NGSS MS-PS2-5 Magnetic Field 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-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.

Magnetic Field Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Verify that an invisible magnetic field surrounds a magnet.
2. Illustrate a magnet’s magnetic field with field lines.
3. Explain how Earth behaves like a magnet.
4. Identify and evaluate problems that could arise during a reversal of Earth's magnetic field.

Science Skills Station
At this station, students will conduct an investigation to help them visualize a magnet’s magnetic field. They will observe the magnetic field so to be able to draw a magnet’s magnetic field with magnetic field lines.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read about the magnetic field of a magnet. They will also read about Earth’s magnetic field so to better understand why Earth is like a giant magnet.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will conduct short research to determine the possible effects of a geomagnetic reversal (reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles). They will identify problems that might arise during a geomagnetic reversal and they will evaluate the severity and likelihood that those problems will arise.

Synthesis/Summary Project
Students will have a choice of 11 projects. Suggestions for projects that are best suited for this particular lab are included. It is up to the teacher to control this portion of the lab, and thus, the higher-order skills utilized in this activity. 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 Bar Magnets, 1 Transparency Paper or Film (letter size), Tape, Iron Filings (12 oz. bottle), 1 Small bowl or container (to hold the iron filings), 1 Compass, Rubber Gloves, Letter Size Plastic Bin, 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
• 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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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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NGSS MS-PS2-5 Magnetic Field Lab Stations Activity
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NGSS MS-PS2-5 Magnetic Field Lab Stations Activity
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