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.


4/17/17

Monday, April 17th

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


4/14/17

Friday, April 14th

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


4/13/17

Thursday, April 13th

Science
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.


4/12/17

Wednesday, April 12th

Science
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


4/11/17

Tuesday, April 11th

Science
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.

4/5/17

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.

4/3/17

Monday, April 3rd

Science
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

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

3/30/17

Thursday, March 30th

Thursday, March 30th
Science
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
Science
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.)

3/28/17

Tuesday, March 28th

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

3/27/17

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.

3/24/17

Friday, March 24th

Science
Honors Science

Students watched When We Left Earth - Landing the Eagle.

3/23/17

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.

3/22/17

Wednesday, March 22nd

Science
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.


3/21/17

Tuesday, March 21st

Science
Students completed two Moon phases activities. The first was Going Thru a Phase. Students simulated the Earth, Moon, Sun system. They identified Lunar phases based on the position of all three. The second activity was Oreo phases of the Moon. They used Oreo cookies to make each phase of the Moon as it revolves around Earth.
Honors Science
Students continued working on selecting a Mars research topic (worksheet).


3/20/17

Monday, March 20th

Science/Honors Science

Students watched When We Left Earth - Friends and Rivals. This episode covered the Gemini program. Students also completed a worksheet.


3/17/17

Friday, March 17th

The 6th grade went to the Clark Planetarium. Students saw the star show – The Ultimate Universe. They also saw the IMAX show – Journey to Space 3-D. They looked at the new exhibits in the Planetarium. They watched a Science-on-a-Sphere presentation.


3/16/17

Thursday, March 16th

Science
Finished the Phases of the Moon writing assignment.
Honors Science
Continued working on selecting a research topic (worksheet).


3/15/17

Wednesday, March 15th

Science/Honors Science
Students worked on a Phases assignment. Students wrote five paragraphs explaining the phases of the Moon.


3/14/17

Monday, March 13th

Science/Honors Science


Watched MythBusters - NASA Moon Landing

Tuesday, March 14th

Science
Students made a paper plate model of the Earth, Moon, and Sun system.
Listened to Pulse of the Planet podcasts (The Moon: OriginThe Moon: FaceThe Moon: Changes) and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Began selecting research topic (worksheet).


3/10/17

Friday, March 10th

Science
Students continued working on phases of the Moon worksheets, part V & part VI.
Honors Science
Worked on research questions (online Mars atlas)


3/7/17

Tuesday, March 7th

Science
Student completed two phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part III  & Worksheet, Part IV
Honors Science
Students continued working on research questions (online Mars atlas)


3/6/17

Monday, March 6th

Science
Students completed making their Moon Phases graphic organizers (Waxing/Waning moonsFour Moon PhasesPosition of Earth Moon and SunCause and Effect).
Honors Science
Size and Scale end of unit assessment.
Students completed two identifying phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part I  and Worksheet, Part II.

 Science
Students completed making their Moon Phases graphic organizers (Waxing/Waning moonsFour Moon PhasesPosition of Earth Moon and SunCause and Effect).
Honors Science
Size and Scale end of unit assessment.
Students completed two identifying phases of the Moon worksheets –  Worksheet, Part I  and Worksheet, Part II.

3/2/17

Thursday, March 2nd

Science
Students read pgs. 14-20 in 2016 OER Science text dealing with phases of the Moon.
They started making phases of the Moon graphic organizers. They will be glued in their OER text when completed.
Honors Science
Students began working on research questions (online Mars atlas).


3/1/17

Wednesday, March 1st

Science
Students began working on phases of the Moon worksheets. They completed Moon Worksheet, Part I and Worksheet, Part II.
Honors Science
Students finished watching The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed the worksheet.
We began the Phases of the Moon unit with the lecture.


2/28/17

Tuesday, February 28th

Science
Watched The Day the Moon Was Gone and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Finished working on Question Mars workbook.
Started watching The Day the Moon Was Gone and completing a worksheet.

2/27/17

Monday, February 27th

Science
We completed the size and scale unit with the unit assessment.
We started the phases of the moon with the phases lecture.
Honors Science
Students watched Galaxies and the Expanding Universe and completed a worksheet.
Students completed a size and scale activity - In a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Students mapped the distance to the thirteen brightest stars, using the assigned scale on each map.


2/24/17

February 24th

Science/Honors Science
Students completed a size and scale activity - Solar System Beads. They made a scale model of the Solar System.


