TeacherTerri Robertson
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level6th
Week #Q1W6 9/17-9/20
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.2.3 Recognize that scientists who make contributions to scientific knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.

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.

also SC.6.N.1.2 Explain why scientific investigations should be replicable.

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. 

SC.6.N.3.2 Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.

SC.6.P.11.1 (DOS Level 2) Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.

SC.6.N.3.4 (DOS Level 2) Identify the role of models in the context of the sixth grade science benchmarks.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will: • engage in 1 OR MORE labs where students: ▪ make a prediction/inference ▪ use proper measuring techniques ▪ design a procedure using repeated trials ▪ control variables ▪ collect data ▪ draw a conclusion based on evidence ▪ conduct research before or after experimentation

Students will: • describe a scientific law as a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world or a prediction of an outcome to some phenomenon. Give examples of scientific laws.

• describe how societal laws are different from scientific laws
Students will: • describe and cite examples of the Law of Conservation of Energy

• differentiate between kinetic and potential energy

• identify and demonstrate energy transformation from kinetic to potential energy and vice versa

• utilize a two or three-dimensional model to investigate kinetic and potential energy

Classroom Activities

Students will review for the DIA #1 by reviewing past classwork formatives and highlighting important concepts.

Students will be reviewing for the DIA on Wed and either Thursday or Friday. 

The DIA will be given on either Monday or Tuesday  (9/23  & 9/24 )

Assignments Due

Study and review ISN and formative assessment for the test on Nature of Science and the Law of Conservation of Energy.

View the Nearpod link using  code:  LGHVF



Additional Resources

ESE/ 504  :  Extra time and small group will be available for the test. Scaffolding of the material and reading content based questions will be used. Copies of the powerpoint will be made available for note-taking purposes.