Welcome to the class website for Mrs. Chin's 6th and 7th grade science!  This website is designed to give you all the information you need about what is happening in class.  Throughout these pages, you will find project descriptions, announcements, homework assignments, lesson handouts, powerpoint presentations, and much more.  The home page will show you the most recent activities, but for more detail or to see older assignments, see the individual tabs above. 


New Announcements

  • 7th grade - Assessment Next Friday (March 25) 7th grade will have their astronomy unit assessment on Friday, March 25.  This assessment will include:Solar SystemFormationTerrestrial vs Gas PlanetsLife Cycles of StarsHigh mass vs. Low massStar Characteristics (Size, Color, Temperature, Brightness)Birth, Life Stages, and DeathHR diagramsOur SunOrder of the Universe (coming soon)Relative sizes and distances of objects throughout the universeSmallest to LargestClosest to Farthest
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 11:27 AM by Unknown user
  • Cell Project Due Monday 2/22 Students have been working on a project all week identifying the organelles and their functions in the cells.  The final product will be due on Monday at the end of class.  The project description and rubric is attached. 
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 11:51 AM by Unknown user
  • 6th Grade - Assessment on Tuesday 2/23 Students will be assessed on their knowledge of cells, microscopes, and the scientists who pioneered this field.  A study guide is attached.  Students received the study guide on Tuesday this week. 
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 11:48 AM by Unknown user
  • 6th Grade - Microscope Quiz - Wednesday, Feb 3 Students will be assessed on their knowledge of the microscope, its parts, its functions, and proper procedure for using the microscope.  The expectation is for students to pass this quiz before using the microscopes the following week.
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 9:02 AM by Unknown user
  • 6th Grade - Assessment on Monday!! This will be a partially open-note assessment on the forms of energy, types of energy transformations, and the law of conservation of energy.  The following topics will be assessed:  –Forms of Energy (C.E.M.E.N.T.) –Energy Transformations –Law of Conservation of Energy (define and provide example scenario)
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 11:37 AM by Unknown user
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6th Grade Science Notes

  • Thursday, March 17 - Photosynthesis and Light Students will explore the process of photosynthesis and light's role in photosynthesis through a guided reading packet.  Any work not completed in class will be due Tuesday, March 22 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:21 PM by Unknown user
  • Wednesday, March 16 - Levels of Organization of Life Today the class reviewed the levels of organization from the image they examined yesterday.  They reviewed the answers to the main idea and details they worked on yesterday.  Students then ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:19 PM by Unknown user
  • Tuesday, March 15 - Levels of Organization of Life Students began exploring how life is organized by different levels, but all these levels are connected and come together to form living organisms.  They examined a picture and were to ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:16 PM by Unknown user
  • Monday, March 14 - Characteristics of Life Students explored what characteristics are necessary for something to be considered "alive."  They then discussed examples of things that are living and non-living and why they fit into those ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:13 PM by Unknown user
  • Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11 - Intro to Plants Students began exploring plants and life through two guided reading packets: "What is Life?" and "The Plant Kingdom."  They were to use the textbook to complete the packets.  Both packets ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:10 PM by Unknown user
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7th Grade Science Notes

  • Thursday, March 17 - Sun Lifecycle Report Students will begin working on their Sun Lifecycle Report where they will state their claim (how much time the sun has left in its life), cite their evidence, and explain ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:38 PM by Unknown user
  • Wednesday, March 16 - Calculating the Remaining Life of the Sun Today, students were to finish plotting their data.  They then plotted the sun on their HR Diagram and used provided information to calculate the remaining life of our sun.  This ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2016, 4:24 PM by Unknown user
  • Tuesday, March 15 - Plotting Data Today, students reviewed apparent and absolute brightness and learned how to plot stars on an HR Diagram.  They then began plotting their provided data and identifying the groupings of stars
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 12:23 PM by Unknown user
  • Monday, March 14 - Star Brightness, Size, Color Today students learned what HR Diagrams are, the difference between apparent and absolute brightness of stars, how the size of stars can give clues as to their age, and how ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 12:25 PM by Unknown user
  • Thursday and Friday, March 10-11: Intro to HR Diagrams Today, students were introduced to their next performance task.  They were to read the scenario handout and annotate.  They then were to read an article and several pages in the ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 7:21 PM by Unknown user
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