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Arkansas Standards for Sixth Grade Science

AR.1. Nature of Science: Characteristics and Processes of Science: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of the characteristics and processes of science using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

NS.1.6.2. Processes of Science: Apply components of experimental design used to produce empirical evidence: hypothesis, replication, sample size, appropriate use of control, use of standardized variables

NS.1.6.3. Processes of Science: Compare scientific data using mean, median, mode, and range using SI units

NS.1.6.4. Processes of Science: Construct and interpret scientific data using data tables/charts, bar and double bar graphs, line graphs, stem and leaf plots, line graphs

NS.1.6.5. Processes of Science: Communicate results and conclusions from scientific inquiry

NS.1.6.6. Processes of Science: Develop and implement strategies for long-term, accurate data collection

NS.1.6.9. Characteristics of Science: Define and give examples of laws and theories

AR.10. Earth and Space Science: Objects in the Universe: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of objects in the universe using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.10.6.2. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare the distance of the following: from the sun to Earth (light minutes), from the next nearest star to Earth (light years)

ESS.10.6.3. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Describe how astronomers measure distance to stars

ESS.10.6.4. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Calculate the rate at which we would have to travel to other stars and planets in our solar system using current technology

ESS.10.6.5. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Explain the effect of the sun on comets

ESS.10.6.6. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare and contrast comets, meteors, and asteroids by size, orbits, nucleus, mass

ESS.10.6.7. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Model moon phases demonstrating the position of Earth, moon, and sun

ESS.10.6.8. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Compare and contrast solar eclipse and lunar eclipse

ESS.10.6.9. Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moons, Planets, Galaxies: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to the sun and space travel

AR.2. Life Science: Living Systems: Characteristics, Structure, and Function: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of living systems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.2.6.1. Structure and Function: Observe, describe, and illustrate plant and animal tissues: muscle, blood, skin, xylem, phloem

LS.2.6.2. Structure and Function: Illustrate the hierarchical relationships of cells, tissues, and organs

LS.2.6.3. Structure and Function: Investigate the functions of tissues

LS.2.6.4. Structure and Function: Model and explain the functions of animal organs: heart, lung, kidneys, eyes, ears, skin, teeth

LS.2.6.5. Structure and Function: Model and explain the function of plant organs: leaves, roots, stems, flowers

LS.2.6.6. Structure and Function: Dissect organs, including but not limited to heart, eye, lung, stem, root

LS.2.6.7. Structure and Function: Describe the relationship between organ function and the following needs of cells: oxygen, food, water, waste removal

LS.2.6.8. Structure and Function: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to tissues and organs

AR.3. Life Science: Life Cycles, Reproduction, and Heredity: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of life cycles, reproduction, and heredity using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

LS.3.6.1. Heredity and Reproduction: Describe characteristics of plants and animals manipulated through selective breeding

LS.3.6.2. Heredity and Reproduction: Predict the outcome of selective breeding practices over several generations

LS.3.6.3. Heredity and Reproduction: Relate the development of Earth's present-day complex species from earlier, distinctly different simpler species

LS.3.6.4. Heredity and Reproduction: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to adaptations and selective breeding

LS.3.6.5. Regulation and Behavior: Describe behavioral adaptations of organisms to the environment: hibernation, estivation, tropism, territorial behavior, migration

LS.3.6.6. Regulation and Behavior: Differentiate between innate behaviors (migration, web spinning, defensive posture, communication, imprinting) and learned behaviors (speaking a language, using tools, hunting skills)

LS.3.6.7. Regulation and Behavior: Describe the following structural adaptations for survival in the environment: coloration, mimicry, odor glands, beaks, feet, wings, fur, ears, spines, teeth, thorns, characteristics of seeds

LS.3.6.8. Regulation and Behavior: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to learned and innate behaviors

AR.4. Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of populations and ecosystems using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology.

LS.4.6.1. Populations and Ecosystems: Identify environmental conditions that can affect the survival of individual organisms and entire species

LS.4.6.2. Populations and Ecosystems: Conduct simulations demonstrating competition for resources within an ecosystem

LS.4.6.3. Populations and Ecosystems: Conduct simulations demonstrating natural selection

LS.4.6.4. Populations and Ecosystems: Analyze natural selection

AR.5. Physical Science: Matter: Properties and Changes: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of matter, including properties and changes, using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.5.6.1. Properties of Matter: Identify common examples of chemical properties: ability to burn, ability to produce light, ability to react with other substances

PS.5.6.10. Properties of Matter: Investigate scientists, careers, and historical breakthroughs related to chemical properties and chemical changes

PS.5.6.2. Properties of Matter: Compare and contrast characteristics of physical and chemical properties

PS.5.6.4. Properties of Matter: Apply skills of scientific investigation to determine density using SI units

PS.5.6.5. Properties of Matter: Construct a density column using a minimum of four different liquids (e.g., alcohol, colored water, syrup, oil)

PS.5.6.6. Properties of Matter: Use a density column to test the density of various solid objects (e.g., piece of candy, cork, candle, paper clip, egg)

PS.5.6.7. Properties of Matter: Identify characteristics of chemical changes: burning, production of a new substance, production of light, color change, endothermic and exothermic reactions, reactivity

PS.5.6.8. Properties of Matter: Conduct investigations comparing and contrasting physical and chemical changes

AR.6. Physical Science: Motion and Forces: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of motion and forces using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.6.6.1. Motion and Forces: Compare and contrast simple machines and compound machines

PS.6.6.10. Motion and Forces: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to compound machines and forces

PS.6.6.2. Motion and Forces: Identify and analyze the simple machines that make up a compound machine

PS.6.6.3. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations of various forces using SI units (newton)

PS.6.6.4. Motion and Forces: Recognize and give examples of different types of forces: gravitational forces, magnetic forces, friction

PS.6.6.5. Motion and Forces: Understand why objects have weight

PS.6.6.6. Motion and Forces: Compare and contrast weight and mass

PS.6.6.7. Motion and Forces: Describe the effects of force: move a stationary object, speed up, slow down or change the direction of motion, change the shape of objects

PS.6.6.8. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations to demonstrate change in direction caused by force

PS.6.6.9. Motion and Forces: Conduct investigations to calculate the change in speed caused by applying forces to an object

AR.7. Physical Science: Energy and Transfer of Energy: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of energy and transfer of energy using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

PS.7.6.1. Energy: Classify examples of energy forms: chemical, electromagnetic, mechanical, thermal, nuclear

PS.7.6.2. Energy: Summarize the application of the law of conservation of energy in real world situations: electrical energy into mechanical energy, electrical energy into heat, chemical energy into mechanical energy, chemical energy into light

PS.7.6.3. Energy: Conduct investigations demonstrating how energy can be converted from one form to another

PS.7.6.4. Energy: Investigate the transfer of energy in real world situations: conduction, convection, radiation

AR.8. Earth and Space Science: Earth Systems: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's structure and properties using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.8.6.1. Structure and Properties: Identify and diagram the layers of the Earth: crust, mantle, inner and outer core

ESS.8.6.10. Structure and Properties: Identify the effects of earthquakes on Earth's surface: tsunamis, floods, changes in natural and man-made structures

ESS.8.6.11. Structure and Properties: Investigate and map patterns of earthquake and volcanic activity

ESS.8.6.12. Structure and Properties: Locate earthquake belts on Earth: Mediterranean-Trans-Asiatic, Circum-Pacific (Ring of Fire)

ESS.8.6.13. Structure and Properties: Analyze how earthquake occurrences are recorded (seismograph) and measured (Richter scale)

ESS.8.6.14. Structure and Properties: Model the effect of major geological events on land and ocean features: mountain building, ocean trenches, island formation, mid-ocean ridges

ESS.8.6.15. Structure and Properties: Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to internal forces that change the Earth

ESS.8.6.2. Structure and Properties: Model the layers of the Earth

ESS.8.6.3. Structure and Properties: Model how convection currents in the mantle affect lithosphere movement

ESS.8.6.4. Structure and Properties: Conduct investigations to identify the variables within volcanoes that cause different types of eruptions

ESS.8.6.5. Structure and Properties: Diagram and explain how volcanoes work

ESS.8.6.6. Structure and Properties: Explain how volcanic activity relates to mountain formation

ESS.8.6.8. Structure and Properties: Compare and contrast the different land forms caused by Earth's internal forces: mountains, plateaus, trenches, islands

ESS.8.6.9. Structure and Properties: Research local, regional, and state landforms created by internal forces in the earth: Ozark Plateau, Crater of Diamonds, Ouachita Mountains, New Madrid Fault

AR.9. Earth and Space Science: Earth's History: Students shall demonstrate and apply knowledge of Earth's history using appropriate safety procedures, equipment, and technology

ESS.9.6.1. Earth's History: Research methods of determining geologic time: fossil records, mountain building, rock sequencing

ESS.9.6.2. Earth's History: Model rock layer sequencing based on characteristics of fossils

ESS.9.6.3. Earth's History: Analyze evidence that supports the theory of plate tectonics: matching coastlines, similar rock types, fossil record

AR.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Craft and Structure

RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RST.6-8.7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
RST.6-8.9. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

AR.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Production and Distribution of Writing

WHST.6-8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

WHST.6-8.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

Text Types and Purposes

WHST.6-8.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
WHST.6-8.1(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
WHST.6-8.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.6-8.2(a) Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
WHST.6-8.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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