Monday, October 16th

Science/Honors Science

In order for students to see how the Sun changes positions during the year, we began a project where students will record the position of the Sun every week or two on a worksheet.
We also began working on a direct/indirect heat energy activity - How Angle Affects Intensity of Heat Energy.


Thursday, October 12th


We reviewed the lunar cycle.
Students who scored a low proficiency re-took the test. Over 90% of the students improved their proficiency (formative and end of unit assessment).

Honors Science

Continued Blue Marble Matches - Analyzing Earth Images.


Wednesday, October 11th

Science/Honors Science

Students completed the Eclipse unit assessment.

Students completed two seasons readings and worksheets – Seasons Reasons. and The Changing Seasons.


Tuesday, October 10th


Seasons Lecture and notes.

Honors Science

Began working on Blue Marble Matches - Analyzing Earth Images.


Monday, October 9th

Science/Honors Science

Student finished watching Bill Nye - Seasons and completed the worksheet.
Student began reading about seasons in the 6th Grade SEEd Book (pgs 22-23).


Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th

Thursday, October 5th

Science/Honors Science

Completed Eclipse Venn Diagram.
Handed out Review Sheet & Study Guide for eclipse assessment on Wednesday, October 11th.

Friday, October 6th

Science/Honors Science


Wednesday, October 4th


Student compelted an eclipse activity - Big Sun, Small Moon. This demonstrated how the Moon, being small, can cover the Sun.
Why Do We Have Solar Eclipses reading and worksheet.

Honors Science


Tuesday, October 3rd

Students completed the Phases of the Moon end of unit assessment.
Students worked on the Eclipse Basics reading and worksheet and the Why Do We Have Solar Eclipses reading and worksheet.


Friday, September 29th

The Phases of the Moon test will be on Tuesday.

We began the eclipse unit today. Students watched The Universe - Total Eclipse and completed a worksheet.  

They also watched Eclipse - Crash Course in Astronomy and completed a worksheet.


Thursday, September 28th

Science/Honors Science

Students completed a phases of the Moon review - Hiliter Moon presentation and worksheet.


Wednesday, September 27th


Students worked on Phases of the Moon Worksheet Vab.
We handed out 6th Grade SEEd Book. This will act as our text for this school year.

Honors Science

Students finished the EarthKam activity.


Tuesday, September 26th

Science/Honors Science

Phases of the Moon Worksheet - Identifying Moon Phases.
Phases of the Moon worksheet - Moon Phases II.


Monday, September 25th


Students worked on a phases of the Moon worksheet - Ordering Phases of the Moon.

Honors Science

Worked on EarthKam. Students use a camera on the ISS to take pictures of Earth to learn how to analyze satellite images.


Friday, September 22nd

Science/Honors Science

Students watched Bill Nye - The Moon and completed a worksheet.
Students completed Phases of the Moon Worksheet IV.


Thursday, September 21st


Students took a phases review assessment. After the assessment, the worked on phases of the Moon worksheets.

Honors Science

Students began working on the Mars project. We are starting with the What Can We Learn From Images? (Mars and Earth Images) activity.

Wednesday, September 20th

Science/Honors Science

Tuesday, September 19th

Science/Honors Science

Students began working on the Phases of the Moon WebQuest.
Students received the Phases Review Sheet and Study Guide for test on Monday.

Monday, September 18th

Science/Honors Science

Lunar Lollipops – Students made a model of the Moon revolving around the Earth. They saw how and why the Moon changes appearance throughout a month.


Thursday, September 14th

Students read an article, Top 4 Keys to Mastering Moon Phases, and completed a worksheet.
Moon Lab - Bouncing Sunlight. Students demonstrated we see the Moon because of reflected sunlight.


Wednesday, September 13th

Students went outside and observed and recorded the position of the Moon.
Students completed Moon, Earth, & Sun KWL Chart.
Students made a model of the Earth/Moon/Sun system.


Tuesday, September 12th (Substitute)

Science/Honors Science

Students watched MythBusters Ming Dynasty Astronaut and completed a worksheet.

Monday, September 11th

Science/Honors Science

Students finished reading Kids Discover Moon and completing the worksheet.


Friday, September 8th

Science/Honors Science

Students read Kids Discover Moon and completed a worksheet.


Thursday, September 7th

Science/Honors Science

Watched The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed worksheet.

Wednesday, September 6th

Science/Honors Science (Substitute)

Watched MythBusters Dog Myths.

Tuesday, September 5th

Science/Honors Science

Cookie Lab. Students were given three different brands of chocolate chip cookies and had to determine which brand is the best.


Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st

Wednesday, August 30th (Substitute)

Science/Honors Science

Watched Head Rush.

Thursday, August 31st (Substitute)

Science/Honors Science

Watched MythBusters - Mythssion Control.

Friday, September 1st

Science/Honors Science

Student completed a Gobstoppers lab.

Tuesday, September 5th

Science/Honors Science

Students worked on a Cookie Lab. Student were given three different brands of chocolate chip cookies. They had to evaluate them using guidelines and determine which is the best cookie.


Tuesday, August 29th

Science/Honors Science

Students completed the Spaghetti Bridge activity.

Students built a bridge. They placed a piece of spaghetti between the two pyramids. The hung a container on the spaghetti and put pennies in the container. They counted how many they put in until it broke the spaghetti. They repeated the process three times.

Next, they placed a piece of fettuccine between the two pyramids and added pennies to the container until it broke. They also repeated the process three times.

Their task was to determine which best supported the weight - spaghetti or fettuccine.

Monday, August 28th

Science/Honors Science

Classroom procedures were discussed with with each class.

Students completed a lab activity, Penny Experimentation Lab

Students investigated the question does soap added into water affect the surface tension of water. Using a pipette, students dropped plain water on a penny, counting how many drops it could hold. They repeated it five times. Next, they do the same thing with the soapy water.


Thursday, May 25th & Friday May 26th

All classes watched When We Left Earth - Home in Space.

Tomorrow's the last day of school. 

I'll be back August 28th.


Wednesday, May 24th

Science/Honors Science
Students worked on the Adopt-an-Element assignment. Students researched an element and made a poster advertising that element.


Tuesday, May 23rd

Science/Honors Science
Students watched When We Left Earth - The Shuttle.

Monday, May 22nd

Students completed the Atoms and Molecules WebQuest.
Honors Science
End of year party for both honors classes.


Thursday, May 18th

Students worked on two atoms worksheets – Atomic Structure Worksheet & Atoms Family Atomic Math Challenge (atom structure handout, element handout).
Honors Science
We were able to get live protists samples for students to observe with microscopes.