These quick labs are designed to review over Reporting Category 3. They are easy and fast to do so the students can fill any gaps. The TEKS are listed at the top of each lab and there are higher level thinking questions that go with some of the labs.
Please note that this does not go over every TEK in reporting category 3 since there is so much to cover. I focused on the readiness standards and the supporting standards that are usually the most difficult for the kids:)
You will NOT need a lot of materials for these reviews. The preview shows a few of the activities.
There is an answer key for each page.
These Quick Labs go great with my STAAR 10 day review that is in my store. After assessing your students you can use these to go back and reteach concepts.
*QUICK LAB 1:
-Activity 1: making sediment with a rock and a jar of water
-Activity 2: Air Head Sedimentary Rocks and Jelly Bean Fossils (students will used this candy to form sedimentary rock and fossils; there is a story that goes with it)
Activity 3: Sedimentary Rock formation sort
QUICK LAB 2:
-Activity 1: weather vs. climate; students read a short passage about weather and climate and then sort examples of weather and climate. There is a weather map included for the students to answer questions over.
Activity 2: water cycle chart
Activity 3: 4 corners game (sun, moon, earth facts)
QUICK LAB 3:
Activity 1: Renewable and non-renewable sort
Activity 2: Alternative energy; students read a short passage on each alternative energy and write the advantages and disadvantages on the back of the card.
Activity 3: Landforms puzzle finding the landform and how it was formed.
I am working on the other 1 reporting category and they will be available in my store soon.