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WELCOME BACK WILDCATS!Ms. Phillips holding a skull!


My name is Ms. Elizabeth Einglett-Phillips, and I am pleased to be your guide through science this year! Now, more than ever, knowledge of scientific practices and concepts is vitally important to our future and well-being. Whether it's participating in the global discussion about climate change, or brainstorming ways to prevent the spread of a virus, what you learn in 6th grade science is crucial and relevant. As a student at Minnie Ruffin, you will take science wherever you go! 


How? You will participate in scientific investigations, debates, and collaborations whether you are tuning in virtually or in person! The knowledge, practices, and skills that you acquire this year will open your eyes to a new understanding of the world around you. The scientific questions that you share with me and your classmates will illuminate your sense of wonder and provide mutually beneficial discourse in class (and hopefully around your dinner table too). Listed below are just some of the big questions that we will be answering together this year:


Why do we sometimes see different things when looking at the same object?
Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?
How can a sound make something move?
How can a magnet move another object without touching it?
Why do we see patterns in the sky, and what else is out there that we cannot see?
What causes disruptions in ecosystems?


Please visit my other pages (links on the left) to find out information about what lessons we are exploring, the homework that is due, course expectations (syllabus), curriculum materials, and contact information. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this year!


Ms. Elizabeth Phillips