September 16

Sept. 17 – 21

Announcements:  

  • Tutoring on Thursday mornings @ 8:30 am.

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.

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

Assessments

Monday –  (OPTIONAL) – Summative RETAKE before school @ 8:20 am.

Wednesday – Seasons Formative Quiz – Analyzing data from a data table to determine the seasons.  Seasons Quizlet for terms only:  https://quizlet.com/_58brjq

 

Classwork

Monday – Human Model of the Seasons with “Sunlight throughout the Year” handout.  Seasons Data Analysis practice handout.

Tuesday – Seasons Data Analysis practice.  Seasons notes/diagram.

Wednesday –  Seasons formative Quiz.

Thursday –  Moon Phases Modeling Activity.  Complete/check Moon Phases handout.

Friday – Read in worktext and complete a 2D Model Diagram of the Moon Phases.

 

Homework

Monday –  Finish (if you didn’t in class) and study your Data Analysis problem and notes for formative.

Tuesday – Study for your formative Quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday – None.

Thursday – Study your Moon Phases handout. Bring your scissors ✂️ tomorrow to class.

Friday –  None.

September 10

Sept. 10 – 14

***Table of Contents pics have been added as a new page to the right (yellow ribbon).

Announcements:  

  • ***Remediation Sheet was also given out to those students who desired to do the Retake.  It is required to be completed and have a Parent/Guardian Signature.  Remediation Unit 1b – Streetman-14ew7yh

  • PLANETS, GRAVITY & INERTIA, ASTEROIDS/COMETS/METEORS RETAKE IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY MORNING, Sept. 17 @ 8:20 AM.

  • Thursday @ 8:15 am, Science Fair Project Meeting in Mrs. Scoville’s room, #710.
  • Tutoring on Thursday mornings @ 8:30 am.

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 – Summative on Planets, Gravity & Inertia, and Asteroids/Comets/Meteors

Classwork

Monday – Unit 1B Summative Test

Tuesday –  Collect data from initial responses of probe.  Read Arctic Nights, Arctic Lights and have students record data from book regarding length of sunlight, etc.

Wednesday –  Read from Worktext on Seasons.  Answer questions.

Thursday –  Distribution of Sunlight Lab (Direct vs. Indirect Sunlight)

Friday – Finish lab from yesterday, if needed.  Human Model of the Seasons.

Homework

Monday –  If you didn’t finish in class, complete p. 115, #1-3 in your worktext.  You may use your online worktext also and write the answers on notebook paper.

Tuesday – Finish Data Analysis questions from Arctic Nights, Arctic Lights book.  ***Bring your worktext to class tomorrow.

Wednesday – *Read pages 116 – 121 in your Science worktext.  Answer questions 5, 7-13

Thursday – Finish answering questions 14, 15, 16, 17 on p. 122.

Friday – Look over your notes from class and worktext, Seasons section beginning on p. 115.

 

September 4

Sept. 3 -7

2018 answers Study guide Unit 1b-1r7zqjm

 

Picture Day is tomorrow, Sept. 5th!

Standards

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.

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

Assessments

Wednesday – Gravity & Inertia and Asteroids/Comets/Meteors Formative Quiz  (See Quizlet links in the Homework section below.)

Next Monday – Summative Test over Planets,  Gravity & Inertia, and Asteroids/Comets/Meteors

Classwork

Monday – Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday – Asteroids/Comets/Meteors Notes.  2018 Comets, Asteroids, Meteors G.O – KEY-1qd0ubq

Wednesday – Formative Assessment

Thursday – Counselor Session

Friday – Review & Acceleration Stations for Summative over Planets, Gravity/Inertia, and Asteroids/Comets/Meteors

Gravity & Inertia website:  https://bit.ly/1HHn0wp

Homework

Monday –  Labor Day Holiday!

Tuesday – Study for your Formative Quiz tomorrow.

QuizletsGravity & Inertia:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp0vl and A/C/M:  https://quizlet.com/_55dkzu

Wednesday – Thursday – Work on Study Guide – due this Friday.  2018 Study guide Unit 1b-2csuk2l

Friday – Study for your Summative on Monday, 9/10/18.

August 27

Aug. 27 – 31

Lab Station Answers for Research It & Watch It stations:  Lab Station Answers-1nt5xg9

Research It!

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/our-solar-system/comets-meteors-and-asteroids 

Watch It!

 

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.

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

Tuesday – Planets Formative Quiz

Classwork

Monday – Mystery Planet Activity and review.

Tuesday – Planets Formative Quiz and begin reading about gravity and inertia in worktext.

Wednesday – Make a model to explain gravity and inertia.

Thursday – Develop questions about Asteroids, Meteors, & Comets.   Begin stations on A/M/C.

Friday – Continue the A/M/C Lab Stations.

Homework

Monday – Study for your Planets Formative tomorrow.  Learn the order of the planets from the Sun, the correct order for the size of the planets, and the atmospheric gases.  Planets:  https://quizlet.com/_4voz6f

Planets by Size Flashcards-2helnuk                            Planets by Distance Flashcards-2jb54ao

Tuesday – None, unless you didn’t finish reading pp. 43 -44, and 48.  Complete #1 on p. 43.  Have you tried logging on to the online worktext?  Try it tonight.

Wednesday – Friday  –  Study your notes or worktext pages for that day for 15 minutes.  Check out the gravity and inertia Quizlet:  Gravity & Inertia:  https://quizlet.com/_4vp0vl

 

August 20

Aug. 20 – 24

***See Online Worktext Login Info on the PAGE to the right.

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.

