- 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|
|Field Investigations||In this lesson students learn about the scientific process through field investigations.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Film Canister Rockets||In this lesson students will make film canister rocket using baking soda and vinegar.||Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Food Webs within a Riparian Zone||In this lesson students will be introduced to the food webs within the riparian zone. They will act out and draw food webs, and begin to build their riparian models.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Fork it Over||In this lesson students will get to make their own biodegradable forks while still trying to maintain utensil strength.||Bioenergy||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|From Salmonberry to Sagebrush||In these lessons students will learn about invasive and non-invasive plants. Students will also learn about the ecoregions of Oregon and the ecology of plants, as well as other topics.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Fuel Comparison||In this lesson students will learn the positive and negative effects of using fossil fuels and biofuels, why fossil fuels are so prevalent, what are some alternatives to fossil fuels, and what can be done to push these alternatives into market.||Bioenergy, Energy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Fueling the Future||In this lesson students will learn about sustainable biofuels that can be produced in the Pacific Northwest for aviation.||Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Renewable Energy||Middle School (6-8)|
|Gel Beads||In this lesson students learn how to create gels from polymers. Students will learn the chemical background of polymers, gels and some every day uses. The background materials cover the chemistry of polymers and gels.||Chemistry||Elementary (4-5)|
|Generations of Biofuels||Students will learn about the three generations of biofuels. They will learn how they are produced, their advantages and disadvantages, and the marketability of each fuel through this discussion-based activity.||Bioenergy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Green Building Design Using Google SketchUp||In this lesson students use software to build a simple structure from and then add their own “green” additions.||Engineering||High School (9-12)|