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Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

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  • Name:

    Science 6 (SC6)

  • Department:

    Grade 6

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Science 5 (SC5)

Science 6


This course introduces students to earth science, life science, and physical science. Students will conduct experiments and labs to learn about Earth, the Sun, the Moon, and space; plants and how they grow and reproduce; ecosystems and how they function; matter and its properties; chemical reactions; energy and its forms, waves, electricity, and magnetism. Students will learn to see the wonders of the natural and physical world as a part of God’s great design.

Special Notes:

This course includes hands-on labs and practical projects that require support from an adult. Most materials are household items or can be located locally. Please note that science labs require larger blocks of time to complete.

When only one semester is needed, it is strongly recommended that students take semester A of the elementary science course.

Students will need access to a printer and a scanner, scanner app or digital camera in order to submit work for the teacher to review.


How do seeds grow into plants? What makes it summer in one part of the world while it’s winter in another part? How do magnets work? If you’ve ever looked at creation in wonder, trying to understand why and how things happen, you’re a scientist in the making! In fact, when we open our minds and hearts to see God’s hand in nature, we discover how incredible our Creator is, and in this class, we get a first-hand look at many of those amazing aspects of creation by growing our own plants, building models and designing ecosystems! If you like to conduct experiments, you’ll be having hands-on fun all year long while learning the foundations of Earth science, life science, and physics. This course will also help you develop study skills and organizational skills necessary to succeed in future middle school courses.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

The class was very well organized and I loved the way the class was set up!

This course showed a fun way to learn science. I learned a lot of interesting subjects and I cannot wait for my next course! Thanks for teaching me!

At the start, I would walk around with zero care of my natural surroundings, because I had no knowledge of it! But now with the help of NSA science, the fog cleared, and I saw the wonders of science around me! Man, my walks in the sun will never be the same.