Center for Community Engagement

Sixth Grade

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History and Social Science

Intersectionality 101

Understand the concept of intersectionality and why it is important to helping individual people succeed.

Listen to Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Listen to the life story of Harriet Tubman, a savior to many enslaved people in the 1800s.

Write Your Name in Hieroglyphics

Read up on the the history of hieroglyphics and learn how your name would be written in them.

Make a Timeline of an Influential Person

Select a biographical text about an influential person in world history and create and decorate a timeline of that person's life following the guidelines linked here. This is a great way to learn about underacknowledged historical figures (i.e. African American, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, female, disabled, etc. figures).

Social Studies Monopoly

Create a Monopoly game using a chosen country's currency, cities, figures, and laws.

Language and Literacy

Creative Story Writing Exercise

Description: Using inspiration from 15 words provided in a word bank, write your own short story.

Play Fictionary

Can you trick your friends? Find out while improving your vocabulary with this fun word game.

Getting Started with a Planner

Wanting to become more organized? Students will learn how to use a planner to stay organized with their assignments.


Ratios and Proportions (with snacks)

Description: Use ratios and proportions to understand proper meal planning and enjoy a healthy snack.

IXL Practice 6th Grade Math

These online math games will help you solidify the mathematical concepts you will be learning in 6th grade.

Math Playground

Learn and practice mathematical concepts by grade level. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a menu listing learning games.

M&M Ratios

In this activity the children will start off with a bag of M&Ms. Through counting, color association, and, of course, eating them, they will begin to understand how to count ratios.

Lego Mass

The children will learn about the law of Conversion of Mass in this activity. The game is for students to recognize that mass can change its shape and be whatever it wants to be, but it will not lose its mass or weight.

Pumpkin Count

Students will create a fun halloween craft and challenge themselves by thinking about the number of shapes they need to make their pumpkin look good and scary

Physical Education

Measuring Your Active Heart Rate

Learn how to count your heartbeats to determine your active heart rate. *Target heart rate calculation in video description

Learn Garba Dance

Garba is a style of dance originating from the state of Gujarat, India that is usually performed in a large group traveling in a circle. Men, women, and children dance it to celebrate womanhood and Hindu goddesses. This 25-minute tutorial video teaches a basic garba dance.

How to Inflate a Ball

Learn to inflate a ball using a ball pump.

Stretching Lesson Plan

Children will learn how to stretch safely and increase flexibility.


The Scientific Method

Description: Devise your own question, hypothesis, and experiment to learn about the scientific method and how it helps us understand our world

Make a Solar Oven

Did you know you can make your own oven that cooks food with heat converted only from the sun's energy? Watch this video and give it a try! You will need a pizza box or cardboard box, box cutter, ruler, marker or pen, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, tape, and something to cook. Thermometer recommended.

Optics 4 Kids

Description: Explore the Science of light!


Description: THE QUARKED! PROJECT has a wide range of engaging multimedia and hands-on materials to introduce the exciting world of particle physics to kids ages 7 and up, and their families.

Science games for kids

Description: Learn about forces in action as you experiment how gradients, weights, motion and resistance affect the movement of various objects with this fun science activity.

Stick Man, Away!

Children will demonstrate density between water and insoluble dry erase markers on ceramic plates to determine which substance is less dense. (Designed by Cal Poly Student).

Hot & Cold Air Balloon

In this activity, students will see the reactions of blowing up a balloon using hot and cold water

Build a Spectroscope

The children in this activity will be able to see different types of light sources and the properties when seen through this spectrosope.

Capillary Action

By modeling capillary action using 3 cups of water and paper towels, students will gain a better comprehension of the importance of seeing how water is absorbed into the plant.

Endothermic and Exothermic

In this activity students will create two chemical reactions. One of the bags will have the temperature go down (Endothermic) and the second one will go up (Exothermic). The students will try to figure out which one is Endothermic and Exothermic.

Glow Sticks

Students will place three glow sticks in different temperatures, one leaving it out, one in ice water, and the 3rd one in hot water. Students will then compare all three glow sticks to see which glow stick is the brightest.

Visual and Performing Arts

How to Tie Dye

Tie dye is an activity where children will have the opportunity to produce different patterns and colors onto a piece of clothing or garment. (Designed by a Cal Poly Pomona Student)

How to Make Spongebob & Patrick Bookmark

This activity will allow children to express their creativity while making their favorite tv characters. The bookmark making process is fun and easy to follow. (Designed by a Cal Poly Pomona Student)

Innovative Sculpting

Create a sculpture from anything you can find.

Create and Act Out a Character

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an actor? Get started today with an activity on character development! Create your own and interact with your friends and family in character.

Let's Make A Family Tree

Children will learn about their families, family history, and how to make their own family tree.

Paper Snowflakes

In this activity children will create snowflakes out of paper!

Valentine Flowers

Students will create beautiful flowers made from household items for their Valentine

Goals for New Year

Looking to create some new goals for the New Year?