G7 Week 13

Friday, December 1st

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 24
G period – Day 23

Today in science: Students had time in class today to continue working on their flower dissections (to put in their Lab Notebooks), flower development photos (to put in their WFP Digital Journals), and/or quiz preparation (the flower quiz is on Monday).

Homework: All students should be preparing for next Monday’s flower quiz. To help in this task, Dr. Merritt has provided printable practice exercises (see Tuesday, Nov. 28th) and answer keys for the structures and functions.

Thursday, November 30th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 23
G period – Day 22

A period: Students had time in class today to continue working on their flower dissections (to put in their Lab Notebooks), flower development photos (to put in their WFP Digital Journals), and/or quiz preparation (the flower quiz is on Monday).

F & G period: At the start of today’s class, students were asked to begin INV#3 – Descriptive study of a cruciferous flower (Brassica rapa). This investigation involves dissecting a newly opened flower for the purpose of identifying all of the parts of this important reproductive structure. To accomplish the dissection, students used their dissection kits, lab notebooks, class handouts, and clear tape. They also had access to dissecting (binocular) microscopes.

Homework: All students should be preparing for next Monday’s flower quiz. To help in this task, Dr. Merritt has provided printable practice exercises (see Tuesday, Nov. 28th) and answer keys for the structures and functions.

Wednesday, November 29th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 22
G period – Day 21

A period: At the start of today’s class, students were asked to begin INV#3 – Descriptive study of a cruciferous flower (Brassica rapa). This investigation involves dissecting a newly opened flower for the purpose of identifying all of the parts of this important reproductive structure. To accomplish the dissection, students used their dissection kits, lab notebooks, class handouts, and clear tape. They also had access to dissecting (binocular) microscopes.

Homework: A period students should be preparing for next Monday’s flower quiz. To help in this task, Dr. Merritt has provided printable practice exercises (see Tuesday, Nov. 28th) and answer keys for the structures and functions.

G period: After updating the Table of Contents in their Classroom Science Binders, students began learning about flower structures and functions. To begin this process, students were asked to fill out two new handouts. The first handout, Knowing Flowers – Structures I, is designed to help students learn the names of the main flower parts. The second handout, Knowing Flowers – Functions, is designed to help students learn the primary functions of the main flower parts.

Homework: G period students should complete the handout given to them at the end of class, Knowing Flowers – Structures II, before their next science class. This handout asks students to identify particular flower structures by color.

Tuesday, November 28th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 21
G period – Day 20

Today in science: After updating the Table of Contents in their Classroom Science Binders, students began learning about flower structures and functions. To begin this process, students were asked to fill out two new handouts. The first handout, Knowing Flowers – Structures I, is designed to help students learn the names of the main flower parts. The second handout, Knowing Flowers – Functions, is designed to help students learn the primary functions of the main flower parts.

Homework: Students should complete the handout given to them at the end of class, Knowing Flowers – Structures II, before their next science class. This handout asks students to identify particular flower structures by color.

Monday, November 27th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period – Day 20
G period – Day 19

Today in science: Students had to complete at least two tasks before leaving class today. First, they needed to measure and record the height of all existing plants (in cm) and calculate and record the average. Second, they needed to pollinate all open flowers! Students were also asked to begin a third task, that is, to add the following words to their WFP Journal Glossary:

receptacle, nectary, sepal, petal, ovary, ovule, stigma, style, pistil, anther, filament, stamen, pollen, flower

Homework: Students need to have today’s new vocabulary words entered into their WFP Journal Glossary by the start of their next science class.

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