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CONCEPTS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW

In six years of science education, you now know a lot about the world around you! Well, get ready, because you are going to learn even more in the sixth grade.  The following concepts are those that you should already be familiar with from learning them in elementary school.  It would be a good idea to review them over the summer.

 

*Scientific Inquiry Method

- Raising Questions

 - Hypothesizing

- Predicting

- Observing

- Planning and Conducting Investigations

- Drawing Conclusions

  - Communicating, Reporting, and Reflecting

*Reading and understanding graphs (bar, line, and circle) and charts

*Know how to plot the X and Y axis and coordinates

*Measure in metric

Sixth Grade Science Team: Melissa Putney, Keila Jaen, and Becky Fergus.


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CONCEPTS YOU WILL LEARN DURING SIXTH GRADE

  Here is a preview of what you will learn during your science class in sixth grade.


* Technology, Design, Process

* Rocks

* Minerals

* Soil

* Volcanoes

* Earthquakes

* Sun

* Space

* Ecology

 

 

 


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WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS CLASS

Here are some things that you can expect to see in your science class.  The science classes' activities may vary according to year and teacher, but here are some things that went on during the 2008-2009 school year.

* Science Labs

- behavior dictates labs conducted in class

*Making an earthquake-proof house and seeing if it will stand or fall down during an "earthquake"

 


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STUDY STRATEGIES SPECIFIC TO THIS SUBJECT

Here are some strategies to help you get good grades in this subject!

* Know how take notes from a textbook; we will use Cornell format in class

* Know how to read a nonfiction textbook and find the main idea of a paragraph

* THIEVES

* SQ3R


Helpful Websites:

Graphing practice = http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/BarGraph/

Circle graph practice = http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/CircleGraph/

Plotting game = http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/generalcoordinates/?version=1.5.0_08&browser=MSIE&vendor=Sun_Microsystems_Inc 


"Metric Matter" Webquest = http://teacherweb.com/WQ/MiddleSchool/Metric_System/h1.stm 

 

 


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North Carolina Standard Course of Study

Click the link below to view the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Science Grade Six.

http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/science/scos/2004/19grade6

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