G7 Week 02 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, February 4 – No School (Day 21)

Today in science: —

Homework: —

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 5-6 (Day 22-23)

Today in science The two main themes for this lesson were “the structure of flowers” and “pollination.” After taking a 2-sided, unlabelled handout from Dr. M detailing the major structures of a Brassica rapa flower, students were asked to label it according to an answer key and add accurate colors. Students were then asked to work independently on a series of tasks during class:

1. Measure and record plant height.

2. Pollinate (spread pollen from flower to flower)

3. Ask Dr. M to help stabilize any plants in need of additional support.

4. Begin flower photo project: students were asked to begin taking photographs that will (eventually) show the developmental stages of the Brassica rapa flower.

– The project must begin with a photo 0f a Brassica rapa flower as a small (young) unopened flower bud.
– The project must end with a photo 0f a Brassica rapa flower as a fully mature, fertilized fruit (a long, green seed pod!).
– The ultimate goal of this project is to try and capture every stage of development in between the two endpoints described above.
– The final project will be shared with Dr. M in a Google Document OR other display format (as agreed upon by a meeting between the student and teacher).

Homework: Because of the long weekend, his week’s Friday reading quiz will actually take place on Monday, February 11. The quiz will ask students about the names of the structures found on a Brassica rapa flower. Students can use tonight to begin preparing for this quiz.

Thursday, February 7 (Day 24) – Dr. M is sick!  😦

Today in science: As Dr. M was unable to come to school today (he has a bad chest cough/cold), with today’s Guest Teacher students were asked to go back to work in their Power Plant Packets and work on Chapter 3. This work included not only answer the questions, but also working on the (many!) vocabulary terms included in this chapter. Because there is not enough room at the end of the packet to define all of the Chapter 3 vocabulary terms, Dr. M is asking students to record the words and their definitions on loose, lined (writing) paper, which will be attached to the PPP at some point in the future.

 Homework: This week’s Friday reading quiz will actually take place on Monday, February 11. The quiz will ask students about the names of the structures found on a Brassica rapa flower. Students should continue preparing for this quiz, a little bit each night.

Friday, February 8 (Day 25)

Today in science: The two main themes for this lesson were “the structure of flowers” and “the function of flower structures.” During this lesson, students were asked to work independently on the following tasks/activities.

1. Prepare Lab Notebook for the Brassica rapa Flower Dissection

– Don’t forget to update your Table of Contents.

2. Measure and record plant height.

3. Pollinate open flowers.

4. Continue taking photos for the Life of a Flower project.

5. Review for Monday’s flower structures quiz.

Homework: This week’s Friday reading quiz will actually take place on Tuesday, February 12 (F period) or Wednesday, February 13 (G & H period). The quiz will ask students about the names of the structures found on a Brassica rapa flower. Students should continue preparing for this quiz, a little bit each night.

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