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Investigating Starch in Foods part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom experiment where students gather data on which foods contain starch. They use observation and develop their own hypothesis to create a question they would like to discover about starches.

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

Investigating Wolf Behavior part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom investigation of wolf behavior where students use observational evidence to identify and describe wolf pack structure.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Visualizing Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
The activity walks the students through the processes of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Respiration, Photosynthesis
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom 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.

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

Investigating Insects in Nature part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students collect insects to analyze, observe, and classify

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

String Scientific Notation/Metric System Demonstration part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics, Mathematics, Geoscience, Chemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Building A Protein part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a hands-on activity to assess the students understanding of peptide and disulfide bonds formed during protein synthesis. Students demonstrate the process of dehydration synthesis by combining amino acids through peptide bonds creating molecules of water, and one protein amino acid strand. It can also be used to assess students understanding of the process of translation.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry:Organic Chemistry, General Bonding & Molecules
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration, 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.

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

Making Observations and Drawings part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is designed to help students understand the importance of observations in science. It encourages them to work on the skill of observation and communicating those observations to others in the process of scientific inquiry.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Classroom Activity

Energy Pyramids in different Biome Locations part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity involves student research on the Internet to create a PowerPoint presentation showing the various parts that make up a biome (abiotic & biotic factors).

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

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