Course Syllabus

syllabus 6th grade science a

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Course Description

Science 6A takes an integrative approach to teach science by using crosscutting concepts that link all branches of science. The concepts include patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change.  Students will explore life science, physical science, and earth science concepts together.  This course will focus on systems of living organisms and energy with an emphasis on scientific processes and engineering design.

Required Materials

Lesson Activity Materials Needed
Lesson 1 Mini-Lab gum
Lesson 4 Effects of Exercise on the Body

clock, stopwatch, or other timer

Lesson 5 Let's Taste

water

toothpicks

salt

sugar

lemon juice

onion juice or tonic water

tongue map

Lesson 5 Your Nose is in the Know!

blindfold

fruits with similar textures or fruit flavored candy like jelly beans, gummy bears, or Skittles

Lesson 7 Factors Affecting Kinetic and Potential Energy

books

meter sticks

materials to construct a ramp

plastic cups

balls of different mass (marbles, ping pong ball, golf ball, etc.)

Lesson 8 Activity: Be an Engineer

plastic wrap

thermometer

timer

tape

a variety of materials (e.g. aluminum foil, crumpled newspaper, cardboard, plastic bags, cloth, foam)

Lesson 9 Renew a Bean

100 dried beans (or small beads)-50 black, 50 white

paper bag

Exams

The Midterm Exam is over Lessons 1-5.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is not proctored. You are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not use online material, course material, or other notes to take the exam.
  • Do not navigate away from the exam page during the exam. 
  • Complete the exam in one sitting (unless …)
  • You do not need any extra materials to complete this exam. 

Your exam is 30 questions, 2 points each; Choose the one best answer.

 

The Final Exam is over Lessons 6-10.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is not proctored. You are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not use online material, course material, or other notes to take the exam.
  • Do not navigate away from the exam page during the exam. 
  • Complete the exam in one sitting (unless …)
  • You do not need any extra materials to complete this exam. 

Your exam is 30 questions, 2 points each; Choose the one best answer.

Grades

Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn on assignments and exams.

 

The following grading scale applies only to students who meet this standard:

Grading Scale
Grade Percentage
A 90–100
B 80–89
C 70–79
D 60–69
F 0–59

After completing the course, unofficial transcripts will be available in the Tiger Portal. See this page for information on requesting official transcripts. 

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