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MP # 3
January 23, 2018 - Two Hour Delay Schedule for MAPS testing
We set up a new page Lunar Phases.  We took the mid-term test and then worked on the Gazing at the Moon probe.

HW:  Complete the probe if not completed in class

January 22, 2018
HW was checked in; show me your science review corrections.  Then we played bingo to review for tomorrow’s test.

HW:  Review your science review for tomorrow’s test.

January 19, 2018
We continued the science review.  We reviewed the responses as a class.

HW:  if not completed in class, complete corrections three times each.  Go over the review, test will be on Tuesday.



MP # 2
January 18, 2018
We submitted the windmill project today.  Cleaned up all unused materials and then started the open notebook science review for Tuesday’s mid-term

HW:  None

January 17, 2018 - Snow Day # 3

January 16, 2018
We set up a new page labeled Science Review.  Then we worked on the Analysis and Conclusion for the entire period. 

HW:  Finish the final copy of the Analysis and Conclusion and Next Time.  The project will be assembled as a group and collected at the beginning of the period tomorrow.

January 12, 2018
We discussed the different kinds of winds, real, apparent, and head winds, again and then we continued testing.

HW:  Project is due end of period Tuesday

January 11, 2018 - spelling bee in am
We discussed completing the packet and fast tracking.

HW:  The project is due end of period Tuesday, Jan.16th.

January 10, 2018 - morning assembly (9:00 - 10:00)
We discussed the name plates for the windmills, reviewed the packet to make sure all work is being done as expected.  Then we continued working on the windmill blade design project.

HW:  None

January 9, 2018
We continued working on the windmill blade design project 

Period 7 and 8 only
HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate both sides of passage 3.  What is different about the windmill in the reading passage compared to ours?

January 8, 2018 - Early Dismissal
Period 1 - 3 
We continued working on the windmill blade design project

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate both sides of passage 3.  What is different about the windmill in the reading passage compared to ours?
 
January 5, 2018
Snow Day # 2

January 4, 2018
Snow Day # 1

January 3, 2018
We continued testing the windmill blades.

HW:  None

January 2, 2018
We continued working on the windmill blade design project.

HW:  None

December 22, 2017
EARLY DISMISSAL
We continued the windmill blade design project.

HW:  Happy Holidays! 

December 21, 2017
WINTER SOLSTICE – shortest daylight hours of the year - 9 hours and 20 minutes

We plotted a point to track the apparent motion of the sun and we measured the angle of the sun above the horizon.  Afterwards we worked on the design of the windmill blades.

HW:  None and NO COMPLAINTS!!

December 20, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your research from Drag, Lift, and Torque.  We worked on the designing of the windmill blades.

HW:  None and no complaints! 

December 19, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your research up to Drag, Lift, and Torque.  We continued the research for the windmill blade design project. 

HW:  Finish research up to Development Phase

December 18, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your notes from Introduction to Energy and your materials for the windmill blades.  The windmill project research was distributed and we discussed how the project would be graded.  We started the research from Kid Wind.

HW:  Finish up to Drag, Lift, and Torque if not completed in class. 

December 15, 2017
We conducted research about energy and sources of energy.

HW:  Finish reading the article and complete the note-taking sheet if not completed in class.

December 14, 2017
TWO HOUR DELAY

The Atacama Desert Project was returned and taped into NB on the page labeled Climate – Part 2.  We set up two new pages, Introduction to Energy and Windmill Blade Design.   We compared and contrasted motors and generators.

HW:  Bring charged Chromebooks to class and continue collecting materials for the windmill blades.  Put materials in a bag and put your name on the bag.  Materials are due on Monday 12/18.

December 13, 2017
EARLY DISMISSAL

We briefly discussed the windmill project.  We continued the video Tesla vs Edison by National Geographic .

HW:  Start collecting materials for the windmill blades.  Bring in your supplies on Monday in a bag labeled with your first and last name.

December 12, 2017
Quizzes were returned.  We compared electric motors to generators.  Then we watched the video Tesla vs Edison by National Geographic

HW:  Quiz corrections three times each, complete sentences are required.

December 11, 2017
We finished the DIY Simple Electric Motor investigation today.

HW:  None

December 8,2017
We continued the investigation about simple electric motors.

HW:  None

December 7, 2017
We conducted an investigation about simple electric motors.

HW:  None

December 6, 2017
We took the vocabulary quiz today.  Afterwards, we completed yesterday’s investigation about Electromagnets.  In the time remaining we discussed the investigation about electric motors.

HW:  None

December 5, 2017
We conducted an investigation about making a simple electromagnet.

HW:  Study for vocabulary quiz

December 4, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your completed vocabulary for Types of Interactions – part two.  We set up a new page labeled Electricity and Magnetism.  We finished reading the article Maglev Trains.  Then we worked on explaining how the’ Levitator’ works. 

