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Here are the lessons for chapter one, as promised.  Upcoming dates to take note of:

Cell Cycle assignment (handed out in class) is due on Friday.

The Mitosis lab will be done on Tuesday and Wedneday of next week.  Attendance is mandatory!  This lab cannot be made up at lunch.

We will be introducing the first research essay in class before the end of the week, and important handouts regarding this essay will be provided.  If you're not in class, make sure to see me to get these!

There MAY be a quiz on chapter 1 next week.  The class will make a decision about that in the upcoming days, so stay tuned!

(don't forget - Huntington's Case Studies were due on Monday, so if you haven't handed your in yet, do so ASAP!)

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Posted: November 23, 2017

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Posted: October 16, 2017

For those who were unable to come to come to school today, I've uploaded the assignment completed in clas today.  It will need to be handed in by Friday.  Don't forget that your lab reports are due on Wednesday of this week as well!

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Posted: October 12, 2017

For those who have been absent for NRF - The test was written on Tuesday.  You will need to write that on the day you return.  We have begun chapter 2.  I've uploaded the lesson, and the homework can be found on the last page of the lesson.

Posted: October 12, 2017

Indicators of Chemical change lab handout has been included!  The lab report is due on Wednesday, October 18th!

Posted: October 5, 2017

NRF:  Nous avons commencé la révision pour le test du chapitre 1.  Le test sera MARDI, le 11 octobre.  La correction de la révision est disponible en classe.  J’ai attaché la feuille de questions de révision.

Science 10:  Today, we introduced the movement of electrons as the main cause of chemical reactions.  Please see the attached lesson titled "Chemical Reactions".    

Biology 11:  We completed the lesson uploaded yesterday on the structure of the cell membrane, no new lesson needs to be updated at this time.


Posted: October 4, 2017

NRF 10:  Aujourd’hui, nous avons terminé le chapitre en apprenant la dernière méthode de factorisation – factorisation de carrées parfaits.  J’ai attaché la leçon.  J’ai aussi attaché la feuille de travail (que je ramasse et je corrige!).  Sur cette feuille de travail, vous n’avez pas besoin de factoriser, mais plutôt seulement de NOMMER le ou les types de factorisation à utiliser.  Si vous n’êtes pas certains quoi faire, planifiez venir à l’aide supplémentaire la semaine prochaine SVP!  Il y aura un test sur le chapitre 1 bientôt, mais la date sera choisie et annoncée demain.


Science 10:  Today, we completed the lesson uploaded yesterday on the organization of the periodic table with an introdution to Lewis Notations.  Please review the lesson (check out yesterday's uploads!) and complete the assignment on the final page - Lewis notation for the first 20 elements on the periodic table.  If you aren't sure what to do, plan to come in for extra help next week.


Biology 112:  Today, we started chapter 4 - Cell Boundaries with an introduction to the structure of the cell membrane.  I've uploaded the lesson.  the DUE DATE for the Eukaryotic Cell Structures assignment (uploaded yesterday) is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th.


NRF 10:  On a fini la factorisation de trinômes.  J'ai attaché la leçon, mais le devoir est le suivant:  Dans le manuel, à la page 178, le devoir Explorateur (E) est de compléter les numéros 15 et #18 ab.  Le devoir Cartographe (C) est de compléter les numéros 15gh, 16 et 18ab.  J'ai inclus un scan de la page du manuel pour ceux qui n'ont pas apporté leurs manuels à la maison.


Science 10:  I've attahced the lesson on the organization of the periodic table of elements.  Pay particular attention to the significance of the periods in a the table and the review on the visual representation (Bohr-Rutherford) of elements.  Do the assignment indicated mid-way through the lesson and draw the Bohr-Rutherford representation of the first 20 elements, looking for trends and patterns.  The rest of the lesson (From Lewis Notation onwards) will be covered in class tomorrow.  It should also be noted that the lab has been pushed back to next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 10th and 11th) so the exchange students and the multi-school Pow-wow will not prevent students from taking part in the lab activity.


Biology 112:  We finished the summary review of the eukaryotic cell structures, and effectively finihsed chapter 3.  I've attached the lesson.  Please complete the assignment attached (both parts).  For the first part of the assignment, the summary of functions, it should be noted that the challenge is brevity - edit your work as your summary of FUNCTION should be no more than one line and should not actually pass the end of the line provided.  Choose your words carefully!!  The second part of the assignment is an analogy.  Read the instructions carefully and plan to attend extra help next week if you're not sure what's expected.

Posted: September 29, 2017

Le travail pour la fin de semaine, sur la feuille de travail de "Factorisation de Groupes" est:

Explorateurs:       #1-6, #11-14 et #23-28



Cartographes:     #1-12 

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Period 1 (FI NRF):  Le QUIZ sera MERCREDI (le 27 Septembre!)   Le materiel a reviser est:  la simplification de polynomes (addition et soustraction), la multiplication de polynomes (ce qui inclu la multiplication de binomes) et la division de polynomes.  Si vous voulex des numeros de pratique avec lesquels reviser, vous pouvex utiliser votre manuel a la page 187, #15 et19. La correction se trouve a la page 479, ou bien vous pouvex venir me voir pours les problemes complets (avec les etapes).  L'aide supplementaire est MARDI et JEUDI.


Period 2:  Science 10 - Some students still owe assignments.  Make sure you've handed in your "Branches of Science" worksheet, your "Chemical Representations" worksheet, your "WHMIS worksheet" and your "Oil Spills Lab Report".  All of these are now past due.   There will be a QUIZ on WENESDAY.  The material to prepare for the quiz will be:  Chemial Representations (Be able to identify the checmical symbol, the atomic number, the number of protons, electrons and neutrons as well as the standard chemical representation of an element) and the WHMIS symbols (be able to identify the symbols and demonstrate an understanding of the safe handling procedures associated with each warning).


Period 3:  Biology 112 - The microscope lab will be completed tomorrow (TUESDAY) in class.  The lab sheets will need to be handed by THURSDAY a the latest.  There will be a test on Chapters 1 & 2 this FRIDAY in class.  All material covered in the course introdcution may also be included on the quix, so make sure you've got all your notes properly organized in order to be able to review.  Review materials will be provided later this week in class.

Posted: September 25, 2017

A delyaed welcome back to all students at BLMS, and especially those in my courses.  Below is a schedule of my courses for the first semester:

Period 1:  FI NRF 10 (Rapport Numeriques et Fonctions 10e)

Period 2:  Science 10

Period 3:  Biology 112

I will do my best to upload upcoming important dates and assignments to my teacher's page, so check often to stay on top of your work!

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NOTE:  For those who are absent, please note that the chapter 5 quiz has been set for WEDNESDAY, May 3.  If you are not here taht day, you will be expected to write the quiz the first day you return.

Attached are the two assignments for the end of chapter 5.  You must choose ONE, complete it in its entirety and hand it in (due date TBA - next week sometime!).  If you choose one and struggle with it, you can change your mind and comlete the other one instead.  You do NOT need to complete both.



Posted: May 1, 2017

Here are the notes till the end of Chapter 5.  I will update chapter 6 as we progress through it this week for those away on the exchange.

Reivew Corrections for pages 1 and 2 are available in class. (Even during exam week!)