# 4-PS3-1 Energy, Force and Motion Lab Stations Activity

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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 satisfies NGSS 4-PS3-1. 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.

Energy, Force and Motion Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Conduct an investigation to determine the relationship between the speed and [kinetic] energy of an object.
2. Relate the speed of an object to the [kinetic] energy of that object.
3. Discuss the relationship between force, energy and motion.
4. Evaluate the use of brakes in dissipating the [kinetic] energy of a moving vehicle.

Science Skills Station
Students will conduct an investigation to study the relationship between the speed of an object and its energy. Specifically, students will roll a toy car across a track at various speeds and into a box. Students will observe the sound produced by the collision and use these observations to explain the relative relationship between the speed of an object and its energy.

Narrative Station
Students will read a passage about kinetic energy and the relationship between energy and motion. Students will also watch a video about speed and braking distance of a car. If time allows, students will create a graphic organizer to summarize the relationship between force, energy and motion.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas about kinetic energy and motion. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will evaluate the braking systems for automobiles. Students will study how brakes work and two major types of brakes. Students will evaluate disc and drum brakes and consider the use of the brakes in different types of vehicles.

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

2 Computers or tablets
3 pieces of Hot Wheels™ straight track
1 toy car
Empty shoe box
Stopwatch
Meter stick
Calculator

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