• Every day, students will need...

    1. Binder

    2. Agenda (provided 1st day of school)

    3. Science Binder

    4. Pencil

    5. Highlighters

    Optional: Colored Pencils (effective tool that can stay in Science Binder)

    6th Earth Science Curriculum Map

     Students will be assessed on their proficiency of the standards using performance based assessments; students designing a scientific explanation, model, or argument for the culmination of concepts practiced in the classroom. These are now listed below as we approach each unit and are made available to students in the classroom.

    • Unit 1: Earth Systems
      • Cycling of Matter and Energy through Earth's Subsystems
      • Earth's Subsystems and Interactions
      • Types of Energy Transfer
      • Rock Types and Minerals
      • Human Impact on Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
      • Standards in order of given assessment
        • ESS2-MS-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
        • ESS2-MS-1: Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
        • ESS3-MS-1: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.
        • ESS3-MS-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
        • ESS3-MS-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumptions of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
    • Unit 2: History of Earth
      • Geologic Time
      • Geoscience Processes
      • Past Tectonic Plate Motions
      • Natural Hazards
      • Standards:
    • Unit 3: Weather and Climate
      • Using Causable Factors to predict...
        • Weather
        • Climate
        • Severe Weather
    • Unit 4: Space Systems
      • Sun-Earth-Moon System
      • Predictable Movements due to gravity in space