This is the ultimate in science skills review. You could use this for physical science, physics, or even chemistry. These are skills used for each of those subjects. There are 6 stations that include differentiated activities to help all students succeed and enjoy the day. Below is a description of each station:
Station #1: Secret Admirer Chromatography
Students read through the background information of chromatography, what it's used for, and the general types of mixtures. The scenario goes that a student receives a letter from a secret admirer with a stack of mystery pens and a clue that says "find me". Students use chromatography, collecting data, measurements, and calculating Rf factors to match their pen to the unknown and identify the pen that was used.
Station #2: The Metal of Cupid's Arrow
Students begin by reading a tutorial on density, including a QR code and URL for a video about the origin of Cupid and his arrows. After the background information, students conduct a density lab to identify the material of the unknown cubes. After collecting data, students calculate density, identify accuracy and precision, and calculate percent error.
Station #3: Recipe Conversion
For this stations, students are given a recipe of chocolate cherry fudge. The scenario goes that they are to make enough of the fudge to provide each student of the class with 2 pieces. Students will then calculate conversions for each ingredient based on unit and amount needed for batches.
Station #4: Valentine's Reading
For this station, students read a passage regarding the science behind falling in love. They will answer comprehension questions, watch a Ted talks video about crushes, and summarize. Students can access the video by either QR code or URL.
Station #5: Graphing
Students will read through proper graphing techniques and rules. After the tutorial, students will analyze a graph and answer mathematical based questions, as well as, determine the independent and dependent variables.
Station #6: Get Creative
Time for some fun and all the feels! Students will be provided with a template for a Valentine's day card and asked to decorate, come up with a sentiment (science related is encouraged), and deliver it to some one special. There is even a list of ideas for who to make a card for...not just crushes.
The prep for the teacher is minimal and you can tailor the stations to meet your needs. For instance, if you want to spend a couple days completing all 6 stations that great, if not, just assign a few for a day. It's up to you.
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