Hands on Science - Mini Lesson

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  1. Ananas

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    I am doing my internship and we have to complete a short 15 - 20 minute hands on "exemplary" science lesson. My mentor teacher is currently doing social studies this quarter and told me I need to fit my science lesson in with their social studies.

    Some quick info:
    6th Grade class
    15 - 20 minutes
    Has to be "exemplary"
    Can be done in small groups, doesn't have to be the entire class
    Needs to be hands on

    They are doing civilizations and the different groups are China, Mayan, Middle Ages, Rome and Greece. It can be related to any one of these in a science way.

    There is no issue with us using lessons from someone else, he just wants to see how we implement them. He recommended we find them on the internet.

    Does any one have any good ideas? I was looking online at some lesson plan sites but it is hard to find a science lesson that's in a social studies topic.

    Thank you for all your help! =)
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    The Chinese have a long history with roickets... You could do film canister and alka seltzer rockets

    The Mayan calendar is a solar calendar...something with the sun? Shadows?
     
  4. Ananas

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    Oh I like the alka seltzer, I saw the rockets but wasn't sure how to do it.

    I do have a question about a lesson I found about the Renaissance creating paint tempera. Its a hands on activity making tempera but requires egg yolk. This is a 6th grade class, is having the egg a foreseeable issue?
     
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    What do you mean by "a foreseeable issue", Ananas?

    I could imagine an interesting science lesson on the properties of egg yolk as a medium, exploring the reasons that tempera works for fresco and perhaps working into why boiled linseed oil took off as a medium.
     
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    I was afraid of liability issues with them physically handling yolk.
     
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    Roman Aquaducts?

    How about Roman Aquaducts and the use of gravity?
     

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