6th grade

FELC 6th Grade Education Programs

Most programs last 60-120 minutes in duration and can be adjusted to fit your schedule

Denotes programs we can bring to your classroom


 GOING GREEN
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Learners are guided through explorations about how to live in a more environmentally friendly manner. We will elaborate on the three R’s, renewable, and non-renewable sources. We will introduce easy ways to reduce waste, recycle and reuse items normally thrown away. We will go on a ‘shopping trip’ to become good consumers.
Academic standards addressed:  Social Studies 11, 12, 13, 15, 16
 

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SOIL SLEUTHS  picture 5
Explore the wonders of soil. Learn the 3 main soil types and make rich soil for planting. Also explore the importance of compost and what lives in compost.
Academic standards addressed: 

Earth and Space Science 4

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WILD OVER WETLANDS  
 Explore the reasons why wetlands are an essential part of our world and a unique ecosystem.  Discover the important role wetlands play in keeping our environment healthy. Hike to our wetlands and find out what is so special about these wet places we know as swamps, ponds, bogs, estuaries, and puddles.
Academic standards addressed:  

Life Sciences 6-4, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8

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RENEWABLE ENERGY  picture 4
       Come to our center and see our straw house, solar array, and wind turbine. Do activities to show what happens to nonrenewable energy sources. Explore solar and wind energy with our solar cells and model wind turbines. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of different types of energy sources.
Academic standards addressed: 

Social Studies 11, 12, 13

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WEB OF LIFE  
Field study, games and hands-on activities will help participants gain an appreciation for the interdependency and delicate balance of nature.  We will explore the concept of community, and how all living and non-living entities are connected in the natural world. Life cycles, food chains, and food webs will all be examined to begin the understanding that all life is connected.
Academic standards addressed:  

Life Science 3

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YEAR OF OHIO WILDLIFE  
Students will examine the changing of the seasons on a guided hands-on hike focused on observing how plants and animals adapt seasonally to take advantage of the environmental changes they experience here in Ohio.
Academic standards addressed:  

Life Science 3

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 HOT AIR BALLOONS  
Learners participate in various experiments that demonstrate the properties of air, heat and pressure. They learn that air has weight and mass. The learners also experience what happens to air molecules when subjected to heat. In the culmination of the class, the students will build a hot air balloon and most importantly understand why it flies.
Academic standards addressed:

Physical Science 1, 2, 3

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 PLANT DISCOVERIES