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

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

Exploring A Decomposition Community part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity allows elementary students to construct a decomposition column in order to observe the relationship between living systems and energy sources.

Subject: Biology:Ecology

Investigating Buoyancy: Calculating the Maxium Load of a Ship part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lab activity allows students to apply their knowledge of Archimedes' Principle by calculating the maximum buoyant force that a ship can produce.

Subject: Physics:Fluid Mechanics

Adjusting Your Water Heater to Conserve Energy part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
- In this lab-based activity the students will use their knowledge about the law of conservation of energy to explain the loss of heat by warm water to cold water. Then, the students will use these concepts to design and carry an experiment to determine the unknown temperature of a hot water sample.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics:Heat

Heat Transfer part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an exploration of heat and color where students will graph water temperature to compare a black can, a white can, and a plain can.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics:Heat,

Magnetism and Sound: Creating Your Own Headphones part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
After the unit on Electricity and Magnetism, students are given the opportunity to experience practical applications of the concept as they construct their own headphones and listen to music from their I-pods.

Subject: Physics:Electricity & Magnetism