• Please see our agenda below.  I shall add the newest week first.  I have added daily assignments, labs, and other work to the links.  Please check for announcements as well.  **Subject to change due to student interest, pacing, and time allotments**

    Week of December 5th:  SWBAT investigate and construct an explanation demonstrating that radiation from the Sun provides energy and its absorbed to warm the Earth's surface and atmosphere (6.E1U1.6)  

    Monday, 12/5:  Climate Change Color by Number - we reviewed the questions in class and students then colored the picture based on the correct answers  Climate Change Color by Number

    Tuesday, 12/6:  Climate Change reading and questions  Climate Change Reading Page 1  Climate Change Reading page 2  Climate Change Reading page 3  Climate Change reading questions

    Wednesday, 12/7:  Data analysis and graph practice using ice glacier data for the last 80 years.  We analyzed patterns and possible reasons for these patterns  Global Warming Graph 2  Global Warming Graph 3

    Week of November 28th:  SWBAT investigate and construct an explanation demonstrating that radiation from the Sun provides energy and its absorbed to warm the Earth's surface and atmosphere (6.E1U1.6)  

    Monday, 11/28 - Thursday, 12/1:  We will be working on a greenhouse gas concept map including investigation of said gases, their harmful properties, and how they affect our atmosphere.  Students will then be asked to construct a poster including this information, as well as how we can prevent global warming and climate change. (Greenhouse Gases Concept Web)  

    **If student's table of greenhouse gases is not completed by end of class Wednesday, 11/30, it is then considered homework**  On the concept map, students MUST include the following:  1)  Why are greenhouse gases harmful (why are we studying them) and 2) what students can do to prevent global warming.  

    Thursday, 12/1:  We wrapped our last class today to complete the greenhouse gases concept map project.  If it was not completed today in its entirety, it is homework and due tomorrow, 12/2.

    Friday, 12/2:  Impacts of Climate Change reading and graphic organizer (to be put into your ISN)  Impacts of Climate Change and GO

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    Week of November 21st:  SWBAT investigate and construct an explanation demonstrating that radiation from the Sun provides energy and its absorbed to warm the Earth's surface and atmosphere (6.E1U1.6)

    ISN, planner, and bellringer checks this week - bring your supplies EVERY DAY

    Monday, 11/21:  Today, we watched a video on the 5 layers of the atmosphere and took notes using a Cornell Notes format  (5 Layers Atmosphere)

    Tuesday, 11/22:  Today, we labeled the layers of the atmosphere in our ISN as a visual aid.  We also completed a Greenhouse Gases: Ozone reading with questions. (Label Layers Atmosphere)  (Greenhouse Gases  Ozone)

    Wednesday, 11/23:  Meteorology and Atmosphere Wordsearch  (Atmosphere Wordsearch)

    Thursday, 11/24 and Friday, 11/25:  NO SCHOOL due to Thanksgiving Holiday - enjoy!!

    **ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT**  - if your student did not turn in the solar scaled-down map, I am offering an alternate assignment, even though this is over a week old.  This project was worth 25 points and we spent 5 days in class working through the various components.  Please have them complete this assignment in full and in complete sentences by Monday, 11/28.  No late papers will be accepted, no exceptions.  Please check Tyler for any missing assignments.

    Alt Assignment Reading        Alt Assignment Questions and GO

     

     

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    Week of November 14th:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)    

    Monday, 11/14:  Start 'mapping' project (Scaled Solar System)

    Tuesday, 11/15:  Continue and finish 'mapping' project

    Wednesday, 11/16:  Quiz review

    Thursday, 11/17:  Quiz

    Friday, 11/18:  Earth and Space Science Vocab 2  ESS Vocab Unit 2

    Video on Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkwnVZf5vWw

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    Week of November 7th:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)    

    Monday, 11/7 and Tuesday, 11/8:  Today we "scaled-down" the solar system by calculating scaled-down diameters of planets and planetary distances from the sun.  We will use this data on our "mapping" project of the solar system.  Scaled Down Solar System

    Wednesday, 11/9:  Continue data analysis

    Thursday, 11/10:  Science in the News

    Friday, 11/11:  No school - thank you Veterans!

