6th Grade Curriculum

Milwood Magnet School Center for Math, Science, and Technology's 6th Grade Biotechnology curriculum is based on six units:

Unit 1 - Technological Innovations
Unit 2 - Global Food Chain
Unit 3 - Biofuel
Unit 4 - Medical Biotechnology
Unit 5 - Environmental Biotechnology
Unit 6 - Sustainable Systems

Unit 1 - Technological Innovations

Overarching Idea - E3: Making life Easy, Effective, and Efficient

Essential Question - How do technological innovations affect the efficient use or resources?

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Unit 2 - Global Food Chain

Overarching Idea - Sustaining and improving food production regionally and globally

Essential Question - How are shapes found in nature used in food production?

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Unit 3 - Biofuel

Overarching Idea - Sustainable power for human benefit

Essential Question - How do the differences between biofuels and fossil fuels impact your decisions?

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Unit 4 - Medial Biotechnology

Overarching Idea - Improving our Quality of Life

Essential Question - How have the advances in the medical field improved our use of space?

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Unit 5 - Environmental Biotechnology

Overarching Idea - Preserving and Restoring our environment

Essential Question - How do multiple representations effect your personal commitment to environmental issues?

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Unit 6 - Sustainable Systems

Overarching Idea - Adopting a sustainable quality lifestyle for ourselves and our posterity

Essential Question - How does understanding cause and effect relationships help solve problems?

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