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The Science of Collisons: Using Newton's Laws in Forensics & the Courtroom part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a forensic based physical science inquiry investigation where students collaborate in groups and use observations to determine how Newton's Laws of Motion are applied in finding evidence in a car and truck trailer accident. Their evidence will be used in a presentation to verify consistency in police and witness reports to support the plantiff or defendent in the court case.

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.

Cartesian Diver Race part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activiy with cartesian divers introduces the gas laws in a high school chemisry class.

Investigating Newton's 3rd Law: Coin Flick part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a structured inquiry for students to observe how Newton's 3rd law of motion which states that to every action there must be an equal reaction. By flicking a set # of coin into a row of coins they will observe the force of the impact being passed along until the last coin flies off when no other coin prevents it from moving.

Chemical Reactions: Investigating Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an inquiry-based investigation where students discover the indicators of chemical reactions (endothermic and exothermic) by collecting data and using that data to develop a testable question for further experimentation.

Investigating best amount of water to fly a bottle rocket part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This learning experience is where students launch a bottle rocket and compare how long the bottle was in the air to how much water is placed in the rocket.

Balloon Rockets in 1D part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this structured inquiry activity students will work in groups/ teams to build a balloon rocket of their own design. The rocket will race in one dimension and require that they apply their knowledge of position, time, and velocity.

Physical and Chemical Properties of Water part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a method of tying a multitude of physical (and chemical) properties together showing what makes a substance unique and identifiable. This activity is a great way to lead the students into developing their procedures, their further investigations, and yet giving them the feeling of responsibility and ownership for their learning.

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.

Using and Creating a Dichotomous Key part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity allows students to investigate classification and create their own dichotomous key. Discussion will include classification of items in everyday life.



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