G7 Week 10 – S2

Friday, April 7th – F & H period

Today in scienceF & H period students performed a successful DNA extraction today.

Homework: IF students–whether in A, F, or H period–have completed Classroom Science Binder assignments #6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, and IF the Classroom Binder has been left in the classroom, then they have no homework over the spring vacation.

Thursday, April 6th – All periods

Today in science:

A period students performed a successful DNA extraction today. It was amazing!!!

F & H period students completed their investigation ‘rehearsal,’ and will begin their DNA extraction method at the start of Thursday’s class.

Homework: IF students–whether in A, F, or H period–have completed Classroom Science Binder assignments #6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, and IF the Classroom Binder has been left in the classroom, then they have no homework over the spring vacation.

Wednesday, April 5th – A & H period

Today in science:

H period students read through page 1 of the Squishy Science handout. They then watched the YouTube video seen below (Tuesday, April 4th) and used it to fill out page 2 of the handout. These two class activities were undertaken in preparation for an upcoming investigation, Investigation #7 (DNA extraction from strawberries).

A period students completed their investigation ‘rehearsal,’ and will begin their DNA extraction method at the start of Thursday’s class.

Homework: H period students need to trim the edges of the 5-page handout given to them at the end of today’s science class and put it into their Lab Notebook. Since we are starting a new investigation, please make sure to remember to put p. 1 of the handout on a blank page on the RIGHT-HAND side of the lab notebook. Please use a glue stick rather than using tape or staples. There is NO need to fill in any of the missing words on p. 1 or complete any of the diagrams on p. 3. However, students are highly encouraged to read through the Method section on pp. 4-5 before starting the investigation in their next class. If A period students have completed Classroom Science Binder assignments #6, 7, 8, 9, they have no homework.

Tuesday, April 4th – A & F period

Today in science: As a class, A & F period students read through page 1 of the Squishy Science handout. They then watched the YouTube video seen below and used it to fill out page 2 of the handout. These two class activities were undertaken in preparation for an upcoming investigation, Investigation #7 (DNA extraction from strawberries).

Homework: A & F period students need to trim the edges of the 5-page handout given to them at the end of today’s science class and put it into their Lab Notebook. Since we are starting a new investigation, please make sure to remember to put p. 1 of the handout on a blank page on the RIGHT-HAND side of the lab notebook. Please use a glue stick rather than using tape or staples. There is NO need to fill in any of the missing words on p. 1 or complete any of the diagrams on p. 3. However, students are highly encouraged to read through the Method section on pp. 4-5 before starting the investigation in their next class.

Monday, April 3rd – All periods

Today in science: Students continued working on the following assignments:

  • Animal & Plant Cell Diagrams (assignment #6)
  • Cell Organelle Descriptions – Appearance and Functions (assignment #7)
  • Animals & Plant Cells Worksheet (assignment #8)
  • Short Story – A Cellular Journey (assignment #9) – Students imagine themselves standing outside of a plant cell and shrunk down to the size of an atom or simple molecule (e.g., water, oxygen, or carbon dioxide). The short story must explain how to get into the cell and travel all the way into the cell nucleus. Along the way, students must mention the names, structures, and functions of the seven key organelles found inside of a plant cell.

All four of these assignments are due before students leave for spring vacation and must be kept in the Classroom Science Binder, which must be left in the classroom over the two-week break. Some additional details about these assignments can be seen on last week’s homework page.

Homework: Students should give 20 minutes of effort to any of the assignments listed above.