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# NGSS MS-PS2-5 Electric Field 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-PS2-5. 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.

Electric Field Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Verify that an invisible electrical field surrounds an electrically charged particle or object.
2. Illustrate electric field around and between electrically charged particles with field lines.
3. Explain how electric field changes as distance from an electrically charged object increase.
4. Evaluate the use of electromagnetic induction.

Science Skills Station
At this station, students will conduct investigations with a plasma ball. Students will use the plasma ball to visualize an electric field and confirm that electric field can extend invisibly, but not indefinitely, into space.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read informational texts about electric field. Students will learn about the relationship between electric force, electric field and electricity. They will also create illustrations of an electric field around and between electrically charged particles using electric field lines.

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

Problem-Solving Station
At this station, students will apply the engineering design process to evaluate a scientist’s homemade electrostatic precipitator – a device that filters smoke and other particles out of the air using electric fields. They will explain the scientist’s design using concepts about electric fields. They will also critique the design, make suggestions to improve the design, provide suggestions for additional use and consider how the electrostatic precipitator compares to traditional air filters.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Suggestions for projects that are best suited for this particular lab are included. 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

2 Computers or tablets
1 Plasma globe (any size)
1 Fluorescent light bulb (any shape or size)
1 ruler

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• The FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about my labs
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