G7 Week 08

Thursday-Friday, October 26-27th

Today in science: The entire lesson was devoted to giving students time to complete a total of eight scientific drawings:

Whole clove drawings (4): ventral, dorsal, lateral – right, lateral – left
Dissected clove drawings (4): internal view A, internal view B, internal structure A, internal structure B

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes on their garlic drawings at home tonight.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 24-25th

Today in science: After having been given the opportunity to ask questions about the  “Making Scientific Drawings“evaluation rubric, students received their garlic cloves and began creating their scientific drawings. Two entire lessons were set aside to give students time to work on their drawings in class. By the end of this week’s last class period, students should have produced eight drawings:

Whole clove drawings (4): ventral, dorsal, lateral – right, lateral – left
Dissected clove drawings (4): internal view A, internal view B, internal structure A, internal structure B

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes on their garlic drawings at home tonight.

Monday, October 23rd

Today in science: Students prepared their lab/field notebook for their first ‘official’ investigation today. This preparation involved adding to page 1 a proper title (“Descriptive study of Allium sativum“) and subtitle (“Drawings of a single garlic clove taken from a head of common garlic”). It also involved adding the investigation number (“INV #1”) to the top left corner of the page, as well as today’s date in a scientific format (“2017-10-23”). Finally, students were asked to divide the remaining available space on page 1 into four equal quadrants and give these ‘boxes’ with the following titles: Dorsal (top/back), Ventral (bottom/underside), Lateral – left (side), Lateral – right (side). After completing this notebook preparation, students were asked to read the first side of the “Making Scientific Drawings” grading rubric given to them by Dr. Merritt.

Homework: All students should finish reading the “Making Scientific Drawings” grading rubric. This document lists the criteria by which students will be evaluated when making scientific drawings in their lab/field notebook. Students will have the first 5 minutes of their next science class to ask Dr. Merritt for clarification(s) of the meaning of any of the listed criteria.

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