Q1W2 August 19-23

TeacherTerri Robertson
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level6
Week #Q1W2
Unit of InstructionThe Process of Science and Energy
Standard(s) Taught

SC.6.N.2.1 Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.

SC.6.N.2.2 Explain that scientific knowledge is durable because it is open to change as new evidence or interpretations are encountered

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.1.3 Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation and explain the relative benefits and limitations of each.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

plan and carry out various types of scientific investigations 

differentiate between an experiment (control group and variables) and other types of scientific investigations

differentiate the benefits and limitations of different types of science investigations

make predictions or form a hypothesis

identify control groups for each experiment

draw and defend conclusions

describe science as the study of the natural world 

give examples and non-examples of science

describe science as both long lasting and strongly supported by data through experimentation, yet open to change

Classroom Activities

Students will observe a phenomenon, then cite evidence as change occurs

Student will participate in a lab, create a theory, then collect data to verify or discount theory

Students will study the differences between prediction and hypothesis and how it relates to the conducting of experiments.

Students will compare 6 different science strategies which use the scientific method, then compile their own idea of what the scientific method means to them.  

 

Assignments Due

Interactive science notebook (ISN) is needed each day. The first formative assessment on Hypothesis will be this week.  

Additional Resources

ESE and 504 accomodations:  Students will be given tasks that are broken up in small, manageable pieces.  A copy of the teacher’s notes will be available for notetaking. The teacher will assess in a small group.  Preferential seating will be used.  Teacher will adjust the pace of instruction based on student need (green red cup method).