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.


Wednesday, May 17th

Students watched a DVD about anti-biotic resistant bacteria, Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - PBS Frontline. We didn’t have time to watch this during the microorganisms unit.


Tuesday, May 16th

Students watch a DVD about the Periodic Table.
They began working on an Atomic Basics worksheet (atom structure handout, element handout).


Friday, May 12th

Students were assigned to look at slides through a microscope and draw what they saw.
Honors Science
With almost ¼ of the class absent today, we watched MythBusters – Hollywood Movie Myths.


Thursday, May 11th

Science/Honors Science
Students watched Building Blocks of Matter, a DVD about atoms and completed a worksheet.
Students completed the Give One/Get One activity. In their science journals, students divided in page into two columns. One column had the heading “Give One” and the other “Get One.” While watching the DVD, student listed 8 to 10 things they learned watching the DVD under the “Give One” column. The students changed groups three times. Each time, each student shared two things they learned from the DVD. If they had not written it down, they recorded it in the “Get One” column.
Using the information from the “Get One”/“Give One” columns, students made an atoms Venn Diagram.


Tuesday, May 9th

Over the next three days, all 6th grade science classes will be looking at microorganisms through a microscope. Today students learned how to use a microscope and identify specimens.


Monday, May 8th

Having finished SAGE testing, I will be experimenting with the new SEED Standards for 6th grade next year. The one I have selected is the Energy and Matter strand (energy and matter SEED strand). We began it to with an Introduction to atoms.
Honors Science
Finished revised Mars presentations.


Tuesday, May 2nd

Science/Honors Science
Students watched Cosmic Voyage and completed a worksheet.
They also watched Stars, Light Years and the Milky Way and completed a worksheet.


Monday, May 1st

Science/Honors Science
Students watched Science Court - Seasons and completed a worksheet as a quick review of the seasons unit.
Students watched Observing the Night Sky and completed a worksheet as a quick review of the constellations unit.


Friday, April 28th

Science/Honors Science
Students conducted a yeast experiment. They tested three different “foods” to see which “food(s)” “grew” yeast the best.


Thursday, April 27th

Science/Honors Science
Conducted yeast experiments. Students were given supplies and they were assigned to create experiments to demonstrate what items would help yeast grow.

Wednesday, April 26th

Science/Honors Science

Students read "A Day in Your Life with Fungi" and made a book identifying how fungi affected their life throughout the day (fact sheet).


Tuesday, April 25th

Science/Honors Science
Students finished working on the Fungi-The Essentials assignment.
Students completed the Beneficial Fungi "Wanted Poster" assignment.


Monday, April 24th

Students took the Protist Unit Assessment.
Science/Honors Science
Both classes began working on Fungi-The Essentials assignment. This will introduce fungi to the students.


Thursday, April 20th

Honors Science

Finish protist C-Level assignments.

Wednesday, April 19th

Students presented their protozoan poster and facts.
Student continued working on the protist C-Level assignments.
Honors Science

Students finished working on the bacteria B-Level assignment.
Students began working on protist C-Level assignments.
Handed out bacteria review sheet and study guide for bacteria assessment Friday.


Tuesday, April 18th

Finished working on the protist webquest.
Honors Science
Students finalized their Mars presentations. Presentations will be on Thursday.


Monday, April 17th

Students took the bacteria unit assessment (unit and vocabulary)
Began working on protist webquest.
Honors Science
Students finished the Bacteria C-Level Assignments.


Friday, April 14th

Students finished their microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Worked on microorganisms C-Level assignments.


Thursday, April 13th

Students continued working on microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Students finished their Mars proposals. We are now working with Arizona State to schedule a time for them to present their proposals.


Wednesday, April 12th

Today we were on a late-start/assembly schedule which meant students only spent 30 minutes in class. We had enough time to give students the protist unit pre-assessment (unit vocabulary).

The bacteria unit assessment will be on Monday, April 17th. Study guide and review sheet handed out.
Honors Science
Students present their Bacteria reports


Tuesday, April 11th

Students presented their Bacteria reports
After the reports, students began working on microorganisms B-Level assignments.
Honors Science
Students are finishing up their Mars proposals.

Monday, April 10th

Science/Honors Science
Students finished work on the Bacteria WebQuest. They will present their bacteria report tomorrow.


Wednesday, April 5th

Science/Honors Science
Students continued to work on the Bacteria WebQuest. They will finish Monday and present their posters to the class Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 4th

Science/Honors Science
Student were assigned to go to the Bacteria in the Cafeteria website. They explored the site, completing a worksheet while exploring the site.
Student began working on the Bacteria WebQuest. Each group will make a poster about bacteria and present their information to the class.


Monday, April 3rd

Today was the last day for students to finish C-Level microorganisms assignments.
Honors Science
Students began working on C-Level microorganisms assignments.

Friday, March 31st

Continued working on the Microorganisms Unit Assignments
Honors Science
Students took the phases of the Moon assessment.


Thursday, March 30th

Thursday, March 30th
Students began working on the Microorganisms Unit Assignments. Students have been given a choice of which assignment to complete.
Honors Science

Student are working on their Mars presentations (due April 13th).

Wednesday, March 29th

Wednesday, March 29th
Students finished the Kids Discover - Microbes and worksheet assignment.
Honors Science

Students watched Understanding Bacteria and completed a worksheet. (Go to the March 28th post for more information.)


Tuesday, March 28th

Students watched Understanding Bacteria and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Student are working on their Mars presentations.


Monday, March 27th

Science/Honors Science
We began our microorganisms unit today. Students took the Bacteria Unit Pre-Test.
They then read Kids Discover - Microbes and completed a worksheet.


Friday, March 24th

Honors Science

Students watched When We Left Earth - Landing the Eagle.


Thursday, March 23rd

I attended a workshop about the new science core at the district office. The substitute showed students When We Left Earth - The Explorers. They completed a worksheet.


Wednesday, March 22nd

Students completed a phases of the Moon Quiz. They also made two phases graphic organizers (8 sided dicePhases Shutter Book).
Honors Science
Students completed a phases of the Moon Quiz. They also completed a phases activity – Oreo phases of the Moon.