Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Plant Processes

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

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-06-3.4.2. Biological Science: Students will make inferences about the factors influencing behavior based on data/evidence of various organism's behaviors.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-6-ET. Big Idea: Energy Transformations (Unifying Concepts) - Energy transformations are inherent in almost every system in the universe - from tangible examples at the elementary level, such as heat production in simple Earth and physical systems to more abstract ideas beginning at middle school, such as those transformations involved in the growth, dying and decay of living systems. The use of models to illustrate the often invisible and abstract notions of energy transfer will aid in conceptualization, especially as students move from the macroscopic level of observation and evidence (primarily elementary school) to the microscopic interactions at the atomic level (middle and high school levels). (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
SC-6-ET-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will identify Earth processes influenced by energy from the sun (e.g. water cycle, nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis) and describe the sun's role in those processes
SC-6-ET-S-4. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe the role of photosynthesis in energy storage within plants
SC-6-ET-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that energy, in the form of sunlight, is transformed by a chemical reaction in plant cells (photosynthesis) to form essential nutrients for the plant to live and grow.
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-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will obtain information from observations, models and other sources to explain the functions of cells necessary to sustain life
SC-6-UD-S-4. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will design and conduct scientific investigations to make inferences about factors influencing the behavior of organisms, and compare the results with those of investigations done by others
SC-6-UD-S-5. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the relative influence of heredity and experience on the behavior of organisms
SC-6-UD-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the behavior of an organism can be influenced by both heredity and experiences. The relative influence of these factors can be inferred by careful observation/data collection over a period of time.