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
I did not ask for copy paper in the supply list, I think it is overwhelming, but I am running short of paper, I enjoyed putting together the last reteaching homework that had the definitions and examples in the same place, I would like to try interactive notes, where the students fill in blanks or answer typed questions as we go along, not just copy notes, if you can send one pack of copy paper, I would greatly appreciate it, I can change an F on one homework to an A for one pack of copy paper. Thank you!
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
9/20 & 9/21 DUE: Reteaching Worksheet mean, median, mode, & range definition worksheet folder page 27, Reteaching Worksheet controlled experiment folder page 28. (2 homework grades)
DUE: Monday 9/12 Homework Unit 1 Review 11-20 page 45. Folder page 26 Write the answers in a complete sentence. You do not have to copy the question. PLEASE BRING YOUR BOOK MONDAY.
9/6 & 9/7 Homework due 9/8 & 9/9 folder page 20 measurement tools 3 examples of quantitative data, 3 examples of qualitative data. Draw a picture of each measuring tool and what they measure (or cut and tape a picture in your folder) ruler, meterstick, trundle wheel, graduated cylinder, thermometer, balance & scale. Folder page 22 mean, median, mode, & range 3 sets of data calculate the mean, median mode, & range of each set of data
- 1. (15, 7, 14, 21, 5, 9 & 13)
- 2. (2, 5, 3, 1, 0, 4, 2, 7, 0, 2, 7, 3)
- 3. (3, 0, 8, 7, 10, 2, 6, 12)
9/2 READING: Please read Unit 1 lessons 1, 2, & 3
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 and 19 has the test corrections 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.
The burning piece of paper heat the molecules of air in the bottle and cause the molecules to move far away from each other. Some of the heated molecules actually escape out past the egg that is resting on the mouth of the bottle (that’s why the egg or water balloon wiggles on top of the bottle). When the flame goes out, the molecules of air in the bottle cool down and move closer together, making room for new air molecules. This is what scientists refer to as a partial vacuum. Normally, the air outside the bottle would come rushing in to fill the bottle. However, that egg is in the way! The pressure of the air molecules outside the bottle is so great that it literally “pushes” the egg into the bottle. :-)
And yes! I got the egg out of the bottle too! Put your mouth over the mouth of the bottle and forcefully blow air into the bottle. The egg should pop back out of the bottle right into your mouth! Yuck!! Can it get any cooler than that?
Students need to take make-up tests at lunch. Please remember!
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.
9/27 & 9/28 Science Common Formative Assessment, 20 multiple choice questions, read a passage and answer 4 multiple choice questions and a write a short paragraph designing an experiment.
9/13 & 9/14 Unit 1 Test (50 multiple choice) with constructed response (writing) Constructed Response: calculate mean, median, mode, & range. What are the steps of the scientific method? Why do scientists repeat previous steps in the scientific method? What is the most appropriate unit of measurement for certain items, for example, a pencil should be measured in centimeters. What are the measuring tools of scientists and what do they measure? Common MISTAKE!! A graduated cylinder measures water. Wrong! A graduated cylinder measures the volume of a liquid. Any liquid not just water, also, a liquid has mass and can measured with a balance scale, so don’t just put measures water. Given an experiment, what is the independent variable, dependent variable, constants (all other variables kept the same) & hypothesis. Please Read Unit 1, Study Unit 1 vocabulary, Study Notes in folder, Study Unit 1 Review & Test Prep. GOOD LUCK!!
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.
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING TO OPEN ATTACHMENT:
UNIT 2: Matter and Its Properties
UNIT 1: Building a Better Scientist