6th Grade Activities and Materials
Background 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 BEAMS Word Search - Words from the BEAMS Vocabulary List are hidden vertically, horizontally, backwards and diagonally in this word search puzzle. 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! BEAMS Bingo - Learn words from the BEAMS Vocabulary List by playing a game of bingo! Element Bingo - Learn the elements' chemical symbols by playing a game of bingo! BEAMS Crossword Puzzle - Complete the crossword puzzle with words from the BEAMS Vocabulary List. BEAMS Cryptograph - Use a secret code to discover words from the BEAMS Vocabulary List. 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. Scrambled Science Words - Unscramble words from the BEAMS Vocabulary List. BEAMS Spelling Search - Find and fix the misspelled words. | Lab Activities 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 |
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