ESS: Earth and Space Science

1.1: Rocks, Minerals and Soil

6.ESS.1: Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.

6.ESS.1.a: Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic solids that have a defined chemical composition. Minerals have properties that can be observed and measured. Minerals form in specific environments.

Mineral Identification

6.ESS.2: Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.

6.ESS.2.a: Most rocks are composed of one or more minerals, but there are a few types of sedimentary rocks that contain organic material, such as coal. The composition of the rock, types of mineral present, and/or mineral shape and size can be used to identify the rock and to interpret its history of formation, breakdown (weathering) and transport (erosion).

Rock Classification

6.ESS.3: Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.

6.ESS.3.a: Magma or lava cools and crystallizes to form igneous rocks. Heat and pressure applied to existing rock forms metamorphic rocks. Sedimentary rock forms as existing rock weathers chemically and/or physically and the weathered material is compressed and then lithifies. Each rock type can provide information about the environment in which it was formed.

Rock Classification
Rock Cycle

LS: Life Science

2.1: Cellular to Multicellular

6.LS.1: Cells are the fundamental unit of life.

6.LS.1.a: All living things are composed of cells. Different body tissues and organs are made of different kinds of cells. The ways cells function are similar in all living organisms.

Cell Types

1: Emphasis should be placed on the function and coordination of cell organelles as well as their roles in overall cell function. Specific information about the organelles that need to be addressed at this grade level will be found in the model curriculum.

Cell Structure

6.LS.2: All cells come from pre-existing cells.

6.LS.2.a: Cells repeatedly divide resulting in more cells and growth and repair in multicellular organisms.

Cell Division

6.LS.3: Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.

6.LS.3.a: Many basic functions of organisms occur in cells. Cells take in nutrients and energy to perform work, like making various molecules required by that cell or an organism.

Cell Structure

6.LS.3.b: Every cell is covered by a membrane that controls what can enter and leave the cell.

Cell Structure

6.LS.3.c: Within the cell are specialized parts for the transport of materials, energy capture and release, protein building, waste disposal, information feedback and movement.

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

6.LS.4: Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.

6.LS.4.a: The level of organization within organisms includes cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and whole organisms.

Circulatory System

6.LS.4.c: Organisms have diverse body plans, symmetry and internal structures that contribute to their being able to survive in their environments.

Comparing Climates (Customary)

PS: Physical Science

3.1: Matter and Motion

6.PS.1: Matter is made up of small particles called atoms.

6.PS.1.a: Matter has mass, volume and density and is made up of particles called atoms.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Density via Comparison
Determining Density via Water Displacement
Phases of Water
Triple Beam Balance

6.PS.1.b: Elements are a class of substances composed of a single kind of atom.

Element Builder

6.PS.2: Changes of state are explained by a model of matter composed of particles that are in motion.

6.PS.2.b: Heat is a process of energy transfer rather than a type of energy. Energy transfer can result in a change in temperature or a phase change.

Conduction and Convection
Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Phases of Water

6.PS.2.c: When substances undergo changes of state, atoms change their motion and position.

Phases of Water

6.PS.3: There are two categories of energy: kinetic and potential.

6.PS.3.a: Objects and substances in motion have kinetic energy.

Air Track
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Sled Wars

6.PS.3.b: Objects and substances can have energy as a result of their position (potential energy).

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
Sled Wars

6.PS.4: An object’s motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.

6.PS.4.a: An object’s position and speed can be measured and graphed as a function of time.

Distance-Time Graphs
Distance-Time Graphs - Metric
Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs - Metric
Free Fall Tower
Free-Fall Laboratory
Measuring Motion
Sled Wars

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