G7 Week 14 – S2

Last week in science!

Lesson 1 – Monday, April 26th (Day 7)

Today in science: Students were asked to make their third Lab Notebook entry today following the template first introduced last week. This meant entering/recording…

  1. Time data
  2. Height data
  3. TWO accurately labelled drawings (one of them leaf-focused)
  4. Key words and their definitionsgrowth, stem, true leaves 
  5. Noticings (observations)…try to incorporate today’s key words!
  6. Wonderings (questions)…try to incorporate today’s key words!
  7. Plant photographs (uploaded to the Digital Lab Notebook and transformed into labelled diagrams)

Homework: In their Lab Notebook, students were asked to record the definitions of the three key vocabulary words listed above. The definitions should be taken (only!) from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary pages.

Lesson 2 – Tues/Wed, April 27-28th (Day 8-9)

Today in science: Using a blank, A4-sized paper divided into six equal sections, students were asked to copy a drawing of a seed projected onto the whiteboard. By adding labels, colors (and a key), and 3-5 word function phrases to the drawing, students created an informative structure/function drawing to help illustrate the first stage in the life cycle of a flowering plant. Students were also asked to write a 4-sentence paragraph in the box below the drawing that contained the following vocabulary words: seed, seed coat, embryo, cotyledon, hypocotyl, radicle, life cycle flowering plant.

Homework: C & H period students need to complete the following task outside of class before their next science lesson…

1) Go to the Google Science Classroom.
2) Go to Classwork.
3) Go to “WFP – Week 2 (Apr 26-30)” topic.
4) Open the “Plant Parts – Day 0-14” material.
5) Draw the image of the plant found in the “Get to Know a Sprout” PDF in the top middle box on your A3-sized piece of paper.
6) Draw the image of the plant found in the “Get to Know a Seedling” PDF in the top right box on your A3-sized piece of paper.

You do NOT need to label your drawings OR write paragraphs below the drawing (this will be done in the next class).

Lesson 3 – Wed/Thurs, April 28-29th (Day 9-10)

Today in science: After checking in last night’s homework (2 drawings: sprout, seedling) students were asked to label the drawing add the “Sprout” and “Seedling” paragraphs to their A3-sized paper. Afterwards, there was time for a fourth (albeit modified) entry in the Lab Notebooks that included…

  1. Height data
  2. Noticings (observations)
  3. Wonderings (questions)
  4. Plant photographs (uploaded to the Digital Lab Notebook)

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 4 – Friday, April 30th (Day 11)

Today in science: Students were asked to make their fifth Lab Notebook entry today following the template first introduced last week. This meant entering/recording…

  1. Time data
  2. Height data
  3. TWO accurately labelled drawings (leaf-focused)
  4. Key words and their definitions: (leaf) blade, (leaf) petiole, (leaf) midrib, (leaf) veins 
  5. Noticings (observations)…try to incorporate today’s key words!
  6. Wonderings (questions)…try to incorporate today’s key words!
  7. Plant photographs (uploaded to the Digital Lab Notebook and transformed into labelled diagrams)

leaf-diagram

Homework: In their Lab Notebook, students were asked to record the definitions of the four key vocabulary words listed above. The definitions should be taken (only!) from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary pages.