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# Velocity and Acceleration Lab Stations Activity

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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.

Velocity and Acceleration Lab Stations Activity Learning Objectives
1. Calculate velocity and acceleration.
2. Determine relationships between velocity and acceleration.

Science Skills Station
Students will conduct investigations so to determine an object’s velocity and acceleration. Students will measure the object’s distance and time traveled. With these measurements, they will calculate the object’s velocity and acceleration.

Narrative Station
Students will read an informational text about velocity and acceleration. Students will also analyze data in graphs so to determine the relationship between distance and time for an object with constant velocity and constant acceleration.

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

Problem-Solving Station
Students will study and evaluate the design of racecars. They will learn how engineers and drivers manipulate scientific principles so to increase the velocity and acceleration of a car. Students will further those manipulations so to design even faster racecars.

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.

• A pre-lab assignment and post-lab reflection
• Directions and questions for each lab station
• Student recording sheets
• Teacher Key

Baseball (or like-sized ball)
Meter Stick or Tape Measurer
Stopwatch
2 calculators
1 Computer or Tablet

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 Forces and Motion Lab Stations Bundle
• Save 35% with the Forces and Motion Unit Bundle
• Save 35% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Lab Bundle
• Save 40% with the Integrated Science Lab Bundle
• Save 45% with the Earth, Life or Physical Science Complete Curriculum
• Save 50% with the Integrated Science Complete Curriculum
Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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