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  Sixth Grade Science

Science Studies Weekly-Endeavor Looking for a basal option to a bulky, expensive science textbook? Science Studies Weekly-Endeavor is the ideal solution. Each issue is filled with exciting articles and full-color illustrations, created especially for your sixth-grade students by career science educators who know what teachers are looking for. As with every Science Studies Weekly publication, Science Studies Weekly-Endeavor is written to meet most common state science standards, so you can rest assured your students are getting the most pertinent science curriculum available.

Every week, your students will eagerly dig into the colorful pages of Science Studies Weekly- Endeavor. They will learn the mandated standards by reading the weekly science lesson, and interacting with the related articles and concepts contained within. Among the interesting columns the students will devour are current events, biographical spotlights, labs which contain experiments that reinforce the scientific principles taught in the weekly lessons, articles about noteworthy technology, engaging crossword puzzles, Movie Science features and more. The publications work well for traditional classroom instruction as well as home school applications.

Four times a year, Studies Weekly will deliver the student editions to your classroom. There are 28 weekly units, and an extended teacher edition for orders of ten or more copies. The teacher edition contains related discussion questions, answers to the back page activities, and much more. You will also receive free access to the online version of Science Studies Weekly - Endeavor to download and use in the classroom.

You can find a standards correlation for this publication that details standards coverage in your grade and state, as well as a scope and sequence to help you with your lesson plan by clicking on the "Products and Prices" area at the top left of each web page.

Those who order Science Studies Weekly-Endeavor may also enjoy the following animated DVDs, available for purchase from American Legacy Publishing: Galileo, Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, and Alexander Graham Bell.

See how the Science Studies Weekly-Endeavor can help in your 6th grade classroom by looking through the scope and sequence below.

Week 1 - Scientific Inquiry An overview of scientific inquiry, including formulating questions, forming hypotheses and carrying out experiments.
Week 2 - Properties of Matter Explores the physical and chemical properties of matter.
Week 3 - Changing Matter  Discusses how matter can be changed from one state to another and how it can be combined physically or chemically.
Week 4 - Force  Explores both contact and non-contact forces; discusses inertia and weightlessness in space.
Week 5 - Motion  Discusses the motion of objects, including speed, velocity and acceleration.
Week 6 - Energy  Explores both kinetic and potential energy, as well as forms of energy including heat, light, electrical, chemical and nuclear.
Week 7 - Energy Transformation Examines ways energy is transformed from one form to another and the flow of energy in systems; discusses the laws of thermodynamics.
Week 8 - Light and Sound  Explores light and sound energy and describes characteristics of waves.
Week 9 - Machines  Discusses both simple and compound machines and how machines help people do work.
Week 10 - Engineering Explores design, invention and innovation; discusses scale and models.
Week 11 - Our Planet  Discusses Earth's layers and their characteristics and examines the four spheres that make up Earth (lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere).
Week 12 - Shaping the Earth  Examines ways the surface of the Earth is changed, including weathering and erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, formation of landforms, glaciers, etc.
Week 13 - Natural Disasters  Discusses natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. and their effects on life and Earth's ecosystems.
Week 14 - Global Climate Defines weather and climate and explores how sun, water, wind and altitude affect climate.
Week 15 - Resources  Examines Earth's natural resources and discusses ways they can be protected and conserved, while still being used to meet the needs of Earth's population.
Week 16 - Water Explores bodies of water, the hydrologic cycle, groundwater, tides and the three forms of water on Earth (solid, liquid and gas).
Week 17 - Structure of the Universe  Examines how galaxies, stars and planets form and change; discusses other objects in the universe such as comets, meteors, asteroids, quasars, etc.
Week 18 - Solar System  Discusses our solar system, compares the planets and explores other celestial bodies such as moons and dwarf planets.
Week 19 - Earth/Sun/Moon Relationship  Examines how the relationship of the Earth, sun and moon causes eclipses, seasons and tides.
Week 20 - Exploring Space Discusses space exploration, including its history, current missions and plans for the future.
Week 21 - Classification  Discusses the reasons for classification and how the taxonomy used by scientists to organize living things has changed over time.
Week 22 - Cells, Tissue, Organs Examines cell structure and function, cellular activities and cellular organization.
Week 23 - Genetics and Heredity  Explores the relationship between parents and offspring, discusses DNA and cell replication and compares inherited and acquired characteristics.
Week 24 - Forensics Explores forensic science, including examination of evidence and use of specialized tools.
Week 25 - Plants Discusses parts and functions of plants; examines plant reproduction and diversity.
Week 26 - Animals Explores the diversity of the animal kingdom; discusses endangered and extinct species.
Week 27 - Adaptation Examines behavioral and structural adaptation of organisms to ensure survival.
Week 28 - Populations and Ecosystems Explores Earth's ecosystems and the interaction and interdependence of the populations within an ecosystem.

Science Studies Weekly - Endeavor covers up to 100% of Sixth Grade Common Core Standards