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Digital vs Analog Sort for Fourth Grade Science Stations

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Teach students about technologies that use analog or digital representations to communicate with a SORT about Digital and Analog technology 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 whether different technologies use digital or analog features to communicate information.

Teach students about analog vs. digital things with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

What is Included in the Digital or Analog Sort Station

Included in the Sort about the Digital or Analog 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

Digital or Analog 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 communication each object utilizes: digital or analog.

Teach students about analog vs. digital things with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

There are different ways for technologies to communicate information; this sort allows students to identify if different objects use digital or analog features to communicate information.

This sort has colorful images that students analyze. Some of the objects that can be found in this sort are phones, scales, hour glasses, and thermometers.

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 category, which is either digital or analog.

Teach students about analog vs. digital things with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

Differentiated Responses

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 Digital or Analog Science Station

This Digital or Analog 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 Second Grade NGSS Science Station BUNDLE.

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