G7 Week 05

Friday, October 6th

F period: After completing their dissection kit quiz, Dr. Merritt asked students to complete the “What I (don’t) know about seeds” pre-test. After that, students were asked to transfer the data tables from their recent investigation to the back of their lab/field notebooks, where these documents will become the first of a number of useful reference documents for use in future investigations. As a title, Dr. Merritt asked students to title their data tables as follows:

A table showing the legibility scores (including averages) of ___ writing instruments subjected to ___ testing liquids (Sept 2017)

He also had students transfer their testing matrix, bar graph, and line graph into their classroom science binders for safe keeping.

G period: After completing their dissection kit quiz, Mrs. Bloodworth (Dr. Merritt’s guest teacher) did a computer coding mini-lesson with the students.

Homework: There is no science homework over the 3-day weekend.

Thursday, October 5th

Today in science: Dr. Merritt took students through a conclusion statement writing workshop, in which he tried to help students create concise, results-based (or evidence-based) conclusion statements. By the end of the class period, many students had successfully created a conclusion statement for their writing instruments, but still had some work to do on the conclusion statement for their testing liquids. A few students in each class even began writing their “implications” statement(s).

Homework: F and G period students should be preparing for tomorrow’s dissection kit quiz.

Wednesday, October 4th

A & G period: Students had class time to work on the following Writing Instrument Investigation tasks:

1) Finish writing the two types of Results statements and edit them to correspond to your investigation data (the two templates can be accessed HERE).
3) Write a Conclusion statement for the writing instruments that consists of no more than three sentences, but preferably one or two.
4) Write a Conclusion statement for the testing liquids that consists of no more than three sentences, but preferably one or two.

Homework: A & G period students need to finish writing their two types of Results statements.

F period: This class does not meet on Wednesdays.

Tuesday, October 3rd

A & F period: Students had class time to work on the following Writing Instrument Investigation tasks:

1) Create a Google Document and share it with Dr. M (title: Writing Instrument Results)
2) Copy the two types of Results statements from last week’s lesson and edit them to correspond to your investigation data.
3) Write a Conclusion statement for the writing instruments that consists of no more than three sentences (but preferably one or two).
4) Write a Conclusion statement for the testing liquids that consists of no more than three sentences (but preferably one or two).

Homework: A & F period students need to finish writing their two types of Results statements for their Writing Instrument investigation. These statements should be put into in the Google Document shared with Dr. Merritt in class.

G period: This class does not meet on Tuesdays.

Monday, October 2nd

Today in science: Students had class time to work on the following Writing Instrument Investigation tasks:

1) Bar graph (average legibility score of individual writing instruments)
2) Line graph (average legibility score of individual testing liquids)
3) Create a Google Document and share it with Dr. M (title: Writing Instrument Results)
4) Copy the two types of Results statements from last week’s lesson and edit them to correspond to your investigation data.

Homework: There will be a quiz during the last lesson of the current week, which will ask students to know the name and functions of the instruments found within our dissection kits. The quiz will be in the ‘matching’ format. Students should use the presentation below (or this link) as their study guide:

Advertisements