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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
Engineering Design Challenges This lesson focuses on the engineering design process. Students will learn to ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve designs on a multitude of activities. Engineering Middle School (6-8)
Enzymes and Bioenergy This activity explores the function of cellulase and its limitations, specifically time-dependence. Bioenergy, Biology High School (9-12)
Exoplanet 1061 The object of this game is to build a society where you maintain enough food, water, and energy to grow your population and advance your technologies, while managing waste buildup, surviving natural disasters, and other events that befall your community. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Facility Design In this lesson students apply industrial and manufacturing processes to design a zoo facility. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Field Investigations In this lesson students learn about the scientific process through field investigations. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Film Canister Rockets In this lesson students will make film canister rocket using baking soda and vinegar. Engineering Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Food Webs within a Riparian Zone In this lesson students will be introduced to the food webs within the riparian zone. They will act out and draw food webs, and begin to build their riparian models. Biology Elementary (4-5)
Fork it Over In this lesson students will get to make their own biodegradable forks while still trying to maintain utensil strength. Bioenergy Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush In these lessons students will learn about invasive and non-invasive plants. Students will also learn about the ecoregions of Oregon and the ecology of plants, as well as other topics. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Fuel Comparison In this lesson students will learn the positive and negative effects of using fossil fuels and biofuels, why fossil fuels are so prevalent, what are some alternatives to fossil fuels, and what can be done to push these alternatives into market. Bioenergy, Energy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)