G6 Week 10

Friday, November 10th

Today in science: Building on the end of yesterday’s class, students were introduced to the Bunsen burners. Today, students saw demonstrations of how to use the burners safely. Students were then asked to demonstrate to their classmates how to light, adjust, and shut off the burner. At the end of the class period, students got a chance to set up, light (and film) their own burners.

Homework: Students have over 60 (corrected) practice problems showing graduated scales found on different sized graduated cylinders. They also have 10 (corrected) practice problems showing graduated scales found on thermometers. They should use all of these practice problems to help them prepare for Monday’s quiz.

Thursday, November 9th

Today in science: Today, Dr. Merritt introduced students to a mathematical ‘trick’ (or formula) to help them figure out the value of the individual gradations (or ‘levels’) found on scientific measuring equipment such as graduated cylinders. After practicing using the formula with a number of different imaginary graduated cylinders, students were asked to read the scales of some imaginary thermometers. Students were then given back Monday’s homework assignment, which they self-corrected with Dr. Merritt’s answer key. In the last 5 minutes of class, students were introduced to the Bunsen burners.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight. Dr. Merritt agreed to push back the graduated cylinder quiz to Monday, Nov. 13.

Wednesday, November 8th

Today in science: Dr. Merritt checked Monday’s homework at the beginning of class. Students then had a chance to see the correct answers to the (24) practice questions related to reading graduated cylinders. Students then had time to complete the remaining two pages of practice problems, which will be marked by Dr. M for correct/incorrect answers. Students then spent the remaining class time choosing and filling different sized graduated cylinders with water according to predetermined volumes provided by Dr. Merritt.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, November 7th

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

Homework: Students need to complete Page 1 of the handout given to them at the end of class on Monday. The handout contains 3 pages of practice problems related to reading the scale found on a graduated cylinder. However, students need only complete the FIRST PAGE of the 3-page handout (but be aware that there are problems to complete on both the front and back of the first page).

Monday, November 6th

Today in science: Students were asked to examine no less than five different plastic graduated cylinders so as to begin noticing the similarities and differences between/amongst them. During the examination, students learned about some of the numbers, symbols, and other information printed on the cylinders. They were also asked to calculate the value of each of the lines found on each of the cylinders. After learning about (and seeing) something called the “meniscus,” students were asked to pick up some tips from the How To video below:

Homework: Students need to complete Page 1 of the handout given to them at the end of class on Monday. The handout contains 3 pages of practice problems related to reading the scale found on a graduated cylinder. However, students need only complete the FIRST PAGE of the 3-page handout (but be aware that there are problems to complete on both the front and back of the first page).

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