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MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity

MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Conservation and Sustainability 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-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.

Conservation and Sustainability Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives:
1. Identify how the use of natural resources negatively impacts Earth’s ecosystems.
2. Discuss conservation of resources.
3. Describe how sustainability is important to ensuring the preservation of resources for future generations.

Science Skills Station
Students will investigate deforestation and water usage at this station. They will study how we use tree and water resource and identify ways humans can sustain tree and water resources so they will be available and usable for future generations.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about ways humans can conserve Earth’s environments and resources. Students will read about sustainability and the balance of using Earth’s resources to maintain our way of life while protecting Earth’s resources so they are available for future generations.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will assess the impact of an environmental problem and the value of a solution to that problem. Students will use problem-solving skills to develop a better solution to that problem. Students will have to balance conservation of natural resources and the environment with the growth of society and quality of life.

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-ESS3-5 and to best integrate and apply the information learned in this lab. In the directed project, students will argue how to most effectively and feasibly employ conservation efforts while maintaining the quality of life. Students will make suggestions on ways to keep environments healthy, pure and productive while allowing society to grow and improve.

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
1 World map (optional)

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

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• Save 25% with the Human Impact Lab Stations Bundle
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Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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