6th Grade Science
Magnolia Intermediate School
Instructor: Miss Phelps
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Integrated Science approach includes six specific topics: Redwoods, Tidal Biology, Cells, Body Systems, Energy and Weather. Each topic will use a science inquiry approach. These strategies include, experiencing scientific phenomena, using prior knowledge to learn new information, lab experiences, using visuals to communicate, organize and reinforce learning, developing reading strategies and comprehension proficiency, and learning by using study strategies. Science lab investigations will allow students to synthesize and evaluate the conclusions they draw from the investigations.
Redwoods Ecological roles
Tidal Biology Oceans
Weather and Climate Earth’s Atmosphere
Thermal Energy and Heat Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
Cells Body Systems
Students will record notes and learn academic vocabulary for the topics outlined above and use them for improving comprehension and studying for assessments.
Students will conduct experiments safely and participate cooperatively in groups to reinforce understanding concepts.
Students will be required to further investigate topics covered in class and present orally.
1 inch binder
Chapter Tests and Quizzes:
Formative assessments containing concepts being taught will be administered throughout each chapter or unit to check for student understanding and achievement. Summative assessments are administered after every chapter or unit of study. If students fall below 80% accuracy, intervention will occur immediately to get students back on track.
Grading: Homework/Classwork/Participation: 50%
Homework not turned in when due will be accepted up to one week late for partial credit. A zero means the assignment was not turned in.
Absent Work: Students will be responsible for getting their missed assignments and will have 1 week to turn it in for credit.
I encourage you to visit our school website and use the Student Resources section to access Power School Grades online. You can quickly assess your child’s progress. I usually put in grades every two weeks. Your child’s password will be passed out in their homeroom or you may get it from the office.
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” -Unknown
I look forward to an INCREDIBLE year! Go Rattlers!
- Miss Phelps
Students will learn skills that will help them to be successful academically. These skills include keyboarding, Internet etiquette and safety and effective Google search methods. They will learn how to use Google docs, forms, slides and classroom to create, store and present information.
Introduction to Coding and Robotics
Students will be introduced to CH+ and learn to write some basic computer code. They will then explore how this language can be used to program linkbots and other robots. Students will use online programs such as Roboblokly and Scratch to further apply their coding knowledge.