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Course: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE LIFE Time Standards Activities Period 6.1.7, 6.4.1, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, Discussion and notes on Life Processes. Approx. 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7 Discuss the three types of microscopes. Students will investigate various 12 weeks


6.1.9, 6.4.12, 6.4.13, 6.5.5, 6.5.7

6.3.15, 6.4.2, 6.4.11, 6.7.1, 6.7.3

Worksheets Quizzes Tests materials using a hand lens. Discussion Demonstrate proper microscope use and the names of various microscope parts. Using a complex microscope, student will look at slides and compare Power Point Presentations Graphs and contrast plant and animal cells. Draw each type of cell in the science Charts folder and label the various cell parts. Drawings Play "Musical Cells" as a review. Contests Demonstrate diffusion by placing an egg in vinegar, then corn syrup, and Mapping skills then water. Predict what will happen to the egg before each part of the Science folder activity. Student Reports Discussion and notes on chromosomes and DNA. Demonstration with Vocabulary sheets M&M's randomly picked from a bag, similar to the process of the 23 chromosomes from the father and 23 from the mother. Demonstration making DNA from liver. Discussion and notes on cell reproduction called mitosis, with activity worksheet. Reproduction of sexual cells called meiosis with activity worksheet. Introduce the Five Kingdoms of Living Things by using old albums to brainstorm ideas on how to classify the collection into organized groups. Notes on The Five Kingdoms with examples from each kingdom. Kingdom I--Animals, list phyla on the board and students give examples of each. Question students as to how the animals are advancing in complexity as the phyla are listed. Kingdom II-Plants, go through the same procedure as with animals. Kingdom III-Fungi--Students will invent a recipe to grow mold. Demonstration using yeast and a balloon attached to a pop bottle, showing the CO2 gas given off by the living yeast. Kingdom IV--Protists Transparencies showing Ameba, Paramecium, and Euglena. Use microscope to look at each on a slide, draw each in science folder. Kingdom V--Monerans, Discuss good and bad of bacteria. List diseases caused by bacteria and make yogurt and ricotta cheese to show the good use of bacteria

6.1.8, 6.1.9

Compare and contrast virus to bacteria. List diseases caused by virus.

6.3.17, 6.4.1, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.5.6

6.1.9, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.16, 6.7.3

Discussion and notes on producers, primary and secondary consumers, and decomposers. Explain and "sing" the Cycle of Life. Discussion and notes on the formula explaining photosynthesis. Discuss the place of photosynthesis in terms of life on earth. Discuss predator - prey. Show fox and mouse population and weather graph. Look at collection of animal jaws and teeth, from these students will determine if the animal is an herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. Worksheet on consumer, producers, and decomposers, a food web and food chain, and DDT entering into the food web. Students will interpret data and predict how DDT has impacted life. Bird adaptations worksheet. !00% on worksheet , students become Honorary John James Audubon Junior National Bird Society. This membership leads to a mini-report on John James Audubon.

Course: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE BIOMES Time Standards Activities Period

Approx. 6 Weeks Transparency of world showing the biomes, from this students will identify and name the various biomes. Color a world map showing the biomes.


Worksheets Quizzes Tests Discussion Power Point Presentations Graphs Charts Drawings Contests Mapping skills Student Reports Vocabulary sheets Science folder


6.2.1, 6.2.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.4

Using a calculator, convert the Celsius temperature ranges for each biome into Fahrenheit temperatures. Mark this on a temperature and precipitation chart for each biome. Using this information, compare and contrast the the temperatures and precipitation of each biome and how these factors determine plant life and therefore animal life. Prepare a graph showing temperature range for each biome. Color a map of North and South America, name each biome area and make a key. Worksheet over all 6 land biomes and 2 water habitats. Discuss each biome as it is checked. Group projects for the 6 land biomes and 2 water habitats. Each member of the group will research information, draw and color a postcard with a representative scene from the assigned biome. The picture should include at least 2 animals and 2 plants that represent the biome. The group is also responsible for a map of their biome in North America and/or South America, a chart describing the soil in the biome , and a temperature and precipitation chart. The charts and postcards will be used in an oral report and displayed in the hall. Jeopardy with Alex Truebeck is played to review for the test. The Killer Jack Rabbit story is told to give a real life adventure in the Tiaga.

6.2.3, 6.2.7, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.15, 6.4.8, 6.5.1

6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.5.4, 6.5.6

Prepare a bar graph showing the daily high and low temperatures for Indianapolis for one month. At the end of the month the mean, mode, and median is figured for each the high and the low temperature. Students will prepare a line graph the next month, and a graph of their choice the next month to show the high and low temperatures.

Course: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE MATTER Time Standards Activities Period

Approx. 11 weeks 6.1.7, 6.3.20,


6.1.8, 6.3.17, 6.6.1, 6.6.2 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.7, 6.3.16, 6.3.19, 6.3.23,

