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    Sixth Grade Syllabus

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    9//20
    Students should bring Chromebook charged, Science folder, file box and pen/pencils to class each day!  
     
    9//20
    Have a parent sign your "Welcome to Sixth Grade Team Liberty" classroom rules! 
     
    9//20
    Write 2 paragraphs for "My Scientific Summer" project. Submit your completed assignment through the Google Classroom post by clicking the "turn in" button. 
     
     
    9//20
    Conduct a Microscope Investigation
     
    9//20
    Study for your science safety quiz.
    Use the Lab Safety Review assignment on Google Classroom and the study guide in my file library. 
     
     
    9//20
    Science Safety Quiz!
     
    9//20
    Show Mr. Walden your corrected Safety Quiz for 10 extra points!
     
    9//20
    Complete the Scintific Method Newsela and Flocabulary assignments.
     
    9//20
    Scientific Method: Complete your "Reaction Time" Investiagtion.
     
    9//20
    Complete the Google Classroom post Hypothesize and Experiment. The documents are titled  "More Than Just A Guess" and "In Pursuit of Answers". Turn in when completed. 
     
    9//20
    Compete your scientific Inquiry  "Stickiest Tape" and submit your lab report.
     
    9//20
    Study for the Scientific Method/Inquiry Test
     
    10//20
    Scientific Method/Inquiry Test
     
    10//20 - 11//20
    Astronaut Training commences in preparation for our rendezous with Halley's Comet at the Challenger Science Center, in Airmont, NY.
     
    10//20
    Return your permission slips for the Challenger Science Center field trip. The trip will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
     
    10//20
    Complete and submit "Working in Space: Perfection Game".
     
    10//20
    Begin "Astronaunt Application and Essay".
     
    10//20
    X & Y Coordinate Plane Worksheet
     
    10//20
    X & Y Coordinate Plane Connect The Dots and Color: "Orange Head", "Bird's Eye View" and "The Squeeze".
     
    10//20
    Fill out your astronaut vocabulary by adding each term and definition to a file card. 
    Begin reviewing your astronaunt vocabulary file cards and use the Quizlet online activity.
    The astronaut vocab quiz will be on Tuesday, 10/29/19.
     
    10//20
    Complete and submit your Mission Patch by Monday, 10/28/19. Click Here for NASA Examples 
     
    10//20
    Complete the "Reading Lab Tools": Graduated Cylinder Activities
     
    10//20
    Reviewing Graduated Cylinder Measurements
     
    10//20
    Turn in your astronaut application and essay.
    Work on "Measuring Liquid Volume with Graduated Cylindars Lab Report".
     
    10//20
    Study your file cards, quizlet, and study guide for the Astronaut Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday, 10/29/19!
     
    10//20
    Astronaut Training Vocabulary Quiz.
      
    10/30/19
    Investigating a Comet
        
    10/31/19
    Model a Comet Experiment
     
    11//20
    Complete questions 1 - 23 from "Using the Electromagnetic Spectrum," in Google Classroom classwork. Answer the questions using the diagrams and link  "Astronomer's Toolbox". 
     
    11//20
    View the "Electromagnetic Spectrum" Brainpop video. Complete the review quiz, simulation, activity, and graphic organizer. Save and submit your answers in brainpop.
    Play the Electromagnetic Spectrum Online Interactive Activity by CLICKING HERE!
     
    11//20
    Electromagnetic Spectrum Investigation
    Line Spectra Link
     
     
     
    11//20
    Skittles Lab Report is due! Please submit your lab report, 2 single bar graphs and 2 double bar graphs.
      
    11//20
    Mission Accomplished Debriefing
     
    11//20
     
    11//20
    Complete the "Gravity" Brainpop.
    Use the NASA website http://spaceplace.nasa.gov to investigate orbits.
    Click the "Earth" tab to review the page "Orbits R Us " and "Launch a Rocket from a Spinning Planet".
    Click the "Universe" tab and attempt the activity "Shoot a Cannonball into Orbit".
     
    11//20
    Complete the Gravity Exploration Investigation. 
     
    11//20
    Complete the Seasons activities from brainpop.com including the "challenge", primary source, and activity page.
     
