6th Grade


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

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

Online Passcode: CA7XA8FY

Online Passcode: CU2DU8ZE

6th Grade Final Exam Information

Grade 6 Final Exam Questions per Obj.JPG


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


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

Chris Clark.JPG
Click on CHRIS to see Content Videos!

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

CMS Chemical Hygiene Plan