Morgan Houle

I love all of you so much. Please advise by the CDC and stay safe. I do not have access to my classroom phone (the number above), but am always monitoring my email. If you have SKYPE, you can chat/video call with any questions and I will respond ASAP. 

Class Description:

Science 6 

We now have access to math AND science on IXL!!! Below, I will specify which SOLs we have covered this year so far, and what we should have covered. As I go through IXL, I will update the topics on IXL that are correlated with the SOLs. Please email me if you need help logging in. The link is:


Class Schedule: 


Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

Period 7

Period 8

BARK Block

8:10-8:40 (Monday)

Math 6 EXT

8:40-9:27 (Monday)

Science 6

9:30-10:17 (Monday)


10:20-11:07 (Monday)

Science 6 & Lunch

11:39-12:07 (Lunch everyday)

11:10-12:27 (Monday)

Math 6


Math 6



 8:10 - 8:20
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9:13-10:03   (T, W, TR, F) 10:06-10:56
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Office Hours:
I am in my classroom Monday - Friday from 7:55-3:10pm.   Please call during my planning times to provide optimal teaching time during the day. If you should need me at a different time, please call the office 703-670-6166 or email me. Mr. Tyler is also in my classroom and has planning periods at the same time. His phone number is the same as above and his email is 

PARENTS:    How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:

Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar you choose to subscribe to.  


Announcements and Assignments

VA 6th Grade Standards of Learning that have been covered so far:

August 2019-March 12, 2020:
6.1 Introduction to Grade Six Science and Science Problem Solving
6.1a - Asking Questions and Defining Problems
6.1b - Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
6.1c - Interpreting, Analyzing and Evaluating Data
6.1d - Constructing and Critiquing Conclusions and Explanations
6.1e - Developing and Using Models
6.1f - Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

September and October 2019
6.8 Watersheds
6.8a - A watershed is composed of the land that drains into a body of water
6.8b - Virginia is composed of multiple watershed systems which have specific features
6.8c - The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary that has many important functions 
6.8d - Natural processes, human activities, and biotic and abiotic factors influence the health of a watershed system.

November 2019
6.9 The Human Impacts to the Environment
6.9a - Natural resources are important to protect and maintain.
6.9b - Renewable and nonrenewable resources can be managed.
6.9c - Major health and safety issues are associated with air and water quality.
6.9d - Major health and safety issues are related to different forms of energy.
6.9e - Preventive measures can protect land-use and reduce environmental hazards
6.9f - There are cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.

December 2019
6.4 Energy
6.4a - The sun is important in the formation of most energy sources on Earth.
6.4b - Earth's energy budget relates to living systems and Earth's processes.
6.4c - Radiation, conduction, and convection distribute energy.
6.4d - Energy transformations are important in energy usage.

January 2020
6.5 Matter
6.5a - Atoms consist of particles, including electrons, protons and neutrons.
6.5b - atoms of a particular element are similar but differ from atoms of other elements.
6.5c - Elements may be represented by chemical symbols.
6.5d - Two or more atoms interact to form new substances, which are held together by electrical forces (bonds).
6.5e - Compounds may be represented by chemical formulas.
6.5f - Chemical equations can be used to model chemical changes.
6.5g - A few elements comprise the largest portion of the solid Earth, living matter, the oceans and the atmosphere.
6.6 Earth's Water
6.6a Water is referred to as the universal solvent.
6.6b - Water has specific properties.
6.6c - Thermal energy has a role in phase changes.
6.6d - Water has a role in weathering.
6.6e - Large bodies of water moderate climate.
6.6f - Water is important for agriculture, power generation, and public health.

February 2020 - March 12, 2020
6.7 Earth's Atmosphere
6.7a - Air is a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds.
6.7b - The atmosphere has physical characteristics.
6.7c - Properties of the atmosphere change with altitude.
6.7d - There is a relationship between air movement, thermal energy, and weather conditions.
6.7e - Atmospheric measures are used to predict weather conditions.
6.7f - Weather maps give basic information about fronts, systems, and weather measurements.