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WELCOME. Sixth Grade 2013/2014. Science Curriculum. 1 st Quarter. Scientific Inquiry Lab Safety Measurement Plants Cells. Students use scientific processes to:. Question Plan and conduct investigations Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather data

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Sixth Grade


Science Curriculum

1st Quarter

Scientific Inquiry

Lab Safety




Students use scientific processes to:

  • Question

  • Plan and conduct investigations

  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather data

  • Think critically and logically about relationships between evidence and explanations

  • Communicate results

Plants: Relate and describe the following structures of living organisms to their functions

  • Transpiration – stomata, roots, xylem, phloem

  • Absorption – roots, xylem, phloem

  • Response to stimulus (phototropism, hydrotropism, geotropism) – roots, xylem, phloem

2nd Quarter


Body Systems

Structure and Function in Living Systems

  • Explain the importance of water to organisms

  • Describe the basic structure of a cell

  • Describe the function of cell parts

  • Differentiate between plant and animal cells

Animals: Relate and describe the following structures of living organisms to their functions:


  • Respiration – gills, lungs

  • Digestion – stomach, intestines

  • Circulation – heart, veins, arteries, capillaries

  • Locomotion – muscles, skeleton

Animals Cont.

  • Describe how the nervous system interacts with these systems:

    • Respiration

    • Digestion

    • Circulation

    • Locomotion

  • Explain how the human body contracts and fights illnesses and diseases.

Energy & Science and It’s Impact on Society

3rd Quarter



Transfer of energy

Physical Science


  • Renewable and nonrenewable resources

  • Ways energy can be stored and transformed

  • How thermal energy can be transferred

Energy Continued

  • Compare the pros and cons of alternate energy sources and the technology behind them.

  • Explain why all energy sources should be conserved.

Earth’s Processes and Systems

4th Quarter

Describe layers of the atmosphere

Structures of lakes, rivers, oceans

Water cycle


Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

  • Describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment.

  • Understand the impact of technology.


  • Planners

  • White board

  • Website

It’s important to check the whiteboard everyday.

Class assignments will be written in blue,

homework assignments will be written in green,

and tests will be written in red.



  • Grades are weighted.

  • 80% Assessment

    • Tests & Quizzes

    • Projects

    • Lab Reports

  • 20% Class Work and Homework


Projects are marked down 10% each day for three days. After three days it’s a zero.

Tests ---Study guides and notes are provided for test. In most cases the study guides or notes are given a week before the tests.

Homework and Class work

Full credit can be earned for work submitted on time.

Any work submitted after one day will receive half credit

Any work two or more days late will receive a zero


  • Students who are absent should check the website or their agendas for details. You receive one day to make up work for each day you are absent. We do make exceptions.

  • If students are gone for a few days please notify the teachers and office ahead of time.

Contact Information

  • Contact me at [email protected] or Call at 480- 541-6108

  • E-mail is the best way to get in touch with me.

  • Expect up to 24 hours for response

  • Altadena Math and Science Clubs

  • If your student is interested in joining a math or science club…

  • Contact their math or science teacher

  • Print off the registration form on the Altadena Website under Activities

  • Here is a list of the clubs this year:

  • Math Counts

  • 6th Grade Math Competition

  • Future City

  • Junkbox Wars

  • Science Olympiad

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