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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|
|Introduction to Biodiversity||Students in this lesson will learn to different organism characteristics through recordings and shared observations.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Introduction to a Riparian Zone||In this lesson students will be introduced to the functions of a riparian zone ecosystem. Students will brainstorm ideas for creating a riparian zone model that they will build upon throughout the unit.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Insect Tea Party||Students in this lesson will about organism traits, behavior, and habitats through one-on-one conversations with fellow students.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)|
|Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)||In this lesson plan, students learn about industrial and manufacturing engineering (IME). Students will revise and create IME lessons and learn about lean manufacturing processes.||Engineering||High School (9-12)|
|Icebreakers||An interactive activity for students to get to know each other.||Team Building||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|I'm in Danger||In this lesson students play a role-playing game to illustrate the wide ranging effects of listing a species under the federal Endangered Species Act.||Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering||Elementary (4-5)|
|Hydraulics with Syringes||In this lesson, students will brainstorm and build a functional mechanical arm that uses hydraulic systems to perform different tasks.||Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Hungry, Hungry Macros||In this lesson students learn about the feeding strategies of macroinvertebrates by conducting an experiment using two functional groups (shredders and grazers).||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Human Population Density||Students in this lesson learn about population density, specifically in humans, and determine the population density in 5-8 state in the United States.||Biology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Home, Home in a Stream||In this lesson students will create stream ecosystems that focus on the differences between riffle, run, and pool ecosystems, while hypothesizing which macro invertebrate they would expect to find in each stream environment.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|