G7 Week 15 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, May 20th

Today in science: Although a few students still have seed germination experiments in process, many students have now reached a stage in which they have collected the data they need to address their original research question. This means that while a few  students collected data and made observations during the lesson, other students began disassembling and cleaning their equipment and disposing of their waste. Most students, however, turned their attention (back) to their Google Documents. Regardless of where students are at in this stage of the experimental process, everyone was given most of the lesson to make progress on their seed experiment. Much of their success depended upon their concentration, focus, desire, and determination.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 21st-22nd

Today in science: Although a few students still have seed germination experiments in process, most students have now turned their attention entirely (back) to the completion of the Google Document. Today’s new challenge was to use the Create a Graph website to try and transform the data found within Table 1 (which contains the manipulated and responding variables) into a graph or chart that shows the ‘story’ of what happened in the experiment not only more clearly than the data table, but also more quickly. When finished with this new graph, which is to be called “Figure 1,” students should turn their attention back to the “Background” section of the Introduction.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, May 23rd

Today in science: After providing students with a blank copy of a rubric Dr. M will use to check the Introduction sections of the Seed Lab Report, students had the class period to continue working on the various sections of their report. Many students created graphs to insert into their Results section, while other students worked on the two paragraphs required for the Background part of the Introduction.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Friday, May 24th

Today in science:

Homework: Dr. Merritt has asked all students to have completed the first draft of their Results section done before coming to class on Monday. This means that the Results section should contain at least 2 completed data tables, at least 2 completed graphs (or “figures”), and a one-sentence summary of EACH table and EACH graph contained within he document.

IMPORTANT (NEW) ANNOUNCEMENT!
Students do NOT have to complete the “Supporting Sentences” OR the “Preliminary Results” portions of the Results section. Of course any student is welcome to try these sentences on their own, but we will work on both the “Supporting Sentences” and”Preliminary Results” sentences in class together on Monday. This is different from what Dr. M discussed during Friday’s class.

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