9/21/17

Thursday, September 21st

Science

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.

9/14/17

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.


9/13/17

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.


9/11/17

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.


9/9/17

Friday, September 8th

Science/Honors Science


Students read Kids Discover Moon and completed a worksheet.

9/7/17

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.

9/5/17

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.


8/29/17

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.

5/25/17

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.

5/24/17

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.


5/23/17

Tuesday, May 23rd

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


Monday, May 22nd

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

5/18/17

Thursday, May 18th

Science
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.


5/17/17

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.



5/16/17

Tuesday, May 16th

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


5/12/17

Friday, May 12th

Science
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.


5/11/17

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.


5/9/17

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.

5/8/17

Monday, May 8th

Science
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.


5/2/17

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.


5/1/17

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.


4/28/17

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.


4/27/17

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).

4/25/17

Tuesday, April 25th

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


4/24/17

Monday, April 24th

Science
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.


4/20/17

Thursday, April 20th

Science
Honors Science

Finish protist C-Level assignments.

Wednesday, April 19th

Science
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.

4/18/17

Tuesday, April 18th

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