Sixth Grade Science – Mrs. Nainiger
Class Website: Available through Infinite Campus or MMS website
Course Overview – Students will cover three main areas during science this year. The major areas are Earth, Physical, and Life Sciences. The Earth Science areas are rocks, minerals, renewable, and soils. The Physical Science areas are matter, motion and energy. The Life Science areas are cells, tissues, organisms, and reproduction. The curriculum is very lengthy and time consuming. This means that the pace will be quick so students will have to develop a good work ethic to be successful.
Homework – Homework usually spawns from uncompleted class work. The text is not a typical book it is in the form of printed booklets given to each student at the start of the unit. They are available on the website as well.
Tests – Tests dates are given at least one week in advance so there is plenty of time to prepare. There should be no late night preparation. A study guide that will help the students prepare for the test will always be given at least one week prior to the test. The test structure includes multiple choice, fill in, concept mapping, critical thinking, and graphic interpretation.
Late Assignments / Assignment Corrections – Students are able to turn in late or missing work, as well as corrections, once up to one week before grade time (interim or report cards). Students will be given notice when grade times are approaching and are able to get full credit for class assignments up to that date. Test corrections may be completed with the use of notes and the textbook and will be worth half credit.
Absences – Students are responsible for any classwork, notes, labs, etc. that occur when they are absent. It is the students responsibility to ask for and return any work they missed.
Grades – Grades are always available to view on Infinite Campus.
**Weekly lesson plans are located in the calendar and are subject to change. For the most up to date information always check Infinite Campus.
**Most class handouts are located within the class files / links.
**Test study guides will be available to print from class files / links about a week before a test.
Please contact me with any questions.