Mrs. Barcus

Welcome to 5th/6th Grade Science with Mrs. Barcus


Kris Barcus

610.983.4080 EXT 118
fax: 610-983-4096

kris.barcus@rak12.org

 Mrs. Barcus   

Welcome to our class webpage where YOU my lovely students and your support person(s) can find out all the latest and greatest information about what is happening this week in science class.  Every week you will find our learning objectives and homework posted here along with friendly reminders of upcoming assignments and assessments.  In other words, if you are in doubt always check here first!  

5th Grade:
The blue section is just for you 5th graders. You will notice that I direct my web page to you, my students because this is the year where we expect you to take more of the responsibility for managing your learning.  Do not worry, I along with the rest of your teachers and your home support system will be with you every step of the way as you become more independent learners.

This is your last year of general science.  We will be exploring the following topics:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Design and Function
  • Plants and Animals/Ecosystems
  • Properties of Matter
  • Mixtures/Solutions/Compounds
  • Force and Motion
  • Forms of Energy
  • Rocks/Fossils/Erosion
  • The Water Cycle
  • Weather
  • Cycles in Space 

Science Learning Objective for 5/21-5/25
M-W-I will understand that a given object will have more change in motion with a large force than with a small force and that a given force will cause more change of motion on a small masses than on a large masses. 
TH-No Class Due to Field day
F- I will demonstrate my understanding of Newton's Laws by scoring 80% or higher on my L2 check.

Weekly Homework:
Monday-Tuesday: Complete L2 Comprehension Questions Due Wednesday 5/23


Optional Review Reading Pages for Week:
C11 L1 465-469
C11 L2 471-477

Upcoming Lesson Checks and Tests:
L2 Check 5/25 Newton's Laws
















6th Grade:
Welcome back 6th graders, you know the drill the red side is just for you!  Once again I am directing my web page to you, my smart independent students.  I believe you have the skills to manage your learning independently.  I along with the rest of your teachers and awesome home supporters will continue to guide you towards success during your 6th-grade year.  

We will be focusing on Earth Science this year and will be exploring the following topics:

  • The Earth's Structure
  • The Earth's Surface
  • Water and Atmosphere
  • Astronomy and Space

Science Learning Objectives for 5/2105/25:
M-No Class Due to SS Project 
T-I will demonstrate my understanding of the Water Cycle by scoring 80% or higher on my Water Cycle Quiz
W-I will understand what a watershed is and how it works.
TH-F No Class due to Field Day and Half Day

Weekly Homework: 
M-Review for Water Cycle Quiz on 5/22

Optional Notes Review for Week:
L1 The Water Cycle 
L2 A Water Shed

Upcoming Lesson Checks and Tests:
The Water Cycle Lesson Check 5/22