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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

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

Chromatography: Who Wrote the Note? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lesson has students solving the mystery of a note by conducting chromatography. They will test different washable markers and see that different marker colors are made up of various pigments. They will compare and contrast the note chromatography with other chromatography results from a variety of markers.

Subject: Chemistry

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

What's the Temperature? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short Description: This activity is a daily lab where two students read a thermometer and identify the cloud type for a week. They record it on the board first and we all record it in our journals. A graph of the entire year is also completed and we can analyze the data as we go. We get two new "scientists" each week and we do it all year. I start the first week of school.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

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 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

Investigate Chemical Changes - What are some signs of chemical change? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom lab activity that demonstrates chemical change in a dramatic way using a few inexpensive, easily obtainable materials.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry

How Wind Affects Various Objects part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a center investigation where students learn about wind force using a fan/wind tunnel and objects.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Growing Crystals--Physical and Chemical changes part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom lab where students will conduct a controlled activity resulting in the growth of salt crystals, showing a dramatic physical change.

Subject: Chemistry