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Science - Sixth Grade 6.4

Charge It
http://www.vasc.org/museum2u.html
 

This introduction to the magic of electricity is sure to make your students' hair stand on end as they learn about the wonderful world of atoms and electrons! Students will discover the dangers and the power of electricity while observing and participating in experiments with our Van de Graaff generator and Jacob's Ladder. (Grades 3-9)

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center - Outreach
  • SOLs Covered: Sciences: 3.1, 3.3, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, LS.1, PS.1, PS.2, PS.3, PS.6, PS.11, ES.2, ES.12, ES.13, BIO.1, CH.2, CH.6, PH.1, PH.3, PH.4, PH.6, PH.8, PH.12, PH.13, Health SOL: 3.19, 3.23, 5.21, 8.15, 8.18
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  • Costs: Call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 for more information on educational programs or to book an outreach.

Kitchen Chemistry
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html
 

Watch out Chef Boyardee, we are taking over the kitchen!
Learn why compounds form mixtures and help define chemical reactions. Find out about different chemical reactions and then see them in action! Watch as we demonstrate the fundamental principles of chemistry using compounds found in almost every kitchen. (Grades 6-8)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, PS.2, PS.4, PS.5
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX film SolarMax.
  • Dates: Available as an outreach program to your school
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Magnetic Universe
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html 

How does the sun affect life here on Earth and the other planets in our solar system? Explore the basic principles of the universe through electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms. See how they relate to each other and to the fourth state of matter, plasma! Observe the gases that make up this solar system through the use of color spectroscopes. Learn how the Sun and other celestial bodies affect our weather. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science SOL: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, PS.1, PS.6, PS.9, PS.11, PH.5, PH.6, PH.8
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Goes well with the IMAX film SolarMax.
  • Dates: Available as an outreach program to your school
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May the Force Be with You
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html 

Accelerate a mass with a force. Newton did it, and so can you! Force, motion, and energy--find out how energy is used and transformed, but never created or destroyed. Study the sources and applications of energy and learn how to make things move while you do work. Design, build and operate a roller coaster to demonstrate your understanding of energy, friction, inertia, acceleration, and gravity. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.10, PS.2, PS.5, PS.6, PS.10, PH.5, PH.6, PH.8
  • Time Required: 1 hour. Combine this program with the IMAX film THRILL RIDE: The Science of Fun, and the traveling exhibit CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top! (1/31/04 - 5/2/04).
  • Dates: Available as an outreach program to your school
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Space Freeze III: A Cryogenics Demonstration
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html 

Plunge into the extreme cold of outer space and discover it affects living things, inanimate objects, and potential building materials. Learn about superconductor ceramics that can only operate in temperatures at or below -321degrees Fahrenheit, and how the super cold of outer space affects life on the International Space Station (ISS). See what happens when flowers, bouncing balls, plastic, metal, and more encounter a space freeze as we simulate the unique environment of outer space. (Grades 6-12)

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 6.1, 6.4, PS.2, PS.7
  • Time Required: 30 mins.
  • Dates: (available 1/31/04 - 5/2/04)
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ZAP: Electrons on the Move
http://www.vasc.org/Education/grades6-12.html 

This demonstration is guaranteed to get your students charged up! Find out how it all starts with the atom. Put electricity to use and learn how electrons moving from atom to atom do work. Get a static charge with our Van de Graaff generator, and watch electric current arc through the air on Jacob's Ladder. Watch Tesla's coil light up a bulb with no wires attached. Observe high-voltage static charges and see dynamic current flow through series and parallel circuits.

  • Location: Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, PS.1, PS.3, PS.6, PS.11, PH.1, PH.6, PH.12, PH.13
  • Time Required: 30 mins. Dates: (available 1/31/04 - 5/2/04)
  • Costs: Available as an outreach program to your school.

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