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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.

Making your own Cola - Investigating Mixtures part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an extension activity following a unit study on mixtures and solution. Students will use variables to create a unique cola formula and present their findings.

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.

Molar relationships: Observing a single displacement reaction part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity investigates the molar conversions used in a single replacement reaction between copper and iron.

Inquiry: Using an Egg Drop Activity to Promote Critical Thinking and Analysis Skills part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this hands-on inquiry activity, students will design and construct an apparatus that will permit an egg to survive a nine foot fall. Students are given limited materials, so they must critically think about the design and improvise strategies during the building of the apparatus

States of Matter part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab investigation where students observe the four states of matter. At the end of the investigation students should be able to know that the differences among the physical states depend on the distance between the atoms or molecules and on the rate of movement of the atoms or molecules. And, that pressure and temperature control these two factors.



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