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									Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005


                                                       Science
                                        ASSURANCES
1. Tools of Science
   The students will be able to gather, analyze and interpret information using selected
   equipment and tools to extend the senses, including graduated cylinders, beakers,
   calculators, microscopes, cameras, sound recorders, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers,
   thermometers, compasses, balances, hot plates, meter sticks, timing devices, magnets,
   collection nets, safety goggles.

2. Reading & Writing
   The student will read a variety of texts to analyze, review, and critique scientific
   explanations, hypotheses and theories as to strengths and weaknesses, and draw inferences
   on promotional materials. The student will write to inform, describe, and classify using
   correct scientific vocabulary, scientific concepts, sentence structure, capitalization,
   punctuation, spelling, usage and word order. The student will use a scientific journal to
   record data, thoughts, inspirations, scientific hypothesis, materials, procedures, and results
   including graphs and diagrams, and conclusions.

3. Vocabulary
   The student will build and expand vocabulary, through a print rich environment, to increase
   fluency and understanding by incorporating scientific vocabulary into their everyday
   speaking, listening and writing routines.


4. Know and Be Able to Do
   The student will:
   • demonstrate safe practices.
   • plan and implement investigative procedures; ask well-defined questions, formulate
      hypotheses.
   • select and use equipment and technology; collect data through observation and
      measurement.
   • demonstrate repeated investigations increase reliability of results.
   • organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends form direct and indirect
      evidence.
   • communicate valid conclusions.
   • construct graphs, tables, maps and charts to organize, examine, and evaluate data.
   • connect science concepts with history and scientists.




               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 1                                 SPRING 2005
Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005


                               Nature of Science / Science Processes
Throughout the year students will master certain required skills. These skills are important to a
student’s understanding of the nature of science. The Science Processes are not designed to be
taught in isolation. They are to be embedded in each Benchmark Target Module and some should
be practiced each time science is taught. Please note that the Nature of Science / Science Process
Benchmarks are the same for every grade level from kindergarten through sixth grade. At each
grade level, however, the teacher is expected to approach the skill at the level appropriate for
their students’ age, grade and cognitive development.

The student will:

    1. Demonstrate safe and ethical practice in school, field, and home. (*TEKS 6.1.A /
        ≈Biology & IPC 1.A)
    2. Use and dispose of materials wisely, conserve and recycle materials and resources when
        possible. (TEKS 6.1.B)
    3. Plan and implement descriptive investigations. (*TEKS 5.2.A / ≈Biology & IPC 2.A)
    4. Identify patterns in collected information using percent average, range and frequency.
        (TEKS 6.4.B)
    5. Collect data by observing and measuring. (*TEKS 6.4.A / ≈Biology & IPC 2.B)
    6. Gather, analyze and interpret information using selected equipment and tools to extend
        the senses, including graduated cylinders, beakers, calculators, microscopes, cameras,
        sound recorders, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, thermometers, compasses,
        balances, hot plates, meter sticks, timing devices, magnets, collection nets, safety
        goggles. (*TEKS 6.4.A / ≈Biology & IPC 2.B)
    7. Record data through graphic works including simple graphs, tables, maps, charts. (TEKS
        6.2.E)
    8. Draw inferences, in particular with regards to the validity of advertising, and analyze
        information. (*TEKS 6.3.B / ≈Biology & IPC 3.B)
    9. Classify, analyze, and interpret direct and indirect evidence to make and justify decisions
        and construct reasonable explanations. (*TEKS 6.2.C / ≈Biology & IPC 2.C)
    10. Communicate problems, propose solutions, ask well-defined questions record results, and
        conclusions in student’s own words. (*TEKS 6.2.D / ≈Biology & IPC 2.D)
    11. Analyze, review and critique scientific explanations, hypotheses and theories as to
        strengths and weaknesses. (*TEKS 6.3.A / ≈Biology & IPC 3.A)
    12. Represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations. (TEKS 6.3.C)
    13. Evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment.
        (TEKS 6.3.D)
    14. Students will use scientific words and phrases to describe the natural world. (A.B.M.T)
    15. Connect grade level science concepts with the history of science and contributions of
        scientists. (TEKS 6.3.E / *TEKS 5.3.E)

                                     italics indicate a tool that is required by the state


               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 2                                 SPRING 2005
Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005


                                                  Science
                                               Physics (Systems)
                                               Benchmarks 1-3

The student will:

1. Systems and Parts
   f) Identify and describe a system that results from the combination of two or more systems
      such as in the solar system. (TEKS 6.5.A)
   g) Describe how the properties of a system are different from the properties of its parts.
      (TEKS 6.5.B)