HW:  Study for vocabulary quiz (Types of Interactions) on Wednesday

December 1, 2017
HW was checked in show me your highlighted and annotated reading selection, The Evolution of a Lightning Bolt.  We completed part two of Magnetic Force vs Electrical Force.  Then we Read about Maglev trains.  Afterwards we worked out an explanation of the ‘Levitator’.

HW:  Complete the vocabulary terms that were provided in class today, use Quizlet.

November 30, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your completed vocabulary for Types of Interactions.  We set up a new page labeled Magnetic Force vs Gravitational Force.  Then we made a prediction reviewed the procedure and then conducted the investigation.

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate The Evolution of a Lightning Bolt, at least one annotation per section.

November 29, 2017
We conducted a second investigation about net (static) electricity.  Afterwards, we worked on a simulation to reinforce attracting and repelling forces related to net (static) electricity.

HW:  Complete the vocabulary terms that were taped into the notebook on Monday, use Quizlet.

November 28, 2017
We viewed two short videos about lightning and then started an investigation comparing electrical force to gravitational force.

HW:  None

November 27, 2017
We set up two new pages labeled Types of Interactions and Electrical Force vs Gravitational Force.  We completed the list for Factors that Affect Climate.  Then we reviewed the primary reason for the lack of precipitation in the Atacama Desert.  The next unit about forces and how the interact was introduced.

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate Why is the Atacama Desert So Dry?

November 22, 2017
We went from rough draft to final copy for why the Atacama Desert has so little precipitation.  The project was collected at the end of the period.

HW:  Enjoy your holiday!

November 21, 2017
We continued working on the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning for why the Atacama Desert receives so little precipitation.  Final copy is due tomorrow 11/22.

HW:  Finish and edit rough draft, if not completed in class

November 20, 2017
We finished the science seminar and then started the rough draft for writing a claim supported with evidence and reasoning.

HW:  Project due 11/22

November 17, 2017
We continued to prepare for the science seminar and we discussed what the expectations are for the science seminar.

HW:  None

November 16, 2017
We continued working on argumentation in science and then started on preparing for the science seminar.

HW:  None

November 15, 2017
Test corrections were returned.  We started with an introduction to Argumentation in Science and then wrote an explanation about how prevailing winds and ocean surface temperature would affect Kauai.

HW:  None

November 14, 2017
Test corrections were collected.  The rubric was distributed for the project Why is the Atacama Desert so Dry?.  We continued working on Analyzing Data and reviewed responses.  Then we started Preparing for the Science Seminar.

HW:  None

November 13, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Climate – Part One.  Tests were returned and taped into the NB on the page labeled Ocean Currents Review.  Then we watched a video called Climates with Bill Nye.  Afterwards, we started the first side of Analyzing Data.

HW:  Test corrections three times each, (3) complete sentences, for the diagram redraw the diagram and explain where and why the earth is cool and where and why the earth is warm.

November 8, 2017
We completed a climograph for Lloro, Columbia.  Then we compared climographs, geographic locations and photographs of Lloro, Columbia and Arica, Chile. 

HW:  Enjoy long weekend

November 7, 2017
The Ocean Currents Test was first on the agenda today.  Afterwards, we worked on the climographs in preparation for the next investigation.

HW:  None

November 6, 2017
We reviewed for tomorrow’s test about ocean currents.

HW:  Study for test

November 3. 2017
We set up a new page labeled Factors Affecting Climate.  We had a question period about ocean currents and then we worked on climographs and two different factors that determine climate.

HW:  Review answer key for Ocean Currents Review, finish Kahoot if not completed in class (10 questions are required)* the Kahoot is due on Monday* and study for ocean currents test. 

November 2, 2017

The answer key for Deep Ocean Currents – the Global Conveyor Belt was posted in Google Classroom and time was in class to make corrections, if needed.  Then we continued working on the Ocean Current Review.  The answer key will be posted in Google Classroom tonight.  Then we started making Kahoots about ocean currents. 

HW:  Review answer key for Ocean Currents Review, finish Kahoot if not completed in class (10 questions are required)* the Kahoot is due on Monday* and study for ocean currents test. 



MP # 1
November 1, 2017
We completed the deep ocean currents research.  Then we reviewed what we learned about deep ocean currents over the last few days.  Afterwards, we started working on a review sheet about ocean currents in preparation for Tuesday's test.

HW:  Study for test about ocean currents (Nov. 7th)

October 31, 2017
We worked on the second investigation about Deep Ocean Currents.

