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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. Another resource is the Common Core Standards for Oregon.

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Investigating the GMO Controversy Students investigate the societal controversy surrounding the AquAdvantage Salmon, one of the GMO applications they learned about in Lesson 2. Biology, Ecology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Introduction to Graphing This lesson is designed to help students understand that we are all potential users of data, and that data is something we all give or receive. Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics Elementary (4-5)
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)
In the Belly of a Whale Students work in groups to simulate the feeding methods of the humpback, right, and gray whales. Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
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)