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Mrs. Larson - 6th Grade Earth Science

SPRING TIME !!!!!
Contact Me:
Mrs. Larson
Telephone: 720-424-0673
Email: kathryn_larson@dpsk12.org

Homework this week

Homework Feb 12-Feb 16
Water Crisis in Mexico (Schoology)

Homework Feb 19-Feb 23
No Homework Due to a short week

Homework Feb 26-March 2
Water Cycle (Schoology)

BEGIN QUARTER 4 HOMEWORK 

Homework March 5-March 9
Water Solutions in the Middle East
(Schoology)

Homework March 12-March 16
Coal Reading Homework
(Schoology)

Homework April 3-April 6
Strange Weather in Mexico
(Schoology)

Homework April 9-April 13
International Weather Report
(Schoology)

Homework April 16-April 20
Xcel Energy Student Guide and Kit
(Both will be distributed in class but 
only the Student Guide will need to 
be returned to school.)

Homework April 23-April 27
Global Warming and Severe Weather Homework
(Schoology)

Homework April 30-May 4
Return your Water Festival permission slips signed.

Homework May 14-May 18
Suing the Government for Climate Change
(Schoology)



PLEASE NOTE HOMEWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR CREDIT

Classroom Announcements


Water Festival Field Trip Wed May 16

Check the portal for grades.

Grades include homeworebk, science classwork, and literacy scores.
Current Unit: 

Climate change is the topic this week.  We will explore climate change in the past with proxies such as tree rings, ice cores, cave paintings, and fossil evidence.  We will then investigate how scientists predict climate change into the future by developing numerical models that show how emissions effect carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere.  We will progress our discussion to the role of humans in climate change by connecting ideas about deforestation to the carbon cycle.  Reforestation success stories will be used to provide evidence of how people are making changes to damage done to forests.  

The Water Festival field trip is this Wednesday May 16.  We will be leaving the building at about 9:15 and returning at about 1:20.  Students will experience hands on and presentations all about water.  In the past we participated in a Wizard competition, learned about efficient water fixtures, saw a play about the rain shadow, contributed to a giant mural, listened to a water conservation presentation played by a guitarist, and in the courtyard there was a giant bubble machine.  Every year is a bit different but every year a memorable learning experience.

Focus on:

Students will be recognizing the other side of their argument and supporting it with evidence.

The most important evidence can be organized to emphasize an argument or explanation.

Students will evaluate the Claim Evidence Reasoning writing rubric to gain perspective for improving their writing scores in science.

Students are working on Breaking the Prompt in order to ensure their work aligns with requirements.

Students will focus on making claims and using evidence to support their claim.  Evidence should be from multiple sources.

Revising a claim increases the focus.

Choosing the best evidence to support the claim is a strong writing strategy. 



Homework General Info: 

Homework will be assigned at the beginning of the week and due at the end of the week.  There will be one assignment per week.  

Students may access their homework assignment in the 6th grade science homework folder in Schoology.

PLEASE NOTE HOMEWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR CREDIT

Focus on Literacy

Literacy focus includes organizing science ideas with thinking maps and translating those ideas into sentences and paragraphs with the use of sentence starters and transition words.
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