Science Icons drawn on chalk board

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 Titlesort ascending Lesson Summary Subject Grade Level
Community Strengthening This lesson focuses on activities that help students engage with one another, as well as a larger network of students from SMILE clubs around the state during challenge events. Family Math & Science Night Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Collecting and Preserving Insects Students in this lesson will learn to preserve, collect, store, and catalog specimens. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Classification of Insects Students in this lesson will experience the challenge of classifying living, and variable things. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Chemical Reaction Powered Car In this lesson students will learn about chemical reactions and design a car powered by chemical reactions (the reaction of baking soda and vinegar). Chemistry, Engineering Elementary (4-5)
Carbon Footprint This lesson will help students understand the effect of their life choices on their carbon footprint and how they might lower it. Bioenergy, Ecology High School (9-12)
Carbon Cycle Game In this lesson students learn about the carbon cycle through a carbon cycle game. Biology, Climate Change Elementary (4-5)
Build a Boat for Scientific Research Students in this lesson will build a boat for scientific research. Engineering, Physics Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Bringing Back the Dinosaurs - A Case Study Students will research scientific arguments, engage in debate and reach a conclusion about the reintroduction of dinosaurs into the world. Biology, Engineering Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Brewing for Bioenergy In this experiment students observe and measure evidence of chemical changes caused by fermentation, and the challenge of producing ethanol and other biofuels from cellulosic materials. Bioenergy, Chemistry Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
BrainSTEM Game In this lesson students will be test on previous knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and math as it relates to bioenergy. Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Middle School (6-8)