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6th Grade Science Parent Guide
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This parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with the 6th grade Science content.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
10/11/2022
6th Grade Science Teacher Guide
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 6th Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
10/12/2022
Engineer a Dam
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This activity explores the function and engineering of dams, how they have many uses, and how they solve many problems in the world. Students work in teams to engineer their own dam structure in a classroom water trough that has the ability to release water in a controlled manner.

Subject:
Career Technical Education
Technology Engineering and Design Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
IEEE
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Exploring Elevation Maps
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This lesson focuses on the use of elevation maps with a focus on Michigan's Muskegon River Watershed. Students are introduced to an elevation profile tool and expected to produce a profile of two other Michigan rivers and examine their watersheds. Success with this lesson will include drawing a simplified profile of one of the rivers as well as labeling two watershed boundaries and the river.

Subject:
Physical Science
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
GRACE Project
Date Added:
12/27/2016
GEDB Rock Cycle: A Journey on the Rock Cycle (Lesson 3 of 5)
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In this lesson the students will become actively engaged by being a rock in the rock cycle. They will travel to different places and experience the different processes and events that can happen to a rock in the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
02/13/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Rock Cycle Diagram (Lesson 1 of 5)
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This lesson is designed to introduce the mechanisms and processes that rocks go through in the rock cycle. The students will watch a video, discuss, and draw conclusions about what can happen to a rock in the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
02/13/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Rock Cycle Simulation (Lesson 2 of 5)
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The students will use a simulated rock and perform various tasks to see what actually happens to rocks and rock fragments as they undergo the transformations within the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Seema Anand
Date Added:
06/25/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Rock Cycle Simulation (Lesson 2 of 5)
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The students will use a simulated rock and perform various tasks to see what actually happens to rocks and rock fragments as they undergo the transformations within the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Seema Anand
Date Added:
06/25/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Rock Cycle Simulation (Lesson 2 of 5)
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The students will use a simulated rock and perform various tasks to see what actually happens to rocks and rock fragments as they undergo the transformations within the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Author:
Seema Anand
Date Added:
07/08/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Rock Cycle Simulation (Lesson 2 of 5)
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The students will use a simulated rock and perform various tasks to see what actually happens to rocks and rock fragments as they undergo the transformations within the rock cycle. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
02/13/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Weathering Simulations (Lesson 4 of 5)
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In this lesson students will learn about the various processes involved in breaking down rocks both physically and chemically. They will also compare a process they do in class to what happens to rocks and other land forms in the real world. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
02/13/2020
GEDB Rock Cycle: Weathering and Erosion around the World (Lesson 5 of 5)
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In this lesson the students will do research on a land form or structure around the world and explain how different types of weathering helped create it. The students will work in groups to create and present their report. This lesson was developed by Richard Kidd as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
02/13/2020
Mountain building
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Discover how global mountain ranges are formed related to plate motions.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
ESRI
Date Added:
04/11/2020
Moving Continents
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In this activity, students learn about the changing configuration of the continents over geological time resulting from plate tectonics. Using a map pair, students measure the difference in distance between continents 94 million years ago and today, and calculate the speed at which the plates have moved. The resource includes the images and a student worksheet. This is an activity from Space Update, a collection of resources and activities provided to teach about Earth and space. Summary background information, data and images supporting the activity are available on the Earth Update data site.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
PBS LearningMedia - Plate Tectonics
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics and explore how the theory was developed and supported by evidence. Through class discussion, videos, and activities, students seek connections between tectonic activity and geologic features and investigate how the theory of plate tectonics evolved.

Subject:
Earth Science
Science
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Vocabulary
Author:
NSF Funder
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/30/2019
Rethink 6th Grade Science Course- Downloads Per Module
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Science. 

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
11/22/2022
Rethink 6th Grade Science - Course Package
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Science. 

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
08/11/2022
Rethink 6th Grade Science Course for Non-Canvas Users
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team and is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Science.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
08/16/2022