Belleville Middle School
6th Grade Physical Science
My name is Mr. McCaffrey. I am very excited to be your student's Science teacher for the coming school year. In 6th grade, we will be exploring the matter that makes up the universe and the energy that influences it. We will investigate Atoms and Molecules, Elements and Compounds, Force and Motion, and Energy and Waves. We expect to have a fun year of Lab activities and making use of various technologies to achieve these goals.
For the first time, we will be implementing the Hughton Mifflin Hardcorur curriculum into our lesson plans.It incudes consumable workbooks and online components, which students will be tasked with completing at home. It was designed around the fundamentas of the Next Generation Science Standards which were adopted by New Jersey. Because of thiese things, we expect that our class will be more driven by technology and discovery based. I invite you to look the new standards over by clicking on the pdf file to the right. It will give you a better idea of what the our expectations and learning objectives are this year.
If you click on the "Links" to the right you will be able to view the homework for today or any previous day to date. Likewise, I will be adding other cool sites for reference, current events, and fun science stuff/games. The "Posts" section is for updates, projects and other miscellaneous information.
I encourage you to enroll in my Remind911.com group to receive text message notices of quizzes and tests and other events and assignments.
The grading scale for the year will be as follows:
50% Assessments (Tests, Lab Reports, Projects, Notebook)
30% Quizzes (including pop quizzes)
10% Class Participation (Click on Rubric to the right)
Special Note about Chromebooks 11/6/17
To allow Adobe Flash Player:
For example, to play the science games on my Links page add www.bbc.co.uk