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Using Inquiry to Discover Stream Formations In a Small Stream part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an inquiry based field investigation where students measure and map a small stream and then develop an understanding of the formation of a variety of small stream features.

Investigating Ordering Planets: Math Connections and Number Sense in Science part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This set of activities is designed to help students develop an understanding of scale/distance and ordering the planets from the sun, understanding Earth's position in the solar system, and developing new ways of determining "order."

Investigating Earth materials: Collecting and Classifying part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field collection investigation where students gather earth materials and make observations about their collection that leads them to discuss the nature of Earth surface and how it is changing.

Investigating the Geologic Time Scale: Creating posters to Display Trends in Geologic Time part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This observational inquiry activity involving careful descriptions of rocks and fossil including age will be used to create a scalar accurate geologic time scale. Students will observe and learn that the geologic time scale was created based on changes in fossil, rock, and atmospheric changes.

Impact of Natural Disasters on the Earth part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a student based inquiry looking at various natural disasters and their impact.

Uncovering Plate Tectonics part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided investigation into the process of plate tectonics and resulting features. It's a look at the resulting effects which we see as volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountains.

Mapping Your World part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigative introduction to mapping. Students create maps and determine important map features.

Safe Water Unit part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity could be part of a bigger theme under pollution. The activity could be the water part and the bigger focus could contain all other types of pollution.

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.

The Nature of the Land Around Us part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will follow the scientific method for self discovery of the nature of the land around the school to then determine as a class what plants and grasses would flourish in the area.

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