Grade 6 Standards

Sixth Grade Health and Wellness 

6.1.1 Compare how healthy behaviors and personal health are linked.
6.1.2 Identify the interrelationships of emotional and social health in adolescence.
6.1.6 Identify how health care can promote health.
6.2.6 Explain the influence of technology on family health.


Sixth Grade Science Standards

6.1.1 Explain that some scientific knowledge, such as the length of the year, is very old and yet is still applicable today. Understand, however, that scientific knowledge is never exempt from review and criticism.
6.1.2 Give examples of different ways scientists investigate natural phenomena and identify processes all scientists use, such as collection of relevant evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses and explanations, in order to make sense of the evidence. (Core Standard)
6.1.3 Recognize and explain that hypotheses are valuable, even if they turn out not to be true, if they lead to fruitful investigations. (Core Standard)
6.1.4 Give examples of employers who hire scientists, such as colleges and universities, businesses and industries, hospitals and many government agencies.
6.1.5 Identify places where scientists work, including offices, classrooms, laboratories, farms, factories, and natural field settings ranging from space to the ocean floor.
6.1.6 Explain that computers have become invaluable in science because they speed up and extend people's ability to collect, store, compile, and analyze data, prepare research reports, and share data and ideas with investigators all over the world. (Core Standard)
6.1.7 Explain that technology is essential to science for such purposes as … sample collection and treatment, measurement, data collection and storage, computation and communication of information.
6.1.8 Describe instances showing that technology cannot always provide successful solutions for problems or fulfill every human need. (Core Standard)
Investigate and explain that all living things are composed of cells whose details are usually visible only through a microscope. (Core Standard)
6.4.6 Distinguish the main differences between plant and animal cells, such as the presence of chlorophyll and cell walls in plant cells and their absence in animal cells. (Core Standard)
6.4.9 Recognize and explain that two types of organisms may interact in a competitive or cooperative relationship, such as producer/consumer, predator/prey, or parasite/host. (Core Standard)
6.4.11 Describe that human beings have body systems for obtaining and providing energy, defense, reproduction, and the coordination of body functions. (Core Standard)
6.7.1 Describe that a system, such as the human body, is composed of subsystems.
6.7.2 Use models to illustrate processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly, or are too vast to be changed deliberately, or are potentially dangerous.

The project described is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP or NIH.

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