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Sixth grade

Sixth grade (called Grade 6 in some regions) is a year of education in the United States and some other nations. The sixth grade is the sixth school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 11 – 12 years old. Traditionally, sixth grade is the first year of middle school, or the final year of elementary school.

In the United States and Canada, sixth grade is usually the first year of middle school, or the last year of elementary school, as stated above. Students usually have different teachers for each subject. Grade 6 also usually means having a locker in these countries.

In Malta, 6th grade is equivalent to Form 1 age of 11-12. This is the first year where students have different teachers for each subject but most schools have the same classroom for most of the subjects(such as Mathematics, English, Italian, French, science, Maltese etc.). This is the first year of secondary school.

In Ireland, the equivalent is 6th Class which is the 8th year, and final year of Primary School.

In Singapore, the equivalent is Primary 5 or Primary 6, as the Singapore academic year starts in January, unlike in Europe, Canada, and The USA where it starts in September.

Average students start learning Algebra, Statistics/Data Analysis. For English, students learn English grammar. For Science classes, students learn about Biology, Chemistry and Physics as diverging branches of Science.

Advanced students in "special classes", known as SAP,or start learning Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra. For English, students start learning to write short stories and exploration of Shakespeare. For Science classes, students learn about agricultural contamination, industrial pollution and the origin of species (evolution).

Gifted Education Programme (GEP) students start learning the History of Mathematics, and Applications of Complex Algebra and Trigonometry in industrial circumstances. For English, GEP students start to learn writing their own novels, poetry and documentaries. For Science classes, students are encouraged to develop their own software applications such as iphone apps. GEP students also learn about the origin of the Empiricism in Science with the advent of European Enlightenment.


Its English and Welsh equivalent is Year 7, the first year of secondary school. Its Northern Irish equivalent is First Form or Year 8, which is also the first year of secondary school. The Scottish equivalent is Primary 7, which is the last year of primary school.

In Brazil, the age of the first year in elementary school was recently raised from 8 to 9 years. As such the minimum age required to enter the 6th grade was changed from 10 to 11 years old.

In the Philippines, the age to be a Grade 6 student/6th grader is between 11- 12 yrs. old. In some places, 6th graders are aged from 9 - 10 yrs. old because of their status of being an accelerant.

In Australia, Sixth grade is the last or second last year of Primary School.

In New Zealand, it is considered Year 7, the first year of intermediate school.

In Finland, equivalent is grade 6 (ages 11–12).

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Answers:my.hrw.com they have all the textbooks online but i think you need a password though

Question:Okay I can't go to the library. I can't buy any books. Will someone please tell me where i can go to find an entire science book on what ever topic. It must be in 6th grade reading level. Please and Thank you.

Answers:www.khanacademy.org ^ Check this site, oughtta help.

Question:Im In The 6th grade and my grades are really low.its summer break and after,im moving and ill be in the 7th grade.I was planning on studying with my math and science book but they took them. :( How Can Study 6 and 7th grade science and math online? ''free''

Answers:I'm in seventh grade currently. First of all, are you transfering into a private school or a very advance one? If not, well, how to put this lightly. I have promised myself a billion times that I would study, but I never do. But I always do fine in tests as long as I concentrate. In my primary years, my school made us play this fun maths site where you compete with people all over the country. But if your school hasn't gave you your password, I'm pretty sure you have to pay. But here is the link anyway: http://www.mathletics.com.au/ OMG! The kid that has the highest points in the world is a kid that is in my primary!! Wow,..... About science, I've looked around, can't really find anything one it. So sorry :( But I hope that site helps!!

Question:I have narrowed down our choices for science and I would like anyone to comment, either positive or negative on the following: 1. Exploring Creation With ... series 2. Lifepac Science I have looked at dozens of reviews on line, but they are so contradicting! One says Lifepac is great while another says the oposite. Please, I need anyone who has used either series to give me a detailed opinion and summary of them, including level of difficulty, use of extra materials, etc... Thank you!

Answers:I have one child just finishing up his grade 6 science. We have used the Wonders of Creation series (www.answersingenesis.org) . He really likes it and the books themselves are beautiful, high quality texts that provoke thoughtful learning. I realize that doesn't really answer your question, but consider this: What is your child's learning style? what is your lifestyle? do you prefer workbooks or texts? What are your child's interests? If you really can't decide which to buy, and it doesn't matter to you, perhaps your child could decide. This would help him or her to have a sense of ownership in his education, possibly being a motivation. Do you have younger ones who will use the materials? Maybe nonconsumable is best for you. Are you a very busy mom? then workbooks might make your life a little easier. Personally, I think that at this age, workbooks aren't the answer, unless they are used only for one or two subjects. The student should be learning to take notes, write short papers on given topics, doing research on his own. Filling in blanks and multiple choice isn't really thoughtful learning - it's testing to find what they can remember. Sorry to not have answered your question directly. Hope I helped anyway! Reviews online will always be contradicting, because different things work with different families. That's one of the blessings of home education. We have so many choices. Choose what's right for YOUR family!

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6th Grade Science :The footage of K'Nex cars ramming into eachother during science class 2003

6th Grade Science Fair :Learning how to learn is a primary goal of education. Take a look at the first time this school included a science fair project for each 6th grader. Ms. Grimm is one of those teachers who make a difference in our world.