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Calculating Air Resistance using the Monte Carlo Method part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will discover the terminal velocity to mass relationship and use this information to calculate the air resistance constant. They will evaluate the accuracy of their lab using the Monte Carlo method.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Gravity

Designing an experiment to test the rate of photosynthesis part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab where students design an experiment to test the rate of photosynthesis. Students will analyze data,write a report using the scientific method, and apply results to current environmental issues.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Photosynthesis

Investigating Ions: Copper Topping part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this chemistry experiment, students will learn the fundamentals of copper plating (without using electricity) and if desired, extend the activity using different variables.

Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions

Save an Animal Board Game - Impact of Human Activity or Natural Disasters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This student activity engages the students' thinking by listening to a story, brainstorming ideas in small groups about how human activity or natural disasters could possibly impact an animal's environment, and then reinforcing that thinking using a board game called Save an Animal.

Subject: Geoscience, Biology

Investigating White Light: What colors make up white light? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation of what colors make up white light. Students will explore through two different hands-on activities.

Subject: Physics:Optics

Temperature-Volume Relationship of a Gas part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This investigation uses the relationship between volume and temperature to reinforce the ideal gas law. It also uses the data collected to find absolute zero.

Subject: Physics:Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics:Gas Law, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Gas Laws

Specific Heat part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics:Heat

Mixtures, Solutions and Saturation: Testing Household Materials part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a laboratory extension where students test and collect data on two kitchen materials in the categories of solubility, saturation, chemical reaction and weights. Thus, giving students opportunity to reinforce skills already learned.

Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Mixtures, Solutions, & Compounds

Bacteria Growth Inquiry: Bodily Bacteria and Healthy Hygiene Habits part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this inquiry activity, students generate investigable questions to explore the link between hygiene/cleanliness and bacteria growth/population. The students will present their conclusions, and video clips containing additional information will be discussed.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health

Calculating the Speed of Sound part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity enables students to calculate the speed of sound in a laboratory setting.

Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves