- 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|
|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)|
|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)|