2. Force and motion
   a) Identify, describe, measure, calculate and graphically represent the changes in position,
      direction of motion and speed of an object where acted upon by force, such as a car.
      (*TEKS 6.6.A.B) [TAKS Objective 5 I.P.C. 4.A]

3. Energy transformation
   g) Identify energy transformations occurring during the production of energy for human use
      such as electrical energy to heat energy or heat energy to electrical energy. (TEKS 6.9.A)
      [≈TAKS Objective 5 I.P.C. 6.A]
   h) Compare methods used for transforming energy in devices such as water heaters, cooling
       systems, or hydroelectric and wind power plants. (TEKS 6.9.B)
   i) Research and describe energy types from their source to their use and to determine if the
       type is renewable, nonrenewable or inexhaustible. (TEKS 6.9.C)




               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 3                                 SPRING 2005
Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005



                 Chemistry (Properties, Patterns & Models: Reactions)
                                  Benchmarks 4-6

The student will:

4. Matter and energy:
   a) Define matter, energy, space and time. (TEKS 6.8.A)


5. Physical and chemical properties
   c) Classify substances based on their physical and chemical properties including density,
      viscosity and buoyancy. (*TEKS 6.7.B) [≈TAKS Objective 4 I.P.C. 7.A]


6. Physical and chemical changes
   d) Demonstrate that new substances can be made when two or more substances are
      chemically combined. (TEKS 6.7.A)
   e) Compare the properties of new substance to the original substances that combined to
      produce them. (TEKS 6.7.A)
   f) Distinguish between physical and chemical changes. [≈TAKS Objective 4 I.P.C. 8.A]




               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 4                                 SPRING 2005
Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005


                                             Science
                                Earth Space (Constancy & Change)
                                         Benchmarks 7-9

The student will:

7. Earth materials
   h) Identify forces that shape features of the Earth including uplifting, movement of water
      and volcanic activity. (TEKS 6.6.C)


8. Earth cycles
   e) Summarize the rock cycle. (TEKS 6.14.A)
   f) Identify relationships between groundwater and surface water in a watershed. (TEKS
      6.14.B)
   g) Describe components of the atmosphere, including oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor.
      (TEKS 6.14.C)
   h) Identify the role of atmospheric movement in weather changes. (TEKS 6.14.C)

9. Objects in the sky
   e) Identify characteristics of objects in our solar system including the Sun, planets,
      meteorites, comets, asteroids and moons. (TEKS 6. 13.A)
   f) Describe types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel. (TEKS 6. 13.B)
   g) Identify and describe a system that results from the combination of two or more systems
      such as in the solar system. (TEKS 6.5.A)




               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 5                                 SPRING 2005
Aldine I.S.D. Science Benchmark Targets / 6TH Grade
                                                                                              SPRING 2005


                                          Science
                         Life (Form & Function; Habitats & Beyond)
                                     Benchmarks 10-12

The student will:

10. Living/nonliving:
    h) Determine that living things are composed of cells. (TEKS 6.10.A) [TAKS Objective 2
       Biology 4.B]
    i) Determine that cells carry on functions to sustain life. (TEKS 6.10.A) [≈TAKS Objective
       2 Biology 4.B]
    j) Identify how structure complements function at different levels of organization including,
       organs, organ systems, organisms and populations. (TEKS 6.10.A)


11. Needs of organisms:
    j) Explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle and
       in the decay of biomass such as in a compost bin. (TEKS 6.8.B)
    k) Describe energy flow in living systems including food chains and food webs. (TEKS
       6.8.C) [≈TAKS Objective 3 Biology 12.E]
    l) Identify responses in organisms to internal stimuli such as hunger or thirst. (TEKS
       6.12.A)
    m) Identify responses in organisms to external stimuli such as the presence or absence of
       heat or light. (TEKS 6.12.B)
    n) Identify components of an ecosystem to which organisms may respond. (TEKS 6.12.C)
    o) Interpret interactions among organisms exhibiting predation, parasitism, commensalisms
       and mutualism. [TAKS Objective 3 Biology 12.B]


12. Adaptations
    f) Identify some changes in traits that can occur over several generations through natural
       occurrence and selective breeding. (TEKS 6.11.A) [≈TAKS Objective 2 Biology 6.A,
       Objective 3 Biology 7.B]
    h) Identify cells as structures containing genetic material. (TEKS 6.11.B)
    i) Interpret the role of genes in inheritance. (TEKS 6.11.C)




               * indicates that this benchmark is a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test
              ≈ indicates that this benchmark supports a tested objective on the Elementary Science TAKS test

Linda Scott & Benchmark Task Force          Science Grade 6 – page 6                                 SPRING 2005

								
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