    11//20 
    Study Jams "Seasons" Slide Show 
     
     
    12//20
    Season Interactive
     
    12//20
    Reasons for the Seasons Experiment.
     
    12//20
    Complete eclipse classwork, "Casting Shadows".
     
     
     
    12//20
    Eclipse Inquiry and Scavenger Hunt
    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

    12//20
     
    Select "level 3". Read from the scroll down box, view the animations, and answer the multiple choice questions. 

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tide Predictions CLICK HERE!

    Tide Interactive CLICK HERE!  

      

    12//20
    Earth, Moon, and Sun interaction Quiz. 
     
    1//21
    Complete a Moon Phase "Moon Pop" activity.
     
    1//21 - 1//21
    Moon Phase Experiment 
     
    1//21
    Lunar Phases Webquest & Online Interactive Activity Websites:
     
    1//21
    Analyze and Interpret Moon Phases Project
    Data and Bar Graph Link: Click Here! 
    Create a graph Click Here!
     
    1//21 
    Moon Phases Quiz Review: Study Guide, Quizlet, notes, file cards, and diagrams.
     
    1//21 
    Lunar Phases Quiz
     

    1//19
    Model The Solar System

    Enrichment Activity:
    Complete A Solar System Web Quest.
     
     
    1//19
    We are designing a space-themed amusement park that contains rides based on the planet they represent. Ride designs should be influenced by surface features and atmospheric conditions. Write or type the ride name, describe it, mention which planet it relates to, and what feature or condition influenced your decision.

    Enrichment Activities:

    Science essay is due 1//19

    Type three to five paragraphs with a minimum of 15-25 sentences.
    You may write about one topic (Sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, meteors, or comets) discussed in class related to the Solar System.
    Please include a hand drawn or downloaded picture. 
    The ESSAY must fit on one page!
     
    Research and record 9 supporting details on file cards. Then, edit your two sentence thesis written in class. Be prepared to begin filling in an essay outline.
     
    Star Magnitude (Brightness) Inquiry 
     
     
    1//19
    Study for your Universe Test!
     
    1//19
    Complete the Universe Review online pre-test.
     
    1//19
    Universe Test.
     
    1//19
    Have the Universe test signed and corrected.
     
    1//19 
    Landform Detectives Link: CLICK HERE  
    Landform Games Click Here: Attempt the 8 activities related to Earth's land forms.
     

    2//19

    View "Our Changing Earth" video in Google Classroom. Complete and submit the activity: Our Changing Earth Review Answers.

      
    2//19
    Reread online textbook pages 238 - 245. Record vocabulary words and definitions. Answer questions 1-6 on page 245 from the text. Watch the plate tectonics brainpop and complete the quiz, activities, and challenge.

    2//19
    Dynamic Earth Online Interactive Activity
    http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/

    Review Plate Tectonics: Explore these websites and games.                                                                                                https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/earth/plates-on-the-move2
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml

    2//19
    Reread online textbook pages 246 - 255. Record vocabulary words and definitions. Answer questions 1-6 on page 255 in the text.

     

    2//19

    Longitude and Latitude Review

     
    2//19
    Investigating Earthquakes & Volcanoes:
    Watch the brainpops or study jams and complete the quizzes and activities. To locate the webquest click below.
    Click Here!
     
    2//19
    Complete questions 1-20 from the Chapter 6 "Changes to Earth's Surface" pretest on pages 260 & 261.
    Begin studying for your Chapter 6 "Changes to Earth's Surface" Test.
     
    2//19
    Studying for your Chapter 6 "Changes to Earth's Surface" Test 
     
    2//19
    Chapter 6 "Changes to Earth's Surface" Test 
     
    2//19
    Correct and have your test signed. Return to Mr. Walden.
     
    2//19
    Online textbook Page 271 answer questions 1 - 6.
     
    3//19
    Correct and have your Mapping Earthquake and Volcano Quiz signed. Return to Mr. Walden.
     

    3//19

    Complete online textbook page 281 questions 1 - 6.

     

    3//19

    Use the following link to review "Rock Classification".

    Identifying Rock Pictures

     

    3//19

    Online textbook page 287, questions 1 - 6.

     

    3//19

    Rock Cycle Online Interactive Click Here!

