My Pre-Lab for I #21 is with a student and not glued-in. Yours should be glued in.
The only work I currently have being graded is I #21 and the I #21 Final Model which was completed and turned-in on Friday, 5/31/19.
Everything else has been passed back (unless you turned-in late work).
Today we answered the post-lab questions for I #21 Properties of Water together as a whole group. Students were given time to write down their answers after we discussed each questions. Students then had approximately 15+ minutes to complete their FINAL MODEL explaining why water striders are avle to walk on water and what was happening that cused the water striders to fall into the river. I provided the students with the MACRO scale portion of the entire model and I discussed with them what their MOLECULAR scale zoom-outs on their model should include.
This lab and final model were to be turned-in at the end of the period.
Today students were given ChromeBooks and Short Readings to help them make sense of each of the Properties of Water Experiments. This sense-making (evidence gathering) should lead them to the conclusion of our investigation and guide their answers to the Post-Lab Questions.
We will answer the post-lab questions together as a whole group tomorrow.
This lab will be due by the end of the period tomorrow.
Watch ALL of the research videos provided here (class time given today to watch all videos).
Today students were asked to complete a reading abiut Earth's Undergound Fresh Water Resource. They were asked to Mark the Text, Write in the Margins, answer the questions, and create a Creative Output for this short reading assignment.
This assignment was assigned as Pass/Fail and was due at the end of the period.
Today students were given Doodle Notes for Chemical and Physical Changes. These notes were 80% complete and just had to be filled out, colored and turned-in by the end of the period. Most students finished this assignment within 20 minutes and had the remainder of the period to work on completing ISN Check 12 which is due 6/03/19.
While students worked on these assignments, I conferenced with students privately at my desk to remind them of missing and incomplete work.
Students from 2nd and 3rd period were testing today and did not attend my class.
Students from 4th period did not participate in the lab today. Not a single student complete their Pre-Lab and Teacher Demo sections (class work from Tuesday and Wednesday). Students were given the entire period to complete this work so that they could participate in the hands-on activities of the lab tomorrow. This lab can be completed by watching videos on YouTube. The Videos and Links have been provided below.
Today students participated in four student-led experiments to help them solve our problem and explain our phenomenon.
WEDNESDAY 5/22/19 - I#21: PROPERTIES OF WATER TEACHER DEMONSTRATIONS AND ISN CHECK 12 OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED
Students from 2nd and 3rd period were testing this morning and did not attend my class.
Today students watched a video to familiarize themselves with Water Striders. We then introduced the phenomenon around which our investigation centered - Why are the Water Striders falling into the river?
I then demonstrated two simple experiments (the Toothpick Star and the Water and Oil experiments). Students were asked to document their observations by modeling. They were given links to Web research to help them make sense of the experiments, label their modeling, and pinpoint the property of water that they were observing in the experiments.
Students will be participating in several student-led experiments tomorrow to help them complete this lab.
Today students watched a short BrainPop! video about the properties of water. I asked them to complete a Pre-Lab for our properties of water lab scheduled for 5/22 - 5/24. This assignment was due by the end of the period.
Today students read about historical development/discovery of the concept of the Mole. We also practiced calculating Moles of molecules. Students were then asked to design an experiment that could answer the question, "Can a Mole of peas fit inside your home?"
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.