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MS-PS2-2 Net Force & Newton's Second Law of Motion Lab Stations Activity

Product Description
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-PS2-2. 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.

Net Force & Newton's Second Law Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Calculate net force on an object.
2. Apply Newton’s Second Law to describe how net force causes an object to accelerate.
3. Explain that a change in the motion of an object depends on the net force on the object and the object’s mass.

Science Skills Station
At this station, students will calculate net force on an object and how changes in net force affect the motion (acceleration) of an object. Students will plan an investigation that will verify that a change in the magnitude of forces on an object OR a change in an object’s mass will impact the object’s motion.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read one informational text about unbalanced forces and net force. They will read a second information text about Newton’s Second of Motion and how the equation F = ma establishes the relationship between force, mass and acceleration (motion).

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will design and built a catapult that produces enough force in a launched object so that it can knock over an empty soda bottle. Students will manipulate the design of the catapult and the launched object so to achieve this goal.

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

3+ Calculators
Rubber bands (50+)
Popsicle sticks (100)
Plastic spoons
Water bottle tops or small plastic cups (such as to-go containers for condiments)
Empty Soda Bottle
Ping pong ball, Pom-pom (1/2 inch or 1 inch) and small rubber ball (“bouncy” ball)
Tape
Hot glue gun (optional)
Scale
1 computer or tablet

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

Purchasing Options to Save you \$\$\$:
• Save 25% with the Forces and Motion Lab Stations Bundle
• Save 30% with the Forces and Motion Unit Bundle
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• Save 40% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
29 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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