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Investigating Sound: Using Open Tubes To Demonstrate Beat Notes part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Open tube resonators of nearly identical length produce sound waves with frequencies very close together. The difference between the two frequenciesy is the beat note frequency heard when two resonators (musical intruments)are slightly out-of-tune.

Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Acoustics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration

Incompressibility of liquids part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Discrepant event used to introduce hydraulics and Pascal's Principle

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Fluid Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration, Activities:Classroom Activity

Investigating joints: Naming and identifying joints in the human body part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short Description: This activity is a classroom investigation of human joints. Students will identify joints and use their science notebooks to record their findings using drawings and words.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Biology:Anatomy & Physiology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Catapults: controlled investigations part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a controlled investigation of a catapult system.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Projectile Motion
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Beginning Scientific Inquiry with Water Kits part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a scientific investigation focusing on inquiry after using the Foss Water Kit. The students will pose a question, create a procedure and produce a poster showing their findings.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, , Physics:Fluid Mechanics:Surface Tension
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity

Power Generation Town Council part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an opportunity for students to explore civil government and to present what they have learned about electric power generation in a persuasive manner

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Comparing the Simple Structure of Plant and Animal Cells part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to identify and compare the basic parts of a plant and animal cells. This activity consists of several steps over a period of several days. It includes student use of microscopes for observations and journals to collect data to identify and classify the basic parts of plant and animal cells. The assessment has an individual component and uses student work.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

What is a Bird? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a mini-lab for primary students to identify the unique characteristics of birds.

Grade Level: Primary (K-2)
Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity

Sensory Butterfly Garden part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an activity in which students use their senses to describe their garden. This is a guided inquiry lesson.

Grade Level: Primary (K-2)
Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Investigating Speed and Velocity part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students will conduct an investigation on speed and velocity by designing a roller coaster model.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

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