Programs for Grades 6-8:
BEAMS, BRIDGES AND COLUMNS
Find out what makes buildings and bridges stand up and not fall down. Learn about compression and tension. Become an engineer, design a bridge that can carry a load and test out a prototype!
GLOBS, GOO AND GUTS©
The way to the heart is through the stomach! Learn the functions of the body’s circulatory and digestive systems and how the two are interrelated. Examine real cow hearts and other organs and do experiments to understand the functions of each.
LEGO ATOMS AND MOLECULES
(Program developed by MIT’s Mind Hand Alliance)
Understand the difference between compounds and mixtures and what happens to atoms and molecules in a chemical reaction. First do a wet lab and experience a live chemical reaction! Then work with Lego bricks to build molecules and find out what happened to the atoms and molecules during the chemical reaction.
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Ms. Valentine, Grade 8, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Dorchester, MA