4-PS4-1 Wave Properties Lab Stations Activity

4-PS4-1 Wave Properties 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-LS4-1. 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.

Wave Properties Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Describe amplitude, wavelength and frequency of a wave.
2. Compare and contrast transverse and longitudinal.
3. Develop a model that describes the pattern of motion of a transverse wave.

Science Skills Station
Students will observe and compare and contrast the motion of a transverse and longitudinal wave. Students will also observe and compare how waves cause objects to move as a result of a wave.

Narrative Station
Students will read a text and watch a video about different types of waves, the movement of a wave and wave properties such as wavelength, amplitude and frequency.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to waves and wave properties (amplitude, wavelength and frequency). Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will develop a physical model of a transverse wave. Students will build a model of two waves with different wavelengths and amplitudes.

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:
Jump rope (or rope that is similar in thickness and length)
Slinky (regular sized)
Chunky red yarn (2 small pieces)
11 x 17 inch paper (2 pieces per group)
Crayons, markers and colored pencils
Pipe cleaners
String or yarn
Ruler or meter stick

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
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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