Science Grade 6

Scope and Sequence:Your browser may not support display of this image. SCIENCE


Links: NHPS Science Overview

K State Standards Overview, K Curriculum Detail

**Sixth Grade Science in NHPS uses kits that rotate among schools.

Check with each school for Rotation Details.                              

Unit Titles 

Learning Outcomes


C INQ.1       Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.

C INQ.2       Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information.

C INQ.3       Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.

C INQ.4       Identify independent and dependent variables, and those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment.

C INQ.5       Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

C INQ.6       Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

C INQ.7       Identify and present relationships between variables in appropriate graphs.

C INQ.8       Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.

C INQ.9       Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions.

C INQ.10    Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.

C 4.   Describe how abiotic factors, such as temperature, water and sunlight, affect the ability of plants to create their own food through photosynthesis.

C 5.   Explain how populations are affected by predator-prey relationships.

C 6.   Describe common food webs in different Connecticut ecosystems. 

C 7.   Describe the effect of heating on the movement of  molecules in solids, liquids and gases. 

C 8.   Explain how local weather conditions are related to the temperature, pressure and water content of the atmosphere and the proximity to a large body of water. 

C 9.   Explain how the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface causes winds.

C 10.   Explain the role of septic and sewage systems on the quality of surface and ground water. 

C 11.   Explain how human activity may impact water resources in Connecticut, such as ponds, rivers and the Long Island Sound ecosystem. 

C 12.   Explain the relationship among force, distance and work, and use the relationship (W=F x D) to calculate work done in lifting heavy objects.  

C 13.   Explain how simple machines, such as inclined planes, pulleys and levers, are used to create mechanical advantage.   

C 14.   Describe how different types of stored (potential) energy can be used to make objects move.

Significant Task Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Weather Forecast Watershed Study

* CT Embedded Task: Dig In

Lifting Problem

Supporting Materials


Prentice Hall Explorer: Ecosystems

Prentice Hall Explorer: Weather 

NeoSci Kit: Weather

Urban Resources Initiative Kit: Watersheds Delta Science Module Kit: Simple Machines or NeoSci Kit: Simple Machines