Cycles in Nature Task Cards
These Cycles in Nature Task Cards are a fun, low-prep tool for reviewing different cycles in nature such as day and night, seasons, phases of the moon, and tides! Using these task cards, you will save time planning your review activity and students will have fun reviewing what they have learned!
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- Defining cycle, rotation, and revolution
- Explaining what causes day and night
- Explaining what causes the seasons
- Explaining what causes the phases of the moon
- Identifying the phases of the moon (new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last/third quarter)
- Explaining what causes the tides
- Analyzing models of the Earth in relationship to the moon and/or sun
- 28 Task cards
- Student response worksheet
- 1 Google Form
- Answer key
This resource includes two sets of Cycles in Nature Task Cards. One set has a colorful background and the other set has an all-white background. The questions are the same on both sets of task cards.
What types of questions are asked?
Questions model what students will see on a test, including:
- Multiple choice
- Fill in the blank
- Open-end questions
How can I use these task cards?
- Science centers
- Review game
- Early finishers
- Daily review at the start of a science lesson
What standards are covered?
These Cycles in Nature Task Cards closely align with most science standards related to cycles in nature, although they are specifically aligned to the 2010 Virginia science SOLs (3.8).
Is a digital version included?
This Cycles in Nature Task Cards resource includes BOTH a digital version and a PDF version. The digital version can be accessed through Google Forms and allows students to easily self-check their work. You can also use the Google Forms task cards to track student progress.
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Forms. You’ll then share that file with your students.
What are other buyers saying about these task cards?
- “Great resource!” (anonymous buyer)
- “I have bought many of your task cards and love them all.” (Nazira A.)
Don’t Miss Out!
These Cycles in Nature Task Cards are the perfect review tool! In addition, they are low-prep and easy to use throughout the year. Your students will love reviewing what they have learned or preparing for end of the year testing with these task cards!
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I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating so that they can easily be reused from year to year, although this is not necessary. These task cards also print and are easy to read in grayscale.
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