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Bowling Balls: Will they Sink or Will they Float? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students investigate whether a bowling ball will float or sink in an aquarium of water after measuring the ball and determining the density. This is meant to be an investigative inquiry of the concepts of density and significant figures.

Subject: Physics:General Physics:Measurement/Units, Mathematical Physics, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter

Bowling Balls: Will they Sink or Will they Float? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students investigate whether a bowling ball will float or sink in an aquarium of water after measuring the ball and determining the density. This is meant to be an investigative inquiry of the concepts of density and significant figures.

Subject: Physics:General Physics:Measurement/Units, Mathematical Physics, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter

Flame Test part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an observation lab where students observe the colors emitted by various metal ions in salt solutions.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Atomic Structure

Two Dimensional Motion and Conservation of Energy part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Lab investigating conservation of energy and projectile motion.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Work and Energy

Newton's Second Law: Constant Force Applied to a Skateboarder part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a physics lab in which students generate distance vs. time graphs for skateboarders of different masses being pulled with various values of constant force. Students develop procedures, record and graph data, and analyze the data in light of Newton's 2nd law.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Newton's Second Law

Investigating Motion: Understanding Frame of Reference part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this lab activity, students observe and describe motion from different frames of reference and measure the time for the motion. They analyze their findings and develop a working definition of "frame of reference".

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Relative Motion

Investigating Changes of State: Chemical and Physical Changes part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students explore and identify chemical and physical changes by observing a variety of changes in matter in lab stations and through the making of butter and pancakes.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry

Sorting Our Way to pH part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This elementary classroom lab activity investigates the importance of classifying objects, not only visually, but based on the chemical makeup of an object as well.

Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases

Indicator Indi-Gator part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
The students will investigate how one liquid will change the color of another.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases,

Investigating Isotopes: Using M&M's as a Model for Calculating Average Atomic Mass part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an indoor structured inquiry lab activity where students will use various types of M&Ms as a model for isotopes. Students will design a procedure to determine average atomic mass.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Atomic Structure

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