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.
Extra Credit for the 1st 9 weeks is extra supplies, I really, really, really, need bottles of Elmer’s glue for a lab. I would like every student to have a 4 oz. bottle of glue. If you would like to help with a fun lab and improve your child’s grade, please send some glue my way!
Students are still missing green folders, looseleaf, and tape. Please help you child come prepared to class to start off learning on the right foot. Thank you!
Students need to bring their textbook to class EVERY class, there has been a textbook check already, everyone who brought their book to school received an A.
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.
CLICK YOUR TEXTBOOK BELOW TO LINK TO THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK
10/6 & 10/7 folder check – paper airplane lab folder pgs 28, 29, 30
Due: 10/6 & 10/7 Unit 2 lesson 1 Review 1-10 pg 57. Write the questions and answers to receive credit. Folder page 32.
Due: 10/1 & 10/2 READ Unit 2 lesson 1 pages 52 – 57 write the questions and answers to the reading & visual check on those pages. There are 7 questions that need to be written in your folder on page 31.
9/28 READ Unit 2 lesson 1 pages 52 – 57
STUDY!! Unit 1 Test Thursday/Friday, 9/24 & 9/25 Read your science book Unit 1, study your Unit 1 vocabulary in your folder page 11. Study your notes and homework in your folder. Students have their graded Review questions & Test Prep questions. Correct answers were given in class. If they did not do the assignment they were still suppose to write down the correct answers on page 26. Study your Unit 1 study guide on page 27. Good Luck!
Due: Take-home open book test. Turn in to be GRADED. Monday, September 21st, Unit 1 Review 1-20 pages 44-45. Test Prep 1-11 pages 46 – 47. Write the answers. Example 1. B fire extinguisher. Don’t write just A, B, C, or D. Write the letter AND the answer. You do not have to write the questions.
Due: 9/17 & 9/18 Unit 1 lesson 3 Review questions 1-10 pg 39, Write the questions and answers to receive credit. Folder page 24.
Due: 9/10 & 9/11 Read Unit 1 lesson 2 pages 20 – 26 Answer Review questions 1-10 pg 27. folder page 22. Write the questions and the answers to receive credit. There is no partial credit in homework. For questions 6 & 7 if they put 6. A 7. B they will receive an F in homework. Folder page 22 Title: Lesson 2 Review 1-10 pg 27
Due: 8/27 & 8/28 Read Unit 1 lesson 1 pages 6-14. Answer Review questions 1-10 on pg 15. Write the questions and the answers to receive credit. There is no partial credit in homework. For questions 6 & 7 if they put 6. A 7. B they will receive an F in homework. Folder page 14 Title: Unit 1-1 Review 1-10 pg 15
Due: 8/25 & 8/26 Read Unit 1 lesson 1 pages 6-14 Answer questions Reading & Visual checks on pages 7, 9, 11, 13, & 14. Write the questions and the answers to receive credit. There is no partial credit in homework. Folder page 13 Title: Homework Unit 1 lesson 1 Reading check
Due: 8/20 Homework 4: folder pages 6 & 8 page 6 HW: What do you observe/infer? Students need to draw a picture, cut out a picture, or print a picture and write 3 observations & 3 inferences about the picture. page 8 HW: What is the science behind it? Students need to find out the science behind egg in a bottle done in class for observations and inferences.
CLASSWORK: page 4 I’m ready for Labs! draw a picture, write a song, or poem about lab safety, if it was not finished in class, it should be finished for homework.
Due 8/17 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 8/17 Homework 2: Lab Safety Slip signed
Due 8/17 Homework 1: Syllabus Signed
9/24 & 9/25 Unit 1 Test 50 multiple choice questions. constructed response: given a set of data be able to calculate mean, median, mode, and range of the set of data. Know scientific method (posted in class) also page 21 in your textbook and in your folder the flow chart you copied, when your experiment does not support your hypothesis you modify your hypothesis. Know science tools and what they measure, for example: thermometer measures temperature. Given a controlled experiment, know your independent & dependent variables, constants, and hypotheses, study your controlled experiment booklet. question 11 from the Unit 1 Review was the most missed question, know the appropriate unit of measurement for given items. Example distance from city to city would be kilometers.
STUDY!! Read your science book Unit 1, study your Unit 1 vocabulary in your folder page 11. Study your notes and homework in your folder. Students have their graded Review questions & Test Prep questions. Correct answers were given in class. If they did not do the assignment they were still suppose to write down the correct answers on page 26. Study your Unit 1 study guide on page 27. Good Luck!
Monday, 9/21 Unit 1 lesson 3 quiz Study your folder and read your textbook.
Monday, 9/14 Unit 1-2 quiz: 30 multiple choice questions. Students should Study!
Folder page 11 Unit 1 vocabulary
Folder pages 12 – 22
READ Unit 1 lesson 1 and 2 pages 6 – 27
Thursday/Friday September 3rd/4th Unit 1-1 Quiz: 20 multiple choice questions. Students should know observation/inference, independent/dependent variable, explanation/description, controlled experiment, constants, hypothesis, scientific method, study of science: physical, life, earth, lab safety.
Quiz 1: 8/20 & 8/21 Thursday/Friday Students may use their folder to answer questions about wiki, remind 101, PBIS cafeteria expectations, classroom expectations, folder, Lab Safety, syllabus, Observation & Inference.
- Tests do not go home. Grades can be seen in parent portal. Students know their test grades.
- 9/8 & 9/9 Students reviewed Quiz 2 and wrote down the questions and answers that they got wrong in their folder pages 19 & 20.
- Please help your child review what they missed to help prepare them for the next quiz.
Quiz 1: Assessment 1 answers Review
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