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Making Bath Salts for Mother's Day, a Primary Chemistry Lesson part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided discovery where students make chemical mixtures using sodium, learn about the Periodic Table, view salt under a microscope, and have a final result of bath salts for the bathtub

Subject: Chemistry

High and Low Pressure part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a hands on lesson where students will explore high and low air pressure.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Investigating Atmospheric Pressure with a Cup, Straw and Water part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a reinforcement lab activity where students experiment with ways to get water to flow out of a cup and up a straw causing an imbalance in the atmospheric pressure surrounding the water.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Molar Volume of a Gas Determined via a Reaction between Magnesium and Hydrochloric Acid part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an indoor lab for use with Vernier gas pressure sensors that allows students to experimentally determine the molar volume of a gas and ideal gas constant.

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

Determining the color of nitrogen dioxide through inquiry: a demonstration of LeChatlier's principle. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an inquiry lab where students observe the effects of temperature change on nitrogen dioxide gas, a common component of polluted air, to determine its color.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions:Stoichiometry

Mystery Material: Is it a solid or a liquid? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation of a "mystery material" where students have to determine whether the substance is a solid or a liquid. This activity can be done as part of an earth science or chemistry lesson.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology

Watershed: Exploring Run-Off and Infiltration in the Classroom part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom based inquiry activity where students will observe how water changes when it is moved through a variety of different mediums. Eventually, the students will take this model to the larger ideas of watershed in the community.

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science

Genomic DNA Isolation (from human cheek cells) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
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Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology

Investigating Earth and Moon Surface: Impact Craters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students use a simple model of the moon to do an experiment to see how impact craters are formed. The lesson worksheets are differentiated and students are put into pre-determined teams by ability to conduct the experiment.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Earth History: Crayon Rock Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a classroom activity in which students develop understanding of the rock cycle using wax crayons to model the processes that form the 3 types of rock; sedimentary, igneous & metamorphic.

Subject: Geoscience