6th Grade Science

Classroom Expectations
1. Follow the Golden Rule. "Harm no one in word or deed."
2. Learn by doing. 
3. Believe in yourself. 

Being Ready for the Start of Class Each Day
Coming soon!
Homework F-A-Qs

Q: How much science homework will 6th grade science scholars have? 
A: Scholars will have approximately 15 - 30 minutes of homework each night, Monday through Friday. The goal of homework is to further understanding and comprehension of the science content and skills we are studying in class.  

Q: How is homework distributed? 
A: It is given out in a packet each Wednesday. If a scholar is absent he/she is responsible for picking up a packet from the folder on the wall at the back of the classroom. 

Q: How is homework collected? 
A: It is collected every Wednesday. Scholars should have the packet on the corner of their desk at the start of class. If a scholar is absent on Wednesday, the scholar will turn it in when they return to the class by placing it in the folder labeled "Late HW" for their class. 

Q: What will the homework look like? 
A: It will be a multipage worksheet packet that has assignments for each night of the week. Sometimes scholars will need to staple additional work to the packet. Scholars should have access to a stapler at home.

Q: Will scholars have Science Fair work for homework? Yes, this is a long-term investigation that will begin in early winter. Scholars will be guided during class time, but occasionally scholars will have to work on their Science Fair project at home.  

Q: Does late homework receive credit? The maximum credit that a late homework packet could earn is 50%. This is not meant to be punitive, but rather, to encourage timely completion! *Late homework due to excused absences will not be penalized. 

Ms. Dole and scholars exploring botany! (Photo not of LMC scholars). 
Ms. Dole and scholars exploring liquid nitrogen! (Photo not of LMC scholars). 
Units of Study**

We follow the NYS Scope and Sequence for 6th Grade. At LMC, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teachers work together to ensure that scholars are prepared for the NY State Science Exam that they take in June of their 8th Grade year. To that end, it is recommended that scholars keep their graded and returned unit exams from 6th grade so they can review them as the exam approaches in June of 8th Grade year. 

Unit 1
Scientific Method*

Unit 2
Energy and Simple Machines

Unit 3
Weather and Atmosphere

Unit 4
Diversity of Life

Unit 5

*Unit 1 will be revisited when we work on the Science Fair project. 
**Each unit has several subtopics. For example, Unit 5 is called Interdependence but subtopics include Food Webs and Photosynthesis.