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Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity

Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity
Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity
Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity
Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity
Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity
Buoyancy 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 does not address a specific Next Generation Science Standard, but it complements concepts related to other NGSS. This lab combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

Buoyancy Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Engage in conversation about buoyancy.
2. Manipulate the shape of a boat in order to increase the buoyant force on the boat.

Science Skills Station
At this station, students will investigate how the shape of a boat impacts the buoyant force exerted on the boat. Students will determine the maximum amount of mass a boat can support before sinking. Students will test three different boats, each with a different shape.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read an informational text about buoyancy. They will have to cite information in the text in order to answer questions about friction. Students will also watch a video about large ships and how they stay afloat, despite their massive size.

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

Problem-Solving Station
At this station, students will design, build and test a boat. They will use various materials to create a boat that can support the weight of at least 20 pennies.

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:
100 Pennies
2 Container or bucket (filled with water)
Crayola™ Model Magic (3 4oz bags – any color)
Aluminum foil, Saran wrap
Popsicle sticks, Pipe cleaners, Straws
Playdoh, Modeling clay and/or Model Magic™
Rubber bands, tape and/or other adhesive
Scale and ruler (optional)
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 25% with the Forces and Motion Lab Stations Bundle
• Save 30% with the Forces and Motion Unit Bundle
• Save 30% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 35% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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