6th grade Earth Space Science 

    2020-2021 Fort McCoy School 

    Mrs. Gonzalez, Bld 8 Rm 3

    Course description: 

    The Earth and Space Science course is a course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world.  Students will learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe.


    Earth Space Science Curriculum Topics:

    1st nine weeks - Nature of Science / Earth’s Structure & Energy / Plate Tectonics - (QSMA 1)

    2nd nine weeks-  Plate Tectonics / Earth’s History/ Rock Cycle/Changes Over Time/ Human Impact - (QSMA 2)

    3rd nine weeks - Weather/ Water Cycle / Oceans /Space Exploration / Solar System - (QSMA 3)

    4th nine weeks - Stars and Universe / Size & Properties of Plants / Review for CSMA

    * CSMA= Comprehensive Standards Mastery Assessment 

    * QSMA= Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment 


    Supplies to bring to class:

    • Complete Homework
    • School Planner - School provide 
    • One 3 rings binder 1.5 - 2  inch
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Composition Notebook ( with pages sewn at spine) - Interactive notebook science 
    • Pencils/erasers- mechanical or traditional
    • Highlighters
    • 3 ring binder pencil case
    • Crayons, markers and colored pencils
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler


    Grading Policy 

    • Test /Projects/Presentations = 40%
    • Classwork/Labs/ Quizzes/FCA = 50%
    • Homework = 10%



    Students are expected to come to class prepared and on time.  At the beginning of class, students are to write the topic and homework in their school planner.  Parents/Guardians please check your student  planner each night and help your student to complete their homework. It is important to keep the planner intact . Students are not allowed to rip, fold or tear the pages out. When you enter my classroom, get out your Interactive Science Notebook (INS) and see the posted Agenda on the front board. Do this quietly and be in your assigned seat by the time the bell rings- typically students will have a question or activity to complete at the beginning of class. *Please follow the posted classroom rules and most importantly Do not talk while the teacher is talking.*


    To keep up with ongoing assignments, students can check my teacher webpage https://www.marionschools.net/Domain/14805 on a daily basis to see what assignments need to be completed.  In addition, students are to check their portal at home on a weekly basis to see their progress.  When a child is absent they can check my webpage on the day that they have missed and are responsible to make up the missed assignments.

    Students are encouraged to use the restrooms between classes and during their lunch period to keep interruptions to a minimum during instructional time.

    If you need to contact me, please call (352)671-6325 ext. 52168 and leave a message or  email me at carmen.gonzalez@marion.k12.fl.us.  I am looking forward to a fantastic year.  

    Go Cougars!



    Dear Parent/Guardian please read and sign. Students returned by 8/31/20 

    Earth Space Science - Mrs. Gonzalez  

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