SC.6.N.1: The Practice of Science

SC.6.N.1.A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

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

SC.6.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock
 Seed Germination
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC.6.N.1.C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

 Pendulum Clock

SC.6.N.1.D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC.6.N.1.1: Define a problem from the sixth grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

 Graphing Skills
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

SC.6.N.1.2: Explain why scientific investigations should be replicable.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Seed Germination

SC.6.N.1.4: Discuss, compare, and negotiate methods used, results obtained, and explanations among groups of students conducting the same investigation.

 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

SC.6.N.1.5: Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.

 Real-Time Histogram

SC.6.E.7: The scientific theory of the evolution of Earth states that changes in our planet are driven by the flow of energy and the cycling of matter through dynamic interactions among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere, and the resources used to sustain human civilization on Earth.

SC.6.E.7.1: Differentiate among radiation, conduction, and convection, the three mechanisms by which heat is transferred through Earth's system.

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Transfer by Conduction
 Radiation

SC.6.E.7.2: Investigate and apply how the cycling of water between the atmosphere and hydrosphere has an effect on weather patterns and climate.

 Water Cycle

SC.6.E.7.4: Differentiate and show interactions among the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

SC.6.P.11: Energy Transfer and Transformations

SC.6.P.11.A: Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

SC.6.P.11.B: Water and sound waves transfer energy through a material.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

SC.6.P.11.D: The Law of Conservation of Energy: Energy is conserved as it transfers from one object to another and from one form to another.

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SC.6.P.11.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy Conversions
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SC.6.P.12: Motion of Objects

SC.6.P.12.A: Motion is a key characteristic of all matter that can be observed, described, and measured.

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

SC.6.P.12.B: The motion of objects can be changed by forces.

 Force and Fan Carts

SC.6.P.12.1: Measure and graph distance versus time for an object moving at a constant speed. Interpret this relationship.

 Distance-Time Graphs

SC.6.P.13: Forces and Changes in Motion

SC.6.P.13.C: Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

SC.6.P.13.1: Investigate and describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance, such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational.

 Free Fall Tower
 Free-Fall Laboratory

SC.6.L.14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

SC.6.L.14.2: Investigate and explain the components of the scientific theory of cells (cell theory): all organisms are composed of cells (single-celled or multi-cellular), all cells come from pre-existing cells, and cells are the basic unit of life.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

SC.6.L.14.3: Recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

SC.6.L.14.4: Compare and contrast the structure and function of major organelles of plant and animal cells, including cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles.

 Cell Structure

SC.6.L.14.5: Identify and investigate the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, excretory, immune, nervous, and musculoskeletal) and describe ways these systems interact with each other to maintain homeostasis.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System
 Human Homeostasis

SC.6.L.14.6: Compare and contrast types of infectious agents that may infect the human body, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

 Disease Spread

SC.6.L.15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

SC.6.L.15.C: Natural Selection is a primary mechanism leading to change over time in organisms.

 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

Content correlation last revised: 10/22/2009

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