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6th Grade Science

Week 35 May 16-22

May18

Hello Parents and Students,

2 more weeks, can’t believe it!
This week week we are going to cover plate tectonics as well as review rocks and the rock cycle throughout the week.

Objective: 6.10 C,D
Students will locate and identify the major tectonic plates on a world map. They will describe how different types of plate movements are responsible for geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building.

Monday/Tuesday (rock Cycle Homework due)
Review Rock Cycle
Jigsaw

Wednesday
Reward PArty

Thursday/Friday
QUIZ (rocks, rock cycle)
Name That Plate
Plate Movement

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Rock Cycle Videos

May14

Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle Song

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Homework

May12

Maroon Day classes were sent home with some information to read for homework. They should have 3 sheets over the types of rocks.
They need to read and highlight the important parts. (definitions, processes, examples)
This will be due Thursday

White day classes will get this tomorrow.

If you were absent come see me before study hall! (GT Students)

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Week 34 May 11-15

May8

Hello Parents and Students,

I am so excited for the next two weeks…we get to explore ROCKS!!! We are going to have so much fun, you will never look at rocks the same! :)

Objective: 6.10 B
We will classify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on the processes of their formation. They will develop an understanding of the multiple pathways of the rock cycle.

Monday- (white)
-LAB
Weathering

Tuesday/Wednesday
Sedimentary, Igneous, Metamorphic Rocks

Thursday/Friday
Rock Cycle

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
Plate Tectonics :)

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Week 33 May 4-8

May3

Hello Parents and Students,

4 more weeks, so crazy!!

Solar System test retake on Monday in Mr. Scotts room during first period!

*Extra Credit on the test- 20 GOOD facts about Earths Interior

PROJECTS ARE DUE THIS WEEK!

Maroon- DUE MONDAY
White- DUE TUESDAY

Objective: 6.10 B
We will classify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on the processes of their formation. They will develop an understanding of the multiple pathways of the rock cycle.

Monday/Tuesday
Projects due
Game Day

Wednesday:
Start Rocks
Weathering

Thursday:
Band Trip
Packet for those not going

Friday:
Continue Weathering

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Earth’s Interior Model

April28

Earths Interior

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Week 32- April 27-31

April25

Hello Parents and Students,

5 more weeks, I can’t believe it!

Projects are due next week! May 4th and 5th!

This week we are moving on to learn about Earth’s Structure. We will talk about the different layers and their physical properties. Anything that we do not get finished in class will be homework!

Objective: 6.10 A
Students will build model of the structural layers of the Earth including, inner core, outer core, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mantle, crust. They will also study some of the characteristics of each layer. This will build a good foundation for plate tectonics in the next unit.

Monday
Solar System Test
Projects

Tuesday/Wednesday
Apple Earth- Layers demonstration
Create Model of Layers- Homework if not completed in class

Thursday/Friday
Notes on the Layers
1 More Model

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Week 31- April 20-24

April19

Hello Parents and Students,

We will be taking the STAAR test this week for math and reading. We will also be finishing the solar system unit this week. Next week we are moving on the Earths Structure

Objective:
Finish exploring solar system space vehicles, and take solar system test

Monday: Space exploration
Notes

Tuesday/Wednesday: STAAR TEST

Thursday/friday:
Solar system Open Note Test

Projects are due MAY 4th or 5th!

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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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