Last week was a STRUGGLE for the grade 12s, as demonstrated in their test marks... I was quite disappointed with the class to be quite honest. In the past, students have found the Alternative Energy unit test the easiests of the 4 unit tests in Science 30. There are only 2 types of calculations required to remember, and the rest is theory. The issue is, students are responsible to research the information for the debate about the different alternative energies. The science 30s have had 4 work periods since receiving the debate topic, in addition to the (minimum) 30 minutes per day of work time they get... so it is not unreasonable for me to expect that most students would have at least some of the research started (I'm not sure what else they were doing). Because I expected students to complete their work on a google doc that I created for each group, it was simple to look into who had done research and who had not... and it was clear many had not done any research. Many students expect a rewrite on this test, when it is a privilege the science department offers to students who work hard and just need a second chance. As this is not the case for many of the students in science, the rewrite will only be offered to the students who had completed research on their debate topics prior to the exam.
Hopefully, this week the science 30s turn it around and do their work, as now all we have left is projects and a debate. As my diploma marks are due at the start of exam break, the final project in science 30 will not be extended. If a student has not handed in the project section due, by 11:59pm on the set date, that part of the project will remain a zero. As this is the final assignment in science of their high school years, this is not an unreasonable expectation... as university is going to be quite the shock! So fingers crossed the science 30s step up.
This Week in Science 30
Monday: Work Period (debate / quick lab)
Tuesday: Work Period (debate / society project / lab)
Wednesday: Work Period (debate / society project)
Thursday: DEBATE (class + FLT!)
Friday: Work Period (society / technology project)
Upcoming Due Dates in Science 30
Wed June 7: Calorimeter Quick Lab due
Thurs June 8: Alt Energy Debate (FLT + class)
Fri June 9: Society Project due
Tues June 13: Technology Project due
Fri June 16: Science Project due
Tues June 20: SCIENCE IN CLASS FINAL (5% of mark)
Ms. Kendra Mogck