G7 Week 15

Friday, December 15th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period: Day 38
G period: Day 37

F & G period: Students did a pistil dissection today. First, they opened a pea pod–otherwise known as a relatively mature pistil from one of their Wisconsin Fast Plants. There were two purposes of this dissection: 1) to observe and photograph the ovules, and 2) to find and photograph the relatively small-sized embryo. Students were also asked to measure (and record) the height of their plants and calculate the average.

Happy holidays everyone! Travel safely!! See you in 2018!!!

Homework: There is no science homework during the Winter Vacation.

Thursday, December 14th

Wisconsin Fast Plant Unit
A/F period: Day 37
G period: Day 36

A period: Students did two pistil dissections today. First, they opened a pea pod–otherwise known as a relatively mature pistil–taken from the dining hall. There were two purposes of this dissection: 1) to see the easily observable ovules, and 2) to practice finding the relatively large-size, easily identifiable embryo. Second, students opened a pistil from their Wisconsin Fast Plants (WFP) for the same two purposes. Students were also asked to photograph any WFP ovules and/or embryos they found AND measure (and record) the height of their plants.

F & G period: We used the time in today’s class to correct some of the answers to the questions on pages 13, 14, 16, and 17. Dr. Merritt also told a short story about leaves using a glass (pickle) jar, some tap water, his breath, and some rays of sunlight coming in through the one of classroom windows. Finally, students were asked to highlight the key words (or short phrases) found in their answers to three the questions on page 19 that they felt they would earn them points/credit if Dr. M were to grade/score them.

Homework: All F & G period students are responsible for having completed Chapter 4 of the Power Plant Packet by the start of their next science class.

Wednesday, December 13th

A period: We used the time in today’s class to correct some of the answers to the questions on pages 13, 14, 16, and 17. Dr. Merritt also told a short story about leaves using a glass (pickle) jar, some tap water, his breath, and some rays of sunlight coming in through the one of classroom windows. Finally, students were asked to highlight the key words (or short phrases) found in their answers to three the questions on page 19 that they felt they would earn them points/credit if Dr. M were to grade/score them.

Homework: All A period students are responsible for having completed Chapter 4 of the Power Plant Packet by the start of their next science class.

G period: Today consisted mostly of a note taking activity for Chapter 1 of the Power Plant Packet. The notes that we took can be accessed via this link. After the note taking, students had in-class work time to work on Chapter 3 of their Power Plant Packet.

Homework: All G period students are responsible for having completed Chapter 3 of the Power Plant Packet by the start of their next science class.

Tuesday, December 12th

A & F period: Today consisted mostly of a note taking activity for Chapter 1 of the Power Plant Packet. Although the class conversations and discussions that unfolded during the note taking has not been recorded here, the notes that we took can be accessed via this link.

Homework: All A & F students are responsible for having completed Chapter 3 of the Power Plant Packet by the start of their next science class.

G period: Does not meet on Tuesdays.

Monday, December 11th

Today in science: With so many students absent today because of the snow storm, we altered our lesson and began looking at how Dr. Merritt had marked Chapters 1 and 2 of the Power Plant packet. Dr. Merritt also collected any revisions that had been completed for INV#0 (Bar graph) and/or INV#1 (Garlic drawings).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

 

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