• 6th Grade Science

    Remind Codes:
    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: @7k93ed
    2nd period: @he28ff               6th period: @4add7b
    3rd period: @gh2ed                7th period: @2969g
    Contact Information
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    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)
    Wednesday  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: 
    1. Arrive on time and be prepared for class
    2. Have required materials necessary for class
    3. Actively participate 
    4. Turn in all class assignments and make-up work on time
    5. Treat others....everyone...the way you would like to be treated!
    Supplies Necessary for Class:
    • An organized system for keeping your work and materials
    • Composition Notebook (100 page) 
    • Glue stick, scissors, highlighter(s), pencil and/or erasable pen(s), red checking pen, map pencils
    Curriculum Breakdown:
    1st Nine Weeks:    Unit 1 - Lab Safety
                                  Unit 2 - Elements & Compounds
                                  Unit 3 - Thermal Energy/Energy Transformation
    2nd Nine Weeks:   Unit 4 - Rocks and Minerals
                                  Unit 5 - Force, Motion, & Energy
    3rd Nine Weeks:   Unit 6 -  Layer of the Earth/Tectonic Plates
                                  Unit 7 - Metals/NonMetals/Metalloids/Density
                                  Unit 8 - Earth's Energy Resources
    4th Nine Weeks:    Unit 9 - Cells/Classification of Organisms 
                                  Unit 10 - Ecosystems
                                  Unit 11 - Earth & Space 
    Course 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.

    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.