Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Water Quality part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to water quality. The students will go out into the field to do testing and observing. Then students will design an investigation to begin at the site. They will choose another site to test back at school with samples brought in by the teacher.
First Class Levers part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an investigative activity to introduce the topic of levers, it should be done in an area with many different work surfaces including tables and open floor areas (lunch room or gym would be ideal). Students will be given various objects to investigate how levers work and why they might be useful. They will write their observations in their journals to be discussed as a large group during the next lesson.