(Framing Text): Co-Requisite - Characteristics of Science

S6CS1: Students will explore the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S6CS1.a: Understand the importance of - and keep - honest, clear, and accurate records in science.

Pendulum Clock

S6CS1.b: Understand that hypotheses are valuable if they lead to fruitful investigations, even if the hypotheses turn out not to be completely accurate descriptions.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Effect of Temperature on Gender
Pendulum Clock

S6CS2: Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

S6CS2.b: Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.

Hearing: Frequency and Volume

S6CS4: Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating equipment and materials in scientific activities.

S6CS4.a: Use appropriate technology to store and retrieve scientific information in topical, alphabetical, numerical, and keyword files, and create simple files.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

S6CS4.c: Read analog and digital meters on instruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature, and choose appropriate units for reporting various quantities.

Beam to Moon (Ratios and Proportions)
Elapsed Time
Measuring Trees
Weight and Mass

S6CS5: Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

S6CS5.a: Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)

Ocean Mapping
Solar System

S6CS5.b: Identify several different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) that could be used to represent the same thing, and evaluate their usefulness, taking into account such things as the model’s purpose and complexity.

Ocean Mapping

S6CS6: Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.

S6CS6.a: Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting scientific investigations, operating a piece of equipment, or following a procedure.

Real-Time Histogram

S6CS6.b: Understand and describe how writing for scientific purposes is different than writing for literary purposes.

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S6CS6.c: Organize scientific information using appropriate tables, charts, and graphs, and identify relationships they reveal.

Graphing Skills
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S6CS8: Students will investigate the characteristics of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will apply the following to scientific concepts:

S6CS8.a: When similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, which often requires further study. Even with similar results, scientists may wait until an investigation has been repeated many times before accepting the results as meaningful.

Effect of Temperature on Gender
Growing Plants
Seed Germination

S6CS9: Students will investigate the features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:

S6CS9.a: Scientific investigations are conducted for different reasons. They usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Effect of Temperature on Gender
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock

S6CS9.d: Scientists use technology and mathematics to enhance the process of scientific inquiry.

Pendulum Clock

(Framing Text): Co-Requisite - Content

S6E1: Students will explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.

S6E1.c: Compare and contrast the planets in terms of

S6E1.c.1: Size relative to the earth

Solar System

S6E1.c.2: Surface and atmospheric features

Solar System

S6E1.c.3: Relative distance from the sun

Solar System

S6E1.c.4: Ability to support life

Solar System

S6E1.e: Explain that gravity is the force that governs the motion in the solar system.

Gravity Pitch

S6E2: Students will understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon and sun.

S6E2.a: Demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun.

Phases of the Moon

S6E2.b: Explain the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.

2D Eclipse

S6E2.c: Relate the tilt of the earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on climate.

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

S6E3: Students will recognize the significant role of water in earth processes.

S6E3.b: Relate various atmospheric conditions to stages of the water cycle.

Water Cycle

S6E3.c: Describe the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

Ocean Mapping

S6E3.d: Explain the causes of waves, currents, and tides.


S6E4: Students will understand how the distribution of land and oceans affects climate and weather.

S6E4.a: Demonstrate that land and water absorb and lose heat at different rates and explain the resulting effects on weather patterns.

Coastal Winds and Clouds

S6E4.c: Relate how moisture evaporating from the oceans affects the weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.

Hurricane Motion

S6E5: Students will investigate the scientific view of how the earth’s surface is formed.

S6E5.c: Classify rocks by their process of formation.

Rock Cycle

S6E5.d: Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.

Rock Cycle

S6E5.e: Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface.

Plate Tectonics

S6E5.f: Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruption, gravity) on geological features including oceans (composition, currents, and tides).

Plate Tectonics

S6E5.g: Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.

Building Pangaea

S6E5.i: Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth’s surface.

Water Pollution

S6E6: Students will describe various sources of energy and with their uses and conservation.

S6E6.a: Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to wind and water energy.

Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017

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