GSE Science Grade 6 40.06100 GA
Science 6 is a course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. Some of the areas covered in Science 6 include the study of rocks and minerals, forces of the earth including weathering and erosion, Earth’s water system and processes, climate, weather, the solar system, astronomy, and environmental conservation.
The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to understand and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on students’ natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe, and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should begin to understand the structure and composition of the Earth, including the rock cycle and layers of the Earth. Students will also learn about the atmosphere and weather systems. Students will become aware of the universe and our solar system. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.