James Foster















Welcome to Mr. Foster's 6th Grade Science Webpage


This is where you can find out what we are learning in 6th grade Science. This year our units of study are scientific investigation & reasoning, chemistry, force & motion, Sun Earth Moon, Astronomy, Climate Oceans Weather, and Dynamic Earth. There will be many lab activities and a few projects throughout the year that correspond with each unit. Students will regularly be given feedback on their learning via starters, learning checks, quizzes, projects, and unit assessments. 


About this Website
Use the links on the left to access helpful information related to all SMS 6th grade science classes. 

IMPORTANT LINKS AND DOWNLOADS STUDENTS CAN USE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 

SYMBALOO

EduCafe - Use the following tools to gather and organize new information:

Avatars: 
Voki - Create speaking avatars and use them as an instructional tool 
DoppelMe - With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar
BuildYourWildSelf - Design your human self, then add animal parts 
Blabberize - Upload a picture and make it talk
Lego Mini - create your own mini Lego 

Brainstorming: 
WallWisher - We give you a nearly blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful! 
Linoit - Free sticky & canvas service that requires nothing but a browser 
Mindmeister

Comics/Animation: 
MakeBeliefsComix - Create your own comix strip. It's fun and easy! 
ToonDo - World's fastest way to create comics 
GoAnimate - Make amazing animated videos. Account needed, but provides URL 

Word Clouds: 
Wordle - Generate word clouds from text that you provide 
Tagxedo - Word clouds with style. Shape your word clouds 

Presentation: 
Prezi - Make your presentations ZOOM!
Simple Booklet - create page flip books 
Google Presentation - create collaborative presentations with slides and themes. 
Photobooth - Available as an application on Mac. Can be used to record pictures/videos. 
iMovie - Available as an application on Mac. Movie Maker - Available as an application on Windows. 
PowerPoint - MicroSoft presentation software with slides, themes, animations, etc. Keynote - Apple presentation software with slides, themes, animations, etc. 
Photo Story - Windows presentation software. Can be used to record pictures and audio. 

Free Adobe Reader - If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you won't be able to view many of the downloads on our webpages. Click the link below to download for FREE! 
www.get.adobe.com/reader/

Free Power Point Viewer - Some of our downloads are Powerpoint files. If you do not have Powerpoint, you may download the Powerpoint Viewer FREE by clicking the link below. www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&DisplayLang=en