6th Grade Earth Science

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6th Grade Earth Science
2015-2016 Syllabus
Mrs. Pereira
[email protected]
646-7097
Room P2
If you have any questions, please email or call me. The best time to call is
during 6th period (2:05-3:05 pm).
This course follows California Science Standards and will cover the following topics:
● Introduction to Earth Science
● Weathering and Soil
● Erosion and Deposition
● Plate Tectonics
● Earthquakes
● Volcanoes
● The Atmosphere
● Weather
● Climate and Climate Change
● Ecosystems
● Living Resources
● Energy and Material Resources
GRADING COMPONENTS
Weighted Scoring
Notebooks
Classwork/Participation
Homework
Tests/Projects
Grading Scale
100-97
A+
30%
10%
10%
50%
96-93
92-90
89-87
86-83
82-80
79-77
76-73
72-70
69-67
66-63
62-60
59-0
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
Participation
● Participating in class discussions
● Teamwork during group activities
● Positive and helpful behavior toward teacher and peers
Classwork
Classwork is work that is assigned during class and is collected before the period is
over. It is important to stay on task when doing in-class assignments.
Homework
Homework is given to practice what we have already gone over in class or to prepare
students for the information we will go over the next day. It is also covers material that
can be used to study for a test/quiz on that section.
Projects
There will be research projects assigned throughout the year. Projects are graded
based on a rubric given to students that breaks down exactly what is expected on the
project.
Quizzes and Tests
You will receive three different types of evaluations this year:
● Section quizzes
● Chapter/unit tests
● Benchmark tests
Policies
Work is expected on the date it is due (at the beginning of the period). If it is turned in
late, it will only count for half credit. If a student is absent, he/she will have as many
days as they were absent to turn in work for full credit. It is a student’s responsibility to
ask for work when absent and to turn in the late work.
Supplies
Students are expected to be bring the following supplies to science class everyday:
● Agenda (provided by the school)
● Pencils with an eraser
● Notebook or binder with paper
Student Name: _____________________________________
Date: ___________________
Period: _________________
X_________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian please sign acknowledging you read the class syllabus and
understand the expectations for your child.
PLEASE RETURN THIS PORTION OF THIS FORM BY
October 28, 2015
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