GA--Performance Standards (GPS)
S6CS1.a: Understand the importance of - and keep - honest, clear, and accurate records in science.
S6CS1.b: Understand that hypotheses are valuable if they lead to fruitful investigations, even if the hypotheses turn out not to be completely accurate descriptions.
S6CS2.b: Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
S6CS4.a: Use appropriate technology to store and retrieve scientific information in topical, alphabetical, numerical, and keyword files, and create simple files.
S6CS4.c: Read analog and digital meters on instruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature, and choose appropriate units for reporting various quantities.
S6CS5.a: Observe and explain how parts are related to other parts in systems such as weather systems, solar systems, and ocean systems including how the output from one part of a system (in the form of material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. (For example: El Nino’s effect on weather)
S6CS5.b: Identify several different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) that could be used to represent the same thing, and evaluate their usefulness, taking into account such things as the model’s purpose and complexity.
S6CS6.a: Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting scientific investigations, operating a piece of equipment, or following a procedure.
S6CS6.b: Understand and describe how writing for scientific purposes is different than writing for literary purposes.
S6CS6.c: Organize scientific information using appropriate tables, charts, and graphs, and identify relationships they reveal.
S6CS8.a: When similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, which often requires further study. Even with similar results, scientists may wait until an investigation has been repeated many times before accepting the results as meaningful.
S6CS9.a: Scientific investigations are conducted for different reasons. They usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations.
S6CS9.d: Scientists use technology and mathematics to enhance the process of scientific inquiry.
S6E1.c: Compare and contrast the planets in terms of
S6E1.c.1: Size relative to the earth
S6E1.c.2: Surface and atmospheric features
S6E1.c.3: Relative distance from the sun
S6E1.c.4: Ability to support life
S6E1.e: Explain that gravity is the force that governs the motion in the solar system.
S6E2.a: Demonstrate the phases of the moon by showing the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun.
S6E2.b: Explain the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.
S6E2.c: Relate the tilt of the earth to the distribution of sunlight throughout the year and its effect on climate.
S6E3.b: Relate various atmospheric conditions to stages of the water cycle.
S6E3.c: Describe the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.
S6E3.d: Explain the causes of waves, currents, and tides.
S6E4.a: Demonstrate that land and water absorb and lose heat at different rates and explain the resulting effects on weather patterns.
S6E4.c: Relate how moisture evaporating from the oceans affects the weather patterns and weather events such as hurricanes.
S6E5.c: Classify rocks by their process of formation.
S6E5.d: Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.
S6E5.e: Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface.
S6E5.f: Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruption, gravity) on geological features including oceans (composition, currents, and tides).
S6E5.g: Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.
S6E5.i: Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth’s surface.
S6E6.a: Explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to wind and water energy.
Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017