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Looking at Clouds: Identifying Cumulus, Cirrus and Stratus Clouds part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity involves student teams classifying clouds into the main categories, making a poster of their findings, having a poster session and learning the vocabulary terms cirrus, stratus and cumulus.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity

Investigating Ordering Planets: Math Connections and Number Sense in Science part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This set of activities is designed to help students develop an understanding of scale/distance and ordering the planets from the sun, understanding Earth's position in the solar system, and developing new ways of determining "order."

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Geoscience, Physics:Astronomy:Solar System, Mathematics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Investigating Variables : Passengers Supported by Lifeboats part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short description This activity is a lab investigation where students develop an investigable inquiry question, construct a fleet of boats, collect data about how many passengers (pennies) each will hold before sinking, interpret their findings, and will share methods and results during a poster session.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Mathematics, Education:Assessment:Oral Presentation
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Guided Leech Activity and Record Keeping in a Science Notebook part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a teacher-directed investigation where students observe leeches, create questions and determine which ones are investigable. Together, teacher and students design and carry out a test for their question and record the information in a science notebook.

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

Investigating Earth materials: Collecting and Classifying part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field collection investigation where students gather earth materials and make observations about their collection that leads them to discuss the nature of Earth surface and how it is changing.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

The Five Senses - Differentiated Lesson for ESL/Special Needs Students part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This guided inquiry activity is designed to help students understand that people get all of their knowledge from their senses, and that is why our senses are so important.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)
Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Magnify It part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to a magnifying glass as a science tool.

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

Inquiry-Teaching Students to Ask Questions That Can Be Investigated part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
During this activity, students will investigate leech behavior. Students will learn to ask a question about leech behavior that can be investigated.

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

Levers: How the Human Body Uses them to its Advantage part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to the concept of levers, the classes, and their parts using the musculoskeletal system.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Biology:Anatomy & Physiology, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education:Assessment:Exam
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity

Flow Characteristics of the Crow River part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students make observations, formulate a question, construct and collect data on that question on stream flow on the Crow River in Central Minnesota

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity