6th Grade

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In Case of Lab Safety Emergency - refer to documents HERE that guide safety in our science classrooms and/or refer to instructions on online SDS sheets HERE and/or call the CMS Environmental Safety Dept. at 980-343-6040 for further guidance. Report all accidents to an administrator.



North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Resources for MS Science

NCDPI 6th Grade Resources - includes essential standards, unpacked content, assessment examples, formative assessment probe alignment, safety resources and links to additional resources

CMS Science Resources

  • activities aligned by standard
  • pacing reflects EOC percentages
  • essential vocabulary
  • guiding questions & key questions
  • essential labs
  • unpacked standards broken down into "I CAN' statements

CMS Pacing Guide & Notes - Recommended

CMS Science 6 Curriculum Guide - Recommended

CMS Curriculum Resources - Recommended
PASCO Lab Investigations

What You Should Be Teaching - Powerpoints to assist teachers in understanding the key points they should remember to include in lesson planning and to identify student misconceptions; provides links to classroom resources; organized by standard and objective; this is not a substitute for the CMS Curriculum Guide


CMS Reading Apprenticeship Lessons - Recommended
2nd Tier Vocabulary List


CMS 6th Grade Common Core Performance Tasks - Approved Examples

Keeley Formative Assessments - aligned by Essential Standards

Essential Standards Alignments
Keeley Formative Assessment Probe Books - these books are in PDF format; you can print and/or save just the pages you need; you can also change the language in the probes to reflect your needs

CMS Formative Assessments available on SchoolNet - READY TO USE!

SchoolNet (Please use Firefox browser) - HomeBase > Applications > SchoolNet > Assessment Admin > Find a Test
CLICK HERE to Learn to Administer a SchoolNet Assessment Online (on CMS Intranet) - CLICK HERE for Step-by-Step Pictures - email datatools@cms.k12.nc.us for further assistance
TEST NAME & TEST ID

POWER SCHOOL ONLINE PASSCODE
CMS SCI 6 6.P.1 [1166224]

Online Passcode: PU4NA8
CMS SCI 6 6.P.2 [1166225]

Online Passcode: FE9DY5
CMS SCI 6 6.P.3 [1166226]

Online Passcode: QE7PE8XE
CMS SCI 6 6.E.1 [1166227]

Online Passcode: JE5SY6MU4
CMS SCI 6 6.E.2 [1166228]

Online Passcode: QY6RU5TA
CMS SCI 6 6.L.1 [1166229]

Online Passcode: ZY9WY9PU4
CMS SCI 6 6.L.2 [1166230]

Online Passcode: ZU3HY9C
CMS SCI PRACTICE MIDTERM EXAM [1166231]

Online Passcode: CA7XA8FY
CMS SCI PRACTICE FINAL EXAM [1166232]

Online Passcode: CU2DU8ZE

6th Grade Final Exam Information

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There will be 40 multiple choice items & NO constructed response items on the Grade 6 Science Final Exam with 120 min. time limit (unless the student has accommodations)

NC Final Exams Materials List & Course Codes Associated with that Final Exam

Middle Grades Science Specifications & Weights

NC Released Forms - Spring 2013 - on SchoolNet (see codes above)

NC Released Forms - Fall 2014 - Soon to be on SchoolNet

Common Exam Sample Questions

NC Final Exams FAQs - from NCDPI

NCDPI Final Exam HOME PAGE

SIOP - Extended Science Vocabulary List

2nd Tier Vocabulary List - the non-science words a student might need to know to answer a question correctly in Biology! Please email me with any words you think might need to be included!!

Test Question Development

Test Questions are Designed using Revised Blooms Taxonomy

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Click on CHRIS to see Content Videos!

Chris Clark's 6th Grade Content Instructional Videos - Click Here


CMS Chemical Hygiene Plan