G7 Week 15

Last week in science!

Monday, December 9 – Day 28

Today in science: With either Mr. Frazier, Dr. Kelly, or Dr. Merritt, students had time to work on Chapters 3 & 4 of their Power Plant Packet. In their packets, students could see that Dr. M had graded the questions included in Chapters 1 & 2, but the main discussion about these grades/questions/answers will take place during Tuesday’s/Wednesday’s lesson.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight, but students are strongly encouraged to prepare for their upcoming Flower Quiz (B period – Thurday; C & H period – Friday).

Tuesday, December 10 – Day 29

Today in science: Rather than spend time with their plants today, students were asked to spend the entire class period working deeper into their Power Plant Packets today, but especially in Chapters 3, 4, & 5. During the class, Dr. M not only met with students to tell them their scores on Chapters 1 (out of 10 points) and 2 (out of 39 points), but he also walked students, step-by-step, through two key questions from Chapter 2 (the ones about the plants growing in the light and dark) to show students the ‘perfect’ way to answer such explanatory questions. Dr. M also made some diagrams available on the board to help them fill in the empty boxes in the tables on pages 16-17.

Homework: All students should be preparing for the Flower Quiz.

Wednesday, December 11 – Day 30

H period: Rather than spend time with their plants today, students were asked to spend the entire class period working deeper into their Power Plant Packets today, but especially in Chapters 3, 4, & 5. During the class, Dr. M not only met with students to tell them their scores on Chapters 1 (out of 10 points) and 2 (out of 39 points), but he also walked students, step-by-step, through two key questions from Chapter 2 (the ones about the plants growing in the light and dark) to show students the ‘perfect’ way to answer such explanatory questions. Dr. M also made some diagrams available on the board to help them fill in the empty boxes in the tables on pages 16-17.

Homework (H period): All students should be preparing for the Flower Quiz.

B & C period: After hearing Dr. M say that they can choose on which day they can take their Flower Quiz–Thursday/Friday or Monday–students were then given the entire class period to work on the following tasks: 1) measure/record plant height, 2) pollinate any newly opened flowers, 3) prepare a new entry in their Lab Notebook for Thursday’s/Friday’s pistil dissection, 4) work further in the Power Plant Packet (Chapters 3-5), and 5) prepare for Friday’s (or Monday’s) flower quiz.

Homework (B & C period): All students should be preparing for the Flower Quiz.

Thursday, December 12 -Day 31

H period: After hearing Dr. M say that they can choose on which day they can take their Flower Quiz–Thursday/Friday or Monday–students were then given the entire class period to work on the following tasks: 1) measure/record plant height, 2) pollinate any newly opened flowers, 3) prepare a new entry in their Lab Notebook for Thursday’s/Friday’s pistil dissection, 4) work further in the Power Plant Packet (Chapters 3-5), and 5) prepare for Friday’s (or Monday’s) flower quiz.

Homework (H period): All students should be preparing for the Flower Quiz.

B period: After watching a brief slideshow showing Delaney’s successful pistil dissection, students began either a) taking the Flower Quiz, or b) performing their own pistil dissections. During their dissections, students were asked to either draw or take photographs of specific stages of their dissection, including 1) a whole pistil, 2) an opened pistil showing how the ovules are nested within the ovary, 3) undissected ovules removed from the ovary, and 4) a whole embryo removed from a single ovule.

Homework (B period): The only students with weekend homework are those who choose the take the Flower Quiz on Monday.

Friday, December 13 -Day 32

Today in science: After watching a brief slideshow showing Delaney’s successful pistil dissection, students began either a) taking the Flower Quiz, or b) performing their own pistil dissections. During their dissections, students were asked to either draw or take photographs of specific stages of their dissection, including 1) a whole pistil, 2) an opened pistil showing how the ovules are nested within the ovary, 3) undissected ovules removed from the ovary, and 4) a whole embryo removed from a single ovule.

Homework: The only students with weekend homework are those who choose the take the Flower Quiz on Monday.