MS-LS1-4 Plant Adaptations Lab Stations Activity

MS-LS1-4 Plant Adaptations Lab Stations Activity
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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

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A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Plant Adaptations Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives

1. Interpret and analyze data so to understand how specialized plant structures affect the likelihood of successful reproduction.

2. Interpret and analyze data so to understand how specialized plant structures affect plant survival.

3. Describe specialized leaf and stem structures that help plants defend themselves or reproduce, which increases the probability of survival and reproduction respectively.

4. Design a plant with specialized structures that increase its likelihood to reproduce and survive.

Science Skills Station

Students will graph, interpret and analyze data so to study how specialized plant structures (specifically flower color) affect successful reproduction. Students will also graph, interpret and analyze data so to study plant defenses that protect against herbivory.

Narrative Station

Students will read a text about stem and leaf adaptations that aid in plant survival and plant reproduction. They will also watch a video about ways plants defend themselves.

Assessment Station

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

Problem-Solving Station

Students will design and create a physical model of a plant that has at least one reproductive and defense adaptation. Students will consider the benefits and limitations to the adaptations of the plant.

Synthesis/Summary Project

Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Refer to the SNAPs Lab Stations Setup Guide for more information.

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

This laboratory partially satisfies NGSS MS-LS1-4. It combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts - to meet the standard. This lab also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

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 tablets

Colored pencils

Ruler

Tissue paper (various colors)

Construction paper(various colors)

Pipe cleaners(various colors)Toothpicks

Scissors

Stapler and staples

Tape

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NGSSMS-LS1-4
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively. Examples of behaviors that affect the probability of animal reproduction could include nest building to protect young from cold, herding of animals to protect young from predators, and vocalization of animals and colorful plumage to attract mates for breeding. Examples of animal behaviors that affect the probability of plant reproduction could include transferring pollen or seeds, and creating conditions for seed germination and growth. Examples of plant structures could include bright flowers attracting butterflies that transfer pollen, flower nectar and odors that attract insects that transfer pollen, and hard shells on nuts that squirrels bury.
Total Pages
39 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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