3A Science Timeline:
Tuesday 24/5/16:
TO DO: Correct homework questions and continue with papers (2007) DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the chemistry section of the 2007 paper. Friday 20/5/16:
TO DO: Correct the biology and chemistry sections of the 2008 paper. DONE: Corrected the biology section only. Homework: complete the physics section of the 2008 paper and the biology and chemistry sections of the 2007 paper for next Tuesday. Wednesday 18/5/16: TO DO: Correct the physics section of the 2009 paper. Start the 2008 paper. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the biology and chemistry sections of the 2008 paper for Friday. Tuesday 17/5/16: TO DO: Correct the remainder of the 2010 paper and cover the biology and chemistry sections of the 2009 paper. DONE: Did the above. Students continued with the 2009 paper. Homework: complete the physics section of the 2009 paper. Friday 13/5/16:
TO DO: Continue with the exam papers. DONE: Did above. Homework: complete the physics section of the 2010 paper and complete the biology and chemistry sections of the 2009 paper. Wednesday 11/5/16: TO DO: Correct the physics section of the 2011 paper. Start the 2010 paper. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the biology and chemistry sections of the 2010 paper for Friday. Tuesday 10/5/16: TO DO: Correct exam paper questions from the 2012 paper and start on the 2011 paper. DONE: Got 2012 corrected and finished. Corrected biology and chemistry sections of the 2011 paper. Homework: get the physics section of the 2011 paper complete. Friday 6/5/16:
TO DO: Continue with the papers. DONE: Covered up to and including question 8 of the 2012 paper. Homework: complete the biology section of the 2011 paper. Wednesday 4/5/16: TO DO: Not all at same point in papers. Cover the 2012 paper  biology and chemistry sections. DONE: Got the biology and chemistry section( q4 and 5 covered). Homework: everyone to have 2012 completely finished for Friday. Tuesday 3/5/16: No class due to scheduled day off school. Friday 29/4/16:
TO DO: Students to finish coursework A and B. Others to continue with exam papers. DONE: Did the above. Homework: learn off all physics formulas for a test on them on Tuesday. Wednesday 27/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue with coursework A and B. Students who have finished are to continue with their exam paper questions. DONE: Did the above. Homework: students are to complete the physics section of the 2012 paper and the biology of the 2011 paper. Tuesday 26/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue work on coursework B and coursework A. Students that finish today are to continue work on the exam papers questions. DONE: Did the above. Homework: all students must ensure they have completed the biology and chemistry sections of the 2012 paper. Friday 22/4/16:
TO DO: Students to continue work on coursework B and coursework A. Students that finish today are to continue work on the exam papers 2011 onwards. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the chemistry section of the 2011 paper. Thursday 21/4/16: EXTRA CLASS  students given extra class to finish coursework A and B. Wednesday 20/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue work on coursework B and coursework A. Students that finish today are to continue work on the exam papers 2011 onwards. DONE: Did the above. Homework: all students to have the biology section of the 2011 paper completed for Friday. Tuesday 19/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue work on coursework B and coursework A. Students that finish today are to continue work on the exam papers 2012 onwards. DONE: Did the above. Homework: all students to have the physics section of the 2012 paper completed for tomorrow. Friday 15/4/16: Due to be away at science teaching conference. Students to continue with their mandatory experimental writeups and their coursework B.
