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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.

Investigating the Stories of the Land part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students use an inquiry approach to describe the major biomes of Minnesota before taking a look at adaptations that make organisms successful in their environments.

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.

Vector Treasure Hunt part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students work in groups to find a "treasure" using a treasure map with directions written in vector format.

Investigating Evaporation: Determine the variables that affect the rate of evaporation. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation where students gather information about the rate of evaporation, interpret their findings, and apply this knowledge to the water cycle.

Exploring Rocks: Rock Identification and The Rock Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a class lab activity in which students will observe unknown rocks and learn about how they fit into the rock cycle.

Density of Solid Objects part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom experiment where students make observations, state hypothesis and carry out an investigation to draw conclusions.

The Minnesota River Valley Rocks!: An outdoor observational investigation in the landscape and rocks along the MN River Valley part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This outdoor investigation involves students observing, recording, comparing and pondering the differing landscapes and rocks located along a river. Follow-up class sessions involve student generation of investigable questions, student-generated studies with required write-up and a mapping activity.

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.



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