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6th Grade Science

Week 4!

September13

Hello Parents and Students,

Time is already flying by! Last week we started learning some new concepts, and this week we will be diving into density and hopefully be able to talk about minerals on Friday. We are probably about two weeks away from our first unit test.

Objective: Students will Calculate density of a regular, measurable solid and the density of an irregular shaped solid (volume by displacement). Students will compare minerals using physical properties, such as streak, color, hardness, cleavage, and fracture.

Monday/Tuesday: Calculating Density Cont.
Triple Beam Balance and graduated cylinder practice
Density homework.

****Study Element symbols, physical properties of metals, non-metals, metalloids, and density

Wednesday/Thursday: *Homework Due
QUIZ
LAB- Calculating Density of Irregular Shapes

Friday/Monday:
Minerals
Is a Mineral or a Rock?
Mineral Properties

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Week 3 :)

September6

Hey guys,

We are continuing our study over Metals, Non-Metals, and Metalloids this week We discovered differences between them last week, and this week we will find their density. We will also be taking our universal screeners this week.

0bjective:6.6A 6.6B 6.1 6.2 6.4
Use physical properties to compare metals, non-metals, and metalloids. Students will use comparative and descriptive investigations. Students will calculate the density of regular and irregular shapes.

Monday:

Metals, Non-metals, Metalloids

Tuesday/Wednesday
Quiz over – Metals, Non-metals, Metalloids
Calculating Density
*No homework, will be next week

Thursday/Friday

Universal Screener

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Week 2 Lessons

August29

Well, we made it through week one! I can already tell that it is going to be a great year!
This week we will be starting our unit over metals, non-metals, and metalloids. The kids will be learning a bunch of new vocabulary, so make sure they study those at home.

Objective:Use physical properties to compare metals, non-metals, and metalloids. Students will use comparative and descriptive investigations. Students will calculate the density of regular and irregular shapes.

Monday: NO SCHOOL
Happy Labor Day

Tuesday:
- Lab Safety Quiz
- Begin Unit 2- classifying Metals, Non-Metals, and Metalloids
- Examples and non-examples

Wednesday/Thursday
LAB: Comparing metals and non-metals
-Metals, Non-Metals
-Metalloids

Friday
-Quiz over metals, non-metals, metalloids
-Calculating Density of irregular shapes

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Lessons for Week 1

August23

This week we will be taking care of some “House Keeping” items. We will take some time to get to know one another, and talk about safety. The students will be getting a “science safety contract” on the first day. Please make sure this signed and brought back the next time we have class (this is a grade). We will also begin to set up our comp books on the first day, so please be sure you have one.
Remember, we meet every other day.

Monday/Tuesday
-Turn in Supplies
-Classroom Tour
-Save Fred LAB
-Science Lab Safety
-Set up Composition Book
**Homework- Review science safety with parents, returned signed next class period

Wednesday/Thursday
- Turn in contract
- Finish any science lab safety
- Finish composition books
- Explore online Text Book

Friday/Monday
-Lab Safety Quiz
Begin Unit 2- classifying Metals, Non-Metals, and Metalloids
- Examples and non-examples
-LAB- Comparing Metals and Non-Metals

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Welcome to 6th Grade Science

August22

Hello Parents and Students,

I am very excited to start the new school and year and get to know all of my new 6th graders. I know moving up to a new school can be a little intimidating, but we will get through it together. If you ever have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to ask!

A little about me.
This is my third year teaching science here at White oak. I come from a family of science teachers, so my love of science started very early in life. I graduated from Texas Tech in the spring of 2012 , Wreck ‘Em! :) I am currently the girls 8th grade volleyball, basketball, and track coach. The last two years I have been the 7th grade girls coach. I am ready to get year 3 started and see what surprises it holds for us.

School supplies for my class.
Students will need:
1 Mead Composition book
Girls will need to bring 1-2 glue sticks
Boys will need to bring a package of markers
everyone needs a 1 inch binder. (If you are using one of the big zip binders, you are welcome to use that as long as there is a science section with 5 dividers)
- 5 dividers
Clorox Wipes (this is optional)

If your Bring your school supplies for my class on the first day you will get a 10Pt coupon. If you bring them the second day you will get a 5pt coupon.

Science and social studies are block glasses so you will have them every other day. If your schedule says “science” first you will go there Monday and Social Studies on Tuesday. If yours say “Social studies” first you will go there Monday and Science on Tuesday.

Please let me know if you have any questions

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