Last Week of School

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Several of you checked out science books to keep at home for the year.  PLEASE RETURN THOSE BOOKS ASAP, if you have not done so.

Here is the lunch menu change for the last week of school Last week 2018-ymoefx

Students will clean out lockers on Tuesday and do not need to bring anything to school on Wednesday except lunches and purses, if needed.

Students will not need their science binders the rest of the week, I will keep their work in class and give it to them each day to complete

STANDARD:

S6E6. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.

a. Ask questions to determine the differences between renewable/sustainable energy resources (examples: hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass) and nonrenewable energy resources (examples: nuclear: uranium, fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas), and how they are used in our everyday lives.

Astronomy Summative Assessment RETAKE today (Monday) at 8am or during class.  All missed classwork from today will need to be made up at home.

CLASSWORK:

Monday – Evaluate different energy sources for advantages and disadvantages

Tuesday and Wednesday – compete against other energy source groups to debate which energy sources have the greatest advantages and disadvantages

HOMEWORK:

No homework, enjoy your summer!

 

 


Astronomy Summative RETAKE

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Students completed the astronomy summative on Wednesday, but could not enter the answers into computers until today.  The scores will be in Synergy by this evening.  These are are final grades for this nine weeks. The tests, with questions missed, will be coming home today for students to use to study.  THE RETAKE WILL BE MONDAY MORNING AT 8:00am OR DURING CLASS MONDAY, but missed classwork will have to be made up.



Review

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I have posted quizlets for the main topics studied so far for the astronomy summative assessment.  Find the quizlets, videos, study guide by clicking on the Astronomy tab above.


Week of May 7, 2018

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  1. FYI, Cobb County end of year SLO assessment for 6th grade science will be Monday, 5/14.  There is no Milestone assessment for 6th grade science, so this is given from Cobb county to all 6th grade science students.  The assessment is 30 questions.  It  will be given when your child typically has science, so no change of schedule. It is not for a grade, it does not impact the student, but the data will be used to reflect on my teaching and how students are learning in my classroom.
  2. TUTORING TUESDAY 8:10am.
  3. Science Textbooks that were checked out at the beginning of the year need to be turned in ASAP.
  4. Always check Astronomy tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class

STANDARD:

  • S6E1 c. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the planets in our solar system in terms of:
     size relative to Earth,
     surface and atmospheric features,
     relative distance from the sun, and
     ability to support life.
    d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar system.
    e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • NEXT Tuesday 5/15 owill be the Astronomy Summative Assessment.  Students already have the study guide and should be working on it.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – Work on the front side of your study guide.  Review astronomy for 15 minutes for summative assessment next week.
  • TUESDAY – Work on the front side of your study guide.  Review astronomy for 15 minutes for summative assessment next week.
  • WEDNESDAY – Work on the front side of your study guide.  Review astronomy for 15 minutes for summative assessment next week.
  • THURSDAY – Work on the back side of your study guide.  Review astronomy for 15 minutes for summative assessment next week.
  • FRIDAY – complete the back of your study guide. Review astronomy for 15 minutes for summative assessment next week.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Go over formative assessment from Friday.  Our Solar System graphic organizer, collecting data
  • Tuesday –Our Solar System graphic organizer, finish collecting data.  Begin analyzing data from the organizer.
  • Wednesday – Our Solar System graphic organizer, analyze data.
  • Thursday – Asteroid, Comet, Meteor stations
  • Friday – Asteroid, Comet, Meteor stations


Week of April 30 – May 4, 2018

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  1. NO TUTORING THIS WEEK.
  2. Earth, Moon, Sun Summative Assessment RETAKE Wednesday morning 8:10am.  If you cannot come in the morning, you can retake during class.  You will make up work missed during class. There is no reflection sheet this time.  However, you should be completing the three quizlets on mentioned below, each day.
  3. Always check Astronomy tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class

STANDARD:

  • a. 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. (Clarification statement: Students should consider Earth’s position in geocentric and heliocentric models and the Big Bang as it describes the formation of the universe.)b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.


    ASSESSMENTS:

  • Earth, Moon, Sun Summative RETAKE Wednesday 5/2 8:10am
  • Big Bang, Helio/Geocentric Models, and Position in the Universe Formative Friday 5/4
  • NEXT FRIDAY, 5/11, Astronomy Summative Assessment

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY –
  1. Complete Season, Moon Phases, and Eclipses quizlets for Summative Retake, if doing retake. Found in the Earth, Moon, Sun tab
  2. Review Heliocentric and Geocentric Models for formative on Friday
  • TUESDAY –
  1. Complete Season, Moon Phases, and Eclipses quizlets for Summative Retake, if doing retake. Found in the Earth, Moon, Sun tab
  2. Review Heliocentric and Geocentric Models AND Big Bang/Steady State for formative on Friday
  • WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY
  1. Review Heliocentric and Geocentric Models, Big Bang/Steady State, and Position in the universe for formative on Friday

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Heliocentric and Geocentric compare and contrast with video clips
  • Tuesday –Big Bang vs Steady State Venn Diagram, with article.  BrainPop review
  • Wednesday – Position in the Universe Concept Map
  • Thursday – Position in the Universe Sidewalk Chalk Models
  • Friday – Formative Assessment and then Gravity / Inertia Article


Week of April 23 – 27, 2018

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  1. Tutoring 8:10am Tuesday.
  2. Always check Earth, Moon, and Sun Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class

STANDARD:

  • S6E2c. Analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of the Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons.
  • S6E2a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
  • S6E2b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Moon Phases Formative Assessment Monday April 23
  • Eclipses Formative Assessment Wednesday April 25
  • Season, Moon, Eclipses Summative Assessment Friday April 27 (study guide sent via email 4/20 and paper copy given to students 4/23)

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – work on study guide for summative assessment
  • TUESDAY – review eclipses for formative assessment Wednesday
  • WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY – study for summative assessment Friday, work on study guide DUE Thursday

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Moon Phase formative assessment
  • Tuesday –Eclipse modeling
  • Wednesday – Review eclipses and then complete formative assessment
  • Thursday – review eclipse formative assessment, go over study guide, review bingo
  • Friday – Season, Moon phases, and eclipses summative assessment

Moon Phase Formative MONDAY 4/23/18

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Students have a diagram of the earth, moon, and sun.  They need to know the moon phases, what the moon would look like, and where each moon would be. We also talked about perspective. In this picture, the Sun is to the right  If you had a diagram with the Sun to the left, what would that do to your answers?

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