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.
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.
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STUDY for EXAM! Exam study guides went home Monday, May 2nd. Exam essay will be Monday, May 16th
STUDY for Unit 5 test Thursday/Friday 4/14 & 4/15
Students draw and label the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum on page 281, including microwaves after radio waves, explain each label in your folder page 82
CAR PROJECT DUE MARCH 17TH & 18TH THURSDAY/FRIDAY FOR 3 TEST GRADES.
Due: 3/10 & 3/11
READ pgs 236 – 247 Unit 5 lesson 1
What are the different forms of energy? Describe each.
Folder pg 74
Title: HW What are the different forms of energy?
ANYONE WHO DID NOT TURN IN THE UNIT 4 REVIEW 1-20 & TEST PREP 1-12, pages 228 – 231, TODAY FOR A TEST GRADE MAY TURN IT IN TUESDAY, 3/1 DURING HOMEROOM ONLY! not during class!
STUDY! UNIT 4 TEST 3/1 – 3/4 & Constructed Response (see assessment info below)
DUE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH UNIT 4 TEST REVIEW & TEST PREP pages 228 – 231 STUDENTS DON’T HAVE TO WRITE THE QUESTIONS, THEY CAN WRITE 1. A, 2. B, 3. C. QUESTIONS 11-20 MUST BE WRITTEN IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. WORTH 1 TEST GRADE.
Due: 2/24 Newton’s Laws of Motion foldable, foldable given in class. Write law on a section with a picture, please color the picture and make it neat. (only 5th, 7th, 8th period because we are not meeting Monday due to parent/teacher conference)
Due: 2/4 & 2/5 Unit 4 lesson 3 types of forces 5 paragraph summary, each paragraph must be at least 5 sentences. pgs 204-210.
Due: 1/28 & 1/29 Unit 4 lesson 2 Review 1-10 pg 199 folder page 61 Students MUST write the questions and answers.
Due: 1/21 & 1/22 classwork skill builder questions page 191. Homework: pages 190 – 191, distance-time graph & speed-time graph, all three parts started in class due next class for 3 participation grades. This will be graded for correctness. Please put full effort in this work. Students will have to graph on the Unit 4 constructed response and answer questions about the graphs.
Due: 1/19 & 1/20 Unit 4 lesson 1 Review 1-10 pg 189, folder page 58. Students MUST write the questions and answers to receive credit.
Due: 1/14 & 1/15 Unit 4 lesson 1 vocabulary textbook page 180, folder page 57.
Due: 1/11 TEST GRADE: Unit 3 Review 1-20 pages 172 – 173, Unit 3 Test Prep 1-12 pages 174 – 175. Students MUST write the questions and correct answer!
Exam Study Guide issued November 30th due dates are on the paper. (4 homework grades)
STUDY! Unit 2 Properties of Matter Test 11/17 & 11/18
STUDY! Quiz Unit 2 lessons 4, 5, & 6 physical & chemical properties. 11/10 & 11/11
Issued Monday, November 9th Due: 11/12 & 11/13 Unit 2 Review 1-20 & Test Prep 1-10 pgs 120 – 123 You do not have to copy the questions. You have to write the ANSWERS. Example: A. They are always moving. (worth a test grade)
STUDY! Quiz Unit 2 lesson 3 solid, liquid, gas Monday 11/2
STUDY! Quiz Unit 2 lessons 1 & 2 Tues/Wed 10/27 & 10/28. Including mean, median, mode, & range.
READ Unit 2 lesson 4, chemical properties. Students need to finish properties of matter foldable if they did not. PLEASE make sure their folder pages are ready to be checked, pgs 28, 29, 30, paper airplane lab. folder pgs 36 volume lab & 37 mass lab, there are questions that must be answered. Folder pg 40 states of matter foldable. When students are ABSENT, they MUST MAKE-UP their work.
Due: 10/15 & 10/16 Unit 2 lesson 3 Review questions 1-10 pg 83 folder page 38. Students will not receive credit if they do not write the questions.
Due: 10/12 Triple-beam balance scale – Mass Lab questions folder page 37 MONDAY open folder Review QUIZ Unit 1 & Unit 2 lessons 1 & 2
9/6 & 9/7 READ Unit 2 lesson 2 pgs 62 – 67
4th period needs to finish classwork: Lab measure your science book, kleenex box, cereal box, or any other regular shaped object at your house. Measure at least 4 items in centimeters and calculate volume. Given in class centimeter cube. 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm = 1 cm3
10/8 & 10/9 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
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Students need to take make-up tests at lunch. Please remember!
Exam Essay topics to study:
potential & kinetic energy
forms of energy and energy transformations
states of matter (solid, liquid, & gas)
physical & chemical changes
thermal energy transferred by conduction, convection, & radiation
Monday 5/16 EXAM ESSAY
STUDY for EXAM! Exam study guides went home Monday, May 2nd
4/14 & 4/15 Unit 5 Test Read your science book, study folder pages 70 and on., study your vocabulary. Constructed response questions: Explain & Draw 1. transparent, translucent, & opaque, 2. electromagnetic spectrum, 3. conduction, convection, & radiation, 4. series & parallel circuit, 5. open & closed circuit.
