Welcome to 6th Grade Science!!


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 richml@pwcs.edu

Science Class Time: Tuesdays 10 - 11:30
Mrs. Rich's Office Hours: Wednesdays 12 - 1:30
Science Textbook Link: Click HERE



Last week of School : Virtual Learning Week 12

To finish out this year on a sweet note, I would LOVE if you all would create a Solar Oven. This simple at-home oven uses the energy from the Sun to cook food (in this case, a yummy S'more)!! Use the attached YouTube videos, NASA website and instructions (attached below) as a starting point, but feel free to use your creativity in creating this project. Just remember, you want to focus the greatest amount of solar energy in order to cook your treat!

Once you have created your Solar Oven, please share it with us on FlipGrid. In your response, please show us your oven and your completed S'mores treat! The FlipCode for this activity is  rich6698 (https://flipgrid.com/rich6698).  Remember you can use your Office365 account to log in to FlipGrid. Have fun and make sure to use proper safety - the oven and S'mores will be hot! :) 
 
 
 
 
As always please send me any questions that you might have! 
I will see you in our LAST Zoom of the year this Wednesday!

Solar Oven Project.pdf


Week of June 1st : Virtual Learning Week 11

This week we will review SOL 6.6 - Air pressure and Earth's Atmosphere. Please send me your completed work and any questions. Be on the look out for Wednesday's Zoom information. 

Science Virtual Learning - Week 11.pdf



Week of 5/18 : Virtual Learning Week 9

This week we will review SOL 6.2 - Energy and Energy Transformations. Please send me your completed work and any questions that might arise. 

Virtual Learning - Week 9.pdf



Week of 5/11 : Virtual Learning Week 8
This week we will review SOL 6.7 - Watersheds
Linked here is your choice board for this week!! Please send me your completed work, and any question that might arise. Remember we will meet Wednesday on Zoom from 12:30 - 1:30 to play a review game! I hope everyone has a great week :)
 

Science - Virtual Learning - Week 8.pdf


Week of 5/4 : Virtual Learning Week 7
This week we will review SOL 6.5 - Properties of water
Linked here are your enrichment activities for this week. You are welcome to do as much as you are able. As always, please email me with your completed work. I will hold a Zoom review/question session on Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30, please be on the look out for the invitation. In the mean time, please let me know if you have any questions and I appreciate your hard work :)
Click here - Virtual Learning - Week 7 



4/27 Update: Virtual Learning Week 6

This week we will review SOL 6.4 - Compounds, Mixtures, Molecules & Chemical Formulas

Linked here are your enrichment activities for this week. You are welcome to do as much as you are able. As always, please email me with your completed work. I will hold a Zoom review/question session on Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30, please be on the look out for the invitation. In the mean time, please let me know if you have any questions and I appreciate your hard work :)

Click here - Virtual Learning Enrichment Activities - week 6


4/20/20 Update: Virtual Learning Week 5

This week we will review SOL 6.4 - atoms, elements and the Period Table.

Linked here are your enrichment activities for this week. You are welcome to do as much as you are able. As always, please email me with your completed work. I will hold a Zoom review/question session on Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:30, please be on the look out for the invitation. In the mean time, please let me know if you have any questions and I appreciate your hard work :) 


Click here - Virtual Learning Enrichment activities- Week 5


4/14/20 Update: Virtual Learning Week 4

This week we will reviewing Objective 6.1 Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic. Below is a list of some resources that will help you review the objective.

Review materials: Under the Files and Documents tab there is a new folder titled "Virtual Learning - Week 4". In that folder you will find 3 review worksheets-
1. Measurement Puzzle-cut out the puzzle pieces and match the end that correspond with each other.
2. Forming a hypothesis-Reviews the proper format of a scientific hypothesis using If...then...because.
3. Forming a hypothesis extra practice-More practice on creating a properly formed hypothesis.

Labs: In the same file for this week, I have also included a couple Labs. I ask that you choose ONE of them to complete. The Skittles Lab and an Observation Lab. Choose ONE lab to complete. These labs highlight different important features of the Scientific Process.

