6th grade science projects

Selected by the Adobe for Education team

Excite and engage your students with these free creative science projects and lesson plans.

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Illustrate a cell diagram as a map

Students use Adobe Illustrator to demonstrate their understanding of cell parts and functions.

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Create a climate change public service announcement

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a PSA about the effects of climate change.

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Design a phase diagram of water on a newly discovered planet

Students use Adobe Illustrator to create a phase diagram for conditions present on a new planet.

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Annotate articles about women's roles in STEM history

Students use Adobe Acrobat to annotate articles about the history of women in STEM.

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Design a web page to raise awareness about sustainability

Students use Adobe Spark to create a website about an environmental problem in their community.

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Create an infographic about inheriting traits

Students use Adobe Spark to visualize the process of inheritance and build a DNA model.

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Create an infographic about a STEM concept

Students use Adobe Photoshop to design an infographic explaining Avogadro’s number.

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Design a poster about cell functions

Students use Adobe Spark to design an infographic or poster that explains how cells work.

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Design an infographic about natural selection

Students use Adobe Illustrator to design an infographic that educates others about natural selection.

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Create a video about experiment design

Students use Adobe Spark to present an experiment using the scientific method.

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Make an explainer video about a scientific concept

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach a friend, classmate, or peer about atomic numbers and isotopes.

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Create a sports presentation about the human body

Students use Adobe Acrobat to present research to a team of professional athletes and trainers.

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About this collection of 6th grade science projects

In this collection you'll find a wide variety of resources, ranging from bell-ringer activities and short lessons to unit-long projects. By working with expert educators just like you, our team co-created a library of science activities and lessons designed to be flexible and adaptable for different content areas and school or district standards. This collection of free sixth grade science lesson plans was hand-selected from the hundreds available on the Adobe Education Exchange to help you make science magical, exciting, and engaging for all students.

Each of the materials in this curation includes a creative application of learning. These sixth grade science activities ask students to express their learning in new and exciting ways across different media and project types, and they help drive deep, meaningful learning outcomes for all students. You'll be sure to find sixth grade science lesson plans that will fit both your needs and those of your students.

Science is most exciting when it asks students to apply their knowledge in recognizable, real-world contexts. The sixth grade science project ideas in this collection have countless inspiring possibilities — consider asking students to use their knowledge of geology concepts or ecosystem dynamics to create an infographic, or to help teach their peers about photosynthesis by making a quick tutorial video. Or consider inspiring your students to take civic action by creating social media posts about recycling campaigns or climate change. The list goes on!

Inspire students with these creative 6th grade science lessons and projects

Each lesson in this collection includes step-by-step tutorials to help your students start creating right away with Adobe’s digital tools — no expertise required. Browsing the sixth grade science projects shown above, you'll be able to find the perfect fit for your classroom, no matter which devices or license type you're working with. If you’re just getting started using Adobe tools for sixth grade science, see which tools are already deployed at your school or institution, or make use of our many free tools for education, like Adobe Spark or Acrobat Reader.

Whether you find what you’re looking for in this collection or take the time to browse our entire library, we're confident that these projects will inspire creative and critical thinking, encourage digital literacy, and build collaboration skills for all your students. These creative teaching materials are made for you, whether you're new to digital media or a seasoned veteran; whether you're teaching in person or online; and whether you need one sixth grade science lesson plan or a whole unit project. No matter what your needs are, our flexible, adaptable science projects have you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Science learning is most successful when students can get their hands dirty and learn real-world applications for their knowledge. By encouraging application, synthesis, and creation, our sixth grade science projects, lessons, and activities make learning meaningful — not rote.

In creating this collection, we carefully planned each lesson to be simple to use for both teachers and students. Each lesson plan includes a learning objective, a student sample, and a step-by-step tutorial to set students up for success. These sixth grade science resources are designed to be time-savers — projects, lesson plans, and activities that students of any ability level can get started with right away without any extra guidance.

At Adobe, digital media is our specialty. We've made sure that each lesson in this collection has a tutorial that will help you and your students be successful in any creative application of learning. In fact, integrating digital media can be simple with the right tool and teaching resources by your side. Whether you’re looking for a “do now” when students enter the room, a quick check for understanding, or a larger final project, these lessons flexible enough to meet any student exactly where they are.