SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE
We are investigating the scale of the solar system and the universe. The students have seen a few videos showing how small Earth is in the known universe. We have discussed how amazing it is that when God created the huge universe, he gave us Earth which is just the right distance from the perfect Sun (not too big, not too small). Our rotation speed and revolution speed and tilt are also just right so that our planet does not get too hot or too cold and that water can exist in a liquid form.
We will compare the size of the planets using Cheerios. The students final projects will be displayed in the hallway. We will also create a scale model outside which will show the relative size of the planets and the distance between them. Students will be able to visualize how much "space" there is in our solar system.
The role of gravity in the solar system and the factors that influence gravity will also be examined.
We will also look at the stars and their apparent motion in the sky.
The assignments for the week will be posted on PowerSchool. Please keep in mind that the assignments that I post are based on my plans for the week. Plans are subject to change, and therefore the dates that assignments are due may change. Your child’s assignment book should be the most accurate location for assignments and due dates. The assignments are listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.
Safety and Class Policies
Use the links below to access the Science Class Policies and the Safety Guidelines.
Title: Science, Level Red
Publisher: Glencoe (McGraw Hill)
Copyright date: 2008
The online resources are STILL available (quizzes, videos, etc) but the online version of the textbook is NO longer available.