G7 Week 08

Friday, October 28th – F & H periods (Day 25)

Today in science: After pollinating, those students who haven’t finished Investigation #3 were asked to do so. Dr. Merritt extended Investigation #3 by asking students to ‘sacrifice’ one of their most well-developed pistils (seed pods) for further inspection. By following these written directions, students were asked to add four additional drawings (whole (undissected) pistil, two halves of a dissected pistil, one (undissected) ovule, one dissected ovule including the embryo) to their lab notebooks.

Homework: Although there is no science homework this weekend, some students asked to take their Lab Notebooks home with them so as to finish some last steps or parts of Investigation #3.

There is also no science homework during the Academic Travel period. The next time all of Dr. Merritt’s science classes will meet again is on Monday, November 7th.

Thursday, October 27th – All periods (Day 24)

Today in science: After pollinating, those students who haven’t finished Investigation #3 were asked to do so. Dr. Merritt extended Investigation #3 by asking students to ‘sacrifice’ one of their most well-developed pistils (seed pods) for further inspection. By following these written directions, students were asked to add four additional drawings (whole (undissected) pistil, two halves of a dissected pistil, one (undissected) ovule, one dissected ovule including the embryo) to their lab notebooks.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, October 26th – A & H period (Day 23)

Today in science: 

A period: A period students were asked to pollinate their flowers. Next, students were asked to add one new word to their Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagrams–pedicel. Students then had all of the remaining class time (about 40 minutes) to  finish Investigation #3, which was guided by a hand-written procedure in their Lab Notebooks.

Homework: A period students do not have science homework tonight.

H period: First, H period students were asked to turn in Chapter 4 (pp. 20-23) of the Power Plant Packet at the beginning of class. Next, students were asked to add three new words to their Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagrams–pedicel, pollen grains, and ovary. Students then had all of the remaining class time (about 40 minutes) to work on–and hopefully finish!–Investigation #3, which was guided by a hand-written procedure in their Lab Notebooks.

Homework: H period students do not have science homework tonight.

Tuesday, October 25th – A & F period (Day 22)

Today in science: First, students were asked to turn in Chapter 4 (pp. 20-23) of the Power Plant Packet at the beginning of class. Next, students were asked to add three new words to their Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagrams–pedicel, pollen grains, and ovary. Students then had all of the remaining class time (about 40 minutes) to work on–and hopefully finish!–Investigation #3, which was guided by a hand-written procedure in their Lab Notebooks.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Monday, October 24th – All periods (Day 21)

Today in science: First, students were asked to finish labelling and coloring all of the flower parts presented on the Brassica rapa Flower Parts diagram (side 1 and side 2). During this labelling exercise, Dr. M explained to the class a little bit about the job (or function) of each of the flower parts during either pollination or fertilization. Students were then asked to add this handout to their Classroom Science Binder as Entry #10. Finally, students made sure to complete another round of pollination for all of their newly opened flowers before leaving the classroom.

Homework: All students should finish Chapter 4 (pp. 20-23) of the Power Plant Packet by the beginning of their next science class. Students, please be aware that pages 20 and 21 were accidentally sequenced in the wrong order in the packet. Nevertheless, you should complete pages 20, 21, 22, & 23 in that order. Students do NOT have to go beyond page 23 because the diagrams on pages 24-30 have NOT been assigned yet.