EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

PURPOSE:
This teacher offers EXTRA CREDIT to help motivate students to go above and beyond the classroom lessons and activities, inspire them to become independent learners, get a better grade and to help them learn in a way that fits their own learning style.  
 
REQUIREMENTS   
Before any EXTRA CREDIT is accepted by this teacher you MUST have all other assignments completed and turned in for grading.  No one with outstanding assignments will be allowed EXTRA CREDIT opportunities.
Students must agree that deadlines will be respected and that no project will be accepted by this teacher after the deadline.  Absences from class is no excuse for turning in a late EXTRA CREDIT assignment.
Students can either complete an assignment from below or  come up with their own EXTRA CREDIT project provided 1) it is related to the current unit of study and 2) it is approved by Dr. Fatolitis prior to starting the project.  An EXTRA CREDIT CONTRACT must be signed by the student and Dr. Fatolitis. 
Only one 1 (ONE) EXTRA CREDIT project allowed to be considered per grading period.
Points for EXTRA CREDIT will be awarded based on the difficulty of the project and the lesson learned.
All extra credit projects are to be completed on your own time and using your our materials and resources.
Continuous throughout the year
 
EXTRA CREDIT will be given to any student who does any type of community service project.  It could be Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or church project.  When a student brings in proof (letter, certificate or merit badge) he/she will receive 50 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS) 

STUDENTS CAN ONLY RECEIVE A MAXIMUM 50 POINTS OF EXTRA CREDIT PER 9 WEEK GRADING PERIOD

August 16 - September 14    Unit 1 - Atomic Structure and Elements /Atoms to Organisms

The student will be able to recognize that there are a finite number of elements and that their atoms combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds that make up all living and nonliving things we encounter.

The student will be able to describe and identify patterns in the hierarchical organization of organisms from atoms to molecules and cells to tissues to organs to organ systems to organisms.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES:

*  Identify a COMPOUND of your choice and build a Styrofoam ball model of that COMPOUND.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

September 14 - October 5  Unit 2 - Homeostasis and Cells

The student will be able to investigate and explain the components of the scientific theory of cells (cell theory); all organisms are composed of cells (single or multicellular), all cells come from pre-existing cells, and cells are the basic units of life.

The student will be able to recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES:

*  Build a model of a cell and label all of its components.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by         Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

October 8 - October 26   Unit 3 - Human Body Systems:Functions, Interactions, and Homeostasis 

The student will be able to identify the general functions of the major systems of the human body and describe ways these systems interact to maintain homeostasis.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  Make a large poster of a body system and on the back describe how it interacts with all other body systems.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

October 29 - November 11     Unit 4 - Classification of Living Things

The student will be able to analyze and describe how and why organisms are classified according to shared characteristics (emphasizing the Linnaean Classification System and the concept of Domains).

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

November 12 - November 16    Unit 5 - States of Matter

The student will be able to explore the scientific theory of atoms (atomic theory) by using models to explain the motion of particles in solids, liquids, and gases.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  Use your own creativity to build a model on the motion of molecules in a solid, liquid and gas.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by     Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

November 26 - December 7  Unit 6 - Physical Properties of Matter

The student will be able to classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured (for example: density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetic properties, and melting/boiling points) and know that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

January 14 - January 25  Unit 7 - Compounds and Mixtures

The student will be able to identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds including acids, basis, and salts.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

* TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by     Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

January 28 - February 8  Unit 8 - Types of Force

The student will be able to describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance (such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational).

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

February 11 - February 22     Unit 9 - Forces and Motion

The student will be able to describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

February 25 - March 7        Unit 10 - Interactions of Earth’s Spheres

The student will be able to differentiate and show interactions among the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  Build a Styrofoam model of the Earth and label all of its different spheres.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

March 19 - March 29     Unit 11 - Energy Transfer Through Earth’s Systems

The student will be able to explain how energy provided by the sun influences global patterns of atmospheric movement and temperature differences between air, water, and land.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  Build a diorama showing your understanding of how energy flows through Earths systems.

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by        Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

April 1 - April 12   Unit 12 - Climate and Weather

The student will be able to investigate and apply how the cycling of water between the atmosphere and hydrosphere has an effect on weather patterns and climate.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

*  TBA

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by       Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

April 13 - April 30    Unit 13 - Landforms on Earths Surface

The student will be able to recognize that there are a variety of different landforms on Earth’s surface (such as coastlines, dunes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, and lakes) and relate these landforms as they apply to Florida.

EXTRA CREDIT CHOICES

* Choose a landform found ONLY IN FLORIDA and paint/draw or sketch it on a poster.  On the back, describe how it interacts with    surrounding environments.  

*  Develop your own experiment to show your understanding of the learning goal.  You MUST have the experiment approved by         Dr. Fatolitis before you start.

* Make a video (at least 2 minutes) demonstrating a 6th grade science concept as it relates to our topic.

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