6th grade science

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  1. njeledteacher

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    Hello. Can anyone recommend a 40 min science lesson for a demo lesson I have to do Friday? I am a special ed teacher interviewing for a special ed job but must teach the whole class a science lesson. I am interested in a hanfds on lesson but not too involved since there may be sped students in the class. I'm not sure. Thanks for any help!
     
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    Do you have any idea what they are studying? My favorite science lesson is about types of faults, using graham crackers and frosting.
     
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    Begin by choosing a type of science or area of science that you want to teach or that the students are currently learning.
     
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    I just found out it is a sped class of 6 students and they are currently learning density. Thanks for any ideas!
     
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    Clay boats is a popular activity for density. Sometimes, I've used aluminum foil instead of the clay. Each group of 2,3, or 4 (your choice) get a ball of clay a water basin and a cup of pennies (100 should be more than enough). They try to build a boat that can hold the most pennies without sinking. Then after they try for 5 minutes, teach them about a special trick that causes things to sink and not sink--density. Teach them about density and then have them re-design their boats and try again. The students love this activity and you can also add a lot more learning if you desire--especially for 6th graders.
     
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    I would do one of the experiments shown on Home Science Tools, liquid density projects. (I don't think I can post links yet, but here's a partial url, just remove the extra spaces: www. hometrainingtools.com /liquid-density-project/a /1305/)

    I would also use 3 objects of the same size (volume) but with different weights (mass) to introduce or review density. For example, you could use a cork ball, a bouncy ball, and a marble. These objects could then be used in the liquids to predict what happens.

    Whatever you choose, have fun!
     

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