6th Grade Science – Lessons Overview

6th Grade Science Notebook – list of all lessons I have used in 6th grade.

Skills – Finding Volume using a Graduated Cylinder – Oct. 2018

Clicking on each of the links will lead you to the blog entries with additional information about each lesson. Not all notebook entries will have blog entries – more updates will be added as the year progresses.

For 2018-2019 Sequence – click here

Daily Prompts or Starters from 2017-2018 – Google Slides

Becoming  a Scientist

Properties of Matter


Minerals, Mining, & Rocks

22 thoughts on “6th Grade Science – Lessons Overview

  1. Dana January 11, 2022 / 7:45 am

    I just started homeschooling and this resource has been incredible helpful. Thanks a bunch for sharing!


    • Liz Belasic January 12, 2022 / 8:53 am

      Thank you for letting me know! Hope you find a lot of lessons that you can use 🙂


  2. Lillian August 26, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    What an awesome resource! Thank you for sharing!


    • Liz LaRosa August 26, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Hope you can find lessons you can use in your classroom, have a great year! Liz


  3. Megan Johnson August 25, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    What do do the days X,E,F,A,B mean? Do you but see your students daily?


    • Liz LaRosa August 26, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      We used to have a 6 day rotation, A-F, X was a special schedule, we met 5/6 days. Now we meet 4/5 days.


  4. Lillian Pei November 9, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Hi Liz! Just wondering about the Hershey’s Kiss Assembly Line–do you have the students simulate the assembly line, make them wrap fake hershey’s kisses? Thank you for all that you do!


    • Liz LaRosa November 12, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Lillian – yes, I used plastic dinosaur math manipulatives, foil, and ribbon – I will post the lesson soon, and in the spring, I will add photos. Thx! Liz


  5. Elizabeth Lewellen August 28, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I stumbled across your Middle School Science Blog and it is now my favorite resource online EVER!!! I have been teaching for 30 years, but just recently became a middle school science teacher. I am tasked this year with teaching NGSS to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students using OER. Needless to say its a daunting task to begin especially as one new to the subject area and grade level. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your amazing blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz LaRosa August 28, 2016 / 5:46 pm


      Best of luck to you this year teaching middle school science! I am happy to hear that my blog will be able to help you plan your lessons. You have plenty of classroom experience and I know you will do well. Have a great school year!!


    • Sarah Lester July 19, 2018 / 11:42 am

      I also am going into 7th grade science for the first time, and it is really overwhelming!


  6. April July 26, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I love your ideas and organization of your notebook. I have been following you for several years, and I have loved having you as a resource. Thank you for all the time you have spent creating the wonderful activities and resources.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz LaRosa July 26, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you so much April, I am happy to hear that you found resources that you can use in classes! 🙂


  7. Deb Mcginnis June 22, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Your ideas are awesome and so easily adaptable for 8th graders which is whom I teach. I was wondering about your atomic model ideas. There was no link and I am really looking for more ideas in that area. Can you post more on those please. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!


    • Liz LaRosa June 23, 2016 / 2:07 am

      Thank you Deb! I will be making updates over the summer, be sure to stop back, I need to finalize my lessons before I post them here.


  8. Mary Grizzle August 23, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Just a note of thanks for these amazing ideas. I have been teaching for 23 years and was just asked to teach science for the first time in 15. Needless to say I was overwhelmed. You have given me a great resource in your lessons. Thanks to you it will be a wonderful school year!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz LaRosa August 23, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Mary – Best of luck to you as you head back into the science classroom! Thank you for letting me know this will help make your transition easier! ~Liz


  9. anjana kapoor August 17, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    Thanks Liz for putting such a wonderful resource together for science teachers. I have been teaching for 15 years and enjoy your resources a lot. They are very helpful and easy to follow.
    Thank you once again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz LaRosa August 23, 2015 / 8:31 pm

      Anjana, Have a wonderful school year, happy to help! ~ Liz


  10. Anonymous August 6, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I just want to say thank you for putting together and sharing your amazing ideas and activities. Not only are your lessons fun and engaging but they are MEANINGFUL! This is my 3rd year of teaching 6th grade science (I taught primary for 12 years before) so I still feel like a new teacher all over again. Your page has offered numerous resources for me and I am truly thankful for that. You are an amazing resource! I hope you have a wonderful year!


    • Liz LaRosa August 6, 2015 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you for your positive feedback and letting me know you use these lessons in your classroom! I am happy to help provide free resources for teachers 🙂 Have a wonderful school year and best of luck!


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