Assessments

(OPTIONAL) Tuesday, August 21 at 8:15 am – Unit 1 Part 1 Retake

  • Tests were handed back on Friday, August 17. If a student is not happy with their grade, they have the opportunity to retake the assessment on Tuesday, August 21 at 8:15 am, after successful completion of a remediation assignment AND a parent signature.
  • If you cannot attend at 8:15, you will be able to take it during class, but you are responsible for any missed work.

Classwork

Monday – Began Planets Graphic Organizer using our worktexts to complete at least the inner planets.

Tuesday – Finish the outer planets data on the Graphic Organizer.

Wednesday – Begin Atmospheric Gases Activity.

Thursday – Finish Atmospheric Gases Activity.   

Friday – Planets Data Analysis activity.

Homework

Monday – Study the Planets Graphic Organizer (G.O.) entitled “Our Solar System” handout given today.  Learn the order of the planets from the Sun.  For those who are doing the Summative RETAKE tomorrow, complete the Remediation Sheet that was given out last Friday and have it signed by a parent/guardian.

Tuesday – Finish your Graphic Organizer, if not already in class.  Make a Quizlet or flashcards for the planet information. Know the order of the planets from the sun and in size (smallest to largest).  ***See “Planets” Page to your right for Planets Graphic Organizer answers.

Wednesday – Study the atmospheric gases for each planet.

Thursday –  Learn the inner planet and the outer planet in the correct order.

Friday – Study for Planets Quiz on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  Know the correct order of the planets from the Sun AND in size from smallest to largest.  This info is on the back @ the bottom in the Summary section of the Planets Graphic Organizer:  KEY – 2018 Planet Graphic Organizer-2ch8kse  Also know the atmospheric gases in the planets.

 

August 13

Aug. 13 – 17

Standards

S6E1. 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)

S6E1. b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.

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.

Assessments

Thursday, August 16 – Summative Test (60% of grade).  What concepts does it cover?

  • Helio vs. Geocentric Historical Models
  • Big Bang vs. Steady State Theories (Formation of the Universe)
  • Position of the Universe – know the order (smallest to largest OR largest to smallest) of the realms we took notes in class last Friday.

Need help?  Check out the Historical Models, etc. Unit Page to the right and click for the Quizlets, videos, etc.

Homework

Monday/Tuesday – Work on Study Guide.  Study for Summative on Thursday.

Wednesday – Study Guide due.  Study for Summative tomorrow.

Thursday/Friday – none

Classwork

Monday – Students made models of the realms of the universe using everyday objects.  Study Guide given out in class today.  (Check unit page for additional copy.)

Tuesday/Wednesday- Review/remediate for Summative.  Quizizz link we did in class as well as Quizlets are on our Unit Page to the right.

Thursday – Summative Test

Friday – Begin planets.  Remediation Sheet was given out for those students who are interested in doing the Retake for the Summative.  The Retake will be next Tuesday @ 8:15 am.  REMEDIATION SHEET w/ a Parent Signature is required.  Remediation Historical Models Remediation Sheet-y2ii47

 

August 6

Aug. 6 – 10

Have you checked out the Historical Models and Formation of the Universe Page on my blog?  There are class handouts, videos, and Quizlets for the upcoming quiz on Thursday.  

Standards

S6E1. 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)

S6E1. b. Develop a model to represent the position of the solar system in the Milky Way galaxy and in the known universe.

 

Assessments

Monday, August 6 is the Student Growth Measure (SGM).  This is a Pretest to assess students prior knowledge on Earth Science.

Thursday, August 9 – Historical Models and Theories of the Universe Formative Assessment (QUIZ)

  • Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the universe
  • Big Bang Theory and the Steady State Theory

Homework

Mon – Wed:

  • Study for your Quiz on Thursday.
  • Have you signed up for I Remind yet?  If not, check out the page with the set up instructions.
  • New Syllabus posted – check it out.

Thursday

  • Read p. 6 in your worktext.  Answer question #6 (on p. 7).
  • Summative Unit Test is next Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Classwork

Monday –  Earth Science SGM Pretest

Tuesday – Complete on your Historical Model and Formation of the Universe on the top back, Questions #1, 3, and 5 using your worktext, if you did not finish in class.

Wednesday – Finish working on the Historical Model and Formation of the Universe handout.  Copies of Venn Diagram notes below.

             

Thursday – Quiz over Theories and Formation; use real models to help students grasp the size in comparison for the order of the universe.  Read pages 6-8 in worktext.  Complete Question 6.

Friday – Take notes on the correct order of the universe.

 

 

 

July 31

Week of Aug. 1, 2018

Standards

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

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.

Assessments

Aug.  9 – Historical Models and Formation of the Universe graded Formative Assessment (Quiz)

Homework

Due on Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Lab Safety Contract signed by student and parent.

Classroom

Wednesday – Sink or Float Density Lab and Lab coat Activity

Thursday – Historical Models and Formation of the Universe 5E Handout.  Today we will work on Engage and Explore sections.  Lab Safety Contract given out today.  Go over 1/2 of the lab rules today.

Friday – Lab Safety Song.  Go over other 1/2 of the lab rules.  Finish the model part of the Explore section.  Then, work on the Expand section today of yesterday’s handout.

July 30

Welcome to 6th Grade Earth Science Class!

Welcome!  I am so excited to meet those students in my Homeroom during the 6th Grade Meet ‘n Greet Tuesday @ 8:30 am.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with my blog.  I update my blog weekly to include a schedule for the upcoming week along with homework assignments and electronic copies of handouts and activities completed in class.  As the week progresses if any modifications are made to our schedule I will make note of that on my blog.  On my blog you will find several helpful links including unit resources.  For your convenience I am attaching the Unit 1, Solar System and Universe, Parent Letter, Unit 1 Parent Background Information-1k41g2jMy blog is also very useful when you are absent or are planning to be absent as you can see ahead of time what work you will be missing and plan accordingly.

 I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you this school year!