6th Grade Activities and Materials
Vocabulary List - words and terms used by students while at Jefferson Lab.
What is Matter? - an overview of the structure of matter.
What is Jefferson Lab? - an overview of Jefferson Lab and it's role in exploring matter.
Careers at Jefferson Lab - a brief discussion of the types of technical jobs at Jefferson Lab and the education needed for each one.
Periodic Table of Elements - a listing of all currently known elements through number 118.
Puzzles and Games
Element Word Search - Find the names of 40 elements hidden vertically, horizontally, backwards and diagonally in this word search puzzle!
Geometry Word Search - Find 32 terms used in origami and geometry hidden vertically, horizontally, backwards and diagonally in this word search puzzle!
Element Bingo - Learn the elements' chemical symbols by playing a game of bingo!
Mystery Picture - Practice plotting coordinates while uncovering a mystery picture!
BEAMS Fractions - Reduce fractions and use a code to find the names of the six quarks.
BEAMS Spelling Search - Find and fix the misspelled words.
A Different Way of Measuring - students determine the area of a dime using a method similar to one used by nuclear physicists to determine the cross-sectional area of a nucleus.
Cold Stuff - students investigate different materials to determine which makes the best insulator.
Design and Engineering - students work in teams to design and build aluminum boats that will carry the most cargo.
Electrostatics - students use a Van de Graaff generator to study charges and electricity
Hot and Cold - students observe the effects of temperature extremes.
Human Accelerator - students simulate Jefferson Lab's accelerator by passing tennis balls down a straight line.
Jefferson Lab Treasure Hunt - students take a tour of Jefferson Lab.
Looking for the Top Quark - students practice locating coordinates on a grid.
Magnets and Electromagnets - students construct and test the strengths of two electromagnets.
Microscopes - students observe objects using microscopes.
Mystery Math - students find another's secret number.
Oobleck - students explore the properties of a strange substance.
Role Model Visits - students learn about Lab employees and their careers
The Shape of Things - students determine the shape of a hidden target.
The Slow Bicycle Race - students compute the speed at which they rode a bicycle.
Technology - students harness the power of the internet to complete a scavenger hunt