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Science 6 – Earth Science                                                                                                         Grade 6

  Title or Topics           Concepts                                            Skills                                       Major Assessments Time Frame
       (Unit             (understandings)                                   (What students                                  (Tests, projects, etc.) (Number of
 organizing idea)                                                            actually do)                                                             weeks)
                          Mass                     Learn to measure mass (triple beam balance), volume (regular/irregular –   Measure object using
Tool Belt                 Volume                   solids/liquids)                                                            metric ruler,
                          Length                   Calculate density ( m/v )                                                  Triple beam balance,
                          Density                  Read graduated Cylinder                                                    graduated cylinder,       6 – 7 weeks
                          What metric system       Steps of scientific method (apply through write-up)                        thermometer conversions
                          is                       K-°C-°-F (scales)                                                          (units)
                          Scientific method        Parts of experiment (control/variables) identity                           Quizzes and tests
                          Conversions                                                                                         Common Task
                          Measurement tools
                          (how to use)
                          Temperature
                          Sun                      Visually (diagram) (or project)                                            Common task
Astronomy                 Revolution/Rotation      Identify causes for days, years, lessons                                   Planet
                          Gravity/inertia          Identify positioning for eclipses in relation to tides                     Project                   4 – 5 weeks
                          Moon phases/tides                                                                                   Quizzes/tests
                          Seasons
                          Tilt
                          Atmosphere (layers)      Identify/predict weather                                                   Quizzes/tests
Meteorology               Ozone                    Label weather systems/low/high                                             Weather presentation
(weather)                 Air masses               Pressure and fronts on map                                                 -research                 8-10 weeks
                          Fronts                   Understand/identify how water cycle works – purpose etc.                   -internet
                          Hazardous weather                                                                                   Posters/model project
                          Heat transfer
                          Wind belts/winds
                          Water cycle/climate
                          regions (hydrosphere)
                          Earth’s interior         Identify how various forces make, break and move our world                 Quizzes/tests
Inside Earth              (layers)                 Identify rocks and explain how they can change into other rocks            Common task               10 – 12 weeks
                          Continental drift        Identify difference soils
Earth’s surface           Earthquakes
                          Volcanoes
                          Minerals
                          Rocks (rock cycle)
                          Weathering
                          Soil
                          Erosion
* Note – to “re-evaluate” timeline – change in spring/late winter breaks for 07-08, ELA assessment – (Jan), math assessment (March), etc.
Science 6
2008

								
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