G7 Week 17

Friday, January 20th – F & H period

Today in science: After checking in last night’s homework assignment (Chapter 3), F & H period students continued working on/in their Food for Plants packet. Nearly all of the period was dedicated to working on the weekend homework assignment (Chapter 4 – see below).

Homework: Please read and complete all of the tasks found on pages 15-21 of the Food For Plants packet. Please write in complete sentences. Dr. Merritt will be collecting your pages at the beginning of the next class period (Monday).

Thursday, January 19th – All periods

Today in science: After turning in their homework, students continued to work through Chapters 3 & 4 of the Food for Plants packet. F & H periods were guided through the experiment described in Chapter 2 and were then given class time to work on Chapter 3A period received time to work on the weekend homework assignment (Chapter 4 – see below).

Homework:

F & H period: Please read and complete all of the tasks found on pages 11-14 of the Food For Plants packet. Please write in complete sentences. Dr. Merritt will be collecting your pages at the beginning of the next class period (Friday).

A period: Please read and complete all of the tasks found on pages 15-21 of the Food For Plants packet. Please write in complete sentences. Dr. Merritt will be collecting your pages at the beginning of the next class period (Monday).

Wednesday, January 18th – A & H period

Today in science: A and H period students continued to work through in Chaper 1 of the Food for Plants packet. During this work, Dr. Merritt asked students to take some notes during the class discussions of the answers to the questions on pages 3-4. A period students then began working on Chapters 2 and 3.

Homework:

A period: Please read and complete all of the tasks found on pages 11-14 of the Food For Plants packet. Please write in complete sentences. Dr. Merritt will be collecting your pages at the beginning of the next class period (Thursday).

H period: Go to the BBC’s The Making of Me and You webpage and enter your Date of Birth, Sex, Units, Height, and Weight. Press “Go” and wait for the next page to load. In the very first section of your results page, you will see a section called “BODY SHOP.” In that section, you will see a visual display called the “INGREDIENTS OF ME.” This display lists the seven key chemical elements that make up your body and how much money these chemical elements are worth if you were to extract them from your body and sell them. On a piece of lined paper, please record the mass of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, and ‘all other elements’ in YOUR body and how much money each of these are worth if you were to sell them.

Tuesday, January 17th – A & F period

Today in science: Students continued to work through in Chaper 1 of the Food for Plants packet. During this work, Dr. Merritt asked students to take some notes during the class discussions of the answers to the questions on pages 3-4.

Homework: Go to the BBC’s The Making of Me and You webpage and enter your Date of Birth, Sex, Units, Height, and Weight. Press “Go” and wait for the next page to load. In the very first section of your results page, you will see a section called “BODY SHOP.” In that section, you will see a visual display called the “INGREDIENTS OF ME.” This display lists the seven key chemical elements that make up your body and how much money these chemical elements are worth if you were to extract them from your body and sell them. On a piece of lined paper, please record the mass of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, and ‘all other elements’ in YOUR body and how much money each of these are worth if you were to sell them.

Monday, January 16th – All periods

Today in science: Students were asked to turn in the printed copies of their seed statements at the beginning of class. They were then asked to complete the questions and tasks found in Chaper 1 of the new Food for Plants packet, which is being used as a practice test for the upcoming plant unit test. Dr. Merritt collected these packets at the end of class. One of our most important accomplishments was agreeing upon a scientific definition for “food”:

Food – Any chemical material or substance that contains useable energy or, in other words, energy that can be used by a living organism for life activities such as growth, development, repair, and reproduction.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

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