This is designed to be a weekly spiral review of 6th Grade science concepts. The sheet includes a mixture of questions from four main topics: Earth Science, Space Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. The content is aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards, which are closely aligned to National Science Standards. The purpose for this skills sheet is to review a small part of each of the sixth grade science standards to help prepare students for an end of year test.
The review sheet includes 25 multiple choice questions and one Constructed Response question. Although it is modeled after the format for the North Carolina Measure of Student Learning (MSL) assessment, it also closely matches the format of many other states' end of year tests. An answer key is included, as well as a rubric for scoring the Constructed Response.
This resource also contains tips for weekly management of the assignment, such as a reward system (reward punch cards and a "Life Line" student reward sheet are included), description of student guidelines, suggested grading procedures, and use of the sheet after it has been completed and graded. The questions are organized in a way that makes it easy for students to identify the main topic of the question, and also to allow the teacher to easily cut out the questions to be used in games and quick formative assessments.
This has been tested and used in two different sixth grade classrooms, with positive results. Studying Science Skills is also available in sets of five review sheets, check out the rest of my Teachers Pay Teachers products to find out more.