6th Grade Science
TEAM ENDEAVOUR
sextonjm@pwcs.edu
(703)753-9969

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME: Tuesdays 10-11:30
OFFICE HOURS/ZOOM SESSIONS: Wednesdays 12-1:30


Access to online textbook: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/science/fusion/va/gr06/ese_9780547697307_/index.html

Week of 6/8/20 Update: LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
This week is a virtual lab using FlipGrid to build and use a solar oven. Look for the login info in an email. I can't wait to see what you design!

Requirements for your Solar Oven:
1. Must be made of recycled materials.
2. NOTHING store bought used in construction, use materials that are already at your home.
3. Get creative!
4. Post a video showing your design and what you "cooked" using the solar oven.

Below are some resources to help you build a solar oven:
How to Make a Solar Oven
Important Uses of Solar Ovens
Pizza Box Solar Oven


Week of 6/1/20 Update:

This we will review objective 6.6-Air and the Atmosphere. Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Videos:
Layers of the Atmosphere
Air Pressure

Lab:
Under Folders and Documents, the Lab is titled: "Air Pressure in a Bottle"

Review Materials:
Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titled "Week of 6/1/20 Materials". There you will find:
-Layers of the Atmosphere Characteristics
-Layers of the Atmosphere Vocabulary Sort
-Layers of the Atmosphere Review Powerpoint **Use this to help with the other review worksheets.


Week of 5/26/20 Update:
This week we will review objectives 6.3 & 6.9-Energy Resources. Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Videos:

-Brainpop: Humans and the Environment
*Use this video to help you complete the "Environmental Impact Maze in this week's folder of review materials.
-Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources
*Use this video to help you complete the Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources worksheet in this week's folder of review materials.

Review Materials:
Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titles "Week of 5/26/20 Materials". There you will find:

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Fossils Fuels: complete the short reading passage and answer the question.
-Earth’s Energy Budget Review
: Use the Energy Budget PowerPoint to complete the Earth’s Energy Budget Diagram.
-Renewable Energy resources: use the link below to complete the online word search CLICK HERE!



5/18/20 Update:
This week we will review objective 6.2- Energy and Energy Transformations Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Videos:

Bill Nye: Energy
Brain Pop: Create Your Own Movie on Potential/Kinetic Energy, Forms of Energy and/or, Energy Transformation

Review Materials:
Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titles "Week of 5/18/20 Materials". There you will find:
-Kinetic/Potential Cut and Paste
-Roller coaster energy review
-Forms of Energy Graphic Organizer
**Use the online textbook to complete these assignments.

Labs:
Use this link Skate Park Energy Lab and the Lab sheet in the Files and Documents folder titled "Week of 5/18/20 Materials" to complete the online lab.


5/11/20 Update:
This week we will review objective 6.7-Watersheds. Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Videos:
Abiotic & Biotic Factors of an Ecosystem
Parts of a Watershed
Water Quality Testing

Review Materials:
View this slideshow presentation to review wetland areas in Virginia: CLICK HERE!
Use this interactive website to simulate a water quality check in a local stream: CLICK HERE!




5/4/20 Update:
This week we will review objective 6.5-Properties of Water. Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Review materials:
1. Click here to explore and review water and its properties: Water Webquest
2. Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titled "Week of 5/4/20 Materials". In that folder, you will find: Water_Notes: a review of the properties of water.

Labs:
Choose one version of this week lab to review the properties of water. The lab can be found in the folder titled "Water Properties Lab" or using the link here Properties Lab

Video:
1. Properties of Water
2. BrainPop: Log in through your Clever account and watch any three of the following: Water, Water Supply, Erosion, Weathering, Groundwater, Humans and the Environment.
**When you finish a video, try the quiz.

4/27/20 Update:
This week we will review the last part of the objective 6.4-Matter. Below is a list of resources to help you review.

Review materials: Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titled "Week of 4/27/20 Materials". In that folder you will find 2 review activities.
1. Venn diagram: Students should compare and contrast molecules, compounds and mixtures.
2. Understanding Chemical Formulas: In this worksheet, students can practice counting atoms in a compound. This sheet also reviews coefficients and subscripts.

Labs:
1. Available online: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-a-molecule
In this lab simulation students can build compounds, and practice counting atoms.
2. Under the Files and Documents tab: Building Compounds Lab, in this short lab students can use toothpicks and marshmallows (or what ever they have at home) to make different compounds. 

Videos:

1. "What is a molecule": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Qaf-UJ2XQ&t=29s

2. Compounds & Mixtures Brainpop: students can log in with clever using their Outlook 365 account. *Students should complete the Quiz after watching the Brainpop video. 

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 be hosting a ZOOM session on Wednesday at 12-1:30 (Invitation to the Zoom session with be emailed on Tuesday).



4/20/20 Update:

This week we will review objective 6.4- Matter. Below is a list of resources to help you review the objective.

Review materials: Under the Files and Documents tab, there is a new folder titled "Week of 4/20/20 Materials". In that folder you will find 4 review activities.
*I suggest trying to complete 2-3 of them.
1. ATOMS foldable- Print out pages 4 and 5. Then follow the directions on pages 1-3 to put the foldable together and complete the different parts.
2. Elements Graphic Organizer- Complete using the PowerPoint titled "Elements Notes", also in this week's folder.
3. Periodic Table of Elements Review- Use the top of the first page to complete the rest of the worksheet.
4. Crossword Puzzle- Just for fun. You may need to access a Periodic Table of Elements (which can be found online)to complete this one.

Lab: This week's lab is accessible online using the following website:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-an-atom/latest/build-an-atom_en.html

Videos: What are Atoms Made Of?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooWfzpUIoNM&t=8s

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 at 12-1:30 (Invitation to the Zoom session with be emailed on Tuesday).


 
4/13/20 Update:
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 "Week of 4/13/2020 Materials". 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 at 12-1:30 (Invitation to the Zoom session with be emailed on Tuesday).


3/23/20 Update:
The following objectives have been covered in class as of 3/13/20. Please feel free to use the online textbook (linked above) and any of the materials in my files and documents to review covered materials.

6.1-Scientific Investigation, Reasoning and Logic
6.2-Force, Motion and Energy      
6.3-Earth's Atmosphere   (This is where we left off)
6.4-Matter
6.5-Earth's Waters
6.7-Watersheds
6.9-Earth's Resources
                  

I encourage you to read articles and watch videos that tie into the various content we have already explored. Use this time to find something that you are interested in and really investigate the science. Some great resources for online articles and videos are Discovery Education (https://www.discoveryeducation.com/) you can log in with your PWCS username (leave off @pwcs-edu.org) and password, DOGO News (https://www.dogonews.com/category/science), and Science News for Students (https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/). Most importantly, get outside into the fresh air and observe science all around you.

I hope you all are staying healthy and safe. If you need anything or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be periodically checking my email Monday-Friday during school hours (8am-3pm). LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL!