G7 Week 17

Last week in science!

Monday, January 6 (no school)

Today in science: —

Homework: —

Tuesday, January 7 (no H period)

Today in science: Harvest day! Students were asked to begin collecting data related to the end of their Brassica rapa plant life cycle. To do this, they were asked to remove the dried pistils from their dried plants, count them, and then begin removing the seeds from each pistil. In addition to recording their harvest data on the lid of a Petri dish, students also began sharing their data with Dr. M who began recording it on this Google Sheet. Anyone who finished counting all of their seed pods and seeds were then asked to begin disassembling what remained of their plants including recycling any wooden (or wire) support sticks, green wire, and identification stakes.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, January 8

H period: Harvest day! Students were asked to begin collecting data related to the end of their Brassica rapa plant life cycle. To do this, they were asked to remove the dried pistils from their dried plants, count them, and then begin removing the seeds from each pistil. In addition to recording their harvest data on the lid of a Petri dish, students also began sharing their data with Dr. M who began recording it on this Google Sheet. Anyone who finished counting all of their seed pods and seeds were then asked to begin disassembling what remained of their plants including recycling any wooden (or wire) support sticks, green wire, and identification stakes.

Homework (H period): There is no science homework tonight.

B & C period: Continuing from Tuesday’s lesson, students were asked to finish counting their B. rapa pods and seeds and sharing their data with Dr. Merritt when finished. After that, Dr. M asked students to examine their seeds with the stereo microscope to identify and remove any seeds from their collection that had already germinated (sprouted). Finally, students were asked to dispose of the remaining parts of their B. rapa plant (e.g., leaves, stems, roots) and to recycle the reusable items (e.g., plastic ID stakes, wooden/metal support stakes, green wire ties). With any remaining class time, students were asked to begin looking over their Power Plant Packet to see if any unanswered questions remain.

Homework (B & C period): Dr. M announced that the Power Plant Packet will be collected on Thursday/Friday of this week for final grading. If they haven’t already done so, students should use time at home to complete any still-unanswered questions. Those who need help on any questions should come to the Friday Science Help Center during lunch recess.

Thursday, January 9 (no C period)

H period: Continuing from Tuesday’s lesson, students were asked to finish counting their B. rapa pods and seeds and sharing their data with Dr. Merritt when finished. After that, Dr. M asked students to examine their seeds with the stereo microscope to identify and remove any seeds from their collection that had already germinated (sprouted). Finally, students were asked to dispose of the remaining parts of their B. rapa plant (e.g., leaves, stems, roots) and to recycle the reusable items (e.g., plastic ID stakes, wooden/metal support stakes, green wire ties). With any remaining class time, students were asked to begin looking over their Power Plant Packet to see if any unanswered questions remain.

Homework (H period): Dr. M announced that the Power Plant Packet will be collected on Thursday/Friday of this week for final grading. If they haven’t already done so, students should use time at home to complete any still-unanswered questions. Those who need help on any questions should come to the Friday Science Help Center during lunch recess.

B period: After completing any still unfinished tasks from the last lesson (see above), students were given the remaining class time to work on their Power Plant Packets.

Homework (B period): Even though they are technically due on Friday, Dr. M told students that he will still accept Power Plant Packets on Monday for final grading. If they haven’t already done so, students should use time at home to complete any still-unanswered questions.

Friday, January 10 (no B period)

Today in science: After completing any still unfinished tasks from the last lesson (see above), students were given the remaining class time to work on their Power Plant Packets.

Homework: Even though they are technically due on Friday, Dr. M told students that he will still accept Power Plant Packets on Monday for final grading. If they haven’t already done so, students should use time at home to complete any still-unanswered questions.