Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Moving and Controlling the Body

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Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.10. Students organize information through development and use of classification rules and systems.
1.4. Students make sense of the various messages to which they listen.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.1. Science: Students understand scientific ways of thinking and working and use those methods to solve real-life problems.
2.3. Science: Students identify and analyze systems and the ways their components work together or affect each other.
2.5. Science: Students understand that under certain conditions nature tends to remain the same or move toward a balance.
2.6. Science: Students understand how living and nonliving things change over time and the factors that influence the changes.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1
SC-06-3.4. Unity and Diversity: In middle school, students begin to compare, contrast and classify the microscopic features of organisms - the cells, as well as investigate reproduction as the essential process to the continuation of all species. Expected patterns of genetic traits are predicted. Distinctions are made between learned behaviors and inherited traits.
SC-06-3.4.1. Biological Science: Students will describe the relationship between cells, tissues, and organs in order to explain their function in multicellular organisms.
SC-06-3.5. Biological Change: At the middle school level, students study relationships among populations and ecosystems that contribute to the success or demise of a specific population or species. Students construct basic explanations that can account for the great diversity among organisms.
SC-06-3.5.2. Biological Science: Students will understand that regulation of an organism's internal environment involves sensing the internal environment and changing physiological activities to keep conditions within the range required to survive. Maintaining a stable internal environment is essential for an organism's survival.
KY.CC.6-8.WHST. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Text Types and Purposes
6-8.WHST.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
6-8.WHST.2.d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
KY.CC.CCRA-W. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
Text Types and Purposes
CCRA-W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-6-BC. Big Idea: Biological Change (Biological Science) - The only thing certain is that everything changes. At the middle school level, students study relationships among populations and ecosystems that contribute to the success or demise of a specific population or species. Students construct basic explanations that can account for the great diversity among organisms. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6)
SC-6-BC-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will explain how various organisms sense (e.g. hunger, fatigue, temperature awareness) and control their internal environments (e.g. fat metabolism, adrenaline release, perspiration) and how this contributes to their survival
SC-6-BC-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that sensing and controlling internal processes in response to the external environment are essential for an organism's survival, regardless of how simple or complex it is.
SC-6-BC-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that scientists vary widely in what they study and how they do their work. While there is no fixed set of steps they follow, the basic process of science involves collecting relevant evidence, logical reasoning and the use of imaginative thinking in constructing explanations for what they observe.
SC-6-UD. Big Idea: Unity and Diversity (Biological Science) - All matter is comprised of the same basic elements, goes through the same kinds of energy transformations, and uses the same kinds of forces to move. Living organisms are no exception. In middle school, students begin to compare, contrast, and classify the microscopic features of organisms - the cells, as well as investigate reproduction as the essential process to the continuation of all species. Expected patterns of genetic traits are predicted. Distinctions are made between learned behaviors and inherited traits. Emphasis at every level should be placed upon the understanding that while every living thing is composed of similar small constituents that combine in predictable ways, it is the subtle variations within these small building blocks that account for both the likenesses and differences in form and function that create the diversity of life. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5)
SC-6-UD-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe and represent (e.g. construct a chart, diagram, or graphic organizer) relationships between and among levels of organization for structure and function, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms (e.g., bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, animals) and ecosystems
SC-6-UD-U-1. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that cells are the fundamental units that perform the basic functions needed to sustain life. Some organisms contain only a single cell, while others may have many millions of specialized cells grouped together in cooperative systems with specific functions (tissues and/or organs).

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