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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|
|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)|
|Marine Osteoporosis||In this lesson students learn about the effects of acidic oceans on certain marine organisms and the causes of ocean acidification.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|Mice and Munchies||In this lesson students will explore interrelationships and adaptations between prey and predators. Students will also determine features of competition between animals in aa habitat.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Micro-crossbow||The Sonic Micro Crossbow is a great project for kids ages 4 and up.||Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Microbial Fuel Cell||These activities will help you walk your students through two major principles involved in fuel cell creation. They will learn what a battery is and how energy can come from in living organisms.||Bioenergy, Chemistry, Energy||High School (9-12)|
|Nanocrystalline Solar Cell||In this lesson students will construct and learn about nanocrystalline solar cells.||Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy||High School (9-12)|