Videos: Please check on BrainPop (log in using the Clever App on your Office 365 account) and watch the Scientific Method video with Tim and Moby. Also, check out this video on YouTube that reviews the correct way to write a hypothesis (this goes along with the above mentioned worksheets). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtMkHBg-xTA


Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be available for assistance on Tuesday from 10-11:30 for instructional needs and will hosting a ZOOM session on Wednesday during office hours (Invitation to the Zoom session with be emailed on Tuesday).


3/25 Update!! 
Listed below are the 6th grade Science standards we have already covered this year.

  • Scientific Method: 6.1 a – f
  • UNIT # 1 Matter: 6.5 a – g
  • UNIT #2 Water & Virginia’s Watersheds: 6.6 a – f & 6.8 a – d
  • UNIT #3 Energy: 6.4 a & d & 6.9 a – f
  • UNIT #4 Atmosphere & Weather *this is our current unit*: 6.4 b & c & 6.7 a – c

Over the coming weeks I will be posting activities to help review these standards. 

Listed below are the 6th grade Science standards we have not yet covered this school year. 

  • Unit #4 Atmosphere & Weather: 6.7 d - f
  • Unit #5 Astronomy: 6.2 a – d & 6.3 a - e

Students can find various helpful online resources under the "Useful links" section of this webpage. 


Science Enrichment During Closure!!
 

**I will be posting weekly suggested assignments. Please check here during the day on Monday's, and don't hesitate to email me with any questions - richml@pwcs.edu**

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Week 3 (Student choice review & Zoom!!)

1)  Read a Science article of interest to you. Students can access Science articles using either of these two webpages: 

https://www.dogonews.com/

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/

 Some topics we have studied in class this year are: energy, renewable & non-renewable resources, Earth's atmosphere, elements & the Periodic Table, scientific method, water, and Virginia's watersheds. Once you have finished reading the article, please complete the attached article reflection sheet. 
article reflection sheet.doc

2) Zoom meeting this week!! We will meet as a class period at 12:30 Tuesday - Friday this week. I will send out separate emails to each class period with your specific meeting URL, and meeting ID. This meeting is optional, but will be a fun time for us to catch up! Please consider participating through the mobile app (I know there is an apple app, not sure about android), or on a laptop/desktop (zoom.com). You do not need to create a zoom account, you should be able to simply access the link I send at 12:30 on your classes scheduled day. 


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Week 2 - Earth's Energy Budget ( 6.6.3 a & 6.6)

1) Please read Lesson 1 in Unit #3 (pages 98-111) once you have finished reading, please answer # 20-25 on page 110, and #1-14 on page 111. If you do not have your textbook, please use the online textbook and write your answers on lined paper. 

2) TedEd Video: Please watch the video clip linked below.

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-guide-to-the-energy-of-the-earth-joshua-m-sneideman#review

3) Please watch the following Real World NASA video on Earth's energy budget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Qmue54W14

4) Once you have completed the reading, questions and videos share with someone at home what you learned about Earth's energy budget. Share with them the answer to this question: "Describe what happens to solar energy as it enters Earth's atmosphere.

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Week 1 - Heat Transfer (6.3 & 6.6)

1) Please complete the Lesson Review on page 195 (#1 - 13 *SOME of this we finished in class last week, but not all). Don't have your textbook? Use the link to the online textbook in the USEFUL LINKS section of my website. 

2) Watch these videos on heat transfer

Heat Transfer Video 1
Heat Transfer Video 1

After watching the videos, please complete a 3-way venn diagram comparing conduction, convection and radiation.  Use this template to help you with this assignment Circle Venn Diagram Template (Word)

3) Look over the powerpoint on heat transfer (this will also help you with your venn diagram) Heat Transfer Class Page Version (PowerPoint)

4) Heat transfer lab : give this fun heat transfer lab a try!! Follow the instructions in the attached hand out. Heat Transfer Lab Activity (Word)

5) Review Quiz : Please complete a review quizizz by Friday at 11 p.m.
To access the game go to :joinmyquiz.com
Enter code: 002010
Please sign in with your first name, last initial and one emoji (if you'd like :)


 
Need extra help identifying independent and dependent variables? 

Watch this Mythbusters video