HW:  Start to study for a test about ocean currents. The test is on Tuesday, November 7th

October 30, 2017
We set up a new page in the NB, Ocean Currents – Deep.  HW was checked in; show me your highlighted and annotated How Trade Winds Cause Upwelling.  Then we conducted an investigation about how salinity affects density. 

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate Ocean Currents – Upwelling (or Not) – 2 annotations per paragraph. 

October 27, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your annotated Global Winds.  Then we reviewed the Upwelling investigation, made a prediction and then conducted the investigation.

HW: Read, highlight, and annotate How Trade Winds Cause Upwelling.  A minimum of two paragraphs per paragraph are required.

October 26, 2017
We set up a new page in the NB, Ocean Currents – Upwelling.  HW was checked in; show me your highlighted and annotated Surface Currents.  We set up accounts for NEWSELA in Science.  Then we watched three short videos about Global Winds and the Coriolis Effect.  Then we reviewed the investigation about surface currents. 

HW:  Work on your personalized vocabulary lists and read, highlight, and annotate Global Winds. A minimum of one annotation per paragraph required.

October 25, 2017
We reviewed part one of surface currents and then we conducted a short investigation about how winds create surface currents.

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate Surface Currents, you must have a minimum of two annotations per paragraph

October 24, 2017
We set up two new pages in the NB, Ocean Currents – Introduction and Ocean Currents – Surface.  Then we finished the Asking Questions activity and finished with part one of surface ocean currents.

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate Ocean Currents and Global Climate

October 23, 2017

We spent a short amount of time on the Station Models and then moved into an Asking Questions activity about palm trees in Scotland.

HW:  None

October 20, 2017
We set up a new page in the NB, Station Models.  We reviewed how to read a station model and then we took the test.  After the test, we started the station models.

HW:  None

October 19, 2017
We finished the Forecasting Weather project.  Then we used Kahoot to review for tomorrow’s test.

HW:  Study for tomorrow’s test about weather


October 18, 2017
We exchanged weather reports and enhanced each report based on the information gathered from each group.   Then we continued with the remainder of the Forecasting Weather project.

HW:  Study for Weather Test (10/20) and bring in charged chromebook

October 17, 2017
We continued the Forecasting Weather project.

HW:  Study for Thursday’s test about weather

October 16, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Forecasting Weather.  We started by studying weather maps and all that is included on a weather map.  Then we looked at trends to determine how air masses move across the U.S.

HW:  Study for Weather Test (10/19)

October 13, 2017
We continued the research about weather Fronts.

HW:  Study for Thursday’s test about weather and complete research if not completed in class.

October 12, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Weather Fronts.  We finished Air Pressure and Cloud Formation reflection questions and then we reviewed the responses.  Afterwards, we started the Weather fronts/air masses research.

HW:  Study for Weather Test (10/19)


October 11, 2017
We conducted an investigation about air pressure and cloud formation.

HW:  Read Cyclones and Anticyclones and complete note-taking sheet.

October 10, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Air Pressure and Cloud Formation.  We completed the responses for the Dew Point Investigation, the we reviewed the response, and read a short article called Humidity.

HW:  Read, highlight, and annotate It’s the Heat, Not the Humidity

October 9, 2017 - no school for students

October 6, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your highlighted and annotated reading selection called Global and Local Winds.  We set up a new page labeled Humidity.  We conducted an investigation about humidity and dew point.

HW:  None

October 5, 2017
We had an assembly periods one and part of two.  We reviewed Convection and Convection Currents and yesterday’s reading assignment Why Does the Wind Blow?.  Then we started an article comparing global winds and local winds.

HW:  Finish reading, highlighting, and annotating Global and Local Winds.

October 4, 2017
Notebook evaluations were collected, submit yours as soon as you return to school.  We set up a new page labeled Wind.  In class we read, highlighted, and annotated Why Does the Wind Blow
HW:  Go to Google Classroom and underline on today’s reading selection the same things I underlined.  This is the information you will have to study for a future test.

October 3, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Convection and Convection Currents.  The notebook self-evaluation was explained.  Then we completed a study guide in class about convection.  The Worksheets A and B were used to demonstrate understanding of convection currents

HW:  NB self-evaluation and NB evaluations will start tomorrow

October 2, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your completed vocabulary about air masses and the highlighted reading selection from Air Masses and Fronts.  We finished the video about Understanding Weather from Friday and then we continued with the Analysis and Conclusion from Colliding Air Masses.

HW:  NB evaluations will begin on Wednesday and complete Analysis and Conclusion if not completed in class.

September 29, 2017
We watched a video by Discovery called Understanding Weather.

HW:  Read and highlight the remainder of Air Masses and Fronts and define the following terms:  maritime tropical, maritime polar, continental tropical, and continental polar.

