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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)|