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Dear Parents and Students,

Please use this webpage as a resource to help answer questions and to get the information you need.  Please email me with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

 

Lauri Siverson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

6th Grade Earth and Space Science

 

IF YOU ARE ABSENT...

  • Please locate your class period calendar below
  • Click on the day that you are absent
  • Read the information for both classwork and homework
  • If you are absent on a day that we are reading and highlighting, please use the "About" tab in Google Classroom and the appropriate chapter folder to view the highlighted information/notes
    • You can also click "more details" in the calendar assignment and the attachment for the PowerPoint notes will be there.
  • Any homework assignments/paperwork given out in class can also be found using the "About" tab in Google Classroom and the appropriate chapter folder to view the highlighted information/notes

Advanced Science 2016-2017 - Science Project

    • All information related to the Science Fair project is located on Google Classroom

     

Key Science Project Vocabulary:

Controlled Experiment-An experiment which involves changing only 1 factor (independent variable) and observing its effect on one thing, while keeping all other factors (variables) constant.

Variable- Factors that can change during an experiment

Independent (Tested or manipulated) Variable- The ONE factor that is changed/tested during a controlled experiment.

Dependent (Responding) Variable- Changes in response to the independent variable

Controlled Variable(s)- The variable(s) that are kept the same, or controlled, throughout an experiment.

 

PEARSON INTERACTIVE SCIENCE (Textbook website/Extra credit practice tests for chapter objective tests)

Online Textbook & Bonus Activities  - Students will be receiving a username and password to access www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.  At this web site, students will find their textbook online and additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.   A few days prior to the chapter tests students will have access to the online chapter practice test.  They will also have the opportunity to get bonus points on for all chapter tests by completing these online practice tests and earning a 70% or above.  In addition to earning bonus points, this will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests.  Use the link listed below. It must be accessed using Google Chrome. 

NEW LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEARSON TEXTBOOK:

LOGGING IN
YOU MUST USE CHROME and the link below!
Login Link (both Internal and External from the network): Pearson Success Website

Online Practice Test Instructions (Extra Credit Opportunity prior to Chapter tests-Pearsonsuccess)
  1. Click on the link above and log in.(Remember...you MUST use CHROME)
    • Username: villagesschool\ followed by their school username

    • The password is the same one they have been using on the VCS computers. (IF STUDENTS CHANGE THEIR PASSWORD AT SCHOOL...IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE ON PEARSON)
  2. Click on Things to Do (top right).
  3. The test will be waiting for you several days prior to the test date.
  4. Your score will be sent to me.
  5. Students that score a 70% or higher will receive bonus points on their chapter test.

QUIZLET: 2016-2017

Quizlet is an online source that can be used to study your science vocabulary.  Prior to the vocabulary test, you may take the online practice test and earn bonus points if you score well.  Below is the links needed to set up an account under the correct class.  You will need an email account in order to create an account.  Click on the appropriate link based on your class period and set up an account.

Username:  When creating your username, please make sure to include your firstname and the first initial of your last name so that I can recognize whose account I am viewing.

Password: Create a password that you will remember.  I do NOT have access to retrieving or resetting your password.

YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN UNDER YOUR CLASS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE EXTRA CREDIT!

 

GOOGLE - CLASSROOM, CALENDAR, GOOGLE DOCS

Students  can access Google Classroom by clicking on the link below.  Google Classroom can be accessed from any computer, as well as iPads and smartphones. All handouts and PowerPoints will be available on this webpage.  This is a great resource if you are absent.

Username: firstname.lastname@tvcs.org

Password: Was changed by the student after their first log in (Should be written in their agenda planner)

 

SKYWARDSkyward is our online gradebook that can be accessed at any time.

Students have their own username and password.

  • USERNAME: Same user name as school computer (first initial followed by student ID number)
  • PASSWORD: Same one they have been using on the VCS computers. (IF STUDENTS CHANGE THEIR PASSWORD AT SCHOOL...IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE ON Skyward)

 

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Google Classroom - Access assignments, announcements, PowerPoints, and other information

Works Cited Creator - Helps organize your source information while completing research

Quizlet.com- Vocabulary website

Skyward Gradebook- Access grades at any time using a computer, smartphone, or tablet

USA Test Prep-Review of information taught in textbook

 
Important Dates:

 

Nov. 15- Science Fair set-up in VCMS gym (3-4pm)

Nov. 16- Science Fair-All day judging (No parents during this time ) 

Nov. 17- Science Fair-Public Viewing (9-11am), Awards Ceremony 5:30pm VCMS gym

Nov. 21-25: Fall Break

***REMEMBER...All documents (Homework, learning goal rubrics, PowerPoint notes, etc) are posted on Google Classroom.  Students will need their school username and password to access the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Lauri.Siverson@tvcs.org

PDF documents
16-17 Earth/Space Science Class Syllabus -
2016-2017 Website Information -

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