5-ESS2-1 Earth's Spheres Interactions Lab Stations Activity

5-ESS2-1 Earth's Spheres Interactions 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 5-ESS2-1. 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.

Earth's Spheres Interactions Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Describe the features of Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.
2. Explain examples of Earth’s spheres interacting.
3. Model how Earth's spheres interact to move water through the water cycle.

Science Skills Station
Students will study examples of interactions of Earth’s sphere. Students will identify the spheres that are involved in the example and will explain how the spheres interact.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about Earth’s sphere. They will also watch a video about how Earth’s spheres interact so to make Earth a habitable place for living things.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to Earth’s systems and interactions between Earth’s systems that cause the movement of water between Earth’s spheres. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will create a pictorial model that illustrates how Earth’s spheres interact and move water through the water cycle. The model will show and summarize interactions between Earth’s hydrosphere with the other spheres, propelling the movement of water through the water cycle.

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:
1-2 Sets of Colored Pencils

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

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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