5-ESS2-2 Earth's Hydrosphere Lab Stations Activity

5-ESS2-2 Earth's Hydrosphere 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-ESS2-2. 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.

Earth's Hydrosphere Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Discuss the importance of water on Earth.
2. Compare and contrast freshwater and saltwater.
3. Graph the distribution of freshwater and saltwater on Earth.
4. Explain why freshwater has to be processed before it can be consumed as drinking water.

Science Skills Station
Students will study the distribution of Earth’s water. They will graph the percentage of saltwater and freshwater on Earth. They will also graph the distribution of freshwater resources on Earth (the percentage of freshwater found frozen, in lakes and rivers and as groundwater).

Narrative Station
Students will read two information texts at this station. The first text discusses the difference between freshwater and saltwater. The second text discusses the distribution of water on Earth and the availability of freshwater.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to the distribution of water on Earth. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will identify problems with drinking freshwater directly from a lake, river or stream. Students will problem-solve how they could “process” freshwater from a lake, river or stream so that it could be safely consumed.

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 Set of Colored Pencils
1 Computer or Tablet

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
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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