• Welcome to Mr. Weibel's 6th Grade Science Class!

    Remote Learning Lesson Plans:

    Students MUST sign in to their Google Account and then use this link to check in DAILY!

    Sign-In Form

    • All lesson plans can be found on your Google Classroom page, as usual. A running list of daily assignments is also found below.

    • I will be available daily to answer Classroom Stream questions or emails. I will not be checking all evening long, however.

    • Note the due dates for each activity on the Activity Lists. You will need to do some work everyday!

    • In addition to the daily assignments, you should make the previous Forces and Motion Activities a priority!

    • You should have taken your "worktexts" home. If it was left in my room during this period you may contact the office to retrieve it.

    IF FOR ANY REASON A STUDENT FORGETS A GOOGLE PASSWORD, PARENTS CAN EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND IT!

    Remote Learning Assignments

    Click here for the Weeks 1 - 5 Lessons Doc (Lessons for 3/16 - 4/24)

    A basic running list of assignments and their due dates will compile below. Remember to be sure work from BEFORE Remote Learning began should be completed as well! An archive of lessons from Days 1 - 25 can be found by clicking the link above.

    Click HERE for *Updated* District Remote Learning Daily Schedule

     

     Monday, 5/4 - Tuesday 5/5:

    Please complete all previous work about Earth's Seasons, Solar System AND the Review Quiz from 4/21.

    Fix your past work, AND "Things We Need To Fix Right Now" quiz. You should have a 100% by now! It will count as a 100% on a Formative when done!

    Please take your time on the first Summative lab "How Distance Affects Heat Transfer: Home Version". The Doc in Classroom has 3 video links in it to help explain the details. Please use the videos and read the lab! Take you time and be very thorough. 

    Please "tune in" to your first block at the time specified on the district Remote Schedule. I will be "live" at 10 and 12:30 Monday and 10:50 on Tuesday and, of course, be in the "office hours" during periods 3, 6 and 9. I will remind you about the important assignments from the Solar System Unit and introduce microscopes and the Cell unit. Today's main assignment in the "Remote Version of Microscope Parts" Doc found in Classroom.

    Wednesday, 5/6 - Thursday 5/7:

    In addition to the items listed for Monday/Tuesday above, please complete the following:

    Open your Characteristics of Life and the Cell Theory: Video Series Doc in Classroom. Read the top, and answer the preview question. Then click the links to the short videos as you answer the questions in the Doc. There are 5 short videos that run a total of about 22-23 minutes, or about “1 Bill Nye”.

    Monday, 5/11 - Tuesday 5/12:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Open your Exploring Types of Cells Intro: Prokaryotic Vs. Eukaryotic Cells Doc in Classroom. Read the top, then click the links to the short videos as you answer the questions and fill in the graphic organizers in the Doc. There are 4 short videos that run a total of about 12 ½  minutes, then a brief “Microscope Station” where you analyze two microscope slides.

    Wednesday, 5/13 - Thursday 5/14:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Open your Grand Cell Tour, Cell Organelles, Plant and Animal Cell Interactive Doc in Classroom. Read the instructions above each section, then click the links to help answer the questions and fill in the graphic organizers in the Doc. There are 4 short videos that run a total of about 17 ½ minutes, then a brief “Online Cell Simulation Station” where you click and drag cell organelles to the correct spots in animal and plant cells and a Venn Diagram.

    Monday, 5/18 - Thursday, 5/21:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Make sure you have completed the Life and Cells videos series and fill-in Docs before you attack this week's summative Cell City Project! You have a Doc in Classroom that is armed with links to video lessons and explanations that will help complete this cell metaphor project.

    Tuesday, 5/26 - Wednesday 5/27:

    For the last assignment dealing with cells and their organelles, you can practice the past 3 weeks of content on this quizlet about Cells and their Organelles. If you never used it, try the Flashcards and then master the Learn app. Notice the 3 parts of the cell theory are on here! When you feel you are ready, compete the formative quiz in Classroom on your Google Form, Cell and their Organelles.  Right now, you do NOT have the option to submit and then fix answers!

    Thursday, 5/28 - Friday 5/29:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Complete From Cells to Organisms, Putting It All Together Doc found in Classroom. It includes links to two videos. I suggest also clicking on the Genetics Terms Quizlet to get a head start on the new vocabulary we will need for the rest of the year.

    Monday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 2:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Complete the Introduction to Genetics and Heredity Guided Notes by watching my video version of the Google Slides Presentation. I will likely post more helpful videos also! After completing the notes, I strongly suggest praticing the words on Quizlet

    Wednesday, June 3 - Thursday, June 4:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Complete the Genes, Mendel and Heredity using Punnett Squares Doc. This has links to videos including two made by Mr. Weibel. This is important because it will show you how to do your own Punnett Squares and solve your own genetics problems. If you do not do this, you will not be able to do the rest of the year, including our final summative assessment, the Alien Genetics Project!

    Monday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 9:

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    Complete the Genetics and Punnet Squares: Heredity and Probability Problems Doc in Classroom. It looks long but, if you know what you’re doing, it will be fun and easy. If you did not do the assignments starting on 6/1 - 6/2 above, you may NEED to do those first!

    Wednesday, June 10 - the end of the year!

    In addition to the items listed above, please complete the following:

    I am posting the FINAL ASSIGNMENT OF THE YEAR! The Alien Genetics Project is summative and it has a video link that introduces and explains the project! 

     

    Attention Parents / Guardians:

    **Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework!

    **I would suggest equipping our students with inexpensive earbuds (Five Below, etc) to use for videos and interactive activities on laptops during class. I never suggest bringing expensive items into the school, but that is an option as well.  

    Plus, in order to help me maintain reliable communication with you about your child please click here and fill out a very basic Google Form.

    Thank you! - Mr. Weibel

    Course Description:

    Science in sixth grade consists of an integrated curriculum combining Earth, physical, and life science. Topics include the following major units:

    •  Forces and Motion
    •  Space and Astronomy 
    •  Cells and Heredity   

     

    The District Grading Protocol:

    Hamilton Township Schools maintains a district-wide grading policy that breaks grades into 3 different categories. I will be using an approach called the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, or LATIC. Work will be completed and left in classroom folders in concert with Google Classroom. Grades will often come in waves as students work on unit-sized activity lists. During these units, work will still be graded within the 3 district-wide categories as follows:

    Summative grades include major tests (few, if any) and most projects (most common). Together, the assessments of this type count as 50% of the marking period grade.

    Formative grades include small tests or quizzes and minor projects and classwork.  Together, the assessments of this type count as 40% of the marking period grade.

    Independent Practice grades include homework and most classwork. Together, the assessments of this type count as 10% of the marking period grade.