Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
What are communicable diseases and how can we prevent some of them? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will learn that microorganisms can get inside one's body and they may keep it from working properly. Students will complete a KWHL chart to determine prior knowledge. Students will use the KWHL to write questions to explore in the lesson. Through whole group discussion, students will share their observations and their questions. They will play a game to learn about disease characteristics, treatments and possible prevention. Students will learn that vaccinations help to prevent some diseases.
Investigating Sound: Using pipe music to understand pitch and length. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this investigation the student will learn about sound waves and vibration. Students will use pipes to understand that the slower an object vibrates the lower the pitch and the faster an object vibrates the higher the pitch. Next students will use the instruments provided in the FOSS kit to design an experiment that explains why the different pipes have higher and lower pitches.
Investigating joints: Naming and identifying joints in the human body part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this investigation students will use their knowledge of bone structure to study joints. Students will compare mechanical devices to living joint movement to understand how different kinds of joints work (i.e. ball-and-socket, gliding, hinge). Students will also determine where these joints are located in the body. Students will record the information in a science notebook.