Course Overview
The Science Portal-
6th-grade science materials by content sequence.
2017-2018 Next Generation Science Standards - Phenomenon Bundles (Units)
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6th Grade Sites
6th Grade Resources
Teacher Workspaces
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Essential Knowledge
NGSS Course 1 Overview
NGSS Course 2 Overview

Data - SMART Goal
Science Pseudoscience & Technology
Scientific Methods
Science Skills
Science Process
Blueprint
Tech Design
 
Science Skills
Cell Structures

MS-LS1-2
Science Skills
Cell Theory

MS-LS1-1
Science Skills
Human Body

MS-LS1-3
 
Describing Matter
Matter

MS-PS1-1
Heat Pump
Heat

MS-PS1-4
MS-PS3-3
MS-PS3-4
Water Cycle
Water Cycle

MS-ESS2-4
weather
Weather & Climate

MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6

Ecosystems

MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2
Igneous
Plate Tectonics

MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-3
Science Skills
Earth's Resources

MS-ESS3-1
 
Billiards
Newton 3 Collisions

MS-PS2-1  
Forces
Newton 1-2 Forces

MS-PS2-2
Windmill
Energy

MS-PS3-1  
MS-PS3-5 
Mechanical Waves
Waves

MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
Science Pseudoscience & Technology
Static & Magnets

MS-PS2-5
Electromagnet Animation
Electromagnets

MS-PS2-3
Science Skills
Gravity

MS-PS2-4
Windmill
Energy
 
MS-PS3-2   
GAP Lessons
 Science Skills
Rock Cycle

MS-ESS2-1
Atoms
Atoms & Elements
Pressure Washer
Pressure
Runners
Earth, Sun, Moon

MS-ESS1-1
Runners
Motion
Hammer Throw
Acceleration
LoudSpeaker
Sound
Prism Refraction
Light
Static Door
Static Electricity

MMS-PS2-5
MS-PS2-3
Magnets
Magnetism

MS-PS2-5
MS-PS2-3
Current Animation
Electric Current

The Solar System

MS-PS2-4
MS-ESS1-2
Enrichment
Science News
Science News

 Engineering Portal
Mechanical Engineering
 Computer Science
Computer Sciences

LEGO Robotics
chemistry
Chemistry
Science Skills
Nervous System

MS-LS1-8
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electromagnetic Waves
f-14
Aerodynamics- Flight
2017-2018 Next Generation Science Standards - Phenomenon Bundles (Units)
MMS6 Unit 3
Why are bones so hard?

Assessments
MMS6 Unit 2
How does a change in thermal energy affect matter?
Assessments
MMS6 Unit 1
How important are our natural resources?
Assessments
MMS6 Unit 4
What happens when objects collide?
Assessments
MMS6 Unit 5
How can objects interact at a distance?
Assessments
NGSS Course 2 Bundle 4 NGSS Course 1 Bundle 2 NGSS Course 1 Bundle 1 NGSS Course 1 Bundle 4 NGSS Course 1 Bundle 5
MS-LS1-2. 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-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-LS2-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.*
MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

 MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. MS-PS2-2. Plan 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-PS2-4. Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-PS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.
MS-PS3-1.. Construct 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-PS2-5. Conduct 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.
 

MS-PS3-4. Plan 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-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
MS-PS3-5. Construct, 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.

MS-PS3-2 Develop 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-ESS2-4. Develop 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. Construct 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
MS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.


 

MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.
  MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

 

MS-ESS2-6. Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine global climates.



 

 MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.