Be sure to check Google Classroom for the Moon Tracker assignment. This assignment is a GOLD GRADE! Tonight- track the moon. We will discuss our example tomorrow. You will begin the assignment on Wednesday, September 20th and track through Wednesday, October 4th. The assignment is due on Thursday, October 5th.
Don’t forget- Inquiry Skills/Lab Safety Test is this Friday! Use the study guide provided in class to review the material. The same skills from the study guide are on the test! Check Google Classroom for a corrected study guide. (Do not worry about the first four questions-observations/inferences- those will not be asked in that way on the test! Review numbers 5-8 for observations/inferences.)
Inquiry Skills quiz tomorrow! The quiz will consist of 5 questions. (10 points per question-50 points total- silver grade) Make sure you review:
1. Observing page 7 & 9 in your classwork section
2. Measuring-liquid volume & temperature page 9 in your classwork section
Inquiry Skills/Lab Safety TEST- Friday, September 1st.
We will be ordering goggles this week! If you would like to purchase your own make sure you bring in $15 ASAP!
Bring a shoe box to class ASAP. Write your first and last name on your box. Make sure it is one you do not need back! Have a great weekend:)
Shoe Box must be brought to class by Wednesday, August 16th. THANKS!!
WELCOME to sixth grade Science! I hope you are as excited as I am about starting the new school year. We will be implementing new and innovative strategies in the classroom that I feel will help students reach their academic potential. We will participate in the state’s AMSTI program, which is a comprehensive hands-on program to enhance science education in our school. This program will provide us with several opportunities to work in cooperative learning groups. By collaborating with one another on topics being discussed in class, students will have an opportunity to think critically and benefit from the ideas of their peers. This will increase learning by expanding their views on topics and themes that we discuss. I think this is going to be an exciting year!! With your cooperation, we can make this a very successful and rewarding experience!
Topics Covered in Earth Science: The following topics will be discovered using the state’s AMSTI inquiry based lessons supplemented by the adopted Stemscopes inquiry based program, Science Explorer textbook and other appropriate resources.
- 1st Nine Weeks: Inquiry Skills, Researching the Sun-Earth-Moon System
- 2nd Nine Weeks: Exploring Planetary Systems
- 3rd Nine Weeks: Understanding Weather and Climate
- 4th Nine Weeks: Exploring Plate Tectonics
- I am looking forward to a great year!:) –Mrs. Stallings
- HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY- Bring signed Welcome letter back on Wednesday!!:)
If you do not want your child to view the following movies please sign and return this form ASAP. Thanks!!
May 8, 2017
Dear Parents and Students,
Our Science classes will be viewing and analyzing the science content of Journey to the Center of the Earth (rated PG) after completing our studies of earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. Students will apply what they have learned in class to prove whether or not the topics presented in the movie are scientifically correct or have been “made for the movie” itself leading us into discussion judging whether information we are presented is always accurate.
As time permits, we will also view Journey 2: The Mysterious Island—also rated PG. Students will experience how longitude and latitude are used to locate the island. Students will also use skills acquired this school year to determine true and exaggerated facts thus determining what movie ideas could potentially occur.
Sixth Grade Science
- My student _________________________________________________ DOES NOT have permission to view the above mentioned movies after the science nine weeks test.
- Parent Signature______________________________________________________________
Don’t forget-Earthquake Quiz on Tuesday. You should have the notes from today in class. I posted them in Classroom just in case you forgot your binder at school.:)
Make sure you check Inow. All grades assignments are graded and updated in the computer. If you have any zeros those need to be turned in ASAP.
Make sure you check Google Classroom periodically for updates.
After Spring Break we will begin covering our final topic-Plate Tectonics. I hope you all have a great SpRiNg BrEaK!:)
Our 3rd Nine Week Science Exam will be on Tuesday, March 7th. You should have corrected your study guide on Friday (3-3) and Monday (3-6). Make sure you study! The exam will be our last gold grade for the 3rd nine weeks.
Be sure to check Inow often to view your grades:)