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Sixth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Essential Standards: 
  1. G6.6S.C1.PO4: I can analyze the interactions between the Earth's atmosphere and its bodies of water

  2. G6.6S.C2.PO5: I can analyze the impact of large-scale weather systems on the local weather. 

  3. G6.6S.C2.PO6: I can create a weather system model that includes the Sun, the atmosphere, and bodies of water. 

  4. 6.RST.04: I can determine the meaning of symbols, words and phrases in text. 

  5. G6.2S.C1.PO2: I can describe how scientific innovations have revolutionized modern ways of thinking. 

  6. G6.2S.C2.PO1: I can describe how scientific understanding changes in response to new information and discoveries. 

Quarter 2 Essential Standards:
  1. G6.1S.C1.PO2: I can create questions from observations that lead to a hypothesis.

  2. G6.1S.C1.PO3: I can locate research information for use in the design of a controlled investigation. 

  3. G6.1S.C2.PO3 (Teacher Assessed): I can conduct a controlled investigation using scientific processes. 

  4. G6.1S.C2.PO5 (Teacher Assessed): I can keep a record of observations using tools such as written and/or computer logs. 

  5. G6.1S.C3.PO5 (Teacher Assessed): I can compare the results from a previous investigation to those of a current investigation. 

  6. G6.1S.C3.PO6 (Teacher Assessed): I can create questions based on the results of a completed investigation. 

  7. G6.1S.C4.PO3 (Teacher Assessed): I can use qualitative and quantitative information to communicate the results of an investigation. 

  8. 6.RST.03: I can follow procedures precisely to perform a task. 

  9. G6.4S.C3.PO2: I can describe how quality of life is effected by water quality, climate, population density, and smog.

  10. 6.RST.08: I can trace and evaluate the facts and details that support the author's argument. I can distinguish between fact and opinion.

  11. G6.5S.C3.PO1: I can identify various ways in which electrical energy is generated. 

  12. G6.5S.C3.PO4: I can explain how thermal energy can be transferred by conduction. I can explain how thermal energy can be transferred by convection. I can explain how thermal energy can be transferred by radiation. 

Quarter 3 Essential Standards:
  1. G6.4S.C1.PO4: I can differentiate between plant and animal cells.

  2. G6.4S.C1.PO6: I can relate the structures of living organisms to their functions: PLANTS 

  3. G6.4S.C1.PO6: I can relate the structures of living organisms to their functions: ANIMALS 

  4. 6.RST.07: I can integrate information presented in different formats. 

Quarter 4 Essential Standards:
  1. 6.RST.01: I can use evidence from a text to support my analysis. 

  2. G6.4S.C1.PO7: I can describe how the respiratory and circulatory, muscular and skeletal, and digestive and excretory systems work together to perform a vital function. 

Science Yearly Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. 6.RST.10: I can read and comprehend scientific texts.

Science Additional Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. G6.3S.C1.PO1: Evaluate the effects of the following natural hazards: sandstorm, hurricane, tornado, ultraviolet light, lightning-caused fire. 

  2. G6.3S.C1.PO2: Describe how people plan for, and respond to, the following natural disasters: drought, flooding, tornado. 

  3. G6.4S.C3.PO1: Explain that sunlight is the major source of energy for most ecosystems. 

  4. G6.6S.C1.PO1: Describe the properties and the composition of the layers of the atmosphere. 

  5. G6.6S.C1.PO2: Explain the composition, properties, and structure of the Earth’s lakes and rivers. 

  6. G6.2S.C1.PO1: Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Jacques Cousteau [inventor, marine explorer], supports Strand 4; William Beebe [scientist], supports Strand 4; Thor Heyerdahl [anthropologist], supports Strand 6). 

  7. G6.2S.C1.PO3: Analyze the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade. 

  8. G6.2S.C1.PO4: Describe the use of technology in science-related careers.

  9. G6.3S.C2.PO1: Propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem. 

  10. G6.6S.C1.PO5: Describe ways scientists explore the Earth’s atmosphere and bodies of water. 

  11. G6.6S.C2.PO1: Explain how water is cycled in nature. 

  12. G6.6S.C2.PO3: Analyze the effects that bodies of water have on the climate of a region. 

  13. G6.6S.C2.PO4: Analyze the following factors that affect climate: ocean currents, elevation, and location.

  14. G6.2S.C2.PO2: Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new information and/or technology challenges prevailing theories. 

  15. G6.2S.C2.PO3: Apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving or decision making situations: observing, questioning, communicating, comparing, measuring, classifying, organizing data, inferring, generating hypotheses, identifying variables, and predicting.

  16. G6.1S.C1.PO1: Differentiate among a question, hypothesis, and prediction. 

  17. G6.1S.C2.PO1: Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry. 

  18. G6.1S.C2.PO2: Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes. 

  19. G6.1S.C2.PO4: Perform measurements using appropriate scientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, micrometers).

  20. G6.1S.C3.PO2: Form a logical argument about a correlation. 

  21. G6.1S.C3.PO1: Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends. 

  22. G6.1S.C3.PO4: Interpret simple tables and graphs produced by others. 

  23. G6.1S.C3.PO3: Evaluate the observations and data reported by others. 

  24. G6.1S.C4.PO4: Create list of instructions.

  25. G6.1S.C4.PO5: Communicate results/conclusion. 

  26. G6.5S.C3.PO2: Identify several ways in which energy may be stored. 

  27. G6.5S.C3.PO3: Compare the following ways in which energy may be transformed: mechanical to electrical and electrical to thermal.

  28. G6.4S.C1.PO1: Explain the importance of water to organisms. 

  29. G6.4S.C1.PO2: Describe the basic structure of a cell, including: cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus. 

  30. G6.4S.C1.PO3: Describe the function of each of the following cell parts: cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus. 


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