6.MS-ESS: Earth and Space Sciences

6.MS-ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe

6.MS-ESS1-1a: Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to explain the causes of lunar phases and eclipses of the Sun and Moon.

2D Eclipse
Phases of the Moon

6.MS-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

6.MS-ESS2-3: Analyze and interpret maps showing the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence that Earth’s plates have moved great distances, collided, and spread apart.

Plate Tectonics

6.MS-LS: Life Science

6.MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

6.MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe how parts of cells contribute to the cellular functions of obtaining food, water, and other nutrients from its environment, disposing of wastes, and providing energy for cellular processes.

Cell Structure

6.MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

6.MS-LS4-2: Construct an argument using anatomical structures to support evolutionary relationships among and between fossil organisms and modern organisms.

Embryo Development
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

6.MS-PS: Physical Science

6.MS-PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

6.MS-PS1-7(MA): Use a particulate model of matter to explain that density is the amount of matter (mass) in a given volume. Apply proportional reasoning to describe, calculate, and compare relative densities of different materials.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory

6.MS.ETS: Technology/Engineering

6.MS-ETS1: Engineering Design

6.MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution. Include potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

Crumple Zones
Feel the Heat
GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering
Pendulum Clock

6.MS-ETS2: Materials, Tools, and Manufacturing

6.MS-ETS2-1(MA): Analyze and compare properties of metals, plastics, wood, and ceramics, including flexibility, ductility, hardness, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, and melting point.

Circuit Builder

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