HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's get 2015 off to a great start. Below, you will find useful
information that will help you/your child be successful in science
class. Please make sure to use the science textbook online resources.
Directions for accessing the online flashcards and practice test are
listed below, as well as in your child's science class folder.
6th Grade Earth and Space Science
RESTOCK THEIR BACKPACK: All
students must have the following supplies with them daily. It is their
responsibility to replace these items if lost or used up.
(any color), pencils (mechanical are fine), highlighters (Keep 2 at all
times as these are used daily), science folder with chapter packet, and
science project folder (advanced only) along with the composition book
Chapter 10-11: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Learning Goal(s): Explore the scientific theory of plate tectonics by
describing how movement of the Earth's crustal plates causes both slow
and rapid changes on the Earth's surface including volcanoes and earthquakes.
01/21/15: Chapter 10 Vocab Test
01/27/15: Chapter 11 Vocab Test
01/30/15: Chapter 10-11 Objective Test (Online practice tests for chapters 10 and 11 are now open...BONUS POINTS!)
Chapter 12: Land, Air, and Water Resources (This chapter is broken up into 2 segments for testing purposes...please see below)
Learning Goal(s):Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth
02/06/15: Chapter 12-Lesson 1 and 2 Vocab Test
02/10/15: Chapter 12- Lesson 1 and 2 Objective Test (On computer)
02/18/15: Chapter 12- Lesson 3-5 Vocab Test
02/20/15: Chapter 12- Lesson 3-5 Objective Test (On computer)
Science Fair: 2014-2015- Congratulations to the following middle school students for their outstanding accomplishments on their science fair projects. These students were selected as part of our regional science team. Next stop is the Big Springs Regional Science Fair in Ocala- February 12th and 13th.
Best in Show- 1st Place Overall... Kevin Matos (Environmental)-8th Grade
2nd Place Overall...Alex Homs (Environmental)- 6th Grade
3rd Place Overall...Garielle Soto (Earth and Space)- 8th Grade
Kayle Cunningham (Microbiology)- 7th Grade
Sabrina Mead (Microbiology)- 8th Grade
Katie Wiley (Medicine and Health)- 6th Grade
Randa Shaw (Engineering)- 8th Grade
Alternate- Lauren Deak (Medicine and Health)-8th Grade
Key Science Project Vocabulary:
experiment which involves changing only 1 factor (independent variable)
and observing its effect on one thing, while keeping all other factors
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.
can access Moodle by clicking on the link below. Once at the login
screen, students will enter their user name and passwords that they use
to access the computers here at school. Moodle can be accessed from any
computer, as well as iPads and smartphones. All handouts and
PowerPoints will be available on Moodle. This is a great research if
you are absent.
Online Textbook & Bonus Activities -
Students have received 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. They will also have the opportunity to get
bonus points on vocabulary tests if they test themselves prior with the
online flashcards (they must have a parent witness and sign off on their
reflection sheet. This will help them prepare/study for all vocabulary
quizzes. 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. Again, this
will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests. The web site is - www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
PEARSON Password: Make sure that you are using the most current username and password given to you. This is NOT the one given during the first week of school. If you use this information, pearsonsuccessnet.com will tell you that you do not have an account.