Sixth Grade Science

The second year of Upper School science builds upon the fifth grade experience of engaging in authentic science experiments and focuses on its proper documentation in sixth grade.
Students participate in ExploraVision, a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. Students work in groups of 3 – 4 to simulate a real research and development process and envision how their technology could be used to solve a problem within the next 10 or more years. Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real-time.

In addition to the ExploraVision project, students explore an earth science-focused curriculum strand that includes studies of Earth’s rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, geological activity: earthquakes and volcanoes, atmospheric processes (weather and climate), energy, and astronomy. 
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