- 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|
|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)|
|Tsunamis||In this lesson students learn about Tsunami Hazard Mitigation and Engineering. Students will learn about the stages of tsunamis, and the engineering process.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Understanding Batteries and Capacitors||In this lesson students begin to develop an understanding of how batteries and capacitors work by acting out the components of electrical circuits with a disposable battery, a rechargeable battery, and a capacitor.||Energy, Engineering, Physics||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Understanding Ocean Acidification||Students in this lesson will learn about the pH scale, the carbon cycle, using scientific notation, and reading chemical equations.||Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Volcanoes||In this lesson students learn about volcanoes, and how to describe them.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Wave Power and Generators||In this lesson, students will learn about wave energy devices. Identify which devices are best suited for which ocean space, and identify ways that change in device design and impact efficiency.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Whale Jenga||In this lesson on ocean acidification, Whale Jenga, students learn about how changes in the food web might impact the ocean ecosystem.||Biology, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|Wind Energy||In this lesson students learn about wind energy.||Engineering, Renewable Energy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|