G7 Week 04 – S2

Tuesday-Friday, February 20th-23rd

Today in science: Students in all three periods continued working their way through The Variables Gauntlet. These six exercises must be completed and given to Dr. Merritt by the end of Friday’s science class. If needed, students can access all six stages of the gauntlet in the links provided below.

#1 – Practice Set 2G.20
#2 – Practice Set 2G.24
#3 – Practice Set 2G.23
#4 – Practice Set 2G.22
#5 – Practice Set 2G.21
#6 – Practice Set 2G.30

With A & G period on Wednesday, Dr. Merritt provided students with two different sentence formulas for the purpose of helping students improve their accuracy and precision when identifying variables. These two formulae are listed below. Dr. Merritt introduced F period to these formulae in class on Thursday.

MV & RV – the ____________ of the____________
                             (quantity word or                     (noun)
                                quality word)

CVs – the same ____________ of the____________
                             (quantity word or                     (noun)
                                quality word)

Homework: All students should continue working on the six stages of the Identifying Variables gauntlet.

Monday, February 19th

Today in science: From students’ performance on the weekend homework, it was clear that students need(ed) more practice identifying variables. Thus, Dr. Merritt began the class period by asking students to identify the three types of variables–manipulatedresponding, and controlling–in a hypothetical biology experiment (LS33). After going over the answers in class, Dr. Merritt then asked students to do identify the variables in another hypothetical biology experiment (LS47).  Again, we went over the correct answers in class.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight for A period students. For F & G period students, however, there is a homework assignment. F & G period students received the first of six identifying variables problems that Dr. Merritt affectionately calls, “The Variables Gauntlet.” The first challenge in the 6-stage gauntlet is Practice Set 2G.20. A student looking to meet expectations will provide, as specified in the directions, 1 correctly phrased MV, 1 correctly phrased RV, and 3 correctly phrased CV. A student looking to exceed expectations will provide 1 correctly phrased MV, 1 correctly phrased RV, and 5 correctly phrased CVs.