Sunday, September 11, 2011

What's in Store for the Week of September 12?

Hello, 6th graders!  I trust you are enjoying another beautiful Savannah weekend.  I have some interesting things planned for you this week.  In math, we will be discussing gathering data.  We will use histograms and frequency tables to better organize large amounts of information.  You will have some classwork associated with these concepts, and some homework to do as followup.  In science, we will be starting our investigation of the rock cycle.  You will be given a choice sheet called "The Hard Rock Cafe" that will be due Friday, September 23.  You will also be given a list of vocabulary words you will need to study.  The test on these vocabulary words will be this Friday (Sept. 16).  Here are the words you must learn:

rock - a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
rock cycle- the series of processes in which a rock changes forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes.
erosion- the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another.
deposition- the process in which material is laid down
composition- the chemical makeup of a rock; describes either the minerals or other materials in rock
foliated- the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
texture- the quality of a rock that is based on the sizes, shapes, and positions of the rock’s grains
strata- layers of rock
nonfoliated rock- the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are NOT arranged in planes or bands
igneous rock- forms when hot, liquid rock (magma) cools and solidifies
sedimentary rock- forms when weathered rock is compressed and then cemented together
metamorphic rock- created when the structure, texture, or composition of a rock 
changes due to heat, pressure, or a combination of both 

I'm looking forward to another great week at Ellis!  See you Monday morning.
Mr. Trent

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