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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
• Download the FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Setup Guide for best practices, signage and editable grading rubrics
• Download a FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Activity to learn more about my SNAPs labs
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A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.
Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction.
2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction.
3. Use a model to compare the genetic variation of offspring of asexually reproducing organisms and sexually reproducing organisms.
4. Use a model to study how mutations affect the offspring of asexually reproducing organisms and sexually reproducing organisms.
Science Skills Station
Students will use models to study the passing of genetic information from parent(s) to offspring during asexual and sexual reproduction. Students will use the models to compare the genetic variation in the offspringforeachtypeofreproduction.
Students will read a passage and/or watch a video about the process of asexual and sexual reproduction. Then students will watch a video that discusses the benefits and tradeoffs of both types of reproduction.
At this station, students will answer questions about sexual and asexual reproduction. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.
Students will create models to show how mutations affect the offspring of asexually and sexually reproducing organisms. Students will use this model to discuss how mutations affect the survival of asexually and sexually reproducing organisms.
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.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
This laboratory satisfies NGSS MS-LS3-2 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 tablet
12 Brown paper lunch bags
Unifix math cubes (4 red, 1, orange, 1, yellow, 3, green, 3 blue, 3 black, 2 brown, 3 white)
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