North Carolina Science 6 A/B

North Carolina Science 6 is a two semester course that covers the fundamental concepts of Earth and space science, life science, and physical science.  Students will learn about the properties and classification of matter, the effect of thermal energy on the state of matter, and characteristics of light and sound waves by creating models. Students will learn about the factors responsible for temperature changes in objects. The course includes lessons on the phases of the moon and the interactions between the Sun, Earth, and Moon. Students will also learn about the history of space exploration, and how organisms use food to create energy for their growth and development.  Students will develop models to describe how organisms fit into ecosystems and interact with their environments. Online discussions, course activities, and unit activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills.