Welcome to 6th grade Science!!

This year in 6th grade we will be focusing on Physical Science. We will be studying matter,energy, force and motion, simple machines and some basic chemistry

May 21-25

Tuesday

chapter review due Tuesday

1-15

16-20 even

22, 24, 25 26 27, 29-34

Work and power practice problems that were started in class on Friday due today!

Wednesday

Wednesday

Today we will begin working on our mousetrap cars. Remember I will supply the mouse trap and you will provide the other materials you wish to use!!!!! All work will be done in class!!

Friday

Ch 13 test- Work Power and Energy

know all vocab

know all formulas for work, KE GPE ME and power

Essay

Xavier is pulling a loaded wagon across the street using a handle that is at an angle to the ground. Will he find that the same force does more work when the handle is closer to the ground or when the handle is higher up. Be sure to explain how the direction affects the what Xavier must do to move the wagon

Mack and Jenna each exert 100N to lift identical boxes 1 m Mack lifts his box twice as fast as Jenna. How do Mack's and Jenna's work and power compare use the terms force distance and time in your answer

What happens when you kick a soccer ball? in a few sentences describe the force work and energy that are involved and the distance over which the force is being applied. Use the terms force work KE and distance

How could you find out how much work you do when you climb a ladder? Explain what you would use for the values of F and D to determine the value of W. Would the power change if you climbed the ladder faster? Why or why not?

May 14-18

Monday

Ch 12 test resubmits due today!!! They were passed out last Friday!

Work practice problems due Tuesday

Wednesday

Today we will begin working on our mousetrap cars. Remember I will supply the mouse trap and you will provide the other materials you wish to use!!!!! All work will be done in class!!

Friday

Quiz on work, calculating PE KE and ME

MAY 7-11

Tuesday

Chapter 12 review due today.

1-13 all

14-18 even

19-30 all

Wednesday

Ch 12 test

Know all the vocab

know who to calculate pressure

Based on a diagram-explain which carton would have the most pressure

explain air resistance and the rate at which all things fall

Essay

On land Melanie cannot lift her brother in the water she can easily lift him. Explain why use the concepts of buoyancy and pressure in your answer.

Robin is pushing an empty plastic recycling bin across the floor at a steady speed. If Robin fills the bin with paper predict how her force on the full bin will compare with her force on the empty bin if she pushes the full bin with the same steady speed. explain your prediction. Describe how the forces on the recycling bin will change. Be sure to use the concept of friction and mass in your explanation.

Why does a ping pong ball float while a metal ball of the same size sinks? Explain what is different about the forces exerted on each ball. Be sure to use the concept of buoyant force in your answer.

When an object moves through a fluid such as air or water, the fluid exerts an opposing force that slows down the object. That force is a type of friction. Describe this type of friction and explain how a skydiver uses it to slow down during a dive. Use the following terms friction, air resistance, drag and surface area.

Tests will be handed back on Thursday. resubmits will be due on Monday

This year in 6th grade we will be focusing on Physical Science. We will be studying matter,energy, force and motion, simple machines and some basic chemistry

May 21-25

Tuesday

chapter review due Tuesday

1-15

16-20 even

22, 24, 25 26 27, 29-34

Work and power practice problems that were started in class on Friday due today!

Wednesday

Wednesday

Today we will begin working on our mousetrap cars. Remember I will supply the mouse trap and you will provide the other materials you wish to use!!!!! All work will be done in class!!

Friday

Ch 13 test- Work Power and Energy

know all vocab

know all formulas for work, KE GPE ME and power

Essay

Xavier is pulling a loaded wagon across the street using a handle that is at an angle to the ground. Will he find that the same force does more work when the handle is closer to the ground or when the handle is higher up. Be sure to explain how the direction affects the what Xavier must do to move the wagon

Mack and Jenna each exert 100N to lift identical boxes 1 m Mack lifts his box twice as fast as Jenna. How do Mack's and Jenna's work and power compare use the terms force distance and time in your answer

What happens when you kick a soccer ball? in a few sentences describe the force work and energy that are involved and the distance over which the force is being applied. Use the terms force work KE and distance

How could you find out how much work you do when you climb a ladder? Explain what you would use for the values of F and D to determine the value of W. Would the power change if you climbed the ladder faster? Why or why not?

May 14-18

Monday

Ch 12 test resubmits due today!!! They were passed out last Friday!

Work practice problems due Tuesday

Wednesday

Today we will begin working on our mousetrap cars. Remember I will supply the mouse trap and you will provide the other materials you wish to use!!!!! All work will be done in class!!

Friday

Quiz on work, calculating PE KE and ME

MAY 7-11

Tuesday

Chapter 12 review due today.

1-13 all

14-18 even

19-30 all

Wednesday

Ch 12 test

Know all the vocab

know who to calculate pressure

Based on a diagram-explain which carton would have the most pressure

explain air resistance and the rate at which all things fall

Essay

On land Melanie cannot lift her brother in the water she can easily lift him. Explain why use the concepts of buoyancy and pressure in your answer.

Robin is pushing an empty plastic recycling bin across the floor at a steady speed. If Robin fills the bin with paper predict how her force on the full bin will compare with her force on the empty bin if she pushes the full bin with the same steady speed. explain your prediction. Describe how the forces on the recycling bin will change. Be sure to use the concept of friction and mass in your explanation.

Why does a ping pong ball float while a metal ball of the same size sinks? Explain what is different about the forces exerted on each ball. Be sure to use the concept of buoyant force in your answer.

When an object moves through a fluid such as air or water, the fluid exerts an opposing force that slows down the object. That force is a type of friction. Describe this type of friction and explain how a skydiver uses it to slow down during a dive. Use the following terms friction, air resistance, drag and surface area.

Tests will be handed back on Thursday. resubmits will be due on Monday