MS-ESS3-3 Air Pollution Lab Stations Activity

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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-ESS3-3. 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.

Air Pollution Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives:
1. Identify examples of air pollution.
2. Analyze data so to understand air quality.
3. Evaluate the harm air pollution causes to the biosphere.
4. Assess the practicality, cost and effectiveness of methods and tools that help us reduce air pollution.

Science Skills Station
Students will study air quality at this station. Students will analyze the air quality of major US cities and trends in the number of unhealthy air quality days of those cities over the past 15 years. Students will also analyze the sources of the pollutants that most significantly impact air quality at the surface of Earth.

Narrative Station
Students will read one informational text about the sources of air pollution and the negative impact of air pollution. Students will read a second information text about the adverse health effects of air pollution. Students will learn about acute and chronic effects of short and long-term exposure to air pollutants.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will evaluate the benefit, cost and practicality of solutions developed by scientists, engineers and lawmakers that combat air pollution. Students will conduct research in order to determine the solutions that are most effective and feasible.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students can conduct one of the 11 standard synthesis projects, but I strongly suggest using the directed synthesis project to supplement NGSS MS-ESS3-3. In the directed project, students will create a trifold pamphlet to summarize important facts and predictions about air pollution. Students will conduct research and summarize their findings in the pamphlet.

This download includes:
• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

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MS-ESS3-3 Air Pollution Lab Stations Activity
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