G6 Week 01 – S2

This is the first week of the new semester,
so there is no “Last week in science” link.

Monday, January 27th (First day of Semester 2)

Today in science: After handing in their plastic vials and Lab Notebooks containing their weekend investigations, students received three graded pieces of recent work: mystery cube data table, mystery cube bar graph #1 (mass), and atom/particle calculation drawings. Dr. M used the handing back of these assignments to reinforce the expectations of TASIS MS science teachers when it comes to making ‘scientific’ data tables and bar graphs.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, January 28th

Today in science: After presenting the safety tips, materials, and procedures for today’s acids and alkalis investigation, students used spotting trays, an acid (0.1 M HCl), an alkali (0.1 M NaCl), and universal indicator solution to try and create solutions (mixtures) that corresponded to as many colors of the pH scale as possible. In today’s lesson, students developed a ‘feel’ for working with the chemicals but were not asked to take a picture of their final results (that will happen in the next lesson).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, January 29th

Today in science: Students again used spotting trays, an acid (0.1 M HCl), an alkali (0.1 M NaCl), and universal indicator solution to try and create solutions (mixtures) that corresponded to as many colors of the pH scale as possible. At the end of today’s lesson, students were asked to take a picture of their final results and send it to Dr. Merritt in the form of an email with a picture attached/included. The photo had to be on a white background with the student number and date clearly written.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, January 30th

Today in science: Dr. M introduced a new project today called the Design Your Own Brochure assignment. The topic of the brochure can be either acids OR alkalis/bases (choose one). The details of this assignment have been entered into the Notes Portal. More details of this assignment will be provided next week. At present, there is no due date for this project.

Homework: There is no science homework during the long weekend, but students are free to work on their new informational brochures if they wish.

Friday, January 31st

Today in science: Unfortunately, A period science class does not meet on Fridays, but Dr. M would remind all of his Grade 6 students that the Science Help Center is open in the lab on Fridays during lunch recess.

Homework: —