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Think-Pair-Share Analysis of the Operation of a Metal Detector part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
The activity presents a Think-Pair-Share analysis of a metal detector including a simulation.

Science on a Skateboard - Applications of Newton's Third Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
A think, pair, share activity with Socratic questioning to help students begin to understand rocket propulsion.

Just Sort It! An Activity for Algorithm Development part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to develop an algorithm than can be executed by others from the development team's written description of the algorithm.

Context-rich problem for cooperative group problem solving - Electric Force part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context-rich problem for electrostatics in an introductory physics class. The instructional setting uses cooperative group problem solving.

Investigating motors and magnetism. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an activity where students build a motor, learn motor operation and theory, interpret their understanding through troubleshooting, and develop a new, experimental question related to the motor. One follow-up activity would be coupling their motor to a fan blade or other axle to convert electrical energy to magnetic energy into mechanical motion for real world application.

Investigating Pendulums: Calculating the Effect of Mass, Length, and Angular Displacement on Period part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This physics lab activity is an introduction to Simple Harmonic Motion, utilizing the variables of mass, length, and angular displacement to determine their effect on period. Acceleration of gravity is calculated and the results of manual data collection and Vernier LabPro data collection are compared.

Detect a Magnet's Field part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a physics lab to detect a magnet's field.

Investigating Motion - Graphing Speed part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This introduction to motion activity has students exploring speed and acceleration using a wheeled office chair and rope to pull a student a given distance and record the time. The results are graphed and different outcomes are predicted when variables are changed.

Sponge Lab: Experimenting With Absorption part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity allows students to brainstorm investigable questions, conduct an experiment, and communicate the results related to our invertebrate animal study; specifically sponges and absorption. (Lesson is based on an original activity from "Porifera's Porosity", Holt Science and Technology - Animals, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 2002, pages 50-51.)

4th Grade Students Investigate Electric Circuits Through Construction and Illustration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade science students use a computer download to explore electrical circuits and to generate illustrations of electrical circuits for physical models built in class

Bumps and Buckles: A Lesson on Motion part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided discovery where students gather information on how to add a seat belt to a clay figure that is sitting on top of a toy car. The clay figure should stay in place when it hits a speed bump placed after a ramp.

Measuring and Graphing Toy Water Animal Growth part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an guided inquiry based lesson where students measure and graph data on a two-coordinate graph the growth of a toy animal submerged in water over a period of time.

Investigating How to Create a Stronger Electromagnet part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided inquiry investigation where students will propose a question on what makes an electromagnet stronger. They will conduct a controlled experiment to answer their own question.

Rotational Motion: Various Spools: Investigating Moment of Inertia and Torque part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this physics lab, students investigate the effects of different sizes of spools on the effect of torque and moment of inertia.

Magnets and Electricity - Creating Magnetism with Electricity part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This cooperative classroom activity will allow students to apply their knowledge of magnetism and electricity. The students will create a circuit that lights a flashlight bulb and simultaneously practice the skills of prediction, observation, inferrence, recording, investigation and communication.

Investigating Motion With Marbles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Through the use of marbles, this investigative experiment gives students the opportunity to learn about motion.

Construction of a Complex Machine Through Classroom Collaboration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Successful completion of this cooperative learning activity requires the active involvement of the individual, the small group and the entire classroom (collaboration). The goal is to make a simple task as complicated as possible by constructing a single complex machine.

Marble Stop part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom investigation where students test the impact track shape has on vertical distance of a rolling object.

Investigating Sound: Vibrations are the Source of Sound part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom activity where students use the inquiry method to answer the question "How is sound made?" by observing different sound producers and coming up with their own conclusion.

Investigating Sound: Using pipe music to understand pitch and length. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom experiment where students learn about sound. Students will use musical instruments to explore the relationship between length and pitch.

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