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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. Geology and Geologic History
- Determine how rock strata gives us clues about geologic events.
- Investigate the rock cycle.
- Research how the Earth's surface has changed over time due to geological forces.
C. 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.
D. 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
- loose leaf paper
- pens, pencils, and highlighters
- Science Journal: marble or spiral notebook
Let's have a fun and educational year together!
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
Individual Learning Paths
Student Responsibility for Learning
High Social Capital
The students prepared the below screencasts to help further explain how the LATIC philosophy enhances our classroom learning.