September 28, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your completed definitions and your highlighted information from Air Masses and Fronts.  Then we set up a new page labeled Colliding Air Masses.  Then we conducted an investigation about colliding air masses.

HW:  Read and highlight the remainder of Air Masses and Fronts and complete the definitions for air masses

September 27, 2017
We set up a new page Air Masses.  Then we worked on making claims and using evidence to support the claim.

HW:  In Air Masses and Fronts, read up to, but not including, Maritime Tropical and define air mass, tropical, polar, maritime, and continental.

September 26, 2017
We went outside for plotting the apparent motion of the sun and other solar observations.

HW:  None

September 25, 2017
We had MAPS testing in the AM.  Quiz corrections were collected; they were stapled to the original quiz.  We set up a new page labeled Sun Day in preparation for tomorrow’s outdoor investigation.  We watched a video that explains why land warms and cools more quickly than water.  Afterwards, we worked on trying to explain other factors that may cause the earth to heat unevenly.

HW:  None

September 22, 2017
Quizzes were returned and we discussed the analysis and conclusion from heating and cooling the earth.  Afterwards, we watched a video of the same experiment and compared outcomes.  Then we discussed what these outcomes may mean in terms of weather.

HW:  Quiz corrections as per the directions 

September 21, 2017 - no school

September 20, 2017
We completed the graphs for Heating and Cooling the Earth and then we started the Analysis and Conclusion.

HW:  None

September 19, 2017
We discussed how to scale a graph and then we took the quiz.  After the quiz , we started to work on the graphs.

HW:  None

September 18, 2017
HW was checked in; show me the last four vocabulary words from the water cycle list.  We set up a new page labeled Heating and Cooling the Earth.  We collected data for heating and cooling of water and soil. 

HW:  Study for quiz

September 15, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your first four vocabulary definition for the water cycle.  We took pretests #1 and #2.  After completing the test individuals read Hurricane Formation and the Water Cycle.  Highlight and annotate the reading selection.

HW:  Study for Tuesday’s quiz (study systems and the water cycle) and complete the last four vocabulary words for the water cycle.  

September 14, 2017
Quizlet classes were set up; see me ASAP to join Quizlet because you need it to complete the vocabulary homework assignments.  We set up a new page labeled The Water Cycle.  We reviewed yesterday’s investigation and then we went over how energy moves through the water cycle.

HW:  Study for Tuesday’s quiz, complete the first four terms (use Quizlet).  Hint:  All 8 terms will be due by Monday

September 13, 2017
We set up a new page labeled Where Did It Come From? and then we discussed conducting conversations in science.  Afterwards we conducted an investigation that is posted in Google Classroom.

HW:  Finish the drawing and responses if not completed in class.
  
September 12, 2017
Google Classrooms were set up for science classes.  We discussed the procedure for ‘asking questions’.  A natural phenomenon was provided for the springboard for generating questions.

Picture Day

HW:  None 

September 11, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your sharpened pencil and the reminder of the definitions from earth systems.  We set up a new page labeled Asking Questions and then we looked at Irma and Jose for an update on those storm systems.  Afterwards we completed the systems poster project. 

HW:  None

September 8, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your definitions.  We looked at Hurricane Irma and then we continued with our study of systems.

HW:  Define the last four terms on the vocabulary study guide and bring a sharpened pencil and charged chromebook to class

September 7, 2017
We looked at Hurricane Irma again to get an update.  Then we continued our research about systems.

HW:  Define the first four terms on the 'vocabulary foldable' about systems

September 6, 2017
HW was checked in; show me your decorated NB and the numbered pages in your NB.  We looked at Hurricane Irma and then we continued with our study of systems.

HW:  Read and highlight Earth’s Systems (skip the videos)

September 5, 2017
HR – we finished our locker organizers and then taped them into the lockers.  All classes – we finished setting up the Table of contents (T of C), numbered the first few pages (as a demo) and then we set up a new page in the NB labeled Earth Systems, dated the page, and updated the T of C.  Then we started our first investigation about systems.

HW:  Decorate NB (do NOT cover your name) – due Wednesday 9/6 and complete numbering the pages in the notebook as per the demonstration in class

September 1, 2017
We set up our NB’s, discussed classroom procedures, and how to conduct arguments in science.

HW:  Decorate NB (do NOT cover your name) – due Wednesday 9/6

August 31, 2017
Welcome to sixth grade science.  Today we set up our agendas and collected the contact info from two other students in the class.   This information is to used if clarification for a HW assignment is needed or if HW was not recorded in the agenda.  The NB's were distributed and we wrote first and last name on the front cover of the NB.  We compared my NB from last year to this year's new NB to see how much we actually accomplish over time.  Then we discussed some ways to decorate the NB.

HW:  Decorate NB, do not cover your name with the decorations.  Due Wednesday 9/6.


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