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Ontario Curriculum Expectations: Grade 6 Science - Understanding Matter & Energy
1. Evaluate the impact of the use of electricity on both the way we live and the environment.
2. Investigate the characteristics of static and current electricity, and construct simple circuits.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electrical energy and its transformation into and from other forms of energy.
1. What is Electricity?
2. Types of Electricity - Static and Current
3. Sources of Electricity - Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Fossil Fuels
4. Measuring Electricity - Volts, Amps, Ohms, Watts
5. Electrical Circuits - Series and Parallel
6. Conductors and Insulators
7. Electricity's Impact on the Environment
What is in the unit?
In this unit you will find:
1. Information articles on the topics listed above.
2. Worksheets that review the information in the articles.
3. One project with cross curricular opportunities.
- Report Writing (Writing)
- Model making (Visual Arts)
- Informative Presentation (Oral Communication)
4. Final Test
5. Answer Keys
6. Project Rubric
7. Project Proposal Graphic Organizer
8. Static Electricity Experiment
9. Design & Build Challenge for Series & Parallel Circuits
1. Worksheets can be used as ongoing homework checks or collected and used as formative assessments.
2. Project has a rubric that is divided into three sections - Report, Model, and Presentation. The marks can be recorded as three separate assessments under their corresponding curriculum area or averaged as one mark. Or a combination of the two methods can be used.
3. Final Test - Matching, True or False, Multiple Choice, Diagram Drawing, and Short Answers
How to use the unit
The unit is meant to be used as a student handout with the articles, worksheets, experiments, project description and rubric to be photocopied for each student. Read through the articles together as a class and have students answer the corresponding worksheet. (Each article and worksheet should take around one 40 minute period). Take up the worksheet on the following day before starting the next article.
The project and experiments are meant to be completed in class under the supervision of the teacher. Students can work independently or in groups/pairs.
The test is to be given as a final summative assessment for the unit to evaluate what students have learned overall.
Links to other related Units
Biodiversity, Electricity, Space, and Flight Bundle
Air and Flight
Habitats and Communities
Pulleys and Gears
Rocks & Minerals
Matter, Forces, Human Body, and Energy Conservation Bundle
Properties of and Changes in Matter
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Human Organ Systems
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