Thursday 14/4/16: EXTRA CLASS TO DO: Students to continue writeups of mandatory experiments and coursework B. DONE: Did the above. Homework: continue with practice writeups and mandatory experiments for deadline of April 29th. Wednesday 13/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue writeups of mandatory experiments and coursework B. DONE: Did the above. Homework: continue with practice writeups and mandatory experiments for deadline of April 29th. Tuesday 12/4/16: TO DO: Students to continue with the coursework B practicals. DONE: Students completed practical work on both the physics and biology practicals and continued their writeups. Homework: complete the practice sheets given out. Friday 8/4/16:
TO DO: Students to be given time to continue with either their coursework B writeups or their coursework A writeups. DONE: Did the above. Students must submit their laboratory notebooks complete with all mandatory experiments written up by next Tuesday 12/4/16. Wednesday 6/4/16: Due to be away with Bish athletics. Work to be left  to continue with the experimental writeups and coursework B writeups. Tuesday 5/4/16: TO DO: Students to do the biology investigation of coursework B. DONE: Students worked on the biology investigation of coursework B. Homework: complete the practice writeup for biology for tomorrow and complete all remaining mandatory activity writeups for next Tuesday.  Wednesday 16/3/16: TO DO: Students to continue with the exam papers. DONE: Did the above. Gave spare sheet for biology investigation. Homework: complete the biology investigation and write it up over the Easter break. Tuesday 15/3/16: TO DO: Students to continue with the last day for the physics practical and some students to start the biology experiment for coursework B. DONE: Did the above. All students given practice sheets to fill out for homework for tomorrow.  Friday 11/3/16: TO DO: Finish correcting the science mock exam. Correct the physics section of the 2013 paper and the biology section of the 2012 paper if time. DONE: Only got to cover the remainder of the mock exam. Homework: complete the chemistry section of the 2012 paper. Wednesday 9/3/16: TO DO: Continue going over the mock exam. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the biology section of the 2012 paper for Friday. Tuesday 8/3/16: TO DO: Coursework B  physics experiment. DONE: Students continued their work on their coursework B activities. Homework: write up experiment on practice worksheets for tomorrow.  Friday 4/3/16: TO DO: Correct chemistry section of the 2013 paper. DONE: Gave back mock exams and started to correct it. Homework: complete the physics section of the 2013 paper. Wednesday 2/3/16: TO DO: Exam papers. DONE: Students did work on the 2013 exam paper. Homework: complete the chemistry section of the 2013 exam paper for Friday. Tuesday 1/3/16: TO DO: Coursework B  physics experiment. DONE: Students continued their work on their coursework B activities. Homework: write up experiment on practice worksheets for tomorrow.  Monday 22/2/16  Friday 26/2/16: Junior Cert Mock Exams  Friday 12/2/16: TO DO: Continue with exam papers. DONE: Did above. Homework: study for the mock exam next Friday. Wednesday 10/2/16: TO DO: Continue with the exam papers. DONE: Students started the 2014 paper. Homework: the biology and chemistry sections of the 2014 paper. Tuesday 9/2/16: No science class  due to aptitude test  Friday 5/2/16: TO DO: Correct the physics section of the 2015 paper. DONE: Did revision of sections of chemistry. Homework: complete the biology section of the 2014 paper. Wednesday 3/2/16: TO DO: Give test on six balanced chemical equations. Continue with exam papers  students to start the physics section of the 2015 paper. DONE: Students did test. Students started physics section. Homework: complete the physics section of the 2015 paper. Tuesday 2/2/16: TO DO: Exam papers. DONE: Students continued with exam papers. Went over the biology and chemistry sections of the 2015 science HL paper. Went over the six balanced chemical equations required for junior cert. Homework: learn off the six balanced chemical equations for a short test tomorrow.  Friday 29/1/16: TO DO: Start doing the exam papers  2015. DONE: Started exam papers. Homework: complete the biology and chemistry sections for next Tuesday. Wednesday 27/1/16: TO DO: Recap on the four experiments completed yesterday. Start Chapter 5: Respiration and the breathing system. DONE: Revised the four experiments. Mentioned the mandatory experiment to compare exhaled and inhaled air. Did not start the theory of Chapter 5 as many students were absent. Homework: complete notes on a Chapter of your choice for Friday. Tuesday 26/1/16: TO DO: Practical activities to show the chemical effect of an electric current, wire a plug, show that a diode only conducts in one direction, show that a LDR's resistance changes with the amount of light shining on it. DONE: Students completed all of the above practicals. Homework: do a mind map/notes/spider diagram on Chapter 44.  Friday 22/1/16: TO DO: Start Chapter 44: Electronics  the diode, LED and LDR. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete all questions on pages 386 and 387. Wednesday 20/1/16: TO DO: Correct homework questions. Cover the topic of circuit breakers. DONE: Did the above. Homework: write notes/mind map/spider diagram of a chapter of your choice. Tuesday 19/1/16: TO DO: Practical activities to demonstrate the effects of an electric current. DONE: Students completed the activities to show the magnetic effect and heating effect of an electric current. They did not get the chemical effect activity done. Homework: questions 17 and 18 p380.  