Looking for differentiated activities to introduce, or review, Matter? Check out the Matter & Change Student Learning Stations. Stations are a great way to get your students up and moving around the room; while differentiating to meet the needs of the various learners in your classroom.
As someone who has employed stations in my own classroom, these activities are a great way to engage and motivate students; and allow you to act as a facilitator or work with small groups of struggling learners.
IMPORTANT: This station learning set is part of a GROWING bundle of Chemistry Student Learning Station sets (13). It is currently being offered at a reduced price as it is incomplete; however, it will increase in price as the other components are added. Purchase now to receive all the updates! Click HERE to learn more about the Chemistry Student Learning Stations Bundle
Notes about this product:
[A] This product includes 7 differentiated stations:
-----Teacher and Stations Directions / Printing Overview (pgs. 4-6)
-----Literacy: Reading Station (pgs. 7-9)
• 1-full page reading over Matter
• 4 Task Cards reviewing the reading article
• This station will help you incorporate reading into your science classroom.
-----Organization Station (pgs. 10-14)
• 4 Task Cards with guiding and critical thinking questions
• 20 Matter cards: 10 terms and 10 illustrations (card sort activity)
• 2 Sheets covering: Density and Mixtures (Homogeneous / Heterogeneous)
• This station will serve as an interactive, hands-on activity covering density and pure substances/mixtures.
-----Exploration Station (pgs. 15-16)
• 4 Task Cards
• Internet access is required for 3 questions
• All questions for this station can be answered by viewing the video (less than 7 minutes)
• This station contains 2 mini-labs. Lab 1 requires baking soda and vinegar. Labe 2 requires hydrogen peroxide and yeast. All materials can be purchased at a grocery store and may be completed in small cups / Ziploc baggies. The sample size is not important to complete the activities.
-----Technology Station (pgs. 17-18)
• 4 Task Cards
• Internet access is required, as well as access to a calculator.
• This station will help students explore density as an intensive physical property of a substance
-----Observation Station (pgs. 20-22)
• 4 Task Cards
• Internet access is required
• This station requires students to determine whether 9 samples are pure substances or mixtures, elements or compounds (or a combination), and to write chemical formulas (experience for this part is not needed).
-----Literacy: Writing Station (pgs. 23-24)
• 4 Task Cards
• 4 writing prompts are included to have students synthesize what they have learned from all the stations. It is highly recommended that students complete this station toward the end.
• This station will help you incorporate writing into your classroom.
-----Evaluation Station (pgs. 29-30)
• 4 Task Cards (15 questions)
• This station formatively assesses if students are able to meet the Student Learning Station objectives.
--Student pages and teacher answer key included (pgs. 28-34)
--Teacher preparation is required and printing several of the pages in color is encouraged (as outlined in the teacher directions inside the product).
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James is currently a high school science teacher. He has experience as a speaker at local and state conferences. Moreover, James has experience as a high school assistant principal and as a district-level science instructional specialist (supporting teachers across 17 high school campuses in a large, urban district).