- 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|
|Birds||In this lesson students will learn about birds, their habitat, adaptations, and begin to identify birds.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Bloom in a Bottle||In this lesson, students will conduct different experiments to learn about the best mixtures compounds for phytoplankton growth.||Biology, Climate Change||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|BrainSTEM Game||In this lesson students will be test on previous knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and math as it relates to bioenergy.||Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering||Middle School (6-8)|
|Brewing for Bioenergy||In this experiment students observe and measure evidence of chemical changes caused by fermentation, and the challenge of producing ethanol and other biofuels from cellulosic materials.||Bioenergy, Chemistry||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Build a Boat for Scientific Research||Students in this lesson will build a boat for scientific research.||Engineering, Physics||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Carbon Cycle Game||In this lesson students learn about the carbon cycle through a carbon cycle game.||Biology, Climate Change||Elementary (4-5)|
|Carbon Footprint||This lesson will help students understand the effect of their life choices on their carbon footprint and how they might lower it.||Bioenergy, Ecology||High School (9-12)|
|Chemical Reaction Powered Car||In this lesson students will learn about chemical reactions and design a car powered by chemical reactions (the reaction of baking soda and vinegar).||Chemistry, Engineering||Elementary (4-5)|
|Classification of Insects||Students in this lesson will experience the challenge of classifying living, and variable things.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Collecting and Preserving Insects||Students in this lesson will learn to preserve, collect, store, and catalog specimens.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|