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Accuracy and Precision Lab (with measurement and density) part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this lab exercise, students practice correctly using measurement tools, recording data, calculating density, using significant figures, and exploring the concepts of accuracy and precision.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry, Physics:General Physics:Mathematical Physics, Measurement/Units, Mathematics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Metric Converstion at a Glance part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.

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

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

Measuring and Graphing Toy Water Animal Growth part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an guided inquiry based lesson where students measure and graph data on a two-coordinate graph the growth of a toy animal submerged in water over a period of time.

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

Famous Scientists part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lesson is a presentation of famous scientist throughout history where the students will learn and take notes about the contributions and discoveries made in science.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Mathematics, Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Classroom Phenology: Using the Environment as a Source of Data and Observations part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom and schoolyard investigation where students collect daily temperature and precipitation readings, weather observations, and weekly phenology reports in a phenology binder and in nature journals. Students then analyze this data and compare to recorded values in the Weatherguide calendar.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)
Subject: Mathematics, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity

Who Lives Here? : Investigating and Sorting Schoolyard Insects part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students collect bugs using homemade pit traps, sort them into groups, and then graph their results.

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

Study of student precision using volumetric glassware part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lab is an activity designed to demonstrate to students the importance of the proper use of lab equipment. Also to demonstrate how math can be used as a tool for analysis of data.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Chemistry, Mathematics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

How high is BIG? - using an astrolabe part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Use an astrolabe to measure the height of objects, and see seasonal changes over time.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Environmental Science, Mathematics, Geography, Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Field Activity, Classroom Activity

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