Learning Resources for

6th Grade


Sixth graders learn to analyze what they’re reading, summarizing plot and themes, and can write longer assignments that may take a long as a week. They’ll also learn to do math with fractions, solve equations with ratios and rates, use negative numbers, solve algebra equations with a single variable, understand basic statistics, and they’ll go deeper into geometry, calculating surface area and volume. Search our database of books, educational videos, educational apps, online classes, and more for help with any of these subjects or for sixth grade social studies, history, or science.

Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work

Astronomy   2nd - 6th | Book

Why do planets spin? How hot is the Sun? What keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth? What are Saturn's rings made of? What's a black hole in space? Now you can discover the answers to these and...

$12

Astronomy Kit

Astronomy   1st - 8th | Product

What you will do in this course: Experiment with Earth’s Tilt, Rotation & Revolution Experiment with a Sundial Make a Constellation Experiment with Moon Phases Experiment with Moon Craters...

$180

Atlas of Africa

African Geography   2nd - College | Website

Free political, physical and outline maps of Africa and individual country maps. Detailed geography information for teachers, students and travelers. Also includes full geographic data, a summary...

Free

Atlas of Asia

Asian Geography   2nd - College | Website

A guide to Asia including maps facts and information about Asia, free printable map of Asia.  Page includes detailed geographical facts about the continent and its countries, a summary of Asian...

Free

¡Avancemos! Homeschool Spanish Package

Spanish   6th - High School | Online resource, Product

¡Avancemos! includes the perfect blend of culture, instruction and interaction, enabling and motivating students to succeed. Get your package today! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Spanish program,...

$96

Backyard BBQ Science

Chemistry   1st - High School | Online/YouTube video

Series of at-home experiments based on things you'll have on hand for a backyard BBQ such as the "soda can crusher", "screaming gummy worms," the "smoke ring launcher," and the classic "diet coke...

Free

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft

Pastries   6th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The leading learning tool for all levels of baking and pastry ability, newly illustrated and updated Praised by top pastry chefs and bakers as “an indispensable guide” and “the ultimate baking and...

$38

Base Inventor Kit

Electronics   3rd - 8th | Toy/Product

The introductory Base Inventor Kit from littleBits includes everything creative kids need to turn their ideas into inventions! With a range of Bits that move, light up, and make noise, kids gain...

$100

Basic Algebra Word Problems

Algebra 1   4th - 7th | Online video/YouTube

Word Problems for Introductory Algebra

Free

Basic geometry

Geometry   3rd - 7th | Online class

Let’s draw points, lines, line segments, and rays. We’ll also think about perpendicular and parallel lines and identify these in two-dimensional figures. Common Core Standard: 4.G.A.1

Free

Basic Math Online Course

Math   5th - 6th | Online class

Join Professor Mary Pyo’s Basic Mathematics online course to learn the essentials of math or brush up on your skills. Mary begins with easy-to-understand explanations of concepts and follows up...

$35 monthly

Basics of Photography: The Complete Guide

Digital Photography   4th - College | Online resource

We spent the last week learning all about the basics of photography, from the way your camera works to composing your photos to editing them in post. Here’s the complete guide, along with a PDF of...

Free

Becoming a Confident Quilter: Lessons and Techniques Plus 14 Quilt Patterns

Quilting   4th - College | Book

In her easygoing style, entertaining blogger Elizabeth Dackson presents a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all quilters.

$10

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music: Easy-to-use, Easy-to-carry, a Simple Introduction for All Ages

Reading Music   3rd - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The perfect companion to “Chords for Kids” and “My First Recorder Music”, this is the ideal guide for those who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the...

$7

Beginning Photography Tips - ImprovePhotography

Photography   4th - College | Online resource

I have taught the basics of photography to millions of photographers around the world through Improve Photography, so I know just exactly how difficult it can seem to learn the basics of...

Free

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

US Government   Pre-K - 9th | Online resource

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the...

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Bien dit! Homeschool French Textbook

French   6th - High School | Online resource, Product

Bien dit! Homeschool, a highly interactive French package, features a powerful blend of culture, instruction and the latest technology. Bien dit! gives students the ability—and confidence—to...

$96

Biology Coloring Book

Biology   4th - 6th | Book

The Biology Coloring Book consisting of colorable drawings and related terms beginning with the basic building blocks of life – matter and elements – and working up from the cell to tissues,...

$13

Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Biology   2nd - 6th | Book

What's the effect of osmosis on a raisin?How is water transported through plant stems?What's the best way to grow penicillin?How are butterflies different from moths?Now you can discover answers to...

$12

Birds-of-Paradise Project

Birds (Ornithology)   6th - College | Online resource

The birds-of-paradise are among the most beautiful creatures on earth—and an extraordinary example of evolutionary adaptation. On this site you can find what few have witnessed in the wild: the...

Free

Blades Interactive Science Book

Grasslands   3rd - 6th | iPhone/iPad

Blades is a state of the art, upper elementary book based on the grassland biome, and part our Crack The Books™ series of interactive science books. Developed in collaboration with the Doane...

$6

Boss Keys - Non-linear Level Design

Video Game Design   6th - College | Online/YouTube video

A game-by-game analysis of non-linear level design in games like Zelda, Dark Souls, and Metroid

Free

BrainQuake Math

Math   4th - 7th | Mac Software, Website, Windows Software

BrainQuake Math is a groundbreaking puzzler backed by peer-reviewed, published efficacy research. Proven to develop all important number sense, the foundation of mathematical thinking and problem...

$3

Bridge Constructor Portal

Engineering   4th - College | Android App, PlayStation Game, iPhone/iPad App, Mac Software, Windows Software, Xbox Game, Game

Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games. As a new employee in the Aperture...

$5

Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding

Science   6th - 8th | Book, ebook/Kindle

How to Teach Science for Kids’ Success The “Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding” (BFSU) series provides lesson plans that will enable even a novice teacher with little science...

$35

BusyTeacher.org

English as a Second Language (ESL)   Pre-K - College | Worksheet/Printable

Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

Free

Canadian Geography

Canadian Geography   4th - 9th | Online resource

Unique map games using maps of Canada. Hear the names of provinces, territories, and capitals pronounced. Plus additional information about Canadian history, geography, ecology and more. Play games...

Free
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Can You Hear It?

Music   2nd - 6th | Book, Audio CD/MP3

In association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Now the best-selling series Can You Find It? in a great new format! Similar to Abrams best-selling series, Can You Find It?, in this book, young...

$19

Career and Technical Education

Career Planning   5th - High School | ebook/Kindle, Online video/YouTube

Students and other library patrons will have a myriad of opportunities to explore possible careers and gain background in various fields, ranging from science and technology to economics and...

$559

Characters in a Scene: Sketch to Digital | Patrick Brown

Illustration   6th - College | Online video/YouTube

Concept art, game design, character design: they all rely on a solid basic sketch, a sense of color, and line drawing skills. You will learn how to work with strong outlines to hold the artwork...

$15 monthly

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