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6th Grade Science SEEd Resources

6th grade teachers, here are resources you can use for teaching science in your 6th grade class. If there is anything that you would like to see on this page that is not listed, or you can think of any of the items listed that need more expansion, or you have questions or need more information about any items listed, please write Paul Nance (the JSD Science Teacher Specialist) at or call at 801-244-6479.

The current 6-8 Science Core SEEd Standards are available at the website below. They went into effect the 2017-18 school year.

Below is the same 2017 6-8 Utah Science Core SEEd Standards booklet that can also be downloaded below along with other resources. Please notice that the recent adoption changed the document slightly for grades 6-8 including a new introduction and adding the Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) codes for each standard. However, none of the strand introductions, strands, or standards changed. (Read the new introduction for more details and explanation).

The Revised 2020-21 Open Education Resource Book for 6th Grade, written by the State of Utah, is now available for downloading, printing, and purchasing.  To go to this link, Click Here.


6th Grade Teacher Resources For Teaching the SEEd Science Core

JSD 6th Grade Science Webpage for 6th Grade SEEd Lesson Plans by Strands and Standards

Other Teaching Resources

USBE Open Education Resource (OER) Books to View, Downloading and Purchasing

6th Grade Proficiency Scales

Tools to Help You Teach/Assess 3-D Teaching

Science Assessment Resources

Materials for Teaching SEEd Lessons

USBE Science Classes

6th Science Book Lists


ISEE Science Groups Affiliated with USBE

Interactive Science Websites

Resource Content Links Activities

Important Links to Utah State Office of Education, UEN, and USTA

STEM Classroom Activities

STEM Fair Information 

STEM Fair Grant Information for Students and Teachers

2019 USTA Conference Presentation by Paul Nance 6.3.2

Literacy and Science Presentation and Supplements by Paul Nance 6.3.2

What is the new 2017 6th Grade SEEd Core All About?

  1. New 6th Grade Science SEEd Core Presentation
  2. Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards for 6th Through 8th Grades
  3. JSD 3D Learning Activity Template
  4. 2018-19 USOE 6th Grade OER Book for Online Access and Viewing
  5. 2018-19 USOE 6th Grade Open Education Resource Book for Downloading
  6. 2018-19 USOE 6th Grade Open Education Resource Book for Purchasing
  7. 2018-19 6th Grade Core SEEd Lesson Plans for all Standards–“SEEd Storylines”
  8. 6th Grade SEEd Content Courses, Self-Paced, on Canvas Run Through UEN
  9. Science and Engineering Best Practices Poster (SEP)
  10. Cross Cutting Concepts Poster (CCC)
  11. Disciplinary Core Ideas Poster (DCI)
  12. Sample Sage Cluster Questions for the New 6th Grade Science Core
  13.  Engineering Process Flow Chart
  14. Phenomena Ideas