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Getting Nerdy® Science—STEAM Circuits Cells Bundle

Downloadable resource

Getting Nerdy has a new twist on S.T.E.A.M.! With science as the primary background subject, students learn all about life science using social studies, technology, English language arts, art and math. The student-led, print and go, low-to-no prep science circuit stations are easy to implement with a few household items.

Included in this 1–2 day bundle are seven station activities, one assessment for each of the cross-curricular stations, blank templates to create your own stations, directions for each activity, answer keys and student station role descriptions for each of the following:

  • Explorer
  • Researcher
  • Maker
  • Scriber
  • Reader
  • Performer
  • Solver
  • Scholar

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
MS-LS1-7. Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism