This is a starting point for people interested in setting up science stations and working with the 5E Instructional Model in their elementary classroom. This free resource will provide you with an overview of the thinking behind the science stations and 5E units as well as provide some how-to solutions to running successful science stations in your classroom. Also included is a correlation between 2nd-4th grade NGSS and TEKS.
Included in this free resource:
→Why we created the science stations
→What is included in the science stations
→Where to find more information about the science stations
→How to set up science stations
→What is the 5E Instructional Method
→NGSS & TEKS Correlation along with links to all science stations & 5E Units
What is the 5E Instructional Model?
The 5E Model is student-led, with the teacher acting mainly as the facilitator. Through open-ended questions, real-life experiences, guided investigations, and research, the students gain a deep understanding of the scientific topics that are covered in the lessons. Each stage of the model serves as a foundation to the next, creating a coherent model that frames lessons, activities, and units.
What are the Science Stations?
The Science Stations offer several different ways students can display their understanding. Each unit has 8 stations that include: Watch a Video, Play a Video Game, Diagram, Read a Passage, Model, Explore, and Sort. Each station approaches the standard in a slightly different format so that students work with the content using different modalities and activities.
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