G6 Week 02

Last week in science!

Monday, September 9th

Today in science: After checking to make sure each student had fulfilled the requirement of securing the correct type of lab notebook, students were asked to prepare their lab notebooks for use by following the guidelines found within the Notebook section of the SCIENCEsEDiment website. This preparation involved, 1) writing specific contact information on either the inside cover or the cover page, 2) adding a personalized note attempting to persuade an individual to return a lost notebook to the student-owner, 3) creating two Table of Contents pages, and 4) numbering all of the remaining pages in the lower outside corners.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, September 10th

Today in science: After adding “Dr. Merritt’s Rules & Guidelines” to either the back (inside) cover or the last page of the notebook, students were introduced to a new Grade 6 unit called Flavour School. During the introductory activity, students worked in pairs to answer five questions about the five senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste) on a piece of A3-sized paper.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, September 11th

Today in science: After sharing their answers to one of yesterday’s questions, “What can our eyes tell us about food?”, Dr. Merritt asked students to develop their sense of SIGHT by visibly observing and then describing and variety of whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. Of each food, students asked sight-related questions that can be found not only on the Class Notes Portal, but also on the FLAVOUR SCHOOL – SIGHT page.

Homework: Dr. Merritt has asked all Grade 6 science students to glue their paper copy of “Dr. Merritt’s Rules & Guidelines” into their Lab Notebook. The paper should be glued onto either the back (inside) cover OR the very last page of the notebook (opposite of the back inside cover). Dr. Merritt will check all Lab Notebooks at the start of Thursday’s lesson.

Thursday, September 12th

Today in science: Moving on to part two of the Flavour School training, Dr. Merritt asked students to develop their sense of TOUCH by tangibly observing (aka. feeling) and then describing and variety of whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. Of each food, students asked touch-related questions that can be found on the FLAVOUR SCHOOL – TOUCH page.

Homework: There is no weekend science homework.

Friday, September 13th

Today in science: Unfortunately, A period science class does not meet on Fridays. 😦

Homework: —