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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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Lesson Titlesort ascending Lesson Summary Subject Grade Level
Line Balancing In this lesson students learn about line balancing to create a finished product. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lego Shell Building Biology, Climate Change, Ecology, Marine Elementary (4-5)
Just-in-Time Manufacturing In this lesson students learn about just-in -time, push and pull manufacturing through airplane manufacturing. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
It All Comes Down to Glucose In this lesson students will conduct experiments to identify glucose, starch, and fat in a variety of foods. They will learn that energy, in the form of glucose, is stored in all plants, and how glucose in some plants are being used to make biofuel. Bioenergy, Chemistry Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Isle Royale, Not Battle Royale Students interpret historical data from the Island Royale study, watch recent news clips, and engage in a debate whether or not to introduce wolves to the island. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
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)