6th Grade Science Assignments; April 27-May 1

April 27, 2020     Pat Carpenter    

Before giving you your regular assignments for the week, I want to go ahead and assign your project on space due May 12.  I am attaching 3 activities that you can choose from to do, or you may do another project involving space as long as you get my prior approval.  This will count as a test grade.  If you have a sibling in 8th grade you may work together with your sibling if you choose, but your project will be due on May 8 instead.  When your project is complete simply send me a picture of you with your finished project. If you have a high place to drop the Mars soft landing project from, it is a favorite project of past groups of students. 


Complete the rest of your Chapter 10 test (questions 14-25).

Tuesday – Wednesday

Read pages 259-265.  Watch as many of the following videos as you can to enhance your learning of the chapter material.

A Brief History of Rocketry

How Does the Space Shuttle Work? https://science.howstuffworks.com/space-shuttle.htm

The Space Shuttle

How Do Satellites Work? 

The 7 Coolest Active Space Probes

How Does the International Space Station Work  

Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory


Complete Activity Manual Page 173 (Part A).  Due Friday.


Read pages 268-269. No assignment for today.

About Pat Carpenter

My credentials: B.S. in Elementary Education (grades 1-9); Masters in Education; 45 hours of additional graduate work. After 36 years in the classroom, I retired from public schools with Career Ladder III certification and rated as highly qualified to teach middle school science and language arts. I started teaching a TOCS in the fall of 2011. Family: My husband, George, and I exchanged wedding vows in 1972. We have two daughters--Anne and Aimee. Anne works in Nashville for the Health Department and Aimee is a registered nurse at Johnson City Medical Center. My faith: I was raised in church. I accepted Christ as my Savior as a child. The older I get, the more I realize that I can do nothing without Christ, but I can do all He wants me to do in His strength. With every word and deed, I am accountable to Christ. I take the education of each child very seriously. I teach whole heartedly as unto Christ. It is the Lord Christ I serve. Interests: Outside of the classroom I like to hike. I love looking at God's creation as I hike on a trail and just praising Him for His creation. My favorite form of praise is singing. I am active in my church choir and sing occasional solos, which allows me to share a part of my testimony with others.