6th Grade Science - Mrs. Brandel



We are having an exciting time in Sixth Grade Science!

                     ***CHAPTER 3 TEST*** - WEDNESDAY, 11/ 15***

ESSAYS FOR CH. 3 TEST:
1. DISCUSS THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SEXUAL AND ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION. (TEXT P. 67)

2. WHAT IS SELECTIVE BREEDING? GIVE 2 REASONS WHY PEOPLE USE SELECTIVE BREEDING TO CHANGE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANTS.

3. WHY ARE THERE GENERALLY MORE EGG AND SPERM CELLS PRODUCED DURING EXTERNAL FERTILIZATION THAN INTERNAL FERTILIZATION?

4. KNOW THE PUNNETT SQUARE.

In addition, a vocabulary Quizlet for Ch.3 - Heredity has been formed to practice.


Students have been tested on Chapter 1 - Classification on 9/27 and Chapter 2 - Cell Processes and tests were sent home to be  signed and returned.
 In addition,student's grades are listed on Powerschool.

We have been growing flowers in the lab and it has been exciting to see roots, stems and leaves growing. The plants have been put into soil and are beautifully!

OUR NEXT TOPIC IS CHAPTER 3- Heredity & Genetics and we are producing Punnett Squares!

STUDENTS RECEIVED CH. 3 STUDY GUIDES TO AID THEM IN NOTE-TAKING IN ADDITION TO THEIR WORKBOOK PAGES WHICH WE REVEIW.

I hope everyone enjoys this year's science class and lab activities!
It has been so nice getting to know all the students!

This year we will be exploring:
*Classification *Building Blocks of Matter
*Cells *Forces & Motion
*Body Systems *Machines
*Plants *Forms of Energy
*Ecosystems
*Plate Tectonics
*Rocks & Minerals
*Weather & Climate

The Fifth and Sixth Grade will be having a Spring Science Fair!

***Students have the benefit of using the Study Guide Workbook In addition
there will be Vocabulary Quizlet games and Study Chapter Reviews including all Key Terms***(at the end of each chapter)

This year the sixth grade will be scaffolding (growing) many of  last year's concepts and also have been putting a main focus on Earth science.

We will be meeting daily and homework will be given on this page. However, it is very important that students also put all assignments in their planners in order to organize the books and supplies they need to take home each day.

There will be a week's notice prior to each test and they will be listed on this page.
There should be no weekend homework other than long-range projects and studying for tests.

There will be extra help for sixth grade on Tuesday mornings beginning at 8:10 A.M.
S.T.E.M. begins next week.

The Science schedule for 6-1 & 6-2 Science is together on:

Monday: 11:34 - 12:14 / 1:01- 1:41
Tuesday: 1:43-2:23 /S.T.E.M. 9:28-10:08
Wednesday: 11:34-12:14  
Thursday: NO CLASS
Friday: 1:01-1:41

Please check the Parent Portal to keep you updated on your student's progress.
All tests must be signed and returned.

THIS WEEK'S CLASSWORK:

Monday: 
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Tuesday: 
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Wednesday:  
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Thursday:
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Friday:
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FUTURE DATES:
11/5 - Sunday - Fall Craft Fair 
11/9 - Thursday - No School- Professional Day
11/10 - Friday - No School - Veterans' Day
11/17- Friday - Heath Fair
11/22 - Wednesday - School Mass / Noon Dismissal
11/23 - Thursday - No School - Thanksgiving Day
11/24 - Friday - No School
11/30 - Last Day of the First Trimester


HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Mrs. Brandel
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