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Grade 6: Science: Biodiversity

This guide has resources to support the grade 6 student in science. Topics include space, flight, diversity of living things, and electricity.

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Important words to know

Use a dictionary to learn the meaning of these words:

classification, biodiversity, natural community, interrelationships, vertebrate, invertebrate, stability, characteristics and organism.

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VLC BOOKMARK

Logins for all VLC databases are found on the back of the VLC Bookmark.

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INVASIVE SPECIES IN ONTARIO

INVERTEBRATES AND VERTEBRATES

BOOK SUGGESTIONS

What Is a Living Thing?

Children see themselves as part of a non-living world of houses, schools and televisions. This intriguing new book explains what a living thing is so that children can make the connection between themselves and other living things, including plants, animals, and insects.

Classification

What is an invertebrate? How are animals classified? What makes bacteria and fungi different? Investigate the curious world of life science. Find out for yourself about classification through activities that you can do at home. Learn about the five kingdoms of life. See how reptiles and birds are similar. This book will show you the importance of investigating and understanding the world around you.

Plants and Life

"Looking at Plants explores plant life and its value in our lives, using color photos to identify an array of plants and their parts. Complicated processes such as germination, pollination, and photosynthesis are clearly explained.

Flowers, Fruits and Seeds

Looking at Plants explores plant life and its value in our lives, using color photos to identify an array of plants and their parts.

What Is a Biome?

Biomes are the major communities of plants and animals in our world. Children will love learning about life in everything from the chilly arctic tundra biome to dry, grassy savannahs.

Real Kids - Real Science Books

An introduction to a vast and diverse group of animals, this book focuses on seven families of organisms, all of which can be easily collected or ordered by mail. Children rear crayfish and spiders, watch flatworms distinguish between light and dark, and more. Part of the Children's School of Science series. Almost 200 color photos.

Tree of Life

If every known species on Earth were a leaf on a tree, that tree would have 1 750 000 leaves. Since humans count for just one leaf on the tree, we have a lot to learn about the millions of other forms of life with which we share the world. A dazzlingly illustrated and child-friendly introduction to biodiversity, Tree of Life shows how living things are classified into five kingdoms -- and how each has much to tell us about all aspects of life on our planet. Tree of Life is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

K-GR. 6 ASK US/DEMANDE MOI

K-GR. 6: HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT MY TOPIC?

GET ORGANIZED

Inspiration software

Don't forget the Inspiration software found on all UCDSB computers.

This program is for visual learning:

graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping, outlining, webbing, and plots and graphs.

K-GR. 6: HOW DO I CREATE & CITE MY WORK

ACADEMIC HONESTY CHECKLIST & BOOKMARK

Use this checklist to help you cite your sources!

TEACHER RESOURCES