G6 Week 17

Last week in science!

Monday, January 6 – No school

Today in science: —

Homework: —

Tuesday, January 7

Today in science: Somewhat unexpectedly, the members of this class spent much of the lesson visiting with each other, catching up, sharing vacation stories, and discussing recent world events! It was our first non-science science lesson this year! 🙂

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, January 8

Today in science: Returning to our regular schedule of work today, students were asked to continue working on an assignment in which they were asked to use the periodic table of elements to calculate the number of electrons, protons, and neutrons found in various atoms. After finishing their calculations, students were asked to graph them in the form of a bar graph comparing the total number of ‘particles’ found in seven different substances. While students worked on their assignment(s), Dr. M met with students individually to discuss and/or collect any still-missing assignments having to do with the measurement of (liquid) volume and length.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, January 9

Today in science: Students were asked to continue their work on three different tasks in the following order:

1) Calculations of the number of particles found in an imaginary cube with a total of 6 or 9 atoms.
2) The “Number of particles” bar graph
3) A written explanation for something unexpected we saw when comparing our  “Mass of cube” and “Number of particles” bar graph.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Friday, January 10

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: —