The sixth grade science curriculum framework has four strands: Matter and Energy; Force, Motion, and Energy; Earth and Space; and Organisms and Environments.
The two strands that are a major focus of study are Matter and Energy and Force, Motion, and Energy. The course has been designed to be a foundation that each student can build on through hands-on activities, lab investigations, and projects.
Students understand science through a balance of content, process skills, problemsolving, and practical application and are encouraged to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning. The student knows that science has a vast body of changing and increasing knowledge described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models. The sixth grade science student develops skills in the areas of investigation, use of scientific equipment, and technology
-description from SBISD guide, "Middle School Program of Studies"