Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Science Grade 6

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 6 Science curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
  • Make observations in familiar or unfamiliar contexts
  • Identify questions to answer or problems to solve through scientific inquiry
  • Make predictions about the findings of their inquiry

Planning and conducting

  • With support, plan appropriate investigations to answer their questions or solve problems they have identified
  • Choose appropriate data to collect to answer their questions
  • Observe, measure, and record data, using appropriate tools, including digital technologies

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Construct and use a variety of methods, including tables, graphs, and digital technologies, as appropriate, to represent patterns or relationships in data
  • Identify patterns and connections in data
  • Compare data with predictions and develop explanations for results
  • Demonstrate an openness to new ideas and consideration of alternatives


  • Evaluate whether their investigations were fair tests
  • Identify possible sources of error
  • Suggest improvements to their investigation methods
  • Identify some of the assumptions in secondary sources
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence
  • Identify some of the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, school, and neighbourhood through personal or collaborative approaches
  • Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving


  • Communicate ideas, explanations, and processes in a variety of ways
  • Express and reflect on personal or shared experiences of place

MediaSmarts Resources


Students are expected to know the following:

  • the basic structures and functions of body systems:
    • excretory
    • reproductive
    • hormonal
    • nervous

MediaSmarts Resources