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SNAPs Lab Stations 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. 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.
Engineering Design Process Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. State the steps of the engineering design process.
2. Identify different types of engineers.
3. Apply the engineering design process to solve a problem.
4. Evaluate the importance of adhering to the engineering design process when solving a problem.
Science Skills Station
Students will apply the engineering design process to solve a problem at this station. Students will work individually and together as a group. Students will individually develop a solution to a problem. Then they will work together to test, compare and evaluate multiple solutions.
Students will watch a video about engineers, types of engineers and how engineers help solve problems in everyday life. Then students will watch a video about the engineering design process.
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to the engineering design process. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.
Students will evaluate the engineering design process at this station. They will identify and discuss mistakes that arise when the engineering process isn’t followed correctly and how those mistakes impact the ability to solve problems. Students will explain how to follow the engineering design process correctly.
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.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
The concepts and skills addressed in this product align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. This product addresses themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at http://www.nextgenscience.org/get-to-know.
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:
2 Computers or tablets
3-4 tennis balls (1 per group member)
Straws (~5 per student)
Popsicle sticks (~5 per student)
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