Friday, January 29, 2016

29 January 2016

Admin
What we discussed in class the auditorium: 
Talked about NYAA and the LEAPS system.

Social Studies
What we discussed in class: 
Went through the presentations.

Math
Homework:
  Complete Differentiation Pg 18-19 Q2(h),6,7,8 by [ Thursday 4 February 2016 ]
  Complete homework 09 by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Discussed the quotient and chain rule and differentiation with ranges.

Chemistry
What we discussed in class: 
Talked about energy changes during reactions

Endothermic - Absorb energy from the surroundings
Exothermic - Releases energy to the surroundings
Enthalpy change( ΔH ) - Measurement of the energy change of a chemical reaction

Past stuff

  Complete the whole of paper 2 of the worksheet given by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]
 
 Complete the SPA Practice Task 4 ( requested to do it within 30 min ) 
[ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

  Prepare the chinese file by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]
  Complete the whole Nervous System worksheet by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]
  Research and complete the lab 2 worksheet by [ Tuesday 2 February 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me

Thursday, January 28, 2016

28 January 2016

Sports and Wellness
What we discussed in class the field: 
Played matches and practiced throwing and receiving the ball

Chinese
Homework:
  Complete the whole of paper 2 of the worksheet given by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Did a composition question

Biology
Homework:
  Complete the SPA Practice Task 4 ( requested to do it within 30 min ) [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
There will be a biology lesson on [ 16 March 2016 ] ( 2 hours )

SPA
Practices
-Use water near the sink
-Measuring at eye-level
-Do not have a messy work place
-Prepare a table to record data before the experiment
-Draw a big graph

Graph
-Title
-Labeled Axes
-Appropriate scale
-Best fit line/curve
-Plot points
-Gradient

Social Studies
Homework:
  Touch up on the presentation slides by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Did the presentations.

Math
What we discussed in class: 
Revised Chain and Product rule.


English
Homework:
  Touch up on the template if you have not done so by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete the English Reading Program Week 4 'I survived the Bhopal Gas Tragedy' by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class:
Discussed the 3 questions of the Argumentative Writing.

Past stuff

  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete this google form by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Prepare the chinese file by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]
  Complete the whole Nervous System worksheet by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]
  Research and complete the lab 2 worksheet by [ Tuesday 2 February 2016 ]


If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

27 January 2016

Sports and Wellness 
What we discussed in class the field: 
Played matches to show how to spread out and defend/attack

Chinese
Homework:
  Complete 8-9 of the '议论文'写作指导 by [ Thursday 28 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
议论文
Techniques to write examples
Announcement that there is Chinese Remedial [ Friday 1:30-2:30 ]

Math
What we discussed in class: 
Did practices on chain rule, product rule, quotient rule.

History
What we discussed in class:
Did presentations for the given topics.

English
Homework:
  Google George Soros [ No due date specified ]
  Complete your given question on the template given by [ Thursday 28 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class:
Brainstorming techniques

-Word association
––Think of anything associated with the key words

-Mind-map categories

––Advantages/disadvantages
––Problem/solution
––Function/purpose
––Impact/outcomes
––Cost/Benefit

-Why/What questions
––Most commonly asked to come up with points for your essays

-SPECTRAM
––Society/Science/Sports
––Politics/Philosophy
––Economics/Education/Environment
––Culture/Creative
––Technology
––Religion/Race
––Arts/Aesthetics
––Military/Media/Medical/Morality

-Multiple perspective
––Individual/Personal/Organisation/National/Societal/Global levels
––Macro - Meso - Micro
––Long term vs Short term

-5W1H
––Who
––What
––When
––Where
––Why
––How

-Context
––Time
––Place

Chemistry
Homework:
  Complete this google form by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Went through Halogens

Past stuff
  Prepare the chinese file by [ Wednesday 27 January 2016 ]
  Complete the whole Nervous System worksheet by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Wednesday 27 January 2016 ] 
  Research and complete the lab 2 worksheet by [ Tuesday 2 February 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

26 January 2016

Sports and Wellness 
What we discussed in class the field: 
Learnt how to shield

Biology
What we discussed in class the lab: 
Did a lab practical practice

Biotechnology
Homework :
  Research and complete the lab 2 worksheet by [ Tuesday 2 February 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Went through 'Materials & Methods in Plant Tissue Culture'

Math
What we discussed in class: 
Did homework and/or some practices.

History
What we discussed in class:
Group B did their presentation.

