6.P.1: Understand the properties of waves and the wavelike property of energy in earthquakes, light and sound waves.

6.P.1.1: Compare the properties of waves to the wavelike property of energy in earthquakes, light and sound.

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Ripple Tank

6.P.1.3: Explain the relationship among the rate of vibration, the medium through which vibrations travel, sound and hearing.

Longitudinal Waves

6.P.2: Understand the structure, classifications and physical properties of matter.

6.P.2.2: Explain the effect of heat on the motion of atoms through a description of what happens to particles during a change in phase.

Phases of Water

6.P.2.3: Compare the physical properties of pure substances that are independent of the amount of matter present including density, melting point, boiling point, and solubility to properties that are dependent on the amount of matter present to include volume, mass and weight.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory

6.P.3: Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy.

6.P.3.1: Illustrate the transfer of heat energy from warmer objects to cooler ones using examples of conduction, radiation and convection and the effects that may result.

Conduction and Convection

6.P.3.2: Explain the effects of electromagnetic waves on various materials to include absorption, scattering, and change in temperature.

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption

6.E.1: Understand the earth/moon/sun system, and the properties, structures and predictable motions of celestial bodies in the Universe.

6.E.1.1: Explain how the relative motion and relative position of the sun, Earth and moon affect the seasons, tides, phases of the moon, and eclipses.


6.E.1.2: Explain why Earth sustains life while other planets do not based on their properties (including types of surface, atmosphere and gravitational force) and location to the Sun.

Solar System

6.E.2: Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.

6.E.2.2: Explain how crustal plates and ocean basins are formed, move and interact using earthquakes, heat flow and volcanoes to reflect forces within the earth.

Plate Tectonics

6.L.1: Understand the structures, processes and behaviors of plants that enable them to survive and reproduce.

6.L.1.1: Summarize the basic structures and functions of flowering plants required for survival, reproduction and defense.

Flower Pollination

6.L.1.2: Explain the significance of the processes of photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration to the survival of green plants and other organisms.

Pond Ecosystem

6.L.2: Understand the flow of energy through ecosystems and the responses of populations to the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment.

6.L.2.1: Summarize how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.

Cell Energy Cycle
Energy Conversions
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Photosynthesis Lab
Prairie Ecosystem

6.L.2.3: Summarize how the abiotic factors (such as temperature, water, sunlight, and soil quality) of biomes (freshwater, marine, forest, grasslands, desert, Tundra) affect the ability of organisms to grow, survive and/or create their own food through photosynthesis.

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 3/29/2018

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