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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

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

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:Photosynthesis, Respiration

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