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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.

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Lesson Title Lesson Summary Subject Grade Level
Electrochemistry: Harnessing Electricity From Chemical Reactions In this lesson students will learn about electricity and circuits, and then power a small LED with a potato using pennies and screws. Chemistry, Energy, Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Engineering a Solution Students will learn about the most prevalent type of marine debris: plastics and microplastics. Engineering, Marine Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8)
Engineering Design Challenges This lesson focuses on the engineering design process. Students will learn to ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve designs on a multitude of activities. Engineering Middle School (6-8)
Enzymes and Bioenergy This activity explores the function of cellulase and its limitations, specifically time-dependence. Bioenergy, Biology High School (9-12)
Exoplanet 1061 The object of this game is to build a society where you maintain enough food, water, and energy to grow your population and advance your technologies, while managing waste buildup, surviving natural disasters, and other events that befall your community. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Eye of the Tiger Students will build confidence in their drawing abilities and develop observational skills and attention to detail. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Facility Design In this lesson students apply industrial and manufacturing processes to design a zoo facility. Engineering Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Fact Checking in an Era of Fake News Students will learn how to identify valid and reputable sources by reviewing a variety of sources, including paper-based and web-based sources of information, using the CRAAP Test. Bioenergy Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Field Investigations In this lesson students learn about the scientific process through field investigations. Biology, Ecology Elementary (4-5)
Film Canister Rockets In this lesson students will make film canister rocket using baking soda and vinegar. Engineering Elementary (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)