Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday 9-13-17

Remember tomorrow is our first test over the Nature of Science chapter. Below you will find the slides from today's review game. You may find it helpful to look at the questions on the slides to get an idea of what sections you need to be looking at. You may also want to look over the Lesson Outlines and homework assignments we have completed. I have also included links to the Quizlets I created if you would like to use those
Quizlets can be found here and here


Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday 9-11-17

Due to the threat of storms from Hurricane Irma Dr. Dolan has cancelled school for tomorrow as well. Wednesday when we return to school we will play a review game and the Nature of Science test has been pushed back to Thursday. I would recommend you continue looking over all of the material we have covered.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday 9-8-2017

Your homework over the weekend is to start studying for the Nature of Science test that we will be taking Tuesday. You will find it helpful to read back through the chapter and lesson outlines, review vocabulary terms we have gone over, look back at homework assignments you have completed, and review the Quizlet I have created which can be found here. I will stay on campus until 3:30 to review the chapter for anyone who has questions.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday 9-7-2017

Your only homework tonight is study for our quiz over the vocabulary terms in the Nature of Science Chapter. You also need to start looking over the material in preparation for the test we will be taking Tuesday. Below you will find links to Quizlets that I have created to help you study for the quiz and test.

Quiz study material are found here

Test study materials are found here

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday 9-6-2017

Your homework for tonight is to define the vocabulary terms for Nature of Science Lesson Three on page NOS-20. You also need to be studying the terms from Lessons One and Two in preparation for Friday's quiz. You also need to start reviewing the materials preparing for the Nature of Science Test we will be taking Tuesday 9/12. Below you will find links to Quizlets I have created for both assessments.

Vocabulary Quizlet is found here

Test Quizlet is found here

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday 9-5-2017

Tonight you will be completing the Nature of Science Lesson Two Lab Activity found in the content library of your OneNote. Below you will find the data that you will need to calculate Mean, Median, and Range collected for each class period.





Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday 9-1-2017

There is no science homework over the long weekend. See you Tuesday!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday 8-31-2017

Tonight you will be completing the Nature of Science Lesson Two Review on page NOS 18 questions 1-6 and 8.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday 8-30-2017

Tonight you will be completing the Lesson Two Key Concept Builder found in the Content Library of your OneNote.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday 8-29-2017

Tonight you will be completing the Lesson Two Content Practice found in the Content Library in OneNote. Do not worry about the Outline we will work on it in class.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday 8-28-2017

Tonight you will be defining the vocabulary terms for Nature of Science Lesson 2 found page NOS-12.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday 8-23-2017

Tonight you will be completing the Lesson One Key Concept Builder found in the Content Library of your OneNote account. You may find it helpful to look at pages NOS 6-7 when answering the questions

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday 8-22-2017

Tonight your will be defining the vocabulary terms for the chapter Nature of Science Lesson 1 found on page NOS-4.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday 8-18-2017

Please remember if you did not sign up to stay after school Monday, August 21st you will be dismissing at 12 o'clock. A link to a NASA video describing how to construct a cereal pinhole projector can be found here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday 8-15-2017

There has been a schedule change for Monday, August 21st. Because we learned that the glasses, purchased through Flinn Scientific a very credible name in the industry did not meet their internal safety standard the school will not be able to provide a safe viewing opportunity. We will start classes at the regular time of 8:15 however we will be dismissing students at 12 o'clock that day.

Several students have raised concerns about the safety of viewing glasses purchased from different vendors. You can find links to the NASA and American Astronomical Association websites concerning viewing safety and reputable vendors of solar glasses. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday 8-7-2017

6th Grade Earth Science
Mr. Chris Jones

Welcome to Sixth Grade Earth Science! I am looking forward to this coming school year. This is my third year at George Walton Academy so I am looking forward to developing a connection with the school community. Sixth grade is a time for change in the lives of the students and I am looking forward to being a guide for your students during this transition.

Below you will find some information about what to expect in this class and some expectations I have for the students.

  • Studying: Science is a very complex and often difficult subject to master. For students to fully grasp the concepts covered in class it will be very important that they complete all homework assignments before entering the classroom so that they will be prepared for that day’s lesson. The other sixth grade teachers and I will be working with the students to develop skills to make this process easier.
  • Safety: Unlike other subjects, science is a very hands on subject. Students will be completing experiments and lab activities, so safety is very important in the laboratory during these assignments. Your students will receive a Laboratory Safety Contract; please review this document with your student and have them return the signed portion.
  • RenWeb: RenWeb will be used for communication between students, parents, and myself. I will be updating the student grades through the website as frequently as possible so it is important to check the site often.  
  • Communication: George Walton Academy strives to stay on top of current technology to communication about school assignments and events. I will be using a blog to communicate with the class about assignments and activities this can be found at ( I will also be using RenWeb to update the class and parents about new notification to the blog site. In the event that other communication mediums come into use I will provide information as it becomes available.
  • Daily Assignments:  Students will be completing daily work in class. Additionally there will also be assignments for the students to complete outside of the classroom.
The assignment length may vary but the completion time should be reasonable. Each of your student’s teachers will be using a blog for updates on assignments. Any handout given as classwork or homework will be found in the Content Library of your student’s OneNote account. If students are absent it is their responsibility to collect missed class work. Any missed assignments will be marked in the grade book with a one, after the assignment is turned in the grade will be changed to reflect the new grade. Make up work will be expected the day after the student returns to school. In the case of extended absences other arrangements can be made upon request.    
  • Test and Quizzes: There will be a test at the completion of each chapter. Your student should expect to be quizzed over the material being covered that week. Mrs. White will be keeping a calendar in her classroom of test and quiz dates as a reminder for students. In the case of an absence on test day a make-up test will be taken when the student returns to school.   
  • Projects: Students will complete one project every nine weeks for a total of four by the end of the year.

Again I am looking forward to a great year and each of you. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Best Regards,

Chris Jones