G6 Week 09 – S2

Last week in science!

(Dr. Merritt is absent this week, as he needs to travel to the U.S.)

Monday, March 22nd

Today in science: Today’s lesson theme was observation. In their Lab Notebooks, students were asked to make careful observations of seven different types of cubes: stone, steel, brass, plastic, lead, copper, and aluminium. Each student spent 5 minutes with each cube and was allowed to use only two tools: a metric ruler and an electronic balance.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, March 23rd

Today in science: Today’s lesson theme was density. Using the Density Cube Investigation handout, students were asked to measure and record the following information for each of the seven different density cubes: mass, width, length, and height. Using these measurements, students were then asked to calculate each cube’s volume and density. Students then compared their density values with density values of some 100% pure cubes and were asked to represent some of their findings in the form of a bar graph.

Homework: If they did not do so during science today, students have been asked to complete all of the parts of their Density Cube Investigation including the making of a bar graph on a separate piece of graphing paper.

Thursday, March 25th

Today in science: The following numbered list shows the assignment sequence presented by the Guest Teacher in today’s science class…

1.2 – States of Matter

1. Reading pp. 62-63 (Activate Science 1 – Blue book)
2. Answer In-Text (orange) questions A-C in Lab Notebook
3. Answer Summary questions (p. 63) 1-3 in Lab Notebook
4. Complete Blue-Green Activity box in Lab Notebook
5. Complete Foundation Support Sheet 1.2
6. Complete CUBES! Application Exercise 1.2

Links to all assignment materials–including to a digital copy of the Activate Science 1 textbook–have been placed in the “Week 27 (March 22-26)” topic in the Google Science Classroom.

Homework: If they did not do so during today’s science lesson, students should spend 20 uninterrupted minutes at home trying to complete the 1.2 tasks listed above. All 1.2 tasks must be completed by the END of this Friday’s science lesson (March 26).

Friday, March 26th

Today in science: The following numbered list shows the assignment sequence presented by the Guest Teacher in today’s science class…

2.1 – Elements

1. Reading pp. 76-77 (Activate Science 1 – Blue book)
2. Answer In-Text (orange) questions A-C in Lab Notebook
3. Answer Summary questions (p. 77) 1-3 in Lab Notebook
4. Complete Foundation Support Sheet 2.1
6. Complete CUBES! Application Exercise 2.1

Homework: Although tasks 1.2 & 2.1 were both supposed to be completed and turned in by the end of Friday’s science lesson, Dr. Merritt has agreed to give students that need more time to complete these tasks until the start of Monday’s science lesson (March 29).

Lesson 4+ (For really fast-working students!)

Today in science: The following numbered list shows the assignment sequence presented by the Guest Teacher ONLY TO STUDENTS HAVING ALREADY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TASKS 1.2 & 2.1 before the end of Friday’s science lesson…

2.2 – Atoms

1. Reading pp. 78-79 (Activate Science 1 – Blue book)
2. Answer In-Text (orange) questions A-B in Lab Notebook
3. Answer Summary questions (p. 79) 1-3 in Lab Notebook
4. Complete Foundation Support Sheet 2.2
6. Complete CUBES! Application Exercise 2.2

Homework: All 2.2 tasks will be due by the START of next Tuesday’s science lesson (March 29).