Around the Room Circuits

  • Engaging for All Students

    It’s no secret that if you can get your students up and moving then they’re more likely to become engaged in your lesson. These circuits help ensure participation and engagement from all students because they have to be up and out of their seats to complete each activity.

  • Self-Checking

    If each activity is completed correctly, the students should START and FINISH the activity at the same sign (make a complete “circuit”). 3 student recording sheet options are included for differentiation.

  • Student-Led

    Students are able to work at their own pace. The teacher can step back and take on the facilitator role, interact one-on-one with students, address misconceptions individually, and answer questions of struggling learners..

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  • "With 30+ students in my science classroom, I struggle with how to provide quality practice and the movement that students need to learn complex vocabulary. This is an excellent resource on a wide variety of topics." - K.B.

  • "I like to have the kids up and engaged in a lesson, driving their own learning. These are a nice resource and I'm able to differentiate and scaffold as needed to for a class spanning many learning levels." - L.B.

  • "This bundle is freaking AWESOME! My students enjoy these circuits so much! They are up and moving and having meaningful discussions with each other (and me) about the content. Great review or quick assessment tool." - S.K.

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Adaptations and Natural Selection Circuit (20 Questions)
-Charles Darwin and Natural Selection
-Instinct vs. Learned Behaviors
-Camouflage and Mimicry with examples
-Structural, Behavioral, and Physiological Adaptations
Key Vocabulary (ex. hibernation, adaptation, migration, predator, and prey)
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Body Systems Circuit (25 Questions)
-Functions of 10 major body systems (Digestive, Skeletal, Muscular, Endocrine, Nervous, Reproductive, Lymphatic, Excretory, Circulatory, and Respiratory)
-2 Structures (with pictures) of each major body system
-Body systems working together
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Cells Circuit (25 Questions)
-Cell Functions (Nucleus, Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Lysosomes, Cytoplasm, Golgi Bodies, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Chloroplast, and Vacuole)
-Plant vs. Animal Cells
-Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells
-Unicellular vs. Multicellular Organisms
-Levels of Organization (Cell, Tissue, Organ, Organ System, and Organism)
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Chemistry Circuit (30 Questions)
-Chemical Symbol
-Element, Compound, Molecule, Mixture
-Subscript and Coefficient
-Law of Conservation of Mass
-Products and Reactants
-Balanced and Unbalanced Equations
-Evidence of Chemical Reactions
-Physcial Property/Change
-Chemical Property/Change
-Parts of an Atom
-Periodic Table

Ecosystems Circuit (25 Questions)
-Producers, Consumers, Scavengers, and Decomposers
-Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores
-Photosynthesis
-Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Pyramids
-Biotic and Abiotic Factors
-Ecosystem, Population, Community, and Habitat
-Primary and Secondary Succession

Energy Circuit (20 Questions)
-7 Forms of Energy (Mechanical, Radiant, Chemical, Electrical, Nuclear, Thermal, and Sound)
-Potential and Kinetic Energy
-Energy Definition
-Energy Transformation Definition
-Energy Transformation Examples
-Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
-Pictures included to help your Visual or ESL learners!

Formula Chart Circuit (20 Questions)
-Speed, Force, Density, and Work Formulas
-Calculating Speed, Force, Density, and Work
-Manipulating Speed formula practice
-Manipulating Force formula practice
-Manipulating Density formula practice
-Manipulating Work formula practice
-Pictures included to help your Visual or ESL learners!

Genetics Circuit (25 Questions)
-Dominant and Recessive
-Gregor Mendel
-Heterozygous and Homozygous
-DNA, Trait, Gene, Chromosome, Allele
-Inherited and Acquired Traits
-Punnett Squares
-Genotype and Phenotype
-Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
-Pictures and graphics included to benefit your ESL/ELL learners

Plate Tectonics Circuit (25 Questions)
-Plate Boundaries (Convergent, Divergent, and Transform)
-Earthquakes and Volcanoes
-Layers of the Earth
-Alfred Wegener
-Continental Drift
-Pangaea
-Convection Currents
-Subduction and Ocean Trench
-Constructive and Destructive Forces
-Ring of Fire
-Topographic Maps

Science Lab Safety Circuit (20 Questions)
-Handling sharp objects
-The uses of goggles
-Fire Extinguisher
-Fire Blanket
-Eye Wash Station
-Safety Lab Shower
-Proper disposal of solid and liquid wastes
-Wafting
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Scientific Process Skills Circuit (25 Questions)
-Problem, Hypothesis, Investigation, Conclusion 
-Observation vs. Inference
-Variables (Control, Dependent, ad Independent)
-Length, Mass, Weight, Volume
-Identifying Science Equipment
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Earth Circuit (20 Questions)
-Lunar Cycle and Moon Phases (identifying and predicting)
-Waxing and Waning
-Tides, Spring Tide, and Neap Tide
-Rotation and Revolution
-Day and Night
-Seasons
-Solar and Lunar Eclipses
-Pictures included to help your Visual or ESL learners!

