Grade 6
 

 

Standard III: Students will understand the relationship and attributes of objects in the solar system.

 

Accurate Planet Distance and Size

Description:

Make a scaled diagram of the planet sizes and their distances from the sun on adding machine paper.  Put's the solar system in accurate perspective.

Accurate Planet Distance and Size Unit

Sun

 

 

Standard VI: Students will understand properties and behavior of heat, light, and sound.

 

Conduction, Convection, and Stored Heat Energy

Description:

Feel convection heat transfer! Layer cold, room temperature, and hot water. Burn wood, wax, and a pecan to determine which substance has the most stored heat energy.

Conduction, Convection, and Stored Heat Energy Unit

Picture

Studying Heat, Light and Sound Energy Waves

Description:

Explore the parts of a wave by creating transverse and longitudinal waves with a slinky, a spring, and a rope. Use tuning forks to study sound waves.

Studying Heat, Light and Sound Energy Waves Unit

Wave diagram

Reflection and Transmission of Light

Description:

Are materials transparent, translucent, or opaque? Students try different materials. Reflection is studied with mirrors in multiple ways, one of which is a real mind bender!

Reflection and Transmission of Light Unit

      Reflection

Refraction of Light

Description:

Explore refraction of light through prisms and water. Use polarizing filters and calcite to observe how light can be split into horizontal and vertical waves.

Refraction of Light Unit

Glass Water