Idaho Standards 6th Grade Science Activities
Printable Sixth Grade Science Worksheets and Study Guides.
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ID.1. Nature of Science: Students gather evidence to differentiate between predictions, observations, and inferences. Students read, give, and execute technical instructions.
1.2. Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanation
6.S.1.2.1. The student will be able to explain how observations and data are used as evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions. (618.02.a)
6.S.1.2.2. The student will be able to use observations to make inferences. (618.02.b)
6.S.1.2.3. The student will be able to use models to explain or demonstrate a concept. (618.02.c)
1.5. Understand Concepts of Form and Function
6.S.1.5.1. The student will be able to analyze how the shape or form of an object or system is frequently related to its use and/or function. (618.05.a)
1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
6.S.1.6.2. The student will be able to conduct scientific investigations using a control and variables. Repeat same experiment using alternate variables. (619.02.b)
6.S.1.6.3. The student will be able to select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data. (619.02.c)
6.S.1.6.4. The student will be able to use evidence to analyze data in order to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models. (619.2.d)
ID.2. Physical Science: Students compare and contrast elements, compounds and mixtures. Students explore the effects of force and energy on objects.
2.1. Understand the Structure and Function of Matter and Molecules and Their Interactions
6.S.2.1.1. The student will be able to compare and contrast the differences among elements, compounds and mixtures. (620.01.a)
6.S.2.1.2. The student will be able to define the properties of matter. (620.01.b)
6.S.2.1.3. The student will be able to compare densities of equal volumes of a solid, a liquid, or a gas. (619.01.c)
6.S.2.1.4. The student will be able to describe the effect of temperature on density. (620.01.c)
6.S.2.1.5. The student will be able to explain the nature of physical change and how it relates to physical properties (the distance between molecules as water changes from ice to liquid water, and to water vapor). (620.01.d)
2.2. Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces
6.S.2.2.1. The student will be able to describe the effects of different forces (gravity and friction) on the movement, speed, and direction of an object. (620.03.d)
ID.3. Biology: Students understand the building blocks of organisms.
3.3. Understand the Cell is the Basis of Form and Function for All Living Things
6.S.3.3.1. The student will be able to identify the different structural levels of which an organism is comprised (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms). (621.01.a)
6.S.3.3.2. The student will be able to analyze the structural differences between plant and animal cells. (621.01.b)
6.S.3.3.3. The student will be able to describe how traits are passed from parents to offspring. (621.01.c)
ID.4. Earth and Space Systems: Students understand and explain the relationship among the systems on Earth, such as solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms.
4.1. Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems
6.S.4.1.1. The student will be able to explain the interactions among the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms. (624.01.a)
6.S.4.1.2. The student will be able to explain the water cycle and its relationship to weather and climate. (624.01.b)
6.S.4.1.3. The student will be able to identify cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds and how they relate to weather changes. (624.01.c)
ID.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students identify issues for environmental studies and understand the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
5.1. Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced
6.S.5.1.1. The student will be able to identify issues for environmental studies. (626.01.a)
5.3. Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them
6.S.5.3.1. The student will be able to explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources. (626.03.a)
ID.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.
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.
ID.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.6-8.2. 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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