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Sea Floor Spreading II part of Examples
Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features of the North Atlantic.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of Examples
Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC.

Subject: Physics:Astronomy:The Sun, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Orbital patterns, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Solar and terrestrial radiation

Fishing Game: Stella PC and Mac part of Examples
As manager in the fish and wildlife service you are charged with making policy regarding the management of a regional fishery.

Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Biology, Environmental Science:Policy, Sustainability, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources

Salmon Smolt: Stella PC and Mac part of Examples
The Stella Smolts Migration Model focuses on the spring migration of hatchery smolts to the ocean. It may be used to test the relative merits of barging fish or drawing down the reservoirs to help the smolts reach the ocean.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Biology

Investigating Projectile Motion: Predicting Point of Impact part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will understand that projectile motion is a result of two independent motions, horizontal and vertical by reading, problem-solving, and experimentation.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Projectile Motion

Trends in Alkane Boiling Points part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation into the relationship between alkane length and boiling points. Students develop a mathematical model of this relationship and use it to make predictions and error analysis.

Subject: Mathematics, Chemistry:Organic Chemistry

Marshmallow Models part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity will take complex molecules and polyatomic ions the students have learned and construct them out of marshmallows and redhots. This develops understanding in VESPR structures and hybrid molecules.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Bonding & Molecules

Statistical Analysis of Lincoln part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will statistically analyze data gathered in reference to the Abraham Lincoln penny.

Subject: Mathematics, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter