Space 5E Lessons

  • Everything You Need

    Each of the 5E lessons comes with the following downloadable files: Objective and I CAN statement cards, Engagement Activity, Differentiated Station Lab, Editable Interactive PowerPoint, Interactive Notebook Templates, Modified Notes, Anchor Chart Ideas, Student Choice Projects, Homework Activity, Assessment (including modified)

  • Standards Alignment

    All of the 5E lessons are aligned to the middle school TEKS and middle school NGSS standards. For a complete alignment guide see the FAQ below.

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Bundle Includes:

Everything you need to teach a unit on space. Each of the lesson plans follows the 5E model and provides you with the exact tools to teach the topics. All of the guesswork has been removed with these NO PREP lessons.


What’s Included in Each 5E Lesson?

Engagement:
Objective and I CAN statements – 11x17 for class display
Blank Objective and I CAN statements – Available for editing
Engagement Activity - Specific instructions for an engaging introduction

Exploration:
Differentiated Station Lab – Student-Led and differentiated for all learning styles

Explanation:
Editable Interactive PowerPoint - No more boring notes
INB Templates – Templates for student interactive notebooks
Modified Notes
Anchor Chart Diagrams and Ideas

Elaboration:
Student Choice Project – completed in class or at home

Evaluation:
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (when applicable)
Homework – Weekly homework assignment
Assessment – Open-ended and modified assessment

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • --- READ FIRST 5E Lesson Plan
    • Distance Learning Options and Where to Find Them Within Each Topic
    • How to Upload PPT's into Google Slides
    • What are the differences between station labs Version 1 and Version 2?
    • Using Google Forms with Station Labs Version 1
    • Teacher Instructions for Going Online - Station Labs Version 1
    • Station Labs Overview Version 2
    • Blank Objective and Word Wall Cards
    • Station Lab Signs
    • Editable Station Lab Cards
  • 2
    Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Comets, Meteors and Asteroids Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Comets, Meteors and Asteroids Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids, Meteors and Comets PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets PPT Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets Digital INB Answer Key PPT
    • 3 Explanation - Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets Digital INB Answer Key PPT
    • 4 Elaboration -Asteroids Meteors and Comets Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration -Asteroids Meteors and Comets Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Asteroids Meteors and Comets Assessment
  • 3
    Big Bang Theory
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Big Bang Theory Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Big Bang Theory v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Big Bang Theory v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Theory Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Theory Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Theory Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Big Bang Theory Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - Big Bang Theory Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Big Bang Theory Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Big Bang Theory Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Big Bang Theory Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Big Bang Theory Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Big Bang Theory Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Big Bang Theory Assessment
  • 4
    Eclipses
    • 1 Engagement -Eclipse Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement -Eclipse Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement -Engagement Activity
    • 1 Engagement – Eclipses Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Solar and Lunar Eclipses v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Solar and Lunar Eclipses v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Solar and Lunar Eclipses Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation -Eclipse Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Eclipses Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation- Eclipses Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation- Eclipses Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Eclipses Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Eclipses Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Eclipses Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Eclipses Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Eclipses Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Eclipses Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Eclipses Assessment
  • 5
    Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 1 Engagement - Astronomer's Quote
    • 2 Exploration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Electromagnetic Spectrum v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Electromagnetic Spectrum v2 M
    • 2 Engagement - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Electromagnetic Spectrum Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Assessment
    • 3 Explanation - Electromagnetic Spectrum Digital INB Answer Key
  • 6
    Galaxies and Light Years
    • 1 Engagement - Galaxies Engagement Activity
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Galaxies v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Galaxies v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Galaxies Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies and Light Years PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies and Light Years PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies and Light Years PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies Modified Notes.
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies and Light Years Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - Galaxies and Light Years Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Galaxies Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Galaxies Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Galaxies Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Galaxies Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Galaxies Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Galaxies Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Galaxies Assessment
  • 7
    H-R Diagram
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall.compressed
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 1 Engagement - Blank HR Diagram Activity
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - HR Diagram v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - HR Diagram v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - HR Diagram Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Digram PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - H-R Diagram Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - H-R Diagram Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - H-R Diagram Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - HR Diagram Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - H-R Diagram Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - H-R Diagram Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - H-R Diagram Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - H-R Diagram Assessment
  • 8
    Life Cycle of a Star
    • 1 Engagement -Llife cycle of a star Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement -Life cycle of a star Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Life cycle of a star Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Life Cycle of a Star v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Life Cycle of a Star v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Life Cycle of a Star Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Life cycle of a star Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Life cycle of a star PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Life Cycle of a Star PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Life Cycle of a Star PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - Life cycle of a star INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation -Life cycle of a star Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation -Life cycle of a star Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Life Cycle of a Star Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - Life Cycle of a Star Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Life cycle of a star Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Life cycle of a star Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Life cycle of a star Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Life cycle of a star Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Life cycle of a star Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Life cycle of a star Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Life cycle of a star Assessment
  • 9
    Lunar Cycle
  • 10
    Planets
    • 1 Engagement -Planets Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement -Planets Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Inner Planets v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Inner Planets v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Inner Planets Station Lab - Answer Sheet Only
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Outer Planets v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Outer Planets v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Outer Planets Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Gravity v2
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Gravity v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Gravity Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 2 Gravity Station Lab - How Much Do You Weigh Document
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Planets PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Planets and Gravity PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Planets and Gravity PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Planets Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Planets Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation- Planets and Gravity Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Planets Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Planets Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Planets Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Planets Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Planets Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Planets Assessment
    • 3 Explanation- Planets and Gravity Digital INB Answer Key
    • 5 Evaluation - Planets Assessment
  • 11
    Seasons
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Seasons v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Seasons v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab - No ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Seasons Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - Seasons Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Seasons Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Seasons Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Seasons Crossword Puzzles
    • 5 Evaluation - Seasons Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Seasons Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Seasons Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Seasons Assessment
  • 12
    Tides
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement - Objective and Word Wall
    • 1 Engagement – Teacher Directions and Activities
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Tides v2
    • 2 Exploration - Single Student Online - Tides v2 M
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab - NO ANSWER KEY
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab - M Reading NO ANSWERS
    • 2 Exploration - Tides Station Lab - Answer Sheet ONLY
    • 3 Explanation - Anchor Chart Ideas
    • 3 Explanation - Tides PowerPoint
    • 3 Explanation - Tides PPT, Single Student w Digital INB
    • 3 Explanation - Tides PPT, Single Student w Digital INB Modified
    • 3 Explanation - INB Templates
    • 3 Explanation - Tides Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Tides Modified Notes
    • 3 Explanation - Tides Digital INB Answer Key
    • 3 Explanation - Tides Digital INB Answer Key
    • 4 Elaboration - Tides Student Project
    • 4 Elaboration - Tides Student Project
    • 5 Evaluation - Tides Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Tides Homework
    • 5 Evaluation - Tides Assessment
    • 5 Evaluation - Tides Assessment

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