This plug and play system is designed to use the same types of science lab stations for every concept that you teach. The information and tasks can be easily interchanged based on the material that is being taught. The teacher or lab assistant simply has to exchange one unit with the next, and the stations are ready to go. It doesn't get much easier.
The 8 plug and play lab stations are setup to teach, reinforce, and challenge every student using a variety of learning styles.
Included in the file:
- Large and small station signs used for every lab
- Best practices and tips for using the Kesler Science Station Labs
- Editable Templates to Supplement Material
- ** NEW unit themed signs
There are 8 total stations for each lab (plus 2 signs for break stations).
Explore It! – This station will typically be a hands-on demo or experiment that allows the student to connect the information through application.
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 the content and have to answer 3-4 multiple choice questions about the reading.
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 the topic using a series of task cards with more formal questions.
List of Mad Science Station Labs currently for sale:
FORCE AND MOTION
Newton's Laws (3 seperate labs for each of the 3 laws)
Calculate Average Speed Using Distance and Time - calculate average speed from graphs and word problems
Work - determine work or not. Work = Force * Distance
Unbalanced and Balanced Forces - compare and contrast unbalanced and balanced forces
Net Force - calculate net force
Motion Graphing - graph motion using postion/time and distance/time graphs
Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
Lunar Cycle and Moon Phases
Seasons and Tides
Continental Drift Theory
Properties of Minerals
Erosion and Deposition
Density of an Irregularly-shaped Object
Density of a Regularly-shaped Object
STRUCTURE OF LIFE
Plant Cells and Animal Cells
Characteristics of Organisms
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Elements and Compounds
Structure of Atoms
Evidence of Chemical Changes
Counting Atoms and Elements
Metals Nonmetals Metalloids
Periodic Table Trends
Balancing Chemical Equations
Conduction, Convection, Radiation
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energy Sources
Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Cold and Warm Air Masses
High and Low Pressure
INTERACTIONS IN AN ECOSYSTEM
(completed by 10/15)
Abiotic and Biotic Factors
Organism Relationships (parasite/host, predator/prey, consumer, producer, decomposer)
Food Chains and Food Webs
Short and Long Term Environmental Impacts
Reproductive System Male
Reproductive System Female
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