Mr. Romano
romanomd@pwcs.edu
703-753-9969

Office Hours for Virtual Learning:
Monday's 12:30-2:00


Back to School Video Introduction
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Back to School Presentation: Video Tutorial

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We will be using Canvas this year as our learning platform. To visit the new learning platform please click the image below and log in to Canvas to access the course. Use your Office 365 login.

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6th Grade SOL Curriculum Standards

You may click on any standard below to review it. Each has a link to a resource (activity, study guide, or website). If you click on a unit you may take a practice quiz on those standards. If you need any other resources for review please email me and I will be happy to provide them to you.

**Please note:  This is a work in progress. Some standards may not have links as of yet.

Unit 1 Earth’s Waters  6.5, 6.7, 6.9a, c-d, 6.1

       

  • Water monitoring and analysis
  • Inquiry-based outdoor watershed experience utilizing science process skills
  • Wetlands and estuaries

         

  • Watershed health, safety, and conservation
  • Importance and management of water resources


 Unit 2 Matter 
6.4, 6.1

* Atomic structure
   
Elements
  
* Chemical symbols, bonds, formulas, and equations
* Science process skills (infused)

 

Unit 3 Earth’s Energy Resources  6.2, 6.9a, b, d, 6.1

* Forms of energy (potential, kinetic)
* Sun’s role in formation of energy sources
* Renewable resources—types, use, and management


* Non-renewable resources—types, use, and management


* Energy transformations



* Cost/benefit trade-offs of energy use


* Science process skills (infused)

 


Unit 4 & 5 Energy in Earth’s Atmosphere/Weather & Climate 
6.3, 6.6, 6.1  6.3d-e, 6.5b, d, 6.6b, e-f, 6.1

  • Composition of air
  • Physical characteristics of air (temperature, pressure, humidity)
  • Structure of the atmosphere
  • Distribution of energy by radiation and convection
  • Role of energy distribution in weather-related phenomena (hurricanes, thunderstorms)
  • Earth’s energy budget
  • Natural and human-caused changes in the atmosphere; air quality
  • Science process skills (infused)
  • Atmospheric measures (temperature, pressure, humidity) and their relationship to weather conditions
  • Water cycle & types of precipitation
  • Clouds—formation of and as indicators of weather conditions
  • Weather map interpretation
  • role of water in moderating climate; effects of human and natural events on climate
  • Continuation of weather and climate concepts and science process skills


Unit 6 The Solar System 
6.8, 6.1

  • Sun, planets and their moons, including Earth
  • Relative size and distance among planets
  • Meteors, asteroids, comets
  • Role of gravity
  • Rotation and revolution
  • Earth’s day/night cycle
  • Phases of the moon
  • Earth’s tilt and seasons
  • Tides
  • Unique properties of Earth
  • Space technology and exploration
  • Science process skills (infused)




Upcoming Events






Science Resource Links:

Lab Safety Contract (English)

Lab Safety Contract (Spanish)




SCIENCE TEXTBOOK ONLINE      CLICK HERE

All Science Unit Activities and Study Guides   CLICK HERE


 



 

 


 

Class Schedule:

Advisory  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5 Period 6
 8:10-8:24 8:24-9:25 9:28-10:30 11:07-12:08 12:11-1:12 1:15-2:02 2:05-2:55
 Homeroom Science Science Science Science Planning Planning


 

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday 1:15 pm-3:00 pm

**Please only call during office hours


 


How to Set-up Calendar Alerts
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If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:
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Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar you choose to subscribe to.  

 

 

Unit 1 Earth’s Waters  6.5, 6.7, 6.9a, c-d, 6.1

  • Virginia’s regional watershed systems
  • Divides, tributaries, river systems
  • Water monitoring and analysis
  • Inquiry-based outdoor watershed experience utilizing science process skills
  • Wetlands and estuaries
    • Watershed health, safety, and conservation
  • Water chemistry
  • The role of water in physical and chemical weathering
  • Importance and management of water resources

Unit 1 Earth’s Waters  6.5, 6.7, 6.9a, c-d, 6.1

  • Virginia’s regional watershed systems
  • Divides, tributaries, river systems
  • Water monitoring and analysis
  • Inquiry-based outdoor watershed experience utilizing science process skills
  • Wetlands and estuaries
    • Watershed health, safety, and conservation
  • Water chemistry
  • The role of water in physical and chemical weathering
  • Importance and management of water resources
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