3/21 tentative pending finishing car projects & schedule but test will be that week before Easter Vacation. Unit 5 lessons 1 & 2 Energy & Waves. 40 multiple choice questions with 10 REVIEW questions from previous units 1 – 4. There will be a constructed response. Students will have to be able to , Choose a swing, roller coaster, yo-yo, or bouncing ball, and describe how the potential and kinetic energy changes and the object moves from the highest point to the lowest point. List 3 objects and trace the energy transformations in each, For example: TV electrical energy to light & sound energy. Draw and label the parts of a transverse & compressional (longitudinal) wave.
3/1 – 3/4 Students will have 2 class periods to take Unit 4 Test 50 multiple choice questions and constructed response. Constructed Response includes: Calculating speed, acceleration, & net force. The formula for speed & acceleration will be on the test. Students had an average speed problem worksheet found on page 65 of their folder on the back problem 4 talked about a girl running down the hallway to get to science class, this problem will be on the constructed response along with calculating speed and graphing. Net force worksheet found on page 64 of their folder on the back has a graph of a bus traveling, students have to describe the speed at each section, increasing speed, decreasing speed, constant speed, or at rest. Students have to be able to graph a speed-time graph or a distance-time graph. Folder page 59 students have a distance-time graph & speed-time graph summary. At the bottom summary of the speed-time graph, Students will have to tell a story related to the speed of a car. increasing, constant, increasing, decreasing. Story: The car accelerated onto the interstate traveling to Disney World. It reached a constant speed of 60 mph. It increased its speed to pass a car on the interstate. The family in the car got hungry and decided to slow down and exit to eat lunch at Burger King. Given a picture students will have to write about all forces acting on the object which may include, speed, velocity, acceleration, rolling friction, sliding friction, static friction, fluid friction (air resistance & water resistance) contact force, non-contact force, gravity, normal force, Newton’s Laws of Motion 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.
2/23 & 2/24 Unit 4 lesson 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion Test 25 multiple choice questions, 5 questions are review questions from previous units. Please read your science book, study your definitions.
2/15 MONDAY Unit 4 lesson 3 Types of Forces Test after Mardi Gras, voted by students in class, given an option before or after Mardi Gras. 25 multiple choice questions, 5 questions are review questions from previous units. Please read your science book, study your definitions.
2/1 MONDAY Unit 4 lesson 2 Forces, multiple choice questions, 5 questions are review. Students should review Units 1,2, & 3 for upcoming tests. Review questions will be apart of all upcoming tests. Please read your science book and study!
1/24 MONDAY Unit 4 lesson 1 Motion, 25 multiple choice questions, 5 questions are review. Students should review Units 1,2, & 3 for upcoming tests. Review questions will be apart of all upcoming tests. Please read your science book and study!
1/11 Unit 3 Test 50 multiple choice questions STUDY!
Monday 12/14 Exam Constructed response will be given. Students must complete it that day.
Exam Constructed Response: law of conservation of mass, physical & chemical changes, physical & chemical properties, how does temperature & surface area of a substance affect a chemical reaction?, states of matter, change of state, observation & inference. Students have to be able to draw and label an atom and know the following:
Students must answer the following:
Atomic number = 9
number of protons = 9 (the atomic number is the number of protons)
number of electrons = 9 (protons = electrons)
atomic mass = 18.998 (this will always be a decimal)
mass number = 19 (mass number is the atomic mass rounded to the nearest whole number)
mass number = protons + neutrons
19 = 9 + ____
neutrons = 10
valence electrons = 7 (number of electrons in the outermost energy level)
Exam Tuesday – Friday 12/15 – 12/18 100 multiple choice questions
11/17 & 11/18 Unit 2 Test Properties of Matter 50 multiple choice questions. Constructed response know Law of conservation of mass, examples of physical & chemical changes and their property. Ex: salt dissolving in water – physical change – physical property is solubility. Be able to read a graph involving temperature and change of state. What is temperature? Describe solid, liquid, & gas in terms of volume & shape. Know change of states condensation, freezing, melting, boiling, evaporation, vaporization, sublimation. Example: Sublimation – solid to gas. Know density. Difference between mass and weight. 3 differences. For example one difference is mass is the amount of matter in an object and weight is the measure of the pull of gravity. That is one difference. GOOD LUCK!! Then relax and enjoy Thanksgiving Holiday!
11/10 & 11/11 Unit 2 quiz lessons 4, 5, & 6 physical & chemical properties (25 multiple choice questions)
11/2 Quiz Monday Unit 2 lesson 3 solid, liquid, gas (25 multiple choice questions)
10/27 & 10/28 Tuesday/Wednesday Unit 2 lesson 1 & 2 quiz, plus mean, median, mode, & range. 25 multiple-choice questions.
Monday 10/12 Open Folder Review QUIZ Unit 1 & Unit 2 lessons 1 & 2.
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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