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The information in this schedule is supplementary; it is each student’s responsibility to keep accurate records of all class assignments and commitments. I do my absolute best to update the schedule by 4:00 p.m. on each school day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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always put forth
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Our 1 Class Rule:
We each
always put forth

effective effort 
to achieve academic, social, and personal
excellence.

 

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District 95 Mission: 
We are continuous learners who are responsible, caring citizens in a global community.

 

 MSN_Wolf_Logo_Original_Size

Our 1 Class Rule:
We each
always put forth

effective effort 
to achieve academic, social, and personal
excellence.

 

District_95_Logo_Original_Size

District 95 Mission: 
We are continuous learners who are responsible, caring citizens in a global community.

 

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Our 1 Class Rule:
We each
always put forth
effective effort 
to achieve academic, social, and personal
excellence.

 

District_95_Logo_Original_Size

District 95 Mission: 
We are continuous learners who are responsible, caring citizens in a global community.

 

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Our 1 Class Rule:
We each
always put forth
effective effort 
to achieve academic, social, and personal
excellence.

 

District_95_Logo_Original_Size

District 95 Mission: 
We are continuous learners who are responsible, caring citizens in a global community.

 

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Our 1 Class Rule:
We each
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Links

Srinu's Earth Day Video

Watch Full Episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Here!

Cosmos Creator

The Scale of the Universe 2

Pendulum Simulation Model (Key Learning Tool in our Guided Lessons on Extracting Variables, Constructing Scientific Experimentation Questions, and Testing Scientific Experimentation Questions)

University of Colorado PhET: Amazing Interactive Science Simulations

6th Grade Open House Science Presentation (2013-2014)

The Earth's Seasons Interactive Model

NASA Website

Download the NASA App (For iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Andriod Devices)

Online Textbook And Resources

District 95 Science Fair Website

How To Design Great Science Fair Experiments

2013 Google Science Fair

Science News for Kids

Science Fair Projects for Kids

Super Science Fair Support Center

Science Buddies: Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, and Tools

Science Project Ideas, Information, and Support

Wordle: Create Your Own Word Clouds

Glogster: Amazing Online Multimedia Posters!

Explore Mars with the NASA Rover Curiosity!

PBS Kids Design Squad (Please Get Permission from your Parents/Guardians Before You Build!)

The Mars Society

TIME for Kids

National Geographic Kids

SciStarter: Interactive and Engaging Science for Everyone!

Google Earth (And Moon, Mars, and Sky!)

Science of Everyday Life (For Students, or Students and their Families!)

TED-Ed: Great Educational Videos

Khan Academy: Lots of Educational Video Resources

American Association for the Advancement of Science: ScienceNetLinks

American Association for the Advancement of Science: ScienceNetLinks (Science News)

Wonderopolis: Science

Wonderopolis: Plants

Wonderopolis: Our Earth

Wonderopolis: Nature

Wonderopolis: The Environment

Wonderopolis: Astronomy

Wonderopolis: Space

Wonderopolis: The Universe

Make Your Own Educational Arcade Game

Reflection and Refraction Interactive Model

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Interactive Model

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram: Understanding How Stars Change Over Time

Lunar Phase Simulator

The Scale of the Universe

Mars for Kids

How do the Seasons Change?

Volcanoes

Visiting a Recycling Plant

Detecting Life on Other Planets

Temperatures on the Moon

Explore the Moon

Far Side of the Moon

Lightning

Green Energy

Gravity and our Expanding Universe

Gravity is Great!

The Grand Canyon: How It Formed

Galileo's Discovery of Jupiter's Moons

Early Mammals on Earth

Galileo on the Moon

Hubble Telescope

Dinosaurs!

Rotating Sky Explorer

Journey To A Black Hole

JeopardyLabs: Make Your Own On-Line Jeopardy Game!

Night Sky Timelapse at ALMA Array Operations Site in Chile

The Science Of Football

Snowflakes Under The Microscope

Journey To Mars

Moon Phase Time Lapse

It's A Great Big Universe--We Are Just Tiny Specks!

Quizlet: Fast, Fun And Free Online Flashcards

It's My Life: Great Tools For Middle School Students

The American Museum Of Natural History: A Wealth Of Science Fun For Kids

Online Astronomy Labs

NASA: Image of the Day

Add A Planetarium To Your Computer!

