Earth's Seasons - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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    Earth's Seasons - Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. Everything you need to teach a unit on Earth's Seasons. 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.

    The included lesson has been fully updated and now includes both Google and Office versions of each resource. The lesson also includes an auto-graded Exit Ticket to check for student understanding.

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    Unit Objectives:

    By the end of this 5E lesson, students will:

    • Investigate factors that cause seasons to occur on Earth

    • Be able to explain Earth’s rotation, tilt, and revolution

    • Demonstrate an understanding of direct and indirect sunlight and how they impact our seasons

    • Describe why the different hemispheres experience opposite seasons while regions near the equator have very little temperature variation throughout the year

    • Improve vocabulary related to the seasons

    • Overcome the misconceptions many children bring with them into adulthood

    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 questions 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 answer two short questions then watch a very brief video on Earth's seasons. The questions and videos will provide the sustenance for a class discussion and dispel the most common misconception about the seasons.

    Exploration Phase

    - Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections

    - In this phase, students will complete a special 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

    - The lesson comes in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of the lesson, 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 Scavenger Hunt Activity

    **Note: The Scavenger Hunt is device-based and requires very little preparation or materials other than 1 device (smartphone, Chromebook, laptop, tablet) per 3 students**

    - For a complete description of the activity, 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

    - This bundle includes a science comprehension reading on seasons

    **Note: The Reading requires no preparation or materials**

    - For a complete description of the activity, please see below

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    The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). 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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    Electricity Production

    Friction

    Density and Buoyancy

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    Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

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    Earth and Space Science

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    Explore - Earth's Seasons: Why Do They Occur? - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

    This fully editable Lab Station on Earth's Seasons and why they occur 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:

    - Earth’s rotation, tilt and revolution

    - Solstices and Equinoxes

    - Direct and indirect sunlight

    - The seasons

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    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.

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    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

    Explanation - The Seasons and Earth's Tilt Lesson

    The Seasons and Earth's Tilt Lesson. This lesson includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a Bill Nye video and worksheet (worksheet includes a direct video link and answer key), and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with two videos and simulations embedded into the PowerPoint.

    The simulations are meant to break down student misconceptions and help guide them to the correct concepts while providing them with some hands-on experience.

    Included in the lesson package is:

    - The teacher version of the PowerPoint

    - The student version of the PowerPoint

    - A Bill Nye video and worksheet (includes a direct video link and answer key)

    - TWO videos embedded into the PowerPoint

    - TWO simulations linked within the PowerPoint

    - Student lesson handout

    In order, the lesson covers:

    - Minds-on collaborative learning

    - Earth’s Rotation, Tilt & Revolution

    - Inquiry Simulation

    - Direct vs. Indirect Sunlight

    - The Seasons

    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 - The Seasons Scavenger Hunt Activity

    This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

    Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly.

    The Content Includes:

    • The cause of the seasons

    • Earth's tilt

    • Solstice and Equinox

    • Overcoming misconceptions

    • Why leaves change color in the fall

    • Earth's revolution around the Sun

    This activity:

    • Lets your students utilize their devices

    • Cuts down on wasted paper

    • Combines learning with assessment

    • Is a lot of fun

    • Comes in both Word and PDF formats

    Each Hunt is different and offers a unique way for your students to explore the topic. From Hunt-to-Hunt, possible tasks your students will face include:

    • Video analysis

    • Simulations

    • Fully automated and marked Quiz

    • Finish the story

    • Start the story

    • Calculations

    • News article

    • Opinion

    • Word scramble

    • Short answer

    • Web research

    Elaborate - The Seasons and What Causes Them Reading

    The Seasons and What Causes Them - Fully editable, Science Reading Activity. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Each page highlights and explains key terms for student reference. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting and open-ended varieties. Comprehension questions include optional video questions via URL and QR code.

    This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice and hits on the following Common Core Standards:

    - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1

    - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

    - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10

    The reading looks at:

    - What is a season?

    - Why do seasons occur?

    - What DOES NOT create the seasons? Dispelling the misconception

    - Spring

    - Summer

    - Autumn

    - Winter

    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:

    • improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

    • improve your students analyze skills

    • provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

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