Science Binder. The following is a list of things that you should have in your science binder for this unit.  Updated as of April 10th.



Title Page

Definitions Page (found here)

Equations Page (found here)

Name That System (Explanation found on page 8 of lesson 1)

Work Questions (found on page 10 of lesson 2)

Work, Efficiency and Mechanical Advantage Calculations (a copy may be found here, answers may be found here)

Simple Machine Experiment Documentation (information found in lesson 7)


This list is now complete.




Other Documents. There are a few other documents that have been used in this unit, they are not expected to be in your binder, but are here for your reference.  Updated as of April 23rd.


Review of Grade 7 Forces Lessons (found here and here)

Simple Machines Experiment Sheets (a copy may be found here)

Simple Machines Experiment Rubric (a copy may be found here)

History of Assembly Line Article (the article may be found here)

Systems in Industry Task (a copy may be found in your drive)


This list is now complete.




SmartBoard Notes. In this section you will find information that was shown on the SmartBoard during class.  Keep in mind that each class may have slightly different notes, but the information will be the same overall.  Updated as of April 23rd.


Lesson #1 Systems
Lesson #2 Work
Lesson #3 Levers
Lesson #4 Mechanical Advantage
Lesson #5 Rotation, Gears, Pulleys
Lesson #6 Calculation Practise
Lesson #7 Experiment Explanations
Lesson #8 Simple Machine Experiments Day 1
Lesson #9 Simple Machine Experiments Day 2
Lesson #10 Simple Machine Experiments Day 3
Lesson #11 Test Preparation
Lesson #12 Automation in Industry
Lesson #13 Impact of Automation
Lesson #14 Test Day 1


Weekly Quiz.  We will have a weekly quiz this year, in an attempt to help you keep on top of the learning.  The quiz concepts are posted outside of my room, as well as here, approximately 5 days prior to the quiz.

This week (April 24th)

No quiz, we will be writing our unit test.


Next week (May 1st)

No quiz, we will be learning how to use tools safely, which will be your quiz the following week.


Assignments.  These are the assignments that have been assigned for this unit. If there is no due date set, you will not submit it, simply complete it and have it in your binder.

Note:  Dates that assignments were assigned are approximate, as I teach four classes, and not on the same day.

  I will update this at a later date