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6th Grade Science Syllabus

Baker Intermediate School
2014-2015
Welcome to 6th grade science!!! We are going to be learning some
amazing things this year, and we hope you as excited as we are to get
started!!
Keeping the lines of communication open between school and home is
essential for your student’s success at BIS. This syllabus is to serve as a
general guide as we kick off the new school year. Please know that the
components or pacing of your student’s science class may change at any
time to best meet the needs of our students. If questions arise, please
contact your student’s science teacher.
Team Achieve:
Cindy Gaines: Cindy.Gaines@clark.kyschools.us
Alexis Goforth: Alexis.Goforth@clark.kyschools.us
Team Succeed:
Lisa Antoniou: Lisa.Antoniou@clark.kyschools.us
Stephanie Barnett: Stephanie.Barnett@clark.kyschools.us
Course Description
The science curriculum is planned around the new Next Generation
Science Standards (NGSS) to increase the students’ understanding of
science processing skills, life, earth, and physical sciences. The focus will
be on science inquiry and investigation with an emphasis on building a
strong science vocabulary.
Required Materials
Students are expected to bring paper and pencil to class daily.
Science Website
Please visit our school science website for information on what’s happening
in all science classrooms at BIS! The link is: www.bisscience.weebly.com

Science Topics & Pacing

SCIENCE
PROCESSING
SKILLS

Thinking Like a Scientist

3 Weeks

4 Weeks
LIFE SCIENCE

EARTH SCIENCE

PHYSICAL
SCIENCE

Ecosystems
Earth Part A: Plate Tectonics
Earth Part B: Earth
Materials/Systems
Earth Part D: Weather and
Climate
Earth Part E: Astronomy
Matter and Chemical Reactions
Force and Motion
Energy

6 Weeks
5 Weeks
4 Weeks
4 Weeks
4 Weeks
3 Weeks
3 Weeks

Assessments and Grading (Aligned with NGSS Standards)
Students in science will have weekly quizzes, which will be called
Standards Checks. The Standards Checks will assess student
understanding of the current week’s science concepts and vocabulary. In
conjunction with the Standards Checks, students will have end-of-the-unit
assessments, which will be called Embedded Assessments. There will be
some additional assignments which will be counted as classwork and/or
homework grades. The grades will be weighted as follows:
Assignment/Assessment
Weekly Standards Checks
Embedded Assessments
Classwork/Homework

Weight
35%
55%
10%

Student & Parent Acknowledgement Form
Parents/Guardians, please read over the 6th Grade Science Syllabus with
your student. After doing so, please return this page ONLY to your
student’s science teacher. The return of this form will be the first
classwork/homework grade of the new school year and will be due on
Friday, August 15, 2014.
By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the
guidelines set forth on the syllabus.

Student’s Signature: __________________________________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature: __________________________________

Comments, Concerns, & Contact Information:
Please provide us with the best way to contact you via phone number,
email, and mailing address.
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