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1 Sixth Grade Science Overview

2 Meet Mrs. Schmidt contact information 11 th Year teaching at Haines Love to teach and learn about science Think 6 th graders are great! – –Phone: Contact information: Haines Phone Number:

3 Daily Expectations Supplies: Binder with spiral and take-home folder. Pencils, pen, eraser, free reading book. Be on Time Be Prepared Ask Questions Respect yourself and others Always do your best

4 Grading Grades are calculated by total points earned during a grading period. Students earn grades as follows: –90% - 100%----  A –80% - 89% ---  B –70% - 79% ---  C –60% - 69% ---  D –Below 60% ……well, this shouldn’t happen

5 Units of Study Thinking Like a Scientist Rocks and Minerals Astronomy Earth’s Changing Surface Environment – woven throughout the year Weather

6 Scientific Inquiry Three Main Branches of Science Steps of the Scientific Method –Researching a topic - performing an experiment. Representing data –Metric Measurement –Creating Line and Bar Graphs

7 Rocks and Minerals Three main types of rocks and how they are formed. Rock Cycle Minerals – mineral resources, mineral properties

8 Astronomy The Sun –Relationship to the earth and moon Earth –Rotation/Revolution, Seasons, Calendar/Time Moon –Gravity and Motion, Phases, Eclipses and Tides Inner and Outer Planets – Planet Project Lives of Stars

9 Earth’s Changing Surface Earth’s Interior – heat transfer in the mantle Continental Drift/plate tectonics Earthquakes Volcanoes

10 Environment Energy Resources: fossil fuels, renewable and non-renewable resources Land and soil resources Waste /pollution Solutions to pollution

11 Weather Atmosphere – layers of the atmosphere Weather factors – temperature, pressure, wind, precipitation Weather patterns – Air fronts, masses, storms

12 Texts and Resources Prentice Hall Science Explorer Series Titles: Inside Earth Environmental Science Earth’s Waters Weather and Climate Astronomy ScienceSaurus – Student Handbook All texts and references are for classroom use. Homework will not require text to be taken home. Extra texts are available in the LRC for student check- out if needed due to absence or other circumstances.

13 Important Dates To Know Outdoor Education: October 18 th and 19 th Acuity- Throughout the year beginning in September. ISAT Testing: First week of March –Sixth Grade tests Reading, Math and writing.

14 Excel – Homework Lab Beginning September 20 th, 2012 on THURSDAYS after school, HMS provides a supervised study program intended for students who need to complete missing work. If your student is missing assignments in 2 or more classes, they will have the opportunity to work on the assignments under the supervision of HMS staff. You will be contacted if a teacher recommends your student for EXCEL by Wednesday afternoon. Homework Lab meets in the North Computer Lab each Thursday from 3:30pm until 4:30pm. Transportation home is provided by the activity bus. This bus leaves HMS at 4:40pm and will drop students at their home elementary school.


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