MS-PS1-6 Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Lab Stations Activity

MS-PS1-6 Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions 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-PS1-6. 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.

Endothermic and Exothermic Chemical Reactions Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Compare endothermic and exothermic reactions.
2. Describe how thermal energy is transferred during an endothermic and exothermic reaction.
3. Apply the Law of Conservation of Energy to chemical reactions.
4. Manipulate endothermic reaction to create a cooling pack.

Science Skills Station
Students will perform two different experiments to observe endothermic and exothermic reactions. Students will record how temperature changes as a reaction progresses. Students will use this data to determine if an endothermic or exothermic reaction occurred.

Narrative Station
Students will read about conservation of energy during a chemical reaction and how energy is transferred and/or transformed during a chemical reaction. They will also read about endothermic and exothermic reactions.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will complete a design project to create a homemade cooling pack. Students will follow directions to create the cooling pack. They will assess how well the cooling pack performs its function. They will modify the cooling pack’s design so to optimize its use.

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:
Baking soda
Vinegar
Yeast
Hydrogen peroxide
Water
Ammonium chloride (5 pound bag)
Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
Graduated cylinder
Scale
Coffee filters
Stopwatch
Styrofoam cups
2 Thermometers
2 one-teaspoon measuring devices
2 one-tablespoon measuring devices

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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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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