Science and the World We Live In

 

 

 

 

Sixth Grade Science - Pacing Guide


First Nine WeeksSecond Nine Weeks | Third Nine Weeks Fourth Nine Weeks

 

Grading Period

Tennessee Blue Print for Learning

TN Standard

Textbook Alignment

First Nine Weeks

 

 

Scientific Method, Scientific Models, Tools, Measurement, and Safety

United Streaming Video  How Scientists Work: What is the Scientific Method?  This video includes a pre and post test as well as black line masters.

Metric Mania Lessons is a great site including labs on length, mass, volume, density, and temperature as well as conversions (metric to metric and metric to English). Students have many opportunities to use rulers, triple-beam balances, and other science equipment to learn how to use the metric system of measurements.
 

 

Chapter 1- Science In Our World

 

Distinguish between commensalism, parasitism, and mutualism, Recognize how animals and plants are interdependent, etc.

Hams Hall Pond – Great explanation of vocabulary used in this chapter. Good for lower and middle level ability groups.

BBC Schools – Food Chains, Webs, Interactions of organisms.

Other links provided that were good.

Distinguish between commensalism, parasitism, and mutualism.

 

Distinguish between predators and prey.

Recognize how animals and plants are interdependent.

Predict whether an organism can survive in a particular ecosystem.

Classify organisms as producers, consumers, or decomposers.

United Streaming: The Food Chain Mystery Video (15 min).

United Streaming: Food Chains and Webs

Brain Pop  Food Chains

Identify how organisms obtain food for energy.

Classify organisms as producers, consumers, or decomposers in a food chain or food web.

Hams Hall Pond – Great explanation of vocabulary used in this chapter. Good for lower and middle level ability groups.

Food Chains and Food Webs – Allows students to choose animals to create food chains. Geared toward lower ability levels.

 

Demonstrate interrelationships among organisms in a food chain or food web.

Infer the consequences of a change in the population size of an organism in a food chain or food web.

 

6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3

Chapter 2 - Interactions of Living Things

 

Predict how a specific environmental change might affect the survival of a plant or animal species.

 

Explain how the relationship between the form and function of an organism is associated with survival in a given environment.

Identify adaptations that enhance the survival of organisms in an environment.

Determine which organisms are likely to survive in a particular environment.

Classify plants and animals according to their features.

 

 Kid Genetics  Site explores how genes for many traits are passed down in families from parents to children.

6.5.1,6.5.2,6.5.3

Chapter 3 - Population Changes and Heredity

 

 

Analyze how fossils provide information about the past.

Making Fossils  ( BBC)

Games and Quizzes  Solve prehistoric problems, survive deadly seas or fight for your life as a young Allosaurus. Play games and quizzes inspired by weird and wonderful creatures from the past.

Differentiate between the relative age of fossils in a sedimentary rock diagram.

Determine the geologic age of an object using a diagram or a time line.

 

Evaluate possible causes of extinction.

Identify factors that contribute to extinction.

 

Identify additional lines of scientific evidence, other than fossils, that support the idea of change over time.

Select additional lines of scientific evidence, other than fossils, that illustrate change over time.

 

6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4

Chapter 5 -The Rock and Fossil Record

Second Nine Weeks

 

 

Identify the pull of gravity as the force that holds the planets and their moons in orbit.

Moon Phases – The Moon Internet Activity Sheet including info from NIEHS, NASA, ZOOM Astronomy

The Evergreen Project 

Identify the force that pulls objects toward the Earth.

Gravity – Calculations of weight on planets, moons, and stars.  Complete descriptions of mass, weight, and gravity.

Relate tidal conditions with the position of the moon.

Terry Sams Moon – Info about many aspects of the moon.

The Evergreen Project 

.Predict the type of tide produced by the different positions of the Earth and moon system.

Brain Pop- Ocean Currents(concentrates on the Coriolis Effect, winds, etc.) 

United Streaming Video- Earth Science-Oceans- There are 5 segments in this video; really great with the oceans currents and how the ocean tides work with the pull of the moon/gravity.  Also explains the importance of the force that pulls objects towards the Earth. About 20 Minutes long.

 

Ocean in Motion

Ocean Motion  water motion

Brain Pop Lesson on Energy and Waves

Brain Pop Lesson  Waves

 

 

6.14.2, 6.7.7, 6.7.6, 6.14.2, 6.14.3

Chapter 6 - The Movement of Ocean Water

 

Recognize the basic parts of a wave.

Introduction to Waves (BBC)

The Evergreen Project  - Great site to use for currents, tides and ocean waves

Nature

Identify the wavelength, frequency, and amplitude of a wave.

The Evergreen Project  - Great site to use for currents, tides and ocean waves

Nature

Zoom – Experiment for sound waves

Explain how the properties of sound are related to wavelength, frequency, and amptitude.

 Brain Pop-Waves-hits all three standards for Ch. 15 (really good with types of waves, frequency, wavelength, and amplitude). http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/waves/zoom.weml

Brain Pop-Measuring Waves-GREAT! Explains transverse waves, currents, etc. Also hits on sound, air, water, energy all in relation to waves. http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/measuringwaves/zoom.weml

United Streaming Video-Elements of Physics: Waves: Sound and Electromagnetism-This has 7 segments and is about 20 minutes long. Great video! Goes into detail about the types of waves, common characteristics between different wave types, wavelengths, frequency, amplitude, etc.

