G7 Week 12

Last week in science!

Monday, November 23rd

Today in science: On an A3-sized paper split into two equal width columns (in the landscape view), students used their seed resources (notes, handouts, Thematic Sentences, Thematic Essay, textbooks, etc.) to record, on the left side of the paper, what they know about seeds and, on the right side, what they wonder about seeds. This paper was collected at the end of the lesson and will be used as the basis for a seed germination investigation. To help students increase and improve their ‘wonderings,’ Dr. M offered the tip of using the six newspaper questions, i.e., Who? What? Where? When? Who? How? Why?

Homework: If they haven’t already done so, students should spend 20-30 minutes getting all of their embryo pictures from last week’s seed dissection investigation into their DIGITAL lab notebook. ALL EMBRYO PHOTOS SHOULD BE UPLOADED AND LABELLED BEFORE THE START OF THE UPCOMING 4-DAY WEEKEND. Doing a good job on this assignment means creating labelled images as discussed in class. Additional assistance can be found in the 7th grade Notes Portal.

Tuesday, November 24th

Today in science: On a new sheet of A3-sized paper, students began taking notes relevant to the upcoming seed germination experiments, which will begin next Monday. In addition to a definition of seed germination, students were introduced to their new experimental subject(s), the Brassica rapa seed, and its extensive family of plant relatives.

Homework: If they haven’t already done so, students should spend 20-30 minutes getting all of their embryo pictures from last week’s seed dissection investigation into their DIGITAL lab notebook. ALL EMBRYO PHOTOS SHOULD BE UPLOADED AND LABELLED BEFORE THE START OF THE UPCOMING 4-DAY WEEKEND. Doing a good job on this assignment means creating labelled images as discussed in class. Additional assistance can be found in the 7th grade Notes Portal.

Wednesday, November 25th

Today in science: Although Dr. M returned briefly at the start of today’s lesson to yesterday’s Brassica rapa’s family of plant relatives presentation, much of the lesson was devoted to students writing down what they thought seeds need in order to germinate successfully. Dr. M recorded the results of this class discussion on the whiteboard while students were asked to record them on their A3-sized piece of paper.

Homework: The only students who have homework during the 4-day weekend are those students who were unable to submit (turn-in) their Digital Lab Notebook in the Google Science Classroom before the start of today’s lesson. Any students behind in their Digital Lab Notebook assignments should complete them as soon as possible and submit/turn-in the assignment when finished.

Thurs-Fri, November 26-27th (No school)

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