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Sensory Butterfly Garden part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an activity in which students use their senses to describe their garden. This is a guided inquiry lesson.

Plant Science Inquiry: From Seed to Flower part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a first grade life science activity where the students practice inquiry skills by developing questions about seeds, planting them and noting details about how they change as they grow.

Investigating the water cycle "snow fun" part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students collect snow in a cup, predict how much water will be in the cup when the snow melts. Students are exposed to evaporation as the water "disappears" over time and try to stop this from happening.

The Five Senses - Differentiated Lesson for ESL/Special Needs Students part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This guided inquiry activity is designed to help students understand that people get all of their knowledge from their senses, and that is why our senses are so important.

Magnify It part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to a magnifying glass as a science tool.

Exploring the Properties of Liquids, with an emphasis on density part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity provides for small group investigation of the properties of different liquids leading to the discovery that liquids are different in many ways, including density. Students would be led to a very beginning understanding of density.

Tracking and predicting the weather part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity teaches students weather terminology, how to interpret weather data, and make a weather prediction based on that data.

"Stained Glass Glue" part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation where students explore the properties of color and light, using mixtures of common everyday materials.

Exploring Rocks: Rock Identification and The Rock Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a class lab activity in which students will observe unknown rocks and learn about how they fit into the rock cycle.

Seasonal Changes of a Tree part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a year long project observing the changes in a specific tree. It includes using all the senses in the observation and making two different booklets to record what we observe. It also includes several picture story books that enhance the lesson.



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