6th Grade Science - Mrs. Brandel


Spring Is In Full Swing!!!

SO MUCH EXCITING SCIENCE LEARNING CONTINUING THROUGH THE YEAR!!!

6TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR S.T.E.M. Fair 
was represented by our S.T.E.M. Team.

All Our S.T.E.M. Team will be presenting their
SIXTH GRADE ARCADE
to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades


St. Christopher School was represented 
by 
Kaitlin Llompart, Erinn Blanchard and Felipe Tapia
who explained the S.T.E.M. Team's Project to the judges.
We congratulation our entire team on their hard work and during the next few weeks they will be sharing their "SIXTH GRADE TRAVELING ARCADE"
Projects with the 1st, and 2nd graders at our school.

THERE WAS A TOPIC 7 - MINERALS AND ROCKS TEST ON FRIDAY,  4/12. 
Our LAB on MOH'S HARDNESS and Rock Identification Was Completed.


ALL TESTS NEED TO BE SIGNED AND RETURNED.

Grades have been posted on Powerschool.

Our discussions and hands-on labs  promises to create challenging and exciting learning experience!

WE COMPLETED OUR LAB AND PACKET ON 
 OUR OWL PELLET DISSECTION.


Grades are posted on Powerschool.

OUR CURRENT TOPIC IS TOPIC 8 - PLATE TECTONICS.
THIS INCLUDES PLATE TECTONICS, EARTHQUAKES, AND VOLCANOES


We have been working with a new science book this year - Elevate Science - which includes many hands-on activities, online interaction and the ability to highlight and keep notes in the textbook..


This year our curriculum will cover topics such as:

Science and Laboratory Safety (We will be using the lab on bi-weekly basis.)
MATTER - Observing, measuring & using matter 
SOLIDS, LIQUIDS & GASES - Changes of State / Gas Behavior
ENERGY - Motion, Force & Work / Kinetic vs. Potential Energy
THERMAL ENERGY - Heat, Temperature & Heat Transfer

THERE WILL BE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON EARTH SCIENCE:
Introduction to Earth's Systems
(Geosphere / Hydrosphere)
Weather in the Atmosphere
Rocks & Minerals
Plate Tectonics
Earth's Surface
(Erosion & Deposition) 

OUR SIXTH GRADE FINALISTS For Our Fourth Annual Science Bee Are:

***Julie Adjavhoude - FIRST PLACE WINNER***
Milo Francois
Felipe Tapia
Gregory Walsh
Andrea Zambrano

  Student's grades will be listed on Powerschool.

***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.
The S.T.E.M. Program will be announced.

The Science schedule for 6th Grade Science is on:

Monday: FULL CLASS 10:10 - 10:50
Tuesday: 9:28 -10:08 - K-1 / 11:34 - 12:14 - K-2
Wednesday: NO CLASS
Thursday: FULL CLASS 1:01 - 1:41
Friday: FULL CLASS 9:28 - 10:08

S.T.E.M. schedule: Thursday 1:00 P.M.. - BRING YOUR ARCADE GAMES TO CLASS!!!

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: H.W. WILL BE ASSIGNED IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.


FUTURE DATES:

2/29  School opens / Math Bee - Gym - 2:15 P.M.

5 /1  Noon Dismissal / Spelling Bee - TBA

5 /2  NYState Grade 6 - Math 

5 /3  NYState Grade 6 - Math

5 /6  School Mass/ May Crowning

5 /7  Mother's Day Boutique

5 /9  School Play

5 /9  School Play

5 /12  Mother's Day

5 /15 Spring Concert

5 /17  7th & 8th Grade Spring Dance

5/19  Parish May Crowning - 9:30 Mass

5/27 Memorial Day / Parade

5 /30  Ascension Day - NO SCHOOL

5/31  Field Day

6 /3  8th Grade NYState Written Science Test

6 /4  Father's Day Boutique

6 /5  NOON DISMISSAL

6 /7 Gradution Dance


I hope everyone enjoyed their vacation!

 CONTINUE TO WORK HARD AND ENJOY SCIENCE!!!

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Brandel
bbrandel@stchris-school.org
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