Joan McKinnon

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Investigating Macroinvertebrates: How Clean is Our Lake? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This 3-part lesson begins with a field activity beside a lake or stream where students collect and identify macro invertebrates. During the second and third portions of the lesson, students conduct research to answer questions that they have regarding the macro invertebrates that they have identified and then based on the types of macro invertebrates found make a general determination of the cleanliness of the lake.

A Bug's Life: Under A Rock! part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a biology lab investigation where students create habitats to observe decomposers in a controlled setting.

Sorting Our Way to pH part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This elementary classroom lab activity investigates the importance of classifying objects, not only visually, but based on the chemical makeup of an object as well.