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Lenses Image Formation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a laboratory investigation where students observe images produced by concave and convex lenses, and how light travels through the lenses.

Subject: Physics:Optics:Geometrical Optics
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

The Science of Puddles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation of puddles where students gather data and record their findings.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases, Chemistry, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Geoscience
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing

Investigating Characteristics of Enzymes and the Factors that Affect Their Function. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This classroom lab allows students to develop skills of the scientific method while exploring the characteristics of enzymes.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions, Biology:Molecular Biology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Learning About Bird Migration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom introduction to bird migration. Students will acquire new vocabulary, sharpen their map skills, and discover the scientific reasons some birds migrate.

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

Sink or Float? Inquiry Investigation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students explore and experiment with various objects to find which materials will float or sink. They record predictions and results, and generate ideas about the properties of materials that float or sink.

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

Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading.

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

Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.

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

GSS based data analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will write and present a paper which consists of a review of literature and an empirical/statistical test of the relation between specific variables in the field of social stratification.

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

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Subject: Fine Arts
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills

Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity introduces the students to the usefulness of quantitative material in studying and writing about socially-conscious literature.

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



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