G6 Week 06 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, March 4th

Today in science: So as to get off to a fresh, clean beginning for the next six-week stretch of lessons, students were asked to clean out their mailbox and do some organizing. One student task was to locate their copy of the, Which organelles are present? table, and add it to a teacher-designated page within their Lab Notebook. Another student task was to organize their Classroom Science Binder. In their binders, students were asked to insert assignments related to the Acids & Alkalis unit in a particular order. The order we agreed upon in class can be viewed on the TOC – Classroom Science Binder link, which is always accessible to students in the Grade 6 menu in the right-hand column of every page on this website. Tomorrow, students will complete the Table of Contents by adding both page numbers and keywords.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, March 5th

Today in science: Students were asked to complete the Table of Contents of their Classroom Science Binder by adding both page numbers and keywords. Adding the keywords proved more difficult than expected, so Dr. M worked with students on some strategies for choosing three keywords for each assignment. After the lesson, Dr. M tallied up the keywords in preparation for tomorrow’s lesson. The result’s that will form the basis of Wednesday’s lesson are presented below:

acid/acidity: 9
atom: 7
molecule: 7
base/alkali/alkalinity: 3
neutral: 2
cabbage: 2
indicator: 2
solution: 1
bond: 1

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, March 6th

Today in science: Using the results of the keyword analysis of assignments recently entered into their Classroom Science Binder (see description above), students were asked to complete three “Building Science Concepts with Simple Sentences” exercises focusing on the terms ACID (or acids), BASE (or bases), and NEUTRAL (or neutrals). Many, but not all, students finished these sentence-constructing exercises during the lesson. Near the end of the class period, Dr. M handed students one KWL sheet to complete for homework.

Homework: Students should complete the KWL sheet handed out at the end of the class period. The topic for this KWL sheet is “ACIDS” and students have been asked to fill out only the first two columns, but not the third/last. This assignment should not take students take more than 20 minutes to complete.

Thursday, March 7th

Today in science: After handing in their completed KWL sheet for “acids” at the start of class, students were asked to complete the first two columns of two more KWL sheets, one for “bases” (or “alkalis”) and one for “neutrals” (or “neutral substances”). After completing these papers, students were then asked to participate in a motion activity to evaluate some of the “What I know…” statements made by classmates about acids in last night’s homework. Students showed their support, opposition, or indecision with their feet/legs by walking to a particular area of the lab (and basketball court!) to show others how they felt about the scientific accuracy of the different statement made by their classmates.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight, although a few 6th grade science students have been asked to revise a recent assignment to demonstrate various skills and/or knowledge.

Friday, March 8th

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

Homework: —