Science - Mrs. Clare

Welcome to Mrs. Clare's 

                               6th Grade
                        Earth Science Class
UNIT 1:

Essential Question(s):

How does the movement of tectonic plates affect the surface of Earth?
How do the materials in and on Earth’s crust change over time?

This year we will be implementing the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted by the State of New Mexico.  During this unit, students will explore the layers of the Earth and what properties make them different from each other.  They will learn that scientists use direct evidence such as rock samples and indirect evidence like seismic waves to learn more about Earth's interior.  Student will learn the scientific principles of density and buoyancy along with the three types of heat transfer to explain how Earth's crust moves on its surface.   

Students will be introduced to the theory of Continental Drift and the forces that cause Earth's crust to move around.  The students will explore the various plate boundaries and their movements along with the features created such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and other surface features.   We will discuss how weathering and erosion then affects land forms.
 
Students will then apply their knowledge to identify specific geologic land forms formed by the impact of volcanoes and faults on New Mexico geology. (Valles Caldera, Rio Grande Rift, ABQ volcanoes, Shiprock, Sandia Mtns. Etc.)
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6thGrade General Supply List 
CLARIFICATION:
 ****Specific to my class a colored (green/purple/red, etc) grading marking pen.

  • RRMS Agenda
  • Supply Pouch or Box (for supplies, need to take to every class)
  • Glue sticks (24+) or bottles (4-6) - stock up while they are inexpensive, they will be used throughout the school year
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils (more than one package)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Pencils w/erasers (30+ and extra lead if using mechanical)
  • Pens (dark colors)
  • Highlighters (4 different light colors)
  • Post-It notes
  • Dry erase markers
  • Earbuds/Headphones (w/3.5 mm input jack)
  • 2-Pocket folder for nightly homework

Please replenish as needed throughout the year.

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Calendar
: Daily Agenda 
                       Important Dates: Tests, Weekly Quiz, HW, etc.                                      Weekly Quizzes: for a grade
Quizzes are usually on Fridays but can be any day except Monday.                      See Calendar via tab on the left side of this page.
The students will be given a study guide to help prepare for the unit test but should be reviewing materials nightly.



Unit Folder & Links: Notes, Handouts, Power Points
* Some items may not be available online.

Contact me: rebecca.clare@rrps.net  
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                                  GRADES?

Quarter grades are calculated using Weighted Categories:
Assessment 70%
Practice 30%

Semester Grades are calculated based on:
Quarter 1 Grade 45%
Quarter 2 Grade 45%
Semester Final 10%