SCIENCE 6 – COURSE OUTLINE – 2009/2010

TEACHER: Mrs. Heath
PERIODS: First Semester: Period 3 (11:17 – 12: 27)
Second Semester: Period 2 (9:57 – 11:07)

REQUIRED SUPPLIES
-Binder
-Looseleaf paper
-5 dividers
-1 duotang
-blue pen, red pen, pencil, eraser
-ruler, scissors, glue, pencil crayons, highlighter
-calculator


PROGRAM RATIONALE AND PHILOSOPHY

Students graduating from Alberta schools require the scientific and related technological knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand and interpret their world and become productive members of society. They also need to develop attitudes that will motivate them to use their knowledge and skills in a responsible manner. Science programs provide opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to explore interests and prepare for further education and careers.



COURSE OBJECTIVES

Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics

6.5
Describe properties of air and the interactions of air with objects in flight.

Topic B: Flight

6.6
Construct devices that move through air, and identify adaptations for controlling
flight.


Topic C: Sky Science

6.7
Observe, describe and interpret the movement of object in the sky; and
identify patterns and order in these movements.


Topic D: Evidence and Investigation

6.8
Apply observation and inference skills to recognize and interpret patterns and to
distinguish a specific pattern from a group of similar patterns.
6.9
Apply knowledge of the properties and interactions of material to the investigation and identification of a material sample.

Topic E: Trees and Forests

6.10
Describe characteristic of trees and the interaction of trees with other
living things in the environment.


TIMELINE

September – October
Topic E: Trees and Forests
November – December
Topic A: Air and Aerodynamics
January - February
Topic C: Sky Science
March – April
Topic B: Flight
May – June
Topic D: Evidence and Investigation

*Note that this timeline is approximate, and there may be some overlap.


RESOURCES

Although there is no official textbook in Grade Six Science, various resources will be called upon throughout the year, including, but not limited to:


Air and Aerodynamics, Edmonton Public Schools
Flight, Edmonton Public Schools
Sky Science, Edmonton Public Schools
Evidence and Investigation, Edmonton Public Schools
Trees and Forests, Edmonton Public Schools
Between the Stands, Alberta Environmental Protections
Trees and Forests, Eduguide


Evaluation

Term:
Term marks will be based on the following criteria:

Assignments
65%
Quizzes
10%
Unit Exams
25%

The final grade in this course will be based on:

Course Work 80%
Provincial Exam 20%



(Report Card marks will be cumulative throughout the year for each subject)






CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

1) All assignments, projects, daily classroom work and tests will be completed on time with significant effort as these will be part of the evaluation process.
2) Students will participate in lab activities, cooperative projects, class discussions and other forms of collaborative learning in a meaningful, productive manner.
3) Late assignments will be either docked 10% per late day or will be given a score of “0” depending on the nature of the assignment. As well, students with incomplete assignments will be required to stay at school during lunch hour or after school in order to complete their work. Parents will be notified if assignments are continually late. If there are extenuating circumstances for not completing a particular assignment on time, the student must bring a note of explanation from a parent on the day the assignment is due. An assignment is not considered late if the student has a valid reason for being absent the day it was due, but the assignment will be considered due immediately upon the student’s return to school. If a student is excusably absent on a testing date, his/her test will be rescheduled.
4) Students will demonstrate respect for others at all times and will not prevent the learning of others.
5) Students will be on time and will bring all supplies to every class.


PLEASE SIGN BELOW TO INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ THE ABOVE COURSE OUTLINE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL ME AT 403 647 3665 (school) or, 403 634 6099(home). YOU ARE ALSO FREE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME THROUGH EMAIL AT bonnie.heath@horizon.ab.ca



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