G6 Week 04

Friday, September 29th

Today in science: Students continued with their introduction to microscopes today. First, they were taught how to make a wet mount slide with a non-living specimen (the letter “e”). Next, they were asked to prove to their teacher that they could focus their microscope on the letter “e” under all three of the objective lenses: 4x, 10x, and 40x. Finally, after all students had demonstrated proficiency in these tasks, Dr. Merritt diagrammed and discussed the relationship between the objectives and 1) the field of view, and 2) the amount of light traveling through the microscope and entering the eye. At the end of the class period, students were shown how to properly store their microscopes on the supply cart.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Thursday, September 28th

Today in science: Students began learning about the different types of magnification instruments available to them in science class. To begin this process, Dr. Merritt walked the students through two presentations. Each of these presentations can be viewed below.

Presentation #1: Simple Microscopes

Presentation #2: Monocular Light Microscope

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, September 27th

Today in science: To finish up with our introduction to organs and organ systems, students were asked to complete five summary exercises–7Ae(8), 7Aa(7), 7Aa(2), 7Ae(5), and 7Ae(7)–to assess their knowledge of organ structure(s) and function(s). If/when needed, students could use their exercise notebooks and/or their in-class textbook to support their answer choice(s).

Homework: Any student(s) in need of additional time to complete today’s five exercises could take them home for completion.

Tuesday, September 26th

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

Monday, September 25th

Today in science: At the start of class Dr. M gave a quick demonstration of the Mission Control > Grade 6 section of the SCIENCEsEDiment website. After watching the short video viewed in class last Friday (but this time without interruption), students were then asked to view three short videos to add to their knowledge of how the (human) eye works. Each video added something new to our previous knowledge of the structure and function of each part of the eye. The three videos viewed today can be seen below.

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3 (but only from 00:00:00-00:01:26)

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.