Physical Science, Grade 6
April 20, 2022 Curriculum
This grade 6 Physical Science unit focuses on the inquiry question, “How are Ice Spikes Formed?” Students will begin with a science occurrence found in nature that is relevant to their world. Students will see culturally relevant material and read about an African American Scientist. This five-day unit supports the NGSS Science and Engineering practice of Developing and Using Models. Students will end the unit with creating an argument based on their previous work to help explain the inquiry question. This unit draws on the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework and classroom routines including the Reading Identity Form, Think Aloud Checklist, Annotating text, and social Scaffolds.