Moon Phases - Lunar Cycle - This stations 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 what causes the moon phases and will be able to make predictions about what phase will come next. They will also learn the names of each of the moon phases using a large variety of learning styles.
There are 8 total stations for the lunar cycle station lab (plus 2 signs for break stations). Each station has includes all of the signage, literature, resources, and task cards for the students to complete them independently or with a group. The lunar phase lab will also require one flashlight and 2 balls to represent the Earth and Moon for the Explore It! station. My moon phases card sort is also included included in this product.
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. 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. My Moon Phases Card Sort or Lab Station Activity
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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.
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