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Cartesian Diver Race part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activiy with cartesian divers introduces the gas laws in a high school chemisry class.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics:Gas Law, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Gas Laws
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Bowling Balls: Will they Sink or Will they Float? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students investigate whether a bowling ball will float or sink in an aquarium of water after measuring the ball and determining the density. This is meant to be an investigative inquiry of the concepts of density and significant figures.

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

Bowling Balls: Will they Sink or Will they Float? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students investigate whether a bowling ball will float or sink in an aquarium of water after measuring the ball and determining the density. This is meant to be an investigative inquiry of the concepts of density and significant figures.

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

Investigating Motion: Calculating and Graphing Students Walking Speed part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on their motion and how it compares to another person.

Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Motion in One Dimension
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Trends in Alkane Boiling Points part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation into the relationship between alkane length and boiling points. Students develop a mathematical model of this relationship and use it to make predictions and error analysis.

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

Lichen Hunt--Identifying and Classifying Lichens by their Physical Characteristics part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided inquiry where students will find their own lichen and classify it into one of three categories. They will collect, analyze, and present their finding to the class.

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

Bernoulli's Balloons part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle using balloons and and pop cans. Real world concept of lift can be applied to an airplane demonstration.

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

How do light bulbs work? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a guided inquiry in which the students determine how a light bulb works.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Physics:Electricity & Magnetism
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

Flame Test part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an observation lab where students observe the colors emitted by various metal ions in salt solutions.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Atomic Structure
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Using line transects to determine interrelationships between vegetation type and small mammal activity. part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Using quadrats along line transects in two different habitats, students will gather data which will provide evidence that shows the interrelationships between vegetation types and small mammal populations

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity