6th Grade Earth Science

  • The Checkerboard Mesa  

    What are we currently working on in class?

    Minerals

    Rocks

    The Rock Cycle

     

    October/ November

    Volcanoes

    Earthquakes

    Mountain Building

    Plate Boundaries and Movement (Powerpoint)

    Plate Tectonics

    Plate Tectonic Powerpoint

    Pangaea Puzzle Pieces

    Alfred Wegener

    Pangaea

    Continental Drift Theory

    Evidence for Pangaea and Continental Drift Theory

     

    September 

    Radiation, Conduction, and Convection

    Density and Gravity

     Earth's Layers Powerpoint

    Earth's Compositional Layers-Crust Mantle Core

    Earth's Layers based on Physical Properties

    Lithosphere

    Asthenosphere

    Mesosphere

    Outer Core

    Inner Core

     The following are topics in orange we will integrate throughout the school year

    2 Types of Experiments- Experimental and Observational/Investigations

    Experimental Experiments must have variables. Variables-independent, dependent, constants, and a control variable

    The International System of Units-Metric System, Measurement ,Length, Mass, and Volume;Metric Units Bases and Prefixes,Scientific Tools

    Scientific Method A.K.A. Scientific Inquiry

    Steps of the Scientific Method: Ask a Question or State a Problem; Hypothesize and Predict, Test Your Hypothesis, Analyze Results, Draw Conclusions, Communicate Results

     What is science?  3 main branches of science  Descriptions,Explanations-- Inferences, Observations; Types of Data-Qualitative and Quantitative

    Types of Experiments or Investigations--Observational vs. Experimental