G7 Week 18

Last week in science!

Monday, January 21st (Day 7)

Today in science: The two main themes for today’s lesson were “observation and description” and “growth and development.” Before the end of the lesson, students were asked to complete the following tasks:

1. Prepare a blank, right-sided page in your Lab Notebook for a new investigation titled, “Brassica rapa Observations & Drawings.”

2. Update your Lab Notebook’s Table of Contents.

3. Measure the height of your plants (in cm) and record that data in your growth table. Take a photo of that growth table with your phone or iPad, upload it to your “Science” folder on your TASIS Google Drive, and rename it as, “WFP growth table – 2010-01-21“.

4. In one of the four quadrant-styled drawing spaces created in your Lab Notebook, make a drawing of one of your plants according to the following criteria: realistic (e.g., use techniques such as color and/or shading), label all know parts, estimate scale (1x, 2x, 3x, etc.), include date (e.g., 2019/01/21) and day (e.g., Day 7).

Homework: Students have been asked to use the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary pages to define 6 seed-related vocabulary terms found on the back of the Week 2 Weekly Reading, “Getting to Know Seeds”.

Tuesday-Thursday, January 22nd-24th (Days 8-10)

Today in science: The two main themes for these lessons were “observation and description” and “growth and development.” At the start of Tuesday’s/Wednesday’s lesson, Dr. M collected the Week 2 Weekly Reading homework assignment, but then returned them to students–stamped with the word, “Timely,” in red–so that students can use the paper to prepare for Friday’s reading quiz. Students will be asked to give these stamped papers back to Dr. M at the conclusion of Friday’s reading quiz. In the class time remaining, students were asked to complete the following tasks:

1. Measure the height of your plants (in cm) and record that data in your growth table.

2. Take a photo of the growth table with your phone or iPad, upload it to your “Science” folder on your TASIS Google Drive, and rename it as, for example, “WFP growth table – 2019-01-22” or “WFP growth table – 2019-01-23”.

3. Update your Lab Notebook’s Table of Contents.

4. Make observational drawings of your plants in quadrant spaces created within your Lab Notebook. Be sure to adhere to Dr. M’s drawing criteria, which he wrote on the whiteboard on both Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday.

5. Review for Friday’s reading quiz.

6. On Thursday, students were each given their own personal copy of the Power Plant Packet (or PPP) and asked to begin working on Chapter 1. Students were asked to give it back to Dr. M before leaving class.

Homework: Students have been asked to use the SCIENCEsEDiment Glossary pages to define 6 seed-related vocabulary terms found on the back of the Week 2 Weekly Reading, “Getting to Know Seeds”.

Friday, January 25th (Day 11)

Today in science: After completing reading quiz #2, students were asked to work on Chapters 1 and 2 in the Power Plant Packet (or PPP). In Chapter 2, students were told to make sure they followed seven important criteria:

1. Answers should reflect your best thinking.
2. Answers should reflect your best grammar.
3. Answers should reflect your best spelling.
4. Answers should apply proper word capitalization rules.
5. Answers should use only the space provided for each answer–do not write beyond the lines and/or in the margins.
6. Answers should not contain crossed out or inserted words.
7. Answers should be legible by not only other students, but also the teacher.

Before leaving class, students were also asked to leave their Lab Notebook in their mailbox and add the (already graded) Week 1 Reading Homework and the Week 1 Quiz to their Classroom Science Binder.

Homework: Dr. M announced that Chapter 2 of the Power Plant Packet (or PPP) will be next’s Weekly Reading, and thus the topic for next week’s Weekly Reading Quiz.

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