• HAMILTON TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT IS MOVING TO REMOTE LEARNING STARTING MARCH 16, 2020.

     

    ALL CLASS ASSIGNMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM. STUDENTS HAVE BEEN VERSED ON HOW TO COMPLETE THEIR ASSIGNMENTS AND WHERE TO LOOK!

     

    EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

    mcesaro-golding@hamilton.k12.nj.us 

                         OR POST YOUR QUESTIONS IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. 

     

    The new remote learning schedule begins Monday, March 4. Please follow the below times to meet with me Monday-Thursday:

     

    Remote Learning Schedule

    Below I've listed the assignments for the next 10 days. Many are to be completed either on Google Classroom or the Pearson Online Textbook website. Please refer to my Google Classroom page for all the needed links. If you forget how to sign-in to the online textbook, see the tab on this page titled "ONLINE TEXTBOOK" for step-by-step instruction. 

    MARCH 16 Day 1 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Workbook: Read pages 201-202.. Complete Figure 1#s 1, 2, & fill-in; Figure 2 a, b, and c. 
    2. Click the link titled “interface”. Complete the interactive activity on magnetism. 
    3. Watch the YouTube Video, “What Will Happen When Earth’s North and South Pole Flip?”. Select the link titled “GOOGLE FORMS” and answer the questions.
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Do this assignment in the HOMEWORK page of Google Classroom. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 


    MARCH 17 Day 2 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Workbook: Read pages 204-205. Complete the Identify the Main Idea question and Figure 3. 
    2. Watch the YouTube Video “How Do Compasses Work?”and the video “Magnetic Declination”. Think about why magnets point North...are they really pointing to MAGNETIC North????? Extra Credit - email me an answer and explain. The answer is somewhere on page 204 of your workbook!!!
    3. Go to your Pearson Realize website and complete the assignment titled “Magnetic Fields Lesson Quiz”. Use your book to help you!
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 

     

    MARCH 18 DAY 3 ACTIVITIES: 

    1. Workbook: Read pages 208-211. Complete Figure 1, Assess Your Understanding 1b, Figure 2, Assess Your Understanding 2a & 2b. 
    2. Read the short article “What Are Electromagnets Used For in Everyday Life?” Select the FIRST “GOOGLE FORM”. Be sure it is titled "Common Uses of Electromagnets". Answer the questions and submit. 
    3. Go to your Pearson Realize website and complete the assignment titled “Electromagnetism Virtual Lab”. Select the SECOND “GOOGLE FORM” titled "Electromagnetism Virtual Lab". Answer the questions and submit. 
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 

     

    MARCH 19 DAY 4 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Watch the YouTube documentary titled “Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison”. 
    2. Open the THIRD Google Form titled "The War of the Currents - Tesla vs Edison". Watch the documentary and answer the questions in the Google Form. Submit the activity when you are finished. Did you learn some things that surprised you? 
    3. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in TODAY on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 

     

    MARCH 20 DAY 5 ACTIVITIES:

    1. Workbook: Read pages 213; 216-217. Complete Figure 1 #s 1, 2, and fill-in; Figure 3, and , Assess Your Understanding 2a and 2b. 
    2. Go to your Pearson Realize website and complete the assignment titled “Electric Motors Virtual Lab”. Select the link titled “GOOGLE FORMS” and answer the questions. 
    3. Complete the Edulastic Chapter 7 Assessment. When prompted, select "Sign In With Google". There are 11 questions. Use your workbook to help you. 

    On Monday, we will be starting the Astronomy Unit. Be sure to go to the new Google Classroom next week. If you haven’t already joined, the code is y2zn43g
    Also be sure to start using your new Astronomy and Space Science books on Monday. If you have been absent and have not yet received your copy yet, it is waiting for you in the Main Office at Grice. 

     

    MARCH 23 DAY 6 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Read pages 4; 6; 8-9. Complete the My Planet Diary #s 1-2 (on the first page), Figure 3, Asses Your Understanding 1a and b. 
    2. Read the Science World Article “New Shapes In The Sky”. Scroll through the constellation pictures. See if you can find a new shape of your own in the sky. 
    3. Go to your Pearson Realize website and watch the Untamed Science Video “Phased By the Moon”. The complete the question on the next page and submit your answer.
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 

    MARCH 24 DAY 7 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Workbook: Read pages 11-12; 14-16. Complete Figure 2, Assess Your Understanding 1a and b, Figure 3, and Figure 4. 
    2. Watch the Ed Puzzle “Rotation and Revolution #1”. Write the title of the video and your score on page 12. 
    3. Watch the Ed Puzzle “Rotation and Revolution #2”. Write the title of the video and your score on page 14. 
    4. Select the FIRST Google Form below. Be sure it is titled "Ed Puzzle Rotation and Revolution Videos". Fill in the form and submit. 
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 


    MARCH 25 DAY 8 ACTIVITIES:


    1. Watch the YouTube Video “Bill Nye explains the Seasons”. 
    2. Go to your Pearson Realize website and complete the assignment titled “Seasons and Earth’s Revolution Interactivity”. Complete all the questions. 
    3. Next complete the “Earth In Space Lesson Quiz” also on the Pearson Website. Use your workbook to help you.
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in at the end of the week on the HOMEWORK page for a grade.