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    Week of October 31st:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)  

    Third Schoology discussion posted - due Monday, 11/7/22

    Monday and Tuesday, 10/31 and 11/1:  Presentations of planets and creatures continues; Bellringer and planner checks

    Wednesday, 11/2:  Constellations investigation

    Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXeEAQtC75g

    Constellation packet  (Constellations Activities)

    Thursday, 11/3:  We will be looking at the planetary atmospheres today to compare/contrast the different planets after hearing about all of them in depth with our presentations Planetary Atmospheres

    Friday, 11/4:  We will be investigating solar system components, how they are measured, brightness, and distances  Classify Stars Cornell Notes  Classify Stars PPT

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    Week of October 24th:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)    

    Monday and Tuesday, 10/24 and 10/25:  No bellringer today, as there will be a substitute here Monday and Tuesday.  Students are to work on their planetary research projects and create a creature that lives on their planet.  Students will work in pairs.  Grading categories are attached on the last page.  Students have to use their best effort, as they will present their planets and creatures at the end of the week.  (Planet and Creature Project)

    Wednesday and Thursday, 10/26 and 10/27:  Additional work time on planet research and creature creation.  Discussed grading expectations with students and for them to do their best work.  Discussed presentations on Friday,.  Those who have finished can work on the solar system and planets wordsearch (SS and Planets Wordsearch) or solar system and planets FIB. (SS and Planets FIB)

    Friday, 10/28:  Planet and creature presentations

    **If you would like to share your Google slides with me, please send them to the following address:  splapp@student.amphi.com.  

     

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    Week of October 17th:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)  

    Monday, 10/17:  Complete coloring of solar system page to be glued into your ISN.  Along with the solar system page, planet notes should also be included.  (Planet Notes)

    Tuesday, 10/18:  Bellringer:  What are the four inner planets?  Which one is the hottest?  Which one is the smallest?  What is the area called between the inner and outer planets?

    Continue/finish planet notes and do Inner Planet Sort (Inner Planet Sort Page 1) (Inner Planet Sort Page 2)

    Wednesday, 10/19:  Bellringer:  What are the four outer planets?  Which is the biggest?  Which is the windiest?  What do you know about constellations?

    Outer Planet Sort (Outer Planet Sort Page 1) (Outer Planet Sort Page 2)

    Thursday, 10/20:  

    Bellringer:  Date your paper for today.  Answer the following questions with true/false:

    1. Neptune is one of the terrestrial planets.

    2. Uranus revolves upright.

    3. Jupiter has 75 moons.

    Solar System Reading with Questions SS reading and questions

    Famous Scientists Webquest Famous Space Scientists

    Friday, 10/21:  

    Bellringer:  Date your paper for today.  Answer the following questions with true/false:

    1. Mars is one of the gas planets.

    2. Mercury has a thin atmosphere with a pockmarked surface.

    3. Saturn has a Giant Red Spot.

    Solar System video by National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=libKVRa01L8

    Continue working on solar system reading and questions, as well as famous scientists webquest.  Planner check for the week.

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    Week of October 3rd:  Students will be able to use ratios and proportions to analyze and interpret data related to scale, properties, and relationships among objects in our solar system (6.E2U1.7)

    Monday, 10/3 and Tuesday, 10/4:  Bellringer:  What do you know about space?  Stars?  Constellations?  What is gravity?  What is the difference between mass and weight?

    Welcome to Earth and Space Science, Unit 1!!  Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDhapt7nw4A

    Earth and Space Science Vocab (ESS Vocab Page 1)  (ESS Vocab Page 2)

     

    Physical Science Unit quizzes returned today.  If you are not happy with your score, you can submit test corrections for 1/2 credit.  You must staple the form to your test, and both you and your parent/guardian must sign it.  It must be turned in no later than tomorrow, 10/4.  (PS Unit Test Corrections Form)

     

     

    Wednesday, 10/5:  Constellations wordsearch  (Constellations Word Search)

     

    Thursday, 10/6:  Solar System Close Reading with Questions  (SS Questions)  (SS Reading Page 1) (SS Reading Page 2 )  

