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MS-PS1-3 Synthetic Products Lab Stations Activity

MS-PS1-3 Synthetic Products 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-PS1-3. 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.

Synthetic Products Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives:
1. Compare and contrast natural and synthetic materials.
2. Describe how natural resources are used to make synthetic products.
3. Explain how synthetic products impact society.

Science Skills Station
Students will classify important materials as natural or synthetic. Then they will design an experiment that will help determine whether a material is natural or synthetic.

Narrative Station
Students will read about the differences between natural resources and synthetic products. They will learn about plant-based, animal-based and petroleum-based synthetic products that are important to our way of life.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will evaluate replacement of fossil fuels (as a source of energy) with alternative fuels. Specifically, they will study the replace of gasoline and diesel with E85 ethanol, algae-based biogasoline and biodiesel.

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:
2 Computers or Tablets

Additional Natural Resources Teaching Materials:
Natural Resources Interactive Notebook Unit (FREE)
Natural Resources PowerPoint, Notes & Exam (FREE)
Natural Resources Task Cards (FREE)

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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• Save 30% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 35% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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