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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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)
Habitat Lesson In this lesson students will learn about owl habitat and survival requirements through a game to simulate owl survivability. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Growing Bioenergy In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to plant a poplar tree and discuss the uses and growth of poplar trees for bioenergy technologies. Bioenergy, Biology Middle School (6-8)
Growing Algae for Fuel In this lesson students will explore research themselves by growing algae using waste water (made with fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering Middle School (6-8)
Green Building Design Using Google SketchUp In this lesson students use software to build a simple structure from and then add their own “green” additions. Engineering High School (9-12)
Generations of Biofuels Students will learn about the three generations of biofuels. They will learn how they are produced, their advantages and disadvantages, and the marketability of each fuel through this discussion-based activity. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)