    (SS Reading Page 3)  (SS Reading Page 4

     

    Friday, 10/7:  Finish up prior two days of activities.  Start coloring solar system map for ISN and write down planet descriptions.  (Solar System Map)

     

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    Week of September 26th:  Students will be able to analyze and interpret data to show changes in states of matter, caused by different rates of movement of atoms in solids, liquids, and gases (6.P1U1.1) Students will be able to plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate that variations in temperature and/or pressure affect changes in state of matter (6.P1U1.2)

    Monday, 9/26/22:  Bellringer:  What do column and rows mean on the periodic table?  Where are protons and neutrons located?  Electrons?  Place atomic particles in order from largest to smallest: proton, electron, neutron, atom.  

    Ms. Picton, 6th grade  counselor, visited each section to talk about the reality of 6th grade, the need to be organized, and it's the students' responsibility to keep up with homework, grades, and manage work from absences.  Discussed the importance of being prepared, filling out planners daily, being on time to class, and how to manage one's time.

    Movement of Molecules lab observation (Molecules in Motion)

    Tuesday, 9/27/22:  Bellringer:  Look at the element provided.  What is the atomic mass?  Atomic number?  What does the atomic number represent?  Charges of protons, neutrons, and electrons?  Look at diagram provided.  Label states of matter and changes in state of matter processes.  

    Movement of Molecules lab (see above)

    Wenesday, 9/28/22:  Bellringer:  label atom with appropriate words from word bank.  Provided copies to students missing work.  Deadline to return missing work is next Tuesday, 10/4.  Otherwise, missing assignments will convert to district policy of 50%.

    Physics Unit Quiz Review Review Page 1  Review Page 2

    Thursday, 9/29/22:  QUIZ

    Friday, 9/30/22:  Science in the News

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    Week of September 19th:  Students will be able to identify that all matter is made up of tiny particles (6.P1U1.3)      

    Monday, 9/19/22:  Bellringer:  What is the difference between a group and a period on the periodic table?  What are the most common elements on the periodic table?  What are their characteristics?

    Solids, liquids and gases video

    Notes (Solids liquids gases notes table), page 18 in your ISN

    Sorting activity, page 19  (SLG Sort)

    Tuesday, 9/20/22:  Bellringer:  What kind of shape do solids, liquids, and gases take?  How are the atom particles moving in each state?  Draw a picture of these moving particles in each state.

    Video on melting, freezing, sublimation, condensation, and sublimation  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYU7RSoOZ0U)

    States of Matter (SOM) close reading and definitions  (SOM Part 1, SOM Part 2, SOM Part 3, SOM Part 4)

    Wednesday, 9/21/22:  Crossword and S,L,G structure worksheet  (SLG Wordsearch and Structures)

    Thursday, 9/22/22:  Solids, liquids and gases webquest and ISN page 20 (SOM Webquest)

    QUIZ NEXT THURSDAY, 9/29/22 on Atoms, Periodic Table, and States of Matter

    Friday, 9/23/22: Bellringer:  What is condensation?  What is evaporation?  What are the charges of protons, neutrons, and electrons?

    Solids, liquids, and gases webquest (SLG Webquest Page 1) (SLG Webquest Page 2)

    Week of September 12th:  Students will be able to identify that all matter is made up of tiny particles (6.P1U1.3)    

    Monday, 9/12/22:  Bellringer questions:  Name two groups on the periodic table.  How many elements are on the periodic table?  What two components are in the nucleus of an atom?

    Continue and finish periodic table foldable.  Glue into ISN, page 17.  

    Tuesday, 9/13/22:  Bellringer questions:  What have you learned about the periodic table?  What charge does a proton have?  How is the neutron important in the nucleus?

