Science A (6th Grade)
(53) Life and Physical Sciences
(236) Science (grade 6)
(G) General or Regular
5th Grade Science
This course is the first in a two-course sequence and provides students with an introduction to Science, energy, force, weather, climate, the earth’s systems, and the living world. Some topics are explored in depth while others are introduced to serve as building blocks for later coursework. During this course students will explore science through everyday examples and experiences. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to navigate an online course while exploring specific science concepts; apply the scientific method while investigating a variety of science concepts; and calculate science data using the metric system.

  • What is science?
  • Scientific theories
  • Scientific laws
  • Scientific Method
  • Purpose Scientific Method
  • Steps Metric system
  • Metric conversions
  • Graphing for science
  • What is energy?
  • Potential and Kinetic energy
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
  • Force

Michigan Virtual School does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your local school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system.
Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.
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Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.
In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by MVS. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the MVU Help Desk by email at or by phone at (888) 889-2840.
Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.
No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.
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