6.1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

6.1.d: hypotheses are stated in ways that identify the independent and dependent variables;

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock

6.1.f: one variable is manipulated over time, using many repeated trials;

 Growing Plants
 Seed Germination

6.1.g: data are collected, recorded, analyzed, and reported using metric measurements and tools;

 Weight and Mass

6.1.h: data are analyzed and communicated through graphical representation;

 Graphing Skills
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume

6.2: The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses.

6.2.a: potential and kinetic energy;

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Sled Wars

6.2.b: the role of the sun in the formation of most energy sources on Earth;

 Energy Conversions

6.2.c: nonrenewable energy sources;

 Energy Conversions

6.2.d: renewable energy sources; and

 Energy Conversions

6.2.e: energy transformations.

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

6.3: The student will investigate and understand the role of solar energy in driving most natural processes within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and on Earth?s surface.

6.3.b: the role of radiation and convection in the distribution of energy;

 Conduction and Convection
 Heat Absorption
 Herschel Experiment

6.4: The student will investigate and understand that all matter is made up of atoms.

6.4.a: atoms consist of particles, including electrons, protons, and neutrons;

 Element Builder

6.4.c: elements may be represented by chemical symbols;

 Chemical Equations

6.4.e: compounds may be represented by chemical formulas;

 Chemical Equations

6.5: The student will investigate and understand the unique properties and characteristics of water and its roles in the natural and human-made environment.

6.5.d: the ability of large bodies of water to store thermal energy and moderate climate;

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

6.6: The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of Earth?s atmosphere.

6.6.b: pressure, temperature, and humidity;

 Relative Humidity

6.6.f: basic information from weather maps, including fronts, systems, and basic measurements.

 Weather Maps

6.8: The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the interactions among the various bodies that comprise it.

6.8.b: relative size of and distance between planets;

 Solar System

6.8.c: the role of gravity;


6.8.d: revolution and rotation;

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

6.8.e: the mechanics of day and night and the phases of the moon;

 Phases of the Moon

6.8.f: the unique properties of Earth as a planet;

 Solar System

6.8.g: the relationship of Earth?s tilt and the seasons;

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

6.8.h: the cause of tides; and


Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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