     

    MARCH 26 DAY 9 ACTIVITIES

    1. Workbook: Read pages 18-20. Complete Figure 2, Assess Your Understanding 1a, b, and c, and Do The Math. 
    2. Watch the three videos that start with numbers, 3, 4, and 5. 
    3. Select the link titled “Physics Simulation”. Play around with the simulation. Then answer the two questions on the Google Form 
    4. Complete the Vocab HW for today on Google Docs. Turn in TODAY on the HOMEWORK page for a grade. 

     

    MARCH 27 DAY 10 ACTIVITIES

    1. Workbook: Read pages 22-24. Complete My Planet Diary, Apply It, Figure 1, Figure 2. 
    2. Visit the link “Moon Phase Simulation”. Observe how the Moon looks and the amount of light that reaches the Moon as it revolves around the Earth. Then, select each Moon Phase from the drop down box at the top of the page and study how each different phase looks as the Moon revolves around the Earth. 
    3.Select the link titled EFK. Play the Moon Challenge game. 
    4. Go to your online textbook. Complete the assignment "Moon Phases Lesson Quiz". Use your workbook to help you. 

     

     

    Welcome Parents and Students! This website will provide information on homework, due dates, and other classroom information. 

    I send announcements about homework and upcoming assignments through "Remind". If you'd like to receive these messages, please click on the "Important Class Codes" tab to find out how you can sign up. 

     

    You can contact me through email at mcesaro-golding@hamilton.k12.nj.us. I am also available for phone conferences whenever you feel the need to discuss your child’s progress in Science class. Email me at the above address and we can set up a day and time to talk. If you feel you need to conference with all of your child’s teachers, contact their guidance counselor to set that meeting up separately.

     

    Sixth Grade Life students will study: 

    A. Forces and Motion

    • Research how Newton's Laws of Motion apply to real-world concepts.
    • Determine the factors that affect electromagnetic forces work.
    • Understand how mass determines gravitational force. 

     

    B. Astronomy and Space Science

    • Use models of the Earth, Moon and Sun system to investigate seasons and phases.
    • Research the role of gravity in the motions of planets and space systems.
    • Determine how to analyze the scale-size of objects in space.

     

    C. Cells and Heredity

    • Use models to investigate cell parts and how they function as a whole.                     
    • Investigate how body systems function as a whole.
    • Discuss how the environment plays a role in genetic traits.

     

    SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CLASS:

    • workbook - provided in Science
    • three-ring binder
    • agenda pad - provided in homeroom at the beginning of the year
    • Spiral or marble notebook - for vocabulary homework
    • pens, pencils, and highlighters
    • recycable materials - save your empty water bottles, drink caps, paper towel rolls, etc, for project was complete throughout the semester. 
    • Homework Folder - provided in class. This stays in the bookbag. Important papers for home, homework assignments, and assignments not finished in class go in this folder. 

     

    Let's have a fun and educational year together!

    Parent Information Letter

    About the LATIC Program

    Technology Permission Form

    District Technology Form

    6th Grade Science Syllabus

    Back-To-School Night Handout, September 27, 2019

  • Throughout the school year, students explore the above Science topics through a program called LATIC.  The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom is a system of standards-based structures and strategies that effectively prepare students for college and career. With this goal in mind, the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom is designed around ten principles:


    Higher-Order, Open-Ended Problem-Solving
     High Academic Standards
     Learning from a Felt Need
     Global Citizenship
     Individual Learning Paths
     Student Responsibility for Learning
     Connected Learning
     Collaboration
     High Social Capital
     Technology Infusion 

     

    The students prepared the below screencasts to help further explain how the LATIC philosophy enhances our classroom learning. 

    Activity Lists             Small Group Mini Lessons                                             

    Rubrics                     Student Self-Reflection

    Benchmark Lessons       Task Statement                                    

    Scheduling                                   Technology in the Classroom

    Expert Board, Help Board, & Parking Lot      The Remind App        

    Having Choice in Activities                           Resource Table    

    Home Groups                                           Homework          

    How-To Folders