Miss Houghton's Grade 10 Academic Page

Welcome to the section devoted to all things grade 10 science. Here I will post most class notes and assignments not found in your course packs. Please also check frequently as I will also post due dates and other class information.

Parents, please feel free to check my website for updates regarding your child's science course. If you would like me to communicate with you via email please let me know. 

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*******NEWS*********

Welcome back!

Textbooks have been assigned. If you did not resolve textbook issues from last semester, you will not be assigned a text to take home until the issue is resolved.

Please note: T=text, CP = handout numbers at bottom of page

September 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

 

 

  5 Grade 9 Day 6 Course Intro

HW: PARENT FORM

7 Safety

(T p. xvii, p. 204-205, p. xii -xiii)

HW: SAFETY WORKSHEET

8 Grade 9 Review

HW: FINISH WORK FROM CLASS, REVIEW FOR QUIZ

9
10 11 Chemical and Physical Change

(T p.180)

(HW: finish CP 10 (chem and phys change)

12 Grade 9 Review 1

(T p. 139-140)

HW: finish CP 11-12 on atomic structure

13

Ions (T Section 4.1)

HW: finish predicting ions worksheet, study for safety quiz

14 Quiz #1

Combining Capacities

(T p. 140-146)

HW: finish predicting ions worksheet

15 Lab: Ionic vs. Molecular Compounds

 

HW: lab write up

16
17 18 Ions (T Section 4.1)

CP 26-29

HW: finish predicting ions worksheet (CP)

19 Chemical Bonding

CP 31-32

HW: lab report

20 Lab Due

Binary Compounds

(T p. 140-146)

CP 41-42

HW: CP 45-46

21 Writing Ionic Compounds

Play Bond with a Classmate

(T p. 140-146)

CP 47-48

HW: T p. 150 # 6-8

22 Polyatomics

(T. 148-149)

HW:CP 55 1 a-j and 2 a-j)

23
24 25 PA DAY 26 Quiz

Molecular and Diatomic

(T Section 4.2)

CP 60-64

HW: CP 65-66

 

27 Finish Chemical Naming

(T section 4.2)

CP 56-58, 71, 73, 74 extra practice

HW: finish extra practice

 

28 Law of Conservation of Mass

(T p. 160-161)CP 80-82)

HW: finish demo questions, 82

29 Balancing Chemical Reactions

(T p. 163-p.165)

CP 84, 86-92

HW: finish practice from class

 

30
             

October 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2  Research Project 3  Types of Reactions

(T p. 179-197)

CP 95, 98-99, 100-104

4  Naming Acids and Bases

(T pp. 222-227)

CP 118

practice CP 117

5 Library Period 6 Acids and Bases

pH and Neutralization

Cp 118

CP 117

HW: Case Study

7
8 9 Thanksgiving 10 Lab: Acids and Bases 11 Review 12 Chemistry Unit Test (tentative) 13 Library Period: APA formatting 14
15 16 Lab Due

Introduction to Biology

AFL Biology

HW: Fake News Project

17 Organelle Independent Assignment

(T p. 10-14)

HW: finish assignment

18 Microscopes

(T p. 8-9, p. 544-547)

HW: Microscope Parts Diagram

19 Bill Nye Genes

DNA Worksheet

(T p. 32-35)

HW: finish worksheets, finish Fake News Worksheet B

 

20 PA DAY 21
22 23 Onion Cell Lab

HW: lab report

24 Osmosis and the Cell Membrane

(T p. 30-31)

HW: study for quiz

25 Quiz: Organelles

Nucleus and DNA

HW: finish nucleus worksheet

26  Lab Due

Mitosis

(T p. 29-42)

HW: Mitosis practice

27 Mitosis Microviewers 28
29 30 Finish microviewers

HW: cloning worksheet

31 Cloning

Oktoberfest

HW: cloning worksheet

       
             

November 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 Cancer

HW: cancer assignment

2 Cancer

HW: computer generated graph

3 Stem Cells and Cell Specialization

HW: finish work from class, worksheet C

4
5 6 Tissue Activity

 

HW: study for quiz

7 Tissue Activity

 

HW: study for quiz

8 Quiz: Cell Cycle, Cancer, Stem Cells, Cloning

Finish Tissues

9 Plants and Transport

HW: Fake News project

10 Group Collaboration Period 11
12 13 Respiratory System

HW: respiratory system worksheet

14 Digestive System

HW: package for quiz

15 Tissues Quiz

Circulatory System

HW: finish practice questions

16 Immune System

Viruses and Vaccines

(CP 105-109)

(T p. 109-111)

HW: finish practice questions

17 Medical Imaging

(T p. 95)

HW: group project

18
19 20 Medical Imaging

HW: read dissection handout

21 Frog Dissection 22 Intro to Physics

Nature and Sources of Light

(p. 398-399, p. 403-410)

Sources of Light Worksheet CP 5-7

23 Frog Dissection Lab due

Properties of Light and Reflection

(p.411-417)

 Properties of Light Worksheet CP 12-15

24 PA DAY 25
26 27 Review 28 Biology Unit Test 29 Properties of Light and Reflection

(p.411-417)

 Properties of Light Worksheet CP 12-15, Math Skills Practice, Treasure Hunt

30 Concave and Convex Mirrors

(p.419-427, 434-436)

HW: finish practice questions CP 23 - 30, Math Skills Practice

Mirror Equation and Math Skills Review

(10.3 (p.425-p.427) and 10.4 (p. 434-435)

HW: p. 436 #1,2 and p. 430 #6, 7 

 

 December 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             
          1 2
3 4 Treasure Hunt Due

Mirror Equation and Math Skills Review

(10.3 (p.425-p.427) and 10.4 (p. 434-435)

HW: p. 436 #1,2 and p. 430 #6, 7 

5 Refraction, Partial Refraction and Total Internal Reflection

11.2 (449-456, p.457-467)

HW: Worksheet 11.1 and 11.2

6

Introduction to Lenses

12.1 (p.487-p.493)

HW: study for quiz

7

Lenses and Ray Diagrams

12.2 (p.495-498)

 

8 Quiz

Thin Lens Equation

12.2 (p. 498-499)

HW: Finish practice questions from class.

9
10 11Presentations Begin

More Calculation Practice

Mirror Applications

HW: finish chart

12 Presentations

Cool Lenses

11.3 (p.468-475)

HW: Cool Lenses

 

13 Presentations

Other Applications

 

HW: Other Applications

14 Human Eye Lab

 

 

HW: Mirror Lab Pre-Lab

15 Human Eye Lab

 

 

HW: Mirror Lab Pre-Lab

16
17 18 Mirror Lab 19 Physics Review 20 Physics Unit Test 21Human Eye and Mirror Lab Due 22 23
24 25 Winter Break 26 27 28 29 30
31            

 

January 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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21 22 23 24 25 Exams 26 Exams 27
28 29 Exams 30 Exams 31 Exams