HR Diagram - A low prep station lab that teaches students about the H-R diagram using 8 hands-on activities. Differentiated learning - check. Hits every learning style - check.
The H-R Diagram station lab is a plug and play unit that is meant to accompany my FREE Kesler Science Station Lab Series
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In this unit the students will learn about the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (HR Diagram). Students will also learn that the Sun is an average temperature and average brightness star.
There are 8 total stations for the station lab (plus 2 signs for break stations if needed). Each station includes all of the signage, literature, resources, and task cards for the students to complete them independently or with a group. The H-R diagram lab will additional resources with the exception of a couple of computers and possibly some headphones if necessary.
Explore It! – This station will be a hands-on demo or that will connect their knowledge from current celebrities "hotness" and "star power" to the HR diagram. They will absolutely love this.
Illustrate It! – This station allows the student to sketch or draw out the concept that they are learning. This allows for better recall and retention of new information.
Read It! – At this station students will find a short passage relevant to stars in the H-R diagram and have to answer 3-4 multiple choice questions about the reading. There are two reading passages: an on-level version and a modified version.
Watch It! – Students will watch a short video at this station and answer questions relevant to their learning. This station can be setup with class computers/tablets, SMART board, or even a teachers computer.
Organize It! – The students will be working with a card sorts or manipulatives at this station. These are included with each of my units.
Write It! – At this station the students will be responding to 2-4 short answer prompts that will allow them to communicate their knowledge in complete sentences.
Research It! – This station will be a website that students will go to learn more information about the topic. Students will perform tasks and answer questions on their lab sheet. This station can be setup with class computers/tablets, SMART board, or even a teachers computer. If no computers are available you can double up one of the other stations and replace this module. Easy.
Assess It! – The students will demonstrate their knowledge of H-R diagrams using a series of task cards with more formal questions.
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