G6 Week 03

Friday, September 22nd

Today in science: After inserting a new Table of Contents into their Classroom Science Binders, students received the (graded) quiz they took on Tuesday. In addition to pointing out the most common mistakes made on each of the two parts, Dr. Merritt also explained how students could improve their quiz scores. Students were then asked to watch the animation below to get a better grasp of how the parts of the eye work together to all us (humans) to see. During the video, Dr. Merritt asked students to take notes, which he wrote with the students during the video, on the whiteboard. These class notes can be seen via this LINK.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Thursday, September 21st

Today in science: At the beginning of the period, students were given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the names and functions of the major human body organs. After the quiz, and on the heels of our sheep’s eye dissection last Friday, students were asked to spend some time becoming more familiar with the names (and functions) of some of the different parts of the eye seen during the dissection. This was accomplished with the help of a physical model of the eye and a corresponding diagram.

Homework: Students need to find (and write) the main function for each of the eight parts of the eye listed on the diagram issued in Wednesday’s class. This work needs to be done in the notebook. Remember, as was discussed in class, functions are indicated by the use of verbs (e.g., adjusts, covers, protects, allows, etc.). Dr. Merritt would like to remind his 6th grade students that he keeps a Glossary on his website, and that this glossary contains entries for each of the main parts of the eye. You can go to his glossary by using the following LINK.

Wednesday, September 20th

Today in science: At the beginning of the period, students were given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the names and functions of the major human body organs. After the quiz, and on the heels of our sheep’s eye dissection last Friday, students were asked to spend some time becoming more familiar with the names (and functions) of some of the different parts of the eye seen during the dissection. This was accomplished with the help of a physical model of the eye and a corresponding diagram.

Homework: Students need to find (and write) the main function for each of the eight parts of the eye listed on the diagram issued in Wednesday’s class. This work needs to be done in the notebook. Remember, as was discussed in class, functions are indicated by the use of verbs (e.g., adjusts, covers, protects, allows, etc.). Dr. Merritt would like to remind his 6th grade students that he keeps a Glossary on his website, and that this glossary contains entries for each of the main parts of the eye. You can go to his glossary by using the following LINK.

Tuesday, September 19th

Today in science: H period does not meet on Tuesdays.

Homework: —

Monday, September 18th – No classes today

Today in science: There were no science classes today due to the MS Founder’s Day class hikes.

Homework: —

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