SIXTH GRADE - 3 hrs/wk
Wednesday @ 12:15, Thursday @ 10:20, Friday @ 1:35
Tuesday @ 9:00, Wednesday @ 1:35, Friday @ 9:00
Tuesday @ 8:00, Wednesday @ 10:20, Friday @ 8:00
Week of SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2021
Monday, September 20 - Ped Day - No School
Continuing Lunar Resupply Mission (handout)
Aim: Understanding the importance of planning, designing and testing a safe lunar lander. Create a design hypothesis and evaluate the success of their lunar lander and/or decisions they would make differently. Understand the complexity of a lunar mission, including the challenges of a limited budget, and Canada's role in the future of deep-space exploration.
Unit 4-23.1: Rotation of The Earth
Objective: Understand that the occurrence of day and night is related to the Earth's rotation on its own axis. Realize that the Earth takes 24 hours to make a complete rotation on its own axis.
Unit 4-23.2: Revolution of The Earth Around The Sun
Objective: Recognize that the Earth moves around the Sun. Realize that the Earth takes 365 days to make a complete revolution around the Sun.
Unit 4-23.3: Revolution of The Moon Around The Earth
Objective: Describe the apparent changes in the shape of the Moon (lunar phases) and how this relates to the revolution of the Moon around the Earth. Realize that the Moon takes about 28 days to make a complete revolution around the Earth.
Unit 4-23.4: Rotation of The Moon on Its Own Axis
Recognize that the Moon rotates on its own axis as it revolves around the earth, and this makes the same side of the Moon face the earth all the time.
HW: COMPLETE Lunar Resupply Mission HANDOUT (4 pages) - due WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Week of SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 1, 2021
Monday, September 26 - Ped Day - No School
Phases of The Moon (handout)
Aim: To study the changes in the shape of the Moon as seen from the Earth.
Unit 4-23 - Self-Check and Vocabulary Crossword (handout)
Gizmo (handout): Phases of The Moon - www.explorelearning.com
Aim: Define rotation and revolution. Explain why we see Moon phases. Relate Moon phases to the Moon's position. Name the phases of the Moon and list them in order. Notice that we always see the same face of the Moon. Explain the meaning of a year and a day. Find the length of a lunar year and day.
HW: REVIEW FOR TEST on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Units 4-23 and 4-24
Week of OCTOBER 4-8, 2021
Unit 4-24.1: What Makes Up The Solar System?
Objective: Recognize that the Earth is a planet in the Solar System. Recognize that the Sun is the central and largest object in the Solar System. Identify comets, asteroids and Meteoroids. Recognize that planets orbit the Sun.
Unit 4-24.2: Arrangement and Movement of Planets in The Solar System
Objective: Describe the arrangement of the Sun and planets in the Solar System.
Unit 4-24 - Self-Check and Vocabulary Crossword (handout)
Review Units 4-23 and 4-24 (handout)
Unit 5-25.1: Tides
Objective: Know the Moon's gravitational pull causes tides. Observe when high and low tides occur and how these affect people, other animals and plants.
High and Low Tides (handout)
Aim: To interpret data in a table, and to understand that tides have regular and fixed frequencies.
Gizmo (handout): Tides (Metric) - www.explorelearning.com
Aim: Define tides. Describe the effects of the Moon and Sun on tides. Identify and explain spring and neap tides. Interpret a graph of tidal changes over time.
HW: REVIEW FOR TEST on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Units 4-23 and 4-24
Week of OCTOBER 11-15, 2021
Monday, October 11 - Holiday - No School
Unit 5-25.2: Seasons
Objective: Explain the occurrence of seasons.
Unit 5-25.3: The Night Sky
Objective: Recognize that stars can be seen at different times of the night using the naked eye or with binoculars or a telescope. Recognize that a constellation is a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky. Identify common constellations in the sky. Describe how stars and constellations are useful to people.
Units 4-23 and 4-24 - TEST
Begin Circuit Building Art (handout)
Aim: Part A) Design a constellation on foam board.
Unit 5-25.4: Eclipses
Objective: Explain the occurrence of lunar and solar eclipses. Identify safety precautions to take when viewing a solar eclipse.
Lunar and Solar Eclipses (handout)
Aim: To illustrate and explain how solar and lunar eclipses occur.
Friday, October 15 - Ped Day - No School
Week of OCTOBER 18-22, 2021
Unit 5-26.1: Patterns of Movement of The Planets in The Solar System
Objective: Recognize that the planets of the Solar System have patterns of movement.
Unit 5-26.2: Relationship Between Gravitational Pull and The Movement of Planets in The Solar System
Objective: Know that the gravitational force determines the motion in the solar system.
Movement of Planets (handout)
Aim: To draw the paths taken by the planets around the Sun and to compare the periods of revolution of the planets in relation to their distances from the Sun.
Units 5-25 and 5-26 - Self-Check and Vocabulary Crossword (handout)
Unit 6-20.1: The Sun and Other Stars
Objective: Know the Sun is a star. Describe the characteristics of the Sun and infer the characteristics of other stars.
Unit 6-20.2: Light From The Sun and Other Stars
Objective: Understand that the light from the Sun is so bright that we cannot see other stars during the day.
Brightness of Light Sources (handout)
Aim: To explain the relationship between the Sun and other stars by using other light sources.
Week of OCTOBER 25-29, 2021
Unit 6-20.3: The Rising and Setting of Stars
Objective: Explain the phenomena of the rising and setting of stars.
Unit 6-20.4: Christian and Muslim Calendars
Objective: Explain how the Christian and Muslim calendars work.
Unit 6-20 - Self-Check and Vocabulary Crossword (handout)
Unit 6-21.1: Planets In The Solar System
Objective: Describe the characteristics of the planets in the Solar System
Unit 6-21.2: Classifying The Planets
Objective: Classify the planets in the Solar System based on their specific characteristics.
Planets In The Solar System (handout)
Aim: To check the understanding on the characteristics and the classification of the planets in the Solar System.
Unit 6-21.3: Comets, Asteroids and Meteoroids
Objective: Describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids and meteoroids.
Aim: To identify the parts of a comet and its different parts in a diagram.
Unit 6-21.4: Recent Discoveries About The Solar System
Objective: Know some recent inventions and discoveries about the Solar System.
Unit 6-21.5: Benefits and Uses of Space Technology
Objective: Understand that advances of space technology enable people to learn about celestial bodies.
Explain space technology that people utilize in a variety of ways.
Unit 6-21 - Self-Check and Vocabulary Crossword (handout)
HW: REVIEW FOR TEST on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - Units 6-20 and 6-21