Texas - Science: 6th Grade

  • Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)     Adopted: 1998

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below to go to the Gizmo Details page.

112.22.5: The student knows that systems may combine with other systems to form a larger system.

112.22.5.A: identify and describe a system that results from the combination of two or more systems such as in the solar system;

Solar System

112.22.6: The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.

112.22.6.A: identify and describe the changes in position, direction of motion, and speed of an object when acted upon by force;

Atwood Machine
Force and Fan Carts
Roller Coaster Physics

112.22.6.B: demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented;

Distance-Time Graphs
Force and Fan Carts
Graphing Skills
Measuring Trees

112.22.6.C: identify forces that shape features of the Earth including uplifting, movement of water, and volcanic activity.

Rock Cycle

112.22.7: The student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.

112.22.7.A: demonstrate that new substances can be made when two or more substances are chemically combined and compare the properties of the new substances to the original substances;

Dehydration Synthesis

112.22.7.B: classify substances by their physical and chemical properties.

Mystery Powder Analysis

112.22.8: The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.

112.22.8.B: 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;

Water Cycle

112.22.8.C: describe energy flow in living systems including food chains and food webs.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

112.22.9: The student knows that obtaining, transforming, and distributing energy affects the environment.

112.22.9.A: 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;

Energy Conversions

112.22.9.B: compare methods used for transforming energy in devices such as water heaters, cooling systems, or hydroelectric and wind power plants;

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy Conversions

112.22.10: The student knows the relationship between structure and function in living systems.

112.22.10.A: differentiate between structure and function;

Paramecium Homeostasis

112.22.10.B: determine that all organisms are composed of cells that carry on functions to sustain life;

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

112.22.10.C: identify how structure complements function at different levels of organization including organs, organ systems, organisms, and populations.

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

112.22.11: The student knows that traits of species can change through generations and that the instructions for traits are contained in the genetic material of the organisms.

112.22.11.A: identify some changes in traits that can occur over several generations through natural occurrence and selective breeding;

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Microevolution
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

112.22.11.B: identify cells as structures containing genetic material;

Cell Structure
Chicken Genetics

112.22.11.C: interpret the role of genes in inheritance.

Chicken Genetics
Human Karyotyping
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Natural Selection

112.22.12: The student knows that the responses of organisms are caused by internal or external stimuli.

112.22.12.B: identify responses in organisms to external stimuli such as the presence or absence of heat or light;

Human Homeostasis

112.22.12.C: identify components of an ecosystem to which organisms may respond.

Forest Ecosystem
Human Homeostasis
Prairie Ecosystem

112.22.13: The student knows components of our solar system.

112.22.13.A: identify characteristics of objects in our solar system including the Sun, planets, meteorites, comets, asteroids, and moons;

Rotation/Revolution of Venus and Earth
Solar System
Solar System Explorer

112.22.14: The student knows the structures and functions of Earth systems.

112.22.14.A: summarize the rock cycle;

Rock Cycle

112.22.14.B: identify relationships between groundwater and surface water in a watershed;

Porosity

Content correlation last revised: 5/22/2007