Periods 2, 3, and 4:
Today students continued to present their skits to the class. We collected data as we discussed the problems, key roles, and solutions. Once our presentations and data tables were complete, I asked students to rewrite their group script and "fix" the problem in the script according to the Groupwork Roles and Behavior Norms.
Periods 5, 6, and 7:
Today students watched the third episode of the PBS documentary series, "Mystery of Matter: Into the Atom." Due to state testing, Periods 2, 3, and 4 are a day behind Periods 5, 6, and 7. Watching this movie not only summarizes our learning about matter (as well as presents our learning in the framework of history) but it allows us to all start TASK 3 on the same day next week.