Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity

Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity
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SNAPs Lab Stations 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. 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

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• Download the FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Setup Guide for best practices, signage and editable grading rubrics

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A description of the activities at each station in this particular lab is detailed below.

Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives

1. Identify the steps of the scientific method.

2. Competently use the scientific method so to achieve reliable and accurate data.

Science Skills Station

At this station, students will be provided a testable question. From this question, they will form a hypothesis and plan an investigation that will answer the question. They will identify variables and create a table to record the data. Students will not actually perform an investigation.

Narrative Station

At this station, students will read about two different experiments. They will cite textual information to answer questions about the experiments. They will analyze data in a table and graph and evaluate whether the experimenters make valid claims (conclusions) from the data collected.

Assessment Station

At this station, students will answer questions about key terms and ideas relating to the scientific method. Students will have to use lower, mid and higher order thinking skills to answer these questions.

Problem-Solving Station

At this station, students will define problems with two particular experiments. They will develop solutions so to improve the reliability and accuracy of the data collected during the experiments. In one experiment, students will evaluate possible solutions put forth by the experimenters.

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.

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

The concepts and skills addressed in this product align with the NGSS Nature of Science eight major themes. This product addresses themes that extend the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts across grades 3-5 and 6-8. These practices are outlined in Appendix F and H at http://www.nextgenscience.org/get-to-know.

This download includes:

• Differentiated pre-lab assignment and undifferentiated post-lab reflection

• Differentiated directions and questions for each lab station

• Differentiated student recording sheets

• Teacher Key

Additional Materials Required:

5 Dirty pennies

1 Bottle of water

1 Small bottle of white vinegar (the smallest you can find)

1 Small bottle of dish soap (travel size)

1 Laundry stain remover (such as a Tide™ stick or Oxiclean™ spray)

1 bottle all-purpose or bathroom cleaning spray

1 Toothbrush

1 Cotton ball

Box of tissues

Differentiation

Stations in this laboratory are differentiated for upper elementary and middle school students. There are two versions of the pre-lab, science skills station, narrative station, assessment station and problem-solving station. The ”basic” version is designed for upper elementary students. The “intermediate” version is designed for middle school students.

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• All rights reserved by Stephanie Elkowitz.

• This product is to be used by the original purchaser only.

• Intended for classroom and personal use only.

• Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited.

• This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view.

• Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Total Pages
42 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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