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- 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|
|Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)||In this lesson plan, students learn about industrial and manufacturing engineering (IME). Students will revise and create IME lessons and learn about lean manufacturing processes.||Engineering||High School (9-12)|
|Insect Tea Party||Students in this lesson will about organism traits, behavior, and habitats through one-on-one conversations with fellow students.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Introduction to a Riparian Zone||In this lesson students will be introduced to the functions of a riparian zone ecosystem. Students will brainstorm ideas for creating a riparian zone model that they will build upon throughout the unit.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Introduction to Biodiversity||Students in this lesson will learn to different organism characteristics through recordings and shared observations.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Introduction to Graphing||This lesson is designed to help students understand that we are all potential users of data, and that data is something we all give or receive.||Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics||Elementary (4-5)|
|It All Comes Down to Glucose||In this lesson students will conduct experiments to identify glucose, starch, and fat in a variety of foods. They will learn that energy, in the form of glucose, is stored in all plants, and how glucose in some plants are being used to make biofuel.||Bioenergy, Chemistry||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Just-in-Time Manufacturing||In this lesson students learn about just-in -time, push and pull manufacturing through airplane manufacturing.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Lego Shell Building||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|Line Balancing||In this lesson students learn about line balancing to create a finished product.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Living On The Edge||Students in this lesson will play a game to learn about the hazards associated with living around Cascade volcanoes.||Geology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|