VoiceThread: Free And Fantastic Online Presentation Tools

Prezi: Free And Fantastic Online Presentation Tools

Animoto: Free And Fantastic Online Presentation Tools

Make Your Own Newspaper Article

Create An Online Graph

Lots Of Plant Information

Science Games And Activities

Plant Basics

Exploratorium

Museum Of Science And Industry Science Activities (With Parent/Guardian Supervision)

Bill Nye The Science Guy Official Site

Science News For Kids

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Documents

Photosynthesis and Light 2-Column Notes

Photosynthesis and Light 2-Column Notes (With Examples and Color-Coding [Page 1 of 2])

Photosynthesis and Light 2-Column Notes (With Examples and Color-Coding [Page 2 of 2])

Text Structures Guide (Corresponds with Photosynthesis and Light 2-Column Notes)

Photosynthesis and Light Textbook Pages 114 and 115 (Correspond to 2-Column Notes)

Photosynthesis and Light Textbook Pages 116 and 117 (Correspond to 2-Column Notes)

Photosynthesis and Light Textbook Pages 118 and 119 (Correspond to 2-Column Notes)

Moon Phases: Digital Model Study (Due on Wednesday, May 14)

Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Guided Reading and Study (Due on Thursday, May 8)

Pages 20 and 21 of Astronomy Textbook (For Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Guided Reading and Study)

Pages 22 and 23 of Astronomy Textbook (For Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Guided Reading and Study)

Pages 24 and 25 of Astronomy Textbook (For Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Guided Reading and Study)

Pages 26 and 27 of Astronomy Textbook (For Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Guided Reading and Study)

[Part 2] The Reasons for the Seasons: Digital Model Study (Microsoft Word)

[Part 2] The Reasons for the Seasons: Digital Model Study (PDF)

Altered 6th Grade Schedule for 2014 Spring MAP Testing (Monday, April 28-Friday, May 2)

[Part 1] The Reason for the Seasons: Digital Model Study (Due on Wednesday, April 23)

Gravity, Inertia, and Orbital Motion Assessment of Learning Practice and Study Guide (With Key)

Pages 16 and 17 of Astronomy Textbook

Pages 18 and 19 of Astronomy Textbook

Gravity and Motion Reading Practice (Due on Wednesday, April 9)

Gravity Concept Questions (Due on Monday, April 7)

Leap Lab (Due on Thursday, April 3)

Leap Lab (With Examples)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Extension Assignment Information and Thinking Log

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Extension Assignment Information and Thinking Log (Episode 1 Examples)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Extension Assignment Information and Thinking Log (Episode 2 Examples)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Extension Assignment Information and Thinking Log (Episode 3 Examples)

2-Column Notes Thinking Tool Assessment: Characteristics of Stars

Blank 2-Column Notes (For Characteristics of Stars Text)

2-Column Notes Example (For Characteristics of Stars Text)

2-Column Notes Criteria for Success Rubric and Self-Reflection Checklist

5 Types of Supporting Details for Characteristics of Stars Annotations

Main Ideas and Supporting Details Example Annotations

Astronomy Textbook Pages 126 and 127 (For Characteristics of Stars Annotations)

Astronomy Textbook Pages 128 and 129 (For Characteristics of Stars Annotations)

Astronomy Textbook Pages 130 and 131 (For Characteristics of Stars Annotations)

Astronomy Textbook Pages 132 and 133 (For Characteristics of Stars Annotations)

Characteristics of Stars Guided Reading and Study (Due on Friday, March 14)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Criteria for Success Checklist and Grading Info

Electromagnetic Spectrum Blank Infographic [Circular] (Due on Monday, February 24)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Blank Infographic [Semi-Circular] (Due on Monday, February 24)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Blank Infographic [Linear] (Due on Monday, February 24)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Linear Example (1 of 3)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Linear Example (2 of 3)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Linear Example (3 of 3)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Semi-Circular Example (1 of 4)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Semi-Circular Example (2 of 4)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Semi-Circular Example (3 of 4)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Semi-Circular Example (4 of 4)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic Circular Example

