6.1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

6.1.d: hypotheses are stated in ways that identify the independent and dependent variables;

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

6.1.f: one variable is manipulated over time, using many repeated trials;

Growing Plants
Seed Germination

6.1.g: data are collected, recorded, analyzed, and reported using metric measurements and tools;

Measuring Volume
Weight and Mass

6.1.h: data are analyzed and communicated through graphical representation;

Graphing Skills
Hearing: Frequency and Volume

6.1.i: models and simulations are designed and used to illustrate and explain phenomena and systems; and

Programmable Rover

6.2: The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses.

6.2.a: potential and kinetic energy;

Air Track
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Sled Wars

6.2.b: the role of the sun in the formation of most energy sources on Earth;

Energy Conversions

6.2.c: nonrenewable energy sources;

Energy Conversions

6.2.d: renewable energy sources; and

Energy Conversions

6.2.e: energy transformations.

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Sled Wars

6.3: The student will investigate and understand the role of solar energy in driving most natural processes within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and on Earth?s surface.

6.3.b: the role of radiation and convection in the distribution of energy;

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Herschel Experiment - Metric

6.4: The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms.

6.4.a: atoms consist of particles, including electrons, protons, and neutrons;

Element Builder

6.4.b: atoms of a particular element are alike but are different from atoms of other elements;

Element Builder

6.4.c: elements may be represented by chemical symbols;

Chemical Equations

6.4.e: compounds may be represented by chemical formulas;

Chemical Equations

6.5: The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment.

6.5.c: the action of water in physical and chemical weathering;


6.5.d: the ability of large bodies of water to store thermal energy and moderate climate;

Coastal Winds and Clouds - Metric

6.6: The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of Earth?s atmosphere.

6.6.b: pressure, temperature, and humidity;

Relative Humidity

6.6.f: basic information from weather maps, including fronts, systems, and basic measurements.

Weather Maps - Metric

6.8: The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the interactions among the various bodies that comprise it.

6.8.a: the sun, moon, Earth, other planets and their moons, dwarf planets, meteors, asteroids, and comets;

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System

6.8.b: relative size of and distance between planets;

Solar System

6.8.c: the role of gravity;

Tides - Metric

6.8.d: revolution and rotation;

Phases of the Moon
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Tides - Metric

6.8.e: the mechanics of day and night and the phases of the moon;

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon

6.8.f: the unique properties of Earth as a planet;

Solar System

6.8.g: the relationship of Earth?s tilt and the seasons;

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

6.8.h: the cause of tides; and

Tides - Metric

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020

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