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Sixth Grade Science

Grade 6 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on physical science. National standards in science are organized as multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.

North East Independent School District has organized its Grade 6 Science Program in the following manner in order to accomoadate the standards that are required to be taught. This website provides students and parents with the opportunity to find resources that can be used at home to help reinforce the science concepts taught in class.

 

Semester
Disiplinary Core Idea
Instructional Unit
Timing
Resource Links
Fall Semester The Nature of Science Investigation Design and Safety 1 week (8/26-8/30) Click Here for Unit Resources
Geology

Earth Structure

1 week (9/3-9/6) Click Here for Unit Resources
Rocks and Minerals 2 weeks (9/9-9/20) Click Here for Unit Resources
Plate Tectonics 3 weeks (9/23-10/11) Click Here for Unit Resources
Energy Energy Resources 1 week (10/15-10/18) Click Here for Unit Resources
Energy Transformations 2 weeks (10/21-11/1) Click Here for Unit Resources
Physics Changing Forces 2 weeks (11/4-11/15) Click Here for Unit Resources
Changing Motion 2 weeks (11/18-12/6) Click Here for Unit Resources
Potential & Kinetic Energy 2 weeks (12/9-12/20) Click Here for Unit Resources
Spring Semester Biology Cells 2 weeks (1/6-1/17) Click Here for Unit Resources
Classification 3 weeks (1/20-2/7) Click Here for Unit Resources
The Environment 2 weeks (2/10-2/21) Click Here for Unit Resources
Chemistry Elements 3 weeks (2/24-3/21) Click Here for Unit Resources
Physical Properties 3 weeks (3/24-4/11) Click Here for Unit Resources
Compounds & Chemical Reactions 3 weeks (4/14-5/2) Click Here for Unit Resources
Astronomy Solar System 3 weeks (5/5-5/23
Click Here for Unit Resources
Space Exploration 2 weeks (5/26-6/5 Click Here for Unit Resources
Additional Resources