Alaska Learning Standards for Science — Grade 6


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6.SA1.1

asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring, and communicating*

6.SA1.2

collaborating to design and conduct simple repeatable investigations (L)

6.SA2.1

identifying and differentiating fact from opinion

6.SA3.1

gathering data to build a knowledge base that contributes to the development of questions about the local environment (e.g., moose browsing, trail usage, river erosion) (L)

6.SB1.1

using models to represent matter as it changes from one state to another

6.SB2.1

recognizing that energy can exist in many forms (i.e., heat, light, chemical, electrical, mechanical)

6.SB3.1

recognizing that most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature

6.SB4.2

stating that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object

6.SB4.3

making waves move through a variety of media (L)

6.SC1.1

recognizing sexual and asexual reproduction

6.SC1.2

recognizing that species survive by adapting to changes in their environment

6.SC2.1

using a dichotomous key to classify animals and plants into groups using external or internal features

6.SC2.2

identifying basic behaviors (e.g., migration, communication, hibernation) used by organisms to meet the requirements of life

6.SC2.3

describing the levels of organization within a human body (i.e., cells, tissues, organs, systems)

6.SC3.1

recognizing that organisms can cause physical and chemical changes (e.g., digestion, growth, respiration, photosynthesis) to matter and recognizing the importance of energy transfer in these changes

6.SC3.2

organizing a food web using familiar plants and animals

6.SD1.1

exploring the rock cycle and its relationship to igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks (L)

6.SD1.2

identifying the physical properties of water within the stages of the water cycle

6.SD2.1

describing the formation and composition (i.e., sand, silt, clay, organics) of soils

6.SD2.2

identifying and describing its layers (i.e., crust, mantle, core)

6.SD2.3

describing how the surface can change rapidly as a result of geological activities (i.e., earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, landslides, avalanches)

6.SD3.1

connecting the water cycle to weather phenomena

6.SD3.2

identifying that energy transfer is affected by surface conditions (e.g., snow cover, asphalt, vegetation) and that this affects weather

6.SD4.1

contrasting characteristics of planets and stars (i.e., light reflecting, light emitting, orbiting, orbited, composition)

6.SE1.1

recognizing that technology cannot always provide successful solutions for problems or fulfill every human need

6.SE2.1

identifying and designing a solution to a problem

6.SE2.2

comparing the students work to the work of peers in order to identify multiple paths that can be used to investigate a question or problem (L)

6.SE3.1

describing the various effects of an innovation on a global level

6.SF1.1

telling a local or traditional story that explains a natural event (e.g., animal adaptation, weather, rapid changes to Earths surface) and relating it to a scientific explanation* (L). Cross referenced with SA3.1.

6.SG2.1

recognizing differences in results of repeated experiments