Welcome to Mrs. Valla's Website - Sixth Grade Science at Ballston Spa Middle School
"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I'll remember, Let me DO IT and I will understand." -- Classroom Motto
Our classroom is designed for experiential learning. The students participate in hands-on learning throughout the year.
The grades are calculated as follows: 40% assessment (tests and home projects), 40% class work, 20% homework. It is important for students to study the scientific vocabulary throughout the year.
Our sixth grade science curriculum covers the following topics. This is the order we cover the material. Check out the BSMS sixth grade website for details. (The link is below.)
September/October Environmental Science
October/November Metric Measurement
November/December Scientific Method
December/January Rocks and Minerals
January/February Microscopes and Small Things
March/April Human Body—Anatomy and Physiology
April/May Worm & Frog Anatomy & Physiology
May/June Energy Conservation
Students in Mrs. Valla's class will need a sturdy pocket folder, pencils and erasers. They also will need their school agenda in class each day.
Review games can be found at the following links.