6th Grade / 6to Grado



    Not necessarily in this exact order…


    Some questions this course will investigate are:



    1. How do scientists use measurement?
    2. What is the common language of measurement in the world of science?
    3. What can be measured?
    4. How are various things measured?
    5. Why do we measure?



    1. What is a variable and how is it used in a controlled environment versus a non-controlled environment?

    2. Can the motion of an object be described by its position, direction, motion, or speed?

    3. How can motion be measured and represented on a graph?

    4. How can one design and conduct a scientific investigation to answer questions?

    5. How is a system a set of related objects that can be studied in isolation?

    6. How are time and volume measured?



    Earth’s Interior Processes:

    1. How do geologists learn about Earth’s inner structure?

    2. Identify the characteristics of Earth’s crust, mantle, and core.

    3. What was Alfred Wegener’s hypothesis about the continents?

    4. What evidence did Wegener use to support his hypothesis?

    5. Why did other scientists of Wegener’s time reject his hypothesis?

    6. What evidence was used to support sea-floor spreading?

    7. What steps are involved in the cycle of sea-floor spreading and subduction?


    Planetary Science:

    1. How do the Earth, Moon, and Sun affect each other?

    2. How can we use real data to make conclusions about phenomena we cannot actively witness?

    3. How can we make inferences and predictions as to the formation of the celestial bodies using simulated events?

    4. How will using photographs help us to interpret features and predict positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun?

    5. How can we make models by using photographs and imagery that is not drawn to scale?


    * One week of Outdoor Education, a.k.a. Sixth Grade Camp*

    *School Science Fair or Classroom Science Fair*