G7 Week 01 – S2

Friday, February 3rd – F & H period

Today in science: Students continued watching and discussing the 2012 PBS Nova episode, “Hunting the Elements.” Absent students can watch the first 1 hour and 6 minutes of the video, which is available in the Tuesday, Jan. 31st entry (below). Here is a list of the sentences we have extracted from the video thus far:

  1. Elements are the building blocks of everyday matter (‘stuff’).
  2. Elements contain atoms, and atoms contain protons, electrons, and neutrons, as well as empty space.
  3. About 70% of the elements on the periodic table are metals.
  4. Each element has a distinct number of protons in the nucleus of its atoms–for example, a hydrogen (H) atom contains 1 proton in its nucleus, whereas a gold (Au) atom contains 79 protons in its nucleus.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, February 2nd – All periods

Today in science: Students continued watching and discussing the 2012 PBS Nova episode, “Hunting the Elements.” Absent students can watch the first 40 minutes of the video, which is available in the Tuesday, Jan. 31st entry (below). Here is a list of the sentences we have extracted from the video thus far:

  1. Elements are the building blocks of everyday matter (‘stuff’).
  2. Elements contain atoms, and atoms contain protons, electrons, and neutrons, as well as empty space.
  3. About 70% of the elements on the periodic table are metals.
  4. Each element has a distinct number of protons in the nucleus of its atoms–for example, a hydrogen (H) atom contains 1 proton in its nucleus, whereas a gold (Au) atom contains 79 protons in its nucleus.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, February 1st – A & H period

Today in science: Students continued watching and discussing the 2012 PBS Nova episode, “Hunting the Elements.” Absent students can watch the first 30 minutes of the video, which is available in the Tuesday, Jan. 31st entry (below). Here is a list of the sentences we have extracted from the video thus far:

  1. Elements are the building blocks of everyday matter (‘stuff’).
  2. Elements contain atoms, and atoms contain protons, electrons, and neutrons, as well as empty space.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, January 31st – A & F period

Today in science: Dr. Merritt returned and explained graded/marked Classroom Science Binders today and then asked students to reorganize them in preparation for the next binder check. In response to a frequently-missed question on the recent test, students then watched the first 13-15 minutes of a 2012 PBS Nova episode, “Hunting the Elements.” Absent students can watch the first 13-15 minutes in the video below.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Monday, January 30th – Beginning of 2nd Semester

Today in science: Those students who missed the Food For Plants packet test last week began taking it. All other students were asked to submit their Lab Notebooks for inspection and to check their Classroom Science Binders for proper contents and sequence.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

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