Space Circuit (25 Questions)
-Rotation and Revolution
-Star, Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
-Spiral, Elliptical, and Irregular Galaxies
-Light Year
-Telescope
-Astronomer
-Supernova and Black Hole
-Inner and Outer Planets
-Orbit and Axis
-Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) Diagram
-Pictures included to help your Visual or ESL learners!

Weather Circuit (25 Questions)
-Weather Instruments
-Fronts
-Hurricane and Tornado
-High and Low Pressure
-Condensation, Evaporation, and Precipitation
-Key Vocabulary
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Waves Circuit (25 Questions)
-Waves vocabulary
-Types of waves (transverse, longitudinal, and surface)
-Parts of waves (crest, trough, compression, rarefaction)
-Properties of waves (amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed)
-Interactions of waves (reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference)
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Circuit (25 Questions)
-Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition vocabulary
-Types of weathering (Mechanical and Chemical)
-Types of erosion (Landslide, slump, and creep)
-Landforms formed from deposition (Deltas and alluvial fans)
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Water and Water Cycle Circuit (20 Questions)
-Key vocabulary (ex. water cycle, condensation, evaporation, precipitation, transpiration, river, lake, aquifer, watershed, and more!)
-Parts of the water cycle 
-Water conservation
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Thermal Energy Circuit (25 Questions)
-Thermal Energy vocabulary (ex. thermal energy, heat, specific heat, thermal equilibrium, and more!)
-Types of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation)
-Conductors and Insulators
-States of Matter
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Electromagnetic Spectrum Circuit (21 Questions)
-Electromagnetic Spectrum vocabulary
-EMS Waves (radio, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma)
-Uses of EMS waves
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Rocks and Rock Cycle Circuit (22 Questions)
-Key vocabulary (ex. rock, rock cycle, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, and more!)
-Types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic)
-Formation of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks
-Identifying rocks from descriptions
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Biomes Circuit (22 Questions)
-Key vocabulary 
-Earth's Biomes (tundra, taiga, rainforest, desert, grassland, deciduous forest, marine, and freshwater)
-Identifying organisms in specific biomes
-Characteristics of biomes
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Classification Circuit (25 Questions)
-Key vocabulary (ex. classification, taxonomy, dichotomous key, etc.)
-3 Domains of Life (Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya)
-Kingdoms of Life (Animalia, Plantae, Protists, Fungi, Archaebacteria, Eubacteria)
-Levels of Classification (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
-Identifying organisms of specific kingdoms
-Characteristics of organisms 
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Energy Resources Circuit (20 Questions)
-Energy Resources vocabulary (ex. energy resources, fossil fuels, energy transformation, etc.)
-Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources (solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear)
-Characteristics of resources
-Positives and Negatives of resources
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Planets Circuit (25 Questions)
-Planets vocabulary (ex. planet, meteor, meteoroid, meteorite, comet, asteroid, Galilean moons, etc.)
-Inner and Outer Planets
-Characteristics of Planets
-Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites
-Parts of a Comet
-Pictures and clip art for your Visual/ESL/ELL learners!

Force and Motion Circuit (21 Questions)
-Calculating Speed, Force, and Work
-Balanced, Unbalanced, and Net Forces
-Velocity and Acceleration
-Newton's Laws of Motion
-Inertia, Gravity and Friction
-Speed vs. Time Graph
-Distance vs. Time Graph
-Pictures included to help your Visual or ESL learners!

Circuit Instructions

1. Print out all of the slides (cardstock or regular paper will be fine). You may choose to laminate them for durability.

2. Randomly place the signs around the room (mix them up, do not place them all in the order they print out). You may tape them to the wall or place them on the tables/desks.

3. Students may begin at any location. They will read the question on the sign and find the answer on another sign around the room. 

4. There are 3 options for student recording sheets (details on following pages).

5. When students find the answer, they will write the answer to the question. 

6. Students will then read the next question that is located at the bottom of the sign and then proceed to find the answer around the room.

7. This process continues until the students have completed all of the questions and answers.

8. If completed correctly, the students should START and FINISH the activity at the same sign (make a complete “circuit”).  

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