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Sixth grade Science focuses on developing skills using critical thinking based upon the scientific process. Students will develop skills using both observation and inference based upon measurable evidence. They will participate in the measurement process used by scientists, with emphasis on the metric system and related units. Students will learn to ask testable questions and will be required to use their scientific knowledge to answer real world questions probing the importance of scientific knowledge. Content will focus mainly on the physical sciences such as Physics and Chemistry but students will also investigate properties of the Earth as well as the what is Life and basic interactions of Living Things. Click here to go to 6th Grade Science and get weekly updates.   Textbook: McGraw-Hill Texas iScience 6

 

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6th Grade Science Weekly Update 01/22/19

Monday 

  • No School - MLK Day
Tuesday
  • Energy Resources Facts Completion
  • Electrocity Simulation Game Analysis Questions
  • Magnetism and Electricity Lab
  • Homework: Electrocity Simulation Game Analysis Questions

Wednesday

  • Homework Check: Electrocity Simulation Game Analysis Questions
  • Magnetism and Electricity Lab
  • Homework: Magnetism and Electricity Lab Conclusion

Thursday

  • Homework Check: Magnetism and Electricity Lab Conclusion
  • My Ecological Footprint
  • Homework: My Ecological Footprint - Due Monday

 Friday 

  • Carbon Cycle Activity

6th Grade Science Weekly Update 01/14/19

Special Announcement: Last week, your child brough home a kit from Austin Energy. They have been using items from the kit to complete activities in a workbook provided by Austin Energy. After students complete the activities, the items are yours to keep! However, I would like to have the digital thermometers donated back, so after the sections that use the thermometers are completed, it would be greatly appreciated if some could be returned to the classroom. Thanks!. 

Monday 

  • Homework check: Austin Energy Workbook - Power Strip
    • Note: The only thing the students need to do is choose a device from page 9 and use it to complete the calculations on page 10. They should cross of DVD player on page 10 and write their device name. Students do not have to do the additional calculations described listed.
  • Energy Resources Research
  • Homework: Austin Energy Workbook - Water Heater + Refrigerator and Freezer - Due Wednesday
Tuesday
  • Energy Resources Research Completion
  • Energy Generation Video

Wednesday

  • Magnetism and Electricity Lab
  • Homework: Magnetism and Electricity Lab Conclusion

Thursday

  • Homework Check: Magnetism and Electricity Lab
  • Electrocity Simulation
  • Homework - Electrocity Simulation Reflection

 Friday 

  • Carbon Cycle Activity

6th Grade Science Weekly Update - 01/08/19

Special Announcement: Students will be bringing home a kit from Austin Energy. They will use items from the kit to complete activities in a workbook provided by Austin Energy. After students complete the activities, the items are yours to keep! However, I would like to have the digital thermometers donated back, so after the sections that use the thermometers are completed, it would be greatly appreciated if they could be returned to the classroom. Thanks!. 

Monday 

  • No School
Tuesday
  • New Unit Setup - Using Energy Resources
  • Notes - Energy Resource
  • Austin Energy Resource Kit
  • Homework: Austin Energy Workbook - LED Light Bulb, Due Thur.

Wednesday

  • Notes - Energy Resources
  • Homework: Notes Summary: Energy Consumption/Ecological Footprint T-Chart, Due Thur.

Thursday

  • Gradecheck: Austin Energy Workbook and T-Chart
  • Energy Resources Research
  • Homework - Austin Energy Workbook - Power Strip, Due Mon.

 Friday 

  • STAAR-type problems

6th Grade Science Weekly Update 12/10/18

Monday 

  • New Unit Setup - Energy Transformation
  • Notes - Energy Transformation
  • Homework: Energy Transformation Worksheet
Tuesday
  • Gradecheck: Energy Transformation Worksheet
  • Notes - Energy Transformation Devices
  • Homework: Energy Transformation Devices Worksheet

Wednesday

  • Gradecheck: Energy Transformation Devices Worksheet
  • Energy Transformation Devices Lab
  • Homework: Energy Tranformation Devices Lab Reflection

Thursday

  • Gradecheck: Energy Transformation Devices Lab Reflection
  • Notes: Law of Conservation of Energy and Thermal Energy Loss
  • Law of Conservation of Energy Phet Lab
  • Homework: Law of Conservation of Energy Phet Lab Reflection - Due Monday

 Friday 

  • Scientific Theories

Monday 

  • Gradecheck: Law of Conservation of Energy Phet Lab
  • Energy Transformations Review
  • Homework: Study for Energy Transformations Quiz
Tuesday
  • Energy Transformations Quiz

Wednesday

  • Folder Completion

Thursday

  • End of Semester Fun!

6th Science Weekly Update 12/03/18

Monday 

  • Review and Corrections: Nature of Waves 
  • Notes: Parts of a Wave
Tuesday
  • Slinky Wave Lab
  • Homework: Slinky Wave Lab Answer Sheet Due Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Review and Corrections: Slinky Wave Answer Sheet
  • Nature of Waves Review for Quiz

Thursday

  • Quiz: Nature of Waves

 Friday 

  • Reading for Comprehension in Science

6th Science Update Week of 11/26/18

Monday 

  • Forms of Energy Review Game
  • Homework: Study for Quiz
Tuesday
  • Forms of Energy Quiz
  • The Nature of Waves Reading Activity

Wednesday

  • The Nature of Waves Reading Activity
  • Word Wall notes
  • Homework: Section 1 Review: Due Thursday

