In Grade 6 students will study the following topics: The Earth's surface, focusing on creating and interpreting maps. We will also investigate the forces that affect the surface of the Earth including weather and erosion. We will study topography and the expanses of geologic time, Earth's interior, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, and minerals, as well as learn how to use various instruments of measurement. The human body systems will be taught the second half of the year. Students must come prepared to class with their notebook, textbook, school planner, and assignment.