rade 6 Currie (blurb for website)
The grade 6 Sience curriculum provides students to explore and gain knowledge in the following 5 areas: Trees & Forests, Sky Science, Air & Aerodynamics, Flight, and Evidence & Investigation.
So far, students have gained an understanding of the importance of Trees & Forests in our world.We integrated art into our study which allowed the students to create beautiful murals depicting the four levels of a forest.
We have switched gears and the students are now acting as Night Sky Detectives!They have been learning how to observe the phases of the moon and locate constellations in the night sky using a sky finder wheel.They also had an up close experience viewing constellations in our school district’s Star Lab which we had set up for a few days.In the star lab, we observed common constellations that we can see in our night sky, as well as Greek Mythology constellations, Chinese and Native American constellations.
The grade 6 classes will continue to explore the remaining science outcomes over the next few months through various hands on opportunities, such as paper air plane contests, and using finger printing kits to help investigate a mystery.
This year, students are taking a deeper look into the principles of Democracy.They have gained an understanding of how Democracy works in Canada today.They have had opportunities to explore various issues that they can express their opinions on such as changing the legal voting age.The students enjoy participating in class discussions to further their understanding as well as engaging in a healthy debate from time to time.
We have spent the last few month exploring how Democracy worked in Ancient Athens and in the Iroquois Confederacy.We have compared the different perspectives Democracy and how it has evolved from the time of the Ancient Athenians, to the Native American groups of the Iroquois Confederacy to the Democracy that we practice today in Canada.
Students will continue to deepen their understanding of Democracy through various activities, discussions, projects and quizzes to help make sense of how our government functions and what it has come to be.