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Terrarium-Investigating the water cycle in a 1 or 2 liter bottle. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This guided inquiry investigation will show students how water moves through the water cycle, and how it affects plant life.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle

Investigating Rotation: Why Is There Day and Night? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a classroom activity in which students will observe, question, and investigate the relationship between the sun and the earth and how that relationship causes day and night.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Investigating Atmospheric Pressure with a Cup, Straw and Water part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a reinforcement lab activity where students experiment with ways to get water to flow out of a cup and up a straw causing an imbalance in the atmospheric pressure surrounding the water.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

High and Low Pressure part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a hands on lesson where students will explore high and low air pressure.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Mystery Material: Is it a solid or a liquid? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation of a "mystery material" where students have to determine whether the substance is a solid or a liquid. This activity can be done as part of an earth science or chemistry lesson.

Subject: Geoscience: Chemistry:General Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology

Watershed: Exploring Run-Off and Infiltration in the Classroom part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom based inquiry activity where students will observe how water changes when it is moved through a variety of different mediums. Eventually, the students will take this model to the larger ideas of watershed in the community.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Environmental Science

Investigating Earth and Moon Surface: Impact Craters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students use a simple model of the moon to do an experiment to see how impact craters are formed. The lesson worksheets are differentiated and students are put into pre-determined teams by ability to conduct the experiment.

Subject: Geoscience: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Earth History: Crayon Rock Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a classroom activity in which students develop understanding of the rock cycle using wax crayons to model the processes that form the 3 types of rock; sedimentary, igneous & metamorphic.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Observing,Comparing and Classifying Rocks part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activitiy is a lab experience where students observe, compare and classify rocks. Close examination of a variety of rocks reveals their differences and can also spark questions regarding their origins.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Investigating Soil Composition - Soil Soaks Up Water part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom quick lab where students explore sand, soil, and water in relation to absorption and permeability.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Hydrology



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