Grade
8

Mix & Flow of Matter

Unit Resources

These resources are used to supplement and support the interactive lessons and activities presented in this unit. They also provide opportunities to expand on the topics and curriculum requirements for this unit.


WHMIS

This activity will help students become more familiar with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Lab safety is extremely important in a science classroom. Review the rules to make sure you and others stay safe.


Discussion Cards

These cards engage students with compelling questions that can be used to elicit prior knowledge about mix and flow of matter, for review or for assessment. Instructions are included in the card deck.


Vocabulary Cards

With more science comes more vocabulary to learn. Use these word and meaning cards in a game to help review all the new terms in this unit. Instructions are included in the card deck.


Discovery Cards

These cards contain questions that go beyond the Program of Studies. They can be used to challenge a student or the whole class to learn more about mix and flow of matter through inquiry. Instructions are included in the card deck.


Teacher's Handbook

Teacher's Handbook

The handbook is a road-map that shows how to use all the Mix and Flow of Matter resources in the most impactful way.


Mix & Flow Activities

Activities

This handbook contains all the activities for Sections 1-7 for Mix & Flow of Matter. Refer to this handbook for an overview of the hands-on components of this Ignition Pack, as well as quick access to student activity sheets and instructions.


Section 1 - The Particle Model of Matter

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of the topic.


Lesson: The Particle Model of Matter

This two-part lesson introduces how matter behaves, particle motion and the states of matter.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Ice Cream

Who knew science was used in making ice cream? Did you know that you can get a PhD in ice cream science?


Mystery Box Activity

Scientists make models when they can't see what is actually happening. Use this fun activity to promote critical thinking, and show the process behind making models.


The Science of Oil Sands (Part One)

This is part one of a six-part series of presentations to help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s major industries: the oil sands.


Section 2 - Pure Substances, Mixtures and Solutions

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Pure Substances & Mixtures

This lesson introduces pure substances and mixtures.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Jewelry Making

Discover some of the interesting techniques of jewelry making and how pure metals and alloys are made into beautiful and useful objects.


Real World Example: The Science of the Oil Sands (Video)

Want to know more about the science used in the oil sands? Take a trip into the lab where you can see some of the processes used in an actual oil sands laboratory. 

 


Investigating Substances Activity

Visual investigation can be used to determine a mixture type.


Section 3 - Fluids, Solubility and Saturation

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Fluids, Solubility & Saturation

This lesson introduces the concepts of fluids and solubility, solvents, and saturation.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Asthma

In 2005 asthma affected 8.3% of Canadians. Have a look at the science related to the cause and treatment of this condition.


Getting the Salt Out Activity

An understanding about how we get salt out of sea water will help students connect some of the science they have been learning to a real life scenario.


Solubility and Saturation Activity

In these activities students will use household solutes in water to investigate the rate of dissolving and saturation and how they are affected by temperature.


The Science of Oil Sands (Part Two)

This series of presentations will help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s largest industries: the Oil Sands.


Section 4 - Mass, Volume and Density

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Mass, Volume & Density

This lesson introduces mass, weight, volume, and density.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Cooking

Science is increasingly important for chefs. Watch this video to see the connection.


Dunking for Density Activity

This activity focuses on becoming familiar with the relationship between mass, volume and density.


Building a Density Tower Activity

This activity is a memorable and engaging way for students to observe the effects of different densities. Students will also be able to use the density tower to practice calculating density.


The Science of Oil Sands (Part Three)

This is part three of a six-part series of presentations to help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s major industries: the oil sands.

 


Section 5 - Buoyancy

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Buoyancy

This lesson introduces the concept of buoyancy.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Aquatic Rescue

Floating can be pretty handy. Watch this video to find out more about how scuba divers use buoyancy to their advantage.


Egg Float Activity

Students have a chance to manipulate the density of a liquid.


The Science of Oil Sands (Part Four)

This is part four of a six-part series of presentations to help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s major industries: the oil sands.

 


Section 6 - Flow Rate and Viscosity

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Flow Rate & Viscosity

This lesson introduces the concepts of flow rate and viscosity of fluids.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Glass Blowing

Bridge science with art by learning how glass blowers apply the concepts of flow rate and viscosity in their work.


Moving with Motor Oil Activity

Students will have the opportunity to investigate how motor oils differ in viscosity at different temperatures.


The Science of Oil Sands (Part Five)

This is part five of a six-part series of presentations to help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s major industries: the oil sands.

 


Section 7 - Fluid Pressure

Introduction Video

This short video is an introduction to the concepts and terminology of this topic.


Lesson: Fluid Pressure

This lesson introduces the concepts of fluid pressure, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.


Lesson Notes

These notes contain lesson outcomes, relevant terminology, and instructions for supporting activities.


Real World Example: The Science of Tires

Fluid pressure can be used to help make things work. Find out how mechanics use the pressure of liquids and gases to make their jobs easier.


Investigating Pressure

This project is meant to give students the chance to explore the principles behind fluid pressure and to build a device using what they have learned about utilizing fluids to do work. 


The Science of Oil Sands (Part Six)

This is part six of a six-part series of presentations to help students understand how the principles presented in this unit are being used in one of Alberta’s major industries: the oil sands

 


Summative Assessment

Mix & Flow of Matter Assessment

Students are asked to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of scenarios that cover the concepts in the entire unit.