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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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|Lesson Title||Lesson Summary||Subject||Grade Level|
|Roots and Shoots||Students will design an experiment to measure plant growth rates in the field and gather data to help determine the best crop choice for biofuel production. They will also explore carbon sequestration.||Bioenergy, Biology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Renewable Wind Energy||In this lesson, students will learn about wind, and wind energy. Students will build a basic wind device.||Energy, Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Ponds in Peril||An lesson designed to teach students about global change, food webs, and the scientific process.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Polymer Chemistry and Biofuels - Bouncy Balls||Students will learn about the use of polysaccharide sugars in the biofuel production process. They will take monomers found in glue and use borax to create a polymer.||Bioenergy, Chemistry||Middle School (6-8)|
|Plate Tectonics||In this lesson students will identify the three general categories of plate boundaries recognized by scientists: convergent, divergent, and transform.||Geology||Middle School (6-8)|
|Paper Towel Science Project||Students in this lesson will learn about absorbance, capillary action, cohesion, and adhesion.||Biology, Chemistry, Physics||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Packing Peanuts for The Future||In this lesson, students learn the differences in packing peanuts (polystyrene and starch) and the pros and cons of each.||Bioenergy, Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Owl Pellets Part II||In this lesson students learn about owl pellets, compare the bines fund in the investigation charts, and determine what and how many prey items were eaten by their owl.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Owl Pellets Part I||In this lesson student will gain an understanding of owls as predators, their eating habits, and the pellets they produce. Students will examine owl pellets to draw conclusions about eating patterns.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Out of Sight Out of Mind||In this lesson students will get to bury their newly made utensils and other utensils to compare the degradability of each product.||Bioenergy||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|