Standards and Curriculum Framework

Grade 6 


Life Science 


Physical Science 


Science Resources

ESS Sample Lesson Plans – align instruction with the 2010 Science SOL by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

SOL Practice Items – Practice items provide examples of the new content and increased rigor of the 2010 Science SOL

Released SOL Tests – Released SOL tests in all subjects


– Provides detail on additions, deletions and changes included in the 2010 Science SOL.  

Instructional Resources

  • SOL Physical Science Activities, UVA Physics Department – investigations and lesson plans designed for each of the Physical Science SOL
  • Learn & Serve Virginia Grant – service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities

    – resources and suggestions for incorporating technology into sixth-grade science, life science and physical courses