Welcome to 6th Grade Science! Ready for Semester2!!
Science Tuesday, January 16th
Complete ELearning Lesson 1! Must be turned in by 1/17/18! This counts for a grade!
Chapter 6 Section 4
Quiz: Gravity and Motion: Open Book!
Flip Book: Define Vocabulary Solar System /Quizlet LAST 24 Words only.
Quizlet: Solar System: https://quizlet.com/181637089/solar-system-flash-cards/
Check out "Owl Power" below. See the Awesome Power of Owls!
Test Review: Play This Kahoot: https://create.kahoot.it/l/#quiz/a9261901-4724-460e-b2d1-f90d58146ce7
Check out: SkyView App from iTunes. Check out Quizlet.com. My account: Paul_Ashbrook
Film Into the Deep. Please note this version is not in English, but has some fascinating footage!
Can you solve the river crossing riddle?
August 10! What Is Science, Anyway? Check out the link to the left. Watch Untamed Science Part 1 & 2 for you answer!
Science Books! Activity 1 "Pictures WS"
Today's Activity: Outside to Observe Cicadas on the trees!
Endangered/Threatened Animal Projects: Due Monday! 12-15 Google Slides, Research Paper.
Also: Students must design a habitat for their animal. They will do this in class next week.
Extra Extra: Wacky Science with a Partner (Optional, but FUN!)
Research Paper Requirements
Paragraph 1: Introduction
What is your animal?
Threat Level (from Arkive)
Paragraph 2: Must Include: Common Name, Scientific Name,
Location (Specific Continents And/Or Countries,
Habitat (Biomes, Living Conditions), Number of
Species Remaining, What They Eat, Any Predators,
Number of Offspring Produced
Paragraph 3: Describe Characteristics And Adaptations
Paragraph 4: Explain Why the Animal is Enangered
What is Being Done to Help Your Animal?
What Can We Do To Help?
Paragraph 5: Conclusion
Bring It All Together
Why Is This So Important?
Endangered Animal Research Project. To be Completed in Class.
BrainPop: Sally Ride
User Name: shelbyvillems
Explore Sally Ride Brain Pop.
Take the Quiz!
View the Primary Source interview.
Also for your learning enjoyment:
- Build an Atom
Review Vocabulary, Quizlet Set Introduction to Matter: https://quizlet.com/191780551/introduction-to-matter-flash-cards/
States of Matter. Read pages 88-91.
Investigate: Sates of Matter Basic Phet Sims
Check Out This Amazing Video.
How many examples of Energy Transformations can you find??
ISTEP Testing This Week! This is Round One! Get enough: Sleep, Breakfast, and Exercise. Relax, You've got this!
What Is Energy?
EXTRA CREDIT!! EXTRA CREDIT!!
Bring in before February 24!
In even a simple action, energy is often transformed from one type into another (and
back again). Follow the steps in the procedure. Then use a separate sheet of paper to
answer the questions that follow it.
The Come-Back Can
coffee can with plastic lid...any cylinder with a plastic lid will work.
rubber band...thin, thick, double, triple...try different combinations!
metal nuts...any small weight will do...fishing sinkers, washers, small bag of rocks, etc.
2 nails....or 2 paperclips, or toothpicks, etc.
string...twine, yarn, dental floss, fishing line, etc.
1. Use a nail to punch a hole in the center of the bottom of the can and
another in the center of the lid. File down the rough edges.
2. Use string to tie several nuts to the middle of the rubber band.
3. Slip one end of the rubber band through the hole in the bottom of
the can. Slide a nail through the rubber band to secure the rubber
band to the can. Repeat this process with the lid. Put the lid on the
can. The rubber band should just reach both ends of the can without
being stretched too tightly.
4. Gently roll the can on a hard, level floor. Once the can reaches the
end of its path, it will begin to roll back to you.
Analyze and Conclude
1. When you roll the can along the floor, the rubber band twists. What
kind of energy is in the twisted rubber band?
2. Why does the can stop before it begins to roll back to you?
3. What do you think happens to the rubber band as the can rolls back
4. What kind of energy does the can gain as it rolls back to you?
5. What kind of energy are you adding to the can and rubber band
when you first push the can?
6. If you were to push the can harder, what effect would this have on
the energy in the rubber band?
Links to complete Moon Phases web quest:
September 2013 Moon Phases: https://www.calendar-12.com/moon_calendar/2013/september
Phaser Quiz: https://www.quia.com/quiz/688297.html
Web Quest: https://www.quia.com/quiz/688297.html (some of the links are not active).
Task Six: Use page 204 in the text book.
Also: Start Vocabulary Flip Book for Energy: https://quizlet.com/187253946/energy-flash-cards/
SMS Balloon Launch! We are sprouting beans from the Balloon Launch. Students, check out their progress in class.
Lab!! Operation Pongsat Follow Our Balloon: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0s7LBZi1YRhW1Qul90puzlHEZphqxVlHh
We sent seeds, beans, marshmallows, and Gummi Bears over 20 Miles into the atmosphere!
Thursday: We recover our payload!
Review: Try My Kahoot:
Check out this look at life up high.....
Insect Collection-Build A Terrarium Guidelines
DUE DATE: October 3
Every Student will complete an insect collection or terrarium for Science Class. Students may complete both and receive extra credit.
Requirements for insect collection include:
- 10 different species of insects
- Insects correctly identified with BOTH common and scientific names.
- Insects will be mounted, preserved, and in good condition.
- Use a cardboard box lid to display your collection
- No honey bees or spiders allowed.
Requirements for Build A Terrarium include:
- No Glass terrariums!
- Clear plastic containers work great!
- Design your terrarium and have me approve it before building it.
- Terrarium will be sealed shut and must be a self-sustaining ecosystem.
- Use plants or seeds you can get easily.
How to Build A Terraium: http://climatekids.nasa.gov/mini-garden/
I will provide opportunities in class to research these projects. Links will be posted on my SMS website.
Good Luck and Have Fun!