Earth's Seasons Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activity and Reading

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Thank you for your interest in my Seasons Unit. You will not be disappointed. This Unit Package contains a complete lesson on the Seasons, my highly engaging Lab Station Activity and my Seasons Reading Comprehension Activity. 1-1.5 weeks of curriculum depending on the speed you move. The individual units are listed below. Please click if you'd like to learn more about them.
1) The Seasons and Earth's Tilt Lesson
2) Earth's Seasons and why they occur Lab Station Activity
3) The Seasons and what causes them Reading Comprehension Activity


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1) The Seasons and Earth's Tilt Lesson Package:
This 3 DAY lesson package 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), a seasons computer-based lab and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with one video embedded, TWO simulations and one lab linked into the PowerPoint.

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

Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my power point lesson is structured and evaluate my work.

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
- ONE lab 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
- Inquiry Lab


2) Earth's Seasons - Why do they occur? - 7 Engaging Lab Stations:
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

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 than 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.


3) The Seasons and What Causes Them - Fully editable, Science Reading Activity - Disciplinary Literacy:
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.

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

This reading is perfect for an extension activity, substitute plans or literacy practice.

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 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.
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Earth's Seasons Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activit
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Earth's Seasons Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activit
Earth's Seasons Unit Package - Lesson, Lab Station Activit