4-PS3-2 Energy Transfer Lab Stations Activity

4-PS3-2 Energy Transfer Lab Stations Activity
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About SNAPs Lab Stations Activities
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-PS3-2. 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.

Energy Transfer Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Observe the transfer of energy between objects or from place to place.
2. Discuss the movement of energy during energy transfer.
3. Apply conservation of energy to energy transfer.

Science Skills Station
Students will study examples of the transfer of five types of energy: mechanical, sound, light, thermal and electrical. Students will demonstrate the transfer of energy and answer questions about the movement of energy in each demonstration.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about energy transfer. Students will also study examples of energy transfer between objects.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will identify problems with a home that allow heat to escape during the winter easily. They will identify ways to correct these problems and design a more energy-efficient home that prevents loss of heat during the cold winter months.

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.

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

Additional Materials Required:
1 Computer or tablet
1 Ice cube (per group)
1 Light bulb and 1 bulb holder
2 Insulated pieces of electrical wires with alligator clips at end
1 D battery
1 D battery holder
Electrical tape
2 Tennis balls
1 Flashlight
1 Tambourine (or similar musical instrument)

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• A FREE SNAPs Lab to learn more about my lab station activities
• 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 35% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 45% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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