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Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems

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

Visualizing Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
The activity walks the students through the processes of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Respiration, Photosynthesis

String Scientific Notation/Metric System Demonstration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.

Subject: Physics, Mathematics, Geoscience, Chemistry, Biology

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

Best Edible Model of a Cell Contest part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is designed to help students understand the structures and functions of the cell by building a model. The students must also do an oral presentation explaining their model to the class.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Structure

An Introduction to and Investigation on Keystone Species part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a project in which students research keystone species and report on specific species to the class.

Subject: Biology:Ecology