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Exoplanet Adventure: Biology End of Year Stations Review Activity

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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50 pages
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This resource is meant to challenge students near the end of the year in high school biology to think more deeply about the biology they already know, as they apply it to an exobiology-inspired scenario! Students are given an activity description that tells them about this far away planet they are to investigate for what life it might contain. There are 15 "study" stations that have students identifying aspects of biology they already know, analyzing graphs and data tables, and thinking outside the box!

This activity is meant to make review meaningful and fun (and also help keep students focused and excited about learning at the bitter end of the year!) At the end of the activity, students will realize how much they really learned this year. Depending on the level of your students, it may take about 3-5 45-minute class periods.

Updated to include a digital version with a Google Slides document containing the Station Images and a Google Form for questions. The digital version is based on the student mostly-multiple choice option.

Included in this activity pack:

* Detailed Teacher Printing, Setup, and Scenario Instructions (I write out all the logic of the scenario so the teacher has all the "clues" and back-story behind the alien and its planet.)

* Fifteen Station Diagrams

* Short Answer Question Sets for each Station (5-7 questions per station)

* Mostly Multiple Choice/A Few Short Answer Question Sets for each Station

* Hint Pages (optional to add to each station to help out students who might struggle)

* Student Scenario Description Page

* Student Answer Sheets (you could give individually or as a group).

* Teacher Answer Keys to everything!

The concepts that come up throughout the stations include the following:

Aerobic Cellular Respiration (reactants and products)

Photosynthesis (reactants and products)

Properties of Water

Abiotic and Biotic Factors; Community Relationships

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers: Food Webs

Qualitative vs Quantitative

Carrying Capacity & Boom and Bust Cycles

Organizational Levels of Life

Leaf structure/function

Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic Cells

Light and chemical energy; Light Absorption Spectra

Biological Molecules Structure and Function

(Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids)

Transcription and Translation (Overview, purpose, enzymes involved)

Nitrogen Cycle

Membrane Transport Proteins

Osmosis, Facilitated Diffusion

Mitosis and Meiosis

(purpose, comparison, stages of each)

Gametes, Fertilization, Ploidy, Karyotypes

Phylogenetic Tree Interpretation

Simple Dominance and Punnett Squares

Looking for something fun to do with your students? Try our Build a Cell Membrane Game or Organelle and Cellular Structure Card Game!

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* make copies for your own classes only.

* place this file on your own password-protected class page or server (Blackboard, Google Drive, etc) AS LONG AS no other teacher has access to that class webpage. This resource is for you, the purchaser, alone.

You are not allowed to distribute this digital resource to other teachers or post this resource on any webpage or server that is available for public view. If you and a team of teachers would like to use this resource together, please purchase additional licenses on the resource purchase page.

Failure to comply with these terms of use is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license.

Files are non-editable to protect the images that are copyrighted and purchased through licenses. Thanks for understanding!

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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