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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

Walking on Water--How Do Water Striders Do It? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity provides students with a first look at water tension and its role in the life of a water strider.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Fluid Mechanics:Surface Tension, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, , Biology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration

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.

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

Mystery Material part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a guided inquiry investigation for students to determine the state of matter of a mystery material and to make potential real world applications/products for the mystery material.

Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, , Chemistry:General Chemistry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Designing an experiment to test the rate of photosynthesis part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab where students design an experiment to test the rate of photosynthesis. Students will analyze data,write a report using the scientific method, and apply results to current environmental issues.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Photosynthesis
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Investigating Ions: Copper Topping part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this chemistry experiment, students will learn the fundamentals of copper plating (without using electricity) and if desired, extend the activity using different variables.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Subject: , Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, 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.

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

Investigating Ponds and Streams: How clean is our water? part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on ponds and compare the results to determine the quality of the water.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity

The Nature of Sound with a Slinky part of MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom lesson on how a slinky relates to sound waves and how sound waves relate to the human ear.

Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration

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: Activities:Classroom Activity