Monday, February 3rd – No School
Today in science: —
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 4-5th
Today in science: Students continued working on their new Acids (or Alkalis) Brochure assignment. The details of this assignment, including the outline of what each of the six pages must include within them, have been entered into the Grade 6 Notes Portal. During the lesson, Dr. M went around to each table and encouraged students to take photos of the pages of the textbooks they found to contain useful information f0r their project.
Homework: At present, there is no final due date for this project, but Dr. M has asked students to give 20 minutes of concentrated time/effort to their brochure at home each night this week.
Thursday, February 6th
Today in science: Students had time to continue working on their Acids (or Alkalis) Brochure during the lesson. While working, however, Dr. M showed students how they can prepare a type of pH indicator solution from purple cabbage at home. The procedure he demonstrated follows the one shown in the video below. Dr. M encourages all of his students to try making their own cabbage (or beet root!) indicator solutions at home and would love to receive either photos or short videos showing the results of the process and subsequent investigation of the pH of (safe!) substances commonly found in and around the home.
Homework: The final due date for the Brochure project has been set: Monday, February 17 is the latest that Dr. M will accept this assignment for full credit, but students are encouraged to complete it and hand it in sooner.
Friday, February 7th
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.