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Engaging Grade 6 Science Lessons

Are you looking for Grade 6 Science Lessons for the Ontario Curriculum but don’t know where to start? 2 Peas and a Dog has got you covered. 

Grade 6 science has many interesting units that students will find exciting and interesting. With these grade 6 science lessons, you will have no trouble making science fun and engaging

In the Space unit, students will learn key concepts about space and our solar system; in the Biodiversity unit, students will learn about the variety of life on Earth; in the Flight unit, students will learn all about how things fly – from how air works to what characteristics are needed to enable flight; and in the Electricity unit, students will dive into all things electricity – from how electricity works to how they can conserve electricity. 

Your students will love learning about these concepts, and with the units below, you will find them a breeze to use. 

All Grade 6 Science lessons: 

  • Provide plenty of student assignment choice and variety. 
  • Have detailed lesson plans, differentiated assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, and a lab), and sub plans.
  • Are laid out in an easy-to-use format, with title pages for easy access, detailed unit plans, answer keys, and assessment rubrics.
  • Come in both Google Slides and PDF formats – perfect for in-class or online learning.
  • Have both quizzes and a unit test in PDF format and as a self-marking Google Form.
  • Come with an MP3 article for each article and a science lab to reinforce learning.

When creating lessons, I think about how students learn best and what activities will engage students in their learning. These Grade 6 science lessons are not worksheets. These lessons combine interactive activities, videos, readings and inquiry assignments. 

You may even want to incorporate some science digital escape rooms into your Grade 6 science lessons to help your students learn the concepts. 

Engaging Grade 6 Science Lessons

This 200-page Grade 6 Science Space Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain key concepts about space and our solar system.

Grade 6 Science Space Unit

In this Grade 6 Science Space unit, teachers are provided with 12 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 6 science. Students will love this engaging and differentiated 193-page unit that explains some key concepts about space and our solar system. 

What teachers are saying: 

“This resource is great! My students were continually engaged throughout. There was a variety of activities and the readings include great photos and illustrations. I also like how simple and laid out the lesson plans are. I look forward to using the related Escape Room resource at the end of our unit.” – Crystal B.

Lesson Overview:

  • Introduction: Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  • Lesson 1: Solar System Components
  • Lesson 2: Light in Space
  • Lesson 3: Humans in Space
  • Lesson 4: Space Exploration Tools
  • Lesson 5: The Earth, Moon, and Sun
  • Lesson 6: Sun Dial Creation Lab
  • Lesson 7: Canadian Contributions To Space
  • Lesson 8: Space Exploration
  • Lesson 9: Mission To Mars Inquiry
  • Lesson 10: Space Unit Test
  • Lesson 11: Sub Plans
  • Lesson 12: Space Digital Escape Room

Find this unit on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

This 187-page Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain key concepts about biodiversity.

Grade 6 Science Biodiversity Unit

In this Grade 6 Science Biodiversity unit, teachers are provided with 18 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 6 science. Students will love this engaging and differentiated 187-page unit that explains some key concepts about biodiversity.

What teachers are saying: 

“It’s my first time teaching gr. 6 and this resource is wonderful! It hits all Ontario curriculum expectations and provides meaningful and engaging lessons. I love that it comes with a teacher lesson overview, links for videos, worksheets, etc! SO well done thank you so much! I’m enjoying it a lot!” – Sandra B.

Lesson Overview:

  • Introduction: Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  • Lesson 1A: Classifying Plants and Animals
  • Lesson 1B: The Classification System
  • Lesson 2: Biodiversity
  • Lesson 3: Biodiversity Within Species
  • Lesson 4: Biodiversity Within Ecosystems
  • Lesson 5: Interrelationships
  • Lesson 6: Everyday Products
  • Lesson 7: Invasive Species
  • Lesson 8: Comparing Organisms
  • Lesson 9: Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Lesson 10: Biodiversity in Agriculture
  • Lesson 11: Monoculture
  • Lesson 12: Local Issues
  • Lesson 13: Biodiversity Unit Test
  • Lesson 14: Sub Plans
  • Lesson 15: Dangerous North American Snakes Non-Fiction Article
  • Lesson 16: Biodiversity Digital Escape Room

Find this unit on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

This 179-page Grade 6 Science Flight Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain key concepts about how things fly.

Grade 6 Science Flight Unit

In this Grade 6 Science Flight unit, teachers are provided with 12 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 6 science. Students will love this engaging and differentiated 172-page unit that explains some key concepts about how things fly.

