## Welcome to Sixth Grade 2012-2013

Current Topic: Motion

This website will help you with information learned in class! You will be able to find extra credit activities and smartboard presentations of the weeks topics!

Sixth Grade Syllabus | |

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## First Quarter Extensions

You can pick one extension to complete and turn in by the end of the quarter for Extra Credit (100 pts 5% of your grade). These activities are enrichment to the topics discussed this quarter in class. This is going to be graded. It has to be typed and written using the Scientific Method. It is due November 1,2012.

egg_float_extensions.doc | |

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extensions_unit_one_sixth_grade.doc | |

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running_extension.doc | |

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## Second Quarter Extensions:

Any extension your child chooses, they must use the scientific method: 1. Problem: stated as a question. With the independent and dependent variables identified. 2.They must have a hypothesis: If...then... statement 3. Write their Supplies 4. Write their procedures 5. Analysis: This is where they gather their quantitative and qualitative data and make a graph. 6 Conclusion: Must be a three part conclusion. All of this is in their science notebook!

## Effects of Chemical weathering extensions

## Homemade Geodes

## Soil versus Hydroponics

## Third Quarter Extensions: Any extension your child chooses, they must use the scientific method: 1. Problem: stated as a question. With the independent and dependent variables identified. 2.They must have a hypothesis: If...then... statement 3. Write their Supplies 4. Write their procedures 5. Analysis: This is where they gather their quantitative and qualitative data and make a graph. 6 Conclusion: Must be a three part conclusion. All of this is in their science notebook!

**Matter and how temperature affects solubility: Solubility Projects**

- Water solubility is another test of the properties of matter. Water solubility is used to describe matter's ability to dissolve into another liquid. Solubility is affected by temperature and can be monitored by color changes. Test the solubility of cooking oil, vinegar, syrup, mineral oil and other liquids. You can add color to the clear oils in order to watch the liquid dissolve in water. Apply heat and see if the process speeds up or makes the liquid more soluble. ( Make sure you do this using the scientific Method see descriptiona above)

**Energy**

**Transformations**

**Energy experiment**: http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/baseketball.html Energy transformations and the Law of Conservation

## Graphing speed/motion:

Matchbox Cars

- This activity encourages students to draw graphs ( you will need graph paper) for a real-life simulation. Students will use a matchbox car. They draw their own X-Y coordinate plane on large graph paper. One student pushes the car at the starting point (the intersection of the horizontal axis and the vertical axis) in a diagonal line. Another student clocks the amount of time(you will need a stop watch or second hand on a clock) it takes for the car to travel in a straight line until it stops. Both students use a ruler to measure how far the object travels along the straight line. If the distance is equal to how far the car traveled along the horizontal axis divided by the amount of time, students will calculate an approximate answer that helps to explain the formula above (Distance = Rate/Time). Students conduct multiple trials (to make sure your data is accurate) to test this linear formula for distance.