H.W. 22 July 14 (Science)

Brain Storming Task:

How well do you know your fossil fuels? Beside each sentence write down whether it is talking about coal, oil, or natural gas. Watch out! Some may have more than one answer.

1. There is probably enough of this fossil fuel to last another 200 years.

2. Started out as plankton (tiny plants and animals) millions of years ago.

3. This fossil fuel provides about 40% of the world’s energy.

4. In its early stages this fossil fuel is a spongy brown material called peat.

5. This fossil fuel provides about 40% of the world’s electricity.

6. This fossil fuel produces more carbon dioxide than any other fossil fuel.

7. Before people can use this fossil fuel it is cleaned and separated at a special factory called a refinery.

8. Using this fossil fuel contributes to global warming.

9. More than half of this fossil fuel comes from the Middle East.

10. This fossil fuel burns the hottest, which makes it the most efficient for making electricity.

Note: we’ll discuss the answers in class tomorrow. Bring your science journal tomorrow.

Answers

H.W. 22 July 14

History

Silent Reading Task: Read Chapter 3 – Ruling the Countryside pp 26 – 31.

Comprehension TaskAnswer the following questions in your Notebook:

a. Why was the Grant of the Diwani an important event for the British?

b. Who introduced the Permanent Settlement? What were the problems faced?

Word meaning Task:

 Find the meaning of the given words and write it in your Notebook:

 Usurious, extricate, abject, subsistence

Writing Task: Answer the following questions in your Notebook:

 c. What new system was devised by Mackenzie to replace the Permanent Settlement?

d. Differentiate between the Mahalwari Settlement and the Munro System? (Write in points)

e. Which crops did the British persuade the English cultivators to cultivate? Why?

f. Why was the Indian Indigo in demand?

H.W. 17 July 14

Geography

Silent Reading TaskRead Chapter 2 – Resources and Development pp 13-15, in reference to the points noted in the class.

I-Spell Task: List down the new words with their meanings in your Notebook.

Weathering, permeability, accumulation, humus, pesticides, fertilizers, mulching, contour barriers

Compare and Contrast TaskWrite the differences of the following:

  1. What are the two major threats to soil degradation?
  2. Explain in brief the methods of soil degradation.
  3. Do the activity task given on P 15 using mustard seeds and write the observation?
  4. Explain the factors affecting soil formation.

 

H.W. 17 July 14

Dictionary Task: Look for these words in the lesson Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory and observe how they are used. Now, with the help of dictionary write the meanings of these words in Notebook 1.

regret, intruder, inconceivable, deliberate, linger, ruthless, sarcasm, nuisance, snuggle, incredulous, affluence, retribution

Syntactic TaskUse the following words to write one sentence in your own real-life experience in Notebook 1.

regret, intruder, inconceivable, deliberate, linger, ruthless, sarcasm, nuisance, snuggle, incredulous, affluence, retribution

Use oxford learners dictionaries to get meanings and sentences online.