Welcome to Sixth Grade Science Class!
Mrs. Lehman, Room 1
This year, we will study the following:
Basic Science Skills: Lab Safety, Observing, Inferring, Predicting, Patterns, Equipment Use, Measurement
Introduction to Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, States of Matter, Elements and the Periodic Table, Compounds and Mixtures
Principles of Energy: Heat vs. Temperature, Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Particle Movement, Energy Transfer, and the Sun.
The Many Roles of Water on Earth: The Importance and Composition of Water, The Hydrologic Cycle, Water Quality and Pollution, and the Effect of Human Interactions with Water.
Energy in the Earth's Atmosphere: Weather, Climates, Layers of the Atmosphere
Ecosystems: Organization, Interactions, and Energy Flow: Interdependence of Biotic and Abiotic Factors, Flow of Energy and Matter in a Connecticut Ecosystem, Food Chains and Food Webs, and Environmental Change Caused by Nature and Humans
All students are expected to be:
*Respectful of yourselves, teachers, other students, as well as school and
*Prepared to learn with homework, book, notebook, pen or pencil, and an open mind
*Responsible for your own learning, work, attitude, actions, and doing your best
Grading Policy: You earn your own grades. I do not “give” them to you. Any missing work will earn a grade of zero. Any work that remains missing will also remain a zero. This can significantly affect a student's grade. Hand in your work!:)
Quizzes are worth 50 points each, and tests are worth 100 points each. Projects and labs are usually 100 points each. Classwork and homework vary, depending on the assignment.
Extra Help: I am happy to help you. Learning Centers on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are great times for extra help. After school may be an option, too, but check with me first to make sure that I am able to stay on a particular day.
As with everything else in life, you will get out of this class what you put into it! I am looking forward to a great year with you!