Grade 7: Week 2 Overview

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

Hello 7th 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 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 7: 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 each 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 (B & C), Wednesday (H)

  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 each 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. Complete your row of a shared Google Document. To access this document go to our  Google Classroom > Classwork > Week 2: Lessons 5-8 > W2.L6.A1 – Student Collections (master).
  4. There is no written work to do before the next lesson, but students need to think hard about their choice of new collection topic/theme. 
    • If, upon further reflection, the choice of their new collection topic/theme is not deemed interesting to them, then students need to choose a different topic/theme before the next class period. Any students having difficulty choosing their topic/theme should not hesitate to contact Dr. M by email and ask for advice, tips, and/or suggestions.

Lesson 7 – Wednesday (B & C), Thursday (H)

  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 each 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. During class, Dr. M will ask students to finalize their collection topic/theme and complete their first Specimen Sheet, which will then be submitted to our Google Classroom as an assignment.

Lesson 8 – Thursday (B), Friday (C & H)

  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 each 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. Although there are no more Specimen Sheets to complete during the weekend, students should feel free to spend time this weekend collecting specimens for their new collections!

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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