The NGSS in California

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Skills available for California sixth-grade science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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MS Structure, Function, and Information Processing

MS Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

MS Earth's Systems

MS Weather and Climate

MS Energy

  • MS-PS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.

  • MS-PS3-4 Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.

  • MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

MS Human Impacts

  • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

MS Engineering Design