Science activities for 6th graders involve using measurement, hands-on learning and observational skills to build scientific knowledge. Schoolofdragons.com provides a number of age-appropriate and engaging science activities for 6th graders that involve making and testing predictions, chemical reactions and observation of the natural world.
An especially engaging chemical reaction experiment featured on schoolofdragons.com includes filling a bottle with yeast and water and then covering the bottle with a balloon. Students can observe the filling of the balloon by the carbon dioxide that is released by the chemical reaction between yeast and water.
Sixth graders can also use prediction and observation skills by hypothesizing how many drops of water will fit on the surface of a penny. Using an eyedropper, students can test their hypotheses.