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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|
|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)|
|Our Changing Oceans||Students in the lesson learn about our changing oceans, the global carbon cycle, and microorganism’s role in the rise of atmospheric oxygen.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Oregon Volcanoes||In this lesson students will learn how to read topographic hazards maps and explore how Mt. Hood volcanic hazards will affect the surrounding region.||Geology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Oregon Seagrass Beds||In this lesson students learn about surveying seagrass beds in localities along Oregon’s coast.||Biology, Ecology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Optimization Methods||In this lesson students learn about optimization to find the most efficient path to travel to understand optimization and cost reduction.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|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)|
|Ocean Currents, Zooplankton & HAB's||In this lesson, students will use generalized data loosely based on an actual study of harmful algal bloom (HAB) events off the Oregon coast to understand how interpreting patterns from data over many years can help us better understand ocean issues.||Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|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)|
|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: 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)|