G7 Week 11

Friday, November 17th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 10
G period – Day 9

F & G period: Students were actually given class time to do two things. First, they could work on their WFP Journal entries. Second, they could begin working on this weekend’s homework assignment.

Homework: Students should use the SCIENCEsEDiment “Glossary” to define the following words: seed, radicle, hypocotyl, seed coat, cotyledon, roots, root hairs, and true leaves. These eight words and their definitions should be put…

1) Into the last page of their WFP Plant Journal on a page titled “WFP Glossary” or just “Glossary”

AND

2) Onto a set of study/flash cards created within Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/).

If students would rather make their own paper/pencil flash cards, they are free to do so.

Thursday, November 16th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 9
G period – Day 8

A period: Students were actually given class time to do two things. First, they could work on their WFP Journal entries. Second, they could begin working on this weekend’s homework assignment.

Homework: Students should use the SCIENCEsEDiment “Glossary” to define the following words: seed, radicle, hypocotyl, seed coat, cotyledon, roots, and true leaves. These seven words and their definitions should be put…

1) Into the last page of their WFP Plant Journal on a page titled “WFP Glossary” or just “Glossary”

AND

2) Onto a set of study/flash cards created within Quizlet (https://quizlet.com/).

If students would rather make their own paper/pencil flash cards, they are free to do so.

F period: Students added a Day 9 entry into their WFP Growth Journal. This entry involved taking 1-2 close-up pictures of the most unique (or most developed) plant. Once uploaded into their Google Document, Dr. Merritt showed students how to label the visible parts of their plant within the “Drawing”  function of the program. To help label the parts of the plant(s) accurately, Dr. Merritt provided each student with a printed handout called “The Life Cycle of Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa”.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

G period: Students added a Day 8 entry into their WFP Growth Logs. This entry involved taking 1-2 close-up pictures of the most unique (or most developed) plant. Once uploaded into their Google Document, Dr. Merritt showed students how to label the visible parts of their plant within the “Drawing”  function of the program. To help label the parts of the plant(s) accurately, Dr. Merritt provided each student with a printed handout called “The Life Cycle of Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa”.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight, but G period students were told about the weekend homework assignment in case they wanted to work on it before the weekend.

Wednesday, November 15th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 8
G period – Day 7

A period: Students added a Day 8 entry into their WFP Growth Logs. This entry involved taking 1-2 close-up pictures of the most unique (or most developed) plant. Once uploaded into their Google Document, students were taught (by Student #08A!) how to label the visible parts of their plant within the “Drawing”  function of the program. To help label the parts of the plant(s) accurately, Dr. Merritt provided each student with a printed handout called “The Life Cycle of Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa.

Homework: Students should complete their Day 8 entry, which was the one we worked on in science class today.

G period: Students added a Day 7 entry into their WFP Growth Logs. This entry involved taking a single picture of the tallest plant with one of our silver (metal) centimeter rulers positioned next to it. Also required in this entry were a) the heights (in cm) of each plant in the container, and b) the average height of all of the plants in the container. Finally, students were asked to add the following sentence to their entry, “The scientific name of these plants is Brassica rapa.”

Homework: Dr. Merritt would like you to try and finish the Day 5 (Mon) and Day 7 (Wed) entries of your Google Document. By the time you come to class on Thursday, he would like for you to make sure that your Google Document looks both organized and complete. This means that you should have 1) organized and formatted all of your pictures, 2) recorded the heights of all of your plants on Day 7, and 3) calculated the average plant height on Day 7.

F period: This class does not meet on Tuesdays.

Tuesday, November 14th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 7
G period – Day 6

A & F period: Students added a Day 7 entry into their WFP Growth Logs. This entry involved taking a single picture of the tallest plant with one of our silver (metal) centimeter rulers positioned next to it. Also required in this entry were a) the heights (in cm) of each plant in the container, and b) the average height of all of the plants in the container. Finally, students were asked to add the following sentence to their entry, “The scientific name of these plants is Brassica rapa.”

G period: This class does not meet on Tuesdays.

Homework: By using the search term(s) “Brassica rapa life cycle” or “Brassica rapa seedling,” students should search on the internet for images of this type of plant in which the scientific names of the structures now visible in our classroom plants are provided. Once a reliable image is found, students should then add 1-3 sentences to either the “Day 6” or “Day 7” entry (or both) of their Google Document. These sentences must use the ‘official’ (scientific) names of the different plant structures to describe the structures that are now visible in the pictures we’ve taken of our own Brassica rapa plants. Finally, Dr. Merritt would like you to try and format your Day 6 and Day 7 entries so that both of the entries take up a SINGLE page in your Google Document.

Monday, November 13th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 6
G period – Day 5

A period: Students were shown how to create a folder on their Google Drives titled “Science 7.” They were then shown how to add their (old) “Writing Investigation Results” Google Document to this folder. They were then shown how to create a new Google Document inside of this folder called “INV#2 – WFP Growth Log.” In this document, students were asked to insert two photographs of their recently planted seeds. The first photo was called the “Level view.” The second photo was called the “Structure view.”

F & G period: Students added a Day 5 (G period) or Day 6 (F period) entry into their WFP Growth Logs. This entry was similar to the entry made in class on Friday.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

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