Middle School Science 6 Syllabus
Science 6 is the first building block course in the development of a student’s understanding of the basics of the natural sciences (Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science). The first half of Science 6 covers basic physical science concepts, such as: the atom, matter, energy, pressure, motion, forces, conduction, and convection. The second half of the course is predominantly the Earth science concepts of: Earth’s spheres and zones, the water cycle, weather, rocks and minerals, and wind and water. The final two modules of the course provide the student with a brief introduction to life science concepts, which is the focus of Science 7.
Textbook: Science 6 - © Excel Education Systems, Inc. - 2021
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Describe the International System of Units and how they are used in science.
- Explain the five states of matter and phase changes.
- Describe the basic physical science concepts of energy, pressure, work, and conduction.
- List and describe Newton’s Law of Motion.
- Explain various Earth science concepts, such as: spheres and zones, the water cycle, weather, types of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, and erosion and deposition.
- Describe the basics of life science topics, including: the cell and body systems.
1: Measurement and the Atom
2: States of Matter
3: Solubility and Thermal Energy
5: Graphs and Motion
6: Motion and Forces
7: Repulsion and Attraction
8: Work, Energy, and Mass
9: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
10: Earth’s Spheres and Zones
11: The Water Cycle
13: Types of Rocks
14: Rocks and Minerals
15: Earth’s Changing Surface
16: Wind and Water
17: What is a Cell?
18: Body Systems
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%