Science - Ms. Groves

Welcome to Ms. Groves' 6th Grade Earth Science Web page.

 

The "Useful Links"  tab will provide access to copies of assignments, the expectation letter and the lab safety contract. You will also find a PDF file of the textbook in this folder. This page will be updated with daily assignments. 

To find out what we do in class each day, and to find absent work, please click on Calendar to the left, find the day you were absent and click the link for the day you missed.

Unit #1 – Plate Tectonics

Essential Questions:

How does the movement of tectonic plates affect the surface of Earth?
How do the materials in and on Earth’s crust change over time?

This year, New Mexico Public Schools are implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. These standards ask students to make models, design experiments and construct responses using claims, evidence and reasoning. 
In our first unit, students will explore the theory of continental drift and will be asked to construct an explanation based evidence (what they have learned) for how earth processes have changed the surface of the Earth during different time periods and at varying levels. 
Within this context, students will understand and explain  the impact of Earthquakes and volcanoes, landslides, plate movement, weathering, erosion and deposition. 

The easiest way to contact me is by email at rebecca.groves@rrps.net.
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