Prepare Your Students for the
8th Grade Texas STAAR

The Lone STAAR Launch is a student-led review that helps your students to build their confidence prior to taking the 8th-grade Texas STAAR Science test.

We did all the heavy prep for you. 
Simply assign the stations or print them up and set up the activities. You're ready for an engaging STAAR review! 

15 Days to Success!
15 days of stations and 4 bonus days of optional escape rooms. The Lone STAAR Launch was designed to be a thorough review for your students!

A deep dive into the comprehensive prep materials included in the Lone STAAR Launch

Prepare Your Students for the 8th Grade Texas STAAR

The Lone STAAR Launch is a student-led review that helps your students to build their confidence prior to taking the 8th-grade Texas STAAR Science test.

All the heavy prep has been done for you. 
Simply assign the stations or print them up and set up the activities. You're ready for an engaging STAAR review! 

15 Days to Success!
15 days of stations and 4 bonus days of optional escape rooms. The Lone STAAR Launch was designed to be a thorough review for your students!

What is the Lone STAAR Launch?

54 Student-Led Stations and Activities

Each station is designed to address a TEKS Readiness or Supporting Standard.

  • Includes a teacher setup video and materials list (no materials are needed for digital stations)
  • May be completed in class or online, using paper or digital answer sheets, or self-correcting Google Forms
  • Takes approximately 10 minutes for students to complete
  • Includes an activity, extension, and reflection section
  • Based on the 5th Grade 2018 Streamlined TEKS Science standards
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54 Student-Led Stations and Activities

Each station is designed to address a TEKS Readiness or Supporting Standard.

  • Includes a teacher setup video and materials list (no materials are needed for digital stations)
  • May be completed in class or online, using paper or digital answer sheets, or self-correcting Google Forms
  • Takes approximately 10 minutes for students to complete
  • Includes an activity, extension, and reflection section
  • Based on the 5th Grade 2018 Streamlined TEKS Science standards
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Four Original Escape Rooms

To take engagement to the next level, we've included four brand-new escape rooms. The escape rooms cover all readiness standards for reporting categories 1-4. Implementation is a breeze, even if you've never run an escape room before.

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Four Original Escape Rooms

To take engagement to the next level, we've included four brand-new escape rooms. The escape rooms cover all readiness standards for reporting categories 1-4. Implementation is a breeze, even if you've never run an escape room before.

STAAR Practice Questions

Each station includes unique science questions formatted for the STAAR test. A STAAR practice mastery sheet will help students measure their level of understanding for each standard. Paper and digital versions are included.

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STAAR Practice Questions

Each station includes unique science questions formatted for the STAAR test. A STAAR practice mastery sheet will help students measure their level of understanding for each standard. Paper and digital versions are included.

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Make sure your class is ready for testing.

The Lone STAAR Launch covers Readiness and Supporting TEKS
for the 8th grade science STAAR test.

The Lone STAAR Launch covers
Readiness and Supporting TEKS
for the 8th grade science STAAR test.

Lone STAAR Launch Snapshot

You can download the full list of standards
covered by the Lone STAAR Launch here.

You can download the full list of standards covered by the
Lone STAAR Launch here.

Lone STAAR Launch Scope

The Lone STAAR Launch Sequence Calendar
offers a 15-day and 6-day schedule and
blank template to make your own.

The Lone STAAR Launch Sequence Calendar offers a 15-day and 6-day schedule and blank template to make your own.

Purchase the 8th Grade

2018 TEKS-Aligned Lone STAAR Launch

Purchase the 8th Grade

2018 TEKS-Aligned
Lone STAAR Launch

Distance-Learning Ready

Every station includes a digital version and a paper version that allow for flexibility.

The digital versions do not require any additional supplies and students can work through them independently with PowerPoint or Google Slides.

"They were engaged for a full 45 minutes, and I was so thrilled to see how much
they retained..."

"Chris Kesler, I just have to say THANK YOU! Your Lone STAAR Launch review days have made this past week amazing! My kids came into class each day excited to tackle the day's puzzles. They were engaged for a full 45 minutes, and I was thrilled to see how much they retained over the crazy year we have had. Unfortunately, I only had 8 days for the review, but it was so well organized that I was able to target the topics we needed to review the most and squish as much as I could into those 8 days. I also teach virtual students and the digital versions were a lifesaver! Thank you and your team for all the hard work you did to put together this amazing resource!"

Jessica K. (via facebook)

Reviewing Can Be Fun!

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54 Student-Led Stations

Each review has been crafted to be fun and engaging for students. Everything adheres to TEKS standards and promises
 to help make reviews easy.

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Science Questions
Formatted for the STAAR Test

At the end of each station, students will demonstrate mastery using a STAAR-formatted test question.

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Escape Rooms

We've done all the heavy-lifting for you. Simply print out the stations and set
up the activities. You're ready for an
engaging STAAR review!

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Instructional
Materials and Videos

Each station includes a teacher instruction document and video synopsis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept purchase orders from schools?

Absolutely! Just fill out a quote request form.

What materials will I need?

The Lone STAAR Launch was created with teachers' budgets in mind. Most of the stations won't require any additional materials, but some stations use perishable items and common pieces of lab equipment.

The digital versions do not require any additional materials other than PPT or Google Slides.

Can the stations be done online?

Yes, we have included digital versions of all 54 stations, including the practice STAAR questions. 


The digital stations are still engaging and allows students to work independently.

Is the Lone STAAR Launch included in the Kesler Science Lab Membership?

The Lone STAAR Launch is a collaborative project with The Science Duo and therefore is not part of the Kesler Science Membership. All current and future Kesler Science classroom materials are included in the Membership.

Are all of the Readiness and Supporting TEKS covered?

Yes, the 8th grade Readiness and Supporting standards are covered.

How can I learn more about Professional Development?

Learn more about the available Professional Development!

How does the licensing work?

Each teacher needs their own individual license. The license allows teachers to use it with all of their classes. Professional development for Lone STAAR Launch is sold separately. 

What is the difference between a teacher-purchased license and a school-purchased license?

A teacher-purchased license is paid for directly by the teacher. It is a one-time purchase and the license is owned by the teacher. The materials can be used only by that teacher at whatever school the teacher moves to in the future.

A school-purchased license is purchased for each teacher with school funds. It is a one-time purchase and the license stays with the school. If the original teacher leaves the school, they may not take the materials with them. Their login will be reassigned to a teacher of the school's choosing. 

Purchase the 8th Grade

2018 TEKS-Aligned Lone STAAR Launch

Purchase the 8th Grade

2018 TEKS-Aligned
Lone STAAR Launch