Textbook Pages 70 and 71 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Textbook Page 72 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Textbook Pages 74 and 75 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Textbook Pages 76 and 77 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Textbook Pages 78 and 79 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Textbook Pages 80 and 81 (For Electromagnetic Spectrum Infographic)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Guided Reading and Study (Due on Friday, February 21)

Interactions of Waves 2-Column Notes (Complete Notes Due on Thursday, February 13)

Textbook Pages 17 and 18 (Corresponds to 2-Column Notes)

Textbook Pages 19 and 20 (Correspond to 2-Column Notes)

Textbook Page 21 (Corresponds to 2-Column Notes)

Interactions of Waves Guided Reading and Study (Due on Friday, February 7)

Pasta For Pennies MSN Fundraiser Informational Letter

Close Reading Prompts (1 Response Due on Tuesday, February 4)

Double-Entry Thinking Journal (Due on Friday, January 31)

Double-Entry Thinking Journal--Example (Due on Friday, January 31)

How Rainbows Work Text for Double-Entry Thinking Journal (Due on Friday, January 31)

Rainbows Text for Double-Entry Thinking Journal (Due on Friday, January 31)

Rainbow Formation Text for Double-Entry Thinking Journal (Due on Friday, January 31)

Law of Reflection Investigation (Due on Monday, January 13)

Law of Reflection Criteria for Success Guide

Law of Reflection Investigation Protractor Mat Model

Wave Characteristics and Wave Properties Assessment Practice and Study Guide (With Answer Key)

Textbook Pages 6 and 7

Textbook Pages 8, 9, and 10

Textbook Pages 11, 12, and 13

Textbook Pages 14 and 15

Multiple-Text Synthesis Chart (Full Chart Due on Monday, December 16)

3 Questions for Mr. Stoval (Due on Thursday, December 12)

Main Idea and Supporting Details Reflection (Due on Wednesday, December 11)

What Are Waves? Reading Concept Practice (Due on Thursday, December 5)

Properties of Waves Review and Reinforce Reading Assignment (Due on Friday, November 22)

Wave Properties Pre-Assessment Drawings (Completed In Class)

Properties of Waves Guided Reading and Study Reading Assignment (Due on Wednesday, November 20)

Reflecting to Grow (Due on Thursday, November 7)

Lifesaver Lab Redesign Proposal Homework (Due on Wednesday, November 6 for 1st, 2nd, and 9th)

Lifesaver Lab Evaluation Homework (Due on Wednesday, November 6)

Lifesaver Lab Evaluation Homework (Due on Tuesday, November 5 for 1st, 2nd, and 9th Periods)

Lifesaver Lab

Lifesaver Lab Criteria for Success Rubric

How To Stop A Space Rock 2-Column Notes (Due on Thursday, October 31)

How To Stop A Space Rock Main Idea And Details Webs (1st and 2nd Periods: Due Wednesday, October 30)

Lego Mindstorms Thinking Packet (Complete Packet Due on Monday, October 28)

Lego Mindstorms Summary Criteria for Success Rubric (Corresponds with Summary Questions 3, 4 ,and 5)

Lego Mindstorms Thinking Packet (Summary Questions 1 and 2 Due on Friday, October 25)

Lego Mindstorms Day 3 Feedback Form

Lego Mindstorms Day 2 Reflection Homework (Due on Wednesday, October 23)

Scientific Method Investigation Criteria for Success and Grading Rubric

Impact Crater Scientific Method Lab (Practice Section and Results [Including Bar Graph] Due 10-17)

Foamy Fountain Scientific Method Lab (Purpose Section and Results [Including Bar Graph] Due 10-17)

Oobleck Scientific Method Lab (Purpose Section and Results Section [Including Bar Graph] Due 10-17)

Paper Helicopter Template and Building Instructions (Corresponds with Helicopter Lab)

Paper Helicopter Lab (Purpose Section and Results Section [Including Bar Graph] Due on 10-17)

What Is Science? Concept Practice (Due on Friday, October 11)

Textbook Pages 13 and 14

Textbook Pages 15, 16, and 17

Textbook Pages 18, 19, and 20

Textbook Pages 21 and 22

Identifying Variables Practice (Due on Tuesday, October 8)

Scientific Method Inquiry Experiment Question Generator (Final Page is HW--Due on Monday, October 7)

