G6 Week 04 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, February 15th (Dr. M absent)

Today in science: First, students logged in to the Google Science Classroom and answered the first Daily Update question listed in the Classwork tab under the “Week 22 (Feb 15-19)” topic. The first Daily Update question is actually titled with last Friday’s date (Friday, 12 Feb) and it asks students to tell Dr. Merritt what packet pages they finished–completely, not partially–during last Friday’s science lesson.

After that, students continued working on the activities and investigations found in their Electrical Circuits packet. At the end of the lesson, students returned to the Google Science Classroom, where they then completed the Daily Update question listed with today’s date (Monday, 15 Feb).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, February 16th (Dr. M absent)

Today in science: Students continued working on the activities and investigations found in their Electrical Circuits packet. At the end of the lesson, students returned to the Google Science Classroom, where they then completed the Daily Update question listed with today’s date (Tuesday, 16 Feb). Students also received e-feedback from Dr. Merritt regarding their successful (or unsuccessful) complete of the two Daily Updates required in yesterday’s class.

Homework: Although there is no required science homework tonight, students were given permission in class to take their Electrical Circuits packet home and work on it. In class, a tentative due date for the packet was set for Monday, 22 Feb, but if students would like to complete it before the weekend they are free to do so.

Thursday, February 18th

Today in science: In anticipation of Thursday’s Mars Perseverance landing, students watched the NASA/JPL video below, which explains the what scientists and engineers are trying to accomplish in this mission via the viewpoint and experiences of one of their former employees, YouTube’s Mark Rober, who worked on the Mars Curiosity project.

After the video, and by using the ‘Big Board’ to frame the class discussion, Dr. M asked students to reflect upon the work done over the past few days with the Guest Teacher(s) in the Electrical Circuits packet.

Homework: Although there is no required science homework tonight, students were given permission in class to take their Electrical Circuits packet home and work on it. In class, a tentative due date for the packet was set for Monday, 22 Feb, but if students would like to complete it before the weekend they are free to do so.

Friday, February 19th

Today in science: After some discussion about safety practices when building circuits, students had the entire lesson to continue working on the completion of the tasks in their Electrical Circuits packet. For many students, this meant completing the bare wire investigation and other tasks require the use of electricity kits and/or other classroom equipment and supplies. It was also announced that students will have Monday’s 45-minute class period in which to continue their packet work.

Homework: Students should keep working on the tasks contained in their Electrical Circuits packet. The entire packet must be completed by the end of science class on Monday, 22 Feb.