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- 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|
|3-D Learning and NGSS||This lesson covers 3-D Learning and Next Generation Science Standards||Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Acidification Demo||In this lesson students observe first hand CO2 being absorbed into water.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|All About Owls||In this lesson students learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations of owls, and how these adaptations help them survive. Students will also learn how these adaptations affect what they eat.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Analyzing a Leaf Pack||In this lesson students will examine the leaf packs created in ‘Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack’ lesson to discover which macroinvertebrates live in their local stream ecosystem.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Analyzing Insect Data||Students in this lesson will analyze biodiversity data, and make inferences about local biodiversity.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Beyond The Volcano||In this lesson students will model volcano processes and conduct authentic geologic practices.||Geology||Middle School (6-8)|
|Biodegradable Plastic||Students learn what bioplastics are and what some of their many applications. Students will create their own biodegradable plastic using corn-based ingredients.||Bioenergy, Chemistry, Family Math & Science Night||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack||In this lesson students will make artificial leaf packs to create a model habitat for freshwater macroinvertebrates to determine which organism are present in each microhabitat.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Bioenergy Farm Game||In this lesson students learn about the pros and cons of various biofuel crops. How these crops help or hurt the environment, and how a farmer benefits from growing biofuel crops.||Bioenergy, Biology||High School (9-12)|
|Bioenergy Research Posters||Students will research, plan, create and present a poster about a renewable energy source, preferably a form of biofuel or bioenergy. They will have several club meetings to create the poster, then display and present it at Family Math & Science Night.||Bioenergy, Chemistry, Energy, Family Math & Science Night||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|