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Science - Sixth Grade 6.7

Caution, Warning, DANGER!

Students explore options for hazardous household waste disposal and discuss alternatives to use of hazardous products. They define words associated with toxics and see product examples. Students learn how to clean copper using non-toxic substances.

  • Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • SOLs Covered: Science 6.2, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, & English 6.3
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Habitat Hunt

One of the fascinating things about coastal environments is the variety of habitats which can exist relatively close together. Extreme environmental changes such as periodic inundation, temperature fluctuation and varying salinity all make demands on flora and fauna which require some unique and highly specialized adaptations. In this activity, students explore three or more habitats. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 6.9, LS.1, LS.4, LS.5, LS.7, LS.10, LS.11, LS. 12 BIO.1, BIO 9
  • Time Required: Time Required at the Park: 2 to 4 hours, access to tidal areas might be limited by the tide. Ask park staff in advance which phase is best. 
  • Dates: Time of Year: Any but observations will vary with the seasons.
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Low on Gravity on the ISS 

Travel to the International Space Station to see how we live and work in space. Learn how Newton's Laws are involved in how space vehicles get into space and stay in orbit, and how astronauts work in space with less gravity and friction. See what happens to marshmallows and balloons in a vacuum. Find out why astronauts have to be in top physical condition and how they stay fit in space.

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 6.1, 6.7, 6.8, LS.1, LS.3, LS,4, BIO.1, BIO.5
  • Time Required: 30 mins. Goes well with the program Space Colony: To Mars and the IMAX film Space Station.
  • Dates: Available as an outreach program to your school
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What state of matter is this!?!? In this experiment, students observe and experiment with a strange substance in an attempt to classify it.

  • Location: The Jefferson Lab
  • SOLs Covered: English: 6.1, 6.7, Science: 6.1, 6.6, 6.7, LS.1, PS.1
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Researching the Bay

This activity teaches students some of the skills needed for researching Chesapeake Bay information. Included are suggestions for students to make the research process less taxing, resource lists for students and teachers, and ideas for teachers to increase student success. (Grades 4-12)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8. 6.1, 6.2, LS.1, LS.12 English: 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.8, 7.10, 8.1, 8.4, 8.5, 9.4, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10.1, 10.2, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8 12.9, 12.10, 12.13 C/t 5.4
  • Time Required: 2-4 class periods.
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