Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education, MED Education, EDS Ed. Leadership, Reading and Science Endorsements
Welcome to 6th Grade Earth Science!
My name is Wendy Brings. I love teaching and sharing the excitement of learning. This is my 8th year at Sawtooth and middle school students are my favorite students to teach. In the past, I have taught 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, all subjects, but I love science the best!
This year 6th grade Earth Science curriculum is new and comes with a new book and online resources. It is a very exciting field of study. We have access to an actual lab and will do some of our experiments there. It's going to be a great year! Look at the class calendar to see what we are covering in class.
Our new book online! Elevate Science- Earth
We have 4 units this year:
1. Earth Systems
2. Weather, Climate and the Atmosphere
4. Human Impact
Tests and quizzes may be retaken. Students need to complete a retake form and follow the directions. Retakes must be completed within two weeks of the test/quiz unless otherwise prearranged. Evidence of additional study is required to retake a test.
All assignments and assessments may be redone for a better grade with evidence of additional study.
Grading will be weighted as follows:
Labs and projects: 15%
Unit Tests: 50%
Grade and work cut-off dates are the week before the end of the quarter. All work needs to be turned in by the cut off date.
Quarter 1-Oct. 19, 2018
Quarter 2-Jan. 11, 2018
Quarter 3-March 15, 2019
Quarter 4-May 24, 2019
Please go to the calendar page for weekly assignments.
Fun Science Videos on video links page.
Did you Know?...Study Outcomes Pages and reviewing the science notebook notes are key to successful unit assessments. Reviewing outcomes and vocabulary should be a regular part of daily homework.
Review video: School Jams