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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
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)