Science Icons drawn on chalk board

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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Lesson Titlesort ascending Lesson Summary Subject Grade Level
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)
Hungry, Hungry Macros In this lesson students learn about the feeding strategies of macroinvertebrates by conducting an experiment using two functional groups (shredders and grazers). Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Human Population Density Students in this lesson learn about population density, specifically in humans, and determine the population density in 5-8 state in the United States. Biology Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Home, Home in a Stream In this lesson students will create stream ecosystems that focus on the differences between riffle, run, and pool ecosystems, while hypothesizing which macro invertebrate they would expect to find in each stream environment. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Harnessing Wind Power Students in this lesson learn about wind power, and design wind blades using the engineering process. Engineering, Renewable Energy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Harnessing Solar Power with K'nex Cars In this lesson, students incorporate problem solving to build a solar powered K’nex car. Engineering, Renewable Energy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)