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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|
|Mystery of the Disappearing Pteropods: Dude Where's My Shell||Students will recognize and identify patterns within the population of pteropods, analyze the patterns and create a claim about what is happening||Biology, Climate Change, Marine||Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Nanocrystalline Solar Cell||In this lesson students will construct and learn about nanocrystalline solar cells.||Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy||High School (9-12)|
|Nature's FBI||In this lesson students will learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers by exploring nurse logs and soil. They will learn about nature’s FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) and add these organisms to their riparian zone model.||Biology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Nature's Notebook||In this lesson students will conduct a field investigation on the Douglas fir and apply the scientific process.||Biology, Ecology||Elementary (4-5)|
|Net Force||Students in this lesson will practice planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and using mathematical and computational thinking.||Engineering, Math, Physics||High School (9-12)|
|Nitrogen Cycle Game||Students in this lesson will learn about the nitrogen cycle by participating in the nitrogen cycle game.||Biology, Climate Change||High School (9-12)|
|Ocean Acidification||This lesson emphasizes balance between natural geologic processes and human activities affecting ocean seawater acidity, as measured by pH. Further discussing, how human activities are altering these processes to cause a rapid decline in ocean pH.||Chemistry, Climate Change, Marine||High School (9-12)|
|Ocean Acidification Car||In this lesson students find out how the burning of fossil fuels in automobiles can introduce CO2 to seawater causing acidification.||Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine||Elementary (4-5)|
|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)|
|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)|