MS-ESS1-2 Formation of the Solar System Lab Stations Activity

MS-ESS1-2 Formation of the Solar System 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 MS-ESS1-2. 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.

Formation of the Solar System Lab Learning Objectives
1. Discuss the formation of our solar system.
2. Evaluate the role of gravity in the solar system’s formation.
3. Explain how the temperature of the solar system and abundance of elements impacted the formation of planets.
4. Model how matter clumped together under the force of gravity to form the celestial objects of our Solar System.

Science Skills Station
Students will study the relationship between the distance from the sun and temperature. Students will examine the role of temperature and abundance of elements in the formation of the planets. Specifically, they will study how temperature influenced the composition of planets and abundance of elements influenced the size of the planets.

Narrative Station
Students will read a text and watch a video about the formation of the solar system. They will learn about the stages of our solar system’s formation and the role of gravity in the formation of celestial objects in the solar system.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will use construct a model of the formation of our solar system. Specifically, students will make a flipbook that animates the events that led to the structure of the solar system we know today.

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:
2 Computers or tablets
Ruler
Colored Pencils
Markers
Graph Paper (optional)
3 x 5 index cards (20-25 per group) or paper
Scissors
Stapler

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