• 6th Grade Earth/Space Science



    Course Syllabus

    Instructor: Mr. Reynolds
    Phone: 671-6035 ext: 56269
    Email: steven.reynolds@marion.k12.fl.us
    Website https://www.marionschools.net/Domain/1385

    Supply List:

    Students need to make sure that they have the following supplies with them daily. (Because of current health precaution policies, we can not allow students to share from common classroom supplies.)

    • Lined notebook paper

    • Pencils
    • Crayons or Colored Pencils

    • Glue Stick
    • 3 prong, 2 pocket folder


    Course Description 
    The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for the study of general concepts, theories, and processes relating to the earth/space sciences, and their applications through exploratory investigations and activities.


    One of our main goals in Earth Science is to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is created and evaluated. To do this, we will focus on the following: the nature of science, astronomy, the Earth as a system, weather, the ocean’s environment, the formation and properties of rocks and minerals, and careers and technology in the earth sciences.


    Grade 6 Earth/Space Science Course Overview
    The course will begin by looking at the composition of the earth and the processes responsible for shaping it’s surface. Next, we’ll study the Oceans, the Atmosphere, and Weather. Finally we go beyond the earth and into the Solar System and beyond.


    ***Our science class collects Box Tops for Education to raise funds for science supplies. Please remember to clip and bring them in. 

    Grading Policy
    45% Class/Daily Assignments, Quizzes
    10% Notebook
    45% Tests, Projects, and Presentations

    Academic Expectations: Students are expected to maintain at least a “C” average. A “D” grade is NOT an acceptable grade! “D” is passing, but students are expected to strive for more. Grade marks are shown below. Letter grades are sometimes used on student assignments when percentage (accuracy) scores are not appropriate.

    100% – 90% A “Outstanding” A = 90 - 100 
    89% – 80% B “Commendable” B = 80 - 89 
    79% – 70% C “Average" C = 70 - 79 
    69% – 60% D “Marginal” D = 60 - 69
    59% – 0% F “Failing” F = 0 - 59

    Student Conduct

    Classroom Rules
    Be Polite
    Be Responsible
    Be Ready
    Be Productive

    Behavior Management Plan
    Minor infractions will result in a warning.
    Repeat infractions or offenses beyond a minor infraction will result in at least one of the following corrective measures: change of seat, student-teacher conference, parent contact, behavior contract, or time-out in another classroom.
    A third infraction will result in another parent contact or a parent teacher conference being called.
    Repeat infractions after corrective steps have been taken will result in a disciplinary referral.
    Severe infractions and lab safety violations will result in an immediate disciplinary referral.


    Absences: It is important that students attend each class. Unfortunately, situations occur that force a student to miss class (such as illness, family emergencies, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to get a copy of missed class assignments (if make-up is required). They will have one day for every day absent to complete the missed assignment. Assignments that are in the student’s possession but come due during an absence are due upon the student’s return. If extra time is required, please request it before returning to class. Being absent does NOT excuse you from the work, or give you an excuse to turn it in weeks late. It is not the teachers duty to track down the absent students and tell them what they missed – it is the student's responsibility to ask the teacher or a classmate for the work missed.