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Ecology - STEAM Lab Stations - Cycles in Nature. Differentiated Student Led Cross-curricular STEAM Lab Stations
Students will use this ecology stations lab series to learn about the various cycles that occur within ecosystems.
With science as the primary background subject, students will learn about the levels of ecological organization by using Social Studies (which includes history, current events and geography), Technology (computers and engineering), ELA (reading and writing), the Arts (music, art, PE/dance and debate), and Math. These print and go, low-to-no prep Science Circuit Stations are easy to implement with a few household items and provide a method for reinforcing life science that shows how science concepts flow across the curricula and are relatable in all aspects of life.
This Cross-Curricular Science Circuit Station pack includes 7 activities and one assessment aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) covering:
- Nitrogen cycle - fixation, nitrification, ammonification, assimilation, denitrification
- Carbon cycle - combustion, photosynthesis, respiration, decomposition, consumption
- Hydrologic Water Cycle - evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitiation, runoff, accumulation, infiltration, plant uptake
- Succession - Primary and Secondary
Our STEAM stations are student-led activities that are great for enrichment, differentiation, assessment, group activities, mini-labs, and more! Students should go into the lessons with some background knowledge on each topic. These unit includes directions for each activity, answer keys, station signs, student answer sheets (which can be turned into an interactive notebook booklet), cover sheet, and blank answer sheets for your own stations.
This Cross-Curricular Science Circuit Station includes the following student-led stations:
Explorer: As an explorer, students engage in Social Studies, Geography, and History as they learn about current events, historical figures and events, etc.
Researcher: Students use a computer, smart phone, ipad or other electronic device to research related topics.
Maker: This station entails students taking on the role of engineering, designing, building, assembling, and/or experimenting with manipulatives.
Scriber: At this station, students write a response to a question or problem.
Reader: Students answer questions related to a reading passage .
Performer: For this station, students get their creative juices flow as they participate in one of the many arts
Solver: Students use their math skills to answer science related math problems
Scholar: An assessment piece that aligns with the lessons included in the Science Circuit
This station set can also be purchased in our in our growing Life Science Bundle: Cross Curricular STEAM Stations which will include over 45 stations for all Life Science topics!
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