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Emanuel County Institute (Phone 478-763-2673)


6th Grade Earth Science

Instructor:  Mrs. Cindy Smith csmith@emanuel.k12.ga.us


Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to Earth Science, including units of study about Rocks and Minerals, Weathering and Erosion, Inside the Earth, Water, and Climate and Weather.

Textbook:  HMH Georgia Science Grade 6.  HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).  The book will be a write-in Student Edition. Science vocabulary terms will be very important!


Student Materials:


Notebook Paper

Composition book for journal entries

Yellow Highlighter (other colors optional)


Rocks and Minerals

Weathering and Erosion

Inside the Earth

(layers of the earth, continental drift, plate tectonics)


Climate and Weather

Universe and the Solar System

Earth, Moon, and Sun

Human Impact

 Roll of paper towels (for experiments)                                                        

 Folder or section of binder in which to keep work                                                                       



Grade Distribution: weighted type

Chapter Tests/Quizzes       40%

Homework /Classwork      40%

Unit Tests                           20%


Attendance/Makeup Policy: Students must take responsibility to find out what work they missed.  Students will be allowed five days to complete the assignments.   Tests are announced well in advance of completion of unit of study. 


Homework and Daily Assignments

*Students will complete a journal entry daily. This will count as part of the classwork grade.

 *Students are expected to complete all daily and homework assignments on time.


Behavior Management Plan:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Lunch Detention
  3. Contact parent
  4. Parent/Teacher conference with Mr. Joiner, Mrs. Edenfield, Mr. Broxton, and/or Mrs. Kraus


Parents are encouraged to use Parent Portal (found on the Emanuel County Schools web page: www.emanuel.k12.ga.us ) to keep up to date on student grades.  Parents can also access teacher websites.





Emanuel County Institute  |  102 N College St  |  Twin City, GA 30471
Phone: 478.763.2673