6th grade Science Standards

Grade 6 : Standard 2 - Interdependence
 GLE 0607.2.1 Examine the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in a biological community.
 GLE 0607.2.2 Describe how matter and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.
 GLE 0607.2.3 Draw conclusions from data about interactions between the biotic and abiotic elements of a particular environment.
 GLE 0607.2.4 Analyze the environments and the interdependence among organisms found in the world’s major biomes.
 SPI 0607.2.1 Classify organisms as producers, consumers, scavengers, or decomposers according to their role in a food chain or food web.
 SPI 0607.2.2 Interpret how materials and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.
 SPI 0607.2.3 Identify the biotic and abiotic elements of the major biomes.
 SPI 0607.2.4 Identify the environmental conditions and interdependencies among organisms found in the major biomes.
Grade 6 : Standard 6 - The Universe
 GLE 0607.6.1 Analyze information about the major components of the universe.
 GLE 0607.6.2 Describe the relative distance of objects in the solar system from earth.
 GLE 0607.6.3 Explain how the positional relationships among the earth, moon, and sun control the length of the day, lunar cycle, and year.
 GLE 0607.6.4 Describe the different stages in the lunar cycle.
 GLE 0607.6.5 Produce a model to demonstrate how the moon produces tides.
 GLE 0607.6.6 Illustrate the relationship between the seasons and the earth-sun system.
 GLE 0607.6.7 Describe the causes of lunar and solar eclipses.
 SPI 0607.6.1 Use data to draw conclusions about the major components of the universe.
 SPI 0607.6.2 Explain how the relative distance of objects from the earth affects how they appear.
 SPI 0607.6.3 Distinguish among a day, lunar cycle, and year based on the movements of the earth, sun, and moon.
 SPI 0607.6.4 Explain the different phases of the moon using a model of the earth, moon, and sun.
 SPI 0607.6.5 Predict the types of tides that occur when the earth and moon occupy various positions.
 SPI 0607.6.6 Use a diagram that shows the positions of the earth and sun to explain the four seasons.
 SPI 0607.6.7 Explain the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse.
Grade 6 : Standard 8 - The Atmosphere
 GLE 0607.8.1 Design and conduct an investigation to determine how the sun drives atmospheric convection.
 GLE 0607.8.2 Describe how the sun’s energy produces the wind.
 GLE 0607.8.3 Investigate the relationship between currents and oceanic temperature differences.
 GLE 0607.8.4 Analyze meteorological data to predict weather conditions.
 SPI 0607.8.1 Analyze data to identify events associated with heat convection in the atmosphere.
 SPI 0607.8.2 Recognize the connection between the sun’s energy and the wind.
 SPI 0607.8.3 Describe how temperature differences in the ocean account for currents.
 SPI 0607.8.4 Interpret meteorological data to make predictions about the weather.
 Grade 6 : Standard 10 - Energy
 GLE 0607.10.1 Compare and contrast the three forms of potential energy
 GLE 0607.10.2 Analyze various types of energy transformations.
 GLE 0607.10.3 Explain the principles underlying the Law of Conservation of Energy
 

SPI 0607.10.1 Distinguish among gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy, and chemical potential energy.

 

SPI 0607.10.2 Interpret the relationship between potential and kinetic energy.

 SPI 0607.10.3 Recognize that energy can be transformed from one type to another.
 SPI 0607.10.4 Explain the Law of Conservation of Energy using data from a variety of energy transformations.
 Grade 6: Standard 12 - Forces in Nature
 GLE 0607.12.1 Describe how simple circuits are associated with the transfer of electrical energy.
 GLE 0607.12.2 Explain how simple electrical circuits can be used to determine which materials conduct electricity.
 SPI 0607.12.1 Identify how simple circuits are associated with the transfer of electrical energy when heat, light, sound, and chemical changes are produced.
 

SPI 0607.12.2 Identify materials that can conduct electricity.