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.
Wed. 2/15: Complete the Rube Goldberg Design sheet. Due on Thursday.
Mon 1/30: Complete the Melting Snow, Ice, Sea Level Rise packet. Don't forget to complete the causal loop. Due on 1/31
Thurs. 1/26: Complete the focus question on the Melting Glaciers vs. Melting Ice Sheets reading. Due on 1/27
Wed. 1/25: Complete the analysis questions for the sea level rise investigation from Tuesday. Due on Thurs. 1/26
Tues 1/17: Complete the analysis questions from the core sample lab. Due tomorrow
1/10: Complete graping the temperature readings and conclusion questions from today's greenhouse effect lab. Due tomorrow.
12/2: Complete heat radiation lab packet and the follow up questions. Due on Monday 12/5