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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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Electrochemistry: Harnessing Electricity From Chemical Reactions In this lesson students will learn about electricity and circuits, and then power a small LED with a potato using pennies and screws. Chemistry, Energy, Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Engineering Design Challenges This lesson focuses on the engineering design process. Students will learn to ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve designs on a multitude of activities. Engineering Middle School (6-8)
Enzymes and Bioenergy This activity explores the function of cellulase and its limitations, specifically time-dependence. Bioenergy, Biology High School (9-12)
Exoplanet 1061 The object of this game is to build a society where you maintain enough food, water, and energy to grow your population and advance your technologies, while managing waste buildup, surviving natural disasters, and other events that befall your community. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Facility Design In this lesson students apply industrial and manufacturing processes to design a zoo facility. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Field Investigations In this lesson students learn about the scientific process through field investigations. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Film Canister Rockets In this lesson students will make film canister rocket using baking soda and vinegar. Engineering Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Food Webs within a Riparian Zone In this lesson students will be introduced to the food webs within the riparian zone. They will act out and draw food webs, and begin to build their riparian models. Biology Elementary (4-5)
Fork it Over In this lesson students will get to make their own biodegradable forks while still trying to maintain utensil strength. Bioenergy Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
From Fossils to Phylogenies BLAST Activity Students will use BLAST to identify species from proteins. Biology, Engineering Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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