Welcome to Mrs. Beabout's 6th Grade Science Class Website!

Wow, I am so excited to be back to school!  What a great group of kids I have in my classes!  We are going to have a lot of fun learning in 6th grade science! 

Just a few fun facts about Mrs. Beabout:

-This is my 8th year teaching 6th grade science at OakRun Middle School.  Science rocks!

-This is my 13th year to teach.  Previous to teaching at ORMS, I taught 8th and 5th grade social studies in La Vernia.

-I graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1996. I am thrilled to be in my hometown teaching Unicorns! GO BLUE!

-I graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Business Administration.

-I played volleyball at Southwest Texas State University.  EAT 'EM UP CATS!

-Other than teaching 6th graders, I LOVE being outdoors, the beach, hiking, running, photography, and of course, I LOVE my amazing family, including my 2 beautiful daughters!

1st Period: 6th Grade Science

2nd Period: 6th Grade Science

3rd Period: 6th Grade Science

4th Period: Conference (10:53 - 11:40)

Lunch (11:44-12:14)

5th Period: 6th Grade Science

6th Period: 6th Grade Science

7th Period: GT Advisory

8th Period: 6th Grade Science

Email: kbeabout@nbisd.org

Classroom phone: (830) 627-6453

Class Syllabus



Stemscopes, Our Digital Textbook


User: nblunch number  /  Password: lunch number


7 Life Processes (Characteristics that all Living Things Possess)

References for MRS. NERG's Proper Book of Life Processes

http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/life/  (MRS NERG)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/organisms_behaviour_health/life_processes/revision/2/ (MRS GREN)




Cells and Biology

Cells, the Building Blocks of Life http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Life/cell_intro.html

Tutorial and Quiz: Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, and Viruses http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/pev/main.html

Chromosones, DNA, and Genes http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Life/genetics_intro.html

Cells Alive http://www.cellsalive.com/

Cells, The Structure of Life http://www.kidsbiology.com/biology_basics/cells_tissues_organs/cell_structure5.php


Classification of Life

Descriptions of the 6 Kingdoms of Life http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/Six_Kingdoms/Index.htm

Classification of Living Things http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Life/classification_intro.html

About Domain Archaea http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html

Kids Biology https://kidsbiology.com/biology-basics/kingdom-classification/

Fungi https://treesforlife.org.uk/forest/forest-ecology/fungi-95/

Rules of Taxonomy http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_taxonomy.html

PBS, NOVA http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/classifying-life.html

Brain Pop, 6 Kingdoms Movie http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/dl/free/007869387x/164213/00044691.html

ESchoolToday, Needs of Living Things http://eschooltoday.com/science/needs-of-living-organisms/five-things-living-things-need-to-survive.html

ESchoolToday, Characteristics of Living Things http://eschooltoday.com/science/characteristics-of-living-organisms/characteristics-of-living-things.html

PBS Kids, Animal Classification Game https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/lsps07_int_animalclass/

Living or Non-Living Quiz http://www.saburchill.com/questions/02010101.html


TPWD - Texas Hill Country



Parent, Student, and Teacher Communication:

  • Parents may use TxConnect to monitor grades.
  • Use Notability, eBackpack, and Google Classroom on your child’s iPad to monitor assignment progress and assessments.
  • On or before every Monday, I will send out Monday Mail through email. This newsletter will help parents become aware of the class agenda for the week. Significant dates, such as testing days, will always be included in the Monday Mail previous to the testing week. If you are interested in signing-up for Mrs. Beabout’s Monday Mail, please use the QR code below or link provided to fill out the required information.

  • If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please let me know. I will be glad to answer your questions or set up an appointment for a conference.  kbeabout@nbisd.org

For 6th Grade Science -

Dear Parents and Students,

By October 10, 2017, we need to collect a large amount of aluminum cans for our recycling unit.  If you can donate standard size cans, that have been rinsed and are straight, we would great appreciate your help.  Please send your donations to Mrs. Beabout.


If you ever have an abundance of school supplies that you would like to donate to the classroom, please do not hesitate.  We are always in need of: pencils, glue sticks, scissors, colored pencils, markers, composition books, tissues, and various craft supplies.

Thank you!

Mrs. Beabout


For Our ORMS Outdoor Classrooms -

Our needs vary depending on the time of the year, but it seems our greatest need is muscle and time.  We have advisors from the community (master gardeners, extension agents, youth educators, etc.) that help us to plan and manage our outdoor spaces, but it is mostly teachers who provide the labor.  If you can donate time, man-power, or resources, please contact me.

Thank you!

Mrs. Beabout

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