Grade Six Science Links

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Understanding the Eight Sciene and Engineering Practices:

  1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Resources:

Video – “What Do You Think a Scientist Does?”

UNIT 1: MATTER

Resources: Ducksters Chemical Mixtures Explanation and Quiz

 

 

 

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Chemistry Unit: 

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that take place. In this unit we will explore such concepts through study of pure elements and how they combine and change to create new products.

***Click HERE for a student’s guide to basic chemistry and a number of related resources. (Thank you to Tara for the recommendation!)

Links to States of Matter resources:

1. Solids, liquids, gases, and atomic activity

 

Links to Research Elements and the Periodic Table:

1. Interactive Periodic Table: Jefferson Lab

2. Periodic Table

NEW! 3. Web Elements Periodic Table Research

NEW! 4. Photographic Periodic table

NEW! 5. What are the Elements Used For?

 

Online Periodic Table Games:

Periodic Table FunBrain game

Apps:

Stay tuned…

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Ecology Unit:

Ecology is the branch of biology in which the relationship between organisms and their physical surroundings is studied. 

Links to Ecology Research:

Discovery Education: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Brainpop: https://www.brainpop.com/

Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/

15 major environmental issues: http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/15-current-environmental-problems.php

Air pollution: http://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/air_pollution.php

http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Top_30_Environmental_Concerns

 

 

 

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Grade Six Science Links