Fit standards-based science instruction into your curriculum!
Help your grade 6 students develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary using the 150 engaging activities in Daily Science! A variety of rich resources, including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.
30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics:
Big Idea 1: Living things are made mostly of cells. Multicellular organisms have different cells that perform specialized functionsWeek 1: Can horses and zebras have babies together?Week 2: Why are some people left-handed?Week 3: How can corn be yellow, white, or blue?Week 4: Are identical twins exactly alike?Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 2: Changes in the environment can affect the survival of a speciesWeek 1: What causes a species to become extinct?Week 2: How have crocodiles survived for millions of years?Week 3: If the ice cap melts, why can't polar bears just adapt?Week 4: Would humans survive if there was another ice age?Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 3: The tilt of Earth's axis and energy from the sun affect seasons and weather patternsWeek 1: What causes the weather?Week 2: Why don't hurricanes happen at the equator?Week 3: Why are the North and South Poles so cold?Week 4: Are the seasons reversed on the other side of the world?Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 4: Earth is divided into layers: crust, mantle, and core. The crust is made up of plates and move slowly around the Earth's surfaceWeek 1: Why do the continents look like they fit together?Week 2: How do scientists know what is inside Earth?Week 3: What happens when two continents collide?Week 4: What will Earth's surface look like in the future?Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 5: Matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms. Different arrangements of atoms compose all substancesWeek 1: What do atoms look like?Week 2: What is the periodic table?Week 3: What is water made of?Week 4: How are living things different from nonliving things?Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 6: Energy can be mechanical, electrical, thermal, or chemicalWeek 1: How do windmills make electricity?Week 2: What makes popcorn pop?Week 3: What makes fireflies glow?Week 4: How do fireworks work?Week 5: Unit Review