6th Grade Comprehensive Curriculum

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Comprehensive Curriculum
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Unit 1:  Building a Better Scientist
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Length:  metric rulers, 8 meter sticks

Mass:  8 Ohaus triple beam balances

Weight:  8 GLX force sensors

Volume:  8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5-mL pipettes

Time:  8 GLX stopwatches, 8 photogates

Light:  1pkg of 72 candles, 8 goose neck lamps, 8 flashlights, 8 GLX  light sensors

 

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Science Safety Video
(by United Streaming with BL Masters)

How Scientists Work:  The Scientific Method
(Follow this link to an excellent Discovery Education video with black-line masters.)

Practice Measuring
(A fun interactive site!)

Applying the Scientific Method
(Apply the scientific method to hypothetical & real life situations.)

The Lipstick Experiment
(This activity from Lesson Snips is excellent for teaching units & scientific method.)

Scientific Method
(This quiz could be used as a bell ringer to review the steps of the Scientific Method)

On-line Safety Quiz
(Use as whole-class or individual student review.)

Heart Rate Activity
 
contributed by Nanette Delcambre (EMS)

Measurement Activities
(Scroll down to "Embedded Inquiry" to get many lessons on measurement.)

How To Make a Barometer
(This activity gives students practice in Science as Inquiry and Measurement.)

 

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Unit 2:  Matter and Its Properties
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Length:  metric rulers, 8 meter sticks

Mass: 8 Ohaus triple beam balances

Weight: 8 GLX force sensors

Volume : 8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5-mL pipettes

Chemical change:  test tubes,10 chem. plates

Temperature: 8 metal back thermometers , GLX temperature sensors

Set-up & Safety:  hot plate, 4 electric extensions, 8 ring stands with rings, 8 right angle clamps, 10 steel buret clamps, 25 goggles, magnifying glasses

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States of Matter
(This web site can serve as an excellent review of the States of Matter.)

Making Popsicles

Mass vs. Weight
(This activity explains mass & weight.  It also gives students practice in graphing & interpreting data.)

Changing Egg Density
(Does an egg float or sink in water?  Try this activity to find out!)

Classifying Chemicals Using Properties

(This web site as an interactive part & directions for a neat experiment.)
 

Physical & Chemical Changes
(Submitted by Mara Bass)

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 Unit 3:  Elements, Compounds, and Reactions
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Mass:  8 Ohaus triple beam balances

Temperature: 8 metal back thermometers , GLX temperature sensors

Volume : 8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5-mL pipettes

Electricity:  GLX voltage sensors

Heat:  hot plates

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A Cool Periodic Table
(submitted by Mike Dartez)

Endothermic vs. Exothermic Reactions

Endothermic or Exothermic Reactions
(submitted by Mara Bass)

Endothermic or Exothermic:  Rubric & KWL
(Submitted by Mara Bass)

Endothermic or Exothermic
(This contains background information & students jobs in the lab)
(submitted by Nannette Delcambre)

Endothermic or Exothermic
(This has the instructions for the above lab)
(Submitted by Nannette Delcambre)

Endothermic or Exothermic
(This is the data table that goes with the above lab)
(Submitted by Nannette Delcambre)

Salty Water

Acids & Bases
(Submitted by Nannette Delcambre)

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Unit 4:  Forces and Motion
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6 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes, 6 Ohaus triple beam balances, 2 hooked mass sets, 6 pulleys, 6 inclined planes, 6 friction boxes, 6 Hall cars

6 GLXs

6  motion sensors, 6 photogates with digital adapters, 6  force sensors

Safety Goggles

 

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Web Site contributed by Nanette Delcambre
http://science.pppst.com/motion.html

Match Graph

Speed Challenge
link submitted by Trula Stoute
(can be adapted to use with GLX)

Newton's Second Law
contributed by Erika Livers

Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to record daily environmental conditions!

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx

Weather Station Instructions

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Unit 5: Properties of Energy
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Heat:  4 hot plates, 1pkg of 72 candles, 8 lamps

Temperature:  thermometers, temperature sensors

Magnetism:  8 alnico bar magnets, 8 magnetic compasses, iron filings, 8 natural magnets

Electricity :  8  snap circuits, voltmeter sensors

Light:  flash lights, 6 light sensors

 

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Here Comes the Sun

Light
(Submitted by Nannette Delcambre)

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Unit 6:  Work, Power, and Efficiency
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6 meter sticks, 12 primary rulers, 12 senior rulers, 6 measuring tapes, 6 Ohaus triple beam balances, 2 hooked mass sets, 6 pulleys,  6 inclined planes, 6 friction boxes, 6 Hall cars

6 GLXs

6  motion sensors, 6 photogates with digital adapters, 6  force sensors

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Unit 7:  Energy Use and Renewal
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