6th grade Science

Ms.Kirk's e-mail is: Kim.Kirk@mpls.k12.mn.us

If students are absent, they are responsible for asking Ms. Kirk about any labs/assignments/homework they need to make up.  Come on Wednesdays during Advisory to make up any labs.

Quarter 4

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for June 3rd - June 7th

Class assignment for Wednesday, June 5th: Open this link "Phases of Mitosis" and fill out the handout that goes with it.  This is due at the beginning of class period on Thursday, June 6th.  Copy the following information on your handout in the "Notes" sectin:

What are different methods of cell reproduction?

1.   Fission – binary – cell divides into two equal halves (bacteria)

2.   Budding – outgrowths from the outer surface of an organism

3.   Asexual – mitosis – produces two cells that are exact copies of the original

4.   Sexual – meiosis - produces the sex cells and each cell has half the number of the chromosomes.

Chromosomes are made of one long strand of DNA that is wound around bits of protein and all coiled up. 

You can check the student portal to see your Cells Test score.  If you got a D or F (20 points or below), you can take the retest on Thursday morning at 9:15 am in Ms. Kirk's Room.  Get a pass from her on Wednesday so that you can get in the building on Thursday.  If you don't show up, your grade is final.

Tuesday, June 4th: Cells Test. Know the organelles that both plant and animals have and the basic functions of them (see the notes on "Cross-section of plant and animal cells" at the bottom of this page).  Study all the notes and handouts we studied on cells.  I've left all the Googleslides and notes at the bottom of this page.

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for May 28th - May 31st

Class assignment for Friday, May 31st: Scroll to the bottom of this page and open the "Differences between plant and animal cells" Googleslides. Take detailed notes on this presentation as some of this will be on the Cells Quiz.  Here is a link to a 3 minute Youtube explaining this.

The test on Cells is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th.  Students will need to study all their notes, handouts and vocabulary on what they've learned about cells.  Also use the resources below at the bottom of this page to review.

Due Thursday, May 30th: Kingdom Category Worksheet assignment (at the bottom of this page) and "Viruses and Monerans" from the textbook Parade of Life (scroll to the bottom for copies of these pages)

Any labs that you have missed if you are absent are your responsibility to talk with Ms. Kirk about making it up.

HOMEWORK/CLASS ASSIGNMENTS for May 20th - May 24th

Class assignment for Thursday & Friday, May 23rd & 24th: With your partner, open the "Kingdom Classification Worksheet" at the bottom of this page.  Open it and skip the first 2 pages (you will be filling in the worksheet instead).  Read the rest of the pages so that you and your partner fill in the worksheet correctly.

Any labs that you miss are your reponsibility to communicate with Ms. Kirk about making it up.

Any labs that you have missed if you are absent are your responsibility to talk with Ms. Kirk about making it up.

 

 

document Science Safety Contract   --  Please read, sign and send back to Ms. Kirk by Friday, August 31st.
document Differences and similarities in plant and animal cells Googleslides   --  Take notes on this short Googleslide presentation
PDF Every living thing has cells Googlslides   --  Take notes on this Googleslide because the information will be on the upcoming Cells quiz. Make sure that you know the "Cells: Structure and Functions" page.
PDF Cross section of the plant and animal cells   --  This handout has drawings of both the plant and animal cells, along with the features and functions for each.
PDF Viruses and Monerans   --  First, do the Monerans pages (43 - 53). On a piece of paper, answer questions 1-3. Some of this information will be on the Cells Quiz. Then, go back and read the Viruses (pages 35-41) and answer questions 1-4 on page 41.
PDF Differences between plant and animal cells Googleslide   --  Take notes on this presentation as some of this will be on the Cells Quiz.