Science - Mrs. Schuman

Welcome to Mrs. Schuman's 6th Grade Earth Science Webpage!

  Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera

Unit #10 - The Universe

Essential Question:   What can stars tell us about the formation, age, and composition of the Universe?

 Students will learn about the different types of energy that comes from any star such as light and heat through exploring the electromagnetic spectrum.  Students will learn how a star's mass determines its life cycle and discover what will happen to our sun.   They will explore the Hertzsprung-Russel chart and where our Sun falls on this diagram compared to other stars.  Each student has the chance to create an alien that lives on another planet in our solar system and this will be the final assessment grade of the semester.

Please click on the "calendar" link on the left to see the daily agenda in my class.  You can also click on the "Useful Links" tab to find folders.  The folders are labeled by unit and will contain all files that I have used in that unit.  If your student has lost an assignment, you should be able to find it in the unit folder.  Finally, you will find a PDF file of the textbook in this folder.

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