 

Sound Waves – Explore the effects of pitch and volume on sound waves.

Waves – Focuses on waves of oceans, sound and light

Fear of Physics – Material for covering sound waves

Hunkin’s Experiments – Experiments to show different sounds and how to produce them with simple materials

 

 

6.14.2, 6.14.3

Chapter 15 - The Energy of Waves

 

Describe the electromagnetic spectrum.

 

Magic Light – Very elementary. Good to use with lower ability group, also can be translated.

What Is Light– Basic introduction to all sections of Ch.17

Catch The Waves - Covers most of light vocabulary and standards for this chapter

Light – Covers many areas of what is needed for this chapter.

What Is Light – Basic introduction to all sections of Ch.17

Brain Pop-Light-hits all of the points addressed in Sections 1,2,3, &4. Illustrates what light is, all different types of light, electromagnetic spectrum, refraction, reflection, and absorption of light, how colors appear in light, radiation, etc. http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/zoom.weml

 

Select examples of refraction, reflection, and absorption of light.

Brain Pop-Light and Color Segments-hit all of the points addressed in Sections 1, 2, 3, &4. Illustrates what light is, all different types of light, electromagnetic spectrum, refraction, reflection, and absorption of light, how colors appear in light, radiation, etc. http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/color/zoom.weml

http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/zoom.weml

*There are several really good Brain Pops for this chapter.

UnitedStreamingVideo-Elements of Physics: Waves: Sound and Electromagnetism- This video has 16 segments and is about 30 minutes long. A really good video that illustrates all of the standards for chapter 17.

Light – covers many areas of what is needed for this chapter.

What Is Light – Basic introduction to all sections of Ch.17

Magic Light – Very elementary. Good to use with lower ability group, also can be translated.

Light and Optics – Reflection/refraction – good visuals

Compare incandescent and fluorescent light with respect to production and efficiency.

Light – covers many areas of what is needed for this chapter.

Science Experiment-a really neat experiment to show students how energy/electricity is transmitted and how light works. Using just a comb and a light bulb   Charging Up A Light Bulb  .

 

 

6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.14.3

Chapter 17 - The Nature of Light

Third Nine Weeks

  Review Jeopardy game on Earth Science

 

Cool Cosmos is a great resource for this unit.

NASA for Kids

Use a model to explain how the tilt of the Earth and its revolution around the sun causes the seasons.

Explore a model of the Earth's Daily Rotation

 

Distinguish between a day, month, and year based on the movements of the Earth, sun, and moon.

Explore a model of the Earth's Daily Rotation

 

Differentiate between a solar and a lunar eclipse.

Lunar and Solar Eclipses - This site had 3D simulations of lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, and Moon phases.

Select the diagram that reflects the Earth/sun relationship that accounts for the four seasons.

6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4

Chapter 7 - Climate

 

Differentiate among the components of the universe.  What is in Space? from Cool Cosmos

 

Categorize the components of the universe (i.e., stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors).

6.7.1, 6.7.2, 6.7.3, 6.7.4, 6.7.5, 6.7.6, 6.7.7

Chapter 8 - Formation of the Solar System

 

Differentiate between planets according to specific characteristics.

Construct a model of the solar system. 

 

Illustrate the positions of the Earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses. 

The Constellations and the Stars

 

6.7.1, 6.7.2, 6.7.3, 6.7.4, 6.7.5, 6.7.6, 6.7.7

Chapter 9 - A Family of Planets

 

Stars pages 266-270

Fourth Nine Weeks

 

 

 

Understand the law of conservation of energy.

Recognize a variety of energy transformations.

Infer the impact of nuclear power on humans and the environment.

Predict the direction of heat flow between objects.

Explain the difference between the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.

Explain how magnets are involved in the production of electricity.

Distinguish among heat, chemical, electrical, and mechanical energy.

 

6.14.1, 6.14.6, 6.14.10, 6.14.11

Chapter 12 - Energy and Energy Resources

 

 

Predict the direction of heat flow between objects.

Explain the difference between the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.

Explain how magnets are involved in the production of electricity.

Distinguish among heat, chemical, electrical, and mechanical energy.

 

6.14.1, 6-14.3. 6.14.5

Chapter 13 - Heat and Heat Technology

 

 

Evaluate possible causes of extinction.

Where Have All the Animals Gone?

Creatures In Trouble - United Streaming video

When It’s Gone It’s Gone

What causes extinction?

What Happened to the Wooly Mammoth

Identify factors that contribute to extinction.

BrainPop

Interpret how humans impact ecosystems.

Are Humans Making Chimps Sick?

Why We Should Care

Green Facts

Good information for the teacher to use in lecture.

Protect Sharks

Congo Gorilla  This site has numerous facts related to human interactions     in the Congo as well as games students can play.

Can Frogs Really Tell Us What’s Wrong

Ecosystems and human interactions

Identify factors that contribute to extinction.

Interpret how humans impact ecosystems.

 

6.14.5

Chapter 4 - Environmental Problems and Solutions