6th Grade ScienceRemind 101:General 6th Grade Information -Students and parents, text the message @2hh32 to the number 81010 to receive important information regarding general 6th grade Science.Individual class sign-up -Students and parents, text the following period code to the number 81010 to receive information for a particular class:1st period: @22e86e 5th period: @7k93ed2nd period: @he28ff 6th period: @4add7b3rd period: @gh2ed 7th period: @2969gContact Information:Please fill out this parent contact information so that I can be in contact with you regarding your student throughout the school year.Thank you!Grading Policies:Daily Work = 65%* "No Name" papers will go in the "NO Name" tub and will be entered as a zero in the grade book (missing assignment) until retrieved, labeled, and turned in.* "Late Work" - Students have one week from assignment DUE DATE to get work turned in (30 points deducted from assignment).* Failing daily grades can be corrected for up to a 70 on the assignment. Corrections must be completed and submitted within ONE WEEK of assignments being posted and/or returned.Tests/Quizzes = 35%* Test Corrections - Corrections on a Unit test must be completed within ONE WEEK after test grades are posted in grade book. Students will use the designated test correction form.Tutoring: (Subject to change)Monday 3:15-3:45Wednesday 3:15-3:45**Please let me know if you will be coming to my tutoring, if possible, in advance, to make sure I have no scheduling conflicts.Classroom Expectations:
Supplies Necessary for Class:
- Arrive on time and be prepared for class
- Have required materials necessary for class
- Actively participate
- Turn in all class assignments and make-up work on time
- Treat others....everyone...the way you would like to be treated!
Curriculum Breakdown:1st Nine Weeks: Unit 1 - Lab SafetyUnit 2 - Elements & CompoundsUnit 3 - Thermal Energy/Energy Transformation2nd Nine Weeks: Unit 4 - Rocks and MineralsUnit 5 - Force, Motion, & Energy3rd Nine Weeks: Unit 6 - Layer of the Earth/Tectonic PlatesUnit 7 - Metals/NonMetals/Metalloids/DensityUnit 8 - Earth's Energy Resources4th Nine Weeks: Unit 9 - Cells/Classification of OrganismsUnit 10 - EcosystemsUnit 11 - Earth & SpaceCourse Description:In 6th grade Science the students will continue their learning about the natural world. Students will understand that certain types of questions can be answered by investigation and that methods, models, and conclusions built from these investigations change as new observations are made. Our studies will include planning and safely implementing classroom and outdoor investigations using scientific processes, including inquiry methods, analyzing information, making informed decisions, and using tools to collect and record information, while addressing the major concepts and vocabulary, in the context of physical, earth, and life sciences.
- An organized system for keeping your work and materials (please see the "Staying Organized" link on my web page for a suggestion).
- Composition Notebook (100 page)
- Glue stick, scissors, highlighter(s), pencil and/or erasable pen(s), red checking pen, map pencils
Within the physical environment, students learn that matter can be classified as elements, compounds, or mixtures. Students will learn the differences between the above mentioned based on observations, description of physical properties, and chemical reactions. Students will also extend their knowledge on the concept of energy. They will learn that it occurs in two types, kinetic and potential, and can take several forms. Thermal energy can be transferred by conduction, convection, or radiation. It can also be changed from one form to another. Students will investigate the relationship between force and motion using a variety of means, including calculations and measurements.
Within the natural environment, students will learn how changes occur on Earth's surface and that predictable patterns occur in the sky. Students learn that the natural world consists of resources, including nonrenewable, renewable, and alternative energy sources. Students will consider the ethical/social issues surrounding Earth's natural energy resources, while looking at their long-term uses. Students will also develop an understanding of Earth as part of our solar system. The topics include organization of our solar system, the role of gravity, and space exploration.Within the living environment, students will gain an understanding of the broadest taxonomic classifications of organisms and how characteristics determine their classification. Another major topic developed in this strand include the interdependence between organisms and their environments and the levels of organization within an ecosystem.