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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.