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MS-PS1-1 Lewis Dot Diagrams Lab Stations Activity

MS-PS1-1 Lewis Dot Diagrams 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-PS1-1. 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.

Lewis Dot Diagrams Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Draw and interpret Lewis Dot Diagrams of atoms.
2. Use Lewis Dot Diagrams to illustrate the composition of simple molecules.
3. Build physical models that represent the structure and composition of simple molecules.

Science Skills Station
Students will draw Lewis Dot diagrams and interpret Lewis Dot diagrams so to illustrate and understand the valence electrons of an atom. Students will use Lewis Dot diagrams to predict how atoms combine to form simple molecules. They will draw diagrams of simple compounds using symbols.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informative text about Lewis Dot diagrams. They will read about what they illustrate, how to draw them and why they are useful. Students will watch a video about using ball-and-stick models to represent the structure of molecules. They will compare the usefulness of using ball-and-stick models to Lewis Dot diagrams.

Assessment Station
At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to Lewis Dot Diagrams as well as other illustrations and models of atoms and simple molecules. Students will have to employ lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station
Students will build a three-dimensional model of simple molecules. They will evaluate the usefulness of the model in understanding the structure of simple molecules and compare physical models of molecules to Lewis Dot diagrams.

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:
1 Computer or Tablet
Candy gumdrops

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
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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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