6th Grade
Common Core Science

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Earth and Space Science


Rocks, Minerals and Soil

  1. Minerals have specific, quantifiable properties.

  2. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have unique characteristics that can be used for identification and/or classification.

  3. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks form in different ways.

  4. Soil is unconsolidated material that contains nutrient matter and weathered rock.

  5. Rocks, minerals and soils have common and practical uses.




Physical Science


Matter and Motion  


  1. All matter is made up of small particles called atoms.

  2. Changes of state are explained by a model of matter composed of atoms and/or molecules that are in motion.

  3. There are two categories of energy: kinetic and potential.

  4. An objectís motion can be described by its speed and the direction in which it is moving.






Life Science


Cellular to Multicellular

  1. Cells are the fundamental unit of life.

  2. All cells come from pre-existing cells.

  3. Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.

  4. Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.