1/12/17

Thursday, January 12th

Science/Honors Science
Students watched The Universe - Ride the Comet and completed a worksheet.


1/11/17

Wednesday, January 11th

Science
Students read two articles, Cool, Curious Comets and The Adventure is Waiting and completed a worksheet (Cool Curious Comets worksheet and The Adventure is Waiting worksheet.
Honors Science
Gravity Lab - How Low Can You Go?


1/10/17

Tuesday, January 10th

Science
Students completed the Gravity unit assessment.
Students watched Bill Nye - Asteroids and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science


1/9/17

1/4/17

Wednesday, January 4th

Science
Students read four gravity articles and completed a worksheet. Our gravity unit assessment will be on Monday, January 9th. Students received the gravity review sheet and study guide.
Honors Science


1/3/17

Tuesday, January 3rd

Science
Finished the Gravitation Explorations.
Honors Science
Students completed a Mars lab - What Happens When Material is Removed from Beneath the Surface. Using dice and sugar cubes, student learned what happened as the sugar cubes dissolve in water. The “surface” slumps. The same things happen on Mars.


12/23/16

Friday, December 23rd

Science/Honors Science
Students began a gravity activity - Gravity Explorations. They worked on Part A of the assignment.  Students calculated their weights on other worlds.


12/22/16

Thursday, December 22nd

Science
Students completed a gravity lab - Staying Up While Falling Down. Using a pvc pipe, string, and different sizes of washers, students demonstrated why planets closer to the Sun move faster than those farther away.
Honors Science
Students completed two labs which demonstrated weight has no effect on how fast an object falls – Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.


12/21/16

Wednesday, December 21st

Happy Winter Solstice!

Science
Students completed two gravity labs. The first was Quicker. Students pushed sticks of different lengths down at the same time.  This demonstrated why planets closer to the Sun move faster than planets farther away.
The second gravity lab was How Low Can You Go? Students compared mass and weight.
Honors Science
Students completed the planets unit by taking the final unit assessment.
We began our gravity unit with a lecture.


12/20/16

Tuesday, December 20th

Science
Students completed to gravity labs demonstrating that all  objects fall at the same speed regardless of weight - Free Fall & Gravity on Earth.
Honors Science
Ms. Perea was not here today, so there was no Mars activity.  Students watched MythBusters - Ancient Death Ray/Skunk Cleaning/What Is Bulletproof?


12/19/16

Monday, December 19th

Science
Students completed the planets unit assessment.
We began  the gravity unit with the Lecture and notes.
Honors Science
Students read What Would It Be Like to Fall Through Jupiter article and completed a worksheet.
Students began reading Kids Discover Planets and worksheet.


12/16/16

Friday, December 16th

Science
Student finished working on the Planetary Travel Brochure (sample) (links).
Honors Science
Students worked on a Comparing the Planets worksheet (data sheet). Students compared and contrasted the rocky planets and the gas giants.


12/15/16

12/14/16

Wednesday, December 14th

Science
Students began Working on the Planetary Travel Brochure (sample) (links). Students pick a planet and develop a brochure encouraging people to visit their planet.
Honors Science

Students continued working on the Solar System Trading Cards assignment.

12/13/16

Tuesday, December 13th

Science
Students took a planets quiz.
They finished watching Bill Nye - Gravity/Science Court Gravity and completed the worksheet.
Honors Science
Students began a Mars Lab - Did Wind Create Features on Mars? (images). Using sand, students blew sand in different directions to see what sand blown by wind looks like.


Monday, December 12th

Science
We began our gravity unit today.  Students watched Bill Nye - Gravity and Science Court Gravity and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science

Students began working on the Solar System Trading Cards assignment.

12/9/16

Friday, December 9th

Science
Solar System Trading Cards assignment.
Honors Science
Jupiter's Shrinking Red Spot and worksheet.
Uranus and Venus - The Strange Twins and worksheet.
Planets classifcation worksheet I.
Planets classification worksheet II

Thursday, December 8th

Science
Solar System Trading Cards assignment.
Honors Science

Wednesday, December 7th

Science
Solar System worksheet - Abducted by Aliens.
Solar System worksheet - How Old Are You?
Honors Science

Solar System worksheet - Planet Riddles (Fact sheet).
Solar System worksheet - Earth and Moon Gossip (Fact sheet).

Tuesday, December 6th

Science/Honors Science (Substitute)
Watched The Universe - The Outer Planets and completed worksheet.

