G6 Week 19

Last week in science!

Monday, January 20

Today in science: With Dr. Merritt out sick today, students were led through their science lesson by Mr. Tripps! He first asked students to put their “Measuring pH with Litmus Paper” report in the Inbox while putting their empty (numbered) plastic vials in a supply tray. In the remaining time, students began working on their “Acids & Alkalis” packet, which will also serve as a review packet when our unit is completed.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, January 21

Today in science: After checking in and looking over their “Measuring pH with Litmus Paper” reports, Dr. M gave some of them back to students so that they could begin working on the Analysis & Discussion questions on the last page. Any students who finished answering the questions were then asked to continue working on their Acids & Alkalis packet.

Homework: If Dr. Merritt returned to you your “Measuring pH with Litmus Paper” lab during class today, then he expects you to take the time to complete the Analysis & Discussion questions on the last (back) page. One reason Dr. M may NOT have given students back their lab during class is IF he found that students made an error in testing their substance at home (for example, using only one color paper to test each substance instead of both colors). In this case, Dr. M will be asking those students to redo their investigation in the coming days.

Wednesday, January 22

Today in science: Students prepared their Lab Notebooks for the “Measuring pH with Universal Indicator Paper” investigation, which is due on Monday, 27 Jan. This involved preparing a data table and collecting 5 universal indicator test strips that can be cut into more pieces in order to test more than 5 substances. In fact, in this investigation Dr. M has asked all students to try and test a minimum of 10 substances. All students are reminded that they must take good care of the supplies given to them and return the (empty) plastic jars to Dr. M at the end of the investigation. Below is the scale Dr. M asked students to copy into the back of their Lab Notebooks (in the “Reference” section) for use during their home investigation.

Homework: Students have been asked to test 10-20 substances (liquids) found at home to determine the pH value (0-14) of the substance by using strips of universal indicator paper. All test results should be recorded in the data table we created in our Lab Notebooks in class on Wednesday, 22 Jan. Remember, you can cut the 5 strips of universal indicator paper into smaller pieces in order to test more substances. Please remember to abide by all of the safety rules discussed in class.

Thursday, January 23

Today in science: Students saw a short BBC Two film on Acids & Alkalis, in which they gained a better sense of where in their everyday lives they encounter the activities and effects of acid and alkali substances.

Homework: Students have been asked to test 10-20 substances (liquids) found at home to determine the pH value (0-14) of the substance by using strips of universal indicator paper. All test results should be recorded in the data table we created in our Lab Notebooks in class on Wednesday, 22 Jan. Remember, you can cut the 5 strips of universal indicator paper into smaller pieces in order to test more substances. Please remember to abide by all of the safety rules discussed in class.

Friday, January 24 – End of 1st semester

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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