Grade 6 Science

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Introduction & Safety

(lesson notes below)

Links to Resources

  1. HDSB Elementary Tools
  2. Overdrive - Audio and eBook selection

LESSON NOTES

4 Science Strands

UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS • Biodiversity

  1. assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity
  2. investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics
  3. demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans

UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURES & MECHANISMS • Flight

  1. assess the societal and environmental impacts of flying devices that make use of properties of air
  2. investigate ways in which flying devices make use of properties of air
  3. explain ways in which properties of air can be applied to the principles of flight and flying devices

UNDERSTANDING MATTER & ENERGY • Electricity & Electrical Devices

  1. evaluate the impact of the use of electricity on both the way we live and the environment
  2. investigate the characteristics of static and current electricity, and construct simple circuits
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electrical energy and its transformation into and from other forms of energy

UNDERSTANDING EARTH & SPACE SYSTEMS • Space

  1. assess the impact of space exploration on society and the environment
  2. investigate characteristics of the systems of which the earth is a part and the relationship between the earth, the sun, and the moon
  3. demonstrate an understanding of components of the systems of which the earth is a part, and explain the phenomena that result from the movement of different bodies in space

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