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Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 44
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 22
Podcasts: 3
Web Resources: 18
1.) Identify global patterns of atmospheric movement, including El Niño, the Gulf Stream, the jet stream, the Coriolis effect, and global winds that influence local weather.

•  Predicting local weather and weather patterns
Examples: cold and warm fronts, high and low pressure areas

•  Describing the function of instruments and technology used to investigate Earth's weather, including barometers, thermometers, wind socks, weather vanes, satellites, radar, weather balloons, and rain gauges
•  Using lines of latitude and longitude to locate areas of specific weather events
•  Interpreting weather data through observations collected over time
Example: calculating annual precipitation and average temperature

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 68
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 26
Podcasts: 9
Web Resources: 31
2.) Describe factors that cause changes to Earth's surface over time.

Examples: earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, glacial erosion or scouring, deposition, water flow, tornadoes, hurricanes, farming and conservation, mining and reclamation, deforestation and reforestation, waste disposal, global climate changes, greenhouse gases

•  Comparing constructive and destructive natural processes and their effects on land formations
Examples:

- constructive—volcanic and mountain-building processes;

- destructive—erosion by wind, water, and ice

•  Distinguishing rock strata by geologic composition
Examples: predicting relative age of strata by fossil depth, predicting occurrence of natural events by rock composition in a particular strata

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 22
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 6
Web Resources: 8
3.) Describe water and carbon biogeochemical cycles and their effects on Earth.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 20
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 13
4.) Explain the plate tectonic theory.

Example: using terminology such as continental drift, seafloor spreading, lava, magma, eruption, epicenter, focus, seismic wave, and subduction zone

•  Describing types of volcanoes and faults
•  Determining energy release through seismographic data
Example: using data from the Mercalli scale and the Richter scale

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 17
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 8
5.) Describe layers of the oceanic hydrosphere, including the pelagic zone, benthic zone, abyssal zone, and intertidal zone.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 3
6.) Describe regions of the oceanic lithosphere, including the continental shelf, continental slope, and abyssal plain.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 36
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 17
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 18
7.) Describe Earth's biomes.

Examples: aquatic biomes, grasslands, deserts, chaparrals, taigas, tundras

•  Identifying geographic factors that cause diversity in flora and fauna, including elevation, location, and climate
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 10
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 2
8.) Describe how Earth's rotation, Earth's axial tilt, and distance from the equator cause variations in the heating and cooling of various locations on Earth.

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 21
Learning Assets: 4
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 9
9.) Identify the moon's phases.

•  Describing lunar and solar eclipses
•  Relating effects of the moon's positions on oceanic tides
Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 47
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 23
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 21
10.) Describe components of the universe and their relationships to each other, including stars, planets and their moons, solar systems, and galaxies.

•  Identifying the impact of space exploration on innovations in technology
Examples: MRI, microwave, satellite imagery, GPS

•  Mapping seasonal changes in locations of constellations in the night sky
•  Describing the life cycle of a star
Example: H-R diagram

Science (2005)
Grade(s): 6
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 4
11.) Describe units used to measure distance in space, including astronomical units and light years.

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