G6 Week 05

Last week in science!

Monday, September 30th – Flavour Adventure #01

Today in science: The entire class period was dedicated to Flavour Adventure #01. This weeks’ specimen is the cherry tomato. The key information presented to students during The Gift can be found here.

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes working towards the completion of Flavour Adventure #01 (Cherry tomato). Although the final Flavour Report is due on Tuesday, October 8th, students are encouraged to try and complete it before leaving for the long weekend. The ‘official’ Flavour Report template can be accessed HERE (remember to make a copy and place it in your newly shared “Flavour Report” folder). Students can also find many resources to help improve the quality of their final Flavour Report HERE. Students are also reminded that the Science Help Center is on Fridays during lunch recess.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 1st-2nd

Tuesday: Dr. M decided that an additional day spent working on Flavor Adventure #01 would be time well spent–by the end of the lesson, nearly all students agreed. More specifically, students were shown how to download an editable copy of the Flavour Report template and save it to the Science 6 > Flavour Reports folder on their TASIS Google Drive. They were also shown the Sight, Touch, Smell, Hearing, and Taste pages of this website, each of which contains its own Word Bank.

Wednesday: We used grapes to practice answering the three questions found at the bottom of the Flavour Report template. The purpose of this activity was to help students gain a better understanding of scientific questions. During this activity, students learned to ask questions such as, “Is it realistic?”, “Could something like that actually happen naturally?”, and “Would you be able to detect the results of your manipulation with one (or more) of the 5 basic humans senses?” Hopefully, students left the lesson feeling much more confident of what they must write in the Discussion section of their Flavour Reports.

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes working towards the completion of Flavour Adventure #01 (Cherry tomato). Although the final Flavour Report is due on Tuesday, October 8th, students are encouraged to try and complete it before leaving for the long weekend. The ‘official’ Flavour Report template can be accessed HERE (remember to make a copy and place it in your newly shared “Flavour Report” folder). Students can also find many resources to help improve the quality of their final Flavour Report HERE. Students are also reminded that the Science Help Center is on Fridays during lunch recess.

Thursday, October 3rd

Today in science: After confirming that all students had 1) successfully put their Flavour Reports in their shared folder, and 2) named their Flavour Report file correctly. Students were then given all of the remaining class time to work towards the completion of their first Flavour Report – Cherry tomato.

Homework: The final Flavour Report for Flavour Adventure #01 is due on Tuesday, October 8th. As mentioned in class, Dr. Merritt requires all students to bring a printed copy of their final report to their next lesson. Anyone looking for help on either Flavour Adventure #01 (which is completed in the Lab Notebook) OR the final Flavour Report (which takes the form of a shared Google Doc) should visit the Flavour School section of this website and/or some of the links listed in the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday entries (above).

Friday, October 4th

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

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