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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.

Inquiry-Teaching Students to Ask Questions That Can Be Investigated part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
During this activity, students will investigate leech behavior. Students will learn to ask a question about leech behavior that can be investigated.

"Mystery and the Unknown": Teaching Inquiry Through Aquatic Exploration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a longer project that involves using inquiry to find out what kinds of aquatic animals live in our school pond. Students use direct observation, journaling, outdoor classroom techniques, research skills, collaboration, and service learning to learn about their question.

Electric Circuits - Guided Inquiry part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a series of lab activities where students complete experiments for open, closed, series and parallel circuits.

Exploring Sound: Length Makes a Difference part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this introductory physics lab activity, students explore the sounds made by the free-end of a ruler vibrating off the end of a desk.

Investigating Acids and Bases: Strong vs Weak part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an extension to standard labs that have students generate a pH curve from strong acid/strong base data. Students are asked to predict and test how the the titration end point will shift when titrating vinegar (a weak acid) with NaOH (a strong base).

Paper Helicopters: Variables and Experimental Design part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an experimental investigation in which students use paper helicopters to examine types of variables and how to manipulate variables in experimental design.

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.

Eggs and the Equinox part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students test the question, "Do eggs balance on the equinox?" Students develop their own procedure, analyze their data and come up with their own conclusions.



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