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Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water

M & M Decay part of Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This is a simulation of radioactive decay which illustrates what a half-life is and explains some of the challenges involved with radiometric dating. Pennies or other cheap coins can be substituted for M&Ms if ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation part of Examples
In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biology:Evolution

Translation simulation part of Examples
This module introduces students to the basics behind translation of a messenger RNA sequence into protein. In addition to text and movies, there are interactive shockwave animations that allow students to move ribosomes and tRNAs to perform translation.

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology

Blue Skies & Sunsets part of Examples
This conceptual model explains why skies are blue and sunsets are red.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation, Atmospheric structure and composition

Projectile Motion and Gravity part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a mini lab where students see the effects of gravity on objects falling from a resting state and objects projected out from the same level.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics

Make a Model Fossil part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a combination outdoor/indoor lab where students will collect natural materials from the environment and use them to create both a mold and cast model of a fossil. Students will learn how a fossil is formed and why scientists use models to help them understand how things work and develop.

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology

Animal and Plant Cell Models, Research, 9 M X 9 M Construction, and Cell Tour given to Life Science Students. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students build a 9 M X 9 M model of an animal or plant cell with cell organelles inside it and give cell tours to Life Science students. May be done as two large groups, or a whole class project.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Structure

Eye Dropper Rockets part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lab activity is designed to have students use their knowledge of balancing and identifying chemcial reactions and apply it in a fun and interesting way!

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions

Watersheds Urban and Rural part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students build a model of a watershed, apply water to the model, and explore what happens when elements of the watershed are changed.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

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