6th Grade ScienceCiencias de Sexto Grado2013-2014
Colleen Boddy

4 de Julio:Topic: Tides and the Moon
HW: gratitude theme project
3 de Julio: Topic:Moon PhasesHW: Finish up reflections for Mr. Ronny
2 de Julio:Lab experiments with Miss Kellie's 10th grade class
HW: Finish up reflections for Mr. Ronny

1 de Juilo:Topic: "A Year Viewed from Space"Analyzing Data on the distance from earth to sunAnalyzing Data onYou'll need the link below for our activity:

23, 25, 26th: Portfolio Reflections (all subjects)
16 de Junio -18 de JunioTrip to Monte Verde!!Staying at Terra Viva
13 de Junio (Sunlight and Shadows)
12 de Junio
Warm-up: Review from yesterday:What creates our days and nights.Explain using the terms "rotation andaxis."a) Activity # 74 Earth Rotatesb) Be sure to look at map of time zones as a class!HW: Analysis questions
11 de Junio
Activity 73: “A DAY ON EARTH”
  1. Read introduction from student reading.
  2. Hand out “Possible Explanations” sheet, students come up with evidence for/against.
  3. Go over answers together.
  4. Demonstration with lamp/soccer ball? Demo with lamp/ head as planet?

  5. a)Review concepts taught by logging on to BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/astronomy_space/revision/4/
    b) Watch the “Activity” (this is a link located on the bottom of the page listed above)
    c) Have them watch it once. Rewatch and take notes, and take quiz as whole group.

9 de Junio
Introduction to Creative Expression & Earth
Activity: Sunlight and Shadows
Homework: Please answer the analysis questions #1-4 in complete sentences

Analysis Questions


1.What do you think is causing the changes in the direction of the shadow from Tyler’s tree from early to late in the day?

What do you think is causing the changes in the length of the shadow from Tyler’s tree from early to late in the day?

2. What data would you collect to test your ideas

3. Do you think Tyler’s measurements would be the same if he made them at the same times of day the next month? Explain why or why not.

4. In hot weather Tyler likes to sit in his favorite shady spot under his tree. How does the Sun affect you each day.

3 de Junio
Warm-upTheme: RadiationRadiation LabHW

26 de Mayo:
Review of ConductionTheme: ConvectionVideosHW: Write 4-5 sentences about the CUScience videos onconvection: convection of atmosphere, earth and oceans.

23 de Mayo:
Return and review Qwest!Tema: Convection

22 de Mayo:
Qwest!NO HW: Good job!

21 d Mayo
Submit lab analysis questionsReview questions for quizHW: Study for quiz with study guideline

20 de Mayo
Ice Cube Melting ContestHW: Finish analysis questions

15 de Mayo:

14 de Mayo:

Energy Transformations posters presentations
Food Color Demonstration: (hot vs. cold-molecular movement)
Introduction to Temperature
Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin (history, purpose)
Intro. to converting between scales
HW: What is Heat

13 de Mayo:

Energy Transformations posters presentations

12 de Mayo:
Finalize Energy Transformations posters

8 de Mayo:
Warm-up:Forms of EnergyTransfers of EnergyTwo laws of thermodynamics (NRG not created or destroyed,When energy transfers some energy is "lost" in thermal energy.Mini-Labs

HW: Share with your parents 2 examples of transfers of energy
Ex. Flashlight, hammer and nail

6 de Mayo:
Warm-up: Forms of EnergyExercises: thermal, chemical,HW: Forms of Energy

2 de Mayo
Warm-up:Science:Share PostersReview of concepts: Game

1 de Mayo

30 de Abril:

29 de Abril:
Warm-upReview of Kinetic and Potential Energy
Bill Nye Energy video
HW: KE/PE worksheet

25 de Abril
Quiz on S,L, G, Plasma and energy
Potential and Kinetic Energy

24 de Abril
Energy conversion and states of matter conversion triangle
Share HW presentations of S,L, G Art in Science

23 de Abril
Warm-upSLGP Acting & PresentationsOobleck labMythbusters video on OobleckHW: Write a poem, create a song or actsharing your knowledge or the three (or four) forms of matter-Solid, liquid, gas- how the molecules move in each- how the movement of molecules changes the energy of each

22 de Abril
Warm-upMatter: solid, liquid, gas, plasmaWhole class discusssionHW: look up any questions from class and be ready to reportTH/FRI bring in computers if possible

27 de Marzo:
Finish Presentations

26 de Marzo:
Puberty Class: (Class One)Infectious Disease Presentations (Class Two)

25 de Marzo:
Infectious Disease Project Wrap-upHW: Finalize Details on Project

24 de Marzo:
Review of Woman Reproductive Organs (Class One)INtroduction to Male Reproductive Organs"Ask A Peer" (Class Two)HW: Portfolio Reflections

21 de Marzo:
Water Sampling (Class One)Reproductive Health: Woman's Body (Class Two)
HW: Portfolio Reflections

