5-PS1-2 Conservation of Mass Lab Stations Activity

5-PS1-2 Conservation of Mass 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 partially satisfies NGSS 5-PS1-2. 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.

Conservation of Mass Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Measure the mass of substances before and after they mix.
2. Graph the mass of substances before and after they mix.
3. Apply the Law of Conservation of Mass to situations in which substances are mixed, cooled or heated.

Science Skills Station
Students will conduct an investigation that provides evidence for the Law of Conservation of Mass. Students will mix two substances together. They will measure the mass of the substance before and after they mix. Then they will graph their results.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about the Law of Conservation of Mass. Students will evaluate an investigation and statements about the application of the Law of Conservation of Mass to the phase change of a substance.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will identify problems with an experimental setup. They will design a system that will better help a student investigate the Law of Conservation of Mass.

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:
Beakers or cups
2 Scales
Graduated Cylinder
Teaspoon measuring device
Tablespoon measuring device
Water
Salt (1 lb)
White Vinegar
Baking Soda (1 lb)
Sandwich-sized Ziploc bag
Saran wrap
Paper bags

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
28 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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