G6 Week 02

Last week in science!

Monday, September 10th

Today in science: The themes for today’s lesson were “Organization & Preparation” and “Communication & Teamwork.” After doing Equipment Check #1, during which time Dr. M asked students to produce two required materials, a Lab Notebook and a black pen, students were asked to continue their team building exercise. In teams of 2-3, students were asked to complete a series of four plastic cup stacking challenges outlined by Dr. Merritt.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, September 11th

Today in science: The themes for today’s lesson were “Animal Cells” and “Plant Cells.” Unfortunately, Dr. M was required to be away from school today. With a Guest Teacher, students were asked to read out of the Exploring Science 7 books and work through, on paper, some concepts such as cells (both animal and plant) and the structure and function of human body organs. This work was done either independently or in pairs. Any work completed during the period was collected by the Guest Teacher and assessed this weekend.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, September 12th

Today in science: The themes for today’s lesson were “Teacher Expectations” and “Organization.” Dr. M returned to class today. After spending time explaining to students his expectations for student behavior whenever there is a Guest Teacher present in his class, Dr. M also clearly explained the possible consequences for students unable to meet his expectations (apology letters to the Guest Teacher, apology letters to Dr. M, explanatory letters to parents, Friday after-school detentions). Students were then shown how to set up their Lab Notebooks. This included creating a cover page w/contact information, a persuasive “If found…” note, a Table of Contents, and page numbers.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, September 13th

Today in science: The themes for today’s lesson were “Observation” and “Description.” Unfortunately, Dr. M was (again) required to be away from school today. With a Guest Teacher, students were asked to do Observation Challenge #1: Rock. This is the first in a series of observation challenges designed to develop students’ abilities to observe and describe objects scientifically. Using mainly the “Observation Assisters” strategies posted in the classroom, students were asked to spend approximately 45 minutes describing a small white rock given to them by the teacher. At the end of the class period, Dr. M asked students to put their Lab Notebooks in their mailboxes so that he can read (and use) their written descriptions to try and identify their rock over the weekend.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Friday, September 14th

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

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend. Students should remember that the Class Outings are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, and so, the next time we have science class will likely be Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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