Grade Six Science Content and Skills

Grade six science content and skills are based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. Grade six students are encouraged to build upon prior knowledge and developed science process skills to analyze science topics with more depth and rigor. Students focus on the topics below.

  • Science and Engineering Practices
  • Energy Sources and Transformation
  • Energy in the Atmosphere
  • Matter
  • Weather
  • Earth's Water
  • Watershed Systems
  • The Solar System


Science Standards of Learning Assessment

Grade six science content and skills are included in the Standards of Learning assessment students take at the end of their eighth grade year.


The 2018 Standards of Learning are located below.