G7 Week 06 – S2

Friday, March 10th – F & H period

Today in science: F and H period students were asked to add two brief sentences to their Lab Notebooks for INVESTIGATION 6 under the new heading, “Additional Notes.” These two sentences formalized students’ ethical responsibilities when collecting specimens and the moment at which students can/should stop collecting them. Students then had the opportunity to spend the remaining 45 minutes of the class outdoors making their collections.

Homework: There is no science homework this weekend.

Thursday, March 9th – All periods

Today in science: A, F, and H period students were asked to write the first three sections of INVESTIGATION 6 in their Lab Notebooks. These sections added included a short statement of purpose, a (numbered) methods section, and a list of materials. Students also spent time clarifying their themes, discussing their ethical responsibilities to others while making collections, and thinking a little bit about when they can/should stop collecting.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, March 8th – A & H period

Today in science: A and H period students used their Lab Notebooks to begin some fieldwork. In this exercise, students were asked to begin creating a small collection of objects from the TASIS campus that somehow hold together as a group. The guiding principle for the collection is that the objects must be held together by some sort of commonality or theme. Dr. M gave a number of different examples of possible themes in class. Students were asked to spend much of the class period (25 minutes) outdoors fine-tuning their theme by exploring the TASIS campus. Dr. M is using THIS Google Document to record A period’s themes and THIS Google Document to record H period themes.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, March 7th – F period (only)

Today in science: There were no A or H period science classes today due to the TASIS MS Bullying workshop. F period students used their Lab Notebooks to begin doing some fieldwork. In this exercise, students were asked to begin creating a small collection of objects from the TASIS campus that somehow hold together as a group. The guiding principle for the collection is that the objects must be held together by some sort of commonality or theme. Dr. M gave a number of different examples of possible themes in class. Students were asked to spend much of the class period (25 minutes) outdoors fine-tuning their theme by exploring the TASIS campus. Dr. M is using THIS Google Document to record F period’s themes.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Monday, March 6th – No science classes

Today in science: There were no science classes today due to the TASIS MS Bullying workshop.

Homework: —