Monday, December 5th

Science
Solar System worksheet - Planet Riddles (Fact sheet).
Solar System worksheet - Earth and Moon Gossip (Fact sheet).
Honors Science

Watched The Universe - The Red Planet Mars and worksheet

12/1/16

Thursday, December 1st

Science/Honors Science
Watched Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Jupiter and completed worksheet.

Wednesday, November 30th

Science/Honors Science
Watched Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Saturn and completed worksheet.

Tuesdy, November 29th

Science
Finished Kids Discover Planet magazine and worksheet.
Read Star Witness News - Jupiter's Red Spot is Shrinking and worksheet.
Honors Science
Began working on Mars Impact lab.

Monday, Novermber 28th

Monday, November 28th
Science
Worked on Kids Discover Planet magazine and worksheet.
Honors Science
Watched Bill Nye Planets and worksheet.

11/16/16

Wednesday, November 16th

Science
Students finished reading Kids Discover Solar System and completed worksheet.
Honors Science
Seasons review.


11/15/16

Monday, November 14th & Tuesday, November 15th

Monday, November 14th
Science
Students completed the seasons end of unit assessments.
Honors Science
Rotation labs - Tracking Shadows over Time & Making a Sun Clock.            

Tuesday, November 15th
Science
Solar System Worksheet - Can You Planet?
Began reading Kids Discover Solar System.
Honors Science

Blue Marble Matches, pgs. 10-13.

11/10/16

Thursday, November 10th

Science
Students received the seasons review sheet and study guide. They will take the seasons assessment on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Our next unit is the Solar System. To introduce students to the Solar System, students watched 95 Worlds and Counting and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students continued identifying Earth geological features. They worked on Blue Marble Matches, pgs. 8-9.


11/8/16

Tuesday, November 8th

Science
Student worked on an earth rotation lab - Tracking Shadows Over Time. Students place a straw in clay on a sheet of tagboard. They drew a line showing the position of the shadow over thirty minutes.  This demonstrated Earth’s rotation and the shadow moved in a regular manner over thirty minutes.
Honors Science
Students worked on Blue Marble Matches, ps. 6-8. They began to recognize four processes that affect the geology of an area – wind, water, impacts, and volcanoes.

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11/7/16

Monday, November 7th

The Clark Planetarium AstroVan visited our school and talked about the Solar System.

11/4/16

Thursday, November 3rd & Friday, November 4th

Thursday, November 3rd

Science
Students conducted a direct/indirect heat energy (sunlight) lab - Why is Summer Hot? Students had two thermometers. One received direct heat energy and the other received indirect heat energy.  Students compared temperature over thirty minutes.
Honors Science
Students began working on learning how to analyze Earth images with the NASA program  Blue Marble Matches (pgs. 1-3).

Friday, November 4th

Science
Students took a seasons quiz.
Honors Science
We reviewed seasons.


Our classes were about 25 minutes today. The 6th Grade went to a STEM fair at the County Fairground.

11/1/16

Tuesday, November 1st

Tuesday, November 1st
Science
Students completed two direct/indirect sunlight (heat energy) labs - How Angle Changes Intensity and Exploring the Sun's Height Above the Horizon. Both labs again demonstrated the larger the angle, the smaller surface area covered; the smaller the angle, the larger surface area covered.
Honors Science
We began with seasons unit with the Reason for the Seasons Lecture.


10/31/16

Monday, October 31st

Science
Students completed a direct/indirect sunlight (heat energy) lab - Seasons Four Times a Year. Using a flashlight and a protractor, students shine the flashlight on graph paper at four different angles. They calculate the area covered by each circle at each angle.
Honors Science
To celebrate Halloween, students listened to the Orson Wells War of the World broadcast.

10/28/16

Thursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28th

Thursday, October 27th
Science
Using the State 6th Grade book, students read the seasons section and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students completed two sound labs - Bee Hummer and Sound Sandwich.

Friday, October 28th
Science
Students completed a seasons lab - Earth's Movement Around the Sun. Using a globe and a flashlight, students simulated Earth’s revolution around the Sun.
Honors Science

Watched MythBusters - Swimming in Syrup.

10/24/16

Monday, October 24th

Monday, October 24th
Science
Students completed the Science Court/Nye Seasons DVD Worksheet.
Students reviewed the seasons Chapter in State Science Book (pgs 23-28).
Honors Science
Students continued working on sound labs - Plucker UpParty Line, and King Gong.