G6 Week 03 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, February 10th

Today in science: Students were given time in class to work on their Acids & Alkalis review packets in preparation for their upcoming unit test.

Homework: Dr. M has asked students to give 20 minutes of concentrated time/effort to their Acids (or Alkalis) brochure at home each night this week.

Tuesday, February 11th

Today in science: Using both an acid (citric acid) and an alkali (sodium bicarbonate), students used their own personal wax papered workspace to create their personal recipe for “sherbet,” which is a key ingredient in most sour-flavored candies. Before making and testing their recipes, Dr. M presented students with the chemical formulas for each of the chemicals involved in today’s chemical reaction. This can be seen on the Notes Portal. By the end of the lesson, all students were responsible for recording a recipe that captured their own personal preference for sherbet, a recipe which included the possibility of adding a third ingredient to their sherbet: icing (or powdered) sugar.

Homework: Dr. M has asked students to give 20 minutes of concentrated time/effort to their Acids (or Alkalis) brochure at home each night this week.

Wednesday, February 12th

Today in science: Students were asked to add notes to their Lab Notebook that can now be found in the Notes Portal. These notes present how scientists might talk about the chemical reaction that occurred in students’ mouths (or cups) during yesterday’s Sherbet-making activity. As a class, we then completed the post-investigation (summary) questions found in the Acids & Alkalis review packet. For the remainder of the lesson, students had time to continue working on any unfinished pages of the review packet.

Homework: Dr. M has asked students to give 20 minutes of concentrated time/effort to their Acids (or Alkalis) brochure at home each night this week.

Thursday, February 13th

Today in science: After a brief discussion of the Acids/Alkalis brochure, we used today’s lesson to identify the ways in which the Acids & Alkalis packet can help students prepare for next Thursday’s Acids & Alkalis test. This involved examining each of the “I can…” statements at the bottom of each sheet contained within the study guide and drawing special attention to the information and skills that will (and won’t) appear on the actual test.

Homework: Dr. M has asked students to give 20 minutes of concentrated time/effort to their Acids (or Alkalis) brochure at home each night this week.

Friday, February 14th

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.

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