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6TH SCIENCE

Welcome to 6th Grade Science! My name is Coach Duke and I am very excited to be at Clifton ISD and teaching you this year. This webpage will keep you up to date on what we will be covering that week. Throughout the week our plans might adjust due to our pace, so this is just a general idea of what we will be doing. 
 
 
 
August 28- Sept 1 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Introduction to rules, expectations, scientific notebooks, and teamwork cups.
Tuesday: Begin unit on safety and preventative equipment used in the science classroom. 
Wednesday: Continuation of equipment and procedures used to ensure safety. Complete virtual safety lab.
Thursday: Learn how to collect data and use of proper equipment to do so. 
Friday: Review collecting data and quiz over the week. 
 
Sept 4-8 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: No school 
Tuesday: Finish safety procedures. 
Wednesday: Unit 1 Test Review
Thursday: Unit 1 Test
Friday: Intro to metal, metalloids, nonmetals
 
Sept 11-15 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Independent vs dependent, quantitative vs qualitative, experimental vs comparative vs descriptive
Tuesday: Volume of a liquid, solid, and irregular solid
Wednesday: Volume of a liquid, solid, and irregular solid
Thursday: Luster, streak, hardness, malleability
Friday: Luster, streak, hardness, malleability
Sept 18-22 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Revisit density and how to calculate based on information given
Tuesday: Properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids
Wednesday: Unit 2 Vocab Test
Thursday: Metals and Nonmetals Lab
Friday: Review all chemical and physical properties of matter
Sept 25-29 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Review of properties of matter, chemical and physical changes
Tuesday: Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 2 Test
Thursday: Intro to Elements and the Periodic Table
Friday: Atoms, Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
Oct 2-6 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Review of mixtures, elements, compounds
Tuesday: Word web: atoms, elements, nucleus, protons, neutrons, electrons
Wednesday: Calculating the number of protons, neutrons, electrons
Thursday: Elements Essay
Friday: Building an atom
Oct 9 - 13 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Finish Elements Research and vocab review
Tuesday: Drawing atoms
Wednesday: Unit 3 Vocab Test
Thursday: Elements Comparison
Friday: Earth's Most Abundant Elements
Oct 16 - 20 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Earth's most abundant resources
Tuesday: Unit 3 Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 3 Test
Thursday: Compounds and counting atoms
Friday: Compounds and counting protons, neutrons, and electrons (together)
Oct 23 - 27 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Coefficients in compounds and what they mean
Tuesday: Coefficients in compounds and distributive property
Wednesday: Unit 4 quiz
Thursday: Compounds layered book
Friday: Balloon Lab
Oct 30 - Nov 3 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Coefficients, subscripts, counting atoms, elements, protons, neutrons, and electrons REVIEW
Tuesday: Unit 4 Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 4 Test
Thursday: Research and debate current topics regarding Earth's Resources
Friday: Balloon Lab
Nov 6-10 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Renewable or not lab, production impacts lab
Tuesday: Managing energy resources lab and model
Wednesday: Unit 5 Vocab Test
Thursday: Unit 5 Lesson 2 Science Fusion
Friday: Unit 5 Lesson 3 Science Fusion
Nov 13-17 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Virtual Lab Unit 5.3
Tuesday: Unit 5 Test Review
Wednesday: Academy: Debate   /     6th Science: Renewable vs Nonrenewable Sort
Thursday: Unit 5 Test
Friday: Human Footprint by National Geographic
Nov 27 - Dec 1 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Human Footprint by National Geographic
Tuesday: Human Footprint by National Geographic
Wednesday: Letter to Mr. Ball regarding energy conservation at CMS
Thursday: Letter to Mr. Ball regarding energy conservation at CMS
Friday: Unit 6 Lesson 1 intro: KWL about Energy
Dec 4-8 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Intro to energy transformation: flashlights
Tuesday: Unit 6 Vocab Test
Wednesday: UIL
Thursday: Science Fusion Textbook Unit 4 Lesson 1
Friday: Science Fusion Textbook Unit 4 Lesson 2 and 3
Dec 11-15 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Energy transformations lab
Tuesday: Thermal energy patterns
Wednesday: Thermal energy patterns continued/Unit 4 Lesson 1 virtual lab
Thursday: Unit 4 Lesson 2 virtual lab
Friday: Unit 6 Test review
Dec 18-19 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Unit 6 Test Review
Tuesday: Unit 6 Test
Jan 3-5 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
 
Wednesday: Finish energy KWL, Think/Pair/Share overview questions
Thursday: Motion and displacement
Friday: Speed
Jan 8-12 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Benchmark Review
Monday: Benchmark Review
Wednesday: Benchmark
Thursday: Benchmark
Friday: Motion and displacement
Jan 17-19 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Wednesday: Speed and Motion
Thursday: Speed and Motion
Friday: Vocab Test
Jan 22-26 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Calculating Speed and Graphing distance vs time
Tuesday: Review Newton's Laws, Graphing, and Calculating speed
Wednesday: Speed Lab
Thursday: Speed Lab
Friday: Force and Motion Quiz
Jan 29 - Feb 2 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Discuss speed/time graphs, pulleys, and potential energy based on height
Tuesday: Unit 7 Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 7 Test
Thursday: Intro to solar system
Friday: Individual planet research
Feb 5-9 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Unit 7 Test Review
Tuesday: Unit 7 Test
Wednesday: Intro to solar system
Thursday: Individual planet research
Friday: Scale model on the Practice Field
Feb 11-15  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Rotation, Revolution, Orbit Demo
Tuesday: Gravity
Wednesday: Unit 8 Vocab
Thursday: Scale model on the Practice Field (weather depending)
Friday: Unit 8 Test Review
Feb 19-23  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Scale model on the Practice Field (weather depending)
Tuesday: Unit 8 Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 8 Test
Thursday: Earth's layers foldable
Friday: Earth's layers model and scale
Feb 26 - Mar 2  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Three Major Rock Types
Tuesday: Rock Cycle
Wednesday: Rock Lab
Thursday: Rock Types Packet
Friday: Unit 9 Review
Mar 5 - 9  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Rock review and depiction
Tuesday: Unit 9 Test Review
Wednesday: Unit 9 Test
Thursday: Plate Tectonics Lab
Friday: Plate Tectonics Map
Mar 19-23  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Review Plate Tectonics
Tuesday: Begin map with boundaries and zones
Wednesday: Unit 10 Vocab Test
Thursday: Plate Tectonics Packet
Friday: Continuation of map with specific boundary types
Mar 26-29  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Pangea and development for 250 million years
Tuesday: Spaghetti Noodle Lab
Wednesday: Unit 10 Test Review
Thursday: Unit 10 Test
April 2 - 6  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Intro to Cell Theory
Tuesday: Page 590 - 601
Wednesday: Taxonomy
Thursday: Page 602 - 617
Friday: Dichotomous Keys
April 9 - 13  - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Dichotomous Key Packet
Tuesday: Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic
Wednesday: Autotrophs vs Heterotrophs 
Thursday: Domains
Friday: Kingdoms
April 16 - 20 - 6th grade Science - Coach Duke
 
Monday: Taxonomic Order
Tuesday: Vocabulary Quiz
Wednesday: Microscope
Thursday: Cell Identification: unicellular vs multicellular, and identifying the nucleus
Friday: Classification practice