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  • Waters of Life and Death 6

     Grade 6

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    Program Description
    4 hour program
    1 class (32 students)
    Through inquiry-based activities, students analyze tap water as a mixture containing natural substances added by both nature and human activity. Students study water’s physical and chemical properties toward distinguishing water from other clear liquids, understanding what makes water the “Universal Solvent,” and appreciating the mixed blessing of a solvent that dissolves both life-supporting and life threatening solutes. Students must bring a cold lunch that can be consumed in 20 minutes.


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    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

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

    MS-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
    Analyzing and Interpreting Data

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
    PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Cause and Effect
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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
    EP.7 Come to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading, listening, and collaborations.
    MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems