Unfortunately, with the large demands on reading and math from Common Core, science is often pushed to the side. If your district is like mine, you often have very little time to dedicate to science, yet are still expected to fully cover the entire curriculum. This packet was created to help save time and to cover the all important science concepts – all while still meeting the nonfiction criteria of Common Core.
In this packet you will find a mini-book for students to assemble and explore the critical science concepts. It can be used to teach, reinforce, and/or challenge students, all while meeting their needs and learning styles. The reading page has been differentiated for your students with one being a higher level (HL) and the other being a lower level (LL).
The tabs in this booklet can be used as science stations. The first tab contains an important vocabulary activity related to the science concept of static electricity and corresponds with the reading piece provided. The second tab asks comprehension questions related to the reading piece and requires students to support their answers with textual evidence. The third tab focuses on an investigation to deepen the understanding of static electricity and how it works. The fourth tab asks students to draw while the fifth tab prompts students to respond to a thought-provoking journal question.
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I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors in Science degree and an elementary education certificate. I am certified to teach K-8 Self-Contained and Middle School Science. I have taught ever since graduation,with most of my experience in 5th grade. I'm currently completing my Masters program in Differentiation. I utilize a lot of differentiated strategies along with the workshop model in reading, writing, math, and sometimes science. I love more hands-on activities that are related to real life for students to explore. I'm not a huge fan of worksheets, but do use them occasionally.