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Ontario Curriculum Expectations: Grade 6 Science - Understanding Earth and Space Systems

1. Assess the impact of space exploration on society and the environment.
2. Investigate characteristics of the systems of which the earth is a part and the relationship
between the earth, the sun, and the moon.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of components of the systems of which the earth is a part, and explain the phenomena that result from the movement of different bodies in space.

Topics Covered

1. Solar System - The Sun, Planets, Asteroids, Meteors, Comets
2. Satellites - Natural and Artificial
3. Seasons
4. Key Astronauts and their Accomplishments

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

Assessment Opportunities

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, and Short Answer

How to use the unit

The unit is meant to be used as a student handout with the worksheets, 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 is 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.


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Teaching Duration
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