19 de Marzo:
Infectious Disease ActivityFinal touches on Infectious Disease ProjectsHW: Portfolio overall subject finished

18 de Marzo:
NO class: Media Awareness workshop

17 de Marzo:

Theme: Infectious Disease
How Disease Spreads* A look at our coliform testsBody's Defenses
* 1st, 2nd and 3rd line of defenseHW: Infectious Disease Project

12 de Marzo:
Theme: Infectious DiseasesFinished Germ TheorySwabbing items around school for coliform testsHW: Work on research, bring in computer (if possible)

11 de Marzo:
QuizGerm theory plays

HW: Infectious Disease Project

10 de Marzo:
Germ theoryShort PlaysPicturesHW: Infectious Disease ProjectREVIEW FOR QUIZ: See attached outline and use your notes to study.

7 de Marzo:
Cholera MysteryIntroduction of Infectious Disease ProjectHW: Option to start researching on your Infectious DiseasePossible Sites:
1. Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/
2. MayoClinic.org http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/DiseasesIndex/DiseasesIndex
3. WebMD Conditions Center http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/health-topics/default.htm
4. KidsHealth http://kidshealth.org/parent/
You will need to type in your disease into the search box on this website.
5. Medline Plus- Encyclopedia http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
6. World Health Organization http://www.who.int/topics/infectious_diseases/factsheets/en/index.html

6 de Marzo:
Cholera Mystery ActivityHW: Read Cell Theory (we will review in class)

5 de Marzo:
Microscope chartsMicroscope slide preview lab

4 de Marzo:
MICROSCOPES-Preparing area-Rules for using and caring for the microscope-Preparing a slide-Initial practice with Microscopes

3 de Marzo:
Warm-up: Review of Spontaneous generation & BiogenesisMicroscopes on-line (red blood cells, algae, sea urchin sperm and egg)HW: Complete this activity and take a screen shot (command shift 4 on Macs, not sure on PC) and send to meas evidence that you completed the microscope activity
This is an opportunity to take a guess about some slides that are presented under microscope optics.

Directions: Click on a green tab and drag it to the microscope (It will present an image).
Then guess (from the list on the right) what the image is.Drag the green sample slide (now right below the microscope) and drag it to your guess on the right.Microscope slides



24 de Febrero:

Marty the Martian
Arguing the case in courtHW: Study for Math Test

20 de Febrero:
Pop Quiz on homework assignmentIdentifying 10 characteristics to define "Life"Sorting activities & report out

14 de Febrero:
Agenda: Science Piece Reflection

13 de Febrero:
Agenda: LIFE (Planet Earth) SeriesHand back tests

11 de Febrero:
SCIENCE unit test on EstuariesHW: None-Night Off!

10 de Febrero:
Warm-up: Review Outline for testJeopardy REview for TestHW: Use outline and notes to study for test

5 de Febrero:

Warm-up: Nature journal: new pictures/observations
Saving to desktopImporting to Pixlr to reduce sixe (500 x 620)

28 de Enero:
Submit homework
Eutrophication discussion (10 min.)
Eutrophication activitiesHW: Read water quality article and be prepared to discuss it tomorrow in class

27 de Enero:

Warm-up: Venn diagram field vs. lab test results

Looking at our Coliform samplesCalculating Coliform countsCleaning kitsWrite Thank yous to Mr. JimHW: Use your Venn diagram to write a 2 -3 paragraph reflection onthe advantages and disadvantages of testing in the field vs. in the lab

24 de Enero:
ESTUARY FIELD TRIP!!Mapping Activitywith Miss DanielaChemistry tests (on assigned test)Working Snack (Discussing our results-what do they indicate?)Chemistry Tests Part II: Trying a new testWorking Snack: Report outLUNCH BREAK & RecessInterviewing Activity w/ Miss DaphnePreparing Coliform Tests: Mr. JImMacroinvertabrates sampling: Mr. JimWrap-up: Highlights of Day

23 de Enero:
Chemistry Tests (Mastering your assigned test)
HW: Come prepared for field trip

22 de Enero:
Review of WatershedChemistry Testing of Water Samples

21 de Enero:
Centers: #1 Article and fishbowl#2 Scenarios and Solutions#3 Powerpoint, and group workHW: For extra credit look up information on Eutrophication.Either bring in article or copy and paste into an email to me.We will continue centers and have class discussion on Eutrophication soon.

