Journal Questions

Tuesday, 24/04 (all periods)
You planted your seeds just underneath the soil.  This means that while they could get heat from the lamps we placed above them, they were not getting much (if any) direct light.  From where did your seeds get the energy they needed to break open their seed coats and begin to grow up to the top of the soil?  Please explain.

Wednesday, 25/04 (all periods)
You’ve just labelled all of the substances that you think travel into and out of one of your seedlings.  Please tell Mr. M what you think these substances are doing for the seedling.  What is the purpose of these substances?

Thursday, 26/04 (all periods)
Some students have observed that their soil level has decreased.  This could be explained in a couple of different ways.  Please think of at least two different explanations as to where your soil could have gone.

Friday, 27/04 (all periods)
Hayden wondered what would happen if he were to remove the two cotyledons from one of his small seedlings.   He noticed a small leaf growing up in between the cotyledons.  Can you predict what will happen to the plant if Hayden removes his two cotyledons?  Please explain using some of the vocabulary words from this week, as well as ideas from Chapters 2-3 in your Power Plant packet.

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Monday, 30/4 (C and E periods) | Tuesday, 01/5 (G period)
Please tell Mr. M all of the the substances that go IN and OUT of a true leaf.

Thursday, 03/5 (all periods)
Please explain the process of photosynthesis.  What are the ‘raw’ materials needed for photosynthesis?  Where does photosynthesis take place?  What are the products of photosynthesis?

Friday, 04/5 (all periods)
Please draw what you think one of your flowers might look like when it opens next week.  Label any names of parts that you know.  Tell me what elements a flower might be made of.  Finally, explain the purpose of flowers, what role(s) do they serve for plants?

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Monday, 07/5 (all periods)
We have a test coming soon on the ideas found in the Power Plant Packet.  Please invent a question you think your classmates could use as a helpful practice test question.  After writing the question, include an answer that you think would get full credit/marks.

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Monday, 14/5 (all periods)
What happens to a single molecule of water inside of a green plant.  Start your account with the individual water molecule located in the soil.

  • This JQ is similar to the question on page 65 of your Power Plant Packet.  (Mr. M provided a model answer to this question for you in class on Tuesday, May 15th and gave you the opportunity to grade your own work.  He showed you how/why this was a 6-point question–you should now have the correct answer to the question recorded in your lab notebook,  your Power Plant Packet, and/or your own personal class notes.)

Tuesday, 15/5 (all periods)
What happens to a single molecule of carbon dioxide inside of a green plant.  Start your account with the individual carbon dioxide molecule located in the air.

  • This JQ is similar to the question on page 67 of your Power Plant Packet.   (Mr. M provided a model answer to this question for you in class on Wednesday, May 16th and gave you the opportunity to grade your own work.  He showed you how/why this was a probably a 3 or 4-point question–you should now have the correct answer to the question recorded in your lab notebook,  your Power Plant Packet, and/or your own personal class notes.)

Wednesday, 16/5 (all periods)
What happens to light energy inside of a green plant.  Start your account with the light energy traveling from the sun.

  • This JQ is similar to the question on page 70 of your Power Plant Packet.  (Mr. M provided a model answer to this question for you in class on Thursday, May 17th and gave you the opportunity to grade your own work.  He showed you how/why this was a 4-point question–you should now have the correct answer to the question recorded in your lab notebook,  your Power Plant Packet, and/or your own personal class notes.)

Thursday, 17/5 (all periods)

What happens to a single molecule of food (e.g., glucose) inside of a green plant.  Start your account with the individual food molecule located in a leaf cell.

  • This JQ is similar to the question on page 74 of your Power Plant Packet.  (Mr. M provided a model answer to this question for you in class on Friday, May 18th and gave you the opportunity to grade your own work.  He showed you how/why this was probably a 2-3 point question–you should now have the correct answer to the question recorded in your lab notebook,  your Power Plant Packet, and/or your own personal class notes.)

Friday, 18/5 (all periods)
What happens to a single molecule of food (e.g., glucose) inside of a green plant.  Start your account with the individual food molecule located in a potato located underground.

  • This JQ is similar to the question on page 77 of your Power Plant Packet.
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