Grade 6 Science

  • The sixth grade curriculum will focus on structure and function through analyzing the macro- and microscopic world.  Students will begin by learning Earth’s place in the universe. We will explore the Earth’s relationships in our solar system, galaxy and universe that depend on the forces around us including gravity and energy.  Students will then focus on Geologic History and Biological Evolution. This will enable students to develop an understanding of how organisms, environments, and Earth’s surface have all changed over time. Students will discover the basic unit of life: cells.  As students learn about the structure and function of the cell, they will transition to the organization of organisms and how body systems interact. Students will continue with the study of matter and its interactions, developing the tools and skills essential for inquiry based learning.  Students will end the year with an understanding of the transfer of energy in the form of waves through different mediums.