    Periodic table investigation stations, 5 in total (please see below for links)

    Periodic table investigation  (PT Station 1)

    All About Hydrogen (PT Station 2)

    Positive Messages from the Periodic Table (Positive Messages )

    Hidden Elements  (PT Station 4)

    Elements wordsearch (PT Station 5)

    Wednesday, 9/14 and Thursday, 9/15/22:  Coninue and finish up periodic table stations

    REMINDER:  Second Schoology discussion due tomorrow, Friday, 9/16  

    Friday, 9/16/22:  Bellringer:  Name 2 things you learned about hydrogen.  What is the difference between atomic mass and atomic number?  Wby is hydrogen not part of group 1?  

    Reading of How to Read the Periodic Table ( PT Close Reading )and answer the following questions (writing down the questions) in complete sentences:

    1.  How are the elements in the periodic table arranged?

     

    1.  Explain how are element symbols named.

     

    1.  What is an atomic number?

     

    1.  What is atomic mass?

     

    1.  Explain groups and periods of the periodic table.

     

    1.   Most elements on the periodic table are what kind of material?  Name some physical characteristics of these elements. 

     

    1.  Name TWO fast facts about the periodic table

     

    **If this assignment is not completed during class time, IT IS HOMEWORK**

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    Week of September 5th:  Students will be able to identify that all matter is made up of tiny particles (6.P1U1.3)  

    Monday, 9/5/22:  Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, 9/6/22:  Marshmallow Matter Lab redo.  For a variety of reasons, we will redo this lab without the marshmallows.  The chart will be completed as a class, using the packet of task cards of information.  The completed marshmallow matter chart will be page 16 in your ISN.  Marshmallow Lab Packet and Chart (Matter Lab)

    Wednesday and Thursday, 9/7 and 9/8/22:  Are All Atoms Identical?  Using density cubes, we will simulate different atoms and observe their physical properties.  We will review physical properties to include:  size, shape, mass, color, texture, and buoyancy.  Data Sheet (Are Atoms Identical ID Sheet)

    Movement of Atoms Reading and Questions:

    Read the Movement of Atoms article (Movement of Atoms ) using your close reading strategies.  Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

     

    1. What are the three main phases of matter?

    2.  Explain how atoms move in each of the states of matter.  (three ways per phase)

    3.  What are these changes of matter caused by?

    Friday, 9/9/22:

    Investigation of the periodic table.  We will watch the following video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaphzFWDtw)  and work on the activity  on page 17 of our ISN.  (Periodic Table ISN Foldable)

    **SECOND Schoology discussion posted - DUE FRIDAY, 9/16/22 ** 

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    Week of August 29th:  Students will be able to identify that all matter is made up of tiny particles (6.P1U1.3)

    Monday, 8/29/22:  What is an atom? video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVVDP_XJHkA ), All About Atoms graphic organizer  (All About Atoms GO)

    Important questions:

    • How does an atom behave?

    • What are the three parts of an atom?

    • How do atoms work?  What do they do?

    • What are elements?

    Tuesday, 8/30/22:  Parts of an atom video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GuJUaX0UM )  and notes  (Parts of an Atom)

    Wednesday, 8/31/22:  

    • Bellringer for today, Wednesday, 8/31/22: LABEL READING WITH TODAY'S DATE (POA Close Reading)

      • Finish up your close reading from yesterday and answer the following questions on your reading packet:

      • USE COMPLETE SENTENCES

        • What are the pieces of subatomic particles called?

        • Why is science based on atoms?

        • Where are the electrons found in the atom?

        • How are atoms different from each other?

        • What is an atomic number?

        • How is an entire atom a zero charge?

    • SCIENCE NOTEBOOK CHECK FRIDAY!!  Look on my website for table of contents to date and any missed pages

    Thursday, 9/1/22:  Science in the News (Science in the News)

    Friday, 9/2/22:  Marshmallow Lab, studying atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds  Marshmallow Matter Lab Chart is page 16 in the ISN

    **SCIENCE ISN NOTEBOOK CHECK FRIDAY, 9/2/22**

    Period 7:  Structure of Matter Reading and Questions

    Pick up packet on Structure of Matter

    On separate paper, answer the following questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES:

    1. Define the following:  matter, atom, law of conservation of matter, electron, nucleus, proton, and neutron

    2. Who was Democritus and what did he discover and when?

    3. How small is an atom?

    4. Who discovered the electron and when?

    5. Describe Rutherford’s nucleus discovery.

    6. Explain the laws of conservation of matter in your own words.

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    Week of August 22nd:  Students will be able to identify and describe the steps of the scientific method

