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SixthGradeScienceSyllabus2015PalmerMontevideoMiddleSchool!

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Daily:First,Second,andThirdBlocksSecondSemesterCourse
Teacher:BarbaraPalmer(bpalmer@rockingham.k12.va.us)

PlanningTime:Daily1:002:25

Rationale:

Welcome!Ihavepreparedthissyllabustoansweryourquestionsandtoadviseyouofwhatyouneed
todotohelpscienceclassrunsmoothly.Attheendofthesepagesisaparent/studentsignature
sheet,pleasereturnitassoonaspossible.Ifyouhavefurtherquestionsorwishtocomment,please
feelfreetocontactmebywritingorbyemail.Thankyou,inadvance,foryourcooperationinmaking
thisschoolyearasuccess.

Goals:

Emphasiswillbeonthefundamentalknowledgeanduseofthescientificmethod,critical,and
analyticalthinking,processandproblemsolvingskills,mathandgraphingskills,andlaboratoryskills.

Properscientificmethodsandprocedureswillbetaught.Studentswillperformlaboratoryworkwith
appropriateconclusionsandmethodsanalyzedandreportedonlabsheets.STEM(Science,
Technology,Engineering,andMath)lessonswillbeincorporatedintothecurriculumweekly.

Tomotivatepositiveattitudessothatonewillrespectourplanet,Earth,anditsresources.This
yearsthemeisPoweringtheFuture:LivingonGreenIslandalotofthelessonswillbetiedto
EnvironmentalEconomics.

Todevelopandunderstandtheprocessesofscienceandtobeabletoapplythisinyourownlife.
Ourtheme,PoweringtheFuturewillbestressed.

Toworkcooperativelyinagroupduringlabsandtobeabletofulfillajobwithinthegroup.Tospark
interestinthefieldofscience,technology,engineering,andmath.
CourseofStudy:SecondSemester

FirstNineWeeksSOL6.1ScientificInvestigation
SOL6.2FormsofEnergy/EnergyResources

SafetyandLabEquipment
SOL6.3SolarEnergy
6.5and6.7PropertiesofWater/Watersheds/Conservationofresources

SecondNineWeeksSOL6.1ScientificInvestigation
SOL6.6PropertiesofAir,EarthsAtmosphere,Weather

SixthGradeScienceSyllabus2015PalmerMontevideoMiddleSchool#" SOL6.8Earth,Sun,and
MoonRelationship/Space

SOL6.4Matter/Atoms/PeriodicTable

**THEREISNOTASTATESOLTESTINSCIENCE.STUDENTSWILLTAKEALOCAL
CUMULATAIVETESTATTHEENDOFTHESEMESTER.

Procedures:

MaterialsStudentsmustcometoclasswiththeirsciencenotebook,pencil,andassignmentbook.
Studentswilluseanotebookwithbradstoholdanypapersgivenoutinclass.Homeworkshouldbe
keptinthisnotebook.SciencevocabularywordswillbekeptinabrownenvelopecalledDeep
Practice.Thiswillbegivenouttostudentsthefirstweektostudents.Itshouldbebroughttoclass
eachday.Studentswillreceiveatextbookwhichwillbekeptathome.Therewillbeanadditional
textbookleftintheclassroom.

HomeworkTherewillbehomework!Homeworkwillconsistofreadingfromthesciencebook,review
sheets,studyingvocabularycards,readingovernotestakeninclass,takehomeprojects,orstudying
foraquizortest.Anyhomeworkturnedinlatewillbehalfcredit.Threelateassignmentsorthree
homeworkassignmentsnotturnedinwillresultinaphonecallhome.Itisthestudentsresponsibility
togetanyclassnotesorhomeworkassignmentsthatweremissed.Missedworkwillbeplacedina
folderneartheclassroomdoor.StudentswillalsobekeepingtrackofBestManagementPractices
thattheycandoathometomaketheEarthmoreGREEN(likerecycle,turningofflights,etc.).Alog
willbesenthomethefirstweek.

GradingStudentswillbegradedindividually.Gradeswillbebasedonthefollowing:

quizscores
labsheets
labgrades
unittests
homework
projects
BestManagementLog

TherewillbeaquizeveryFridayontheweeksvocabularywords.Thesewordswillbeinthe
studentsDeepPracticeenvelope.

HomeworkwillbepostedonthehomeworkhotlineandonMrs.Palmerswebpage
(bpalmer1211.weebly.com)
**YoumaycheckgradesonPowerSchoolatanytime.Ifyouwantamidterm,pleasenotifymeand


Iwillprovideahardcopy.

Myclassgradingscalewillbeasfollows:

90100A
8089B
7079C
6069D
590F

OtherIhaveplannedmanylabstofollowthesixthgradeSOLs.Theselabsrequirelotsofmaterials.
Iwillsendoutanemailwithalistofmaterialsneededforthelabs.Feelfreetodonateanyofthe
items.

Theattachedbarcodewillallowyouaccesstomywebpageusingyourphoneorgotothefollowing
linktoaccessmywebpage:bpalmer1211@weebly.com.Mywebpagegivesyouaccessto
homework,documents,andupdatesonwhatisbeingtaught.YoucanalsogetalertsfromRemind
101App.Gotohttps://www.remind.com/join/4343ctosignupforinstantmessagesfromMrs.
Palmer.

InClosing:MygoalasyourchildsteacherisbestsaidbyMarvaCollins:
Whensomeoneistaughtthejoyoflearningitbecomesalifelongprocessthatneverstops,aprocessthatcreatesalogical
individual.Thatisthechallengeandjoyofteaching.

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