6th Science Syllabus (Colvett)

2018/2019 School Year

6th grade Science

Alana Colvett Room 109 Hampshire Unit School



  • Types of Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Kinetic Energy and Mass
  • Conduction, Radiation and Convection

    Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

  • Environmental Variables and Population Size
  • Competitive, Symbiotic and Predatory Interactions(parasitic, mutualistic, commensalist)
  • Food Web and Energy Pyramid
  • Biomes Climates and causes of their characteristics
  • Invasive Species
  • Ecosystems and their changes over time
  • Auditory and Visual methods of communication among organisms
  • Maintaining biodiversity

Earth’s Systems

  • Oceanic Currents
  • Atmospheric Convection Currents
  • Convection Currents and how they affect climate
  • Human impact and the water cycle
  • Analyze weather
  • Causes of severe weather

Earth and Human Activity

  • Renewable and nonrenewable energy
  • Renewable and alternate energy sources
  • Human impact on the biosphere

Engineering Design

  • Maintaining ecosystems and diversity
  • Design and test different solutions that impact ecosystems

RCS 6th Grade Science Standards Guide

 Grading Period Standards Pacing




Engineering Design, Scientific Tools, & Diagnostic test (including class syllabus) 7-8 days 6.PS3.1—Types of energy 2-3 days 6.PS3.3—Relationship between kinetic energy and the mass of an object in motion 2-3 days 6.PS3.2—Transformation between potential and kinetic energy 2-3 days 6.ETS1.2—Solutions that impact energy transfer 1 week 6.PS3.4—Thermal energy moves through objects 1 week 6.ESS2.2—Convection patterns 1 week 6.ESS2.1—Oceanic convection currents 1 week




6.ESS2.3—Climate and heat transfer 1 week 6.ESS2.6—Air masses 1 week 6.ESS2.5—Weather data and predictions 1 week 6.LS2.4—Biomes 4-5 days 6.LS2.3—Food webs and energy pyramids 4-5 days 6.LS2.2—Competitive, symbiotic, and predatory interactions 4-5 days 6.LS2.1—Impact of environmental variables on population size 5-6 days 6.LS2.7—Auditory and visual methods of communication for survival 5 days  6.LS2.5—Invasive species in TN 5-6 days




6.LS4.1—Changes in biodiversity 1 week 6.ESS2.4—Impact of humans and other organisms on the hydrologic cycle 1 week 6.LS2.6—Ecosystems change over time 1 week 6.LS4.2—Maintaining biodiversity 1 week 6.ETS1.1—Solutions for maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity 1 week 6.ESS3.1—Renewable and nonrenewable resources 1 week 6.ESS3.2—Technology and Renewable/Alternative Energy   4-5 days 6.ESS3.3—Impact of Human Activity 4-5 days 




Review  Testing  End of year Activities