In Class: This week students will be reviewing for the SLO test. SLO is an acronym for "Student Learning Objectives". This test assess student gains in the area of 6th grade Science this year. I will be giving the test on Friday. The schedule is a bit different this week to accomodate special activities, such as Field Day which iwll be taking place on Wednesday.
At Home: Only make-up work will be assigned this week.
In Class: Our Astronomy unit continues this week with students learning about eclipses and preparing for the unit test. The test will be Wednesday. Notebooks/folders are also due on Wednesday. Parents and students please check the ParentVue/StudentVue site and make up any missing work by Wednesday.
For students who did not make a passing score on the Wednesday test, please go to join.quizizz.com and enter this code: 401922. Take the quiz as many times as you need to in order to score an 80% or higher.
Monday: Complete the study guide due tomorrow for a homework grade. Students may use the online textbook as a resource as well as class notes. A link to the online textbook is below and to the right. Make up missing work.
Tuesday: Study for Astronomy Test; organize papers in notebook/folder to turn in on Wednesday. Make up missing work
Wednesday: Astronomy homework sheet
Students should have the following items in their notebook/folder:
In Class: This week, students continue to learn about Astronomy by making a model of the solar system. We are also reviewing for the end of year test. Remember this?
Mon-Friday: Make up missing work
To complete the Planets Matrix, go to https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/
Students who scored lower than 70% on the weather 2 test should go to socrative.com to take the practice retest.
Thursday: Comparing Motions of Planets worksheet
Friday: Study for Astronomy test (test will be next Wednesday)
In Class: This week students will finish gathering information about the planets and will make a diagram of the solar system. Students will also learn about comets, asteroids, meteoroids, and solar and lunar eclipses.
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids Powerpoint
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids Guided Notes
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids Venn Diagram
Homework: 3-7 times during the week, students should be recording the observations of the moon on their moon phase calendar
Monday: None (It was too rainy and cloudy to see the moon)
Tuesday: Science Review sheet
Wednesday: Science Review sheet
Thursday: Any student not finished with planet matrix must finish for homework
In Class: Students will continue their study of Astronomy this week. Topics include day/night due to Earth's rotation, Earth's orbit around the sun to mark a year, the moon's orbit around Earth as a month, phases of the moon, traits of the planets, and comparing comets, meteoroids, and asteroids, Students will work on planet research in the lab and will also make a booklet entitled Reason for the Seasons.
Some students have not turned in the venn diagram comparison of ocean currents and wind. This can be done on notebook paper. Students should include waht causes them.
Homework: students should take the Meteorology retest until they
are able to score 100%. To take the retest, students go to socrative.com and enter BARNESEASTCOBB.
Students who cannot access the online test should take the paper test distributed on Friday.
Students will be keeping a moon phases calendar and should record the way the moon looks each night (or at a minimum, 3 times per week).
Wednesday: Student will have a planetary comparison worksheet to complete at home and turn in on Thursday.
In Class: This week students are learning about our solar system in relation to the Milky Way Galaxy and the Universe. Students will also learn about the movement of heavenly bodies in space, and they will continue their planet research in the computer lab.
Tuesday: Study Guide due Wednesday
Tuesday- Friday and through out the next month: lunar calendar
Friday through Tuesday: Students take the Meteorology retest
Go to socrative.com and enter BARNESEASTCOBB
Retake the test until you can score 100%
In Class: This Wednesday, students will take the last meteorology quiz and will begin the Astronomy unit.
Homework: Heat absorption line graphs if not already completed; study for Wednesday quiz
In class: This week we will finish up our Meteorology study. Students will learn about air masses, fronts, and global winds and local winds. There will be a weather quiz on this material next Tuesday in the computer lab. On Friday, we will kick off the next unit: Space!
Wednesday: Heat Absorption Lab: (4 pages)
Students need to make a double line graph (1 line for water, and 1 line for sand) by plotting the given times and temperatures for sand and water. Use a ruler or straight edge to do this! Answer the questions under the double line graph. Then write your conclusions on your lab sheet. Due Thursday
Study nightly for 15-20 minutes to make sure they are adequately prepared for the quiz on Tuesday.
Amazing how time flies! We are already at the end of 3rd Quarter! We will have a weather test on Thursday. Please check StudentVue/ParentVue for assignments that must be completed by Thursday. Quarter 3 notebooks are due on Thursday. Here is a list of what should be included in the notebook:
1. Table of Contents (this list)
2. Ocean Geography map activity with labeled map
3. Unit 7 vocabulary
4. Bill Nye Atmosphere Guided Notes
5. Brainpop weather notes page
6. Heat Retention Lab sheet
7. Storm Guides sheet- completed for 2 storm projects
8. Chapter 16, section 2 questions
9. Bill Nye Heat Guided Notes (Monday)
10 Weather study guide (students will receive this on Tuesday this week. They will work on it in class and complete it for homework)
Homework: Complete and turn in missing work; Complete the study guide Tuesday night if not completed in class; Study!
More great Storm Projects!!!
Tornado by IL
This week students are learning about air pressure, wind and weather. Students will complete the experiment started last week, they will view their classmates' Storm projects, and they will learn about different kinds of winds and their causes.
Brainpop Weather Brainpop username and password: ecobb
Bill Nye: Wind (youtube)
Student Storm Projects (uploaded 3/7/2017)
Tsunamis-LJ (while this is not a storm, LJ had an interest in tsunamis and wanted to learn more)
Study for quiz tomorrow (Tuesday) on Earth's atmosphere. Students should know:
Safety prep due Monday. Talk with family about emergency weather plan. What do you need? Where will you go if there is a tornado warning? Students can write in student agenda. Parent signature earns 5 REP stamps.