Category Archive: Labs

Mar 25

Space Camp Activities in 6th Grade Science Classes

Update: Want to know more with lesson plans and ideas? Check out this post from April, 16, 2015. My colleagues and I have been planning a fun way to wrap up the school year. We are fortunate in that our fourth quarter calendar has us teaching astronomy/space. We have our state testing the last week …

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Aug 30

Mixing up the Rock Cycle

I decided that I wanted to do something different with the rock cycle this year. I had changed it up last year to make the students think more about the processes that form rocks. Here’s the lab from last year. It worked well, but I wanted to do even more. So, I decided that this …

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Feb 12

Cotton Ball Clouds

We are continuing our study of meteorology, and my student teacher did an activity with our students that I picked up at an NSTA area conference a couple of years ago. I think it’s a great way to help students visualize how much water a cloud really can hold. Of course, clouds aren’t really made …

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Feb 10

Cloud in a Bottle

I do not know why I have never done this activity before to help my students see the ingredients necessary for cloud formation. I was reminded about it at a staff development on Monday. We were able to incorporate it today. Pretty cool!