G7 Week 14

Friday, December 9th – F & H period

Today in scienceF & H period students were given time to re-write all 13+ of the statements taken from page 260 of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS), which was Tuesday/Wednesday night’s homework. Dr. M asked all students to do this revision exercise in their special Google Documents. When re-writing the 13+ statements, students tried to…

1) Determine the relevance and/or importance of each statement. Some statements should not be included because they tell us absolutely nothing about seed(s).

2) Put the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence and identify the subject by changing it to a RED font.

3) Identify the main verb in each statement by underlining it.

4) Change, add, subtract, and/or re-sequence words in the statement to make it more clear, accurate, and/or ‘scientific.’

A ‘master’ answer key for the sentences completed thus far can be seen HERE.

Homework: F & H Period students need to ‘mine’ pp. pp. 274-75 of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia (USE). Mining means looking for sentences, phrases, captions, labels, page titles, etc. containing the word “seed” or “seeds.” Every time a student finds a sentence, phrase, caption, label, page title, etc. containing the word “seed(s),” they should record it–word for word–in their newly formatted Google Document. All entries should be typed in Arial, 12 pt., black font. Students are also encouraged to change the color of the word “seed(s)” to red. Students should spend 30 good minutes on this assignment (good = focused, uninterrupted)).

Thursday, December 8th – All periods

Today in science:

A period: Students reported to Dr. Merritt (in writing) the number of times they found the word “seed(s)” in the Exploring Science textbooks. They then began re-writing their statements by 1) determining the relevance and/or importance of each statement, 2) putting the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence, 3) identifying the verb in each statement (by underlining it), and 4) changing, adding, subtracting, and/or re-sequencing words to make the statement more clear, accurate, or ‘scientific.’

Homework: A Period students need to ‘mine’ pp. pp. 274-75 of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia (USE). Mining means looking for sentences, phrases, captions, labels, page titles, etc. containing the word “seed” or “seeds.” Every time a student finds a sentence, phrase, caption, label, page title, etc. containing the word “seed(s),” they should record it–word for word–in their newly formatted Google Document. All entries should be typed in Arial, 12 pt., black font. Students are also encouraged to change the color of the word “seed(s)” to red. Students should spend 30 (good! = focused, uninterrupted) minutes on this assignment.

F & H periods: Students reported to Dr. Merritt (in writing) the number of times they found the word “seed(s)” on page 260 of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS). They then finished re-writing their statements from the Exploring Science textbooks.

Homework: F & H Period students have been asked to continue re-writing all 13+ of the statements taken from page 260 of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS) during Tuesday night’s homework. This exercise should be done in the Google Document. When re-writing the 13+ statements, students should…

1) Determine the relevance and/or importance of each statement. Some statements should not be included because they tell us absolutely nothing about seed(s).

2) Put the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence and identify the subject by changing it to a RED font.

3) Identify the main verb in each statement by underlining it.

4) Change, add, subtract, and/or re-sequence words in the statement to make it more clear, accurate, and/or ‘scientific.’

Wednesday, December 7th – A & H period

Today in science:

H period: After an equipment check, H period students reported to Dr. Merritt (in writing) the number of times they found the word “seed(s)” in the Exploring Science textbooks. They then began re-writing their statements by 1) determining the relevance and/or importance of each statement, 2) putting the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence, 3) identifying the verb in each statement (by underlining it), and 4) changing, adding, subtracting, and/or re-sequencing words to make the statement more clear, accurate, or ‘scientific.’

Homework: H Period students need to ‘mine’ page 260 (and only page 260!!!) of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS). Mining means looking for sentences, phrases, captions, labels, page titles, etc. containing the word “seed” or “seeds.” Every time a student finds a sentence, phrase, caption, label, page title, etc. containing the word “seed(s),” they should record it–word for word–in their newly formatted Google Document. All entries should be typed in Arial, 12 pt., black font. Students are also encouraged to change the color of the word “seed(s)” to red.

A period: Students reported to Dr. Merritt (in writing) the number of times they found the word “seed(s)” on page 260 of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS). They then finished re-writing their statements from the Exploring Science textbooks.

Homework: A Period students have been asked to continue re-writing all 13+ of the statements taken from page 260 of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS) during Tuesday night’s homework. This exercise should be done in the Google Document. When re-writing the 13+ statements, students should…

1) Determine the relevance and/or importance of each statement. Some statements should not be included because they tell us absolutely nothing about seed(s).

2) Put the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence and identify the subject by changing it to a RED font.

3) Identify the main verb in each statement by underlining it.

4) Change, add, subtract, and/or re-sequence words in the statement to make it more clear, accurate, and/or ‘scientific.’

Tuesday, December 6th – A & F period

Today in science: After an equipment check, students reported to Dr. Merritt (in writing) the number of times they found the word “seed(s)” in the Exploring Science textbooks. They then began re-writing their statements by 1) determining the relevance and/or importance of each statement, 2) putting the word “seed(s)” as the subject of the sentence, 3) identifying the verb in each statement (by underlining it), and 4) changing, adding, subtracting, and/or re-sequencing words to make the statement more clear, accurate, or ‘scientific.’

Homework: Students need to ‘mine’ page 260 (and only page 260!!!) of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (UIDS). Mining means looking for sentences, phrases, captions, labels, page titles, etc. containing the word “seed” or “seeds.” Every time a student finds a sentence, phrase, caption, label, page title, etc. containing the word “seed(s),” they should record it–word for word–in their newly formatted Google Document. All entries should be typed in Arial, 12 pt., black font. Students are also encouraged to change the color of the word “seed(s)” to red.

Monday, December 5th – All periods

Today in science: Students created, formatted, and shared a new Google Document with Dr. Merritt (brett.merritt@tasis.ch) in class today. This document is going to serve as the ‘official’ archive for sentences related to the word “seed” (or “seeds”) that can be found in the following texts:

Exploring Science 7 – pp. 40-41
Exploring Science 8 – there are NO pages in ES8 with the word “seed(s)”!!!
Exploring Science 9 -pp. 16-17, pp. 44-45

Any students wanting to try and get ahead this week can also begin mining the following texts should they choose to do so:

Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science – pp. 260-61
Usborne Science Encyclopedia – pp. 274-75, pp. 276-77

Homework: Students need to begin ‘mining’ our three Exploring Science classroom texts. Mining means looking for sentences with the word “seed” or “seeds.” Every time a student finds a sentence containing the word seed(s), they should record the sentence–word for word–in their newly formatted Google Document. All sentences should be typed in Arial, 12 pt., black font. Students should get as far as they can in 20 minutes of uninterrupted, concentrated work time. Dr. Merritt is confident that 20 minutes is enough time in which to complete the (two) Exploring Science texts.