2/23/17

Thursday, February 23rd

Science
Students completed a size and scale activity - - Solar System by Half.
Student received the Size and Scale Review Sheet and Study Guide (Test Monday, Feb 27th).
Honors Science
Continued working on Question Mars workbook.


2/22/17

Wednesday, February 22nd

Science/Honors Science
Both classes completed a size and scale activity - How Big, How Far, How Old (images). Students were given a set of images and had to classify them. For each part of the activity (big, far, old), students used different sets of cards. They also had to answer two questions in each section.

2/21/17

Tuesday, February 21st

Science
Size and Scale Activity - In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away. Students mark the positions of the thirteen brightest stars on three different maps.
Honors Science
Students continued working on Question Mars workbook.


2/16/17

Thursday, February 16th & Friday, February 17th

Thursday, February 16th

Science
Students watched Where is Our Place in Space and completed a worksheet. They also completed a size and scale activity called Know Your Galactic Address.
Honors Science
Began the Mars Project with the Question Mars lecture.

Friday, February 17th (Substitute)

Students had a sub today. I was at state workshop on the new science core.
Science/Honors Science

Read Kids Discover - Space Exploration and completed a worksheet.

2/15/17

Wednesday, February 15th

Science
Size and Scale of the Universe Activity - Solar System on a Map.
Honors Science
Constellations unit assessment.

2/14/17

Tuesday, February 14th

Science
Students watched The Universe - the Milky Way and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science


2/13/17

Monday, February 13th

Science/Honors Science

Both classes worked on tow size and scale readings and worksheets - Universe Background Information and How Big is the Universe.

2/9/17

Wednesday & Thursday, February 8th & 9th

Wednesday, February 8th

Science
Students completed the constellations unit assessment.
Honors Science
Student watched Cosmic Voyage and completed a worksheet.

Thursday, February 9th

Science/Honors Science
Students registered for 7th grade.


2/7/17

Tuesday, February 7th

Science
We began the size and scale of the universe unit with a lecture.
Students watched Stars, Light Years, and the Milky Way and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students continued working on the Mapping the Surface of a Planet (images) (feature ID charts) assignment.


2/6/17

Monday, February 6th

Science
Students completed a constellations activity - Straw Stars. Students cut straws to different lengths to represent the distance to the stars in the Big Dipper. This shows students how stars in a constellation are different distances from Earth.
Honors Science
Students completed their Adopt-a-Constellation presentations.


2/3/17

Friday, February 3rd

Science
Each student did their Adopt-A-Constellation presentation.
Honors Science
Student complete the Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors assessment.
Students began working on the Adopt-A-Constellation assignment.


2/2/17

Thursday, February 2nd

Science
Students were assigned a constellation to complete the Adopt-A-Constellation assignment.
Honors Science
Students worked on the Mapping the Surface of a Planet (images) (feature ID charts) assignment.


2/1/17

Wednesday, February 1st

Science
Students watched the Constellation Myths DVD and completed a worksheet.
They also read a series of constellations articles and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
The class finished the Constellation WebQuest.
They also read a series of constellations articles and completed a worksheet..


1/27/17

Friday, January 27th

Science
Using an History of Astronomy Fact Sheet, students completed a History of Astronomy worksheet.
Students watched Observing the Night Sky (about constellations) and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Students continued analyzing Mars images - Geological Features of Mars (Images)


1/26/17

Thursday, January 26th

Science
Students read about winter constellations and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science

Students watched the History of Astronomy and completed worksheet.

Wednesday, January 25th

Science/Honors Science
Students read About Constellations and completed a worksheet.

1/24/17

Tuesday, January 24th

Science
Students watched the History of Astronomy and completed a worksheet.
Honors Science
Student finished Mars Image Analysis (images).


1/23/17

Monday, January 23rd

Science
We began the constellations with the unit lecture.
Honors Science
Meteor Lab - Meteorites and Meteorwrongs. Students were given four rocks. Their assignment was to identify which rock is the meteorite.


1/19/17

Thursday, January 19th

Science
Students finished Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors trading cards assignment.
Handed out the unit review sheet and study guide.
Honors Science
Students began the Getting Started in Mars Image Analysis (images) (worksheet).


1/18/17

Wednesday, January 18th

Science
Students began working on Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors trading cards.
Honors Science

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors lecture.

Tuesday, January 17th

Science/Honors Science


There was a substitute in class today. Students watched MythBusters - Mythssion Control

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.