6th Grade Earth Science

Syllabus


Calendar



Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Standards:
  • 6.7 Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations



Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Standards:
  • 6.2 Topography is reshaped by the weathering of rock and soil.
  • 6.6 Rocks and soil are non-renewable resources
  • 6.6b Sources of materials (rocks and soil) differ in amounts, distribution, usefulness, and formation

Chapter 2 Review:




Chapter 3

State Standards:
  • 6.2 Topography is reshaped by the weathering of rock and soil.
  • 6.2a Water running downhill is the major force that changes the landscape. Glaciers and waves shape the landscape in California.
  • 6.2b Rivers and streams can cause erosion
  • 6.2c Beaches are always changing due to the movement of sand, rivers, and waves

Chapter 3 Review:



Chapter 4

State Standards:
  • 6.1 Plate tectonics accounts for important features of the Earth's surface
  • 6.4 Earth's surface is affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection currents







Chapter 5


State Standards, Earthquakes:
  • 6.1d: Earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust called faults.
  • 6.1e: Major geologic events, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains, result from plate motions.
  • 6.1f: California geology is shaped by plate tectonics.
  • 6.1g: Effects of an earthquake vary depending on the size, distance, and local geology.





Chapter 6


State Standards, Volcanoes:
  • 6.1e: Students know that volcanoes result from plate motion.
  • 6.2d: Volcanic eruptions change human and wildlife habitats




Midterm



Chapter 7

State Standards, The Atmosphere
  • 6.3: Heat moves in a predictable flow from warmer object to cooler objects until all objects are the same temperature.
  • 6.4: Many phenomena on Earth's surface are affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection currents.
  • 6.6: Sources of energy and materials differ in amounts, distribution, usefulness, and the time required for their formation.




Chapter 8

State Standards, Weather
  • 6.4e: Differences in pressure, heat, air movement, and humidity result in changes in weather.
  • 6.4a: The sun powers winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle.




Chapter 9

State Standards, Climate and Climate Change
  • 6.4a: The sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on Earth's surface.
  • 6.4d: Convection currents distribute heat in the atmosphere and oceans.
  • 6.4e: Differences in pressure, heat, air movement, and humidity result in changes in weather.






Chapter 10

State Standards, Ecosystems
  • 6.5: Ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment.
  • 6.5a: Energy enters the ecosystem through sunlight
  • 6.5b: Matter is cycled between organisms and the environment
  • 6.5c: Populations of organisms can be categorized by the functions they serve in the environment
  • 6.5e: Carrying capacity of an ecosystem is limited by a variety of factors






Family Life


Family life is a district developed and mandated program for 6th grade students.

Contact your school (Charles Boyd, cboyd@sandi.net, x4208) to make arrangements to view the videos on site. For additional information, contact the Sexual Health Education Program Office at (619) 725-7120 or visit www.sandi.net/depts/sex_ed.

http://www.sandi.net/Page/1971



Chapter 11

State Standards, Living Resources

  • 6.5d: Different kinds of organisms play similar roles in similar biomes
  • 6.5e: The number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on available resources
  • 6.6b: Natural resources are renewable or nonrenewable




Chapter 12

State Standards, Energy and Material Resources

  • 6.3a: Energy can be carried from one place to another by heat flow or by waves, including water, light and sound waves, or by moving objects.
  • 6.3b: When fuel is consumed, most of the energy released becomes heat energy.
  • 6.6a/b: There are different sources of energy, some renewable and some non-renewable


There will be no test or notebook check for Chapter 12, instead, we will use this time to study for the final exam.

Final Exam

The final exam will be 40 multiple choice and 4 short answers.
1st period's final exam is on Wednesday, June 10.
4th period's final exam is on Thursday, June 11.