Gobles High School                6th Grade Science                 2017/2018

Ezra Piller        

Phone : (269) 628 -9367

EMail:  EPiller@gobles.org

Course Description This course will enable students to understand key life science principles including Genetics, Heredity, Cell Theory, Mitosis/Meiosis, Evolution, Ecology and . This is a lab and hands-on course that requires extensive writing, teamwork and use of technology. 

Course Objective or Core Concepts:         STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

                                                Gain perspective on the dynamic life of planet Earth

                                                Understand the history of the development of Scientific Study

                                                Work with the methods and principles of Science

                                                Compare cycles, systems and materials across science topics

                                                Develop their appreciation for our home planet

Full Year Course – 1 credit

Classroom Expectations:                         •Have all of the necessary materials for class

                                                        +Current Textbooks (provided)

                                                        +Writing implement (pencil, pen, etc)

                                                        +Notebook

                                                        +Chromebook (please make sure it is charged each day)

                                                        +Completed assignments

                                                        +Positive Attitude

                                                        +Curious minds

                                                •Take responsibility for your actions

                                                •Show COURTESY AND RESPECT to All Class members

Make-up Policy:  Late Assignments:        Completed late assignments will receive proportional grade of 60% unless an extension is granted PRIOR to the due date

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN 2 DAYS FROM THE DUE DATE!

                            Excused Absences:  Make up work from an absence is due 1 week after a student returns

Course Topics

Physical Science

Life Science

Earth Science

Evaluation/ Grading Criteria:   

                •Assignments/Activities:        34%

                •Tests / Assessments                33%

                •Quizzes/Labs                        33%

        

        Lecture / Class Discussion

        Textual coverage

        Mathematical computation

        Observation

        Studying & manipulating model situations

        Studying & manipulating Life materials

        Academic & theatric video presentations

Textbook and Other Materials: Inside The Restless Earth;                 Holt, Rinehart & Winston

    Earth’s Changing Surface;         Holt, Rinehart & Winston

    Forces, Motion & Energy;                 Holt, Rinehart & Winston

    Environmental Science                       Holt, Rinehart & Winston