Sixth Grade Space Museum
From the ancient past to the future of space exploration, Episcopal sixth graders showcased what they’ve recently learned. The scene in the QUEST Center’s Great Hall was reminiscent of a traditional science fair as students displayed models of the solar system, balloon rockets and Mars Rovers built with Legos. There were also videos created using the center’s green screen and podcasts recorded by students. Middle Schooler Lily Bruser even found an artistic way to simulate what people see during a solar eclipse.
As Lower School students toured the display, they enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the older students, and the experience was especially meaningful for second graders who just completed their own space exploration project-based unit.
Exploring the Past
Not far from the asteroids and dwarf planets, another group of sixth graders displayed monuments they constructed after a study of ancient Greece and Rome. History teacher Virginia Day ’08 says the goal of the project-based lesson was to develop research and presentation skills. The art project using recycled materials was an added component to make the lesson fun. Students discovered creative ways to construct the structures with one group even using spray-painted pencil shavings as grass for the Aqueduct of Segovia display.
The Middle School space museum/monument display was a great way to wrap up a school year of exploration and discovery. Way to go, sixth grade!