Friday 15/1/16: TO DO: Correct homework questions. Continue with Chapter 43. DONE: Covered the effects of an electric current and fuses. Homework: questions 7, 8 and 9 and write a mind map of a chapter of your choice. Wednesday 13/1/16: TO DO: Correct homework questions. Start Chapter 43: Uses and Effects of electricity  cover DC versus AC. and power rating of electrical appliances and the kilowatt Hour. DONE: Did above. Homework: Questions 16 p379. Tuesday 12/1/16: TO DO: Ohm's Law experiment. DONE: Students carried out Ohm's Law experiment and wrote it up. Homework: 12, 13, 14 p371 and complete the experimental writeup.  Friday 8/1/16: Due to be at the BT Young Scientist Science and Technology Exhibition  work to be left. Wednesday 6/1/16: TO DO: Continue with Chapter 42: electricity. Cover Ohm's law. DONE: Did the above. Homework: questions 811 page 371.  Tuesday 22/12/15: No class.  Friday 18/12/15: TO DO: Correct the remaining questions from the Christmas exam  the physics section. DONE: Did above. Homework: write out a spider diagram for Chapter 29: water hardness. Wednesday 16/12/15: Due to be away at Cross Country  work left  worksheets to be finished for homework. Tuesday 15/12/15: TO DO: Continue with Chapter 42: Current electricity. Cover the topic of conductors versus insulators and complete experiment with students. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete questions 1  9 and questions 12, 13 and 14 at the end of Chapter 42.  Friday 11/12/15: TO DO: Correct the chemistry section of the Christmas test paper and students to start doing spider diagram of the chapter on microbiology and biotechnology. DONE: Did above. Homework: complete spider diagram on Chapter 16. Wednesday 9/12/15: TO DO: Give back the Christmas test and correct questions with students. DONE: Did above. Homework: complete a spider diagram of Chapter 18: Solutions and crystallisation. Tuesday 8/12/15: TO DO: Temi lesson  students to set up circuit in various ways to determine the effect of series versus parallel and the effect of resistors. DONE: Students did the above exercise using electrical circuit components. Students started writing up the practical activity. Homework: complete the write up.  Friday 4/12/15: TO DO: TEMI lesson  try to get a paperclip to float on water. DONE: Most groups of students succeeded in getting the paperclip to float. Students answered questions based on this activity. Students then filled out a questionnaire. Homework: draw a spider diagram on the sensory system chapter. Wednesday 2/12/15: TO DO: TEMI lesson  investigating friction. Students will be given a simple exercise of intertwining each page of two text books and then given the task of trying to separate them by pulling on the spines of the text books. Students will then be given questions to answer and discuss in pairs. DONE: Students completed the above lesson. Homework: complete the writeups of the second draft coursework B practice booklets. Tuesday 1/12/15: TO DO: Students to do physics experiment again. DONE: Students did the experiment again. Homework: complete the practice coursework B sheets by Friday.  Monday 23/11/15:  Friday 27/11/15: Junior Cert Christmas Mock Exams  Friday 20/11/15: TO DO: Check on spider diagrams. Students to do revision work for next weeks science exam. DONE: Students continued revision work  spider diagram on Chapter 35: moments, levers and centre of gravity. Homework: study for the test next Friday. Wednesday 18/11/15: TO DO: Students to repeat their coursework B physics practical. DONE: Students did the above. Homework: do spider diagram of chapter 34: Force. Tuesday 17/11/15: TO DO: Correct coursework B. Collect spider diagrams. Students to carry out the physics coursework B again. DONE: Did above. Homework: spider diagram for Chapter 5: breathing system.  Friday 13/11/15: TO DO: Correct coursework B practice writeups. Students to continue with spider diagrams on Chapter 15. DONE: Did above. Homework: Do spider diagrams on Chapter 4: Digestive system and Chapter 22: the periodic table. Wednesday 11/11/15: TO DO: Research to be done for coursework B experiments. DONE: Students did research on the internet for their project work. Homework: complete the practice coursework B sheet for Friday. Also, complete a spider diagram for Chapter 14: Plant reproduction. Tuesday 10/11/15: TO DO: Physics practical coursework B. DONE: Students started working on their physics practical for their coursework B. Students obtained preliminary results. Homework: write up the practical on the practice sheets  due for Friday.  Friday 6/11/15: TO DO: Continue with feedback on coursework B. Give out new copies of the coursework B booklet for students to practice their second draft on. Also, give out some revision worksheets in preparation for upcoming Christmas mock exams. DONE: Wednesday 4/11/15: TO DO: Start correcting and giving feedback on student's coursework B. Students to study a chapter of their choice  one that they have difficulty with. DONE: Did above. Homework: students to have notes, spider diagram or schematic notes diagram completed on the chapter of their choice for Friday's class. Tuesday 3/11/15: Cell Explorers and Curam biomaterials workshop.  