Prepare an "On-Going" vocabulary sheet. Vocabulary for the entire unit Worksheets will be given, all definitions must be interpreted and drawn after the word is Quizzes defined in the lesson. Tests Discussion and notes on matter, mass, and weight. Demonstration on Discussion matter using two different size balloons showing that air is matter and has Power Point Presentation mass. A rock in a tub of water shows that two objects cannot occupy the Graphs same space. Charts Worksheet with students using a scale balance and finding mass, and a Drawings scale finding weight. Contests Figure weight on the moon and on Venus. Figure mass on the moon and Mapping skills Venus which will lead students to the conclusion that weight changes Student reports due to gravity and mass stays the same. Vocabulary sheets Demonstrations to show volume and density. Students will work volume Science Folder problems using V = L x W x H. Students will work density problems using v volume formula and density formula : D = D/V Introduce atoms with facts about atoms from Reactions Newsletter. 10,000 dot handout with demonstration of large numbers. Mystery boxes--How predictions and theories are made when matter is not seen. Students will predict what is in the box based on information gained from the sealed box. Explain why they made the guesses they did. Discussion and notes on atoms and their charges. Demonstration with magnets, batteries, static electricity and students will interpret how this is related to sub-atomic particles. Handout personal Periodic Chart and supplemental information sheet on atoms, 2 models of atoms, shells, charges of each subatomic particle, atomic number and mass number. Practice using Periodic Chart. Activity using the Periodic Chart. Go over various elements with students taking notes while it is being checked. Students will work problems figuring protons, electrons, and neutrons from the atomic number, mass number and periodic chart. Relay races working problems.


Contest to find the Grand Atomic Problem Solver. 6.2.7 Students will research and orally give a report on an element. Examples will be shown of good element reports. From research books and the Internet, information will be compiled and written into a rough draft. Paper will be given for the report and when completed an oral report will be given. The report must include a description of the element, uses, and a favorite fact from the research. Video on Atoms. Discussion and notes on compounds and chemical reactions.. Show different examples of compounds. Demonstration on endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions. Discussion and notes on molecules. Explain name changes, names derived from the formula, prefixes used in formulas, how to count atoms in the formula, and show models of molecules. Molecule worksheet. Students will have several pop quizzes on formula names and names from the formula. Discussion and notes on acids. PH scale shown and its relation to acids explained.. Examples of acids. Discussion and notes on bases. PH scale and its relation to bases explained Examples of bases. Demonstrate the indicators grape juice, cabbage juice, and litmus paper. Students will predict if the solution is an acid or a base. Crossword puzzle to review matter. Acid and base lab using litmus paper to test various substances to see if an acid, base, or neutral. Students will use a lab sheet to record results.

6.3.18, 6.3.19, 6.5.5, 6.7.2


Course: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE SPACE Time Standards Activities Period

Approx. 6 weeks 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.7, 6.3.10, 6.3.21 Moon activity - Students in small groups will see a list of the 15 items saved from a spacecraft crash on the moon. The students will discuss and predict the order of the items saved when listed from the most important to the least important. Students will give reasons for their #1 item and their #15 item. Groups will figure error points as compared to NASA's answers. The group which has the lowest number of error points will be the honorary moon flight crew and the individual with the lowest error points will be the honorary captain. Students will answer worksheet questions over the inner planets. The students will use a "textbook" made from various resources. The planets will be discussed as worksheets are checked. Students will draw planet models. The planets will be drawn to the scale of 1 cm = 1,000 km. The planets are to be colored appropriately, and any special features added. Demonstrate the phases of the moon by using a balloon painted half white and half black and a bright lamp. Make a star chart. Filmstrip/video on inner planets. Students will answer worksheet questions over the outer planets. The planets will be discussed as worksheets are checked. Students will draw planet models. The planets will be drawn to the scale of 1 cm = 10,000km for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Pluto will be drawn to the scale of 1 cm = 1,000km. The planets are to be colored appropriately, and any special features added.


Worksheet Quizzes Tests Discussion Power Point Presentations Graphs Charts Science folder Drawings Contests Mapping skills Student reports Vocabulary sheets

6.1.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.3.6, 6.6.1

Display 1 set of models of the planets all drawn to the same scale at the proper distance from each other according to the distance scale. Students will figure the scale distance from an activity in the "textbook". Models on display will all be drawn to the same scale of 1cm = 1,000km. Filmstrip/video on outer planets.


COURSE: Science Environment Time Standard per. 6.3.8, 6.3.14 Approx. 1 week


Environmental Days: Demonstration making paper. Students will draw posters with an environmental theme. Contest to choose the 12 best posters to be used to decorate the classroom the next year. Students will make quilt squares with their individual promises to the Earth. Demonstration showing how the Danville landfill is constructed. Students will write environmental suggestions or compliments to the City of Danville. See a film on glass making and the recycling of glass. Students will make a leaf or bark rubbing.


Participation Science folder Discussion Drawings Contests

Course: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE MISCELLANEOUS Time Standards Activities Period

Throughout the year 6.1.6, 6.2.3, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.6.3. Student will research and prepare a report on a scientist or inventor. Reports will include the scientist's life, his contribution to the world, a picture of the scientist/inventor, and a visual aide showing the invention, contribution, or something important about the person. This will be presented in a Power Point presentation. Demonstration and discussion at each seasonal change showing the position of the Earth (globe) and the Sun (a lamp) to cause the new season. Current events will be discussed in class as they happen throughout the year. Science World Magazine will be read, and discussed after each test throughout the year. Scientific Tidbits: Science tidbits of high interest put on the board daily and discussed . Careers in science discussed in each unit. Careers also highlighted in Science World Magazine. Covered in Computer class Also covered in social studies Also covered in social studies Also covered in math Also covered in social studies Also covered in math


Discussion Worksheets Participation Drawings Science Folder

6.1.1, 6.3.5, 6.3.21 6.2.4, 6.2.6, 6.2.8, 6.3.8, 6.3.22, 6.4.12, 6.4.13 6.2.9, 6.2.4, 6.2.8, 6.3.22 6.1.5, 6.1.4 6.1.6 6.3.9 6.3.10 6.5.1 6.5.3 6.5.7



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