MS-LS1-6 Photosynthesis Lab Stations Activity

MS-LS1-6 Photosynthesis 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 satisfies NGSS MS-LS1-6. 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.

Photosynthesis Lab Learning Objectives
1. Identify the reactants and products of photosynthesis.
2. Explain the importance of sunlight in photosynthesis.
3. Describe how photosynthesis plays a role in the flow of matter and energy between living things on Earth.
4. Model the process of photosynthesis so to demonstrate the breakdown and rebuilding of water and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen.
5. Predict how life on Earth would change without plants, algae and other photosynthetic organisms.

Science Skills Station
Students will graph, analyze and interpret data to determine the importance of sunlight and carbon dioxide in the chemical process of photosynthesis. Students will use the data better understand the process of photosynthesis.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about photosynthesis and the importance of sunlight, carbon dioxide, water and chlorophyll in this process. Students will also read about the importance of photosynthesis is the flow of matter and energy between living things on Earth.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will create a model that demonstrates the process of photosynthesis. The model will show how the matter of water and carbon dioxide is rearranged into food (sugar) and oxygen with energy from sunlight.

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:
Ruler
Colored Pencils
Crayons
Glue Stick
Scissors

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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Total Pages
34 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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