Gwinnett, GA: 6th Grade

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6SCE: Earth Science 6 Connection

6SCE.A: Content

6SCE.A.1: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact Earth

Water Pollution

6SCE.A.1.b: construct an argument evaluating contributions to a rise in global temperatures over the past century

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect

6SCE.A.2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth's surface is formed

6SCE.A.2.a: plan and carry out an investigation of the characteristics of minerals and how minerals contribute to rock composition

Mineral Identification
Rock Classification

6SCE.A.2.c: construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of Earth

Building Pangaea

6SCE.A.2.d: construct an explanation based on evidence for how geological processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales

Building Pangaea
Plate Tectonics

6SCE.A.3: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes

6SCE.A.3.a: plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun's energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water

Water Cycle

6SCE.A.4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather

6SCE.A.4.b: develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates

Comparing Climates (Customary)
Observing Weather (Customary)

6SCE.A.4.c: analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes

Hurricane Motion
Observing Weather (Customary)
Relative Humidity
Weather Maps

6SCE.A.5: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved

6SCE.A.5.a: size relative to Earth, surface and atmospheric features, relative distance from the sun, and ability to support life

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Weight and Mass

6SCE.A.5.b: develop and use a model to explain the interaction of gravity and inertia that governs the motion of objects in the solar system

Solar System Explorer

6SCE.A.6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Eclipse
Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Ocean Tides
Phases of the Moon
Tides

6SCE.A.6.b: analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system

Solar System

6SC: Science - 6

6SC.A: Earth Science

6SC.A.1: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact Earth

6SC.A.1.a: ask questions to determine the differences between renewable/sustainable energy resources (examples could include hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass) and nonrenewable energy resources (examples could include nuclear resources, such as uranium, and fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas)

Energy Conversions

6SC.A.1.b: ask questions to determine how renewable and nonrenewable energy resources are used in our everyday lives

Energy Conversions

6SC.A.1.d: construct an argument evaluating contributions to a rise in global temperatures over the past century

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect

6SC.A.2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to show how Earth's surface is formed

6SC.A.2.a: plan and carry out an investigation of the properties of minerals and how minerals contribute to rock composition

Mineral Identification
Rock Classification

6SC.A.2.b: construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle

Rock Classification
Rock Cycle

6SC.A.2.c: ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and environments of deposition

River Erosion

6SC.A.2.g: construct an explanation of how the movement of lithospheric plates (convergent boundary, divergent boundary, transform boundary), called plate tectonics, is due to convection currents below the lithosphere, and can cause major geologic events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

Plate Tectonics

6SC.A.2.h: construct an argument using maps and data collected to support a claim of how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of Earth

Building Pangaea

6SC.A.3: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to recognize the significant role of water in Earth processes

6SC.A.3.a: ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth's surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location using a circle/pie graph

Water Cycle

6SC.A.3.b: plan and carry out an investigation to illustrate the role of the sun's energy in atmospheric conditions that lead to the cycling of water

Water Cycle

6SC.A.3.c: ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world's oceans

Ocean Mapping

6SC.A.3.e: analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth's systems

Ocean Tides
Tides

6SC.A.4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather

6SC.A.4.b: plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how energy from the sun transfers heat to air, land, and water at different rates

Relative Humidity

6SC.A.4.c: develop a model demonstrating the interaction between unequal heating and the rotation of Earth that causes local and global wind systems

Coastal Winds and Clouds

6SC.A.4.d: construct an explanation of the relationship between air pressure, fronts, and air masses and how they impact the formation of meteorological events such as thunderstorms and tornados

Observing Weather (Customary)
Weather Maps

6SC.A.4.e: analyze and interpret weather data to explain the effects of moisture evaporating from the ocean on weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes

Hurricane Motion
Observing Weather (Customary)
Relative Humidity
Weather Maps

6SC.A.5: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved

6SC.A.5.c: size relative to Earth, surface and atmospheric features, relative distance from the sun, and ability to support life

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System
Weight and Mass

6SC.A.6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon

6SC.A.6.a: develop and use a model to demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon

6SC.A.6.b: construct an explanation of the alignment of the sun, Earth, and moon during solar and lunar eclipses

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Eclipse

6SC.A.6.c: analyze and interpret data to relate the tilt of Earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on seasons

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

Content correlation last revised: 8/15/2018