G7 Week 10

Last week in science!

Monday, November 4

Today in science: After receiving The Gift, students had the entire class period to begin working on weeLAB #03 – Cranberry. While some students chose to work sequentially starting with the Translation method, other students chose to begin weeLAB #03 with Flavour School (Dr. M has asked students not to use Dissection in this weeLAB). The final weePORT for weeLAB #03 is due on Monday, November 11th.

Homework: Dr. Merritt recommends that students spend 20 minutes working on weeLAB #03 at home tonight.

Tuesday, November 5 (no H period)

Today in science: The first part of today’s lesson involved students making a copy of the weePORT template, saving it to their “weePORTs” folder on their Google Drive, and renaming it as, e.g., “weePORT 03 – Cranberry.” Students were then asked to complete the Header section of their report according to the Header layer (a rubric) provided digitally by Dr. Merritt. In fact, students learned about many new ‘layers’ (rubrics) recently made available to them to help improve the quality of their weePORTs. In the remaining class time, students were given time to work on their cranberry weeLABs.

Homework: Dr. Merritt recommends that students spend 20 minutes working on weeLAB #03 at home tonight.

Wednesday, November 6

H period: The first part of today’s lesson involved students making a copy of the weePORT template, saving it to their “weePORTs” folder on their Google Drive, and renaming it as, e.g., “weePORT 03 – Cranberry.” Students were then asked to complete the Header section of their report according to the Header layer (a rubric) provided digitally by Dr. Merritt. In fact, students learned about many new ‘layers’ (rubrics) recently made available to them to help improve the quality of their weePORTs. In the remaining class time, students were given time to work on their cranberry weeLABs.

Homework (H period): Dr. Merritt recommends that students spend 20 minutes working on weeLAB #03 at home tonight.

B & C period: After handing each student their own copy of the weePORT Student Performance Log, Dr. Merritt asked students to transform their (percentage) scores on weePORTs 01 and 02 into bars on their Performance Log. They were also asked to put dark lines to represent the class averages for each report. Finally, Dr. M took this opportunity to explain the grading system, one-page grading sheet, and the revision opportunities available to students. The final 15-20 minutes of the period were devoted to in-class work time on this week’s weeLAB.

Homework (B & C period): Dr. Merritt recommends that students spend 20 minutes working on weeLAB #03 at home tonight.

Thursday, November 7 (no C period)

H period: After handing each student their own copy of the weePORT Student Performance Log, Dr. Merritt asked students to transform their (percentage) scores on weePORTs 01 and 02 into bars on their Performance Log. They were also asked to put dark lines to represent the class averages for each report. Finally, Dr. M took this opportunity to explain the grading system, one-page grading sheet, and the revision opportunities available to students. The final 15-20 minutes of the period were devoted to in-class work time on this week’s weeLAB.

Homework (H period): Dr. Merritt recommends that students spend 20 minutes working on weeLAB #03 at home tonight.

B period: In preparation for Monday’s seed planting event, students were shown how to prepare soil for their personal plastic pots into which they will plant seeds next week. After discussing why sprouting seeds might grow more successfully in soil with certain properties or characteristics, students accompanied Dr. M to the Campo greenhouse to prepare their soil. Upon returning to the classroom with a full pot of prepared soil, Dr. M gave each student a numbered/lettered plastic stake to help better identify their personal pot. The remaining 15-10 minutes of the lesson were given to students as time to continue working on this week’s weeLAB (#03 – cranberry).

Homework (B period): Dr. Merritt recommends that students take the time needed to finish (and print!) weePORT #03 for Monday.

Friday, November 8 (no B period)

Today in science: In preparation for Monday’s seed planting event, students were shown how to prepare soil for their personal plastic pots into which they will plant seeds next week. After discussing why sprouting seeds might grow more successfully in soil with certain properties or characteristics, students accompanied Dr. M to the Campo greenhouse to prepare their soil. Upon returning to the classroom with a full pot of prepared soil, Dr. M gave each student a numbered/lettered plastic stake to help better identify their personal pot. The remaining 15-10 minutes of the lesson were given to students as time to continue working on this week’s weeLAB (#03 – cranberry).

Homework: Dr. Merritt recommends that students take the time needed to finish (and print!) weePORT #03 for Monday.