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# 4-ESS2-2 Latitude and Longitude Lab Stations Activity

Product Description
SNAPs Lab Stations Activities require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. They are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world. Each station activity promotes skills so to develop students into proficient and competent scientific thinkers.

SNAPs lab activities have five components:
Science Skills Station to develop science skill proficiency
Narrative Station to build science literacy
Assessment Station to evaluate learning and understanding
Problem-Solving Station to foster engineering design
Synthesis/Summary Project to inspire higher-order learning

A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Next Generation Science Standards
This laboratory partially satisfies NGSS 4-ESS2-2. It combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - in order to meet the standard. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Latitude and Longitude Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives:
1. Identify important lines of latitude and longitude on a map.
2. Determine the latitude and longitude of a place on a map.
3. Use a scale to find the distance between locations on a map.

Science Skills Station
Students will use maps to determine the latitude and longitude of locations in a region. They will use maps to determine the distance between specific places on a map using a scale.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about important lines of latitude and longitude. They will draw the lines on a world map to demonstrate where they are located relative to each other and major regions of the world.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to latitude, longitude and mapping Earth. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will create a coordinate system on a map to help navigate a route between multiple places. Students will use the coordinate system to plan the route. They will use a scale to determine the distance traveled along that route and approximate how long the journey will take.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Refer to the SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide for directions and suggestions on how to conduct the project.

• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

1 Set of Colored Pencils
5 Rulers
A folding, physical map (of any state or country)

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• All my Earth, Life, Physical or Nature of Science Lab Station Activities
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science PPs, Notes & Exams
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science INB Units
Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science or Nature of Science Tiered Task Cards

Purchasing Options to Save you \$\$\$:
• Save 25% with the Mapping Earth Lab Stations Bundle
• Save 30% with the Mapping Earth Unit Bundle
• Save 30% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 35% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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