Welcome to sixth grade Family and Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences is everything to do with your life. In sixth grade our curriculum is broken down into three distinct units. The first unit examines how you are unique, different types of families, qualities that will help you be a good friend, family member and employee in the future, peer pressure, communications and cyber-bullying.The second unit looks at foods and nutrition. We will prepare some food items using the microwave, range and oven. We examine the nutritional value of some food items and their functions in our bodies, and we will discuss the importance of proper food handling and sanitation.