Grade 6: How The World Works (31 July – 31 August 2018)

Transdisciplinary Theme: How The World Works

Central Idea: Energy may be transformed and used in various ways

Key concepts: Form, Function and Change

Related concepts: Energy, Transformation

Lines of Inquiry:

1. Different forms of energy

2. How energy can be transformed and used

3. Alternative energy

Summative assessment task(s):

What are the possible ways of assessing students’ understanding of the central idea? What evidence, including student-initiated actions, will we look for?

What (knowledge):  To know types of forces

Why (conceptual understanding):  In order to understand how to use forces to create technology that support human life

How (Situation): You are an engineer who design a machine using at least two simple machine concepts.

Content:  

  • Explain the concepts of simple machines used
  • Explain the force used
    Need improvement Satisfactory Good Excellent
    Design a machine The design shows picture but does not show measurement and inadequately labeled The design shows picture, clear measurement, and labeling for most components The design shows pictures, clear measurement, and labeling for all components The design shows neat pictures and colors, clear measurement and labeling for all components
    Create a machine One concept of simple machine is used, but cannot function properly One concept of simple machine is used and function properly Two concepts of simple machine are used and function properly More than two concepts of simple machine are used and function properly
    Create a machine using re-used materials All of the materials used are not re-used material Some of the materials used are re-used materials Most of the materials used are re-used materials All of the materials used are re-used materials
    Explain the concept of simple machine used Explanation indicates unclear understanding about the simple machine concepts and how the machine works Explanation indicates relatively clear understanding about the simple machine concepts and how the machine works Explanation indicates clear understanding about the simple machine concepts and how the machine works Explanation indicates clear understanding about the simple machine concepts and how the machine works, including clear evidence of the experiment
    Explain how forces work on the compound machine Explanation indicates unclear understanding about how forces work on the compound machine Explanation indicates relatively clear understanding about how forces work on the compound machine Explanation indicates clear understanding about how forces work on the compound machine Explanation indicates clear understanding about how forces work on the compound machine and demonstrate the evidence

                              Transdiciplinary Skills

    • Research skills: These skills will develop in finding facts and information about simple machine from books, internet and other resources.
    • Thinking skills: These skill will develop in the process of creating the simple machine project.

Learner profile

  • Thinkers : able to creatively solve any problems occur during the process of learning with more that 1 possible solutions.
  • Knowledgeable: able to gain meaningful knowledge along the process of the learning, and also be a resourceful person for the others.
  • Caring: able to reflect on the action that do and consider the impact of it to the others and the environment.

Attitudes

  • Creativity: able to come up with new and creative ideas in their simple machine project
  • Independencewill develop by showing independence in doing their task
  • Respect: Able to have sense of respect to others and the environment, especially in relation to the used of technology.

How parents can Support:

  • Provide opportunities for your children to find out more about the simple machine
  • Encourage your children to practice or apply what they have learned so they will have deeper understanding about the lessons they learned.
  • Spend time with your children to talk about and share what they have learned in this unit.

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