G7 Week 11

Last week in science!

Monday, November 11 – Day 0

Today in science: There is no weeLAB today! Instead, we planted seeds during today’s lesson! Brassica rapa seeds, to be exact, which students learned are members of the mustard family. In addition to adding four B. rapa seeds to the soil contained within their plastic pots, students were also asked to put four seeds into a plastic Petri dish lined with four layers of moistened paper towel. Students could choose four different aged seeds for their Petri dish OR four similarly aged seeds from the following years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, November 12 – Day 1

B & C period: Students created a new entry in their Lab Notebook titled “Brassica rapa“, which is the scientific name of the seeds planted in soil–but also placed into the Petri dishes–during yesterday’s science lesson. Today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebook about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw pictures and make measurements if/whenever possible. Many students also took pictures of the magnified seeds with their phones, which Dr. M then transformed into labelled diagrams, to capture the state of their seeds after their first 24 hours of growth and development. At the end of the period, Dr. M asked students to take their Lab Notebooks with them so that they could successfully complete tonight’s short homework assignment (see below).

Homework (B & C period): Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 4 words into their Lab Notebooks: SeedSeed coat (or Testa)Radicle, and Root hairs. The definitions for these 4 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.

Wednesday, November 13 – Day 2

H period: Students created a new entry in their Lab Notebook titled “Brassica rapa”, which is the scientific name of the seeds planted in soil–but also placed into the Petri dishes–during yesterday’s science lesson. Today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebook about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw pictures and make measurements if/whenever possible. Many students also took pictures of the magnified seeds with their phones, which Dr. M then transformed into labelled diagrams, to capture the state of their seeds after their first 24 hours of growth and development. At the end of the period, Dr. M asked students to take their Lab Notebooks with them so that they could successfully complete tonight’s short homework assignment (see below).

Homework (H period): Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 4 words into their Lab Notebooks: seedseed coat (or testa)radicle, and root hairs. The definitions for these 4 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.

B & C period: Again today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebooks about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw–and label–pictures, as well as make measurements if/whenever possible. The main goal of today’s lesson was for each student to create a thorough, accurate written record of all eight of their seeds/plants.

Homework (B & C period): Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 5 words into their Lab Notebooks: germinationhypocotylseedling, shoot, and stem. The definitions for these 5 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.

Thursday, November 14 – Day 3

H period: Again today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebooks about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw–and label–pictures, as well as make measurements if/whenever possible. The main goal of today’s lesson was for each student to create a thorough, accurate written record of all eight of their seeds/plants.

Homework (H period): Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 5 words into their Lab Notebooks: germinationhypocotylseedling, shoot, and stem. The definitions for these 5 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.

B period: Again today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebooks about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw–and label–pictures, as well as make measurements if/whenever possible. The main goal of today’s lesson was for each student to create a thorough, accurate written record of all eight of their seeds/plants.

Homework (B period): Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 6 words into their Lab Notebooks: cotyledonembryoleaf/leaves, water, minerals, and soil. The definitions for these 6 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.

Friday, November 15 – Day 4

Today in science: Again today, students made written observations in their Lab Notebooks about both the potted seeds (in soil) and the Petri dished seeds (not in soil). They were also asked to draw–and label–pictures, as well as make measurements if/whenever possible. The main goal of today’s lesson was for each student to create a thorough, accurate written record of all eight of their seeds/plants.

Homework: Before the start of your next science lesson, Dr. M has asked all students to copy the definitions of the following 6 words into their Lab Notebooks: cotyledonembryoleaf/leaves, water, minerals, and soil. The definitions for these 6 words must be taken from the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary section.