    Rock Cycle Game 1

    Rock Cycle Game 2

    Rock Cycle Game 3

     

    4//19

    Complete and Submit "The Mystery Fossil Bones Re-articulation Inquiry". 

     
    4//19  
    Online textbook page 311, questions 1 - 6.
     
    4//19
    "Getting into the Fossil Record" Online Interactive Activity and scavenger hunt:
     
    4//19
    "Categorizing Fossils By Type" investigation. 
     
     
    4//19
    Online textbook page 317, questions 1 - 6.
     
    4//19
    Complete the "Understanding Geologic Time" web quest:
     
    Link to Fossil Video: CLICK HERE!
     
    4//19
    Life on Earth: A Fossil History Inquiry & Interpreting the Geologic Time Scale
     
    4//19 
    Online textbook page 325, questions 1 - 6.
     
    4//19
    "Life Has a History" online interactive activity and scavenger hunt.
    Visit Dinosaur Brainpop.com and complete the Challenge and Activity Page. Click GameUp and attempt the "Construct-a-saurus" and "Life Preservers" interactive.  
     
    4//19
    The Properties of Fossils Lab Report
    Visit Dinosaur Brainpop.com and complete the Challenge and Activity Page. Click GameUp and attempt the "Construct-a-saurus" and "Life Preservers" interactive.  
     
    4//19
    Fossils: Paleontologists Profound Find! A multi-media project and presentation
     
    5//19
    Complete your multi-media project. Presentations begin...
     
    Complete questions 1-20 from the Chapter 8 "Fossils" pretest on pages 330 & 331.
    Begin studying for your Chapter 8 "Fossils" Test.
    Study for your Chapter 8 "Fossils" Test 
    Chapter 8 "Fossils" Test 
    Bones: LINK 1  LINK 2  LINK 3  LINK 4
    Correct and have your test signed. Return to Mr. Walden.
     
    5/10/18
    Water Cycle: Complete questions 1 - 6 on textbook page 343.
     
    5/14/18
    Answer "Where's The Water" experiment conclusion questions.
     
    5/16/18
    Complete the Project Wet activity: "The Blue Traveler". CLICK HERE!
     
     
    5/17/18
    Water Cycle Quiz
     
    5/21/18
    Earth's Atmosphere & Weather!
    Online textbook page 375 questions 1 - 6. 
     
    5/22/18
    Atmosphere Virtual Lab Click Here!
     
    "Interactions Within the Atmosphere" online interactive activity. CLICK HERE!
    Print your responses to the interactive and submit.
     
    Play Green Ninja Carbon Command and Carbon Runner: these are arcade-style games that include information about the carbon cycle's effect on our atmosphere, land, and oceans. Click Here!
     
    5/24/18
    "Layers of the Atmosphere" Graphing Quiz. Create a line graph using the average temperatures recorded at different altitudes above Earth's surface.
     

    5/29/18

    Bring in a paper lunch bag to use during the experiment. 

     
    5/30/18
    Read online textbook pages 376 - 385. Fill out file cards for the highlighted vocabulary terms and definitions. Answer questions 1 - 6.
     
     
    6/1/18
    Boom! Thunder Experiment.
     
    6/5/18

    "Earth's Changing Climate" online interactive activity. CLICK HERE!  

    View the "Weather" brainpop. Complete the Quiz, Primary Source Activity, and the GameUp: "Wind Simulator". 

    Comparing Climates Graphing Investigation Handout To create an online graph, click here!  

     

    6/6/18

    Read online textbook pages 386 - 395. Fill out file cards for the highlighted vocabulary terms and definitions. Answer questions 1 - 6 on page 395.

     
    6/7/18
    View the "Natural Disaster" brainpop movie. Complete the Quiz and Meaning of Beep game.
     
    6/8/18
    Create a Hurricane Online Interactive Activity CLICK HERE! 
     

    6/11/18

    Begin designing your "Weather Report Videos and Presentations".


    6/11/18 - 6/15/18
    Return your Science textbook to Mr. Walden.
     
    6/18/18
    Return your Chromebook and charger!
     
    Have A Wonderful Summer! 
     
     
     
Last Modified on January 2, 2020