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Science - Sixth Grade 6.3

Charge It
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html
 

This introduction to the magic of electricity is sure to make your students' hair stand on end as they learn about the wonderful world of atoms and electrons! Students will discover the dangers and the power of electricity while observing and participating in experiments with our Van de Graaff generator and Jacob's Ladder. (Grades 3-9)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences: 3.1, 3.3, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, LS.1, PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.6, PS.11, ES.2, ES.12, ES.13, BIO.1, CH.2, CH.6, PH.1, PH.3, PH.4, PH.6, PH.8, PH.12, PH.13, Health SOL: 3.19, 3.23, 5.21, 8.15, 8.18
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Energy in the Balance Adapted from The NEED Project
http://www.deq.state.va.us/vanaturally/
mineralsandenergy.html
 

This cooperative activity encourages students to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources through a series of rating activities.

  • Location: Virginia Natural Resources Guide 
  • SOLs Covered: Science 4.8, 5.7, 6.3, 6.5, 6.11, PS.6, ES.7
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May the Force Be with You
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html 

Accelerate a mass with a force. Newton did it, and so can you! Force, motion, and energy--find out how energy is used and transformed, but never created or destroyed. Study the sources and applications of energy and learn how to make things move while you do work. Design, build and operate a roller coaster to demonstrate your understanding of energy, friction, inertia, acceleration, and gravity. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.10, PS.2, PS.5, PS.6, PS.10, PH.5, PH.6, PH.8
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Combine this program with the IMAX film THRILL RIDE: The Science of Fun, and the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! (1/31/04 - 5/2/04).
  • Dates: Available as an outreach program to your school
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Moon Colony
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Take an imaginary trip to the moon and construct a long-term cyber colony that is fully functional. Learn how to overcome similar problems that the Jamestown settlers faced. Learn about new problems that exist only in the hostile environment of outer space. Students will explore ways to use resources and create various means to sustain life on the moon by "growing" and "recycling" resources for daily living in a self-sufficient community. (Grades 4-6)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Mathematics: 4.5, 4.12, 5.21, 6.9, 6.10, Science: 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 5.1, 6.3, 6.10, 6.11, Social Studies: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3, 6.10, 6.11
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Roll With the Pitch: The Wright Flyer and Beyond
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html 

Explore the physical laws involved in flight, from birds and airplanes to the Space Shuttle and not so futuristic space planes. Work with Bernoulli's principle, the four forces affecting flight and Newton's Laws of Motion. Learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics, airfoil design and airplane/space plane lift, thrust and control. (Grades 4-10)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences SOL: 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 6.3, 6.10, PS.10, PH.5, PH.6
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

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