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Reach for the STAARs {Physical Science}

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This review for the 5th grade physical science portion of STAAR includes materials for students to create a review folder. The activities can be used in stations, small groups, or whole class.

Includes:
3 pages of vocabulary charts for physical science terms
4 pages of vocabulary matching cards
STAAR test-taking strategy poster and student sheet
4 mini-lab cards with student recording sheet
6 student pages
8 practice questions with answer key

The mini-lab stations require the following materials.
Iron and Sand: cup of sand, cup or iron filings, magnet, other tools to separate mixtures (optional)
Sour, Sour Lemon Juice: cup of water, cup with a small amount of lemon juice, spoon
Balance Check: double pan balance, 100 gram cube, rock that is 30-60 grams, gram cubes
It’s Density!: cup of water, one item that sinks in water, one item that floats in water

Please purchase multiple licenses if using this resource for more than one teacher.
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On  June 27, 2013The Science Penguin answered:
Thanks, jellybean. That's something I will definitely think about!
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On  November 20, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Love your products!! Are you planning on creating more reviews for Earth and Life?
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On  November 20, 2012The Science Penguin answered:
Thanks! I am planning to make STAAR Wars reviews for Earth and Life, as well as some more science test prep material. :)
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On  November 15, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hello!

I wanted to say that I love your products! This is my first year teaching Science and I just happened to stumble on your stations :) I love them! Question: it feels like I am only doing stations for Science because I only have 45 min to teach each class and the stations take about three days. What other kinds of activities did you throw in? Did you direct teach the material after or before the stations? How did you review the material?

Thank you for your help!! I was putting together my lesson plans and found it very difficult because if I stuck with just stations that's all I would be doing. And I just wanted to make sure that would be ok for the students. I know the STAAR test is tough and I just want my students to be prepared :)
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On  November 15, 2012The Science Penguin answered:
There are 16 station sets, so some extra weeks are available for other activities. I like to start with introducing vocabulary. When I taught science 5 days a week, we started with stations for 12-15 minutes at the beginning of class, then did other activities for the rest of the class period. I included mini-labs, project-based learning, test prep, journaling activities, and vocabulary reinforcement during the rest of the time. I also gave a quiz every Friday for the words and concepts that week.
I hope this helps.
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