Rosewood Middle School
Course Syllabus Requirements
Teacher: P. Casey
School phone number:
M-Thurs. 8:15-9:00 (by appt.) & Tues. & Thurs. 2:45-3:30
in sixth grade science will study forces and motion as related to waves;
properties and change of matter; energy conservation and transfer; Earth in the
Universe; Earth systems, structures and processes; structures and functions of
living organisms(plants); ecosystems; and scientific inquiry.
1: Understand the properties of waves
and the wavelike property of energy in earthquakes, light, sound and thermal.
2: Understand the structure,
classifications and physical properties of matter.
3: Understand characteristics of energy
transfer and interactions of matter and energy.
4: Understand the earth/moon/sun system,
and the properties, structures, and predictable motions of celestial bodies in
3rd 9 weeks
5: Understand the structure of the earth
and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in
changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the
lithosphere on humans.
6: Understand the structures, processes
and behaviors of plants that enable them to survive and reproduce.
Understand the flow of energy through ecosystems and the responses of
populations to the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment.
All 9 weeks
8: Understand the scientific inquiry
IV Materials Needed:
*Marble journal notebook &
spiral single subject notebook
*Pocket folder without brads or pocket
divider for science section in binder
and/or project materials as needed
Note: Glue, scissors, colored pencils, etc. needed at home
for possible completion of classwork.
V. Classroom Expectations:
*As you enter
room, move quickly and quietly to your assigned seat.
required materials to class daily.
pencils before class begins.
hand for permission to talk or get out of seat.
directions including teacher dismissal at end of class.
*Do your best!
VI. Grading Scale:
B=80-89 F=Below 60
Note: Most homework will be to complete classwork and/or
projects. Additionally students will need to study curriculum at home for
success on test and optimal learning!