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Skills available for Pennsylvania sixth-grade science standards

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4.1 Ecology

4.2 Watersheds and Wetlands

  • 4.2.6.A Watersheds

    • Identify the five major watersheds of Pennsylvania.

  • 4.2.6.B Wetlands

    • Describe the characteristics of soils found in a wetland.

  • 4.2.6.C Aquatic Ecosystems

    • Identify natural and human-made factors that affect water quality.

  • 4.2.6.D Science as Inquiry

4.3 Natural Resources

  • 4.3.6.A Use of Natural Resources

  • 4.3.6.B Availability of Natural Resources

  • 4.3.6.C Science as Inquiry

4.4 Agriculture and Society

  • 4.4.6.A Food and Fiber System

    • Explain how different plants and animals in the United States have specific growing requirements related to climate and soil conditions.

  • 4.4.6.B Importance of Agriculture

    • Analyze how soil types and geographic regions have impacted agriculture in Pennsylvania.

  • 4.4.6.C Applying Sciences to Agriculture

  • 4.4.6.D Technology Influences on Agriculture

  • 4.4.6.E Science as Inquiry

4.5 Humans and the Environment

  • 4.5.6.A Sustainability

    • Examine how historical events have shaped the sustainable use of natural resources.

  • 4.5.6.B Integrated Pest Management

  • 4.5.6.C Pollution

    • Identify key people and events that shaped the environmental history in the United States.

  • 4.5.6.D Waste Management

    • Explain the costs and benefits of recycling in controlling resource use.

  • 4.5.6.E Human Health Issues

  • 4.5.6.F Science as Inquiry