Science Icons drawn on chalk board

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)