Today students practiced measuring mass with the Triple Beam Balance. Students were required to collect data on 5 items in the classroom. Extra credit was offered for massing more than five items.
Students that had not completed their Pre-Lab (coloring and labeling the TBB model) had the opportunity to complete the pre-lab and then join the lab. I projected the completed pre-lab so that this could be done.
This lab was due by the end of the period.
Today students took the Flinn Scientific Lab Safety Test.
When they had completed their test they were given the Introduction to the Microscope Pre-Lab for Investigation #4 which is due on 9/13/19 (even though the homework section says 9/12/19 - I had to rewrite this since a student erased my board and I rushed and got the date wrong).
Students were asked to turn-in their ISN Check 02 and the Lab Safety Poster at the end of the period.
Today students were asked to complete a color-coded and labeled diagram of the Triple Beam Balance as a Pre-Lab for our lab scheduled for Thursday, 9/12/19. I projected a completed copy of the Pre-Lab for them throughout the entire period. This activity should have taken only 10 minutes and was due by the end of the period.
Students were asked to complete their Lab Safety Poster as well and turn it in. If the poster was not completed during the period, students were to take it home and finish it for homework (officially due tomorrow - late work closing date of 9/18/19).
Examples of completed work are shown below.
While students worked on their assignments, I called students to my desk to discuss missing and incomplete assignments.
ISN Check 02 is due tomorrow, 9/11/19.
Lab Safety Test/Quiz is tomorrow, 9/11/19.
Today students were shown the attached Lab Safety Presentation. We had a whole group discussion and students were given example scenarios. There will be a Lab Safety Test/Quiz on Wednesday, 9/11/19.
After the presentation, students were given the remaining class time to work on a Lab Safety Poster. They were asked to choose ONE Lab Safety Rule to create an illustrated poster for our classroom. Posters that are chosen to be put on the wall will receive extra credit.
The Lab Safety Presentation is attached below.
Here are some links to APPROVED Safety Goggles if you and your student decide to purchase your own:
*********Attention Parents/Guardians********* We are losing a LOT of class time because students are not coming prepared to class. Students are REQUIRED to have their own school supplies for HMS and this SCIENCE CLASS. Scissors, LIQUID Glue, and colored pencils are a MUST for each student to be successful in this class. I started the year (16 days ago) with 12 pairs of safety scissors and 12 bottles of liquid glue. I am down to 2 pairs of safety scissors and 3 bottles of glue. The rest have "disappeared." PLEASE make sure your student has the supplies needed to be successful in this class. School supplies can also be EARNED with BATT BUCKS (my Positive Behavior Rewards). School supplies can also be purchased from me with an IOU of BATT BUCKS that will be earned throughout year. However, I cannot personally keep purchasing an endless amount of supplies for my 200+ students (as much as I wish that I could). Thank you, Mrs. Batt ****************
Today students particpated in a foldables tutortial. Creating foldables is a great way to process content to help students commit their learning to memory. I often assign extra credit on the ISN Checks of creating a foldable. This excercise also allows me to assess individual, group, and whole group readiness for laboratory activities as I watch how students interact and follow directions.
Students also glued-in AVID Awesome Left Side (creative output) assignment descriptions for ACROSTIC POEM, HAIKU, and BAND BUZZ.
ISN Check 02 was assigned and is due Wednesday, 9/11/19 for Peer Review and an OPEN NOTE Quiz on Lab Safety.
The first student to comment HERE with the spelling mistake on the agenda board gets $20 Batt Bucks! You must put your first name, last initial, and period number in your reply (as well as the mistake).
Today students peer reviewed ISN Check 01 as I projected my example of the completed ISN Check.
After the ISN Check, students took an open note quiz on the Room 12 Classroom Expectations. This allowed students to get logged-in to our Google Classroom and experience exam expectations in our classroom.
Also, I posted a SlideShow in Google Classroom for students to access to help them study for their LAB SAFETY EXAM which will take place next Wednesday, 9/11/19.
THURSDAY 9/05/19 - NGSS SEP AND CCC CUT N PASTES
Today students participated in a cut n paste card sort of the NGSS SEPs (Science and Engineering Practices) and CCCs (Crosscutting Concepts). Students will use these reference pages throughout the year to practice their science skills and to reflect on their lab experiences.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.