    Monday, 8/22/22:  

    Bellringer:  naming the steps of the scientific method via flow chart (Scientific Method Flow Chart)

    Oreo Lab (note: today, we came up with the problem and our hypothesis.  We weighed the double stuff Oreos and the mega stuff Oreos.  We added our data to the cookie + stuff column)

    Tuesday, 8/23/22:

    Oreo Lab continued (note: today, we weighed just the cookie portion of the cookie without the stuff.  We will then calculate the mass of stuff.  We will then graph these and focus on our conclusion.  Whatever is not finished in class is homework. When turning in labs, please be sure to: label both axes on your graph (including measurement units), and complete the conclusion section.

    Wednesday, 8/24/22:  

    Bellringer:  (Scientfiic Method Crossword)

    Thursday, 8/25/22:  

    Bellringer:  (Warm up Scientific Method)

    Activity:  ISN page 12; place the steps of the scientific method in order, matching with the correct description

    Friday, 8/26/22:  Quiz on scientific method steps, lab safety, data analysis

    Scientific Method Reading Comprehension with Questions (SM RC with questions)

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    Week of August 15th:  Students will be able to identify and describe the steps of the scientific method

    Monday, 8/15/22:  Quiz on lab safety and lab tools

    Tuesday, 8/16/22:  Penny lab (Penny Lab)

    Schoology discussion question due Monday, 8/22/22 at 8 am.

    Wednesday, 8/17/22:  Scientific method close reading with matching, multiple choice, and maze activity (Scientific Method Close Reading w/questions)

    Thursday, 8/18/22: M&M lab  (note: today we discussed melting and what makes things melt.  We discussed our hypothesis and did our three timed trials of each of the 6 colors of M&M's.)  (M&M Lab)

    Friday, 8/19/22:  M&M lab continued (note: today we finished up any remaining time trials, calculated averages, learned how to graph those averages for all 6 colors, and discussed the conclusion questions.  Anything not completed in class is considered homework and due on Monday, 8/22/22.  Don't forget, your Schoology discussion question is due Monday, 8/22/22 at 8 am.  

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    Week of August 8th:  Students will be able to identify safe and unsafe behaviors in the lab and describe lab tools

    Monday, 8/8/22:  

    Bellringer:  *3 ways to be a 5-star student; where do you turn in homework; where to check if there is homework, why is it important to keep our room clean*

    Interactive Science Notebook (ISN) set up:  Create three pages of table of contents.  Glue in Interactive Notebook on page 4 (ISN Interactive Notebook) and This Is Your Notebook on page 5.  

    Tuesday, 8/9/22: 

    Bellringer:  Lab Safety Story

    Lab safety video and notes 

    Avtivity:  Safe and Unsafe Lab Behaviors

    Wednesday, 8/10/22: Lab Safety Wordsearch

    Thursday, 8/11/22:  Bellringer, 5 multiple choice questions on lab safety

    ISN Activity, Science Tool Sort

    Friday, 8/12/22:  Bellringer, 5 T/F questions on lab safety

     

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    First Week of School:

    Thursday, 8/4/22:  All About Mrs. Plapp

    Friday, 8/5/22:  Class procedures and expectations, syllabus and lab safety contract review, breakdown of overall day to include: bellringer/homework turn in, greeting, lesson, activity, review/wrap up/clean, planners, and exit tickets.  We discussed the importance of being a 5-star student which entails: keeping your eyes on the speaker, actively listening, mouths closed while others are speaking, keeping hands and feet to oneself, and sitting upright in one's chair, focused and ready to learn.  We reviewed fire drill procedures to include:  lining up at the door, lights off and door closed, walking in a quiet line behind Mrs. Plapp, and remaining quiet for the entire remainder of the drill.

    Activity:  Atom About Me  Students were encouraged to do their very best work, as these beauties will be displayed in the hallway!  Whatever was not finished at the end of the hour will be homework.