Types of Forces Lab Stations Activity

Types of Forces 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 does not address a specific Next Generation Science Standard, but it complements concepts related to other NGSS. This lab combines the three dimensions of science learning - science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. This laboratory also makes interdisciplinary connections to STEM, Math CCSS and ELA CCSS to build the appropriate skills.

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.

Types of Forces Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Identify different types of forces.
2. Categorize forces as a contact or noncontact forces.
3. Solve everyday problems by manipulating forces.

Science Skills Station
At this station, students will classify examples of forces. Then they will plan an investigation that will help them categorize those forces as attractive and/or repulsive (a “push” and/or a “pull”) forces.

Narrative Station
At this station, students will read informational texts about force and types of forces. Students will answer questions about force and create a graphic organizer to help categorize forces as contact or noncontact.

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

Problem-Solving Station
At this station, students will identify and solve problems that have to do with forces. Students will be presented with different scenarios. In each scenario, students will identify a problem and explain how that problem can be solved by manipulating forces.

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:
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:
This lab does NOT require any additional materials.

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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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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