Monday, April 14, 2014

Arts Walk Science Piece

As we discussed in class your Science Arts Walk piece should be a graphic representation of a relationship in Science. The rough draft is due tomorrow. You should include a rough sketch of what you want to produce and some text describing the relationship.

For the final draft, which is due on Friday, I would like you to put a lot of effort in and make the most of all the space on the paper and include lots of color. Use color pencils, or other color mediums if you prefer. There should be no white space. There should be some writing that explains the concept you are presenting, but no more than a paragraph. I will give you time in class tomorrow.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sun, Earth, Moon Quiz Review

The first astronomy quiz on the Sun, Earth and Moon will be on Monday. You will need to bring your map of the Standard Time Zones of the World. Here are the topics it will cover.

- Gravity
- Shape of the Earth
- Orbit of the Earth
- Orbit of the Moon
- Rotation of the Earth
- Phases of the Moon
- Solar Eclipses
- Lunar Eclipses
- Seasons of Earth
- Tilt of the Earth
- Time Zones of Earth

The earth, moon and sun

Monday, March 24, 2014

Research Proposal Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be collecting your proposals for your Independent Science Research Project. Like I said on the handout I gave you this should be a one paragraph typed document that you will turn in to me tomorrow.

It should include:
o   The area of science you will research (chemistry, zoology, ecology, etc.)
o   The topic to be investigated.
o   Why you chose that topic
o   What you hope to learn.

o   What you will do for the presentation (create a video, prezi, performance, etc.)

Friday, March 21, 2014


Hi 6th graders, today in class you had a chance to work on more Gizmos and you will also have some time to do some research for your Independent Science Research Project. I added more Gizmos since Wednesday, there are now 9 of them. Take your time reading the directions and playing around with them. Then once you feel ready, take the assessment. I would like you to score 4 or 5 out of 5 of all of them. But don't worry if you don't get a high score the first time, I will reset and low scores at the end of each day so that you can re-take the assessments. The deadline for completing them all will be next Friday (the 28th). It will be graded credit/no credit if you score well on them.

Here is a list of students who have to take each Gizmo:

Earth, Moon, and Sun - ALL COMPLETE!

Summer and Winter - Thomas.

Seasons in 3D - ALL COMPLETE!

2D Eclipse - John, Liam.

3D Eclipse - Anna.

Moonrise, Moonset, Phases - Thomas, Rizley, Liam, Quinn.

Phases of the Moon - ALL COMPLETE!

Seasons around the World - Thomas, John, Caroline, Lauren, Maggie, Fiona, Liam, Anna, Quinn, Alex.

Seasons: Why do we have them? - Jacob, Rizley, Caroline, Elinor, Ben, Fiona, Liam,.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sun, Earth and Moon Model

Assignment for Wednesday:

On a blank piece of paper, draw a diagram that contains the sun, the earth and the moon. Color in each object and use different colors to show their different orbits,and use arrows to show the direction of the orbit. It does not have to be to scale.

Below the diagram, write a paragraph that describes each orbit (what is it orbiting around, how long does each orbit take, the shape of the orbit).

Friday, February 28, 2014

Grades are in Teacherease!

I stayed up late last night after the science fair and finished off grading all your project and I also graded all the geology quizzes from yesterday. Both grades are in teacherease now so check them out.

There were a few projects that had parts missing, like the abstract or background research. If that is you then please email me the missing part so I can give you your complete grade.

Most students did well on the quiz, the class average for the quiz was 39/44 which is an 89%. Since it is the end of the trimester there wont be an opportunity to do corrections on this one.

Have a great winterim!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Geology Quiz

Here are the topics in our notes from our Geology unit you should be familiar with all of these topics:

  • Mechanical Weathering
  • Chemical Weathering
  • Organic Weathering
  • Mass Wasting
  • Physical processes of Erosion
  • Human effects of Erosion
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Rock Transformations in the Rock Cycle
  • Processes in the Rock Cycle
  • Physical Features and Properties of Sedimentary Rock
  • Physical Features and Properties of Metamorphic Rock
  • Physical Features and Properties of Igneous Rock
  • Extrusive and Intrusive Igneous Rock
  • Minerals vs Rocks
  • Fossils