G7 Week 03 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, February 11th (Day 28)

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

1. Update contents of the Classroom Science Binder

– ADD Weekly Reading Quizzes 1, 2, and 3
– ADD Soil Unit Test and Results paper.
– REMOVE and RECYCLE Soil Unit Test study materials.

2. Continue work on your Brassica rapa Flower Dissection

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

3. Measure and record plant height.

4. Pollinate open flowers.

5. Review for Weekly Quiz #4: About Flowers (structures)

Homework: This week’s 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.

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 12-13th (Day 29-30)

Today in science: After taking the Week 4 Flower Structures quiz, students were given a paper copy of the study guide for the Week 5 quiz (Flower Structure Functions). An answer key for the study guide can be seen here or taken from entires for each term found in the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary. In the remaining class time, students were asked to work independently on the following tasks/activities.

1. Update contents of the Classroom Science Binder (see above)

2. Continue work on the Brassica rapa Flower Dissection, but especially the drawings if you haven’t completed them yet.

3. Measure and record plant height.

4. Pollinate open flowers.

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

6. NEW! Create a new Google Document in your Science folder on your TASIS Google Drive and share it with Dr. M (brett.merritt@tasis.ch). In the document, please insert a 4 x 3 table centered in the middle of the page. Carefully follow the example of this sample Google Document, which contains step by step instructions for all students to follow.

Before the end of class, it was announce the Week 5 reading quiz will take place sometime next week (but not Monday). 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.

Homework: Dr. M asked students to create a new Google Document in their Science (or Science 7) folder on their TASIS Google Drive. The exact details of this assignment, which must be followed closely, can be seen by visiting this link, which takes you to Dr. M’s example Google Document. When finished creating their Google Doc, students were asked to share it with Dr. M (brett.merritt@tasis.ch).

Thursday-Friday, February 14-15th (Day 31-32)

Today in science: After receiving their (graded) Week 4 Flower Structures quiz, students were asked to work independently on the following tasks/activities:

1. If they haven’t done so already, students were asked to add both the graded Week 4 quiz (Flower Structures) and the Soil Unit Test report to their Classroom Science Binders.

2. Continue work on the Brassica rapa Flower Dissection. Don’t forget about the drawings!

3. Measure and record plant height. Are your plants getting taller or smaller?

4. Pollinate open flowers. Is your plant still producing flower buds? If so, where?

5. Continue taking photos for the Life of a Flower project, which must carefully follow the example presented within this sample Google Document.

Homework: Students have a paper copy of the study guide for the Week 5 quiz (Flower Structure Functions). An answer key for the study guide can be seen here or taken from entires for each term found in the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary. It was announced during Friday’s science lesson that the Week 5 quiz will be given on Thursday, February 21.

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