Sixth Grade Earth Science
Course goals and objectives
The science program for sixth grade provides a comprehensive study of Earth Science. The National Science Education Standards will be implemented through an inquiry approach, a focus on student learning of important concepts and skills, and emphasis on the process skills needed to further scientific inquiry with discovery activities and skills labs. The students will use scientific inquiry as they seek to understand the natural world through scientific methods.
Blue or black pens
Spiral bound notebook
Students may need to provide other supplies
Students will need to maintain their supplies as they are depleted
McDougall Littell, Earth Science 2006
In order to have a positive experience in science, develop scientific reasoning skills and achieve success it is very important to practice the concepts and skills we cover in class. All students are, therefore expected to complete their science homework on time. We will generally review homework in class the day after it is assigned, and thus it is to the students' advantage to have their homework ready for review. If students are absent from class they are responsible for completing the homework assignments that were missed, and handing them in as stated in the school handbook.
Quizzes may be given throughout each chapter and each chapter will conclude with a test. The dates for tests will be announced. Quizzes may be “pop” or announced.
In this course a point system is employed. Each homework, classwork, quiz, test or other assessment is worth a certain number of points. Letter grades are determined by the % of total number of points possible earned.
The grading system is as follows: 30% homework/classwork, 30% quiz, and 40% test.
As stated in the Parent Handbook
Classroom Behavior and Course Expectations
Students are expected to
Please refer to the Parent Handbook for other St. Lawrence O'Toole School policies and expectations.
Year at a glanceEarth's Surface