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Physical Science

Physical Science

In the first unit of Physical Science in Sixth Grade, students will work toward formulating an answer to the question, “How do atomic and molecular interactions explain the properties of matter that we see and feel?” by building an understanding of what occurs at the atomic and molecular scale. In unit two, students will work toward formulating an answer to the question, “How can energy be transferred from one object or system to another?” In unit 3, students will work toward answering the question “What are the characteristics and properties of waves and how can they be used?” In unit 4, students will develop an understanding of why some objects will keep moving, why objects fall to the ground and why some materials are attracted to each other while others are not.