Hi! My name is Tricia Stone and I am a 6th grade Science teacher on the Tiger team. I maintain an engaging and thought provoking learning environment. In my classroom students are always learning through guided discovery!

In grades 6-8, students are encouraged to build upon prior knowledge and developed science process skills to analyze science topics with more depth and rigor. Students in grade 6 science focus on the topics of earth and space science. Students take a Standards of Learning assessment for the content from grades 6 - 8 in May of the 8th grade year. Students in grades 6 - 8 work with experimental design and inquiry processes. Middle school science courses are laboratory-based and students are actively involved in the collection and analysis of authentic experimental data. 

Key topics studied in 6th Grade:

  • Scientific Investigation, Reason, & Logic (SOL 6.1)
  • Force, Motion, & Energy (SOL 6.2, 6.3)
  • Matter (SOL 6.1, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6)
  • Living Systems (SOL 6.7) 
  • Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems (SOL 6.8)
  • Earth Resources (SOL 6.9)