6th Grade Science

6th Grade Science has a BIG test coming up on Tuesday, October 19th.  The test is over all the Earth, Moon, and Sun information we've covered so far this trimester.  The study guide can be found below:


Science 6 Study Guide (Earth, Moon, Sun) Know the following people and their basic contributions:
  • Galileo
  • Tycho Brahe
  • Copernicus
  • Ptolemy
  • Kepler
  • Newton
 Be able to define/identify the following terms


  • Heliocentric/geocentric
  • Inertia
  • Equinox
  • Solstice
  • Rotation
  • Revolution
  • Orbit
  • Gravity
  • Newton’s first law of motion
  • Maria
  • Crater
  • Highland
  • Eclipse
  • Tide
  • Neap Tide
  • Spring Tide
  • Core
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Radiation zone
  • Convection zone
  • Photosphere
  • Corona
  • Chromosphere
  • Sunspot
  • Prominence
  • Solar flare
  • Plasma

Know how many degrees the earth is tilted from vertical

Be able to name and draw each of the phases of the moon 
Be able to label the interior and atmosphere of the sun 
Know the features that form on or above the surface of the sun
Be able to explain the nuclear fusion reactions that take place in the core of the sun
Be able to label the physical features of the moon
Be able to describe the two ways the Earth moves
Be able to describe what causes seasons 
Know where on the Earth the most direct sunlight hits 
Be able to draw the Earth from the sun’s point of view during both solstices and equinoxes 
Know what causes the phases of the moon 
Know what causes the tides Be able to describe the position of the sun, moon, and Earth during a solar and lunar eclipse