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Greenhouse Effect Lab part of Cutting Edge:Teaching Activities
In this lab, students measure temperature changes inside soda bottles (one with CO2 added, the other with only air inside) as incandescent light is shined on them to model the Greenhouse Effect.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect

Accuracy and Precision Lab (with measurement and density) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this lab exercise, students practice correctly using measurement tools, recording data, calculating density, using significant figures, and exploring the concepts of accuracy and precision.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry, Physics:General Physics:Mathematical Physics, Measurement/Units, Mathematics

Testing alkalinity in water systems (simulation) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This investigation is a laboratory activity in which the alkalinity of 2 types of substrates (carbonate vs. non-carbonate) are compared on the basis of titration. Students will reflect on the relationship of alkalinity and toxic heavy metals.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

Investigation of Pitch & Rate of Vibration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an activity demonstrating how pitch varies using water bottles, and allows students to investigate pitch further with rulers, straws, and water bottles.

Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves

Motion of a Mass on a Spring part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab where students make measurements of a mass on a spring and work through appropriate calculations dealing with simple harmonic motion.

Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Oscillations

Exploring Work and Energy part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is used to explore the difference between work and energy.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Work and Energy

Seeds to Plants: How to Grow a Plant part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab investigation where students gather data on a seed or seeds that have been planted per their own design.

Subject: Biology

Bending Light part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity will allow students to see light bending. The students will be able to calculate the amount of bend or refraction that occurs with various mediums.

Subject: Physics:Optics:Geometrical Optics

Where shall we go swimming? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a water study investigation showing how biotic and abiotic factors are influenced by human activity.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

Building 3D Models of Atoms part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a hands-on building of atoms of elements 1-20.

Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Atomic Structure

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