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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|
|Nature's FBI||In this lesson students will learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers by exploring nurse logs and soil. They will learn about nature’s FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) and add these organisms to their riparian zone model.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Nature's Notebook||In this lesson students will conduct a field investigation on the Douglas fir and apply the scientific process.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Net Force||Students in this lesson will practice planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and using mathematical and computational thinking.||Engineering, Math, Physics||High School (9-12)|
|Nitrogen Cycle Game||Students in this lesson will learn about the nitrogen cycle by participating in the nitrogen cycle game.||Biology, Climate Change||High School (9-12)|
|Ocean Acidification||This lesson emphasizes balance between natural geologic processes and human activities affecting ocean seawater acidity, as measured by pH. Further discussing, how human activities are altering these processes to cause a rapid decline in ocean pH.||Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||High School (9-12)|
|Ocean Acidification Car||In this lesson students find out how the burning of fossil fuels in automobiles can introduce CO2 to seawater causing acidification.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|Ocean Acidification: Building Blocks of the Sea||Students in this lesson will learn about the importance of how human activities influence the chemistry and thus the health of the ocean ecosystems and organisms.||Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Ocean Acidification: Impacts of Carbonated Seawater on Mussel and Oyster Shells||Students in this lesson will focus on understanding the impacts of acidified seawater on mussels and oyster shells.||Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Ocean Acidification: pH and The Ocean's Balance||Students in this lesson will learn to about ocean acidification through the pH scale, and how a small shift in the pH scale represents a much larger shift in the chemical balance.||Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Oil Spill Clean-up||In this lesson students will review BP oil spill and learn about current ways we are cleaning it up.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|