G7 Week 07

Friday, October 21st – All periods (Day 18)

Today in science: Today was Parent’s Day, in which parents were invited to attend an abbreviated science lesson. In this lesson, students worked on Investigation #3, which was guided by a hand-written procedure already contained within students’ Lab Notebooks. For this investigation, students needed a Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagram (side 1 and side 2).

Homework: There is no homework this weekend. However, should any students wish to work ahead they could finish on Chapter 4 (pp. 20-23) of the Power Plant Packet.

Thursday, October 20th – All periods (Day 17)

Today in science: Dr. M returned yesterday’s data tables with some evaluation ‘codes.’ Students used the class data table rubric to self-evaluate this assignment and were then asked to put it in into their Classroom Science Binder (Entry #9). Dr. M also returned Bar Graph #3, which he had evaluated with the class bar graph rubric. Students were also asked to put this assignment into their Classroom Science Binder (Entry #8).

Students were then asked to begin Investigation #3, which was guided by a hand-written procedure already contained within their Lab Notebooks. For this investigation, students relied on the help of the Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagram (side 1 and side 2).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, October 19th – A & H period (Day 16)

Today in science:

A period: Due to the shortened periods today, A period only had time for the following tasks:

1) Dr. M returned yesterday’s data tables with some evaluation ‘codes.’ Students then used the class data table rubric to self-evaluate this assignment, then put it into their Classroom Science Binder (Entry #9).

2)Dr. M also returned Bar Graph #3, which he had evaluated with the class bar graph rubric. Students were also asked to put this assignment into their Classroom Science Binder (Entry #8).

Homework: There is no science homework for A period students tonight.

H period: H period students were asked to work on four different assignments in the order listed below:

1) Measure and record, in a data table of your own design, a) the height of all of your Brassica rapa plants (in cm), b) the number of true leaves on each plant, and c) the number of opened and unopened flowers on each plant. This data table must be completed during the class period and given to Dr. Merritt before leaving class.

2) Copy the pre-lab of Investigation #3 into your Lab Notebook and update your Lab Notebook Table of Contents.

3) Add definitions of four words–stem, true leaf, cotyledon, flower bud–to your seedling drawings, place the completed sheet back into your Classroom Science Binder (Entry #7), and update your Classroom Science Binder Table of Contents.

4) Begin working on Chapter 4 of the Power Plant Packet.

Homework: There is no science homework for H period students tonight.

Tuesday, October 18th – A & F period (Day 15)

Today in science: Students were asked to work on four different assignments in the order listed below:

1) Measure and record, in a data table of your own design, a) the height of all of your Brassica rapa plants (in cm), b) the number of true leaves on each plant, and c) the number of opened and unopened flowers on each plant. This data table must be completed during the class period and given to Dr. Merritt before leaving class.

2) Copy the pre-lab of Investigation #3 into your Lab Notebook and update your Lab Notebook Table of Contents.

3) Add definitions of four words–stem, true leaf, cotyledon, flower bud–to your seedling drawings, place the completed sheet back into your Classroom Science Binder (Entry #7), and update your Classroom Science Binder Table of Contents.

4) Begin working on Chapter 4 of the Power Plant Packet.

Homework: There is no science homework for A & F periods tonight.

Monday, October 17th – All periods (Day 14)

Today in science: At the beginning of class, all students were asked to give their Power Plant Packet to Dr. Merritt for marking. Next, students were asked to begin working on one of two different assignments:

1) Copy the pre-lab of Investigation #3 into your Lab Notebook and update your Lab Notebook Table of Contents.

2) Add definitions of four words–stem, true leaf, cotyledon, flower bud–to your seedling drawings, place the completed sheet back into your Classroom Science Binder (Entry #7), and update your Classroom Science Binder Table of Contents.

Homework: Students were all asked to spend 20 minutes of time working on either (or both) of the assignments discussed above as homework. It is absolutely OK if either of the two assignments above is unfinished. The most important thing is that 20 minutes of time is devoted to either of the assignments outside of class.