G6 Week 12

Last week in science!

Monday, November 18

Today in science: Students were given the entire class period to work at their own pace in their Electricity revision packet, which is meant to help them prepare for Thursday’s test. During the lesson, Dr. M also provided students with two new study strategies to help them prepare for the test:

  1. Write a one-sentence summary for each page of the revision packet.
  2. Take photos of the Electricity pages found in Exploring Science 7 book and try answering the review questions found in the yellow boxes.

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, students are strongly encouraged to complete 2 pages of the packet per day in preparation for the test.

Tuesday, November 19

Today in science: Students were given the entire class period to work at their own pace in their Electricity revision packet, which is meant to help them prepare for Thursday’s test. During the lesson, Dr. M also provided students with additional study strategies to help them prepare for the test:

  1. Look at the class notes included in the Notes Portal and see if they contain anything circuit- or electricity-related that is unknown to you.
  2. Use programs/Apps such as Kahoot or Quizlet to either write your own circuits/electricity test (to give to a friend) and/or make flashcards.
  3. Clean out your classroom mailbox to see if there are any graded assignments or other papers that contain useful circuit information.
  4. Remove your Circuit Symbols quiz from your Classroom Science Binder and use it to review the basic circuit symbols, their names, and their functions.
  5. Check your answers to review packet questions with Dr. M (who keeps his own answer key).

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, students are strongly encouraged to complete 2 pages of the packet per day in preparation for the test.

Wednesday, November 20

Today in science: Dr. Merritt used the entire lesson to give students a chance to answer sample test questions. After each practice question, students had a chance to ask clarifying questions (if needed) and know the correct answer.

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, students are strongly encouraged to complete 2 pages of the packet per day in preparation for the test.

Thursday, November 21

Today in science: Students took the Electrical Circuits unit test today. Dr. M did not allow students to ask questions for the first 30 minutes of the test, but he encouraged students to use a highlighter to identify the verbs and nouns in each question and use scrap paper to make additional circuit drawings. All 14 of the A period students finished the 17-page(!!!) test within the 60 minute period (OK, so there was a lot of diagrams)…nice job students!!!

Homework: There is no science homework during the weekend.

Friday, November 22

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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