Scientific Questioning Criteria Development (Due on Wednesday, October 2)

OPI Assessment of Learning Self-Reflection (Due on Tuesday, October 1)

OPI Assessment of Learning Practice and Study Guide (For Assessment on Monday, September 30)

Textbook Pages 6 and 7

Textbook Pages 8 and 9

MSN PTO "No Stress" Fundraiser Letter and Donation Card (Collected 10/1 through 10/4 During Lunch)

Observing, Inferring, and Prediction Practice (Due for Period 10 on Monday, September 23)

Jane Goodall's Examples (Due for Period 10 on Monday, September 23)

Analyzing Data: Chimp Food (Due for Period 10 on Monday, September 23)

Observing, Inferring, and Prediction Practice (Due for Periods 1, 2, and 9 on Friday, September 20)

Jane Goodall's Examples (Due for Periods 1, 2, and 9 on Friday, September 20)

Analyzing Data: Chimp Food (Due for Periods 1, 2, and 9 on Friday, September 20)

Observing and Inferring Practice (Due for Periods 1, 2, and 9 on 9/18 and for Period 10 on 9/19)

Reading and Practice (Due on 9/17 for Periods 1, 2, and 9, or Due on 9/18 for Period 10)

"U The Scientist" Homework: The Case of Cramping Chris (Due on Thursday, September 12)

The Uncertainty of Science (Due on Thursday, September 12)

Marshmallow Tower Challenge Letter Checklist

Marshmallow Tower Challenge Letter Graphic Organizer (No Color)

Marshmallow Tower Challenge Letter Graphic Organizer (Color)

Mr. Heisler's Marshmallow Tower Challenge Letter Example

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!

THE MOST ASTOUNDING FACT ABOUT THE UNIVERSE

DIGITAL UNIVERSE: THE PERSPECTIVE OF EARTH IN THE INFINITE UNIVERSE

MOON PHASES TIME LAPSE (FULL CALENDAR-YEAR 2013)

THE MOON ILLUSION

BILL NYE: MOON PHASES

BILL NYE: THE REASONS FOR THE SEASONS

THE MOON PHASES RAP

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY TRAILER

LIFE CYCLE OF STARS

A PEP TALK (FROM KID PRESIDENT)

STAR SIZE COMPARISON

ROOTS GROWING DOWNWARD WITH THE FORCE OF GRAVITY (POSITIVE GRAVITROPISM)

STEMS BENDING TOWARD LIGHT (PHOTOTROPISM)

VINE USING TOUCH TO COIL AROUND A POLE (THIGMOTROPISM)

THE BEAUTY OF POLLINATION

FLORAL BLISS

ANGIOSPERMS: THE SECRETS OF FLOWERS

PHOTOSYNTHESIS RAP

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD RAP

JANE GOODALL'S JOURNEY (WHY OBSERVING AND FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE SKILLS MATTER)

7 MINUTES OF TERROR: NASA'S CURIOSITY ROVER'S LANDING ON MARS

IMAGES FROM MARS (TAKEN BY THE NASA MARS CURIOSITY ROVER), FEATURING 'REACH FOR THE STARS' SONG BY WILL.I.AM (AS BEAMED FROM CURIOSITY)

NATURE BY NUMBERS

MINUTE PHYSICS: WHAT IS GRAVITY?

GRAVITY-FROM NEWTON TO EINSTEIN

"WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON"

LEAP INTO LEAP DAY!

HUBBLE ULTRA DEEP FIELD IN 3D

WHAT IS THE UNIVERSE EXPANDING INTO?

24-HOUR SUNLIGHT: LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

POLLINATION ROCK!

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: GRAVITY

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: OUTER SPACE

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: STATIC ELECTRICITY

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: HEAT

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: THE SUN

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: ENERGY

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: PLANTS

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: PRESSURE

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: PLANETS AND MOONS

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: THE ATMOSPHERE

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: THE BRAIN

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: LIGHT BENDING AND BOUNCING

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: THE EYEBALL

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: COMETS AND METEORS

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN PLANETS

MYTHBUSTERS: LIGHT

MYTHBUSTERS: TALKING TO PLANTS (PART 1 OF 2)

MYTHBUSTERS: TALKING TO PLANTS (PART 2 OF 2)

 
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