The students had so much fun today at the circus school!!!


The students are having a great time in Montreal! We have been very busy. Below are some pictures from our trip so far.







Montreal is only a few days away!

Here are a few things to remember:

1. Meet at the school Sunday, June 14th at 7:00 AM * the school will not be open

2. Check the weather – bring sunscreen, a coat and/or umbrella just in case

3. Make sure any snacks you bring are peanut free please

4. Click here to see a copy of the Final Itinerary

5. Remember any valuables you bring as well money will be your responsibility.

If you have any further questions, please email me at

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Tomorrow you will be asked to let Miss Hodgins know which one of the following meals you would like to order at Briskets Restaurant in Montreal:

1. Briskets’ famous smoked meat sandwich served with fries and coleslaw

2. Vegetarian Couscous

3. Spaghetti with tomato sauce

*** all meals served with a soft drink and dessert

Systems in Action

The smooth functioning of society depends on a great number and variety of systems. The needs of society can influence the evolution of established systems or demand the introduction of new ones. Your group will be responsible for researching and becoming experts on ONE of the topics below that relate to our science unit on Systems. Your group will prepare a lesson for the class that may include detailed explanations, visuals, examples to work through or a short video. Your group may choose to provide a handout and/or worksheet for their classmates to work through during your presentation as well. What you prepare for your classmates will depend on your topic.


  • automation  (impacts of automating systems)
  • force
  • friction
  • work and energy
  • how to calculate work
  • functions of machines (increasing force, increasing distance, changing direction)
  • input and output forces
  • how to calculate mechanical advantage
  • efficiency

Simple machines (teach what they are, show how they work, give examples)

  • levers
  • pulleys
  • wheel and axle
  • inclined planes
  • the screw
  • the wedge

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Below are some links to help you practice calculating pressure:

Below are the videos we watched in class:

Review of concepts relating to fluids and properties of fluids:

chapter 7

chapter 8