Idaho State Standards for Science (2016) — Grade 6

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Analyze different systems


Explain how observations and data are used as evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions


Use observations to make inferences.


Use models to explain or demonstrate a concept


Analyze changes that occur in and among systems


Measure in both U.S. Customary and International System of Measurement (metric system) units with an emphasis on the metric system.


Analyze how the shape or form of an object or system is frequently related to its use and/or function.


Write and analyze questions that can be answered by conducting scientific experiments


Conduct scientific investigations using a control and variables. Repeat same experiment using alternate variables


Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.


Use evidence to analyze data in order to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models


Test a hypothesis based on observations


Communicate scientific procedures and explanations


Read, give, and execute technical instructions


Compare and contrast the differences among elements, compounds and mixtures


Define the properties of matter.


Compare densities of equal volumes of a solid, a liquid, or a gas.


Describe the effect of temperature on density


Explain the nature of physical change and how it relates to physical properties (the distance between molecules as water changes from ice to liquid water, and to water vapor)


Describe the effects of different forces (gravity and friction) on the movement, speed, and direction of an object.


Identify the different structural levels of which an organism is comprised (cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms).


Analyze the structural differences between plant and animal cells


Describe how traits are passed from parents to offspring.


Explain the interactions among the solid earth, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms.


Explain the water cycle and its relationship to weather and climate.


Identify cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds and how they relate to weather changes


Identify issues for environmental studies.


Describe how science and technology are part of our society.


Describe how science and technology are interrelated.


Explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources

6.S.Goal 1.1

Understand Systems, Order, and Organization

6.S.Goal 1.2

Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

6.S.Goal 1.3

Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement

6.S.Goal 1.4

Understand the Theory that Evolution is a Process that Relates to the Gradual Changes in the Universe and of Equilibrium as a Physical State

6.S.Goal 1.5

Understand Concepts of Form and Function

6.S.Goal 1.6

Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills

6.S.Goal 1.7

Understand That Interpersonal Relationships Are Important in Scientific Endeavors

6.S.Goal 1.8

Understand Technical Communication

6.S.Goal 2.1

Understand the Structure and Function of Matter and Molecules and Their Interactions

6.S.Goal 2.2

Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces

6.S.Goal 2.3

Understand the Total Energy in the Universe is Constant

6.S.Goal 2.4

Understand the Structure of Atoms

6.S.Goal 2.5

Understand Chemical Reactions

6.S.Goal 3.1

Understand the Theory of Biological Evolution

6.S.Goal 3.2

Understand the Relationship between Matter and Energy in Living Systems

6.S.Goal 3.3

Understand the Cell is the Basis of Form and Function for All Living Things

6.S.Goal 4.1

Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems

6.S.Goal 4.2

Understand Geo-chemical Cycles and Energy in the Earth System

6.S.Goal 5.1

Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced

6.S.Goal 5.2

Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology

6.S.Goal 5.3

Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them