STANDARDS (EL's) & VOCABULARY YOU NEED TO KNOW! (*VOCABULARY WORDS IN ITALICS WILL BE INCLUDED IN A "WORDS TO KNOW" JOURNAL AND WILL BE SEEN ON ASSESSMENTS!) **THE REST ARE JUST GOOD WORDS TO KNOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE IN SCIENCE CLASS EASIER!
1st 9-weeks: 6.3.1/6.3.2- Describe specific relationships between organisms and determine whether they are competitive or mutually beneficial 6.3.4/6.3.6 - Understand the process of photosynthesis 6.3.5 - Describe how all animals get their energy by consuming other organisms & breaking down their structures
2nd 9-weeks: 6.2.1 - Describe & model what causes moon phases, solar & lunar eclipses, and day & night 6.2.2 - Be familiar with the functions of gravity throughout our solar system 6.2.3 - Understand that the sun is the largest body in the solar system; it is an average-size and aged star, and it has nuclear reactions 6.2.4 - Compare & contrast the objects found in our solar system (planets, asteroids, comets) 6.2.5 - Understand that seasons in both hemispheres are caused by the inclination of the earth & directness of the sun
Moon phases, gravity, Solar System, causes of the seasons, gravitational, terrestrial, lunar eclipses & solar eclipses
3rd 9-weeks: 6.1.2 - Distinguish differences between solids, liquids and gases 6.1.4/6.1.6/6.1.7 - Recognize that kinetic energy is energy of motion & can be transformed to another form 6.1.5/6.1.6 - Recognize that potential energy is stored and exists in several forms (gravitational, elastic & chemical) 6.1.7 - Be able to explain how energy turns into: heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, & sound 6.1.7 - Understand how kinetic & potential energy transfers in a real-world scenario
Kinetic energy, potential energy, water cycle, forms of matter, physical changes, chemical changes, dependent variable, independent variable, design, models, & shadows