- 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|
|Earthquake Engineering and Design Challenge||In this lesson students design, build, test and improve a structure to withstand an earthquake.||Engineering, Geology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Earthquake Triangulation Activity||In this lesson students will learn how to determine the distance of an earthquake from seismic stations using the difference in primary and secondary waves from the earthquake.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Earthquakes||In this lesson students will understand what happens during earthquakes and their relation to plate tectonics.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Egg Catcher||In this lesson, students will learn about the iterative process of engineering to design egg catcher.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8)|
|Electricity, Circuits and Magnetism OH MY!||In this lesson, students are introduced to electricity and simple circuits.||Energy, Engineering||High School (9-12)|
|Electrochemistry: Harnessing Electricity From Chemical Reactions||In this lesson students will learn about electricity and circuits, and then power a small LED with a potato using pennies and screws.||Chemistry, Energy, Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Engineering Design Challenges||This lesson focuses on the engineering design process. Students will learn to ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve designs on a multitude of activities.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8)|
|Enzymes and Bioenergy||This activity explores the function of cellulase and its limitations, specifically time-dependence.||Bioenergy, Biology||High School (9-12)|
|Exoplanet 1061||The object of this game is to build a society where you maintain enough food, water, and energy to grow your population and advance your technologies, while managing waste buildup, surviving natural disasters, and other events that befall your community.||Bioenergy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Facility Design||In this lesson students apply industrial and manufacturing processes to design a zoo facility.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|