|Week #||Q1W1: August 12-16|
|Unit of Instruction||The Process of Science and Energy|
SC.6.N.2.1 Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.
SC.6.N.1.1 Define a problem from the sixth-grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.6.N.1.5 Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
describe science as the study of the natural world
give examples and non-examples of science
plan and carry out various types of scientific investigations
differentiate between an experiment (control group and variables) and other types of scientific investigations
make predictions or form a hypothesis
identify control groups for each experiment
compare and contrast data collected among groups of students conducting a similar experiment.
draw and defend conclusions
Students will participate in a lab
Students will use creativity to learn how to scientifically sketch an object in nature
Students will practice classroom rules, lab rules, and become familiar with the syllabus through an “Escape Room”
Interactive Science Notebook (ISN) notebook brought to class each day
ESE and 504 accommodations : Teacher will break up tasks into small, manageable pieces. Teacher will use a signal from the students (red or green cup) to help pace the lessons.