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.
Students should be studying Unit 5 and reviewing previous lessons to be successful on assessments.
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.
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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
(this helps me identify the entry)
Question & Answer
incomplete or missing does not count as an entry
If the student is absent, they must make-up their bellwork
Bellwork is worth a test grade.
BELLWORK TEST GRADE
Students should review Unit 1, 2, 3, & 4 vocabulary and read their science book, review questions will be given on every test.
HW 2: 3/28 & 3/29 Unit 5 constructed response questions given so far: trace potential & kinetic energy in one of the following: roller coaster, yo-yo, swing, pendulum, trampoline, or bouncing a ball. Example: The first hill on a roller coaster is the highest to build up the most potential energy. As the roller coaster goes down the potential energy decreases as the kinetic energy increases. At the bottom of the hill the kinetic energy is the highest and the potential energy is the lowest. As the roller coaster starts to go up again. The potential energy decreases as the kinetic energy increases. Translucent, transparent, & opaque, definition, example, & picture. Transparent: light completely passes through. objects appear clear & crisp, Example: window. translucent: some light passes through, objects appear blurry example: stained glass window. opaque: no light will pass through, objects can cast a shadow. Example: student desk. Draw and label the electromagnetic spectrum.
HW 1: Students have been studying their Unit 5 vocabulary words. 3/16 & 3/17 in class a definition quiz will be given 10 definitions from lessons 1, 2, & 3. Students will have to write the definition to the vocabulary. This is worth a homework grade. This will help assess students are properly learning their Unit vocabulary.
Please! Students should have a book to read when they finish testing to provide a quiet testing environment for the rest of the testing students
3/27 Unit 5 lessons 1, 2, 3, & 4, Review test (20 multiple choice questions) Energy
3/20 Unit 5 lessons 3 & 4 with review of lessons 1 & 2 (20 multiple choice questions) light energy & electromagnetic spectrum.
3/13 Unit 5 lessons 1 & 2 (20 multiple choice questions) potential & kinetic energy, sound waves & review questions from forces Unit 4.
Bellwork due 3/16 & 3/17 with 14 entries for a test grade.
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UNIT 5: Energy