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Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Density Of A Penny part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
A lab where the students study the density of pennies. They will discover the limitations of measurements and the value of multiple trials.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter,
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Subject: American Studies, Sociology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

Subject: Political Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Group Work

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject: Psychology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Communication Skills, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing

Mary Anning: An artistic look at the "Princess of Paleontology" part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lesson is a classroom activity where students learn about paleontologist Mary Anning, briefly learn about sedimentary rock, and complete observation drawings of Platteville Limestone fossils.

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Evaporation: Investigating factors that affect it part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect it.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Focused Observation: Recording Information Seen on a Hike. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom and field study activity where students learn how to record focused observation.

Subject: Biology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing

Investigating Clouds: How do clouds form? What are the different types of clouds? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This plan involves observing and labeling clouds and conducting an experiment on how clouds form.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing

Exploring Effects of Oil Spills on Birds part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity allows children to explore the effects of oil spills on birds.

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing



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