Links: NHPS Science Overview
**Sixth Grade Science in NHPS uses kits that rotate among schools.
Check with each school for Rotation Details.
|INQUIRY STANDARDS ACROSS ALL UNITS
C INQ.1 Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.
C INQ.2 Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information.
C INQ.3 Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.
C INQ.4 Identify independent and dependent variables, and those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment.
C INQ.5 Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.
C INQ.6 Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.
C INQ.7 Identify and present relationships between variables in appropriate graphs.
C INQ.8 Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.
C INQ.9 Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions.
C INQ.10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.
|C 4. Describe how abiotic factors, such as temperature, water and sunlight, affect the ability of plants to create their own food through photosynthesis.
C 5. Explain how populations are affected by predator-prey relationships.
C 6. Describe common food webs in different Connecticut ecosystems.
|C 7. Describe the effect of heating on the movement of molecules in solids, liquids and gases.
C 8. Explain how local weather conditions are related to the temperature, pressure and water content of the atmosphere and the proximity to a large body of water.
C 9. Explain how the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface causes winds.
|C 10. Explain the role of septic and sewage systems on the quality of surface and ground water.
C 11. Explain how human activity may impact water resources in Connecticut, such as ponds, rivers and the Long Island Sound ecosystem.
|C 12. Explain the relationship among force, distance and work, and use the relationship (W=F x D) to calculate work done in lifting heavy objects.
C 13. Explain how simple machines, such as inclined planes, pulleys and levers, are used to create mechanical advantage.
C 14. Describe how different types of stored (potential) energy can be used to make objects move.
|Significant Task||Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem||Weather Forecast||Watershed Study
* CT Embedded Task: Dig In
|STC KIT ECOSYSTEMS
Prentice Hall Explorer: Ecosystems
|Prentice Hall Explorer: Weather
NeoSci Kit: Weather
|Urban Resources Initiative Kit: Watersheds||Delta Science Module Kit: Simple Machines or NeoSci Kit: Simple Machines|