6th Grade Science


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  • There are 5 Core Science Units:

    • Matter
    • Force, Motion, and Astronomy
    • Astronomy and the Earth, Sun, and Moon System
    • Ecology
    • Positive and Negative Human Impact on the Environment and Species

    Students will engage in many science and engineering practices:

    • asking questions and defining problems
    • developing and using models (both conceptual and physical)
    • planning and carrying out investigations
    • analyzing and interpreting data
    • using mathematics and computational thinking
    • constructing explanations and design solutions
    • engaging in argument from evidence
    • obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

    Instruction will bridge boundaries between science and other disciplines and connect core ideas and practices throughout the fields of study:

    • patterns
    • cause and effect
    • structure and function
    • systems and system models
    • stability and change
    • scale, proportion, and quantity
    • energy and matter