We are all scientists who analyze situations and find solutions every day.
New! Starting Second Semester! If you are absent from class or need extra time with the material, or you are wondering what we are doing in science class, check Mrs. Stelling's class CALENDAR. On my calendar, you will find a daily post with details (documents, weblinks, video links, class notes, etc.) about the day's lesson. Check it out! Each post will be marked with "Science" and then a brief few words that describe the day's main topic. Enjoy!
ALSO! Since we are actively using our Google Classroom on a weekly basis. I encourage all students who have smart phones to download the Google Classroom App for their device. This is a perfect way to stay on top of assignments, complete work, and view important class-specific information. Download, and then show me your phone. I want to see Google Classroom on your home screen! Your phone is a computer and can be used for academic purposes (not just playing games). Let's be academic!
Sixth Grade Science forms the foundation for students' science learning through middle school and into high school and beyond. At the ground level, we learn what it means to be a scientists, how we practice science, the ways in which science impacts our lives, and how we can contribute to scientific understanding in our world. I aim to nurture students' natural curiosity for the world they live in through inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will keep an interactive science notebook in class where they will ask questions, process their thinking, practice new skills, and formulate solutions to problems. Science is the integration and application of skills learned in so many other classes. With this in mind, students will be required to apply their literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as their mathematic skills of analyzing problems and finding appropriate solutions, graphing, and interpreting data.
Please, check the "Weekly Updates" link in the menu to the right on this page for a synopsis of what we are doing in class each week. For individual questions regarding missed assignments and/or work, students should check Mrs. Stelling's class calendar, talk with a study buddy, and see me. I am available during 6th grade lunch and before school at 8:00, by appointment. Students should talk to me to set up a time that they would like to come in to get extra help or make up missing work. I am also available on Mondays after school. Again, students should let me know they will be coming and what assignment/work they need help completing.