Click on the link above to view the rubric that will be used to grade the science assessment. Please see the previous post for the key vocabulary words.
Parents please help support your children by reviewing with them the vocabulary and understanding of the rock cycle. Students will be allowed to take their notebooks home to study. This is a great opportunity for you to see the work that they have been doing in class.
This week students will be practicing for their assessment small groups.
Practice Assessment Question:
Use words and pictures tell the story of how your rock came to be. Use what you know about the rock cycle to create a story/diagram/comic strip. You can use your science notebook and any links on MY BLOG ONLY to help you. You have until the end of class. You will be presenting this information to your peers next class.
** Be sure to include the key vocabulary **
Key Vocabulary to Use When Describing the Rock Cycle
This week students practiced writing a C.E.R in their science notebook. They picked a topic of their choice to research. As we move into our units of study, a C.E.R will be one way in which students can demonstrate their understanding of the scientific concepts and experiments.
Your opinion about the data or evidence.
Must be measurable!
What do you think?
Hint – Turn the question into a statement
What observations have you made?
What data have you collected?
Explain your thinking.
Why do you think what you think?
How do you know your claim is true?
This is the link between the data and evidence.
This is your opportunity to show your scientific knowledge.
Ask your child to share with you what they learned about their topic.
This week in science students spent time getting their technology set up. We had people from the school’s IT department in the class to assist. Each student was able to connect to the schools wi-fi, login to their UAS gmail account and we created google classrooms for each science block.
We are now ready to use the mac books to enhance and expand the world of 6th grade science!