G6 Week 15

Last week in science!

Monday, December 9

Today in science: In an attempt to answer last week’s key question, “How can we explain that 7 similar sized mystery cubes all had different masses?”, students were asked to watch part of Bill Nye the Science Guy’s “Atoms & Molecules” episode. With Ms. Perani’s help, students were asked to take notes whenever they heard information in the video that might help them answer not only last week’s key question, but also a second (new) question, “What is ‘stuff” made of?”

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, December 10

Today in science: Using a combination of yesterday’s Bill Nye the Science Guy’s “Atoms & Molecules” episode, plus the Chapter 1 reading from the blue Middle School Chemistry packet, plus IBM’s “A boy and his atom: The world’s smallest movie” video, plus an introduction to the periodic table of the elements, plus some healthy class debate, many students made some decent progress on answering our two key focus questions: 1) How can we explain that 7 similar sized mystery cubes all had different masses?, and 2) What is ‘stuff” made of? Students will return

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, December 11

Today in science: After some additional exploration of the periodic table of the elements, students were able to use the numbers in the table to list the number of electrons, protons, and neutrons found in each different type of atom (or element) found in the table. To help students understand how to calculate the number of different particles in each atom, Dr. M put atom diagrams of atoms such as hydrogen (H), helium (He), carbon (C), and lead (Pb).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, December 12

Today in science: 

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Friday, December 13

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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