6th Grade Science

  • Class Information 

    Weekly Science Agendas/ Homework

    Notebook Table of Contents

    Back to School Night Info

     

    Scientific Topics

    - What is Science/What is an Engineer                        

    -Energy

    -Weather/Climate

    -Climate Change

    -Cells/Human Body

    -Traits/Genes

     

    Suggested Class Materials for Science: 

    • AGENDA (highly suggested)
    • COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK (no spiral notebooks)
    • Notebook with sectiofor science work only  OR  science subject folder
    • pencils/eraser
    • Colored pencils
    • A pair of scissors (if you do not like the small class size ones)
    • Lined paper 

    *We recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own student or donate materials to the school and are welcome to do so at any time.The supplies listed here are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school’s academic program.All required materials and supplies will be provided to students at no cost.


  • How to read my Powerschool:

    Assignments will be listed with due dates. ( I will try to list these in advance as much as possible).

     

    If assignment

    -is BLANK- this means I have NOT graded or collected assignment yet. 

    -has a CHECKMARK- it means your student's assignment was collected but is not yet graded.

    - has a NUMBER VALUE - this means that is your student's score on the assignment.  

    -has a MISSING symbol- this means your student's work was not turned in OR may be a no name name paper. 

    -has an INCOMPLETE symbol- this means your student did not do all portions of the assignment

     

    While Science requires knowledge of content, it is also an INQUIRY-BASED class. This means that students will need to demonstrate inquiry skills like hands-on labs.  Therefore, in Science, grades are WEIGHTED

    40%  Standard Based Assessments

    30% Performance Task Skills

    30% Practice Skills

    (not graded) Target Checks   (this are practice questions that check for understanding of a learning target)

     

    Adding up points alone will not give an accurate grade.  To find a WEIGHTED GRADE you can use this formula:

     

    .40 (# points assessment/total assessment pts) + .30 ( #points Performance Tasks /total PT pts) + .30 ( #points Practice skills/total practice skills pts) = (decimal answer) X100 to get a percentage for your grade.