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
Birds In this lesson students will learn about birds, their habitat, adaptations, and begin to identify birds. Biology Elementary (4-5)
Bioenergy Research Posters Students will research, plan, create and present a poster about a renewable energy source, preferably a form of biofuel or bioenergy. They will have several club meetings to create the poster, then display and present it at Family Math & Science Night. Bioenergy, Chemistry, Energy, Family Math & Science Night Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Bioenergy Farm Game In this lesson students learn about the pros and cons of various biofuel crops. How these crops help or hurt the environment, and how a farmer benefits from growing biofuel crops. Bioenergy, Biology High School (9-12)
Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack In this lesson students will make artificial leaf packs to create a model habitat for freshwater macroinvertebrates to determine which organism are present in each microhabitat. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Biodegradable Plastic Students learn what bioplastics are and what some of their many applications. Students will create their own biodegradable plastic using corn-based ingredients.  Bioenergy, Chemistry, Family Math & Science Night Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Beyond The Volcano In this lesson students will model volcano processes and conduct authentic geologic practices. Geology Middle School (6-8)
Analyzing Insect Data Students in this lesson will analyze biodiversity data, and make inferences about local biodiversity. Biology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Analyzing a Leaf Pack In this lesson students will examine the leaf packs created in ‘Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack’ lesson to discover which macroinvertebrates live in their local stream ecosystem. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
All About Owls In this lesson students learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations of owls, and how these adaptations help them survive. Students will also learn how these adaptations affect what they eat. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Acidification Demo In this lesson students observe first hand CO2 being absorbed into water. Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)