Grade 6 : Standard 6 - The Universe

Conceptual Strand 6

The cosmos is vast and explored well enough to know its basic structure and operational principles.

Guiding Question 6

What big ideas guide human understanding about the origin and structure of the universe, Earth’s place in the cosmos, and observable motions and patterns in the sky?

Grade Level Expectations Checks for Understanding State Performance Indicators

GLE 0607.6.1 Analyze information about the major components of the universe.

GLE 0607.6.2 Describe the relative distance of objects in the solar system from earth.

GLE 0607.6.3 Explain how the positional relationships among the earth, moon, and sun control the length of the day, lunar cycle, and year.

GLE 0607.6.4 Describe the different stages in the lunar cycle.

GLE 0607.6.5 Produce a model to demonstrate how the moon produces tides.

GLE 0607.6.6 Illustrate the relationship between the seasons and the earth-sun system.

GLE 0607.6.7 Describe the causes of lunar and solar eclipses.

607.6.1 Use data to draw conclusions about the major components of the universe.

607.6.2 Construct a model of the solar system showing accurate positional relationships and relative distances.

607.6.3 Investigate how the earth, sun, and moon are responsible for a day, lunar cycle, and year.

607.6.4 Explain why the positions of the earth, moon, and sun were used to develop calendars and clocks.

607.6.5 Illustrate the positions of the earth, moon, and sun during specific tidal conditions.

607.6.6 Diagram the relationship of the earth and sun that accounts for the seasons.

607.6.7 Model the positions of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.

SPI 0607.6.1 Use data to draw conclusions about the major components of the universe.

SPI 0607.6.2 Explain how the relative distance of objects from the earth affects how they appear.

SPI 0607.6.3 Distinguish among a day, lunar cycle, and year based on the movements of the earth, sun, and moon.

SPI 0607.6.4 Explain the different phases of the moon using a model of the earth, moon, and sun.

SPI 0607.6.5 Predict the types of tides that occur when the earth and moon occupy various positions.

SPI 0607.6.6 Use a diagram that shows the positions of the earth and sun to explain the four seasons.

SPI 0607.6.7 Explain the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse.

Four Seasons

During winter in the Northern Hemisphere the axis at the North Pole points away from the sun.
During summer in the Northern Hemisphere the axis at the North Pole points towards from the sun.

 

Eclipse

Tides

Gravity