Past stuff
  Prepare the chinese file by [ Wednesday 27 January 2016 ]
  Complete the whole Nervous System worksheet by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Wednesday 27 January 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Monday, January 25, 2016

SST Study Support Programme (SSP)

Dearie class,

here is the set of slides on the SSP. In this set of slides, you will find:

  • objectives of the programme
  • the structure (workflow)
  • the schedule (timetable)
For your reference please.

Cheers and have a good day!

25 January 2016

Admin
What we discussed in class: 
Decorated a box and the drawing block for the Chingay parade.

Chinese
Homework:
  Prepare the chinese file by [ Wednesday 27 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Paper 1
Q1 -公 (20)
Q2 -私 (20)
Q3 -情境作文 (40)
Q4 -议论文 (40)
Q5 -给林料作文 (40)

For argumentative questions, there are 3 parts ( 议论文 )
-Stand ( 观点 )
-Explanation and example ( 论据 )
-Conclusion ( 结论 )

Biology
Homework:
  Complete the whole Nervous System worksheet by [ Monday 1 February 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Went through the car accident worksheet
Went through activity 5 of The Nervous System worksheet

Math
Homework:
  Complete homework 8 by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Went through differentiation and a sneak peak to chain rule.

English
What we discussed in class:
Pre-writing
Requires
Ideas
Planning & organisation

Quality of thinking affects communications
An essay topic can be answered in different ways ( although not every way is effective )
Different techniques can lead to similar results. However, not every result can be achieved by different techniques.


Past stuff
  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]
  Search up and complete the homework on the Plant Biotechnology Notes by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]


If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Friday, January 22, 2016

22 January 2016

Admin
What we discussed in class the multi-purpose hall: 
Had a talk on Chingay.

Social Studies
Homework:
  Complete this Question, " How critical is it to manage different religious groups' expectations in foster social cohesion? Explain your answer." [ 5 ] by [ Thursday 29 January 2016 ]
L1 Introduction [ 1 ]
L2 Describe given factor [ 2-3 ]

L3 Explain given factor [ 4-5 ]

  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Thursday 29 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Management of Diversity in M-E Society.

Math
What we discussed in class: 
Discussed more about differentiation 

Chemistry
What we discussed in class: 
Alkalis dissolve in water to form OH ions

The atoms is a metal are held together by the attraction of the nuclei to the delocalised electrons.
As the atoms get bigger the nuclei get further away from these delocalised electrons, and so the force of attraction between the protons and the valence electrons become weaker.

Alkali metals have relatively low densities that generally increase down the group.

Group 1
-Group 1 metals are highly reactive have to be stored in oil to prevent reacting with air and water
-Group 1 metals react with cold water to form an alkali and hydrogen gas.

Down the group, the number of filled electron shells increases, valence electron is further away from the nucleus and is less attracted by the positive charge of the nucleus

Lithium floats on the water
Reacts quicker and more violent

Oxidation Is Loss
Reduction Is Gain

If a substance is oxidised, we call it a reducing agent
If a substance is reduced we can call it an oxidising agent

Species that loses electrons in a reaction
Alkali metals lose their valence electrons readily and hence can act as powerful reducing agent

Alkali metals form ionic compounds with similar chemical formulas and are soluble in water

Softness of Alkali metals increases down the group

Halogens exist as covalent diatomic molecule in the elemental state
Halogens have low melting and boiling points that increase down the group
Elemental halogens are coloured. The intensity of the coloration increase(Become darker) down the group.

As the molecules get bigger, there are more electrons which can move around the electron shells, setting up more 'contact points' for intermolecular forces of attraction

The stronger intermolecular attraction require more heat energy to overcome. Hence the MP/BP increase down the group.

Displacement reaction

Past stuff

  Bring a file for Chinese by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete the MCQs for the 2 worksheets given( 1 comprehension & 1 short-answer ) by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete Q5-9 of Set 1 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]
  Complete activity 6 of worksheet 11 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete the worksheet given ( Questions about the nervous system, first question is about a car accident ) by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]

  Search up and complete the homework on the Plant Biotechnology Notes by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

21 January 2016

Sports and Wellness 
What we discussed in class the field: 
Stopping the ball, looking up and passing

Chinese
Homework:
  Bring a file for Chinese by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete the MCQs for the 2 worksheets given( 1 comprehension & 1 short-answer ) by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Did practices and discussed the answers
Learnt 5 phrases.

