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Welcome to the 6th grade science page!

The 6th Grade Science Team:

    - Ms. Newblanc (Lab A)
    - Mr. Frankel (Lab B)
    - Mr. Oshita (Lab C)

6th grade science focuses on EARTH SCIENCE.
Click HERE to learn about our textbook and lab materials from CPO Science.


We will begin our year getting to know each other, then getting to know the natural world around us as we prepare for a 5-day adventure at Outdoor Ed.!

Parent Meeting for Outdoor Ed:  Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. in the Crocker Lecture Hall

Outdoor Education at Jones Gulch:  Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 29


Here it is...your first science homework assignment as a Crocker student!

READ: Chapter 2, Section 1 (pp.23-28)
ANSWER: Questions #1-11 in 2.1 Section Review (p. 29)
DUE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (BLUE DAY CLASS)
         TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (GOLD DAY CLASS)

Please note: All homework should be word-processed or neatly written, with thorough answers in complete sentences.
 

 

 

NEXT UNIT OF STUDY: ECOLOGY

Our first unit of the year focuses on ECOLOGY, the study of earth as a system of interacting biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors.  Students will participate in a "round robin," rotating through the three labs and spending three days with each teacher.

Students are responsible for making flash cards and learning the Ecology vocabulary introduced in the labs.  Anyone can print the index card template we are using for vocabulary (it works best when printed on cardstock). Click HERE for the Microsoft Word version and HERE for the .pdf file.  Students can also see an example of a completed card.

Click HERE for a list of the Ecology vocabulary words for each lab.

In LAB A: Students will learn about NATURAL RESOURCES and how they are used, especially for our energy needs. We will be taking notes in class and we will have 2 homework handouts. To print the homework handouts click HERE. If you were absent for any of the notes click HERE.

In LAB B: Students will delve into the concept of INTERDEPENDENCE, or the relationships between living things and their environment.
HOMEWORK: should be word-processed or neatly written, with THOROUGH answers written in complete sentences.
- Chapter 15, Section 1: Read pp. 315-320, answer questions #1-7 on p. 321
    DUE: on DAY 2 of your 3 days in Lab B
- Chapter 15, Section 2: Read pp. 322-324, plus 326, answer #1-5 on p. 325
    DUE: on DAY 3 of your 3 days in Lab B

In Lab C: Students will learn about Earth's biomes and about human impact on natural resources and the environment.
HOMEWORK: should be word-processed or neatly written, with THOROUGH answers written in complete sentences.
Due on day 2 of the Lab C rotation:  Read pages 337-342 in Chapter 16.  Write responses to "My Journal" on page 342.
Due on day 3 of the Lab C rotation:  Respond to questions 1-8 on page 343.


 


Our unit culminates with a trip to San Mateo Outdoor Education.  From Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29, the entire Crocker 6th grade will take all that we've learned in the classroom and head down to Jones Gulch in La Honda to experience it out in the natural world.  An orientation meeting for all 6th grade parents is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00p.m. in the new Lecture Hall. If you have questions or concerns, please call Ron Frankel at 548-4226.

 

 

 

 


Our unit culminates with a trip to San Mateo Outdoor Education.  From Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29, the entire Crocker 6th grade will take all that we've learned in the classroom and head down to Jones Gulch in La Honda to experience it out in the natural world.  An orientation meeting for all 6th grade parents is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00p.m. in the new Lecture Hall. If you have questions or concerns, please call Ron Frankel at 548-4226.

 

 

 

NEXT UNIT OF STUDY: ECOLOGY

Our first unit of the year focuses on ECOLOGY, the study of earth as a system of interacting biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors.  Students will participate in a "round robin," rotating through the three labs and spending three days with each teacher.

Students are responsible for making flash cards and learning the Ecology vocabulary introduced in the labs.  Anyone can print the index card template we are using for vocabulary (it works best when printed on cardstock). Click HERE for the Microsoft Word version and HERE for the .pdf file.  Students can also see an example of a completed card.

Click HERE for a list of the Ecology vocabulary words for each lab.

In LAB A: Students will learn about NATURAL RESOURCES and how they are used, especially for our energy needs. We will be taking notes in class and we will have 2 homework handouts. To print the homework handouts click HERE. If you were absent for any of the notes click HERE.

In LAB B: Students will delve into the concept of INTERDEPENDENCE, or the relationships between living things and their environment.
HOMEWORK: should be word-processed or neatly written, with THOROUGH answers written in complete sentences.
- Chapter 15, Section 1: Read pp. 315-320, answer questions #1-7 on p. 321
    DUE: on DAY 2 of your 3 days in Lab B
- Chapter 15, Section 2: Read pp. 322-324, plus 326, answer #1-5 on p. 325
    DUE: on DAY 3 of your 3 days in Lab B

In Lab C: Students will learn about Earth's biomes and about human impact on natural resources and the environment.
HOMEWORK: should be word-processed or neatly written, with THOROUGH answers written in complete sentences.
Due on day 2 of the Lab C rotation:  Read pages 337-342 in Chapter 16.  Write responses to "My Journal" on page 342.
Due on day 3 of the Lab C rotation:  Respond to questions 1-8 on page 343.


 


Our unit culminates with a trip to San Mateo Outdoor Education.  From Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29, the entire Crocker 6th grade will take all that we've learned in the classroom and head down to Jones Gulch in La Honda to experience it out in the natural world.  An orientation meeting for all 6th grade parents is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00p.m. in the new Lecture Hall. If you have questions or concerns, please call Ron Frankel at 548-4226.

 

 

 

 


Our unit culminates with a trip to San Mateo Outdoor Education.  From Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29, the entire Crocker 6th grade will take all that we've learned in the classroom and head down to Jones Gulch in La Honda to experience it out in the natural world.  An orientation meeting for all 6th grade parents is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00p.m. in the new Lecture Hall. If you have questions or concerns, please call Ron Frankel at 548-4226.