Hearne ISD
Science
Course: Sixth Grade
Unit: Space Exploration
TEKS
Guiding
Questions/
Specificity
(6.11) (A) describe
the physical properties,
locations, and
movements of the Sun,
planets, Galilean
moons, meteors,
asteroids, and comets;
(B) understand that
gravity is the force that
governs the motion of
our solar system; and
(Supporting Standard
(C) describe the history
and future of space
exploration, including
the types of equipment
and transportation
needed for space travel.
Guiding Questions
Which planets are
related in size and why?
What is the elemental
composition of the sun?
What did the discovery
of the Galilean moons
prove?
What impact did the
space travel have on
space exploration?
Specificity
Discuss Equipment
used for Space
Exploration
Explain the
characteristics of the
Planets, Gallilean
Moons,
Comets, Stars, etc. and
the relationship of
gravity as the force that
governs their motion
Assessment
Sample Assessment
Questions:
1.The sun is mainly
composed of which
element?
A.Sulfur
B.Oxygen
C.Nitrogen
D.Hydrogen
2. Most asteroids orbit
the sun between
A. the sun and Mercury.
B.Earth and Mars.
C.Mars and Jupiter.
D.Uranus and Neptune.
3.
was the
first scientist to use a
telescope to look at
objects in the sky.
A.Galileo
B.Copernicus
C.Dalton
D.Newton
Designated Six Weeks: 6th Six Weeks
Days to teach: 30 Days
Vocabulary
Instructional
Strategies
Astronomy
Orbit
Meteorites
Comets
Asteroids
Rocket
Space Shuttle
Space Probe
Sputnik I
Galileo
Project Mercury
Project Gemini
Apollo Program
Sky Lab
International Space
Station
Shuttle Program
Examples of
Instructional
Strategies:
Journals
Cooperative learning
Discovery Learning
Graphic Organizers
KWL Chart
Scaffolding
Link to ELPS
Instructional
Strategies:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.u
s/rules/tac/chapter074/c
h074a.html
4F – Graphic
Organizers,
Visual/Videos, and
Manipulatives (soil)
3H- Accountable
conversation stems
1C – Word Wall,
Word Sort
2H – Book Review
2D – KWL
Resources/
Weblinks
STEMsccpes:
www.stemscopes.com
Teacher Notes
TEKS Explanations
Core Labs
Can you Planet?
Investigating Mass vs.
Weight
Hearne ISD
Science
Course: Sixth Grade
Unit: Space Exploration
TEKS
Guiding
Questions/
Specificity
7th grade prep
Suggested topics:
Chemistry: elements &
compounds
Physical and chemical
change
Energy transformation
Measurement
Scientific Theory
Guiding Questions:
What are some physical
properties used to
classify matter?
Specificity
Discuss heredity in
regards to dominant and
recessive traits
Assessment
Sample Assessment
Questions:
1.Identify heredity traits
that dictate
characteristics of
organisms.
Designated Six Weeks: 6th Six Weeks
Days to teach: 30 Days
Vocabulary
Instructional
Strategies
Genetics
Genes
Heredity
Traits
Punnet Square
Recessive Trait
Dominant Trait
Hypothesis
Data
Resources/
Weblinks
Examples of
Instructional
Strategies:
Journals
Cooperative learning
Discovery Learning
Graphic Organizers
KWL Chart
Scaffolding
Link to ELPS
Instructional
Strategies:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.u
s/rules/tac/chapter074/c
h074a.html
4F – Graphic
Organizers,
Visual/Videos, and
Manipulatives (soil)
3H- Accountable
conversation stems
1C – Word Wall,
Word Sort
2H – Book Review
2D – KWL
STEMsccpes:
www.stemscopes.com
Teacher Notes
TEKS Explanations
United Streaming
”Genes, Genetics, &
DNA”
“The Molecular Basis
of Heredity”
Myth Busters Scientific
Method Practice
Core Lab:
Gene Man Lab
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(1)In bold text, Knowledge and Skill Statement