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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
Growing Algae for Fuel In this lesson students will explore research themselves by growing algae using waste water (made with fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Middle School (6-8)
Growing Bioenergy In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to plant a poplar tree and discuss the uses and growth of poplar trees for bioenergy technologies. Bioenergy, Biology Middle School (6-8)
Habitat Lesson In this lesson students will learn about owl habitat and survival requirements through a game to simulate owl survivability. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Harnessing Solar Power with K'nex Cars In this lesson, students incorporate problem solving to build a solar powered K’nex car. Engineering, Renewable Energy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Harnessing Wind Power Students in this lesson learn about wind power, and design wind blades using the engineering process. Engineering, Renewable Energy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Home, Home in a Stream In this lesson students will create stream ecosystems that focus on the differences between riffle, run, and pool ecosystems, while hypothesizing which macro invertebrate they would expect to find in each stream environment. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Hungry, Hungry Macros In this lesson students learn about the feeding strategies of macroinvertebrates by conducting an experiment using two functional groups (shredders and grazers). Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Hydraulics with Syringes In this lesson, students will brainstorm and build a functional mechanical arm that uses hydraulic systems to perform different tasks. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
I'm in Danger In this lesson students play a role-playing game to illustrate the wide ranging effects of listing a species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Elementary (4-5)
Icebreakers An interactive activity for students to get to know each other. Team Building Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)