One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space

One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
One Stop Shop Science Stations - Earth and Space
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This One Stop Shop is everything you need for 10 days of Science Instruction. Great for teacher observations and evaluations!

Learning Goals:
The students will be able to:
• identify the common characteristics of all planets.
• compare and contrast the inner and outer planets.
• differentiate between the following objects: sun planets moons, asteroids, and comets.
• explain Earth’s position in the solar system and connect it to real world applications (i.e. gravity, weather, length of day and year, etc.).


Aligned with the Florida State Standards:
SC.5.E.5.2 - Recognize the major common characteristics of all planets and compare/contrast the properties of inner and outer planets.
SC.5. E.5.3 - Distinguish among the following objects of the Solar System, Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and identify Earth’s position in it.
SC.5.N.1.1 - Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.5.N.1.2 - Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation.
SC.5.N.1.5 - Recognize and explain that authentic scientific investigation frequently does not parallel the steps of "the scientific method."

This lesson plan is based on a 60 minute Science block and will span approximately 10 days in length and can be modified as needed.

Earth and Space Science Stations
Station 1 - Lining Up the Planets
Students will watch a video on the laptop/desktop computer on the order of the planets.
The students will cut out scaled models of the planets and will line up the planets according to the scale information (see resources). Students will reflect on their learning, self-assess their understanding and assess their group effectiveness towards their goals and ability to cooperate.
Video Link: www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=53006


Station 2 – Galactic Vocabulary Match
Students use the vocabulary cards to match key vocabulary to corresponding definition or fact. Students should be provided resources such as textbooks, online resources, non-fiction readers, etc. to research unknown information. Each group member will then choose one challenging vocabulary word (each student must choose a different word) and create a frame connecting the chosen vocabulary word to real-world occupations (see resources- students will write chosen word in the center of the frame and use critical thinking skills to list details and example relating the word to each occupation). Students will reflect on their learning, self-assess their understanding and assess their group effectiveness towards their goals and ability to cooperate.

Station 3 – Earth’s Position in the Solar System Skit
Students will read and review the fact cards regarding Earth’s position in the Solar System and will create a skit to share a minimum of four facts. Students will reflect on their learning, self-assess their understanding and assess their group effectiveness towards their goals and ability to cooperate.

Station 4 – Inner/Outer Planets
Students will read the complex text article (see resources) and will create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the inner and outer planets. Students will reflect on their learning, self-assess their understanding and assess their group effectiveness towards their goals and ability to cooperate.

Station 5 – Computer Station
Students will view the links provided (see resources) and take notes in their science notebooks. Students will use sticky notes to display on the P-M-I chart (see materials). Students will reflect on their learning, self-assess their understanding and assess their group effectiveness towards their goals and ability to cooperate.
Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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