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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
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)
Community Strengthening This lesson focuses on activities that help students engage with one another, as well as a larger network of students from SMILE clubs around the state during challenge events. Family Math & Science Night Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Coral Reef Diversity In this lesson students are introduced to coral reef ecosystems to learn the importance of coral and adaptations coral has made to live in a unique habitat. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Coral Skeletons In this lesson students learn how coral shells are formed and the impact of climate change has had on coral reef ecosystems worldwide. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Cost Management In this lesson students will use LEGOs to design the most cost effective airplane without compromising on function. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Culminating Lesson In this lesson students demonstrate their understanding of just-in-time manufaturing, facilities layout design, and design for manufacturability. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Design for Manufacturability In this lesson students will learn about design for manufacturability through redesign to develop an understanding of designing for manufacturability. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Designing Engineers In this lesson students will develop an understanding of the NGSS engineering design process in classroom activities. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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