Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework (2012) — Grade 6


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GLE 0607.10.1

Compare and contrast the three forms of potential energy.

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Analyze various types of energy transformations.

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Explain the principles underlying the Law of Conservation of Energy

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Describe how simple circuits are associated with the transfer of electrical energy.

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Explain how simple electrical circuits can be used to determine which materials conduct electricity.

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Examine the roles of consumers, producers, and decomposers in a biological community.

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Describe how matter and energy are transferred through an ecosystem.

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Draw conclusions from data about interactions between the biotic and abiotic elements of a particular environment.

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Analyze the environments and the interdependence among organisms found in the worlds major biomes.

GLE 0607.6.1

Analyze information about the major components of the universe.

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Describe the relative distance of objects in the solar system from earth.

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Explain how the positional relationships among the earth, moon, and sun control the length of the day, lunar cycle, and year.

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Describe the different stages in the lunar cycle.

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Produce a model to demonstrate how the moon produces tides.

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Illustrate the relationship between the seasons and the earth-sun system.

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Describe the causes of lunar and solar eclipses.

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Design and conduct an investigation to determine how the sun drives atmospheric convection.

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Describe how the suns energy produces the wind.

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Investigate the relationship between currents and oceanic temperature differences.

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Analyze meteorological data to predict weather conditions.

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Design and conduct open ended scientific investigations.

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Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data.

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Synthesize information to determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.

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Recognize possible sources of bias and error, alternative explanations, and questions for further exploration.

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Communicate scientific understanding using descriptions, explanations, and models.

GLE 0607.T/E.1

Explore how technology responds to social, political, and economic needs.

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Know that the engineering design process involves an ongoing series of events that incorporate design constraints, model building, testing, evaluating, modifying, and retesting.

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Compare the intended benefits with the unintended consequences of a new technology.

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Describe and explain adaptive and assistive bioengineered products.