Teach students about types of touch with a SORT about Nerve Cells aligned with the Next Generation Science Stations for Fourth Grade. In this station, the sort cards include an image for students to look at and determine what type of nerve cell each image represents.
What is Included in the Types of Nerve Cells Sort Station
Included in the Sort about the Types of Nerve Cells are:
- Larger table-group color sorting cards
- Smaller cut and paste sort for individual students
- Differentiated questions in short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats. Worksheet and task cards are included for some options.
- Answer key
Types of Nerve Cells Sort for Table Groups
There are two ways to do this sort. One way is in table groups where students collaboratively look at the images on the cards and determine which type of nerve cell is represented: mechanical, pain, or temperature are the three categories for students to choose from.
There are different types of nerve cells that students will learn about in this sort: temperature, mechanical, and pain. Students will decide whether each image represents pain (spider bite, knife, cut), temperature (hot chocolate, ice cream,), or mechanical nerve cells (a snail crawling on skin, feeling sand by the ocean).
These are some of the examples the types of touch that can be found in the sort. This sort has colorful images that students analyze and decide the type of nerve cell each card represents.
Cut and Paste Sort Option
The second way to do the sort is a cut and paste option. Students can do both options: sort color option as a whole group and the cut and paste option individually. Or you can choose to have students do only one option.
The cut and paste option is all in black and white and a worksheet format. After reading the informational passage, students look at the images and then sort them into the correct type of nerve cell: pain, mechanical, or temperature.
Like all of our science stations, differentiated responses are available for students to demonstrate their understanding. Below is an example of the Short Answer worksheet. Fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice task cards are also available.
How to Purchase the Types of Nerve Cells Science Station
This Types of Nerve Cells Sort Science Station can be purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is sold individually and part of a whole Sorts for Fourth Grade Science Stations. Also available is a Fourth Grade NGSS Science Station BUNDLE.
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