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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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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