Science 6 is a basic intermediate course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in the physical universe. This course expands on the Science 3-5 elementary course, providing a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 6 include the study of plant and animal systems, plant and animal behavior, genetics, the structure of matter, light and sound, kinematics, planet earth, the solar system, and astronomy.
The curriculum seeks to develop the students’ ability to understand and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on children’s natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should begin to understand interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in ecosystems, and become aware of the cellular dimensions of living systems. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.