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Free Science Resource Sets — 6th Grade


6th Grade Science Standard: 6-MS-PS1-4

Performance Expectation (PE):

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI):

Structure and Properties of Matter:

The orbits of Earth around the Sun and of the Moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South Poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the Sun, Moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.

Definitions of Energy (secondary to MS-PS1-4):

The term “heat” as used in everyday language refers both to thermal energy (the motion of atoms or molecules within a substance) and the transfer of that thermal energy from one object to another. In science, heat is used only for this second meaning; it refers to the energy transferred due to the temperature difference between two objects.

PHENOMENON-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL TASK:

Look What You’ve Done – I’m Melting!

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FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK:

Energy and States of Matter: Ice Fumaroles

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PATTERN ANALYSIS OF STUDENT THINKING (PAST):

Energy and States of Matter: Ice Fumaroles

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