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How To Grow The Tallest Plant part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an activity where students learn about inquiry by designing an experiment on bean plants with the goal of growing the tallest plant. Students work in groups to plan the growing conditions of the control and three experimental plants. Students collect data for about three weeks and analyze their data to see if their hypothesis is correct or not. The end product can be a report presented in a number of ways.

Subject: Biology

Investigating Germination in Plants: An Inquiry Approach to Germination Growth in Pet Plants part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab activity where students grow two radish seeds, and manipulate a variable that may affect the germination time and growth of the radish seed.

Subject: Biology

Investigating oranges - How many sections are inside? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is an investigative lab to provide students with an opportunity to practice observation skills and develop cooperative group proceedures.

Subject: Biology

Genomic DNA Isolation (from human cheek cells) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
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Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology

Osmosis Eggs part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a lab activity where the students are using the scientific method to observe the process of osmosis. The students will be writing a formal report with their results.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Membrane Transport

Brine Shrimp Inquiry part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This classroom lab is a guided practice for inquiry using brine shrimp as the subject to be investigated.

Subject: Biology:Ecology

Seeds to Plants: How to Grow a Plant part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab investigation where students gather data on a seed or seeds that have been planted per their own design.

Subject: Biology

Designing an experiment to test the rate of photosynthesis part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection: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.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Metabolism:Photosynthesis

Save an Animal Board Game - Impact of Human Activity or Natural Disasters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This student activity engages the students' thinking by listening to a story, brainstorming ideas in small groups about how human activity or natural disasters could possibly impact an animal's environment, and then reinforcing that thinking using a board game called Save an Animal.

Subject: Geoscience, Biology

Investigating Osmosis using water and gummy bears part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom lab where the students gather data on the affect water has on gummy bear candies and develops an experiment based on a new question regarding a not plain water solution. Students will perform calculations and graph their results.

Subject: Biology:Cell Biology:Cell Processes:Membrane Transport

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