September 10-14

Standards this week:

S6E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, and moon

a. develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative position of the sun, Earth, and moon

c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.

 

Assessment: Wednesday September 19 – Formative over seasons

Homework:

Study for Assessment (9/19)

Monday:  Students need to finish the “Reasons for the Seasons” worksheet.

Thursday and Friday – Review moon phases info for formative assessment which will be taken after fall break.

September 3-September 7

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

This week students will be finishing Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids.

There will be an assessment on Thursday.  This formative will include: Gravity, Inertia, Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors. This will be information that we are working on in class.  Students will use their classwork to help answer questions.

Tuesday:

Students received a study guide.  The Homework for Tuesday and Wednesday is to complete the study guide.

Study Guide is Due Thursday.

Students need to Review for planets, gravity, inertia, asteroids, comets, and meteors summative assessment which will be on Monday 9/10

Quizlet – Comets, Meteors, Asteroids

Planets Quizizz (Code: 320280)

Aug. 27- 31

Standards:

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of ability to support life, size compared to Earth, distance from the Sun, atmosphere and surface features.

d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar sys.

e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

Students had one assessment this week:

Monday

Students used information known about the planets in a formative assessment which required them to use and analyze planet data.

 

Planet Quiz Monday

Quizizz

Game Code: 621171

Order of the Planets (Distance from the Sun – Nearest to Farthest)

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Remember with: My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nachos

Order of the Planets (By Size – Smallest to Largest)

Mecury

Mars

Venus

Earth

Neptune

Uranus

Saturn

Jupiter

Remember this order with: My Mom VENUS Jumps

 

Week of Aug. 20

Standards:

S6E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

Assessments:  Students had an opportunity to retake their summative from last week on Tuesday.  Students will have a formative about the planets in our solar system on Monday Aug. 27th.  They need to know the order of the planets, as well as their sizes in relation to one another.  You may use these sentences to remember:

Order of Planets (distance from the Sun- Nearest to Farthest)

My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nachos.
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

Order of Planets (by size -smallest to largest in diameter)

Mrs. Martin Voted Every Ninth Unicorn Should Jump.
Mercury Mars Venus Earth Neptune Uranus Saturn Jupiter

August 13-17

This Week:

Students will be completing their first summative assessment of Wednesday Aug. 15th.  This assessment will cover our historical models of the universe, big bang theory, steady state theory, and our place in the universe.

Last week students took a formative assessment on historical models, big bang theory, and steady state theory.  Students should review those assessments.  We corrected them in class.  Students should be able to explain why their answers were wrong (if they got them wrong) and what makes the correct answer right.

Students took notes on our place in the universe on Friday.  Students also practiced making a model of our place in the universe on Monday.  This will be on the test.  Please make sure that students know our relationship to other parts of the universe.  For example: Earth is in the Solar System.  The Solar System is on Orion’s Arm.  Orion’s Arm is in the Milky Way Spiral Galaxy.  This is important.

Other Key Information:

Heliocentric Model: Sun is in the center of the Universe/ Associated scientists Copernicus and Aristarchus

Geocentric Model: Earth is in the center of the Universe/Associated scientists Aristotle and Ptolemy

Big Bang: Universe began about 14.5 Billion years ago, everything was contained in a small, hot, dense, space known as Singularity.  It exploded and became super hot, then very cold.  The Universe is expanding, we know because we see things in space moving.  Proof is radiation left behind by the big bang.

Steady State:  The Universe has no beginning and so it is ageless

Want Practice:

Try completing this concept map without looking at your notes:

Position-in-the-Universe-Concept-Map

Also, practice using this Quizlet

August 6-10

Standard: S6E1a. Ask questions to determine changes in models of Earth’s position in the solar system, and origins of the universe as evidence that scientific theories change with the addition of new information.

Assessments: Thursday – Formative assessment on historical models and origins of the universe

This week students will continue studying the historical models and origins of the universe.  Students began working on this last week and will have a quiz on Thursday.

Geocentric and Heliocentric Notes

You may also visit Mrs. Slaton’s Blog

 

Welcome

Welcome Back to School!  I am so excited that you are joining Lovinggood as a new 6th Grade student.  My goal, this year, is to help you become the very best student that you can possibly be.  Always feel free to come to me with any questions that you may have.

TIPS for 6th Grade Success:

1- Get plenty of rest at home

2-Fuel your body with healthy food

3- Stay organized

4 – Try your best

5- Ask questions