6th Grade

The Physics of a Roller Coaster

posted Apr 23, 2012, 6:01 AM by Edith Fogarty   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 6:13 AM ]

Today you are going to explore how roller coasters work by designing one of your own.  


When you have designed your coaster, reflect on your work by completing the following form:

Roller Coster Reflection


Imperial China Fakebook Page

posted Mar 9, 2012, 5:53 AM by Edith Fogarty   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 6:27 AM ]

You have been studying about some important people in Imperial China.  To show your understanding, you are going to create a "Fakebook" page which includes important facts about their life.  Please look the handout that I have given you for more detailed instructions.

You can go ahead and get started by going to the Fakebook homepage.

Imperial China Fakebook Page


Astronomy Data

posted Feb 27, 2012, 5:47 AM by Edith Fogarty

Good Morning 6th Graders!  Welcome back from break!!  

Our learning intentions today are: 
Students will understand how to enter data into a spreadsheet
Students will understand how to create a graph using data they entered into a spreadsheet
Students will use the skills of copy & paste
Students will be able to create and answer questions using data from graphs they create

You are going to create a spreadsheet using Google Docs.  This might be new for you, so it is an excellent opportunity to learn!  
The information that I would like you to record is the size (in miles) of the planets in our solar system and their distance from the sun (in miles).  Once you have found this information, you will create a graph that shows this information.  Please use this website to find your data.  You can highlight just the numbers you need and then copy & paste them into your spreadsheet.

Privacy Rules!

posted Feb 6, 2012, 5:47 AM by Edith Fogarty   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 6:35 AM ]

Our learning intention today is to understand how websites protect children.  According to CyberSmart!:
  • The United States has a law requiring Web site owners to help protect the private information of kids 13 and younger and to explain how they do so in a privacy notice. In addition, two organizations—Better Business Bureau and TRUSTe—periodically review children's sites to make sure they are protecting children's privacy.
  • NOTE: What CyberSmart! calls “private identity information,” or more simply “private information,” others may call “personal information.” CyberSmart! considers private information to be any information that can be used to discover one's identity.
You are going to work independently to evaluate two websites to see if they are abiding by this law.  
To complete today's activity, click here and find the name of today's lesson.
When you are finished, respond to the questions below in the Comment box.

Questions: 
1.  Why must kids' sites protect children's private information?
2.  How do you use the CyberSmart! checklist to decide whether a site protects kids' privacy?

Identifying High Quality Websites

posted Oct 24, 2011, 5:34 AM by Edith Fogarty

Our learning intention today is to be able to identify high quality websites.  We are going to learn what makes a website reliable.  Afterwards, you will work with a partner to evaluate some websites.

To complete today's activity, please:
1. Go to the CyberSmart! Website
2. Click on "student links"
3. Click on the diamond
4. Find the title of today's lesson, "Identifying High Quality Websites"
5. Work with your partner to complete the Site Evaluation form for 2 websites.
6. Turn in your evaluation forms when you are finished

INGOT Checklist

posted Oct 14, 2011, 5:42 AM by Edith Fogarty   [ updated Jan 9, 2012, 5:42 AM ]

We are going to see how many INGOT skills you have already mastered in your years at Bradford.  In order to do this I would like you to work on the following during today's class:

Computer Care
  • Open a word processing document (your choice of Open Office or Google Docs).  
  • Put your name at the top of the page, aligned to the left.  
  • Title the page (bold & centered), "2. Computer Care." 
  • Write a good paragraph (at least 6 sentences), explaining how we take good care of computers.  You may talk about things you do or don't do to a computer.  
  • Bonus: create a graphic showing responsible and/or irresponsible computer usage
  • When you are finished, print your paragraph and hand it in

Cut/Copy/Paste
  • Open a word processing document (your choice of Open Office or Google Docs)
  • Put your name at the top of the page, aligned to the left.  
  • Title the page (bold & centered), "5. Cut/Copy/Paste."
  • Write 1-2 sentences describing what each feature does (for a total of 3-6 sentences)
  • Bonus: list the keyboard shortcuts for each feature
  • When you are finished, print your paragraph and hand it in

Passwords
  • Open a word processing document (your choice of Open Office or Google Docs)
  • Put your name at the top of the page, aligned to the left   
  • Title the page (bold & centered), "14. Passwords"
  • Write a paragraph explaining why we use passwords AND why it is important to make them secure
  • Bonus: include some "rules" for creating a secure password
  • When you are finished, print your paragraph and hand it in

Computer Pre Assessment

posted Oct 14, 2011, 5:34 AM by Edith Fogarty

Our learning intention today is to begin to answer the question, "What is a Computer?"  To start our lesson, you need to complete the pre-assessment below.  Please press the "submit" button when you are finished.

Computer Pre-Assessment


Computer Basics

posted Oct 7, 2011, 8:06 AM by Edith Fogarty   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 9:45 AM ]

Now that we have learned about the basic parts of a computer, please show your learning by completing the following form.

Computer Basics


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