Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Genetics Research Debate Topics

Genetics Research Debate Topics

  •       Would the cloning of a beloved and dying pet be reasonable? Should cloning be allowed to continue?
  •  Should we continue to genetically modify our foods to select certain genes or make foods herbicide resistant?
  • Should parents be able to choose the sex of their child?  Should parents be able to pick which traits they want to pass on to their children?
  •       Should humans be allowed to use genetic engineering to create new species?
  • Should genetically modified foods be banned in Canada?
  •    Should human cloning be banned?
  •  Should parents be required to have genetic screening done on unborn children?
  • Should access to assisted reproductive technologies be freely accessible to all Canadians?
  • Should research using embryonic stem cells be banned?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Friday, October 23

Content Objectives:
  • To learn about the makeup and atmosphere of different planets.
Language Objectives:
  • To speak loudly and clearly while presenting.
  • To listen respectfully to classmates and write down notes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Content Objectives:
  • To understand the relationship between the earth and phases of the moon.
Language Objectives:
  • To write correct answers to questions related to the moon.
Key Vocabulary: solstice, equinox

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Monday, October 19th

Content Objectives:
  • To understand the two models of the solar system.
  • To name and describe the planets.
Language Objectives:
  • To say the names of the planets.
  • To write down notes about planets.
Key Vocabulary: solar system, heliocentric, geocentric, asteroid, comet, meteroid

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Content Objectives:
  • To identify the name and number of atoms in a compound. 
Language Objectives:
  • To write names of ionic compounds.
Key Vocabulary: Ionic compounds

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Content Objectives:
  • To understand how the number of valence electons affects whether an atom gains or loses elections.
Language Objectives:
  • To write sentences about atoms gaining or losing electrons.
  • To listen to and understand the names of elements.
Key Vocabulary: Ions, Valence Electrons

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Monday, September 28th

Content Objectives:
  • To describe why atomic ions gain or lose electrons.
Language Objectives:
  • To discuss chemistry terms with classmates.
  • To write sentences explaining if atoms will gain or lose electrons.
  • To draw Lewis diagrams.
Key Vocabulary: ion, stable, reactive, charge, Lewis diagrams

Ion - an electrically charged atom or group of atoms formed by the loss or gain of one or more electrons

Stable - not reactive, not wanting to change

Reactive - wanting to participate in chemical reactions

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Content Objectives:
  • To calculate the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an element.
  • To understand how the model of an atom has changed over time.
  • To draw Bohr diagrams.
Language Objectives:
  • To use the periodic table to identify the number of atomic particles in atoms.
  • To listen and write down information about atomic models.

Key Vocabulary:
  • Atomic Models, Bohr Diagrams, shells, valence shell, valence electrons

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Friday, September 18th

Friday, September 18, 2015

Content Objectives:
·       To describe the structure of the Periodic Table.
·       To locate groups and define characteristics.

Language Objectives:
·       To write definitions.
·       To use colour coding to classify groups.
·       To use an online periodic table to find and record information.

Key Vocabulary:  metals, non-metals, noble gases, halogens, alkaline earth metals, alkali metals

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lesson Objectives for Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Content Objectives:
·       To understand the parts of the atom and their attributes (describing them).
·       To understand how to read and use the Periodic Table.

Language Objectives:
·       To be able to draw and label the parts of an atom.
·       To use the Periodic Table to answer questions and colour diagrams.

Key Vocabulary:  periodic table, group, period, chemical symbol