Grade 6: Week 2 Overview

Dr. Merritt: “Just remember, everything is interesting.”

Hello 6th grade scientists!

Welcome to Week 2 of remote learning. The Week 1 lessons are still accessible here.

As promised, the first week of our remote learning experience–or rather, our ambitious experiment–was just one or two steps removed from total chaos (actually, to be honest, Week 1 went pretty smoothly all things considered!).

OK, without further adieu, here is the Grade 6: Week 2 Overview. Of course, this overview is subject to change, but Dr. M will be updating it regularly, so please check it throughout the week.

  • TIP: be sure to refresh this page it in your browser if it looks out of date to you.

Lesson 5 – Monday

  1. Complete W2.L5.A0 – Weekly Survey by Monday at 16:00, but preferably before the start of Monday’s class.
  2. Class meeting on Zoom!
    • Dr. Merritt has posted the Zoom link–which is now the same for all class meetings–in the Google Classroom stream, as well as in the class Google Hangout.
  3. If you cannot be present in the class Zoom meeting, go to our Google Classroom > Classwork > Week 2: Lessons 5-8 > W2.L5 – The Plan.
    • If you cannot attend our meeting, you must try to follow the plan on your own.
  4. There are NO out-of-class assignments to do after this lesson!

Lesson 6 – Tuesday

  1. Class meeting on Zoom!
    • Dr. Merritt has posted the Zoom link–which is now the same for all class meetings–in the Google Classroom stream, as well as in the class Google Hangout.
  2. If you cannot be present in the class Zoom meeting, go to our Google Classroom > Classwork > Week 2: Lessons 5-8 > W2.L6 – The Plan.
    • If you cannot attend our meeting, you must try to follow the plan on your own.
  3. During class, we will all be entering our Seasoning data into a spreadsheet created by Dr. M.
  4. At the end of today’s class, students were asked to send Dr. M (brett.merritt@tasis.ch) an email with their best definitions for the following three words: SEASONINGS, SPICES, HERBS.

Lesson 7 – Wednesday

  1. Class meeting on Zoom!
    • Dr. Merritt has posted the Zoom link–which is now the same for all class meetings–in the Google Classroom stream, as well as in the class Google Hangout.
  2. If you cannot be present in the class Zoom meeting, go to our Google Classroom > Classwork > Week 2: Lessons 5-8 > W2.L7 – The Plan.
    • If you cannot attend our meeting, you must try to follow the plan on your own.
  3. We will re-visit the latest version of the class Seasoning Spreadsheet, which we created together in yesterday’s class.
    • The main focus of this lesson will be something that scientists ALWAYS have to do any data ‘set’ before analyzing it: Clean it up!!!

Lesson 8 – Thursday

  1. Class meeting on Zoom!
    • Dr. Merritt has posted the Zoom link–which is now the same for all class meetings–in the Google Classroom stream, as well as in the class Google Hangout.
  2. If you cannot be present in the class Zoom meeting, go to our Google Classroom > Classwork > Week 2: Lessons 5-8 > W2.L8 – The Plan.
    • If you cannot attend our meeting, you must try to follow the plan on your own.
  3. There is are no science assignments to complete for homework during the weekend.

About Doc Bretto

Equal parts teacher, naturalist, teacher educator, and education researcher, I have a Ph.D. in science education and nourish my soul with a steady diet of anthropology, history, and philosophy--but also with photography, gastronomy, fußball/football, and freeriding in the European Alps.
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