Thursday

  • Homework Check: Section 1 Review
  • Parts of a Wave

 Friday 

  • Reading for Comprehension in Science

6th Science Update Week of 11/05/18

Monday 

  • New Folder Setup - Forms of Energy
  • Textbook Activity - Forms of Energy Game
Tuesday
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy Notes.
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy Card Sort
  • Energetic Activities Worksheet
  • Homework: Energetic Activities

Wednesday

  • Grade Check: Energetic Activities
  • Forms of Energy Foldable Notes - Kinetic Energy

Thursday

  • Forms of Energy Foldable Notes - Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy

 Friday 

  • ELA Benchmark

6th Science Update Week of 10/29/18

Monday 

  • Performing an Experiment Lab
  • Designing an Experiment Activity
  • Scientific Investigation Review
Tuesday
  • Grade Checks: Performing an Experiment Lab and Designing an Experiment Activity
  • Scientific Investigation Review

Wednesday

  • Scientific Investigation Review
  • Scientific Investigation Quiz

Thursday

  • New Unit Setup: Energy
  • Notes: What is Energy?

 Friday - A Day

  • Reading a Textbook for Comprehension

6th Science Update Week of 10/22/18

Monday 

  • Grade Check: Identifying a Hypothesis 
  • Notes: Scientific Model
  • Mystery Cylinder Lab
  • Homework: Mystery Cylinder Lab if not finished in class
  • Homework: Famous Scientis and Theory Report
Tuesday
  • Grade Check: Mystery Cylinder Lab
  • Notes: Experiment
  • Designing an Experiment Activity
  • Homework: Famous Scientist and Theory Report

Wednesday

  • Homework Due: Famous Scientist and Theory Report 
  • Designing an Experiment Activity
  • Homework: Designing an Experiment

Thursday

  • Grade Check: Designing an Experiment
  • Performing an Experiment Lab.

 Friday - A Day

  • Reading a Textbook for Comprehension

6th Science Update Week of 10/09/18

Monday 

  • No School
Tuesday
  • New Unit Setup: Scientific Investigation
  • Using Quizlet

Wednesday

  • Scientific Investigation Notes: Direct Observation
  • Observation Tools Activity

Thursday

  • Scientific Investigation Notes: Inferences
  • Observations Vs. Inferences Activity

 Friday - A Day

  • Reading Graphs

6th Science Update Week of 9/17/18

Monday 

  • Metric System Quiz Corrections
  • Making Pie Graphs
Tuesday
  • Making Pie Graphs Completion
  • Scientific Notation

Wednesday

  • Scientific Notation Activity
  • New Unit Folder Setup for next quarter

Thursday

  • Science Movie Day

 Friday 

  • Mix-it Up!

6th Science Update Week of 9/10/18

Monday 

  • Metric Mania Lab Completion (Delayed one day from last week)
  • Homework: Metric Mania Lab Conversions and Reflection
Tuesday
  • Homework Check: Metric Mania Lab Conversions and Reflection
  • Word Wall: Metric Measuring tools
  • Metric System Review Worksheets
  • Homework: Metric System Review Worksheets

Wednesday

  • Homework Check: Metric System Review Worksheets
  • Quiz: Metric System

Thursday

  • New Unit Folder Setup: Practicing Science
  • Notes: Practicing Science

 Friday - A Day

  • Graphing

6th Science Update Week of 9/4/18

Monday 

  • No School - Labor Day
Tuesday
  • What is Science? Quiz Corrections
  • Homework Check: Conversion Challenge (Except for Period 6!)
  • Triple Beam Balance Tutorial
  • Using the Balance
  • Triple Beam Balance Practice Lab.
  • Homework: Conversion Challenge (6th Period Only)

Wednesday

  • Homework Check: Conversion Challenge (6th Period Only)
  • Metric Mania Lab

Thursday

  • Metric Mania Lab Continued
  • Homework: Metric Mania Lab Conversions and Reflection. Due Monday

 Friday - B Day

  • Reading Graphs

6th Science Update Week of 8/27/18

Monday 

  • Homework Check: Measure My Table Lab Reflection 
  • Notes Summary Activity
  • What is Science Wordsearch Review Activity
  • Homework: Study for What is Science Quiz
    • Students can use Quizlet to review!
Tuesday
  • What is Science? Quiz
  • Rate What is Science Learning Goals
  • Complete the Table of Contents for What is Science? 

Wednesday

  • New Unit folder setup: Metric System
  • Rate Metric System Goals
  • Notes: Metric System
  • Homework: Metric System Memory Aid Sentence

Thursday

  • Homework Check: Metric System Memory Aid Sentence
  • Converting Metric Units
  • Homework: Metric Mania Problems

 Friday - A Day

  • Reading Graphs

6th Science Update Week of 8/20/18

Monday 

  • Reading Scales and Accuracy Workcheck (except for 6th Period)
  • Reading Scales and Accuracy (6th Period Only)
  • Reading Scales Practice Worksheets
  • Homework: Reading Scales Practice Worksheets
Tuesday
  • Homework Check: Reading Scales Practice Worksheets
  • Reading a Scale Lab
  • Homework: Reading a Scale Lab Reflection

Wednesday

  • Homework Check: Reading a Scale Lab
  • Notes International System of Measurement and the Metric System
  • Measure My Table Lab
  • Homework: Measure My Table Lab Reflection

Thursday

  • Homework Check: Measure My Table Lab
  • What is Measurement Unit Review
  • Homework: Study for Quiz on Monday

 Friday - B Day

  • Reading Graphs