• Welcome to Mr. Weibel's 6th Grade Science Class 

    Welcome Students, Parents & Guardians!

    We have a few main goals this year in science class:

    • Build each student's ability to self-organize, think critically and communicate effectively;
    • Increase student skills in working in a supportive group;
    • Encourage students to set goals, schedule time and plan their own education;
    • Learn some big ideas and important scientific concepts;
    • Have fun!

    I plan to implement this LATIC-style classroom sometime early in the first semester. For more information about this type of classroom, its purpose and goals, check this webpage!

     A digital version of the course syllabus is linked here!

    Course Requirements:

    In addition to your supplied Chromebook, I suggest equipping our students with inexpensive earbuds (Five Below, etc) to use for videos and interactive activities on laptops during class time.

    Plus, in order to help me maintain reliable communication with you about your child, I will introduce and post a basic syllabus on Classroom (and here again) during the first week of school containing a QR code. You can also access the Parent Contact Google Form here! 

    Course Description:

    Science in sixth grade consists of an integrated curriculum combining Earth, physical, and life science. Topics include the following major units:

    •  Forces and Motion
    •  Space and Astronomy 
    •  Cells and Heredity   


    The District Grading Protocol: 

    Hamilton Township Schools maintains a district-wide grading policy that breaks grades into 3 different categories. I will be using an approach called the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, or LATIC. Work will be completed and left almost entirely in Google Classroom apps. Some work may be done on paper but work is not meant to be done at home. However, IF students fall behind, they may need to catch up at home. Students work on unit-sized activity lists. In these units, work will still be graded within the 3 district-wide categories as follows:

    Summative grades include major tests (few, if any) and most projects (most common). Together, the assessments of this type count as 50% of the marking period grade.

    Formative grades include small tests or quizzes and minor projects and classwork.  Together, the assessments of this type count as 40% of the marking period grade.

    Independent Practice grades include homework and most classwork. Together, the assessments of this type count as 10% of the marking period grade.

     A digital version of the course syllabus is linked here!

    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework! 


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