Grade Level Expectations
6.1.1: Describe the structure of the atom and its component parts.
6.1.2: Explain that density (mass/volume) is a characteristic property that can be used to identify an element or substance.
6.1.3: Compare and contrast the properties of a metal (aluminum, iron, etc.) with a nonmetal (oxygen, carbon, etc.).
6.1.4: Illustrate the differences in the physical and chemical properties of a molecule and the individual atoms that bonded to form that molecule.
6.1.6: Conduct and report on an investigation that uses physical means such as particle size, density, solubility and magnetism to separate substances in a mixture.
6.1.7: Use the patterns in the Periodic Table to locate metals, semimetals and nonmetals and to predict the general characteristics of an element.
6.2.1: Analyze and interpret how biotic and abiotic factors interact within a given ecosystem.
6.2.2: Design and conduct a scientific investigation to explore the porosity and permeability of soils and their ability to support different plant life.
6.2.3: Defend the statement, ?The sun is the main source of energy on Earth.?
6.2.4: Express in general terms how plants and other photosynthetic organisms use the sun?s energy.
6.2.5: Investigate and report on the effects of abiotic factors on a plant?s ability to photosynthesize.
6.2.6: Compare and contrast how energy and matter flow in a Connecticut ecosystem, emphasizing the interactions among producers, consumers and decomposers.
6.2.7: Identify local examples of predator-prey relationships and justify the impact of each type of population on the other.
6.2.8: Create and interpret graphs that illustrate the fluctuation of populations over time.
6.2.9: Distinguish a food chain from a food web and identify local examples of each.
6.2.10: Explain the impact of environmental conditions such as climate, elevation, topography or water quality on food chains.
6.2.11: Predict what will happen to a population based on current trends (fires, disease, overhunting, development) and defend the prediction.
6.3.2: Demonstrate how changes in temperature, pressure, moisture and density of air affect weather patterns (e.g., air masses and air pressure).
6.3.3: Describe in writing how solar energy drives Earth?s weather systems.
6.3.4: Investigate and report on how the introduction of heat affects the motion of particles and the distance between them.
6.3.5: Illustrate the transfer of energy as matter changes phase.
6.3.6: Design, conduct and report in writing an investigation that reveals different substances absorb and release heat at different rates.
6.3.8: Investigate and explain the movement of local winds, including ?sea breezes? and ?land breezes,? based on the uneven heating of the Earth?s surface and a change in air pressure.
6.3.9: Examine and explain that global winds are caused by uneven heating of the Earth?s surface and the rotation of the Earth.
Correlation last revised: 3/31/2015