Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
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Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors 5E Lesson Bundle. Everything you need in one tidy package. This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

Since 5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature, your students will complete the unit with a deep understanding of:
• Asteroids
• Comets
• Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites
• Mining comets and asteroids for fuel
• How the dinosaurs died
• Impacts and craters

Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions.
• Earth won’t be hit by meteors, asteroids, etc.
• Anything that does hit Earth would cause global destruction
• A spacecraft couldn’t fly through the asteroid belt without getting destroyed
• Shooting stars are really stars
• Comets are not part of the solar system
• All comets look the same
• There is only empty space between the planets

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?
• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science
• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness
• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

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What's included?

Engagement Phase
- This could involve a short video with probing question or a discussion based around current events, common misconceptions, etc.
- Creates interest and excitement for your students
- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions
- In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an engaging video activity which will lead into a class discussion

Exploration Phase
- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
- This bundle comes with a 7-station, Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic
**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**
- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase
- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way
- Students develop understanding of the content
- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued
- Students develop vocabulary
- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences
- This bundle includes a lesson in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of it, please see below

Elaborate Phase
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- This bundle includes a science reading activity on How the Dinosaurs Died that will allow your students to utilize their knowledge in new ways
**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**
- For a complete description, please see below

Evaluate Phase
- Your students' will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- The evaluation section includes a quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding

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The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn. Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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The follow 5E lessons are currently included or will be added shortly. Please note that I will be increasing the number of lessons substantially over the next month. Purchase now before the price goes up.

Earth and Space Science
Climate Change and Global Warming
The Moon and its Phases
Our Solar System
The Seasons
Human Space Exploration
The Life and Death of Stars
Eclipse - Solar and Lunar

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Coming Soon:

Chemistry
Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
Atoms and the Atomic Theory
Introduction to Chemical Reactions
Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations
Molecular and Ionic Compounds
Acids, Bases, and pH
The Periodic Table
The Mole/Avogadro's Number

The Particle Theory

Coming Soon:
• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes
• Types of Bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Ecology
The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles
Cells and the Cell Theory
Ecosystems
Invasive Species
Interactions Within Ecosystems
Photosynthesis
Physical and behavioral adaptations
Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
Biodiversity


Coming Soon:
• The Classification of Living Things
• Ecological Succession

Biology
Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit
The Human Digestive System
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
The Circulatory System
Cancer
Photosynthesis
The Human Respiratory System
Cell Membrane and Transport
Energy Flow In Ecosystems
The Human Eye
DNA Manipulation and GMOs
Physical and behavioral adaptations
Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Coming Soon:
• The Nervous System
• Excretory system
• Endocrine system
• Hearing and the Human Ear
• Plant anatomy
• Meiosis

General Science
Scientific Method, Skills, and Safety


Physics
Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Current Electricity and Circuits
One and Two-Dimensional Motion
Static Electricity
Light and its Production
Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms
Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy
Electricity Production
Friction
Density and Buoyancy
Sound and Hearing


Coming Soon:
• Uniform Acceleration
• How Planes Fly
• Refraction
• speed, velocity, and displacement
• Work = F x d
• Renewable energy sources
• Nonrenewable energy sources
• The particle theory
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed
• Momentum, Conservation of Momentum and Impulse
• Power

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Explore - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors - 7 Engaging Lab Stations

This fully editable Lab Station on Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Asteroids
- Comets
- Meteors
- Using asteroids and comets for fuel
- Locations of each and how they differ
- Meteors vs. Meteorites vs. Meteoroids
- Asteroid/Earth collisions
- Craters

Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

These station cards are meant to be used as a lab activity but can also be utilized in a review task before a test or a quiz. Used either way, your students will love it! I know mine do and I'm telling you from first-hand experience as I've used this activity in my own class.


Explain - Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

A 1-day lesson on Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors. This package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), and a student lesson handout as a word document.

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.


Elaborate - How the Dinosaurs Died - Reading Article

This resource is suitable for high school students as well as strong middle-school students. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, application and open-ended varieties.

No prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set.

Your reading covers the following NGSS
- HS-LS4-5
- HS-LS4-1
- MS-ESS1-4

To give you an accurate idea of what this resource includes, I've included the complete versions of three other readings as the SAMPLE FILE - The Common Cold, Climate Change and The Accumulation of Plastic in the Ocean. You can also see exactly what the reading looks like in the Preview images.

**This resource is fully editable for your convenience**

This resource covers the following topics:
- What were dinosaurs?
- How dinosaurs went extinct
> Two theories
- Controversy
- Conclusion

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The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students' analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

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Praise For My Reading Comprehension Resources:

"Perfect for informational text reading standards! Thanks!"

"I teach middle school science and need to include informational text in my classroom. These readings are great for independent reading for my grade level and upper-level readers. The articles address CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 (Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.) and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10 (By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.). The leveled questions allow you to subtly assign the questions to different ability students working in a group.
Topics are relevant to the students and current. Graphics draw the students into the article.
I'm going to have one printed and waiting in for my substitute folder too!
THANKS!"

"Thanks for putting together a wonderful resource."

"I teach Special Education high school science in Maryland in a special school for children with learning disabilities/Autism. I liked the readings and I think students could relate to the topics. I know these are too high a reading level for most of my students and I would read it out loud and highlight the important information together. I would not be able to use the higher order thinking questions (which I like) with these kids. For my high students (very few of these in my school :), I really like these especially how you noted where you got the information which if they were inclined, they could go back to the original source. I like that you have scaffolded the questions and I would only be able to use these with a handful of students, but I think in a regular high school classroom (I spent many years in regular ed) these are spot on. Thank you for sharing."

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Each summary is rich with age appropriate content (grades 8 and up) and is 2.5-3 pages long (13-font). Following each is a list of 8-13 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding.

How this product will help your students:
- Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills
- Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge
- Give them insights into important scientific concepts
- Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:
- Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards
- Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic
- Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task
- Prove you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.
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