Miss Houghton's Grade 9 Academic Page

Welcome to the section devoted to all things grade 9 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 grade nine science course. If you would like me to communicate with you via email please let me know. 

Click here to contact me by board email (heather.houghton@yrdsb.edu.on.ca)

 If you would like to contact me at the school I can be reached at x 631

This page will be updated as often as possible. Usually the weekend before. Please check for updates frequently.

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

Welcome to grade 9 science!

Course packs were distributed today, Feb 2nd. Textbooks will be distributed Monday, Feb 8. If you owe a textbook from last semester you will not receive your textbook for this course until you resolve the issue with the office.

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This schedule is tentative only, some dates may need to be changed to accommodate school functions, events and shared equipment between classes. 

February  2010 (note: CP = course pack, T=text)

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 PA Day 2 Course Intro

HW: slip from course pack signed

3 Safety

HW: CP 10 using 9 plus internet

4 Lab Equipment and Chemistry Diagnostic

HW: Time Management Assignment

5 Scavenger Hunt

Bill Nye "Matter"

HW: finish Time Management Assignment

6
7 8 Physical and Chemical Properties

HW: CP 19, finish CP 11-12

9  Density

HW: finish CP 25

10 Lab: Density

Due in class

HW: study for quiz

11 Quiz

Physical Chemical Changes

HW: finish worksheet from class

12 Physical and Chemical Changes

Bill Nye "Chemical Reactions"

Demos

HW: finish CP 20 from class

13
14 15 16 Physical and Chemical Change

Demos

Combustion and Corrosion

HW: read CP 15-18, finish CP 20

17 Mystery Powder Lab

CP 15-18

 

HW: finish lab, study for quiz

 

18 Quiz

Classification of Matter

HW: finish lab

19  Lab Due

Bill Nye "Atoms"

Fire Bubbles

CP 28, 37, 38 using CP 57

HW: finish work from class

 

20
21 22 Classification

CP 28, 45-56

HW: CP 43

23 Particle Theory Lab

CP 29-33

HW: lab write-up

24  Atomic Theories

refer CP 35

HW: finish worksheets study for quiz

25 Quiz

Atoms and Atomic Structure

HW:  CP 56

26 Atoms

CP 56, 49

HW: CP 55

27
28            

 March 2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 Bohr-Rutherford Diagrams

HW: finish worksheet

2 Ions and Isotopes

HW: finish work from class, study for quiz

3 Groups on Periodic Table

HW: study for quiz

4 Quiz

Groups on Periodic Table

HW: Alien Periodic Table Assignment

5 Flame Test

Diatomics and Gas Tests

HW: CP 52

6
7 8 Groups on Periodic Table

HW: finish worksheet from class

9  Molecules and Valence Electrons

HW: finish CP 47-48, 51-52

10   Study Skills

Practice Test

HW: finish CP 47-48, 51, 52

11  Research Period

Superhero Assignment

HW: superhero, organize notebook

12 Video: Mythbusters (Alkali Metals and Water)

HW: superhero, organize notebook

13
14 15 March Break 16 March Break 17 March Break 18 March Break 19 March Break 20
21 22 Molecules

CP Activity 54

23 Molecules and Review 24 Review 25 Unit Test 26 Start Physics 27
28 29 Static Electricity

HW: finish worksheets from class

30 Methods of Charging

HW: finish worksheets

31 Lab: Investigating Charges

CP 4-5 and Online Lab

HW: finish lab write-up

     

April 2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1 Library Period 2 Good Friday 3
4 5 Easter Monday 6 Static Applications

HW: finish worksheets

7 Lab: Charging by Contact

Course pack AND electronic

HW: lab write-up

8 Grade 10 Literacy Test - Alternate Schedule

Bill Nye Electricity

HW: study for quiz

9  Quiz

Van Der Graaf Generator

HW: Superhero Project

10
11 12 Current Electricity

HW: finish worksheet from class

13 Series Circuits

HW: finish work from class

14 Parallel Circuit

HW study for quiz, superhero

15  Quiz

Superhero Due

Safety

HW: finish safety assignment

16 Circuits

HW: finish work from class

17
18 19 Lab: Series and Parallel Circuits

CP 20 -22

20 Power 21  Ohm's Law 22 Complex Circuits 23 Complex Circuits 24
25 26 Review

HW: study, notebook

27 Unit Test

HW: notebook

28 Power Presentations

HW: presentation

29 Power Presentations

HW: relax!

30  

May 2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1
2 3 Intro to Ecology

HW: finish #1-7 on p. 20 of text

4 Nutrient Cycles

HW: finish nutrient cycle worksheets

5 Nutrient Cycles

HW:

6 7 Take Up Unit Test 8
9 10  Food Chains

HW: finish Food Chain Activity

11 Food Webs

HW: review p. 38-42 and complete # 3, 4 in review section

12 Bioaccumulation DDT

DDT Activity

HW: study for quiz

13  Quiz

Heavy Metals

HW: finish DDT activities

14 The Lorax

HW: finish any work from this week

15
16 17 Biomes

Assign Ecology Video

HW: finish biome write up

18 Factors Affecting Populations

HW: finish worksheet

 

19 Predator Prey

HW: finish lab to hand in friday

20  In-School Field Trip

Meet in small gym period 2

21 Bill Nye Food Webs

and Writing Activity

22
23 24 Victoria Day 25 Review 26 Unit Test 27  Ecology Video Work Period 28  Video: Space Introduction 29
30 31 Space Intro Powerpoint

 

         

June 2009

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1 History of Astronomy

HW: finish database

 

2   Planetary Motion

HW: finish activity

3   The Sun

HW: read p. 268-273 do #1-5 p. 273

4  Video: The Sun 5
6 7 The Life of Stars

HW: Read p. 268-273 do #1-4 p. 273

8   Supernovas and Blackholes

HW: read p. 366-370 do # 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 p. 376

9  Life in Space/Canadians in Space

HW: review for test

p. 382-385 # 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 20, 32

10  The Big Bang Theory and Review

Handout Due for Video

 

HW: study for quest

11 Space Quest

HW: ecology video

12
13 14 Ecology Videos 15 Ecology Videos 16 Ecology Videos 17  Review 18 Review 19
20 21 Exams

Grade 9 Academic Exam

22  Exams 23  Exams 24  Exams 25 Exams 26
27 28 Exam Review Day 29  PA Day 30  PA Day