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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

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

Sinking Water: A Connection With Glaciers, Ocean Currents and Weather Patterns part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lesson has activities where students will learn about buoyancy and explore how hot water rises and cold water sinks. As an extension and real-life application, students will see that glacial run-off is occurring at a rapid pace and the cold glacial water could potentially change ocean currents thus influencing global climates.

Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change