What teachers are saying: 

“I used this for a summer school program. I absolutly loved the format and wish I could find something to go along with CCSS. The kids found it engaging and recived many thank you notes from parents saying how much thier child is enjoying my class. We did the experiments in the videos too!” – Dayna S.

Lesson Overview:

  • Introduction: Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  • Lesson 1A: The Properties of Air
  • Lesson 1B: The Properties of Air Demonstration
  • Lesson 2: Compression and Insulation of Air
  • Lesson 3: Four Forces of Flight
  • Lesson 4: Unbalanced Forces
  • Lesson 5: How The Four Forces Can Be Altered
  • Lesson 6: Characteristics And Adaptations That Enable Living Things To Fly
  • Lesson 7: Paper Airplane Lab
  • Lesson 8: Air Travel Inquiry
  • Lesson 9: Flight Unit Test
  • Lesson 10: Sub Plans
  • Lesson 11: Drones Article Independent Work
  • Lesson 12: Flight Digital Escape Room

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This 236-page Grade 6 Science Electricity Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain key concepts about electricity.

Grade 6 Science Electricity Unit

In this Grade 6 Science Electricity unit, teachers are provided with 20 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 6 science. Students will love this engaging and differentiated 236-page unit that explains some key concepts about electricity.

What teachers are saying: 

“This unit was great!  So easy and ready to use. I needed to use a few as sub plans unexpectedly and I very easily added the slides to google classroom including MP3s and the answer key for a very easy Science lessons with no materials for the sub.  The labs and activities were easy to follow and needed basic items and the videos were age-appropriate and helpful too. This was super helpful and included everything I needed. I love that the whole thing is available print and digital and with mp3s- made it so easy to differentiate.” – Ms C. 

Lesson Overview:

  • Introduction: Safety Rules
  • Introduction: Vocabulary 
  • Current and Static Electricity
  • Static Electricity
  • Static Demonstration
  • Conductors and Insulators
  • Energy Conversions
  • Electrical Device Creation
  • Energy Transformations
  • Electrical Energy Transformation Device
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Creating Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Electricity Changes Over Time
  • Electricity Inquiry
  • Energy Conservation Project
  • Unit Test
  • Unit Review/Sub Plans
  • Electric Cars Article
  • Digital Escape Room

Find this unit on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

This 4-unit Grade 6 Science Bundle will help you teach Grade 6 Science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Electricity, Space, Flight, as well as Biodiversity.

Grade 6 Science Bundle

This 4-unit bundle will help you teach Grade 6 Science without a textbook. These engaging and differentiated units cover Electricity, Space, Flight, and Biodiversity – and your students are sure to love them.

Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2022

On top of the four units outlined above, the Grade 6 Science bundle also has a digital escape room for each unit. Digital escape rooms are perfect for reinforcing the science concepts your students have been learning, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and working together while being interactive and challenging. 

What teachers are saying: 

“Incredible science resource for grade six. This was a great investment to purchase the bundle. Well worth it. Always impressed with this TPT seller and highly recommend any of the products from this seller.” – Catherine C. 

Find this bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

Teach a 6/7 Split?

This 8-unit Grade 6/7 Science Units bundle will help you teach Grade 6 & 7 Science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Electricity, Space, Flight, Biodiversity, Interactions in the Environment, Heat in the Environment, Pure Substance and Mixtures as well as Understanding Structures and Mechanisms.

Grade 6/7 Science Bundle

This 8-unit bundle will help you teach Grade 6 & 7 Science without a textbook. These engaging and differentiated units cover Electricity, Space, Flight, Biodiversity, Interactions in the Environment, Heat in the Environment, Pure Substances and Mixtures, and Understanding Structures and Mechanisms.

As with the Grade 6 Science Bundle, this 6/7 bundle also includes digital escape rooms for every unit – perfect for creating classroom teamwork and getting your students to work together. 

What teachers are saying: 

“Great resource to cover all units. I like that it also includes video links of the topics.” – MsL4

Find this bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

 

Use these Grade 6 Science report card comments to help with report card writing.

Grade 6 Science Report Card Comments

If you’re teaching Grade 6 science lessons, why not give yourself a hand when report card time comes around with these Grade 6 Science Report Card Comments? 

These comments are:

  • 100% Editable
  • Google Docs™ Format
  • Comment Bank
  • Next Steps
  • Strands B – E
  • Ontario Curriculum Aligned

Find these report card comments on Teachers Pay Teachers (USD) and Shopify (CAD)

Teaching Grade 6 Science lessons doesn’t have to be daunting. With these units, bundles, and report card comments, you will be covered for the entire year of teaching Grade 6 science – without the headache of compiling all the lessons yourself. 

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