Nature of Science Stations! Get students moving and collaborating with these eight stations that focus on nature of science! These nature of science stations focus on the lab report, in particular identifying independent, dependent, and constant variables. The stations also allow students to explore modeling and a controlled experiment. Eight stations will have students doing experiments with a small amount of materials, as well as making a model with a small amount of materials. Read what each station entails below!
Station One - Students will read a hypothesis and identifying independent, dependent, and constant variables.
Station Two - Students will analyze a lab report and answer critical thinking questions about the report.
Station Three - Students will read a story about the three little pigs. In this story, the three little pigs set up an experiment about the structure of wee little houses. The students will fill in the blanks as they read the story.
Station Four - Students will create a model using a shoe box, cardboard, and a marble.
Station Five - Students will read a story about a controlled experiment. Students will answer questions as they progress through the story.
Station Six - Students will conduct an experiment using the supplies a the station.
Station Seven - Students will create their own testable question, hypothesis, and write a procedure for how they would conduct this experiment.
Station Eight - Students will conduct an experiment using the supplies at the station.
Supplies Needed To Be Supplied At Stations:
3 letter envelopes, 2 washers, string, 2 matchbox cars (or toy cars), small ramp (could be a book set up on an elevated area), stop watch, 2 shoe boxes, tape, 2 small pieces of cardboard
These stations take 3-4 days to complete depending on how long your class periods are.