• Norterra Canyon School

    6th Grade Science


    Dear parents and guardians,

     I am truly excited to have your student in my 7th grade science class.  In this letter, I have included some helpful tips and general information concerning contact information and tutoring with me.

    What your student can do to succeed in science

    • Be present in class
    • Maintain their notes
    • Keep their papers in a folder organized by date
    • Complete all assigned work.
    • Ask questions

    What parents and guardians can do to help their student in science

    • Make sure students go to bed on time. They still need 9-10 hours of sleep each night.
    • Check the student's portal regularly. I update the grade book weekly.
    • Read the 7th Grade Weekly News Letter
    • Ask your student about what they are learning.
    • Encourage your student to get help.
    • Email or call me directly with any questions or concerns.
    • You are always welcome to set up a meeting with me.

    Contact Information

    Email: Chelsea.lane@dvusd.org    I generally answer email around noon or after school of the same day.

    Phone: 623-445-8278           I will get back to you within 24 hours

    I look forward to getting to know your student and helping them to succeed in science.

    Thank You,

    Ms. Chelsea Lane


    6th Grade Curriculum


    Welcome to 6th grade science! Students this year will be looking at the very smallest and largest parts of our universe. They will learn about atoms and molecules then move on to learning about how gravity affects the motion of planetary bodies. Students will understand how Earth has seasons and how energy moves through living organisms. 

    We will also spend some time investigating global issues.  Some global issues that you may decide to pursue are "What is the government's role in science?", "Does mankind have a responsibility to maintain biodiversity on Earth?", "How does lifestyle affect what energy sources are available?" and many others you may wish to introduce to the class.

    • Unit 1: Energy and Matter

    • Unit 2: Gravity and Orbits

    • Unit 3: Seasons, Tides, and Constellations

    • Unit 4: Energy and Ecosystems

    • Unit 5: Human Impacts

    IB Criteria

    Criteria A: Knowing and Understanding

    Criteria B: Inquiring and Design

    Criteria C: Processing and Evaluating

    Criteria D: Reflecting on the Impacts of Science