For Content Sequence Click here -->NGSS- 6th-Grade Science Standards Portal- Access to all 6th-grade science materials by National Performance Standards. Note: These are the New Assesement Standards scheduled to be fully implemented by 2015-2016 Trimester B - Forces And Interactions MS-PS2-1  Evidence StatementApply Newton's  Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. MS-PS2-2  Evidence StatementPlan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. MS-PS2-3  Evidence StatementAsk questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces. MS-PS2-4  Evidence StatementConstruct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects. MS-PS2-5  Evidence StatementConduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact. Trimester B - Energy MS-PS3-1  Evidence StatementConstruct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object. MS-PS3-2  Evidence StatementDevelop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system. MS-PS3-3  Evidence StatementApply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.* MS-PS3-4  Evidence StatementPlan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample. MS-PS3-5  Evidence StatementConstruct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
 Trimester A- Space Science MS-ESS1-1  Evidence StatementDevelop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. MS-ESS1-2  Evidence StatementDevelop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system. MS-ESS1-3  Evidence StatementAnalyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.
 Trimester A- Earth Science MS-ESS2-1  Evidence StatementDevelop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. MS-ESS2-4  Evidence StatementDevelop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity. MS-ESS3-1  Evidence StatementConstruct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
 Trimester A- Life Science MS-LS1-1  Evidence StatementConduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. MS-LS1-2  Evidence Statement Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. MS-LS1-3  Evidence Statement Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. MS-LS1-8  Evidence StatementGather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.