Behold and See 6


Science, Grade 6

This full-color science program provides a comprehensive overview of physical science, ecology, and astronomy from a Catholic perspective. Includes hands-on projects and experiments!


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Did you know that you can lift an elephant with one hand if you use enough moveable pulleys? Did you know that there are plants that look like pebbles and insects that look like dead leaves? Did you know that the gold in your parents’ wedding rings was forged inside an explosion 700 septillion (700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) times more powerful than the most powerful nuclear weapon? You will, once you have completed Behold and See 6!

Behold and See 6 guides students to an in-depth, conceptual understanding of physical science, ecology, and astronomy, while communicating the richness and order of God’s creation and reflecting on the proper use of scientific knowledge for the glory of God. This complete course features:

  • An engaging, conversational style
  • A lavishly-illustrated, full-color interior
  • Text addressed to the student to encourage independent learning
  • Hands-on, budget-friendly experiments that actually work
  • Little to no teacher prep
  • Removable answer key

 Behold and See 6 focuses on physical science, ecology, and astronomy:

  • Unit 1–Matter and Energy: students study and experiment with physical science, chemistry, and physics—electricity and magnetism, levers and pulleys, and similar topics.
  • Unit 2–Biomes: students tour the world, meeting creatures as amusing as the shovel-snouted lizard and as sinister as the strangler fig. Along the way, students learn about interdependence, food chains, climates, and the remarkable “equipment” God has given His creatures to help them survive.
  • Unit 3–Astronomy: students discover the wonders of astronomy, using the skills learned in Units 1 and 2 to explore the night sky, solar system, galaxies, and the universe.

The accompanying Behold and See 6 Workbook provides: 

  • Student-friendly exercises and experiments
  • Research assignments
  • Science Notebook assignments
  • Star-gazing activities
  • Extension activities
  • Weblinks

Recommended for sixth- through eighth-grade use. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans: Sixth Grade or Behold and See 6 Daily Lesson Plans.

Introduction to Science

Mass, Density, & the Classification of Matter: Mass, density, gravity, buoyancy, parts of the atom, classification of matter
Change of State and Solubility: Three states of matter, solubility
Types of Energy: Types of energy, transfer of energy
Electricity and Magnetism: Electricity, magnetism
Simple Machines: Simple machines
Review of Unit 1

Introduction to Biomes: Food chains, interdependence, climates
Arctic Tundra: Weather, soil, plants, and animals of the arctic tundra
Boreal Forest: Weather, soil, plants, and animals of the boreal forest
Forests: Temperate and Tropical: Weather, soil, plants, and animals of the temperate and tropical forests
Grasslands and Deserts: Weather, soil, plants, and animals of the prairies, savannas, and deserts
Stewards of Creation: Conservation, wise use of natural resources
Review of Unit 2

Constellations and Star-Gazing: Constellations, rotation, revolution
Gravity, Orbits, and the Moon: Gravity, lunar phases, eclipses
The Sun and the Other Stars: Aurorae, nuclear fusion, white dwarf stars, supernovae
The Solar System: Terrestrial and jovian planets, greenhouse effect, comets, meteors
Galaxies and the Universe: Milky Way, star birth, Big Bang
Review of Units 1–3

Product Code: BAS6-T
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 356 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9780985164218
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? No, purchase one per family.
Answer key: None required.

Product Code: BAS6-W
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 158 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9780985164225
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

RoseMary C. Johnson was homeschooled with CHC materials from preschool through high school. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a concentration in Greek. She completed a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Dallas. RoseMary is the now the General Editor of CHC’s publications, including The Treasure Trove of Literature and Ever Ancient, Ever New: Art History, Appreciation, Theory, and Practice.

“Enjoying the ‘Floating Egg experiment’ from Behold and See 6.” —Jax, FL

I have a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and thus a rich science background and I have rarely found science texts that are accurate even at the elementary level. Additionally we have the polarizing science vs. religion that is found in almost every text. Thankfully CHC has provided Catholic homeschoolers with accurate and catechetically sound science texts.

Photo submitted by Juli, IL.

Our sixth grader, learning about the process of physical separation in science this week by making whipped butter. We love our Catholic Heritage Curricula Behold & See Science!

Photo submitted by Juli, IL.

Science is FUN! Behold & See 6 – learning about kinetic vs potential energy AND chemical vs mechanical energy with a bottle rocket experiment.

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