Sixth grade science builds on many of the concepts introduced in 5th grade. Students will learn about the patterns of the moon, sun, and Earth that cause the seasons and eclipses, as well as the role of gravity in the solar system and the formation of the moon. We'll also explore heat transfer and its role in global wind and oceanic patterns and how this creates regional climates. Other topics we will be diving into include the carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect, climate change, kinetic and potential energy, and thermodynamics and heat transfer. We'll also be spending some time learning about cell theory and function, animal adaptations, plant reproduction and growth, the brain and nervous system, and vision and sound. Students will work in a collaborative classroom environment as they share ideas during labs, discussions, and other activities, and engage in project-based learning. Sixth graders attend a week-long environmental education camp at Caritas Creek in April and will be participating in science week and the science fair in November.
4/5: complete the double bubble concept map. Due 4/6
Organelle posters due tomorrow!
3/27: Students should be working on their organelle research project, gathering information to include on their posters.