Math
Homework:
  Complete Q5-9 of Set 1 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete Q3-6 of Set 2 by [ Friday 29 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Practiced more standard deviation and talked a bit about differentiation 

English
What we discussed in class:
Discussed Q11-18

Biology
Homework:
  Complete activity 6 of worksheet 11 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]
  Complete the worksheet given ( Questions about the nervous system, first question is about a car accident ) by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]


What we discussed in class: 
Important Terms
Sensory Neurone
Motor Neurone
Relay Neurone
Synapse
Nerve
Dendron
Dendrite
Axon
Central nervous system
Peripheral nervous system

Cranial nerve
Spiral nerve

Stimulus > Sensory receptor > (Sensory Neurone >) Control centre(CNS, Brain, Spiral Cord)  > ( Motor Neurone >) Effector > Response


Social Studies
Homework:
  Complete the 2 EDPuzzle assignments by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Management of Diversity
-Identify threats - Tackling them
-Adopt bonding - Strategies

-Responsibility

-Respect
-Relationship
-Reflection
-Understanding
-Communication
-Inter-cultural Exchanges

Need

Excite
Suggestion
Worries

Past stuff
  Complete the Consent form for the withdrawal of funds from the Edusave Account by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]
  Complete 'Super Size Me' assignment by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]
  There's a see-think-wonder template, copy the contents and paste it into the learning log(put it under the 'Periodic Trends, Noble Gases and Transition Metals'). Afterwards complete the template by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]
  Complete the Reading Programme assignment by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]
  Search up and complete the homework on the Plant Biotechnology Notes by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20 January 2016

Admin
Homework:
  Complete the Consent form for the withdrawal of funds from the Edusave Account by [ Thursday 21 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Discussed on the class decoration.

Chinese
Homework:
  Complete the comprehension by [ Thursday 21 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Discussed some questions of the comprehension.

Math
Homework:
  Complete homework 6 by [ Thursday 21 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Talked about standard deviation.

History
Homework:
  Complete the presentation on your given topic by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class:
Had time to do the presentation

English
Homework:
  Complete 'Super Size Me' assignment by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class:
Discussed the questions 6-10 of the comprehension

Chemistry
Homework:
  There's a see-think-wonder template, copy the contents and paste it into the learning log(put it under the 'Periodic Trends, Noble Gases and Transition Metals'). Afterwards complete the template by [ Friday 22 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Chemistry Quiz [ Next week ]
Group 1 elements - Alkali metals
Group 7 elements - Halogens

A group is a vertical column of elements.
A period is a horizontal row of elements.

Across a period
-Same number of electron shells
-Proton number increases
-Decrease in metallic properties(Ease of removing electrons)
Down a group
-Number of electrons shell increase
-Same number of valence electrons
-Increase in metallic properties(Ease of removing electrons)

The group number describes the number of valence electrons of elements. This in turn determines if atoms of elements need to lose or gain electrons to achieve stable electronic configurations, hence affecting the charges of ions formed.

Noble gases
-Unreactive - They have full electronic structures that are stable. Noble gases do not lose, gain, or share electrons
-Have low melting and boiling points - Exist as colourless gases at room temperature
-Are insoluble in water

Example of noble gases:
Helium(2) - Fill weather balloons and airships
Neon(2,8) - Advertising lights
Argon(2,8,8) - Used to fill light bulbs

Transition elements
-Also called Transition metals
-Good conductors of heat and electricity
-High melting points
-High density
-Malleable
-Ductile

Transition metals have higher melting and boiling points, as well as density, than metals of other groups.

Unlike metals in other groups, transition metals have oxidation states.
Elements like Na and Mg form ions with a fixed oxidation state.
Eg. Cu+, Cu2+
Transition metals form coloured compounds.
Transition metals and their compounds are catalysts.

O I Loss of electrons ( Oxidation )
R I Gain of electrons ( Reduction )

Diatomic gases
(I2)I
(H2)Have
(N2)No
(Cl2)Clever
(O2)Or
(Br2)Brilliant
(F2)Friends


Past stuff
  Complete the Reading Programme assignment by [ Friday 23 January 2016 ]
  Complete page 4 of the Nervous system worksheet by [ Thursday 21 January 2016 ]
  Search up and complete the homework on the Plant Biotechnology Notes by [ Tuesday 26 January 2016 ]
  Complete notes pg 35-37 Q5-9 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]

If there is something that I missed or if there is a mistake that I had made, please feel free to inform me on the Facebook/Whatsapp group or private message me.