WELCOME! to Ms. Crane’s 6th grade SCIENCE wiki!
WELCOME to Riverdale Middle School an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, home of the WOLVES! Our first day of school will mark the beginning of a yearlong journey through PHYSICAL SCIENCE! With inquiry at the core, the Middle Years Program (MYP) sciences framework aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation and experimentation. The MYP sciences curriculum must explore the connections between science and everyday life. As they investigate real examples of science applications, students will discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment. Six graders will become better thinkers, doers, and communicators. This will occur through inquiry-based investigations, rigorous academic projects and activities, and integrated technology skills.
What you can expect from me:
I will always believe in you, and challenge you to do your best.
Communication! I will let you know where you are, where you need to be, and support you as your journey towards your academic goals.
I will work to make sure the lessons are relevant, creative, meaningful, rigorous, informative, and positive (and of course fun – but that is easy, SCIENCE is THE COOLEST SUBJECT!) for you.
Please pay your $5.00 lab fee. Please bring your supplies so class may run smoothly and we can focus on learning.
Students need sharpened pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpener, scotch tape and looseleaf paper to be ready to learn in class.
Students need to bring their science textbook each class.
SUPPLIES: (These are ESSENTIAL!) Have them in class EVERYDAY!
- PENS, SHARPENED PENCILS, & PENCIL SHARPENER
- Clear scotch tape (keep on you)
- GREEN 3 prong PLASTIC FOLDER with pockets (replace when damaged)
- ENDLESS SUPPLY of LOOSELEAF (1 pack for the school year)
- One 4 oz Elmer’s glue bottle turned in to the teacher (lab)
Period 1: 2 boxes of wet wipes
Period 2: 1 pack of looseleaf & two rolls of scotch tape
Period 4: 24 pack of crayons & a pack of markers & 1 pair of scissors
Period 5: 1 box of Kleenex, 1 roll of paper towels, & 4 dry erase markers
Period 6: 1 box of large ziploc bags & 1 box of small ziploc bags
Period 7: 1 pack of pencils & 1 pack of 300 index cards
Click on the Edmodo link below and get even more information that will help you learn!
You are a student. Create a login using group code 5mq6qe.
Username should be your name so I know who I am talking with. :-0
CLICK YOUR TEXTBOOK BELOW TO LINK TO THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK
READING: Please read Unit 1 lessons 1 & 2
Any classwork not finished in class, must be finished for homework. Please check your child’s folder we have work on the first 17 pages of the interactive science folder. If you have parent portal, please check your child’s grade, a missing grade means they have not shown me the completed work. Please make sure they are making the best grades possible.
Due: 8/18 & 8/19 CLASSWORK that needs to be completed at home, some students did not have folders and papers to set up their interactive science folder. Please make sure your folder is set up for a grade. Also, pages 0, 4, 6, & 8 needed to be completed.
Page 0 is a first day Poem, you can write a poem about anything off the syllabus or any poem about how they feel about science.
Page 4 is a Cartoon Lab you can take information from the lab safety slip, you can draw the correct way to do things in the lab or the wrong way or both.
Page 6 is a concept map from the scientific method page 7
Page 8 is my study plan for Unit 1 vocabulary found on page 9, what words do you know, which ones do you really need to study, explain how you plan on learning them.
Due 8/15 Homework 4: Edmodo slip signed
Due 8/15 Homework 3: Remind 101 signed (you do not have to sign up for the text messages, but please sign the paper so I know you received the information)
Due 8/15 Homework 2: Lab Safety Slip signed
Due 8/12 Homework 1: Syllabus Signed
Disappearing Water Trick Folder page10 observation & inference
Students know the answer to this one… Observation both graduated cylinders are filled with a clear liquid. One ice cube floats and one ice cube sinks. The inference is the clear liquid is a different substance. The graduated cylinder with the sinking ice cube actually has rubbing alcohol in it and the density of the ice cube is greater than the rubbing alcohol, this is why it sinks. The ice cubes density is less than the other clear liquid, water, this is why it floats. The students also experienced the rubbing alcohol on their hand and the quick evaporation left a sensation. In the process of evaporation there is a loss of heat, this is why their hand feels colder. Later we will get into endothermic & exothermic reactions and discuss more about heat being gained or lost.
Students need to take make-up tests at lunch. Please remember!
Monday, I will have to postpone your first science inquiry test to Tuesday/Wednesday 8/30 & 8/31. Friday I just received the pretest created by the parish. I will have to administer the pretest Monday.
No worries! You will just have an extra day to study!
Monday, August 29th, 6th grade science pretest (not for a grade) the post test at the end of the school year will count for a grade.
Tuesday/Wednesday 8/30 & 8/31 Test 1 (25 multiple choice questions) science inquiry skills Unit 1 Building a Better Scientist, lab safety, scientific method, controlled experiments. Read Unit 1 lessons 1 & 2, Study Unit 1 vocabulary 1 – 20, Folder pages 0 – 17.
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