SCIENCE STANDARDS
1. Students should understand how
mathematics and science are related.
2. Students should recognize the
importance of describing objects mathematically.
3. Students should recognize design
in nature.
4. Students should be able to design
an experiment.
5. Students should be able to
compare and contrast objectively.
6. Students should have the ability
to obtain data, graph, interpret, and conclude.
7. Students should recognize the
importance of motion form the smallest particle to the universe.
8. Students should be able to
observe different motion.
9. Students should be able to
observe motion in fluids.
10. Students should begin to
understand flight.
11. Students should observe
aerodynamic design.
12. Students should be able to
compare phenomena in gravity and micro gravity.
13. Students should think about the future of space
exploration.
OVERVIEW OF SIXTH GRADE
SCIENCE AND MATH
WEEK 1.
PRE: Investigating critical thinking.
LAB: Exploring topology of a closed surface.
POST: Exploring how math and science are related.
WEEK 2.
PRE: Exploring how mathematical sequences are found in nature.
LAB: Exploring design.
POST: Designing an experiment.
WEEK 3.
PRE: Discussing how fibers become fibers.
LAB: Comparing and contrasting different fibers.
POST: Investigating fibers present in your home.
PHYSICS
WEEK 4.
PRE: Investigating matter and its
interactions.
LAB: Exploring the nature of motion.
POST: Exploring the different laws of motion.
WEEK 5.
PRE: Exploring the motion of fluids.
LAB: Observing and recording motion of fluids.
POST: Investigating fluids in motion.
TECHNOLOGY
WEEK 6.
PRE: Investigating Bernoulli's
principle.
LAB: Experimenting with different types of gliders.
POST: Exploring forces that affect gliders.
WEEK 7.
PRE: Exploring how design can overcome friction.
LAB: Investigating aerodynamic design.
POST: Comparing rockets and airplanes.
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
WEEK 8.
PRE: Exploring living requirements in space.
LAB: Observing toys in space.
POST: Designing a space station.
