G6 Week 14

Last week in science!

Monday, December 2

Today in science: Students continued working on the “Mystery Cube” activity, which is a continuation of last Thursday’s science lesson. This activity involved recording the length (cm), width (cm), height (cm), volume (cm3), volume (mL), and mass (g) of 7 cubes made of different substances. Any students who finished collecting the raw data for all 7 cubes were then asked to begin creating a bar graph designed to compare the mass of all 7 cubes.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, December 3

Today in science: Students continued working on the “Mystery Cube” activity, which is a continuation of Monday’s science lesson. Since most students had already recorded the length (cm), width (cm), height (cm), volume (cm3), volume (mL), and mass (g) of 7 cubes made of different substances, they spent the bulk of their lesson preparing a bar graph designed to visually compare the mass of all 7 cubes.

Homework: Any student not yet finished making their bar graph should do so at home tonight. However, students completing their bar graph at home should NOT color in the bars–in other words, leave the color/shading of the 7 bars empty (blank).

Wednesday, December 4

Today in science: Students continued working on the “Mystery Cube” activity, which is a continuation of yesterday’s science lesson. By the end of the class period, most students had completed their bar graph designed to visually compare the mass of the 7 mystery cubes. After adding realistic color(s) to the bars and a key to the cube numbers, students were asked to try and explain–in the form of drawings made on a paper provided by Dr. Merritt–how it is possible for one cube to have the exact same dimensions as another cube, but yet have a different mass.

Homework: Only those students who have NOT yet finished their bar graphs have homework tonight. Those students should finish their bar graph, but can leave the bars uncolored until the next class.

Thursday, December 5

Today in science:Students continued working on the “Mystery Cube” activity, which is a continuation of yesterday’s science lesson. At the end of the class period, students were asked to submit all of the work they had completed in the project up until this point. The finished products should have included a completed data table and a finished bar graph. Some, but not all, students have may also completed–or at least started–a set of drawings to explain how/why similar sized cubes can have different masses.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Friday, December 6

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…👍

Homework: —