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WELCOME TO MS. TOFEL'S SCIENCE CLASS

 

 

Aim to please yourself.  If you are not pleasing yourself than no one will be pleased.

 

Any questions email me at mtofel@irvington.k12.nj.us 

 

I am teaching 6th and 7th Grade Science this year.  Please look at the appropriate grade level page to more specific information.

 

6th Grade

We are working with an integrated currciulum. Unit 1 will cover Microbiomes and Metabolism (19 classes), Unit 2 will be an Engineering Internship titled "Health Bars for Disaster Relief" (4 classes), Unit 3 we will cover Traits and Reproduction (12 classes), Unit 4 will be Thermal Energy (12 classes), Unit 5 will cover Oceans, Atmosphere, Climate, Weather Patters, and Earth's Changing Climate (35 classes), and Unit 6 will be another Enegineering Internship about Rooftops for Sustainable Cities (4 classes).

 

Classwork is assigned everyday and is to be submitted by 8PM that day. 

 

7th Grade Science

We are working with an integrated curriculum.  Unit 1 will cover Geology on Mars and Plate Motion (20 classes), Unit 2 will be about Tsunami Warning Systems (4 days), Unit 3 will be about Rock Transformations (12 classes), Unit 4 will be Phase Changes and Chemical Reactions (23 classes), Unit 5 will be about Populations & Resources and Matter & Energy in Ecosystems (24 classes), and Unit 6 will be Designing Portable Baby Incubators (4 classes).  

 

Classwork is assigned everyday and is to be submitted by 8PM that day.

 

Grading Policy:

Assignment type                 % of Marking Period Grade

Test                                                    30%

Quiz                                                   20%

PPRL (Projects)                                    35%

Classwork                                          10%

Homework                                          5%

 

Tutoring Schedule

Since I am teaching 2 levels of Science I will be available based on permission from a parent/guardian with at least 24 hours advanced notice.  There will be no extra help on Tuesdays and Fridays.  For example:  If Susie needs to retake a test, quiz or needs help in understanding the current topic I will need consent from a parent informing me of what day they would like Susie to stay after with me from 3-4 PM.  I will do my best to be available but I cannot always guarantee it.

 

 

6th Grade Key Dates / Due Dates:

Last Day for work for Marking Period 1 11/11

Metabolism Unit Test 10/28 (A Day) and 10/29 (B Day)

Body Systems Project due 10/26 (A day) and 10/27 (B day)

Cycle 1 test will be 11/10 and 11/11

 

 

7th Grade Key Dates/Due Dates

Last Day for work for Marking Period 1 is 11/11

Plate Motion Unit Test-10/28 (A Day) and 10/29 (B Day)

Plate Motion 1/2 point check in10/18 and 10/19

Cycle 1 test will be 11/10 and 11/11 

 

 Science Holidays

Autumnal Equinox- September 22, 2021

Winter Solstice- December 21, 2021

Pi Day- March 14, 2021

Spring Equinox- March 20, 2022

Summer Solstice- June 21, 2022