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6th Grade Science

Week 30 April 13-17

April11

Hello Parents and Students,

I hope you all a good weekend, we have a ton to get done this week.
I will be out Monday and Tuesday, so the students will get the day to work on their projects. I told them to come prepared bringing whatever they needed to be productive.

Objective: 6.11 A,B
students will research the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. We will construct a scale model and display the researched characteristics.
Students will discern how gravity governs the motion of our solar system.

Monday/Tuesday
PROJECT DAY- Bring what you need to work on
White day- Scale model due
Maroon- Jump lab due

Wednesday
Which One? – How high can you jump Lab

Thursday/Friday
Notes
Effects of Gravity
Space Exploration

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Project Info

April10

Each group has a different topic for their game- The first list is for everyone, after that it gets more specific
This will be due the first week of May

(Everyone)
Solar System Game

Purpose: To build, or design a game that covers the content of your topic. Game can be in a “Board Game” format, trivia, drawing, acting, Powerpoint, etc.

Materials:
Resources Cite any websites you use. Try not to google anything. (internet, printed materials)
Game Board (poster board, cardboard)
Game Pieces

What else will you need?

*Game instructions and Rule sheet- Instructions should be written in paragraph form. There should be a lot of detail, including step by step instructions. Rules should listed by numbers

*Cite Your Sources

Grading:

Creativity for Game Format: 15 Points
Peer Evaluation: 10 Points
Instructions: 15 Points
Rules: 10 Points
Specifications: 50 total (varies upon project)

Comets, Meteors, Asteroids

You will need:

Locations-
Where in the solar system can we find them.?
How far away from Earth are they?
Inner or Outer Space?

Physical Properties-
Terrestrial or Gas?
What elements is it composed of?
Size and Mass
Scale Size
Can it Support life?

When can you see them?
When do they become dangerous?
What happens when they hit Earth?

Vocabulary
*Asteroid, Comet, Meteor, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Astronomical Unit, Galilean Moons, Model, Gravity, Force, Mass, Weight, Air Resistance, Surface Gravity, Space…Etc

Planets

You will need:

Locations
All 8 Planets
Order and distance from the sun
Inner or Outer Space

Physical Properties of each Planet
Terrestrial or Gas?
What elements is it composed of?
Size and Mass
Scale Size
Can it Support life?
Is there water?
Moons?

Rotations and Revolutions
How long is one rotation (using days, years, etc)
How long is one Revolution

Vocabulary
Asteroid, Comet, Meteor, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Astronomical Unit, Galilean Moons, Model, Gravity, Force, Mass, Weight, terrestrial

Moons and Sun

You will need:

Locations
Where do we find it
What planet do certain moon belong too?

Physical Properties
Terrestrial or Gas?
What elements is it composed of?
Size and Mass
Scale Size
Can it Support life?
Is there water?

Can you find any other stars closer then the sun? What is the next closest star?

Vocabulary- Asteroid, Comet, Meteor, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Astronomical Unit, Galilean Moons, Model, Gravity, Force, Mass, Weight, terrestrial

Space Travel and Affects of Gravity

You will need:

Information and Data over:
Rockets, probes, space shuttle, space station
What we use each for
pre-existing and existing

Affects of Gravity
What is gravity?
How does gravity affect objects
How do objects in the solar system stay in their respective orbits

3. Vocab- Gravity, force, mass, weight, air resistance, surface gravity, probe, shuttle, rocket, space station, Solar system, Astronomical Unit

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Week 29 April 6th-10th

April3

Hello Parents and Students,

Hope you all had a good Easter Holiday! We will continue our unit over the solar system this week. We got a little behind last week, so we will need to move quickly this week!
Our quiz will be Wednesday and Thursday

Objective: 6.11
students will research the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. We will construct a scale model and display the researched characteristics.

Monday/Tuesday

Distance Scale Model
Match Up
Work on Project

Wednesday/Thursday
QUIZ (Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, Planets)
Finish Model
Work On Project

Friday/Monday
Lab- How High can you jump?

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Retake Reminder

April1

Just a reminder that there will be a retake for the Force and Motion test tomorrow and friday in Mr. Scotts Room during study hall.

White Day classes- Thursday
Maroon- Friday

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Week 28 March 30- April 3

March28

Hello Parents and Students

We will continue going over the solar system this week. Students received project information and research they need to be working on.

Objective:
students will research the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. We will construct a scale model.

Monday/Tuesday
Solar System Research **Due Next Class
Scale Model
Comet, Meteors, Asteroids

Wednesday/Thursday
Match Up
Distance Scale Model

Friday/Monday
QUIZ
Distance Scale Model
Project

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Solar System research

March26

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm

http://kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

http://nationalgeographic.com

http://www.windows2universe.org/

http://space-facts.com/

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Week 27 March 23-27

March23

Hello parents and students,

We are starting our last nine weeks, wooooo hoooo! I can’t believe how fast time has gone. This week we are finishing up our unit on force and motion, we will test on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday we start the solar system, which includes a big project!!

Objectives: students will research the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.
Test over force and motion

Monday- incline plane investigation

Tuesday/Wednesday – force and motion test

Thursday/Friday- solar system research
Project introduction- groups

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Class Video

March17

Speed, Velocity, Acceleration

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Week 26 March 16-20

March14

Welcome Back!!

I Hope you all had a wonderful Spring break! We are getting closer and closer to the end of the school year, CRAZY!! This is the last week of the 9 weeks!

This week we are finishing up force and motion, then we will quickly cover simple machines!

Objective:
Students will complete motion notes and review for upcoming quiz.
Through investigation, this lesson allows students to develop a fundamental understanding that inclined planes and pulleys affect the force needed to move an object.

Monday/Tuesday
Finsih Motion Notes
Review

Wednesday/Thursday
Quiz (distance, direction, displacement, average speed, force, velocity, acceleration)

Friday/Monday
Pulleys and inclined planes

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Stomp Rocket Instructions

March4

Stomp Rockets

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