- Teacher Resources
- 2017 Middle School Challenge
These lessons cover STEM topics for grades 4-12. Many of them include options for advanced students. Additionally, the lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards.
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|Lesson Title||Lesson Summary||Subject||Grade Level|
|Symbiosis||Students in this lesson will learn about symbiosis and the three subtypes. Students will also learn about the relationship between microalgae and their host cnidarians, what coral bleaching is, and how climate change affects coral reef systems.||Biology, Climate Change||High School (9-12)|
|System Thinking: Emergent Properties||Students in this lesson will learn about the emergent properties of a system.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Team Building||In lesson students will learn to apply their knowledge and problem solving skills to strengthen their team building skills.||Team Building||Middle School (6-8)|
|Team Building and Critical Thinking Games||In this lesson students learn critical thinking and team building skills.||Team Building||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Team Building II||In this lesson students learn to boost team energy by building teamwork in fun and interactive ways.||Team Building||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Team Building III||In this lesson students participate in a plethora of team building activities.||Team Building||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Team Building IV||Students in this lesson expand their team building skills through the Classification Game, and One Question Game.||Team Building||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Thermal Expansion||In this lesson students learn about how warming waters affect the ocean ecosystem.||Biology, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|Think Like a Beaver||Students in this lesson will learn create a model beaver dam and demonstrate changes in the ecosystem community pre-and-post dam.||Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Trees or Solar Panels||In this lesson students will evaluate energy options available in the area, and use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to make energy decisions.||Renewable Energy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|