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Grade 6 - Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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6th Grade Science Georgia Standards of Excellence

*New 6th Grade Science Self-Evaluation Checklist​: Consider using this resource to support students progressing towards standard mastery. 

GSE Clarifications​

*New: Science Instructional Resources

​​​​​​GaConnects is a new one-stop-shop site for Georgia educators built to provide quick access to GaDOE educational resources, Georgia Standards, data dashboards, professional learning, and GaDOE applications. GaDOE SuitCASE and GaDOE Inspire are two featured applications to support classroom Instruction. Click on “GaConnects Preview" in the SLDS for access, or go to Inspire (​.

​Instructional Resources

6th Grade Science Curriculum Map

Sixth Grade Pacing Guides

1.Pacing Guide: Solar System and Beyond
2.Pacing Guide: Earth-Moon-Sun
3.Pacing Guide: Earth’s Changing Landscape
4.Pacing Guide: Water in Earth’s Processes
5.Pacing Guide: Climate and Weather
6.Pacing Guide: Human Energy Needs

Instructional Segments 

1.  Solar System and Beyond

Retelling of the Story of Andromeda
Celestial Objects with Teacher Notes  

2. Earth-Moon-Sun

Phases of the Moon
What is the Climate Like?

3. Earth’s Changing Landscape

Land Surface Features

4. Water in Earth’s Processes

5. Climate and Weather 

Part One: Water Water Everywhere
Part Two: Sun and Water—How Do They Affect Earth?

6. Human Energy Needs

Distance Learning

This plan was specifically designed for use during these uncertain times as support for school districts, administrators, teachers, and parents who are working tirelessly to provide students with quality content in a remote format. The plan includes both "plugged and unplugged" activities.

6th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Solar System

​​6th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Water in Earth's Processes​

6th Grade Distance Learning Plan: Water Cycle and Pollution​


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Professional Learning

Visit the GaDOE science website  for professional learning opportunities, resources, and other information.

GaDOE has launched a new platform to provide the opportunity for science teachers, leaders and GaDOE staff to share thoughts and resources. Meet the wonderful virtual specialists from around the state that we are working with to lead groups. To get started, visit the GaDOE community website, select Create an Account and follow the prompts. Navigate to the Groups section and join the groups you are most interested in. We look forward to connecting!​

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