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Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)

Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
Scientific Method Lab Stations Activity (Differentiated)
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SNAPs Lab Stations are laboratory activities that require students to use science, math, literacy, problem-solving and engineering skills. These labs are designed to enhance students' understanding of scientific concepts and help students apply scientific ideas to the real world.

Download the FREE SNAPs Lab Stations Best Practices and Setup Guide to learn more about implementing SNAPs Lab Stations in your classroom.

About SNAPs Lab Stations
SNAPs labs 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

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.

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.

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. Suggestions for projects that work best for this 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:
• 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

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 30% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 35% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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