Students studying Geology in Grade 6 will investigate how Earth’s surface is
formed, describe processes that change Earth, and explain the physical effects of these
processes. Grade 6 students should be able to compare the physical and chemical composition of the crust, mantle, and core. They should describe the formation of rocks and fossils and the composition of soil. They should also explain how human activity causes erosion and describe methods of conservation.

UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 23: Landsat image of the Earth, 1975. This shows three river valleys in an unidentified region of the Earth. Five Landsats were launched between 1972 and 1984 to study the Earth in various spectral bands from the visible to the infrared with a resolution of about 30 metres. The Landsat programme is an ongoing one. Landsat 7, launched in 1999 is able to view the EarthÂ’s surface at a resolution of 15 metres, and the next satellite, Landsat 8, is scheduled to be launched into orbit in 2005. The satellites are used to provide information for map making, studies of land use, pollution monitoring and mineral prospecting. (Photo by Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images)

Earth Satellite Image Getty, Image. Discovery Education. Web. 14 August 2017.