Friday 23/10/15: TO DO: Students to start filling in a practice coursework B booklet. DONE: Students started filling in practice coursework B booklet. Homework: complete the practical activity again. Try to do the activity better, more accurately. Fill in the practice coursework B booklet fully  including a diagram, full results table and a bar chart of the results. Wednesday 21/10/15: Class to be taken by another teacher. Students to complete revision worksheets on the human digestive system. Tuesday 20/10/15: TO DO: Start the coursework B project work  biology experiment. DONE: Students started work on the biology experiment  Investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing (a) the duration of light physical exercise and (b) the time elapsed since the exercise stopped, on the pulse rate of a person. Homework: complete the method and results of today's experiment.  Friday 16/10/15: TO DO: Revision of force and moment of a force. DONE: Revised these topics with students. Students did worksheets. Homework: complete worksheets. Wednesday 14/10/15: TO DO: Revision worksheets on the beginning of physics to be given. DONE: Students started worksheets. Homework: complete the three worksheets for Friday. Tuesday 13/10/15: TO DO: Revision practical: titration of HCl against NaOH. DONE: Students did above practical and revision questions. Homework: complete the revision questions.  Friday 9/10/15: TO DO: Start Chapter 30: Plastics. DONE: Covered plastics. Students started chapter questions. Homework: complete questions 1 to 7 and choose another chapter from Chemistry to do a mind map on  due for Tuesday. Wednesday 7/10/15: TO DO: Give test on Chapters 28 and 29. DONE: Gave test. Students then did a spider diagram of a chapter of their choice  a chapter they need to work on. Homework: complete a detailed spider diagram of the chapter of their choice. Tuesday 6/10/15: TO DO: Practical activity to test the hardness of various water samples. DONE: Students completed the above practical and wrote it up in their lab notebooks. Students continued with chapter questions and workbook questions. Homework: study chapters 28 and 29 for short test tomorrow.  Friday 2/10/15: TO DO: Start Chapter 29: water hardness. Discuss the difference between hard and soft water and ways to get rid of hardness in water. DONE: Did above. Homework: workbook questions pages 1201 excluding question 4. Wednesday 30/9/15: TO DO: Start Chapter 29 on water hardness. Discuss the difference between hard and soft water. DONE: Many students absent so remaining students did revision work  crossword on the human digestive system and respiration. Homework: none given. Tuesday 29/9/15: TO DO: Students to do practical activities filtration of water using a filtration bed and the electrolysis of water. DONE: Students did the above experiments and wrote them up. Homework: write up concept map of chapter 28.  Friday 25/9/15: TO DO: Continue with Chapter 28: water. Cover electrolysis of water again. DONE: Covered the above. Gave crossword on water to do. Homework: complete the crossword for next Tuesday. Wednesday 23/9/15: TO DO: Continue with chapter 28: water. Cover water treatment and electrolysis. DONE: Covered above. Students worked on chapter questions. Homework: complete questions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 and pages 1517 in the workbook. Tuesday 22/9/15: TO DO: Start Chapter 28: water. Students to do the practical activity to show that there are dissolved solids in a sample of water. DONE: Did above. Homework: Page 15 of the workbook questions 13 (OL) and page 19 of the workbook.  Friday 18/9/15: TO DO: Correct homework questions and give back test. Students to continue with the questions and the workbook questions. DONE: Did above. Homework: complete questions 912 at the end of chapter 11 and complete all the questions in chapter 11 of the workbook (pages 4345) Wednesday 16/9/15: TO DO: Correct homework questions. Start Chapter 11: Genetics. DONE: Did above. Completed the theory of Chapter 11. Homework: complete questions 18 at the end of chapter 11. Tuesday 15/9/15: TO DO: Practical activity to grow microorganisms. DONE: Students conducted experiment. Homework: complete the workbook chapter 16 questions.  Friday 11/9/15: TO DO: Test to be given on chapters 13 and 14. DONE: Test given. Wednesday 9/9/15: TO DO: Correct homework questions from the text book and workbook. Revise chapter 13 with students. DONE: Did above. Homework: study for test on chapters 13 and 14 on Friday. Tuesday 8/9/15: TO DO: Experiment to investigate the three factors necessary for germination. DONE: Students completed the above experiment. Students wrote up the experiment. Homework: complete the write up of the practical and study for upcoming test on Friday on Chapters 13 and 14.  Friday 4/9/15: TO DO: Correct HW questions. Cover the topic of germination and discuss the upcoming experiment to investigate the three factors required for germination. DONE: Did above. Homework: questions 912 p1178 and workbook questions. Wednesday 2/9/15: TO DO: Continue with plant reproduction. Cover pollination, fertilisation, seed structure and seed dispersal. DONE: Completed the above topics. Homework: complete questions 18 p1178. Tuesday 1/9/15: TO DO: Go over homework questions. Students to conduct experiment to determine the relative amounts of vitamin C in various fruits/juices. DONE: Students did experiment and wrote it up in their lab note books. Started Chapter 14: plant reproduction. Homework: draw out figures 14.3, 14.7 and 14.12.  Friday 28/8/15: TO DO: Discuss the teaching plan for the year. Discuss the upcoming coursework B project work and what is expected of students. Revision: informally test students' knowledge for of atomic structure, magnetism and the human digestive system. Set some worksheet questions on these topics as learning reinforcement. DONE: Did above. Gave questions on the board on the above topics to be finished for HW. 
