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Skills available for Colorado sixth-grade science standards

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1 Physical Science

2 Life Science

3 Earth Systems Science

  • 1 Complex interrelationships exist between Earth's structure and natural processes that over time are both constructive and destructive

  • 2 Water on Earth is distributed and circulated through oceans, glaciers, rivers, ground water, and the atmosphere

    • Inquiry Questions:

    • Relevance and Application:

      • 1 Home water quality and consumption affects for health and conservation policies.

      • 2 Water systems affect local, regional, and world population development.

      • 3 Water-use irrigation patterns in Colorado affect economic development in the state.

    • Nature of Science:

  • 3 Earth's natural resources provide the foundation for human society's physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled

    • Inquiry Questions:

      • 1 What resources are found and used in our community?

      • 2 How can natural resources be identified and classified?

      • 3 How can we make responsible choices about the resources we use on a daily basis?

    • Relevance and Application:

      • 1 Natural resources come from a variety of locations and have to be mined or harvested, depending on the type.

      • 2 A resource can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the product being made. For example plastics, textiles, medications, and fertilizers are produced from petroleum.

      • 3 Resources in Colorado directly affect the state economy and society by providing employment and sources of revenue.

    • Nature of Science:

      • 1 Recognize and describe the ethical traditions of science: value peer review; truthful reporting of methods and outcomes; making work public; and sharing a lens of professional skepticism when reviewing the work of others.