G6 Week 11

Last week in science!

Monday, November 11

Today in science: There is no Flavour Adventure this week. Instead, A period students will spend the entire week working on electricity and circuits. After re-enacting the two circuits we built and tested last Thursday in the classroom (where Dr. M acted as the cell/battery and students acted as bulb(s) and electrons), Dr. M asked students to draw three new circuits, Circuits #3, #4, & #5, in their Lab Notebook. These three circuits, which will be built and tested in tomorrow’s class, can be seen in the Notes Portal. With each of the three new circuits, Dr. M asked students to make predictions what the reading on the ammeter will be in each circuit when built and tested.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, November 12

Today in science: As promised, we built Circuits #3, #4, & #5 but with one small modification in each of the three circuits: we put the ammeter in two different positions in each circuit, so as to be able to compare the speed at which the electrons are traveling at two different locations with the circuit. The results of our experiment, which were discussed in significant detail during class, are visible in the Notes Portal. Before leaving class, students were asked to put what they learned about the movement of electrons within circuits on a 1/2 sheet of paper–and to leave the 1/2 sheet of paper in the inbox–before leaving class.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, November 13

Today in science: Students spent today working in their new Electricity revision packet, which is a sort of study guide for next week’s Electricity & Circuits test. With the help of classroom textbooks, classroom circuit kits, their Lab Notebooks, materials placed in the Notes Portal, past assignments, the minds/brains of others students, and the assistance of their teacher, students began preparing for the upcoming test.

Homework: Students have a revision packet (study guide) for their upcoming Electricity & Circuits test. Dr. Merritt has asked students to spend 20 minutes today working their way deeper into the packet/guide.

Thursday, November 14

Today in science: Students were (again) given the entire class period to work at their own pace in their Electricity revision packet. With the help of classroom textbooks, classroom circuit kits, their Lab Notebooks, materials placed in the Notes Portal, past assignments, the minds/brains of others students, and the assistance of their teacher, students continued their preparations for next week’s test, which is scheduled for Thursday, 21 Nov.

Homework: Students have a revision packet (study guide) for their upcoming Electricity & Circuits test, which is scheduled for Thursday, 21 Nov. As discussed in class on Thursday, 14 Nov., students are strongly encouraged to complete 2 pages of the packet per day in preparation for the test.

Friday, November 15

Today in science:Unfortunately, A period science class does not meet on Fridays, but Dr. M would remind all of his Grade 6 students that the Science Help Center is open in the lab on Fridays during lunch recess…👍

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