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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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SC2000: Science 6 

Course Description

Engage in science and engineering practices to make sense of the natural world and design solutions to real-world problems. Develop models- conduct investigations- argue with evidence- and construct explanations to explore various science concepts. Compare systems in plants and humans to learn how living things function. Use concepts about matter and energy to engineer a device that controls temperature. Analyze major weather events and global climate to understand cause and effect in Earth systems.

Essential Standards

  • Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. (MS-ESS2-5)
  • Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. (MS-ESS2-5)
  • Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates. (MS-ESS2-6)
  • Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. (MS-ESS3-3)
  • Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions. (MS-ETS1-1)
  • Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. (MS-ETS1-2)
  • Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success. (MS-ETS1-3)
  • Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved. (MS-ETS1-4)
  • Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells contribute to the function. (MS-LS1-2)
  • Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. (MS-LS1-3)
  • Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms. (MS-LS1-6)
  • Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. (MS-LS1-7)
  • Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer. (MS-PS3-3)
  • Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample. (MS-PS3-4)