MS-LS2-4 Extinction and Endangerment Lab Stations Activity

MS-LS2-4 Extinction and Endangerment 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-LS2-4. 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.

Extinction and Endangerment Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Analyze and interpret data so to describe the change in population size of an endangered or extinct species.
2. Discuss the significance of changes to biological or physical components of an ecosystem and the impact of those changes on populations that live there.
Students will be able to discuss reasons why species become endangered or extinct.
Students will be able to develop solutions that protect and restore endangered species populations.
Students will be able to evaluate the negative and positive impact humans have on the endangerment and extinction of animals.

Science Skills Station
Students will interpret and analyze data so to study causes of the endangerment and extinction of animals. Specifically, students will consider how invasive species can affect the survival of a native species. Students will use the data to determine how significant an invasive species plays a role in affecting populations.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about endangerments and extinction. They will also watch a video about endangerment and extinction, which highlights examples of how changes to biological and physical features of an ecosystem can cause a decline in populations of species that live in it.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will consider how humans play a role in the endangerment and conservation of endangered sea turtles species. Students will study the causes of sea turtle endangerment. Then students will develop a solution with the goal of protecting adult sea turtles and increasing the likelihood of sea turtle offspring survival.

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:
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Colored pencils
Graph paper

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Total Pages
31 pages
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