15 de Enero:
Final 4 types of Estuaries presentations

14 de Enero: Warm-up: 4 types of estuaries: small group research
HW: Look up additional information for group work

10 de Enero:
Review of Homework
4 types of Estuaries

9 de Enero
Warm-up: Short Play on Importance of EstuariesShort Lesson on SalinitySalinity MappingHW: Is this an Estuary: Handed out in class

8 de Enero
Pre-Assessment on Estuaries
Introduction to Estuaries: definition, characteristics, importance
Short VideoSalinityTicket out the door: Share 3 things learned during class

2 de Deciembre:
FINISH PORTFOLIO REFLECTIONS:Most of you have finished and can take a nice,relaxing evening off. There are a few of youfinishing them up. Have them ready by tomorrow morning!
28 de Noviembre:
Portfolio Reflections
HW: Draft of both (a piece and general subject reflection) due

21 de Noviembre:
Continued research
Some students started on combining research information
Recording of voice & pictures of plant information

HW: Research, research, research

20 de Noviembre:

Topic: Research
Discussion of Layout
Recommendation to take picture of plant and submit it to Miss Colleen
or take to a local nursery to figure out more info. about plant.

This is highly recommended to those who are struggling with finding information
on their plants in books provided or on internet sites

HW: More research...at least one paragraph

19 de Noviembre:

Topic: Plant Research
HW: Look up information at home (if access is possible)

18 de Noviembre:

Topic: Roots and Vascular System
HW: Cell Walls and Chloroplasts & Questions

14 de Noviembre:
Re-enact seed parts to germination (small groups)
Topic: Roots
Roots Power point
Record in Nature Journal

12 de Noviembre:
Topic: Observation
Germination steps
Pea seed video
Exit ticket: Newly learned facts

8 de Noviembre__
Topic: Germination
  • 3 things needed for germination process to begin (abiotic factors: water, temperature, oxygen)
  • Date 3 observation

6 de Noviembre:
Topic: Seeds
  • Seeds as first step of plan
*cotyeldon, embryo, plumule, radicle, seed coat
HW: Glue seed diagram in nature journal and put definitions in your own words!
Bring in a seed from your backyard tomorrow!

5 de Noviembre:
  • Javier (Master Gardener) Visits (Individual check-ins for plants)
  • Finish Binding Plant Observation Journals
HW: Finish blog (due tomorrow) for Giovanni

4 de Noviembre:

Connecting with Plants: Miss Linda visits
HW: Fill out reflection with complete sentences. Share
what you discovered about your plant and what you learned from
Miss Linda!
      • ALso work/assignment on your page for Giovanni...Due WEDNESDAY

30 de Octubre:

FInish Quizzes
KWL for plants
Demo for Nature Journaling: Accurate Observation
Create Nature Journals
NO HW: Finish Dream Houses

29 de Octubre:
Quiz and Computer work on WordPress
HW: Night off (work on dream houses)

28 de Octubre:
Review of Scavengers & Decomposers
Look at Decomposers in garden and on property
Play reenacting decomposers (absorbing versus eating)
HW: Bring in Computers
Study for Quiz: Know the following
- Components: Abiotic (list some)
Biotic (consumers, Producers (plants), Decomposers)
-some type of consumers are omnivores, carnivores, herbivores, scavengers)

-Be able to explain the difference between a food chain and a food web
- Explain what a biome is/what the major biomes are
- What kind of ecosystem do we live in Guanacaste

population: a group of the same species living in an area.

23 de Octubre:

Warm-up: review ecosystems and vocab.
Computer blogging (QR codes)

22 de Octubre
Warm-up: Ecosystems
Definitions: Populations, food chains, food webs
BBC video on Food Chains & Food Webs
HW: Nature Journal & questions on sheet

3 de Octubre
Finalize Posters: Self-Grading with Rubric
(resources/information in own wording, neatness)
Teacher/Student Conferences/Check-Ins (Focus: How do I improve my grade?)
HW: Last minute fixes on posters.

26 de Septiembre
Work on Element Project
- Using rubric for aesthetics, content displayed, overall presentation
-Wrap up project beginning of next week/Practice presentation
HW: None...Math only

20 de SeptiembreWork on Element ProjectHW: Research over weekend:must have at least two pages of informationon element (see website suggestions)
19 de SeptiembreWork on Element ProjectBohr Models
18 de Septiembre
Review of Atomic Math #2
Review of Element Project: rubrics, expectationsBohr Model ActivityKey concepts on PowerpointCreating Bohr models on various elements
HW: Finish Bohr model examplesRemember: 1st shell-2 (across from one another on shell)2nd shell-83rd shell- 184th shell-32Draw a nucleus with atomic symbol, determine period (row) to create the correct number of electron shells.Start on the right side, add electrons quarterly counter-clockwise direction.
17 de Septiembre
-Return & review homework
- Our focus: Metals, Non-metals, metalloids

HW: Atomic Math #2
You need your periodic table for this assignment

5 de Septiembre
Review of Atom structure
-bilingual pairs: reading & report out (jigsaw): elements/isotopes
-Group work
4 de SeptiembreReview of Class SyllabusIntroduction: What is an Atom?- Distribute Element cards for project- Why are Atoms important- Structure of an Atom- Small Group Atom CreationsClosing: Review and Connections made to essential questionHow do individual parts come together to create a peaceful whole?

Remember that you can email me at misscolleen@lapazschool.org. Keep in mind that I don't read email after 7pm.