EARTH SCIENCE
 

Lesson Plans: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i4lg3ho8zi6hdlh/6th%20Grade%20Life%20Science-13.doc?dl=0
NEW South Dakota Science Standards: https://doe.sd.gov/contentstandards/documents/sdSciStnd.pd
To fulfill the requirements of the newly adopted standards Earth Science will be taught to grades 6-8 during the 2016-17 school year. During the 2017-18 school year Earth science will be taught to the 6th Grade. Life Science will be taught to the 7-8 Grade. During the 2018-19 school year the 6th grade will be taught Earth Science, 7th grade Life Science, and 8th grade Physical Science.
Rutland has adopted a new curriculum called Science Fusion. We will be teaching 3 Modules that more closely reflect the new science standards. Here is a link with more information about the program: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/science/elementary-science/sciencefusion

Following are the modules that have been adopted for the 2017-18 school year.

Space Science Module G

  • Unit 1 The Universe
    • Lesson 1- Structure of the Universe      Standard MS-ESS1-3
      • Field Lab- Schoolyard Solar System
      • Scale Model of the Solar System Using Play-dough
    • Lesson 2- Stars
    • Lesson 2- The Life Cycle of Stars
  • Unit 2 The Solar System
    • Lesson 1- Historical Models of the Solar System
    • Lesson 2- Gravity in the Solar System  Standard MS-ESS1-2
      • Lab- Gravity’s Effect
      • Exploration Lab- Weights on Different Celestial Bodies
    • Lesson 3- The Sun
      • Lab- Sun Timeline
      • STEM Lab- Create a Model of the Sun
    • Lesson 4- The Terrestrial Planets
    • Lesson 5- The Gas Giants
    • Lesson 6- Small Bodies in the Solar System
  • Unit 3 The Earth-Moon-Sun System
    • Lesson 1- Earth’s Days, Years, and Seasons  Standard MS-ESS1-1
      • Develop a Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System and use to demonstrate Eclipses, Moon Phases, and Seasons
    • Lesson 2- Moon Phases and Eclipses
    • Lesson 3- Earth’s Tides
  • Unit 4 Exploring Space
    • Lesson 1- Images from Space
    • Lesson 2- Technology for Space Exploration
      • STEM Lab 1- Build a Rocket
    • Lesson 3- History of Space Exploration
      • STEM Lab 2- Lunar Lander

The Dynamic Earth Module E

  • Unit 1 Earth’s Surface
    • Lesson 1 Earth’s Spheres Standard MS-ESS2-1
      • Lab- Modeling Earth’s Spheres LM pp. 5-8
    • Lesson 2 Weathering
    • Lesson 3 Erosion and Deposition by Water
    • Lesson 4 Erosion and Deposition by Wind, Ice, and Gravity
    • Lesson 5 Soil Formation
  • Unit 2 Earth’s History
    • Lesson 1 Geologic Change over Time Standard MS-ESS2-2
    • Lesson 2 Relative Dating
    • Lesson 3 Absolute Dating
    • Lesson 4 The Geologic Time Scale Standard MS-ESS1-4
      • Lab- Timeline of Earth’s History LM pp. 124-126
      • Use Geotimescale App
  • Unit 3 Minerals and Rocks (Use Rock and Mineral Apps)
    • Lesson 1 Minerals
    • Lesson 2 The Rock Cycle
      • Rock Cycle Comic Strip
    • Lesson 3 Three Classes of Rock
      • Lab- Mineral Identification
  • Unit 4 The Restless Earth Standards MS-ESS2-3, MS-ESS3-2
    • Lesson 1 Earth’s Layers
    • Lesson 2 Plate Tectonics
      • Lab- Seafloor Spreading LM pp. 197-205
    • Lesson 3 Mountain Building
      • Lab- Modeling geologic Processes LM pp. 215-218
    • Lesson 4 Volcanoes
      • Lab- Modeling Lava Viscosity LM pp. 227-237
    • Lesson 5 Earthquakes
      • Use Earthquake Apps
    • Lesson 6 Measuring Earthquake Waves
      • Lab- Building a Seismic Safe Tower

EARTH'S WATER AND ATMOSPHERE Module F