6-1: Design and carry out an investigation in which variables are identified and controlled, and that provides a fair test of the question being investigated.

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Time Estimation

6-2: Recognize the importance of accuracy in observation and measurement; and apply suitable methods to record, compile, interpret and evaluate observations and measurements.

6-2.a: ask questions that lead to exploration and investigation

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Hearing: Frequency and Volume

6-2.b: identify one or more possible answers to questions by stating a prediction or a hypothesis

Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram
Seed Germination
Sight vs. Sound Reactions
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric
Time Estimation
Graphing Skills

6-2.c: identify variables:

6-2.c.1: identify the variable to be manipulated

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Pendulum Clock
Sight vs. Sound Reactions

6-2.c.2: identify variables to be held constant

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Pendulum Clock

6-2.c.3: identify the variable that will be observed (responding variable)

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Pendulum Clock

6-2.e: modify the procedures as needed

Hearing: Frequency and Volume

6-2.f: work individually or cooperatively in planning and carrying out procedures

Time Estimation

6-3: Design and carry out an investigation of a practical problem, and develop a possible solution.

6-3.a: identify problems to be solved and the purpose(s) of problem-solving activities: What problem(s) are we trying to solve? What resources can we use? How will we know that we have done what we set out to do? What possible impacts do we need to consider?

Time Estimation
Hearing: Frequency and Volume

6-3.d: work individually or cooperatively in planning and carrying out procedures

Time Estimation

6-3.b: select appropriate materials and identify how they will be used

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Growing Plants
Pendulum Clock
Real-Time Histogram
Time Estimation

6-3.c: attempt a variety of strategies and modify procedures, as needed (troubleshoot problems)

6-3.c.1: effectiveness-Does it work?

Trebuchet

6-3.c.2: reliability-Does it work every time?

Trebuchet

6-3.c.3: durability-Does it stand up to repeated use?

Trebuchet

6-3.c.4: effort-Is it easy to construct? Is it easy to use?

Trebuchet

6-3.c.7: effect on environments

Water Pollution

6-3.e: identify sources of information and ideas and demonstrate skill in accessing them. Sources may include library, classroom, community and computer-based resources

Trebuchet

6-5: Describe properties of air and the interactions of air with objects in flight.

6-5.7: Recognize that streamlining reduces drag, and predict the effects of specific design changes on the drag of a model aircraft or aircraft components.

Free-Fall Laboratory

6-6: Construct devices that move through air, and identify adaptations for controlling flight.

6-6.1: Conduct tests of a model parachute design, and identify design changes to improve the effectiveness of the design.

Pendulum Clock

6-6.2: Describe the design of a hot-air balloon and the principles by which its rising and falling are controlled.

Trebuchet

6-7: Observe, describe and interpret the movement of objects in the sky; and identify pattern and order in these movements.

6-7.3: Recognize that the apparent movement of objects in the night sky is regular and predictable, and explain how this apparent movement is related to Earth's rotation.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Phases of the Moon
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

6-7.5: Construct and use a device for plotting the apparent movement of the Sun over the course of a day; e.g., construct and use a sundial or shadow stick.

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

6-7.6: Describe seasonal changes in the length of the day and night and in the angle of the Sun above the horizon.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

6-7.7: Recognize that the Moon's phases are regular and predictable, and describe the cycle of its phases.

Phases of the Moon

6-7.8: Illustrate the phases of the Moon in drawings and by using improvised models. An improvised model might involve such things as a table lamp and a sponge ball.

Phases of the Moon

6-7.9: Recognize that the other eight known planets, which revolve around the Sun, have characteristics and surface conditions that are different from Earth; and identify examples of those differences.

Comparing Earth and Venus
Solar System

6-7.10: Recognize that not only Earth, but other planets, have moons; and identify examples of similarities and differences in the characteristics of those moons.

Solar System

6-7.12: Understand that Earth, the Sun and the Moon are part of a solar system that occupies only a tiny part of the known universe.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Phases of the Moon
Solar System
Tides - Metric

6-8: Apply observation and inference skills to recognize and interpret patterns and to distinguish a specific pattern from a group of similar patterns.

Pattern Finder

6-9: Apply knowledge of the properties and interactions of materials to the investigation and identification of a material sample.

6-9.3: Recognize that evidence found at the scene of an activity may have unique characteristics that allow an investigator to make inferences about the participants and the nature of the activity, and give examples of how specific evidence may be used.

Pendulum Clock

6-10: Describe characteristics of trees and the interaction of trees with other living things in the local environment.

6-10.1: Identify reasons why trees and forests are valued. Students meeting this expectation should be aware that forests serve as habitat for a variety of living things and are important to human needs for recreation, for raw materials and for a life-supporting environment.

Forest Ecosystem

6-10.3: Describe the role of trees in nutrient cycles and in the production of oxygen.

Pond Ecosystem

6-10.9: Identify human actions that enhance or threaten the existence of forests.

Forest Ecosystem

6-10.10: Identify an issue regarding forest use, identify different perspectives on that issue, and identify actions that might be taken.

Forest Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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