Math and Science Activities from Jefferson Lab
Design and Engineering

English 6.1 Oral Language

- by oral participation in small group activities

Math 6.1 Number and Number Sense

- by determining the cost involved in moving large amounts of cargo

Math 6.2 Number and Number Sense

- by comparing the number of boats needed to carry cargo depending on a boat's limit

Science 6.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by recording precise and approximate measures

- by stating hypotheses in a way that identifies the independent and dependent variables

- by manipulating one variable over time with many repeated trials

- by collecting, recording and analyzing data

- by organizing and communicating data through graphical representations

Science 6.2 Demonstrate Scientific Reasoning and Logic

- by investigating, testing, and analyzing "boat" designs

- by basing conclusions on scientific evidence from a variety of sources

LS.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by organizing data into tables showing repeated trials and means

- by defining variables

- by establishing criteria for evaluating a prediction

- by identifying sources of experimental error

- by identifying independent variables, dependent variables and constants

- by controlling variables with repeated trials to test hypotheses

PS.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by recording and interpreting data from bar graphs

- by identifying independent and dependent variables, constants, controls and repeated trials

- by using research methods to investigate practical problems