6th Grade Learning Targets

 Unit 1 Learning Targets

Apply engineer design process to solve a problem

Plan and conduct a controlled experiment

Explain gravitational force and the factors that affect it


Unit 2 Learning Targets

Explain how force affects motion

Analyze energy transfer

Identify and describe parts of a system

Measure, calculate, and graph the motion of objects.

Demonstrate and provide evidence that forces can be balanced or unbalanced.

Demonstrate energy transformation between potential and kinetic energy


Unit 3 Learning Targets

Describe properties of waves

Explain energy transfer in sound

Explain reflection, refraction, and the electromagnetic spectrum


Unit 4 Learning Targets

Compare life functions between kingdoms

Distinguish between plant and animal cells

Explain specialized cells and organization of living things

Explain why cells divide

Contrast sexual and asexual reproduction