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Investigating Motion: What Causes Objects to Move? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a structured inquiry into why objects move and why some objects move farther than others. Students will make predictions on how far an object will move when blown on, blow on the objects, measure the distances they moved and record their findings.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Parachutes and Air Resistance part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a hands-on lesson that shows how air resistance affects how things move and how air is all around objects.

Subject: Physics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

What makes things move? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an inquiry approach to teaching what force is. Students will learn what push, pull, gravity, and friction are.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity

Seeds to Plants: How to Grow a Plant part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab investigation where students gather data on a seed or seeds that have been planted per their own design.

Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Our Big Backyard part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students venture out into their own backyard to observe and record data on living things and see how these things change throughout the seasons.

Subject: Mathematics, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Classroom Activity

CRUMBLING ROCKS - observing and describing rocks part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom hands-on , active learning lesson where students observe and describe a familiar item, to help them observe and describe the physical characteristics of rocks.

Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Bumps and Buckles: A Lesson on Motion part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided discovery where students gather information on how to add a seat belt to a clay figure that is sitting on top of a toy car. The clay figure should stay in place when it hits a speed bump placed after a ramp.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Solid and Liquid Density Investigation part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will explore with solids and liquids to discover what density is. Students will be involved in small group experiments and a full group experiment. Observing, predicting, exploring and discovering are all included in this lesson.

Grade Level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter,
Resource Type: Activities: ActivitiesClassroom Activity

YOU are a scientist part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will discover that everyone can be a scientist.