Enroll in Science 6 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Science is the study of the natural world. It relies on investigations and evidence to
describe the natural events that occur around us. Science 6B is an integrated science
course that covers topics selected from Earth and space science and life science. This
course discusses Earth’s history, its ecosystems, and its climate and weather. In the
first unit, you’ll explore the history of Earth and how natural forces such as wind and
water shape its formation. In the second unit, you’ll study the relationships between the
physical and biological elements of Earth’s ecosystems. In the last unit, you will
discover how the uneven heating of Earth from the Sun leads to its various climates and
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials during weathering and erosion.
Explain the role of water and wind in shaping Earth’s surface.
Compare the physical properties of minerals: hardness, color, luster, and streak.
Develop a model that describes the cycling of Earth’s materials and flow of energy
during the rock cycle.
Use historical data to explain the positions of the continents and the formation of volcanoes.
Identify relationships between organisms in ecosystems.
Understand how changes to the physical or biological components of an ecosystem
affect populations of organisms.
Identify competitive, predatory, and mutually dependent relationships between
organisms in various ecosystems.
Develop a model of a food web that explains how energy cycles through the
organisms in the ecosystem.
Use modeling of ocean currents to explain geological processes in the ocean.
Describe how the uneven heating of Earth affects its weather and climate.
Use data from weather maps to explain the motion of air masses.
Use data collection tools to draw conclusions about current weather conditions.
Collect data to show how the mixing of air masses causes weather changes.
Develop and use a model to explain how landforms affect the weather and climate.