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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|
|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)|
|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)|