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16072Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Mrs. Ledvort’s Page – Grade 6 homeroom; Science and History 6 – 8 

Check this page for homework updates. News for grade 6 students will also be posted here.  I am looking forward to an exciting year of exploring science!

I can be contacted at: pledvort@stleonardschool.org

Please use the following phone number to contact me and leave a message.  I will return your call as soon as possible.

School Office 708-749-3666

Reminders:  Each student is responsible for writing homework assignments in his/her assignment notebook every day in class when the assignment is given.  The website is a backup.  If the site is not updated, the assignment notebook is a record of the work the student is responsible for completing.  Be ready and responsible!

 

 

****************Science News Articles instructions for 2017 – 2018*****************  Here are the science news article instructions in a Word document.

All labs are formal grades, and a best effort is expected.  I would prefer labs to be typed.  If labs are hand-written, all lines should be made with a ruler, and all writing must be in ink.

 Thank you to everyone who checks the website.  

   Here are a few tips for success for the year:

  • Use your assignment notebook and write assignments as teachers give them.
  • Use your time wisely.  If your teacher gives you ten minutes in class to start homework, that is not a break.  The time should be used to start working and determine if you understand the assignment or if you have questions.
  • Focus in class.  Your parents cannot know what went on in class to answer all your questions when you get home! You are responsible for your own work.
  • Make up work when/if you are absent.  Ask your teachers for help at recess or after school or during study.  Work must be made up if you are at band, speech, reading help, etc.
  • Be neat and organized.  Lockers should be able to close, backpacks should zip, stacks of books should be able to be carried through the halls. Do not throw away returned papers before you determine if you need them.  Take them home and show your family. Fun pens, stickers, paints, etc. are a distraction and end up all over the floor.  Determine what you really need for class.  The rest is a distraction. Clean out folders as needed.  Take home your mail.
  • If a test is inevitable, study nightly.  Do not wait to study the night before if you have been working on a section for three weeks!  Practice makes perfect!
  • Be a positive participant in your class.  Contribute to class discussions.  Encourage your classmates.  The class should be better because you are part of it.  Be a positive leader.
  • Don’t do your work just to get it done, but do the best work you can do.  Don’t think, “Oh, that’s good enough.”  Do it well, and then some!!

Grade 6 News –  We are now in trimester 1

 Be sure to have a silent reading book every day!

Homework updates below

Please check Power School to be aware of your child’s progress!

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Science 6 – 

 

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0130-the-hydrosphere.php

Hit the arrows at the bottom to advance the pages.

http://www.geography4kids.com/files/water_intro.html

Try this activity to see what a pixel is!  http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/pixel-this/

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Science 7

 

 

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Science 8

 

Fetal Pig Dissection

Here are some websites to help you:

https://www.whitman.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/biology/virtual-pig/anatomical-references

 

http://www.cjhs.org/teacherssites/taylor/accbio/06PigPkt.pdf

http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/fetal_pig_dissection.html

Try the following activities about karyotyping!

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/karyotype/

http://www.biologycorner.com/karyotype/

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/activities/karyotyping/karyotyping2.html

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalreactions/a/reactiontypes.htm

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalreactions/ss/10-Examples-of-Chemical-Reactions-in-Everyday-Life.htm

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistry-test-questions/tp/Chemical-Reaction-Classification-Practice-Test.htm

 

Future links:

Copy and paste this in your browser for cell movements lab:

http://www.linkpublishing.com/video-transport.htm

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/karyotype/

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/activities/karyotyping/karyotyping.html

http://biology.about.com/od/mitosis/ss/mitosisstep.htm#step-heading

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter28/animation__stages_of_meiosis.html

 

Try this website for sf calculations!

http://easycalculation.com/statistics/standard-deviation.php