G7 Week 12

Friday, November 25th – No School 

Today in science class: Happy Thanksgiving (weekend) to all of my American students and families!!!

Homework: Eat, drink, relax, and be merry.

Thursday, November 24th – All periods (Day 52)

Today in science class: Students continued working on Investigation #4, in which they attempted to dissect a pre-mature seed (or ovule). After finding the embryo, students were asked to take photos and make labelled drawings in their lab notebooks. For the drawing labels, students were encouraged to use resources such as this handout.

Homework: Over the long weekend, students need to PRINT photos of the MOST INTERESTING embryos found during Investigation #4. If possible, the photos should be COLOR photos, but if color printing is not available then black-and-white photos are the next best thing. If NO printer is available, then students should use their photos to make realistic DRAWINGS with colored pencils in their lab notebooks.

Wednesday, November 23rd – A & H period (Day 51)

Today in science class: After preparing their lab notebooks for Investigation #4, students followed the procedures and attempted to dissect a pre-mature seed (or ovule). After finding the embryo, students were asked to take photos and make labelled drawings. For the drawing labels, students were encouraged to use resources such as this handout.

Homework: Most students managed to find living embryos inside of the ovules given to them by Dr. Merritt. Most students also managed to photograph the embryo with smartphones or iPads. Those students who did so should try to print out the photographs (color is best but black-and-white can be colored with colored pencils) and then glue them into the lab notebook.

– IF you do not have a functioning printer, then please carefully draw the embryo from the picture(s) you took in class. Remember, you need 2x and 4x drawings.

– IF you could not capture a proper photograph of the embryo during class, then there will be more time to search for, find, draw, and photograph embryos during Thursday’s lesson.

Tuesday, November 22nd – A & F period (Day 50)

Today in science class: After preparing their lab notebooks for Investigation #4, students followed the procedures and attempted to dissect a pre-mature seed (or ovule). After finding the embryo, students were asked to take photos and make labelled drawings. For the drawing labels, students were encouraged to use resources such as this handout.

Homework: Although not all students managed to find living embryos inside of the ovules given to them by Dr. Merritt, those students who did find them–and who also managed to photograph the embryo with their phones or iPads–should print out the photographs and then glue them into the lab notebook.

– IF you do not have a functioning printer (color OR black-and-white), then please carefully draw the embryo from the picture(s) you took in class. Remember, you need 2x and 4x drawings.

– IF you could not capture a proper photograph of the embryo during class, then there will be more time to search for, find, draw, and photograph embryos during your next class period.

Monday, November 21st – All periods (Day 49)

Today in science class: Today was a ‘housekeeping’ day, which means that students were asked to 1) clean out their mailbox and remove and/or recycle all (no longer useful) documents, 2) organize their Classroom Science Binder and prepare it for a binder check, and 3) organized their Lab Notebook and prepare it for a notebook check. In the final minutes of the period, Dr. Merritt handed out midterm grade sheets, which were highlighted with certain colors meant to help students see areas of strength and those in need of improvement.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.