lab (e.g. 1-2 days prior to starting the lab)
  • for treatment of each plant: 15 drops of treatment + 15 drops of water (so that the plant does not die from dehydration)
  • monitor the water absorption - they may need to be watered more on Fridays so that they are not dehydrated by Monday
Gizmo Alert! You can use the "Plant Growth" gizmo to simulate a similar investigation:
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=615
The teacher resources also includes how to use this gizmo with "Smarter Science" posters.
Chris,
Laura and
Lauren
Grade 9 Applied
(SNC1P)
Electrical Applications
-includes a sample unit outline and seven lesson plans
-provides an example of a Learning Menu (Contract)
external image msword.png Title Page (SNC1P - Physics).doc
external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Final - SNC1P - Electrical Applications.docx
external image pdf.png Title Page (SNC1P - Physics).pdf
external image pdf.png Final - SNC1P - Electrical Applications.pdf
Erin O'Brien
(Cabot

Static Electricity Labs
-electroscope, charging by friction, conduction & induction

Julie Grando, Joy Tanega
(Ambrozic)
SNC1D/1P

Frayer Model: Use with students to summarize the main ideas by comparing and contrasting the different groups of the periodic table. This table was meant to support Nelson 9 (1999) pg. 110-113), but can easily be adapted for other texts.

Ambrozic

-choice board:
demonstrate an understanding that we have aresponsibility to regulate our impact on thesustainability ofecosystems in order to preserve them for future generations (Gr 9)
external image msword.png Multiple Intelligences Choice Board - Ecosystems.doc

Demo: Dissecting a Glow Stick

-chemistry learning menu: the impact of chemicals on environment (Gr 9)
external image msword.png Science Learning Menu.doc

Useful Web Sites

Nelson Education's Online Resource
  • use this link & your access code to access online resources
  • students can use this link & their access code to access the student eBook
www.mynelson.com
Nelson Education's Catholic Values Tool Kit* use this link & your access code to access online resources
(lesson plans that connect science with Catholic Values)
www.nelson.com/cptperspectives9
www.nelson.com/cptconnections9
Nelson Online - video tutorials, online quizzes, student eBook, ...
http://www.nelson.com/scienceperspectives/pd/tutorials/
http://www.nelson.com/onsciencepd
Gr 9 Science Essentials - online Learning Centre
http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/learningcentres/course/view.php?id=9780070976368
STAO On Line Workshop
Current Electricity
http://staoapps.com/e-main.asp
Exercises on Financial Literacy on STAO website:* The Characteristics and Applications of Electricity (Gr 9 Physics)
http://stao.org/res2/fin-lit.php
Astronomy Unit c/o STAO
http://stao.ca/res2/astronomy-2.php
A neat app for astronomy
http://www.history.com/shows/the-universe/interactives/interactive-universe
Observatory: New Ecosystem Is Found Around Southern Ocean Hydrothermal Vent
nyti.ms/zSlQBn

Putting together the Internation Space Station - piece by piece; timeline & animation
**http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm**
Windows of the Universe (Earth and Space Science)-includes Teacher Resources-great for ecology!
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/main/teacher_resources.html
Space Science Education and Public Outreach
group at Sonoma State University
-includes video games, educational activities, PowerPoint
presentations, etc. related to black holes, gamma rays,
galaxies, stars, and electromagnetic spectrum
http://epo.sonoma.edu/
FREE "Journey to Stars" DVD w/ Teacher's Guide (access online or you can order free copies)
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/07jun_journeytothestars/
Via BBC News
Plugging gadgets into a socket in the wall, or loading them with batteries - or maybe even unfurling a solar panel - is how most of us think of getting electricity. But what about plugging them into your body? Read More
Stellarium - FREE program for observing the night sky!
http://www.stellarium.org/
Gravity and Orbit Simulator
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-and-orbits