G6 Week 17

Friday, January 19th

Today in science: Students received marked/evaluated Question Sets 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. Of these exercises, two of them–1.2 and 1.3–were given points (and percents) so that students could see how Dr. Merritt would have graded them if they had been part of a quiz or test. Much of the class was spent discussing and highlighting the most common errors and most important ideas and concepts.

On at least two occasions, students were asked to take notes from information that had been written by Dr. M on the whiteboard.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, January 18th

Today in science: Students performed their 4th trial of Activity 1.1  today. This time, however, students were asked to work in two teams of three students, with each of the two teams led by one student who was able to produced the expected results on both trials 2 and 3. The results of these team trials were very insightful for the students of both teams. Students were then asked to complete Question Set 1.1 in class, highlight their use of phrases such as “molecule(s),” “solid (water),” “liquid (water),” and/or “(water) vapor,” and then give the paper to Dr. Merritt.

The class data generated during all four trials of Activity 1.1 can be seen HERE.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, January 17th

Today in science: Students were asked to check in Monday’s homework assignment (Question Set 1.4) with Dr. Merritt at the start of the class period. Students then performed their 2nd and 3rd trials of Activity 1.1 .

The class data generated during all three trials of Activity 1.1 can be seen HERE.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, January 16th

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

Homework: —

Monday, January 15th

Today in science: Students were asked to check in the weekend homework assignment (Question Set 1.3) with Dr. Merritt at the start of the class period. This time, there was no class discussion about the answers (Dr. M is going to mark the papers and return them to students on Wednesday). As discussed last Friday, students then performed Activity 1.1 and completed the questions that go with the activity.

The class data generated during Trial 1 of today’s activity can be seen HERE.

Homework: Students should complete the FIVE questions found on the “Question Set 1.4: Molecules and the States of Water” worksheet found near the back of the new Matter and Molecules unit. After reading pages 9-11 very carefully, students should use the information found on these pages to help them construct their answers.

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