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Inquiry: How herbs change based on growing conditions part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will create and investigate testable questions about how basil changes based on growing conditions.

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.

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.

Investigating soil acidity: Comparing pH and buffering capacity of various soils part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students investigate soil pH differences and buffering capacity as it relates to acid rain, interpret and present their findings, and develop a new, experimental question.

Discovering Nature in our Neighborhood: An Investigation of Natural Communities around Our School part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this unit, students make regular journal entries about a plant/animal/insect community in the natural area around our school and use this to create a Non-fiction Class Book. They also interview family/resources to discover, record and present stories about human relationships with nature from their culture(s).

Discovering the Effect Mining has on Land part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an investigation where students observe what happens to land after it is mined. Students will create a hypothesis, observe their model, conclude what happens to land after it is mined, and discover the role humans play in land conservation.

Investigating the Water Quality of the Root River in Lanesboro, MN part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students collect and design an experiment to identify the water quality of a section of the North Branch of the Root River in Lanesboro, MN. The investigation is done in collaboration with Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.



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