Science Station StartupHey y'all! Today I'm sharing with you a little revolution that's been occurring in my classroom the last few years.
It all started with my first graders who totally needed to get up and move after lunch. (Can you say, "serious case of the wiggles?") Then, my 3rd graders needed more independent learning. And with the Next Generation Science Standards…let's just say change was in order.
So…science started looking more and more like Daily 5. We already have literacy centers and math centers. Why not science centers? The weekly schedule looks like this:
Cool, right?! My big kids this year were so excited about how independent they were during science stations and one said, "We're like totally learning stuff!" :)
Now, if you're ready to try it out, you can totally set up stations on your own. You can pull resources from lots of different places and piece it together yourself OR you can let me do the work for you.
Yes, you read that right. Science stations are already ready for you to jump right in. You can even download the starter kit right here. Check out science stations already up and running here and keep a lookout for more resources coming VERY soon!
What are your thoughts on science stations? Have you tried anything like it before? Let me know in the comments below.