Science - Mrs. Clare

Welcome to Mrs. Clare's 

                               6th Grade
                        Earth Science Class

*The RRPS District recently adopted the AMPLIFY science curriculum.

*Students can access AMPLIFY from home.

UNIT: 5 Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate  (O/A/C)

In the Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate unit, students investigate how ocean currents behave and what effect they have on the climate of different locations around the world, specifically the air temperature of various locations. 

In the role of climatologists, students investigate changes in air temperature in Christchurch, New Zealand during El Niño years. This serves as the anchor phenomenon that students will investigate throughout the unit. Students are called upon by the New Zealand Farm Council, who have noticed a climate change that has affected their crops. During El Niño years, the air temperature is cooler than usual. Students are tasked with explaining what causes the change in air temperature. By analyzing temperature fluctuations caused by changes in wind and surface ocean currents that occur during El Niño years, students learn about the relationship between atmosphere and ocean and its effects on regional climate/temperature patterns.


6th Grade General Supply List 
 ****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.


                  What's on the tab to the left?

: Daily Agenda 
                       Important Dates: Tests, Weekly Quiz, HW, etc.                                

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

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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%