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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|
|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)|
|Lunch Box Assembly||In this lesson students learn about industrial and manufacturing engineering by through production and assembly systems.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Macro Feeding Frenzie||In this lesson students will be introduced to feeding adaptations found in aquatic macroinvertebrates. After a short introduction, students will play a game and do an activity to learn more about the functional feeding groups.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Macro Mayhem||In this lesson students to play an exciting game to help them understand how pollution impacts the biodiversity of macroinvertebrates found in a stream ecosystem.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Magnificent Macroinvertebrates||In this lesson students will learn about macroinvertebrates by working in teams to design and build model organism that demonstrate adaptations needed to survive relative to conditions of the stream they will live in.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Making A Mini-landslide||Students explore how landslide severity depends on materials (sand, gravel, lava rock), slope steepness and water content.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|