G7 Week 09 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, March 25th

Today in science: Time was provided in class for students to look for scientific facts/truths related to two concepts central to Stage/Phase I of their new Formal Lab Report: SEEDS and GERMINATION. Most of the materials made available to students during class can be accessed via the links seen below:

Exploring Science 7 pp. 40-41
Exploring Science 9 pp. 16-17
Exploring Science 9 pp. 44-45
Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science pp. 260-261
Usborne Science Encyclopedia pp. 274-275
Usborne Science Encyclopedia pp. 276-27

Homework: Each night this week, Dr. M is asking students to spend approximately 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted time at home becoming ‘smarter’ about SEEDS and GERMINATION. Dr. M has asked students to record the scientific facts/truths they find–along with their sources!–on designated pages within their Lab Notebook.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 26-27th

Today in science: More time was provided to students in today’s lesson for research about SEEDS and GERMINATION. To help students better focus their research on both topics, Dr. M asked students to concentrate on finding trusted facts/truths to the following questions:

1. What are the names of all of the different parts of a seed and what do each of these parts do?

An answer to this question might begin with this phrase: “Seeds contain…” or “Seeds have…”

2. What do seeds need in order to germinate successfully?

An answer to this question might begin with this phrase: “Seeds need…” or “Seeds require…”

To see if students have already collected answers to the focus questions, Dr. M asked students to use a green highlighter to identify these statements within the facts/truths already recorded on the pages of their lab notebook.

Homework: Each night this week, Dr. M is asking students to spend approximately 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted time at home becoming ‘smarter’ about SEEDS and GERMINATION. Dr. M has asked students to record the scientific facts/truths they find–along with their sources!–on designated pages within their Lab Notebook.

Thursday-Friday, March 28-29th

Today in science: To help students stay focused on their progress and responsibilities during their Seed Germination Formal Lab Report, Dr. M is keeping a dated activity log for each student (or student team) in each period. You can access these activity logs below. If all three columns belonging to a particular student are not filled with text by the end of Friday’s class (March 29), then that student has not met their teacher’s expectations for the week.  

F period
G period
H period

Homework: Each night this week, Dr. M is asking students to spend approximately 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted time at home becoming ‘smarter’ about SEEDS and GERMINATION. Dr. M has asked students to record the scientific facts/truths they find–along with their sources!–on designated pages within their Lab Notebook.

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