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About this Product
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
• Download the FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Setup Guide for best practices, signage and editable grading rubrics
• Download a FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Activity to learn more about my SNAPs labs
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.
Error, Accuracy and Precision Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Students will be able to calculate statistical (percent) error.
2. Students will be able to analyze the precision and accuracy of measurements with statistical calculations such as mean, range and percent error.
3. Students will be able to compare and contrast accuracy and precision.
4. Students will be able to develop solutions that reduce error and improve the accuracy and precision of measurements.
Science Skills Station
Students will be presented with sets of data at this station. They will calculate mean, range and percent error and determine the significance of the error in the data collected. Students will use this information to analyze the precision and accuracy of the data.
Students will read a passage about error, what causes error and how to calculate statistical (percent) error. Then students will watch a video about the difference between accuracy and precision and how they are important to reducing error when making measurements.
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to error, precision and accuracy. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.
Students will identify problems that cause error, and thus impact the accuracy and/or precision of a measurement of calculation. Students will analyze the accuracy and precision of measurements, what problems cause measurements to not be accurate or precise and how to fix those problems.
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:
1 Computer or tablet
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