A Big Bang!

October 17, 2016

Sixth grade science is off with at bang…A Big Bang!  We started our year off with the planets, solar systems and the universe. The expanse of the universe can be overwhelming, and for the sixth graders, trying to fathom where it “ends” is mind blowing. We have finished two major labs.  One with cookies to show how our moon changes during the month. Yum!  Our last one we did scaling down our solar system to something that would fit on our desks.  We got four planets and a sliver of the sun on our sheets.  We had to do a lot of math to get the planets down to a size that would fit, and the students didn’t think that we should be doing “so much” math in science.