• 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

    Weeks 1 & 2 Lessons Doc (Lessons for 3/16 - 3/27)

    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 -10 can be found by clicking the link above.

     

     

    Friday 3/27:

    Read the post on the Stream.

    Check PowerSchool. Complete missing assignments and newer Remote Learning work.

    I am grading completed assignments and returning incomplete or poorly-done assignments.

    I posted all three "old" Forces Labs that can be done at home if you are missing them ( I emailed you if missing a formative assessment) - in addition to Rube Goldberg.

    Moon Phase (and Eclipse) Activity sheet with a link to a video if the activity can not be done at your home. (Due 3/27)

    Monday 3/30:

    Read the post on the Stream.

    Check PowerSchool. Complete missing assignments and newer Remote Learning work.

    I am grading completed assignments and returning incomplete or poorly-done assignments.

    I posted all three "old" Forces Labs that can be done at home if you are missing them ( I emailed you if missing a formative assessment) - in addition to Rube Goldberg.

    Ducksters Astronomy for Kids Lunar and Solar Eclipses article. A Google Form is assigned in Classroom with questions.

    Now that you have had a few chances to improve your moon phase skills, re-do your Moon Phase Matching from last week. Our class average was 63%!

    Tuesday 3/31:

    Read the post on the Stream. Complete the Zoom/Google Hangout Survey in the Stream. This is your next best chance to make sure you get the direct help you need to finish important work and understand our content! I plan to address any questions you have about past-due labs, activities or content in live meetings today.

    Check PowerSchool. Complete missing assignments and newer Remote Learning work. I added DOZENS of Missing notifications!

    I am grading completed assignments and returning incomplete or poorly-done assignments. Check your emails and Classroom assignments.

    I posted all three "old" Forces Labs that can be done at home if you are missing them ( I emailed you if missing a formative assessment) - in addition to Rube Goldberg.

     

     

     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.