Motion: Pushes and Pulls

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Students explore the different effects of different strengths and directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of objects.

Waves: Light and Sound

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Students explore the relationship between vibrations and sound and design instruments or sound makers. Students explore light in terms of light traveling in a straight path from on place to another and placing different objects in the path of light.

Structure and Properties of Matter

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Students explore the properties of matter and how different properties make material useful in designing and building different items.

Forces and Interactions

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Students explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of objects. Their exploration includes non-contact forces using magnets and electricity.

Energy and Waves

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Students explore how energy moves from place to place and is observable through sound, light, heat transfer, motion, and electric currents.

Structure and Properties of Matter

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Students explore matter in terms of measurable properties and as made up of particles too small to be seen.

Students develop an understanding that the number of particles and weight of matter does not change regardless of the changes it goes through.

Energetic Connections

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Sixth graders deepen their understanding of energy in its multiple forms through investigations into kinetic and potential energy and begin to understand the scientific reasoning that energy is not created or destroyed.

Energy Effects

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The exploration into energy continues with investigations into the effects of light energy and solar energy.

Chemical Properties

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This unit provides a more in-depth study of physical properties (boiling point, density, and color) and chemical properties (pH, reactivity, and flammability).

Sorting Things Out

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Students sort objects by their observable properties and explore the interaction of different material and magnets.

Measuring Matters

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Measuring Matters focuses on common objects and substances and their physical properties that can be observed and measured.

Changes in Motion

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Using their everyday observations of motion and through a variety of activities, students build on their Kindergarten experiences and explore concepts of motion and forces.