Science 6

This course a study of various concepts about earth science, life science, physical science, and the human body. Students learn about new and current technology being developed that utilizes and benefits from science. They explore earthquakes and volcanoes, weathering and erosion, natural resources, and astronomy while learning about the earth and space. Life science topics include cells and classification systems as well as reproduction and genetics. While studying physical science, students investigate atoms and molecules, electricity and magnetism, and motion and machines. 

  • Plants – structure, pollination, fertilization, photosynthesis and respiration
  • Scientific Method – applied to plant tropisms
  • Food Webs – dissection of owl pellet
  • Earth Science introduction – branches of science – measurement and safety
  • Maps – types and use of topographic maps
  • Earth’s crust – formation, identification and use of minerals – with lab
  • Rock cycle – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks – with lab
  • Amphibians – common characteristics, anatomy of frog, dissection of injected frog.  Lab-eggs to adult frog (about 3 months)
  • Plate tectonics – plates and deformation of earth’s crust
  • Earthquakes – measurement and prediction techniques, Pacific Ring of fire, building modifications for safety. DVD- Northridge Earthquake
  • Volcanoes – types of eruptions, causes of eruptions.  DVD – Mt. St. Helens
  • Arthropods – characteristics, metamorphosis
  • Weathering – examples, rates of weathering, types of weathering, bedrock to soil and soil conservation
  • Atmosphere – layers of atmosphere, heating, winds, and pollution
  • Weather – air masses and fronts, severe weather, forecasting, tornados, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightning
  • Sensory organs – anatomy of eyes and ears (lab – dissection of pig eye), damage to ear from loud voices
  • Skeleton – study of 42 of the major and most important bones, types of bones, and joints
  • Cardiovascular system – pumping chambers, valves, circulatory sequence, (lab – dissection of pig heart)
  • Human reproduction – anatomy of male and female, ovulation, fertilization, development and birth of a baby, the most important STD’s, an appeal to follow God’s word and limit sexual activity to within marriage.  DVD – fetus in womb and birth of a baby
  • Digestive system – anatomy and chemistry of the digestive system, (lab – dissection of the digestive system of a fetal pig)
     
Textbook(s)

Science 6
Bob Jones University Press