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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|
|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)|
|Polymer Chemistry and Biofuels - Bouncy Balls||Students will learn about the use of polysaccharide sugars in the biofuel production process. They will take monomers found in glue and use borax to create a polymer.||Bioenergy, Chemistry||Middle School (6-8)|
|Ponds in Peril||An lesson designed to teach students about global change, food webs, and the scientific process.||Biology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Renewable Wind Energy||In this lesson, students will learn about wind, and wind energy. Students will build a basic wind device.||Energy, Engineering||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Roots and Shoots||Students will design an experiment to measure plant growth rates in the field and gather data to help determine the best crop choice for biofuel production. They will also explore carbon sequestration.||Bioenergy, Biology||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Save the Day||Students use a card game to generate ideas for designs that will help someone in various disaster scenarios.||Engineering||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Save The Penguins||Students in this lesson will learn the broad context of global climate change.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Saving White City's Air Part I||In this lesson students will learn to differentiate thermal conversions of wood to understand the uses of each thermal conversion product.||Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering||Middle School (6-8)|