6th Grade Science Syllabus
Mr. Newman Room #209
Welcome to 6th Grade Science!! I’m very excited about the new school year and all of the fascinating wonders of science we will be observing, describing, and reporting. This year we will be following the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) which consists of the physical, life and earth science disciplines. Throughout the year we will be keeping an interactive science notebook which will record our observations, notes, diagrams, comparisons, and scientific discoveries. The notebook is a showcase of our inquiry-based learning and is an excellent reference guide and tool used in preparing for tests and quizes. It’s going to be a great year and there are a few things you need to know to make it successful.
The major concepts we will be focusing on are:
- Cell theory
- Cells and organelles
- How environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms
- Different types of energy
What supplies will I need?
- 1 inch, 3 ring binder
- Colored Pencils
- Glue stick
- Dry erase marker
What do I need to bring to class?
- You will need your science notebook EVERYDAY.
- Completed assignments
- A positive attitude :-)
How will I be graded?
50% Exams & Final Projects
20% Labs & Project Participation
20% Science Notebook
10% Quizzes & Homework
***There will be a quiz EVERY FRIDAY covering the material we learned for the week .
***Notebooks will be graded every 2-3 weeks. Grades for each page are either credit or no credit based upon completion, accuracy, and aesthetics.