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# MS-PS1-4 Heating Curves Lab Stations Activity

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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-PS1-4. 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.

Heating Curves Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Record data so to describe how adding thermal energy changes the state of matter or temperature of a substance.
2. Interpret a heating curve so to determine the melting and boiling point of a substance.
3. Develop a model that describes how adding or removing thermal energy impacts the arrangement and motion of atoms in a pure substance.

Science Skills Station
Students will create a heating curve for water at this station. Students will heat a sample of ice and record the temperature of the water as thermal energy is consistently added. Students will graph their data and determine (or confirm) the melting and boiling point of water.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informative text about heating and cooling substances and how this impacts the atomic structure and motion of a pure substance. Students will also study a heating curve and interpret the data in the graph.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will develop and construct a model that shows how the arrangement and motion of atoms in a substance changes when thermal energy is added to it. Students will have to interpret data from a heating curve to construct the model.

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.

• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

Ruler
Colored Pencils
Graph paper (optional)
Pom-pom balls
Glue
Index cards
Stiff paper (1 sheet per group – on which to build the model)

Be sure to check out:
• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
• 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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