Week of October 15

Early Release at 1:30 each day this week due to conferences!

Standards

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water
affect climate and weather.
a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric
layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases.

b. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to
air, land and water at different rates.

Graded

Tuesday, October 15 – Atmosphere Quiz (Formative)

 

What we are doing this week

Monday – Work on PBL (Rocket Design)

Tuesday – Atmosphere Quiz

Wednesday – Friday – Design an experiment to test the heating/cooling rates of land and water.

Homework

Monday – Complete the Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheet

 

Week of October 8

Standards

S6E4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water
affect climate and weather.
a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric
layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases.

Graded

Monday, October 8 – Unit 2 Summative Assessment

Unit 2 Retakes – Thursday, October 11 before school at 8:15!  Remediation Sheet –> Remediation Unit 2 (Remediation MUST be completed and signed by a parent to retake)

Upcoming – 

Monday, October 15 – Atmosphere Quiz (Formative)

What we are doing this week

**Please bring your textbook Tuesday – Thursday**

Monday – Unit 2 Test

Tuesday – Friday – Atmosphere PBL (Problem Based Learning) –> See “Atmosphere Resource” Page

Homework

Monday – None

Tuesday – Finish reading pages 251 – 255 in the textbook.

Wednesday – Fill In the Layers of the Atmosphere Graphic Organizer

Thursday – Finish graphing the points on your atmosphere graph

Friday – Study Layers of the Atmosphere

Week of October 1

Standards

S6E2.a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

S6E2.b. Construct an explanation of the cause of solar and lunar eclipses.

S6E2.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.

Graded

Wednesday, October 3 – Moon Phases and Eclipses Quiz (Formative)

Upcoming – 

Monday, October 8 – Unit 2 Test (Summative)

  • Seasons
  • Moon Phases
  • Eclipses

Homework

Monday – Study moon phases and eclipses

Tuesday – Study moon phases and eclipses

Wednesday – Work on Unit 2 Study Guide – due Friday

Thursday – Work on Unit 2 Study Guide – due Friday

Friday – Study for Monday’s test

Week of September 17

Standards

S6E2. 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.

S6E2. a. Develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.

Graded

  • Tuesday, September 18 – Analyzing data to determine seasons (formative)

Upcoming –

  • Wednesday, October 3 – Moon Phase and Eclipse Formative Assessment

What we are doing this week

Monday – 

  • Seasons Data Analysis Practice

Tuesday –

  • Analyzing data to determine seasons (formative grade)
  • students make 3D models of moon phases

Wednesday – 

  • Modeling Moon Phases
  • cut and paste moon phase diagram

Thursday – 

  • complete the moon phase worksheet
  • Begin modeling lunar and solar eclipses

Friday – 

  • Finish modeling lunar and solar eclipses activity
  • Drawing Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Homework

Monday – Study for Seasons Formative.  If you need additional information/notes, please visit the Unit 2 Resource page on my blog for a PowerPoint Presentation on Seasons.

Tuesday – Read pages 130 – 133 and answer questions 5 – 10 (skip #9)

Wednesday – “Moon Talk” handout

Thursday – Read pages 134 – 135 in the worktext (textbook). Fill in the Eclipse Cornell Notes.

Friday – None

Week of September 10

Standards

S6E2. 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.

Assessments

  • Monday, September 10 – Unit 1 Part 2 Summative Assessment
    • Planets
    • Gravity & Inertia
    • Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors
  • Test retakes will be offered Monday, September 17.  Students MUST complete the remediation sheet and get a parent signature in order to retake.  Tests/remediation sheets will be returned on Thursday! 

UpcomingTuesday, September 18 – Seasons Quiz (formative grade)

What we are doing this week

Worktext needed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Monday – Unit 1 Part 2 Summative; bring a book to read after

Tuesday – Seasons Demo; Analyze data about seasons

Wednesday – Mrs. Heaberg is at an in-service today; read pages 114-122 and answer questions 1 – 18.

Thursday – review work from Wednesday; review unit test

Friday – seasons demo; finish Arctic Lights; begin analyzing seasons data

Homework

Monday – None

Tuesday – None

Wednesday – finish work from class

Thursday – Page 123 in worktext

Friday – Study Seasons

Week of September 3rd

Videos, Articles, Pictures, Handouts and other resources located on the Unit 1 Resource Page

*Be sure to read the syllabus located here –> 2018 Earth Science Syllabus

Standards

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.

S6E1. d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the
motion of objects in the solar system.
S6E1. e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of
comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

Assessments

  • Monday, September 10 – Unit 1 Part 2 Summative Assessment
    • Planets
    • Gravity & Inertia
    • Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors

What we are doing this week

WORK TEXT NEEDED ON TUESDAY ONLY.

Monday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – Finish C.A.M. Stations

Wednesday – Ms. Dickerson (6th Grade Counselor) doing a lesson on school stress.  Work on Study Guide

Thursday – C.A.M. Notes

Friday – Test Review

Homework

Monday – No School

Tuesday – FridayStudy for your test on Monday

Week of August 27

Videos, Articles, Pictures, Handouts and other resources located on the Unit 1 Resource Page

*Be sure to read the syllabus located here –> 2018 Earth Science Syllabus

Standards

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.

S6E1. d. Develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the
motion of objects in the solar system.
S6E1. e. Ask questions to compare and contrast the characteristics, composition, and location of
comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.

Assessments

  • Monday, August 27 – Planets Quiz (formative) Quizlet Link –> https://quizlet.com/_53y53a
    • Need to know –
      • order of planets from sun
      • order of planets from smallest to largest (and largest to smallest)
      • gases that make up each planet’s atmosphere
      • surface features
      • extra facts about each planet
      • Inner and Outer Planets
      • What types of temperatures (very cold, very hot, mild, etc)

What we are doing this week

BRING YOUR WORK TEXT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

Monday – Planet Quiz; read pages 44, 47, 48 and answer questions 5 and 11 in your worktext

Tuesday – Modeling Gravity and Inertia; Notes

Wednesday – Early Release; Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors Q Chart

Thursday – Friday: Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors Stations 

Homework

Monday – Finish reading pages 44, 47, & 48; answer questions 5 & 11 in your worktext

Tuesday – Wednesday: Study Gravity and Inertia Notes

Thursday – Friday: Study Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors